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Retired NBA great Charles Barkley calls out Black sports figures and celebrities for anti-Semitism

By MARCY OSTER

(JTA) — Former NBA star and current analyst Charles Barkley has become the latest sports star to speak out against anti-Semitism among Black celebrities.

“Listen, DeSean Jackson, Stephen Jackson, Nick Cannon, Ice Cube,” Barkley said in a video tweeted out by NBA on TNT, where he serves as a studio analyst during pre-game and halftime shows. “Man, what the hell are y’all doing? Y’all want racial equality....

Washington NFL team owner Dan Snyder accused of tolerating ‘hostile’ workplace where harassment flourished

By BEN SALES

(JTA) — Washington football team owner Dan Snyder created a hostile workplace where sexual misconduct could flourish, several former employees have charged.

A Washington Post investigation of claims of sexual harassment by former team employees, published Thursday, detailed what the paper called a culture of “relentless sexual harassment and verbal abuse that was ignored — and, in some cases, condoned — by top team executives.”

None of...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jemele Hill call out anti-Semitism in the Black community

(JTA) — In the wake of a string of high-profile controversies involving the likes of rapper Ice Cube and NFL player DeSean Jackson, two more prominent Black commentators have called out anti-Semitism in the Black community this week: NBA Hall of Famer-turned columnist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and sports journalist Jemele Hill.

In his latest column for The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday, Abdul-Jabbar argues that there has been a “shocking lack of...

Now on DeSean Jackson’s post-pandemic schedule: Visiting Auschwitz with a Holocaust survivor

(JTA) — NFL star DeSean Jackson, who last week apologized for posting anti-Semitic quotes attributed to Adolf Hitler and Louis Farrakhan, accepted a Holocaust survivor’s invitation to visit Auschwitz together.

Jackson, a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, accepted the invitation Saturday during a Zoom conversation with Edward Mosberg, 94, from New Jersey.

Mosberg, who chairs From the Depths, a Holocaust commemoration group, proposed the call following an outcry over...

Julian Edelman invites DeSean Jackson to have ‘uncomfortable conversations’ about anti-Semitism and Black Lives Matter

(JTA) — New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman invited fellow NFL star DeSean Jackson to have “uncomfortable conversations” about anti-Semitism and hatred against Blacks.

Edelman was responding to recent posts by Jackson attributed to Adolf Hitler, which Jackson later removed and apologized for, and the reaction to them, including calls for him to be cut by the Philadelphia Eagles.

In an Instagram video, Edelman offered to accompany Jackson to the U.S....

NFL star DeSean Jackson posts and later removes anti-Semitic quotes attributed to Hitler on his Instagram story

By MARCY OSTER

(JTA) — NFL star DeSean Jackson posted quotes on social media attributed to Adolf Hitler and Louis Farrakhan, but the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver removed them a day later and posted an apology following pushback.

One of the two Hitler quotes posted Monday accuses “white Jews” of having a “plan for world domination.” He later added to the post that he has “no hatred” toward the Jewish...

SF Giants manager Gabe Kapler plays video games to stay sharp as he waits for baseball season

By MARC BRODSKY

(JTA) — Like the rest of the world, San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler is on hold waiting for his life to resume. But he’s trying to make sure the sitting around prepares him for a Major League Baseball season he hopes will take place.

Kapler is playing video games, specifically “MLB The Show 20,” to keep his managerial mind sharp amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“It’s just...

Saints legendary kicker Tom Dempsey is dead from COVID-19 complications

By ALAN SMASON

Tom Dempsey, an unlikely hero with half a foot, but a full heart that made him a champion for legions of New Orleans Saints fans, died on Saturday from complications of COVID-19. He was 73.

The professional kicker, who established a 43-year-old record for the NFL’s longest field goal in history, succumbed to the physical ravages of respiratory failure brought on by the novel coronavirus and from...

More firsts for Yeshiva U men’s basketball: 2 All-Americans and the National Coach of the Year

(JTA) — In a history-making season for the Yeshiva University men’s basketball team, here are a couple more firsts: two players named All-America, including one on the first team, and a coach chosen as national Coach of the Year.

The players are Ryan Turell, a sophomore guard from Los Angeles who was chosen as one of the top five players in the country, and Gabe Leifer, a senior forward from...

More firsts for Yeshiva U men’s basketball: 2 All-Americans and the National Coach of the Year

By MARC BRODSKY

(JTA) — In a history-making season for the Yeshiva University men’s basketball team, here are a couple more firsts: two players named All-America, including one on the first team, and a coach chosen as national Coach of the Year.

The players are Ryan Turell, a sophomore guard from Los Angeles who was chosen as one of the top five players in the country, and Gabe Leifer, a...