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The Tampa Bay Rays, Pride, and the Perils of Corporate Branding
The Tampa Bay Rays, Pride, and the Perils of Corporate Branding

June 8, 2022
The refusal of 5 Tampa Bay Rays to wear the Pride flag should raise questions about strategies in the struggle for LGBTQ rights.

Toni Smith-Thompson Comes Home Again
Toni Smith-Thompson Comes Home Again

May 31, 2022
Manhattanville College welcomed back the activist athlete who turned her back to the national anthem in 2003 thanks to students who saw themselves in her struggle.

Colin Kaepernick Gets His Chance—and It’s Tough to Care
Colin Kaepernick Gets His Chance—and It’s Tough to Care

May 27, 2022
If Kaepernick is in fact signed by the Las Vegas Raiders, the NFL media machine will work in overdrive to rewrite history.

When “Jackie Robinson” Is Used as a Racial Slur
When “Jackie Robinson” Is Used as a Racial Slur

May 24, 2022
What happened at Yankee Stadium is not about one incident. It’s about how Major League Baseball chooses to remember Robinson’s legacy.

The “Brutal Solidarity” Between Buffalo and Palestine
The “Brutal Solidarity” Between Buffalo and Palestine

May 17, 2022
The violence that has visited Buffalo’s Black community and the Palestinian mourners of Shireen Abu Akleh speaks to the commonality of their oppression.

On Abortion Rights, the Athletes Will Not Save Us
On Abortion Rights, the Athletes Will Not Save Us

May 11, 2022
Athletes can amplify struggle, but we are going to need to lead ourselves. 

Finally a Change of Strategy in the Push for Brittney Griner’s Freedom
Finally a Change of Strategy in the Push for Brittney Griner’s Freedom

May 4, 2022
The State Department is at long last seeing the basketball star as the “wrongfully detained” person she is.

Trevor Reed’s Freedom Should Spur Calls to Release Brittney Griner
Trevor Reed’s Freedom Should Spur Calls to Release Brittney Griner

April 29, 2022
Griner’s supporters should use the activism of Reed’s parents as a road map.

Portland Soccer Fans Assert Their Power
Portland Soccer Fans Assert Their Power

April 26, 2022
Fans in the Rose City are bringing their protests inside the stadium.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

In Defense of Winning Time
In Defense of Winning Time

April 21, 2022
Laker legends Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jerry West are none too happy with the new HBO series. But there is much to be said for it.