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52 Years Later, John Carlos, Tommie Smith’s Silent Gesture Screams Louder Than Ever

October 16th is the 52nd anniversary of John Carlos and Tommie Smith's silent protest atop the Olympic medal stand in Mexico City. The image...

Tommie Smith, John Carlos Are Heading To The Olympic HOF

In 1968, were criticized for raising their fists as they received medals at that year’s Summer Olympics—now, they are receiving the U.S. Olympics...

Kobe Bryant Gives Basketball His Dear John Letter


Last night in Los Angeles, the Lakers 107-103 loss to the Indiana Pacers was the secondary story behind the contents of a black envelope that was handed to every fan that entered the Staples Center.

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Carlos Beltran Doesn’t Anoint Kings While Court Is In Session


Game 2 of the 2013 World Series was looking like another chapter in David Ortiz’s thick book of playoff punishments that’s he’s served to a gang of suckers over the years.

For the second consecutive night Big Papi popped o

Carlos Gomez Got His Revenge; The Atlanta Braves Got Sensitive


Carlos Gomez jacked a home run off Paul Maholm in the first inning of a meaningless September game against the playoff-bound Atlanta Braves. As Gomez's bomb landed among the 30 people in center field who probably bought their tickets last week

John Lucas: From Drug Addict to Life Coach


It’s eight o’clock at night in a Starbucks parking lot in South Houston and John Lucas, the former No. 1 pick in the ’76 NBA Draft and notorious former drug addict, is wat

Tommie Smith Turns 76: A Look Back At A Legend’s Legacy

The results of Tommie Smith's black power salute on the stands at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City is remembered as the turning...

Olympic Games To Stop Athletes From Kneeling/Raising Fists

Colin Kaepernick’s effect on society and sports has gone global. On Thursday, the International Olympic Committee announced new guidelines that won’t allow athletes in this...

Pan American Games Become Site Of Silent Protests For Team USA Athletes

Last year we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising their fists at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. This...

Tommie Smith Turns 75: A Look Back At A Legend’s Legacy

From vilified Olympian to honored member of the academic community, Smith's lived an incredible life. The results of Tommie Smith's black power salute on the...