Archive

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

Amplifying the movement is critical, it is not a substitute for a movement in and of itself.

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

The twisted morality of the Dallas Cowboys owner is finally coming home to roost.

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

There is a backlash brewing in the world of sports against dissenters, and the lines have been drawn.

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

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