Listen, Learn, And Empathize

In the jarring aftermath of an ongoing national tragedy, I am using this sports writing platform to exclusively highlight powerful black voices. These are leaders; these are profound and wise athletes, journalists, Americans, and most important, humans. Please listen, learn and empathize. 

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar –

Michael Jordan –

Stephen A. Smith –

Floyd Mayweather –

Magic Johnson –

LeBron James –

Tiger Woods –

Stephen Jackson –

Bomani Jones –

Jemele Hill –

Shannon Sharpe –

About Jackson Pappin 50 Articles
Jackson Pappin is a freelance writer. A 2018 WSU Edward R. Murrow College of Communication alumni, he writes fiction, journalism, columns, essays and poetry. His work has been published in Anastamos, The Oregonian, The Spokesman Review, The Seattle P.I. Reader Blogs, The Daily Evergreen, The Central Circuit, LandEscapes and at the Spectra Art Gallery. His writing is available at

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