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The Intersection of Race, Sports and Money: 'Black Lives Matter'

Everett Glenn | Posted 02.15.2015 | Black Voices
Everett Glenn

I wondered why pro athletes have not responded with the same outrage to the racial bias and negative stereotypes that have infected their sport.

Sport as Socio-Political Institution

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.03.2015 | Sports
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Perhaps, as time goes by, as more pioneers break racial, sexual, gender, religious, ethnic, language, and other barriers, athletes' very being may one day have diminished political implications, but sport has always been and will forever have political consequences and possibilities.

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?

Straight Sports Allies

Kenneth L. Shropshire | Posted 11.13.2012 | Sports
Kenneth L. Shropshire

The exercise of celebrity free speech is one of diversity's most powerful weapons. The case of NFL Baltimore Ravens player Brendon Ayanbadejo, a celebrity only by virtue of being a professional football player, has amplified this point.

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...

Jocks for Justice: John Carlos, Billy Hunter, and Keyon Dooling Speak Out for Wisconsin Workers

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Zirin

Unions across the country are standing with the workers of Wisconsin. Count the National Basketball Association's Player's Association among their ranks.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

The top ticket for the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Olympics in London will cost 2012 pounds ($3,220). The cheapest seat, 20.12 pounds ($32.20). In other words, New Yankee Stadium pricing.

ESPN's Jemele Hill: Tim Tebow Is Not Muhammad Ali

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Zirin

Jemele Hill took the praise for Tim Tebow to an entirely new level, claiming that his decision to appear in an anti-abortion ad was just as courageous as Muhammad Ali's decision to not enter the draft.