Han’s not used to being so alone, or so far out on the periphery of the action. Before making her way to the U.S., she was a wrecking ball in Shijiazhuang, a provincial city southwest of Beijing. She had so much energy as a kid that her grandma refused to go out in public with her alone, knowing Han would sprint off the first chance she got. Instead of homework, she spearheaded afternoon games of tag and hide-and-seek by running around her family’s apartment complex and knocking on the doors of the other only children in the community. When there was no one to play with, she careened around the basketball courts where her parents, both pro players in China, practiced, or watched the game on TV. Basketball was always around. She assumed that she’d play in college, but didn’t give much thought to making basketball a career. … [Read more...] about They Want Her To Be The Next Yao Ming, But What Does She Want?
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DON'T use your company's or school's email address for personal use. Someday you will graduate or leave your current company, and you don't want to leave your email messages behind - not to mention try to make sure all of your contacts' address books are updated. Certainly your company/school email address is appropriate to use for company and school correspondence, but as your primary individual address, not so much. … [Read more...] about Geek to Live: Future-proof your email address
“If we want a promotion, we must ask for one. If we want a raise, we should ask for one as opposed to waiting for someone to come to you with the promotion or with the raise. That’s what I mean by tell your own story. Be able to articulate what you bring to the company; what you bring to your division; how you’re making your business better,” Miley says. … [Read more...] about If You’re Really Into MSNBC and Joy-Ann Reid Right Now You Have Yvette Miley to Thank
There were a few other keys to working at NFL Media. Our most sensitive day was Black Monday, when the regular season ends and coaches get axed. Just as NFL Media had an internal hierarchy, our reporting had one as well. To me, it felt like we could say more or less whatever we wanted about the players, but news connected directly to the owners—things like hiring and firing head coaches—was treated as extremely sensitive. Before Black Monday, Marvel reminded us all that we had 32 bosses; these were, as you’ve probably gathered, the NFL’s owners. Commissioner Roger Goodell visited once, and we all had to dress “professional” for him. Perhaps the schedule maker knew it was best to put me on a late shift that day, but thankfully I missed his appearance. When Goodell and his entire group left, a group of us converged on the big conference room in which they had been served a catered lunch. We found it piled high with uneaten food and grabbed it, like … [Read more...] about You Survived At NFL Network By Staying Silent
Almost every expert and academic agrees that American schools are as segregated now as they were in the 1960s. In 1968, at the time of King’s death in 1968, 23 percent of black children in the South attended schools that were 50 percent white. In 2018, the UCLA Civil Rights Project used Department of Education data to show that 23 percent of children in the south attend schools that are at least 50 percent white. … [Read more...] about Martin Luther King Jr. and the White Delusion of a ‘Non-Racist’ America