Dr. Joseph N. Cooper on Black Male Athletes, Sports, and Activism!


The Onyx Report with Dr. T. Hasan Johnson welcomes Dr. Joseph N. Cooper, author of ‘From Exploitation Back to Empowerment: Black Male Holistic (Under)development Through Sport and (Mis)education (New York, NY. Peter Lang, 2019) to discuss his book. Cooper has an Endowed Chair of Sport Leadership and Administration, in the Department of Leadership in Education at University of Massachusetts-Boston. He is a professor of sport management, gender and race in sport, racism and other forms of oppression, higher education, and qualitative research. He is also the recipient of the 2019 UConn National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Youth and College Chapter Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Onyx Report is a critical analysis program focusing on the experiences, histories, and perceptions of Black males in American society. I am an associate professor of Africana Studies at Fresno State, Black male advocate, and Black Male Studies scholar. The show will examine current events while engaging concepts ranging from institutionalized anti-Black misandry to gynocentrism from a Black Masculinist perspective.

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