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On Account of Darkness: Shining Light on Race and Sport Ian Kennedy 2020 saw a groundswell of activism among athletes in North America. Sports leaders became social justice leaders, especially in matters of race. This has been inspiring, and even history-making, but for author, teacher, and sports journalist Ian Kennedy, the athlete-activist is literally nothing new. 

In 1998, Traci Green and her Florida teammates posed with an N.C.A.A. women’s tennis championship trophy after defeating Duke in five of six matchups. Green, who received a full scholarship to Florida, smiled proudly, graciously. “I knew I was a beneficiary of Title IX, due to the history,” Green, 43, said in an interview, recognizing […]

US World Cup win over Iran draws 15.5M on US broadcasts  Bakersfield Now Source link

AYESHA RASCOE, HOST: The American job market is strong, with employers adding more than a quarter-million jobs last month. SARAH MCCAMMON, HOST: President Biden hailed the news, but those high numbers may not be great for inflation. I’m Sarah McCammon. RASCOE: I’m Ayesha Rascoe, and this is UP FIRST from NPR News. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED […]

According to its evangelists, pickleball is America’s fastest growing sport (it depends on how you measure). According to Architectural Digest, it’s the perfect amenity for new luxury real estate development (it might be). According to your grandmother, it’s blowing up at her retirement home (it definitely is). The last few years are probably the first […]

Comment on this story Comment RAYYAN, Qatar — Perhaps Tyler Adams’s finest work at this World Cup — and there has been a lot of it during the U.S. national soccer team’s drive to the knockout stage — occurred not in one of Qatar’s opulent stadiums but in a bland auditorium on the bottom level […]

A statement issued by the football body said: “The Ghana Football Association is extremely grateful to the government, the Ghanaian people, the football family, corporate Ghana, our esteemed sponsors and supporters for their unflinching, unwavering and unalloyed support during the Black Stars FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 campaign”. It expressed its profound apologies to the […]

CNN  —  Sitting in the back of a packed room in the Hamilton County Schools administration complex, Clara fought the urge to leave. She had taken the day off from her factory job to be there but was nervous to see a crowd of people supporting a board member who had referred to Latino students […]

1936 was a monumental year for Black athletes on the international stage. Alabama native and track and field athlete Jesse Owens won four gold medals at the Olympics in Berlin. The victories– gold medals in the 100-meter dash, the long jump, the 200-meter dash and the 4-by-100 relay– made Owens the most decorated athlete at […]

I can’t remember exactly when I realized “Atlanta,” which ended its four-season run Thursday night on FX, was the Blackest show in TV history. It was probably in the midst of “Rich Wigga, Poor Wigga” the episode in which high school kids, in order to qualify for a college scholarship that a wealthy Black man […]

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