Washington Post writer Ben Strauss asks if Bomani Jones can be a star at ESPN as the sports leader undergoes seismic programming changes.
Bomani Jones created the url ILOVEJOSHALLEN.COM, which directs people to Jones’ ongoing fundraising page that highlights the prevalence of #diaperneed in the US and his call to support the National Diaper Bank Network.
The donations came about as a result of comments critical of Bills’ quarterback Josh Allen that aired on ESPN’s The Right Time with Bomani Jones podcast. Bills fans raised more than $10,000 in donations to the Buffalo diaper nonprofit.
THE NATIONAL DIAPER BANK NETWORK RESPONSE:
As a follow up to their article in Vanity Fair, Hank Willis Thomas and Bomani Jones discuss race and the appropriation of the Black body in art, sports, and advertising. Hank Willis Thomas is a conceptual artist working primarily with themes related to perspective, identity, commodity, media, and popular culture. For over 15 years, Bomani Jones has written on sports, music, culture, and politics for a variety of online and print publications.
Our Houston guest is ESPN’s Bomani Jones. Bomani spent a large chunk of his childhood in Houston and talks about what that was like. He compares Houston to other places he’s lived and what makes it unique. Also, Randy asks about his background in Economics, teaching college, and they get into some basketball-related subjects, specifically around James Harden.
In this week’s Parting Shots on Outside the Lines, Bomani Jones to discuss the importance of tennis star Naomi Osaka using her platform to speak out on societal issues. Hear why he admires Osaka’s stand for social justice and racial awareness after the latest controversial shootings of unarmed citizens.