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The Ravens have a Black MVP quarterback. Baltimore has one of the NFL’s most Black fan bases. The Ravens made Ozzie Newsome the NFL’s first Black general manager. From here in Baltimore, host Clifton Brown will examine what it’s like to be “Black in the NFL,” looking at the experience from many different angles and with many different voices. Race impacts the NFL in unique and challenging ways, whether it’s noticed or unnoticed, spoken or unspoken. The time has come for us to speak.

The Ravens have a Black MVP quarterback. Baltimore has one of the NFL’s most Black fan bases. The Ravens made Ozzie Newsome the NFL’s first Black general manager. From here in Baltimore, host Clifton Brown will examine what it’s like to be “Black in the NFL,” looking at the experience from many different angles and with many different voices. Race impacts the NFL in unique and challenging ways, whether it’s noticed or unnoticed, spoken or unspoken. The time has come for us to speak.

Location:

Baltimore, Maryland

Description:

The Ravens have a Black MVP quarterback. Baltimore has one of the NFL’s most Black fan bases. The Ravens made Ozzie Newsome the NFL’s first Black general manager. From here in Baltimore, host Clifton Brown will examine what it’s like to be “Black in the NFL,” looking at the experience from many different angles and with many different voices. Race impacts the NFL in unique and challenging ways, whether it’s noticed or unnoticed, spoken or unspoken. The time has come for us to speak.

Twitter:

@ravens

Language:

English

Contact:

4107014110


Episodes

Episode 10: Where We're Going

2/27/2021
NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent, and Executive Director of the NFL Players Association DeMaurice Smith discuss the league's present and future regarding diversity, racism, players rights and other issues. The episode concludes by replaying some of the strongest opinions voiced during the previous nine episodes.

Duration:00:53:15

Episode 9: Not Bad for a 'Running Back'

2/8/2021
Exploring the evolution of Black quarterbacks with Lamar Jackson, Hall of Famer Warren Moon, Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes, Steelers backup Joshua Dobbs and Jackson's personal coach, Joshua Harris.

Duration:01:04:42

Episode 8: Power to the Players

1/23/2021
Washington Football Team President Jason Wright, former Raven and NFLPA President turned ESPN analyst Domonique Foxworth and sports scholars/activists Richard Lapchick and Jeremi Duru talk about players' fight for more power in the NFL and how the racial game has been changed.

Duration:01:03:06

Episode 7: Ozzie Newsome, the Trailblazer

1/2/2021
Executive Vice President Ozzie Newsome and some of his closest friends, Calvin Hill, John Mitchell and Kevin Byrne, talk about Ozzie's path to becoming the first Black general manager in NFL history and his impact moving forward.

Duration:00:56:28

Episode 6: The NFL's Diversity Problem: GMs & Executives

12/19/2020
Former Cardinals GM Rod Graves, former Colts GM Bill Polian, Browns GM Andrew Berry, NFL Vice President Business Operations + Strategy Natara Holloway and NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent join the podcast.

Duration:00:56:25

Episode 5: The NFL's Diversity Problem: Coaching

12/7/2020
Hall of Fame Coach Tony Dungy, former Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis, Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin, Northern Illinois Head Coach Thomas Hammock and NFL Network's Judy Battista discuss why the league has too few Black head coaches and how to fix it.

Duration:01:00:03

Episode 4: Players and Police

11/17/2020
Host Clifton Brown discusses police brutality and reform with Anquan Boldin, Mark Ingram II, Flint Deputy Deon Smith, former Baltimore Police Detective Darren Sanders and Maryland State Delegate Gabriel Acevero.

Duration:00:57:09

Episode 3: Player Politics

10/31/2020
Host Clifton Brown speaks with Ronnie Stanley, Torrey Smith, Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, and Traci Otey Blunt about how they interact with politics and how the political system has treated Black Americans.

Duration:00:59:52

Episode 2: To Kneel Or Not to Kneel

10/20/2020
Host Clifton Brown talks with Calais Campbell, Matthew Judon, Benjamin Watson and Steve Wyche about how kneeling in the NFL has evolved from 2016 to now.

Duration:00:50:23

Episode 1: Shut Up and Play

10/6/2020
Host Clifton Brown talks with Nate Boyer, Dr. Harry Edwards and Robert Griffin III about speaking out about race and the backlash that comes with it.

Duration:00:44:18

Teaser: Black in the NFL

10/2/2020
Host Clifton Brown examines what it’s like to be Black in the NFL, looking at the experience from many different angles and with many different voices.

Duration:00:01:02