Archive

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

The sports world was an oasis during an otherwise terrible year. 

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

The congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland’s Episcopal Church of Our Saviour refuses to let bigotry define their community.

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

An interview with Dr. Harry Edwards, adviser to athlete-activists from Muhammad Ali to Colin Kaepernick.

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

06/20/16 - LeBron James Wins His Own Rumble in the Jungle

06/17/16 - Read What Malcolm X’s Daughter Said at Muhammad Ali’s Funeral

06/15/16 - ‘Sleep Easy, My Brother’

06/12/16 - The Orlando Killings and the Message of Muhammad Ali’s Funeral

06/10/16 - Muhammad Ali’s Funeral Was His Last Act of Resistance

06/08/16 - Andrew Cuomo Would Have Blacklisted Muhammad Ali

06/06/16 - LeBron James on the Legacy of Muhammad Ali

06/04/16 - ‘I Just Wanted to Be Free’: The Radical Reverberations of Muhammad Ali

06/03/16 - Is Hillary Clinton Getting Crossed Over During NBA Finals?

06/01/16 - Ken Starr’s Misogyny Comes Home To Roost

05/23/16 - This NFL Hall of Fame Member Won’t Let His Grandson Play Football

05/19/16 - Interview With Rio’s Dr. Rodrigo Brindeiro on Controlling Zika and the Olympics

05/18/16 - Don’t Move the Olympics, Protest Them

05/12/16 - Dispatch From Rio: An Interview With the Activist Behind the ‘Olympic Anti-Souvenir Shop’

05/11/16 - Dispatch From Rio: The Muted Olympic Hype Is Deafening

05/06/16 - Are Brazil’s Corruption Scandals Finally Hitting the Olympics?

05/03/16 - NFL Player Stands Up to Rape and Gives a Lesson in Consent

04/29/16 - Meet Two Women Tackling Misogyny in Sports Journalism

04/26/16 - Brotherhood of Bullies: Bob Knight Endorses Donald Trump

04/21/16 - The 1988 Seoul Olympics Were a Horror Show of Human Rights Abuses. Will Rio Be the Same?

04/19/16 - Wrestling With Kobe Bryant’s Forgotten Apology

04/13/16 - Steph Curry on North Carolina’s HB 2: ‘No One Should be Discriminated Against’

04/11/16 - Ken Burns on Jackie Robinson and the Republican Party’s ‘Pact With the Devil’

04/07/16 - Charles Barkley Calls for the NBA to Move the 2017 All-Star Game, and Makes My Head Spin

04/05/16 - US Women’s Soccer Is More Popular Than Men’s, but the Players Are Still Paid Less

03/31/16 - The Lakers Can Kindly Shove Their Bro Code

03/28/16 - Kevin Turner Dies From ALS, the NFL Does Not Give a Damn

03/24/16 - The NBA Needs to Move the 2017 All-Star Game From Charlotte. Now.

03/23/16 - Major League Baseball in Havana, 17 Years Ago

03/21/16 - How the Rio Olympics Could Cement a Brazilian Coup

03/17/16 - How the Kansas Jayhawks Can Help Stop the Madness

03/15/16 - Los Angeles Rams Owner Wanted Players to Still Be Classified as St. Louis Workers

03/11/16 - Ohio State Football Coach Urban Meyer Endorses John Kasich in a Greasy Political Payback

03/09/16 - Yankee Great Paul O’Neill Endorses Trump, Slaps Latino Players Across the Face

03/07/16 - ‘Trump’ Has Become a Racial Taunt at High School Sporting Events

03/02/16 - Meet Gianni Infantino, the New Head of FIFA

02/29/16 - Thank You, Melissa Harris-Perry

02/25/16 - Delonte West, Mental Health, and Royce White’s Unpublished Letter to the NBA

02/23/16 - Thank You, Martina Navratilova, for Changing Everything

02/18/16 - Muhammad Ali and the Black Panther Party

02/15/16 - The Past Is Never Dead: Peyton Manning and Today’s Jock-Rape Culture at Tennessee

02/11/16 - In Defense of Beyoncé’s Black Panther Tribute at the Super Bowl

02/08/16 - Super Bowl 50: Brought to You by Toe Fungus

02/04/16 - The Streets of San Francisco: ‘Super Bowl City’ Meets Tent City

02/02/16 - Why Bay Area Residents Are Protesting the Super Bowl

01/19/16 - Dear Cam Newton: Please Don’t Read This

01/14/16 - Who Killed Lawrence Phillips?

01/11/16 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Beautiful Mind

01/06/16 - Why They Pardon Peyton

01/04/16 - The Tactical Intelligence of #NoJusticeNoLeBron

12/27/15 - Women Roar: The Story of the Year at the Intersection of Sports and Politics

12/24/15 - Why the Movie ‘Concussion’ Spells Trouble for the NFL—and Moral Angst for the Rest of Us

12/21/15 - Sepp Blatter Suspended for Eight Years, Compares Self to Mandela

12/17/15 - Rajon Rondo, Gay-Bashing, and the Beautiful Response to an Ugly Hate Crime

12/15/15 - ‘Plantation Politics’: Racist Legislation Stalks the Mizzou Football Team

12/10/15 - There Is No ‘War on Football’