Tag Archives: Race issues

The ‘Ali summit’: a turning point in sports’ fight against sin

In 1967, athletes put their weight behind Muhammad Ali after he refused to be drafted. Fifty years later, NFL players are again taking a political stand In 1962, as a cornerback for the American Football League’s Boston Patriots, Walter Beach rallied his fellow pitch-black players- there were about five- for a discussion. The topic was what to do about a …

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Mete agents stopped Muhammad Ali Jr. Here’s how we are to be able fight back

The White House boxes cunning, insisting “were not receiving” Muslim ban, but reports of obstruction and persecution go on. Citizens of any creed must know their rights They stopped Muhammad Ali Jr. On 7 February, mete agents at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood international airfield impounded the son of the boxing legend Muhammad Ali for two hours. According to his advocate, they …

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Prevail of fact: new museum upends ‘great denial’ of African American history

The Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture is a tour de force of more than 3,000 artifacts with a mission to tell the unvarnished truth Jesse Jackson went through galleries recounting African Americans enslavement, long struggle for freedom and achievements in culture, science, athletic and politics. I wish Dr King were here today, the veteran civil right activist …

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Colin Kaepernick’s pundits are discounting the target of his protest | Bryan Armen Graham

By exploring whether the quarterbacks national chant objection is unpatriotic, America is failing to confront police brutality, profiling and ethnic inequality A few nights ago the University of Florida law professor Katheryn RussellBrown watched four commentators on ESPN debate Colin Kaepernicks refusal to digest for the United States national chant. For several minutes “the mens” reasoned of determining whether the …

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Oscars new members: eight happens we learned from the 2016 invite register

Check your postbox: this year the Academy has asked an extraordinary number of film industry luminaries to connect their grades as part of a drive to doubled diversity by the end of the activities of the decade. Heres what were taking away from the RSVPs Being white-hot and male doesnt pledge you a place at the table Ken Loach with …

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Floyd Mayweather accuses Conor McGregor of racism and uses homophobic slur

Floyd Mayweather called Conor McGregor a faggot and accused the UFC fighter of racism in an ugly public appearance at Wembley Arena Floyd Mayweather attacked Conor McGregor with a homophobic slur and accused the UFC fighter of racism in the final leg of a promotional tour that has descended into an ugly war of words. The UFC lightweight champion was …

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Muhammad Ali knew he had a job to do on this planet – inspire people

Ali came to symbolise unapologetic resistance and provided a radical template for what constitutes black achievement In life, theres the beginning and the end, John Carlos, the black American Olympic medalist who raised his fist in a black power salute from the podium of the 1968 Olympic games, told me. The beginning dont matter. The end dont matter. All that …

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Floyd Mayweather alleges Conor McGregor of racism and uses homophobic insult

Floyd Mayweather announced Conor McGregor a faggot and alleged the UFC fighter of intolerance in an ugly public look at Wembley Arena Floyd Mayweather attacked Conor McGregor with a homophobic insinuation and accused the UFC fighter of racism in the final leg of a promotional tour that has descended into an ugly crusade of words. The UFC lightweight endorse was …

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