Tuesday, November 24, 2009

HBO's Real Sports on the NBA Scandal update

This update is likely a sign of things to come and there will be considerable updates to the NBA scandal blog in the coming days and weeks.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

NBA scandal blog update

A quick commentary on the fiasco regarding NBA referee Tim Donaghy's proposed book, Blowing the Whistle.

Tigre Hill/Barrel of a Gun

On occasion, I am asked about Philadelphia-based filmmaker - and muckraker - Tigre Hill. I came to know Tigre during the course of research for my Black Brothers, Inc. At the time, he and I were each concluding our respective (and independent) investigations of corruption in Mayor John Street’s administration. His work resulted in a critically-acclaimed documentary named Shame of a City. We’ve since become good friends, assisting each other on our various projects whenever possible.

His forthcoming project, Barrel of a Gun, examines in detail the 1981 slaying of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner and the myriad events that followed the conviction of Mumia Abu-Jamal (Wesley Cook).

I don't tweet - or anything of the sort, but you can follow the project here.

He takes his craft quite seriously and has been working studiously on this important history.  I'll be sure to offer updates as the project nears completion.