Archive

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

Leading media members are carrying on a disinformation campaign against the greatest political lightning rod in sports.

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

Athletes have long been the targets of white supremacists—but they are also part of the resistance.


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

The greatest sportswriter of his generation has passed away, leaving behind a legacy of acolytes who swear by the joy and power of the written word.


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

04/20/17 - Scott Walker Just Cluelessly Exploited the Milwaukee Bucks to Suck Up to Trump

04/17/17 - The First Registered Woman to Run the Boston Marathon Is Running Again Today—50 Years Later

04/13/17 - An Olympic-Sized Bribery Scandal Crashes Down on Rio’s Former Mayor Eduardo Paes

04/05/17 - US Women’s Soccer Just Scored a Big Win

04/03/17 - The NCAA’s Collegiate Cartel

03/31/17 - South Carolina Coach Frank Martin Has It Backward on ‘Today’s Kids’

03/29/17 - Victory! USA Women’s Hockey Team Just Won Their Strike

03/28/17 - The US Women’s Ice Hockey Team Is on Strike—and the Solidarity Is Stunning

03/23/17 - Donald Trump May Be the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Colin Kaepernick

03/21/17 - NCAA Players Should Strike at the Final Four

03/16/17 - Here’s Why the US Women’s National Hockey Team Is Going on Strike

03/13/17 - Your March Madness Bracket Is Exploiting Student-Athletes

03/09/17 - Will FIFA Ever Stand Up to Israeli Teams in Illegal Settlements?

03/06/17 - Colin Kaepernick Has Not Stopped Fighting Injustice Just Because He’s Stopped Kneeling

03/02/17 - My-King Johnson Is the First Openly Gay Scholarship Football Player in History

02/25/17 - ‘Where Did You Get Your Name From?’ Muhammad Ali Jr. Is Detained by Immigration Officials

02/22/17 - The Towering Legacy of Ed Garvey

02/20/17 - Why the NBA Is in Revolt Against Trump

02/13/17 - Why Michael Bennett Walked Away From the NFL’s Israel Delegation

02/10/17 - Super Bowl Winners Like Martellus Bennett Are Refusing to Go to the White House

02/09/17 - Open Letter to NFL Players Traveling to Israel on a Trip Organized by Netanyahu’s Government

02/05/17 - Political Fervor Thrums Beneath the Super Bowl’s Surface

02/02/17 - Resistance at Super Bowl LI

01/31/17 - ‘It All Started With A Knee’: Seattle Seahawks Political Athlete Michael Bennett

01/30/17 - The Sports World Must Stand With Muslim Athletes

01/26/17 - Yes, Tom Brady’s Friendship With Donald Trump Matters

01/18/17 - Understanding Jim Brown’s Ugly Support of Donald Trump

01/12/17 - The Unbearable Entitlement of Dabo Swinney

01/09/17 - Athletes Shouldn’t Visit Trump’s White House

01/04/17 - Colin Kaepernick’s Teammates Give Him an Award for Courage

01/02/17 - Why Jack Johnson’s Family Should Refuse Any Exoneration

12/22/16 - Bob Stoops and the Geyser Cesspool of College Football

12/19/16 - The ‘Brutal Solidarity’ of the Minnesota Gophers

12/09/16 - What’s Next for Cuban Sports?

12/05/16 - Soul Men: Coach Pop and Cornel West

12/01/16 - 2016 in Sports: Joy and Resistance While the World Burned

11/21/16 - A Majority-Immigrant Church, Vandalized With ‘Trump Nation/Whites Only,’ Becomes a Site of Resistance

11/18/16 - ‘We Have an Obligation to Fight This Madness’

11/15/16 - Seattle Seahawk Doug Baldwin With the Words We Need to Hear

11/14/16 - On Colin Kaepernick’s Decision Not to Vote

11/09/16 - Two NBA Coaches Call a Foul on Trump’s Power Play

11/07/16 - Giving the Game Away: Trump Argues to Preserve Racist Reds**** Brand

11/03/16 - The Sweetest Escape: The Chicago Cubs Win the World Series

11/02/16 - ‘Africa Has Given Enough of Its People to the Sea’

10/31/16 - Detroit Lion DeAndre Levy on ‘Locker-Room Talk’ and Why He Raises Money to Test Abandoned Rape Kits

10/28/16 - One Anthem Singer Exposed How the NBA Will Police Player Protest

10/25/16 - Did the NFL Try to Bully a Domestic-Violence Survivor?

10/21/16 - Another Shocking Domestic Violence Case Is Rocking the NFL

10/19/16 - Sports and Laying Siege to Racism in Seattle

10/17/16 - ‘The Woke Tailgate’: The Brave of Buffalo Kneel in Solidarity With Colin Kaepernick

10/12/16 - Ruth Bader Ginsburg Could Not Be More Wrong About Colin Kaepernick

10/10/16 - Not in My Locker Room

10/06/16 - Why a Radio Station Censored the East Carolina University Band and Deepened a Backlash

10/04/16 - Talking Kaepernick Protests With 1968 Olympian John Carlos

09/29/16 - Colin Kaepernick Has a Right to Hate Both Candidates

09/28/16 - On the Passing of HBCU and Olympic Coaching Legend Ed Temple

09/26/16 - The Unbearable Bigotry of Mike Ditka

09/23/16 - The NBA Is Trying to Convince Players Not to Protest Police Brutality on the Court

09/21/16 - Colin Kaepernick on Terence Crutcher and ‘Racism Disguised as Patriotism’

09/19/16 - Bigots Beware: White Athletes Are Becoming Sympathetic to Anthem Protests

09/15/16 - The Seahawks Are Trying to Reroute Kaepernick’s Protest, and They’re Completely Missing the Point

09/14/16 - Sports, Protest, and Risking Your Life: Interview With 2016 Olympic Medalist and Protester Feyisa Lilesa

09/12/16 - Solidarity With Kaepernick Ripples Through the NFL on September 11

09/09/16 - Colin Kaepernick Is Winning

09/08/16 - Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf: The NBA Player Who Was Colin Kaepernick Twenty Years Before Colin Kaepernick

09/06/16 - This Is What Solidarity Looks Like: Why Soccer-Star Megan Rapinoe Stands With Colin Kaepernick

09/02/16 - Colin Kaepernick’s Protest Has Nothing to Do With the Military

08/31/16 - An NFL Executive Compares Kaepernick to a Man Who Murdered a Pregnant Woman

08/30/16 - America Needs to Listen to What Colin Kaepernick Is Actually Trying to Say

08/29/16 - Thoughts on Colin Kaepernick From an Athlete Who Walked That Path

08/27/16 - What the NFL Players’ Union Chief Has to Say About Colin Kaepernick’s Protest

08/25/16 - This Rio Olympic Medalist Risked His Life to Show Solidarity

08/22/16 - Now That the Games Are Over, the Real Olympic Drama Begins in Rio

08/18/16 - Ryan Lochte Is One of Many Privileged First-World Tourists—and Brazilians Are Fed Up

08/17/16 - One Community’s Resistance Will Be the Rio Olympics’ Longest-Lasting Legacy

08/12/16 - The Other Olympic Village Continues to Resist Displacement

08/11/16 - Teachers and Students Occupy Schools in the Shadow of Olympic Rio

08/10/16 - Olympic Joy in the Face of Erasure

08/05/16 - The Other Olympic Refugee Story

08/01/16 - The Last Dance: On Heading to Olympic Rio

07/25/16 - The Problem With the International Olympic Committee’s Decision on Russia

07/22/16 - The NBA Moves the All-Star Game, but Also Punishes Players for Political T-shirts?

07/19/16 - Outspoken British Olympian on Brexit, Rio, and the Perils of Speaking Out

07/14/16 - The Media Are Totally Wrong About the Role of Athletes in Black Lives Matter

07/11/16 - WNBA Teams Show What Black Lives Matter Solidarity Looks Like

07/08/16 - 6 Times Athletes Spoke Out in Support of #BlackLivesMatter This Week

07/06/16 - Rio’s Police Say ‘Welcome To Hell’

07/05/16 - Kevin Durant and the Discomfort With Player Power

06/29/16 - Front Row for the Fall of England