J's Lunch Counter - Episode 4 (August 5, 2016)


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Episode 4 finally steps away from the presidential election and the Donald Trump Hillary Clinton saga and instead brings you an important, fun conversation on athletes and their roles in social activism especially on issues of the day including race and black lives matter. Jonah is joined by Junis Baldon, and introduces the audience to his good friend Renaldo Dorsett, sportswriter and editor of 10thYearSeniors.com and co-host of the 10thYearSeniors Podcast. The three take on a host of issues involving the influential figures in our sports world, the role and responsibility they share in using their platform to advance social causes, and the factors that exist to keep athletes from speaking out. We look deeper into the recent efforts of NBA superstar Carmelo Anthony and his involvement with Black Lives Matter, the responsibility of Lebron James, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony at the 2016 ESPY Awards, how these men compare to NFL legend Jim Brown and boxing legend Muhammad Ali from the iconic Ali Summit in 1967 in Cleveland, OH. They also discuss the imagery of the 1968 Mexico City Olympics and whether we can expect to see that magnitude of protest again. This is PART 1 of a 2 Part conversation, so be sure and tune in next week for the conclusion of the show!

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