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Jesse Owens Biopic 'Race' Gets First Teaser

Entertainment Weekly | Brennan Williams | Posted 10.14.2015 | Black Voices

Focus Pictures released the first teaser for Race on Tuesday, the new Jesse Owens biopic running into theaters next year....

Of Sports, Culture and Racism

Sandra Carreon-John | Posted 06.22.2015 | Sports
Sandra Carreon-John

This past week, we mourned the heartbreaking tragedy in Charleston -- nine lives cut short by the heinousness of hate, one life providing a physical manifestation for the malice of malevolence. And our country is forced to look at itself in the mirror again.

5 Peaceful Ways to Protest Police Brutality in 2015 and Beyond

Ama Yawson | Posted 03.16.2015 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

For many of us, 2014 was an emotionally devastating year because of the seemingly continuous news stories of unarmed citizens falling victim to lethal police brutality. Many of us protested in 2014 and yet have not yet seen the change that wanted. So what are we going to do about it?

Movie Review: Unbroken barely scratches the surface

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.23.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I happened to see Angelina Jolie's Unbroken before I read the Laura Hillenbrand book about the life of the amazing Louis Zamperini. My guest for an ...

These Vintage Photos Remind Us How Far We've Come In Breaking Down Barriers That Divide Us

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact

The United Nations' World Day of Social Justice is an opportunity to celebrate how far we've come in advancing civil rights. But recognizing the work ...

Weeklings!: The Untold Gay Olympic History (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 04.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

2014-02-13-weeklingsgayolympicssmall.pngThe 2014 Winter Olympics in quaint ol' horrible Sochi are rolling along, but to remind Vladimir Putin that he's not the boss of us, let's create our own gay propaganda. In this edition of Weeklings!, I teach you the untold(/untrue) gay history of the Olympics.

Let the Games Begin!

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 03.09.2014 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

We should make our stance clear in words and in deeds and plainly state our revulsion with Russian homophobic policies. Despite our belated arrival on the right side of issues of equality, we must stand strong against discrimination of any kind.

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.

Jesse Owens' Olympic Medal Sells For Record Price

AP | Posted 02.07.2014 | Sports

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — An Olympic gold medal won by Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games has sold for a record $1.4 million in an online aucti...

Jesse Owens' Olympic Medal Up For Auction

AP | RAQUEL MARIA DILLON | Posted 02.01.2014 | Black Voices

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — Amid the jerseys and baseball bats held in a secure room at SCP Auctions, there's a piece of sports memorabilia that sp...

Jesse Owens' Medal Up For Auction

AP | RAQUEL MARIA DILLON | Posted 02.01.2014 | Sports

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — Amid the jerseys and baseball bats held in a secure room at SCP Auctions, there's a piece of sports memorabilia that sp...

Important Piece Of Black History For Sale

AP | Posted 11.12.2013 | Black Voices

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. -- LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — One of the four Olympic gold medals won by track and field star Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin...

Jesse Owens' Family Wins Battle Against CPS

Posted 10.30.2013 | Chicago

Call it a posthumous victory for the late Olympic track legend, Jesse Owens. The Owens name will be restored to a South Side elementary school in ...

Mike Ryan

Anthony Mackie Has A Big Crush On A Co-Star | Mike Ryan | Posted 10.08.2013 | Entertainment

Admittedly, it's a little odd that this interview with "Runner Runner" co-star Anthony Mackie took place the day after that film opened with $7.7 mill...

Jesse Owens' Name May Be Returning To South Side School

Posted 10.03.2013 | Chicago

A unanimous vote by a local school council on Wednesday has cleared the path for a South Side Chicago to again bear the name of Olympic track and fiel...

Family Fighting To Keep Olympic Legend's Name On School

Posted 08.23.2013 | Chicago

As Chicago Public Schools endures a PR nightmare over parent protests, "safe passage" violence and budget woes, the district continued its spiral when...

Hoping for a Gay Jesse Owens?

Tyler Lopez | Posted 10.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Tyler Lopez

Merely hoping for an inspirational moment to present itself during the 2014 Winter Olympics isn't fair to anyone. By moving the Games to another location, we can avoid endangering athletes. Those of us who support LGBT rights would be just as inspired by a gay champion in Vancouver.

LOOK: Black History Photo Of The Day

Posted 02.20.2013 | Black Voices

A picture is certainly worth a thousand words. What better way to celebrate Black History Month than by taking a moment to acknowledge the snapshots o...

On Being a Good Sport

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 12.03.2012 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

We don't have to look very far to find ample evidence of unsportsmanlike conduct. Out of control fans (especially parents) and coaches and players bring disgrace and embarrassment to themselves and everyone around them. How easy it is to forget that it is only a game.

Jesse Owens at 99

Jason Williams | Posted 11.12.2012 | Black Voices
Jason Williams

On September 12, 1913, in the small farming town of Oakville, Alabama Henry and Emma Owens, two sharecroppers and the children of slaves, welcomed their tenth and final child to the world, James Cleveland Owens.

A Marvelous Balance

E. Gordon Gee | Posted 10.22.2012 | College
E. Gordon Gee

On this very first week of Autumn Semester at our University, I am filled, once again, with an inordinate measure of hope and optimism. As the members of our incoming class converge upon our campus, I am in awe of their spirit, exuberance, perspective, and promise.

Who Is The Greatest Summer Olympian Of Them All? (VOTE)

Posted 08.03.2012 | Sports

To be sure, all of the athletes listed here are amazing, leading their peers in their respective summer Olympic games, but let's go ahead and attempt ...

The 1936 Olympics: The Man Who Beat Jesse Owens

Ben Arogundade | Posted 09.29.2012 | Sports
Ben Arogundade

Owens was a "floater" -- fleet-footed, with a very upright, almost regal posture and an elegant smoothness across the surface, as if he was running on feathers. These days, everyone runs the same. They are fast, but kinetically less beautiful.

VOTE: The Most Unforgettable Olympics Moments Ever

Posted 07.20.2012 | Sports

“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.” -...

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: Five Epic US Summer Olympic Smackdowns | Hunter Stuart | Posted 07.27.2012 | Sports

Now that the 2012 Summer Olympics are here, let's take a look back at five astonishing examples of American triumph from Summer Olympic Games from the...