Archive

04/09/18 - Russell Westbrook Is ‘All-In’ With Oklahoma’s Striking Teachers

The reigning NBA MVP is standing up for Oklahoma’s teachers.

04/05/18 - Donald Trump and Mike Pence Have No Business Speaking About Martin Luther King Jr.

When Colin Kaepernick and others attempted to walk in Dr. King’s path, they were excoriated by this administration.

04/02/18 - Why Does Adidas Sponsor Soccer Teams in Illegal Settlements?

A hundred and thirty Palestinian sports organizations have called on Adidas to stop branding teams in Israeli settlements.

03/27/18 - #BlackLivesMatter and the NBA Collide In Sacramento

03/23/18 - Fans Are the Target of Madison Square Garden’s New Facial-Recognition Technology

03/19/18 - Loyola Soars In March Madness While a Faculty Strike Looms

03/16/18 - Loyola Basketball’s March Madness Success Shaded By Student Unrest

03/12/18 - What Losing the Brooklyn Dodgers Taught Bernie Sanders

03/08/18 - ‘He’s Been Our Voice’: Seattle Says Goodbye to Michael Bennett

03/05/18 - Is It Okay to Watch Football?

03/02/18 - Aly Raisman: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

02/26/18 - Winter Olympic Roundup: New Athletic Heroes Alongside the Same Old Grifts

02/23/18 - 15 Million Reasons Why Russian Olympians May Get Their Flags Back

02/21/18 - An Interview With Aaron Maybin

02/19/18 - LeBron James Flips the Script—Again

02/15/18 - Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Speaks Out Against the NRA

02/12/18 - The Farce of the ‘Olympic Athletes from Russia’

02/08/18 - Why So Many Philadelphia Eagles Are Rejecting This White House

02/05/18 - The Eagles’ Super Bowl Win Shows That Having a Conscience Does Not Distract From Winning the Game

02/01/18 - Hot Protest in an Ice-Cold Super Bowl City

01/29/18 - The Progressive Case for the Philadelphia Eagles (Seriously)

01/25/18 - Larry Nassar’s Imprisonment and Lou Anna Simon’s Resignation Are Not Nearly Enough

01/22/18 - The Progressive Case for the New England Patriots (Seriously)

01/19/18 - Olympian Adam Rippon Stands Up to Mike Pence’s Homophobia

01/17/18 - The NBA Has Become a Site of Resistance Against Racism and Trump

01/11/18 - Jaylen Brown and the Evolution of the Activist Athlete

01/11/18 - Colin Kaepernick Has Shown That Courage Is Contagious

01/08/18 - Donald Trump and College Football: A Match Made in Helld

01/05/18 - Aaron Maybin Stands Up for Baltimore Students on the Brink

01/02/18 - The NFL Chose to Tank Its Season Rather Than Sign Colin Kaepernick

12/29/17 - The Israeli Sports Minister Is Using the NBA to Further an Anti-Palestine PR Campaign

12/19/17 - 2017 in Sports and Politics: The Return of the Backlash

12/14/17 - Charles Barkley’s Politics Demand Criticism

12/11/17 - These 2 NFL Players Stood Up for Palestine—and It Didn’t Kill Their Careers

12/04/17 - Two Different Paths, Two Different Goals: Understanding the Rift in the NFL’s ‘Players Coalition’

11/28/17 - Sports Tax Scams Laid the Groundwork for Amazon Bidding Madness

11/21/17 - About LaVar Ball vs. Donald Trump

11/17/17 - By Having the Washington R*dskins Host a Game on Thanksgiving, NFL Owners Show Their True Colors

11/13/17 - Pandering to the Military Won’t Save NFL Players From Racist Backlash

11/09/17 - Colin Kaepernick Is Not Your Father’s Willie Horton

11/06/17 - #MeToo in Sports: Moving From Revelations to Policy

11/03/17 - Why Colin Kaepernick Matters So Much

11/01/17 - WNBA Star Breanna Stewart Joins the #MeToo Movement, Saying ‘Courage Is Contagious’

10/30/17 - The Houston Texans Showed the Power and Dignity of Black Labor

10/25/17 - Looks Like Jerry Jones Isn’t Going to Punish His Players for Protesting After All

10/19/17 - Colin Kaepernick Was Mocked and Threatened for Taking a Knee. He’s Also Winning.

10/16/17 - ‘A Soulless Coward’: Coach Gregg Popovich Responds to Trump

10/16/17 - Player Protests Are Not a Spectator Sport

10/13/17 - Jerry Jones Is the NFL’s Biggest Distraction

10/10/17 - NFL Owners and ESPN Bosses Are Showing Which Side They Are On

10/09/17 - Mike Pence’s NFL Walkout Was a Cheap, Transparent Stunt

10/05/17 - Protesting NFL Players Aren’t Being Demonized Only by Trumpers

10/03/17 - There’s Been a Shocking Shift in National Support for Protesting Players

09/29/17 - Oakland Catcher Bruce Maxwell Breaks Baseball’s Politics Line

09/26/17 - Taking a Knee Is Not About Abstract Unity but Racial Justice

09/24/17 - For the NFL, It Was ‘Choose-Your-Side Sunday’

09/24/17 - The Fragile, Toxic Masculinity of Donald Trump

09/22/17 - Is the NBA a ‘Safer Space’ for Political Athletes?

09/18/17 - Seattle to Michael Bennett: We’ve Got Your Back

09/15/17 - Sports is a hub for protests against racism. ESPN shouldn’t silence Jemele Hill.

09/13/17 - Statement of Solidarity With Michael Bennett

09/08/17 - The NFL wants you to think Colin Kaepernick isn't being sidelined by politics. The NFL is wrong — again

09/08/17 - The Las Vegas Police Union Goes in the Gutter to Attack Michael Bennett

09/06/17 - Stand With Michael Bennett, Even if It’s Uncomfortable

08/31/17 - The Houston Stadium Grift Comes Home to Roost

08/24/17 - The NFL Is More Comfortable With Concussions Than Conscience

08/21/17 - White NFL Players and the Politics of Solidarity

08/18/17 - Chris Long Makes the Gesture We’ve Been Waiting For

08/15/17 - Trump’s Message to the Country: #NotAllNazis

08/14/17 - Will Charlottesville Provoke White Athletes to Stand Up Against Racist Hate?

08/09/17 - Activists Are Rallying for Colin Kaepernick, but Aiming Far Higher Than One Man’s Career

08/07/17 - An Elite Soccer Team Protests ICE After Their Teammate Is Detained

08/02/17 - Colin Kaepernick Finally Has a Shot at Getting Signed, but a High-Profile Trump Apologist Stands in His Way

07/26/17 - New Concussion Report Calls the NFL’s Future Into Question

07/24/17 - Rio’s Olympic Legacy: A Body Count

07/20/17 - O.J.’s Parole: A Fitting End to the ‘Fifth Quarter’

07/17/17 - Johnny Manziel: The NFL Owners’ ‘Good Boy’

07/13/17 - Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert: Cleveland’s Corporate-Welfare King

07/10/17 - Venus Williams, a Car Accident, and the Outrageous Police Response

06/29/17 - Colin Kaepernick Shouldn’t Have to Beg to Play in the NFL

06/26/17 - The Seattle Storm and Planned Parenthood Break New Ground

06/18/17 - Colin Kaepernick, Philando Castile, and the Lost Wisdom of Roger Goodell’s Father

06/14/17 - Will the Warriors Turn Down a Trip to the White House?

06/08/17 - The NFL’s War Against Colin Kaepernick

06/01/17 - Even LeBron James Can’t Escape This Toxic Wave of Racist Hatred

05/30/17 - Frank Deford’s Wicked Grace

05/30/17 - A Rally for Colin Kaepernick—and Free Speech

05/25/17 - Why I Called the Murder of Richard Collins III a Lynching

05/22/17 - A Lynching on the University of Maryland Campus

05/18/17 - FIFA Punts on Palestine and Fouls Its Own Bylaws

05/15/17 - ‘I Wouldn’t Be Able to Sleep at Night if I Closed My Mouth on Social Issues’

05/10/17 - Colin Kaepernick’s Message to Chicago Youth: ‘Know Your Rights’

05/08/17 - Los Angeles Residents Start to Organize Against the Olympic Bid

05/03/17 - MLB and Boston Sports Fans Have to Stand Up to Racism in the Stands

05/02/17 - ‘We Must Actively Stand Up’: John Angelos’s Response to Racism at Fenway Park

04/28/17 - Why the ESPN Layoffs Are So Disappointing

04/24/17 - ‘Sports Illustrated’ Gets Everything About Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X Wrong