USOPC will honor Tommie Smith and John Carlos months after giving probation to fencer Imboden and hammer thrower Gwen Berry, who protested at the Pan Am Games.
The former U.S. Olympic sprinter was honored by Ava DuVernay at a benefit concert for criminal justice reform.
At the 1968 Olympic games, Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists to protest racism in the United States. Nearly fifty years later, their example still resonates across the NFL.
I wondered why pro athletes have not responded with the same outrage to the racial bias and negative stereotypes that have infected their sport.
Perhaps, as time goes by, as more pioneers break racial, sexual, gender, religious, ethnic, language, and other barriers, athletes' very being may one day have diminished political implications, but sport has always been and will forever have political consequences and possibilities.
California’s oldest university just named its first black homecoming king and queen. While the homecoming judging panel noted
As we enter the 50-year anniversary of all things civil rights: the Civil Rights Bill, the Freedom Rides, and Freedom Summer, where is the tribute for Tommie and John?
The exercise of celebrity free speech is one of diversity's most powerful weapons. The case of NFL Baltimore Ravens player Brendon Ayanbadejo, a celebrity only by virtue of being a professional football player, has amplified this point.
"I didn't stand there as a black man and say I was solely concerned about black poverty in South-Central Los Angeles, or
Unions across the country are standing with the workers of Wisconsin. Count the National Basketball Association's Player's Association among their ranks.
The top ticket for the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Olympics in London will cost 2012 pounds ($3,220). The cheapest seat, 20.12 pounds ($32.20). In other words, New Yankee Stadium pricing.
Jemele Hill took the praise for Tim Tebow to an entirely new level, claiming that his decision to appear in an anti-abortion ad was just as courageous as Muhammad Ali's decision to not enter the draft.
HuffPost Reviews: Nirvana, Michael Jackson's This Is It, Weezer, and Glee, Plus a Rickie Lee Jones Interview, and This Week's New Albums
Nirvana's August 30, 1992, performance at Britain's Reading Festival is considered to be one of the finest moments in rock history. Now, a clean, color-corrected version is now available.