Last night the 42nd Annual Sports Emmys took place where the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) honors top performers in American sports television programming. Emmanuel Acho won Outstanding Sports Personality/Emerging On Air Talent for his work on Fox Sports 1 Speak For Yourself. Congrats to Emmanuel on an amazing year and I know he’s just getting started as a rising star in this business.
Emmanuel Acho is continuing to make major moves in 2020. The former NFL linebacker was just named one of the new co-host of Fox Sports 1 sports debate show “Speak For Yourself” last month. Also, Emmanuel has been using his platform to begin educating people with his popular social series “Uncomfortable Conversations With A Black Man”. Now this inspirational social series is officially becoming a book. Emmanuel announced the book earlier this week on Twitter. The book is set to be on sale later this year on November 10th and you can preorder the book here.
Over the past month since the murder of George Floyd in Minnesota, we have seen a rise in protest throughout the world in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. The purpose of these protests have been to call out police brutality against unarmed black people, racism, and raise awareness of the systematic oppression against black people as well. Sports has always been considered one of the tools that could bring people from different backgrounds together. During this time period, numerous athletes have begun to use their voice to speak out on these injustices. We want to share some of the work that our fellow Nigerian athletes have been doing to promote change in the world.