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Jason Collins’ Aunt Responds To Her Nephew Coming Out



In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, NBA free agent, Jason Collins, revealed that he is gay. It was in that same interview that Collins shared that he first came out to his aunt, Terri L. Jackson … the first African-American woman to serve as a superior court judge in San Francisco.

On Monday afternoon, Jackson held a press conference in San Francisco to discuss her nephew’s revelation. “This is history … it’s the first active player to come out and he still wants to play. I’m very proud of him,” Terri shared. “I told Jason whatever he wanted to do, he is a grown intelligent man, and I had his back no matter what,” she added.

Terri shared that she was not fortunate enough to have children, but her sister and brother-in-law allowed her to be a big part of Jason and his twin brother Jarron’s lives. “His coming out to me, I’m glad I was there for him. One day he was talking and he just acknowledged it. It was a comfort level that he felt secure to talk about it,” Judge Jackson explained.

And as for what advice Terri gave the NBA free agent. “To be Jason. He has respect among his team players. Don’t let this define him. He did not become a great basketball player because of sexual orientation,” Jackson explained.


Is Hollywood Trying To Make Sterling K. Brown The New Denzel Washington?




Sir Sidney Poitier was a force to be reckoned with in the 60’s and 70’s. Denzel Washington came onto the scene in the late 80’s and instantly stole the hearts of women around the world. And we can’t forget about the Blair Underwoods, Morris Chestnuts and the Shemar Moores of the 90’s.

But while many of these men are still around knocking roles out of the ballpark, we can’t help but notice the push for one major newcomer: Sterling K. Brown.

Although having been in the business for some time, it was Brown’s portrayal of Christopher Darden in FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson that really stole the attention of audiences around the nation.

And if that wasn’t enough, Brown became one of the most idolized characters on NBC’s This Is Us, playing a successful Black man in a successful Black marriage, navigating his way though his relationships with siblings.

Now after picking up two Emmy Awards, there seems to be a big push in the media to make Brown the new universal “it” man. Sure he is the ultimate trifecta — ear to ear smile, impeccable acting chops and a banging body.

But there’s a very direct narrative being told. Is Sterling on his way to becoming Hollywood’s new beef cake? Is Hollywood setting the star up to have the same level of celebrity and placement in this bizarre hierarchy as the beloved Denzel?

On Monday, Brown even appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres show for the first time somehow ended up with his shirt off.

Sure the popular daytime series had a “reason” behind having the actor ride a tractor without his shirt on … but this is clearly another way of reminding the world that the sex appeal is on point.

Needless to say, nobody will replace the many men who have led the way for stars before them. But there’s no doubt the industry is holding it’s arms wide open for Brown to come running in for the largest embrace of a lifetime.

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