I'm a staff writer at Creative Loafing and a former Paste Magazine editor. I've also contributed to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, ESPN, NPR, Rolling Stone, and the Washington Post. And, of course, Buzzfeed.
Five years after his retirement, one of the greatest shot-blockers in NBA history is as visible as ever, thanks to a trademark finger-wag that helped him become an icon and clear a path for the league’s globalization.
Last month, black and white students from a tiny south Georgia county attended prom together for first time. Was this a big step away from the past or a small aberration in a community doomed to repeat it?