The Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher has been competing in team-roping events under the name Mason Saunders.
Players stand in the rodeo ring trying to grab a $100 bill off a bull.
Blackness is no stranger to cowboy culture.
Held twice a year at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, the Angola Prison Rodeo is one of Louisiana’s oldest, and most unique traditions. Each weekend in October, inmates compete in one of the wildest rodeos in the south, doing everything from wild cow milking, to bareback bull riding. The event sells out every year, with the proceeds going to fund the prison's highly innovative re-entry program - a program that helps prisoners prepare themselves with job and life skills they'll need once they leave prison.
There had been somewhat more appropriate music along the mid deck. There was rodeo, County Western, HiP HoP, New Orleans
It's almost that time of year again, when, for three weeks, Houston, Texas becomes a mecca of all things rodeo. A beloved event in the local community since the 1930s, it is without a doubt one of the largest live entertainment and livestock exhibition events in the world
This is a part of New Jersey where the local college offers glass blowing and hones skilled artisans, and the local schools keep farming alive in clubs dedicated to the love and pursuit of preserving the land.
Recently in Georgia at a high school graduation ceremony, the school's founder-director made comments that drove people, black and white, to get up and leave before the event ended.
Imagine there's nowhere you can go where you are not the curiosity that tempts roving eyes and odd glances. Imagine that your very presence evokes a profile in the imagination of others, which instinctively limits who and what you are.