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1968 Olympics

Look for This Gesture at the 2014 Olympics

Nathaniel Zelinsky | Posted 03.03.2014 | Sports
Nathaniel Zelinsky

With New Year's 2014, world attention turns to the coming winter Olympics in Sochi. Egypt recently banned its athletes from displaying the Rabaa, a four-fingered hand gesture favored by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood.

State's Oldest University Crowns Its First Black Homecoming King And Queen

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.27.2013 | Black Voices

California’s oldest university just named its first black homecoming king and queen. Seniors Daniel Harris-Lucas and Diana Busaka were crowned Th...

Forgotten Heroes

Gregory Allen Howard | Posted 08.25.2013 | Sports
Gregory Allen Howard

As we enter the 50-year anniversary of all things civil rights: the Civil Rights Bill, the Freedom Rides, and Freedom Summer, where is the tribute for Tommie and John?

Former Olympians: No Regrets Over '68 Black Power Protest

Reuters | Posted 09.19.2012 | Black Voices

By Alex Dobuzinskis PALM SPRINGS, California, July 21 (Reuters) - Forty-four years after American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carl...

A 1968 Sports Protest That Struck a Chord With Occupy Wall Street

Michael Simzak | Posted 12.28.2011 | Sports
Michael Simzak

The American flag was raised upward, and Smith and Carlos responded by bowing their heads and raising their black-gloved fists. The next 90-seconds produced one of the most iconic images in sports history.

All Sports Is Political: The Dave Zirin interview

Christian Avard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Christian Avard

They say sports and politics don't mix. One sportswriter disagrees with that. In fact, he would argue that professional sports has always been political and has been a positive force in shaping American society.

People Who Live in Glass Houses Shouldn't Stage an Olympic Protest

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Wellen

Despite the severity of China's transgressions, the US remains in contention to win at least as much gold as China at the Human Rights Abuse Olympics.