Kevin B. Blackistone

Kevin B. Blackistone, ESPN panelist and professor of the practice at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, writes sports commentary for The Washington Post.
Latest from Kevin B. Blackistone

Morocco’s World Cup team represents a new era of soccer nationalism

Morocco’s soccer team represents a long-overdue liberation movement at the World Cup.

December 7, 2022

What Kyrie Irving can teach us about noxious drivel and how to counter it

The NBA should realize that Kyrie Irving's miseducation is better handled in the light than in darkness.

November 15, 2022

Sports made Brittney Griner a target. Now they’re her lifeline.

Locked up by Russia but not forgotten in the U.S., Brittney Griner must now rely on the same sports fame that led to her imprisonment.

October 29, 2022

State agencies can suspend concussed fighters. Why not NFL players?

State agencies can suspend concussed fighters. Why not NFL players?

October 7, 2022

The sanctimonious baseball purists want to elevate Aaron Judge. Don’t let them.

The sanctimonious baseball mythmakers want to elevate Aaron Judge over Barry Bonds. Don’t let them.

October 5, 2022

National Archives helps reveal the great myth of American sports

A new exhibit, culled from U.S. government storerooms, helps expose the mythology of sports as the pillars of a pluralistic democracy.

September 20, 2022

Brian Robinson Jr. should be okay. Don’t forget the victims who won’t.

It seems we only pay attention to the afflictions of Black life when celebrities like Brian Robinson Jr. are affected.

August 31, 2022

Janet Hill, with a Hall of Fame son and an all-pro husband, was a selfless star

Janet Hill, an “absolutely fearless” mentor and advocate, died this week at 74.

August 19, 2022

Deshaun Watson’s inadequate suspension gives Roger Goodell a chance to save face

Increasing Watson's suspension is a fight worth waging for Roger Goodell, even if it's about public relations.

August 5, 2022

With another star poised to walk, why should Nats fans stick around?

Juan Soto's departure would make it hard to keep a good Natitude.

July 23, 2022