Zachary Draves
About Zachary Draves
Anti-Violence 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, Volunteer You Can Play Project

Bill Withers: Lean On Me with NBA’s help

April 6, 2020 0

No Sunshine Ain’t no sunshine today. The world lost one of the most soulful and prolific voices and songwriters of all time. Bill Withers rose from Slab Fork, West Virginia. He became the epitome of […]

Billy Joe Saunders: Shame!

April 6, 2020 0

Amid the coronavirus, we need to acknowledge now and forever a reality often hidden in the shadows. Domestic Violence. As the majority of the country is under shelter in place orders whereby the government highly […]

Eazy E and Oakland: A Bond Never Broken

March 31, 2020 0

Godfather of rap It has been exactly 25 years since complications of AIDS took the Godfather of Gangsta Rap from us. Eric “Eazy E” Wright was the frontman of the seminal hip hop group N.W.A. that […]

Milwaukee Bucks: Success and Social Justice

March 31, 2020 0

With sports virtually shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, we won’t be seeing any champions in their respective leagues anytime soon. In the meantime, I wanted to shoutout to a team that was destined […]

Athletes are Leading While Owners are Lagging

March 31, 2020 0

During this time of unmitigated panic, fear, and uncertainty, I do want to give credit where credit is due. And it is definitely not politicians or anyone in the federal government, with the exception of […]

Idaho, Get It Together!

March 19, 2020 0

Idaho Shame We are living through a public health emergency. That hasn’t reached the state legislature in Idaho. The governing body of the so-called “Gem State” is more concerned with denying transgender youth from competing […]

Jeremy Lin: Fighting Hate With Justice

March 19, 2020 0

Hate Worse Than Virus One of the most deadly side effects of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak isn’t a fever, rapid coughing, or shortness of breath. It is hate. In the U.S., citizens subject Asian Americans […]

Coronavirus: What is Most Important?

March 17, 2020 0

Virus Shuts Down Public Life The coronavirus pandemic has shutdown public life. We are incubated into our homes and isolating ourselves from others. Justifiably so. We need to take severe precautions and do everything within […]

Maya Moore: Time Off Paid Off

March 10, 2020 1

Moore Scores Outside Court Maya Moore came through with the game on the line. But we are not talking about basketball. The WNBA legend’s social justice activism scored a significant victory. (Courtesy: NBC.com) She helped […]

Andrya and Terry: Racism and Transphobia in Sports

February 29, 2020 0

To paraphrase Malcolm X, the most disrespected person in America is a black woman. Throughout history, black women have endured the oppressive intersecting systems of racism and sexism or as scholar Moya Bailey put it […]

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