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1968 Olympics

Olympian John Carlos On NFL Protests: This Is A Movement, Not A Moment

Reuters | Lilly Workneh | Posted 09.13.2016 | Black Voices

John Carlos, whose bronze medal at the 1968 Olympics was overshadowed by his raised-fist protest on the medal podium, said the recent demonstrations b...

47 Years Ago, Olympian John Carlos Raised His Fist For Equality

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 01.03.2017 | Sports

On Oct. 16, 1968, Americans John Carlos and Tommie Smith stepped onto an Olympic podium in the heart of Mexico City, bowed their heads to receive thei...

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.