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NFL Owners’ Treatment of Colin Kaepernick Disgraces League and Country
September 6, 2018
President Trump led the outcry against the protesters, slurring any player who takes a knee as a “son of a bitch.” The league owners panicked. One result was that Kaepernick — one of the most talented quarterbacks in a league that suffers a shortage of skilled players in that position — found himself locked out of a job. ... read more »
PHOTO of the DAY: Happy Birthday Magic Johnson / The Tale of Two Champs
August 14, 2018
A rare photo of Magic Johnson and Muhammad Ali Photo Credit Robert Torrence ... read more »
Trump Considers Pardon for Ali, Wants Athletes’ Advice
June 14, 2018
Trump has been on a clemency kick of late, using his near-limitless power to pardon a growing list that includes a former White House aide, a conservative commentator and a former sheriff convicted of violating a judge's orders who campaigned with Trump in 2016. ... read more »
Brad Pye’s National Sports Beat (3/22-3/28/18)
March 22, 2018
Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. ... read more / view gallery »
Athlete Activists: Sports Figures Who Spoke Up for the Masses
February 22, 2018
These athletes rallied for the masses in order to enforce equality ... read more »
Agree to Disagree: The King and the Greatest Form a Bond Amid Criticism
January 11, 2018
Initially, they did not share the same views, but they grew to support each other. ... read more »
This Week in Black History June 15th – June 21st
June 24, 2017
Vernon E. Jordan Jr., former executive director of the United Negro College Fund was appointed executive director of the National Urban League. ... read more / view gallery »
Sports Icons And Influencers Come Together To Support The Jesse Owens Foundation
May 22, 2017
NFL athlete and humanitarian Victor Cruz, New York Giants' Brandon Marshall and Olympian Herbert P. Douglas Jr. celebrate Serena Williams and posthumously honor Muhammad Ali at the 2017 Jesse Owens Awards Gala ... read more »
Notable Deaths  2016
December 28, 2016
  Billy Paul (file photo) Jazz and soul singer Billy Paul known for his No. 1 hit ballad “Philadelphia Soul” and “Me and Mrs. Jones,” died after battling with cancer. ... read more »
Howard Bingham, Muhammad Ali confidant transitions to join champ in afterlife
December 21, 2016
Howard Bingham was mostly known for chronicling the life events and work of his good friend iconic boxer, Muhammad Ali ... read more »
Abdul-Jabbar, Brown, Russell to receive SI Ali Legacy Award
December 8, 2016
Sports Illustrated magazine has chosen Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim Brown and Bill Russell to receive its Muhammad Ali Legacy Award for their athletic careers and social activism. ... read more »
LeBron James donates $2.5 million to Muhammad Ali exhibit
November 26, 2016
The Cavaliers star is donating $2.5 million to support an exhibit honoring Muhammad Ali exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington. ... read more »
Buffalo fans target Kaepernick for national anthem protest
October 20, 2016
Outside the stadium, vendors sold shirts with Kaepernick's image in the sites of a rifle scope, and fans tackled a dummy dressed up like the quarterback . Nearby, other fans protested in support of the movement . ... read more »
Muhammad Ali in Context: Resisting the Erasure and Diminishing of Blackness
August 30, 2016
We need to stop doing what no other people feel compelled or justified in doing, whether Gentile or Jew, Japanese, Chinese, French or German or others ... read more »
National Sports Beat
July 14, 2016
Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. ... read more / view gallery »
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