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Overtime: Justice for Troy Davis

(20) Comments | Posted September 17, 2010 | 9:12 AM

We're not politicians, or lawyers or corrections officers or anything of that sort. We are an athlete and a sports writer, which might seem like miles away from the concerns of Georgia's machinery of death. But that distance has made us all the more disgusted and appalled by the treatment...

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World Cup Hangover Hits South Africa

(0) Comments | Posted September 15, 2010 | 5:42 PM

By Dave Zirin and Daniel Bloom

Ubuntu: it's a treasured Bantu word roughly translated as "unity." But "unity" doesn't quite do it justice. Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee defined it as a concept meaning "I am what I am because of who we all are." During South Africa's decades-long struggle...

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Racism, Hatred and Southern Justice are Alive and Well in Jena, Louisiana

(365) Comments | Posted September 12, 2007 | 4:53 PM

"Outsiders need to stay away." That's what Billy Fowler of the school board in Jena, Louisiana, said about those who have raised concerns about the sentencing imposed on six African American boys -- ages 15-17 -- facing 100 years in prison.

Outsiders are always what people in the South have...

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