Zachary Draves
About Zachary Draves
Violence Prevention Educator, Activist, MSW Student at Aurora University, Adjunct Professor of Social Justice and Civic Engagement at Dominican University, Aspiring Filmmaker, Alliance for Social Workers in Sports, You Can Play Project Ambassador, Co-Founder of West Chicago Suburbs Chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), Co-Founder of Racial and Gender Justice in Sports Project, Organizing White Men For Collective Liberation (OWMCL)

Public Enemy Can Still Bring the Noise

October 15, 2020 0

By: Zach Draves They fought the power. They welcomed us to the terrordome. Now they are delivering the state of the union. Hip Hop’s most seminal political group Public Enemy is back with their new […]

LeBron Wins While Woke

October 15, 2020 0

By: Zach Draves The right wingers are shaking in their boots right now because LeBron has come through in the clutch once again. He represents to them everything they despise. LeBron is an outspoken and […]

USA Swimming Moving Forward on D&I

October 13, 2020 0

By: Zach Draves Throughout the history of USA swimming, the names of Mark Spitz, Amy Van Dyken, Katie Ledecky, and Michael Phelps ring familiar. A tradition-rich in success on the world stage. However, there hasn’t […]

Yusef Hawkins: Storm over Brooklyn

October 8, 2020 0

By Zach Draves 1989 in New York City was a time of turmoil and tension. Violence ruled, and economic injustice devastated. Crack cocaine destroyed black and brown communities, while the war on drugs expanded the […]

Naomi Osaka: Unapologetically Black

October 8, 2020 0

By: Zach Draves She is a legend in her own time. Her style, poise, and dynamism have already placed her in history. There is no doubt she is continuing the legacy of Althea, Zina, Venus, […]

Justice for Jonathan Price: ANOTHER Murder

October 8, 2020 0

By: Zach Draves It happened again: an unarmed black person killed by an act of police violence. His name was Jonathan Price. (Courtesy: CBS News) He was a 31-year-old former college football player who worked […]

The Racist Toxic Masculinity of Colby Covington

October 3, 2020 0

By: Zach Draves The foul-mouthed malignant self-promotor is at it again. I am not talking about the obvious culprit, but one of his prominent acolytes. UFC fighter Colby Covington. The self-aggrandizing spiel he routinely perpetuates […]

Missouri Athletes: The Struggle Continues

September 30, 2020 1

By: Zach Draves The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Rashard Brooks, Tony McDade, and others have the nation on its heels. The ever-growing movement for racial justice has trickled down to the […]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Rest In Power

September 23, 2020 0

By: Zach Draves She was larger than life. She lit up a room every time she entered. We were captivated by her humble grace and elegance. She was soft-spoken. It was her actions that became […]

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