Tynes covers the intersection of race, politics, and sports. His essay-writing has been honored in the ‘Best American Sports Writing’ anthology.
Joel Embiid Gave Sixers Fans What They Wanted
Embiid antagonized Philly fans and reinvigorated himself, and his team, in the process
The Rooney Rule Is Broken—Will the NFL Do Anything to Fix It?
The latest coaching cycle paints a grim picture for coaching candidates of color
Colin Kaepernick’s NFL Exile Feels Like Forever
There were some signs this year that Kaepernick might be able to reach a détente with football’s power brokers. Instead, his banishment continues, and 2019 will end with the same sense of acrimony, confusion, and frustration.
The Greatness of DaBaby’s Chart-Topping, Ass-Whippin’ 2019
The Charlotte rapper went from a nobody to one of hip-hop’s biggest stars this year, but the way he did it is even more impressive
Atatiana Jefferson’s Death Reminded Us of the Work Needed to Protect Black Lives
The 28-year-old Fort Worth woman was killed in her own home in October by a police officer responding to a call for a wellness check
The Bayou Classic Is the Pride of Black College Football
Rivalry Week isn’t complete without Grambling vs. Southern in New Orleans, a celebration that harkens back to the decades when football at historically black colleges was dominant
Is Colin Kaepernick’s Private NFL Workout a Legit Shot?
Out of nowhere, the ousted quarterback finally has been granted an opening to potentially get back to the NFL. The circumstances around Saturday’s scheduled workout, however, suggest that the odds will not be in his favor.
Aaron McKie Is the Man for Every Moment in Philadelphia Basketball
Born and raised in Philly, McKie played for John Chaney at Temple and spent more than half of his NBA career with the Sixers. As he begins his first season as head coach of the Owls, he reflects on what the city has given him—and what he wants to give back to it.
‘Heat Check’: The Tanking Warriors, the Overachieving Suns, and the Undefeated Sixers
Plus, Mike Malone calls out his team, Kenny Atkinson’s unconventional communication, and 42-year-old Vince Carter
The Giant Life of Elijah Cummings
Remembering the conscience of Congress, who died Thursday at age 68