peacePeace and Blessings Family,
Why did the Negro League die?
Why hasn't there been more like efforts, given that black men overwhelm professional sports?
The NBA, NFL, etc., are primarily white owned entities, yet they'd fail without black players ... (i think).
So why hasn't there been a primarily owned black entity doing the same, successfully?
I know i'm not the only one that has thot of this ... so what's up ... anyone know?
Thanks in advance.
It's like with Hip hop that turned into 'Rap'. They are called rappers NOW, but back in the day they referred to themselves as MC's.
The white boys came in and threw some money to STEAL players from the Negroe Leagues which caused those leagues to slowly fade away. In all sports, it is the same situation. Someone once (a white guy i think) started an alternative league for football and even he was crushed by other whites already established in the NFL. Since there are black OWNERS now in a few sports and almost every quarterback on a team is BLACK, i think we are slowly reversing time and moving back towards owning our own Leagues.
One must remember though, to run a league you also need sponsors which allows you to pay those insane contracts for the players. You need concession stands like starbuch's, Micky D's, Dunkin Doughnuts and such to generate more capital. Most of those are owned and operated by white boys who won't want to do business with you or have anything to do with your 'Negroe League'. You'll also need LAND which is more than likely owned by white boys who will want to know what you plan on using it for. (you know how nosey they can be when a black person wants to buy something and most of us don't have the nerve to just say MIND YO DAM BIZINESS) Some of us saw '42'. WHat wasn't placed in the movie was the fact that he was often late to the playing field on the day of a game because he was sitting in the locker room in his draws waiting for his uniform to be cleaned because they wouldn't put his uniform in the wash with the rest of his white teamates because they didn't want to get any of that 'black stuff' on them.
Also, don't forget that these black players are under SLAVE CONTRACTS that they HAVE TO fulfill first.
Just as when we try to turn our youth away from gang activities and selling drugs that they are making alot of money doing. You're going to have to have something to replace it with that will satisfy them to the point these players will want to stop playing in the Nfl, NBA & MLB and come and play in an all black and Latino league. It's very important not to leave out our Latino family because as bro. O mentioned we already have history in sports with them because we used to spar with them often back in the day and with them comes the revenue we seek to be able to stay a float. Like i said sometime ago in another thread "you are sooner to see a brother rocking a Robinson Cano, Victor Cruz or a Big poppy Jersey than the jersey of a black ball player".
So, it can be done but it would have to start in private and not let anyone know what's going on until the teams are established.
Btw, here in NYC, we DO HAVE AN ALL BLACK LEAGUE and have had it since before i was born. It's games are played at Rucker Holcomb park in Harlem. Anyone who is anyone in the NBA has to come there to prove they belong in the NBA and some of the players who started at the Ruckers have made it to the NBA. The Nba players admit that it's the hardest court, crowd and games they have ever played in and against. Some of them come there and just get straight embarrased.
Kevin durant the night he dropped 66 pts.
"Skip to my lou" (Rafer Alston)
Lou vs Nate robinson of the nba