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African American Athletes Started Protesting In 1961

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The protests were about inequality. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeIonZpvMUQ February is Black History Month and it was in the 1960s that African-American athletes decided they could protest and speak...

African American Sports Protests Were Part Of The Civil Rights Movement

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There was a boycott and there were protests. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IO90ltLUliE February is Black History Month and it was in the 1960s that African-American athletes decided they could...

Olympic Athletes Want The Right To Protest

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Stifling speech, IOC style. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-50hKmjcaqQ Global protests and athletes’ speaking out against police brutality is about to meet the International Olympic Committee. John Carlos, who staged...
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The 1960s Sports Protests Started In New Orleans

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Civil Rights Movement and sports. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcupynWK4ZY February is Black History Month and it was in the 1960s that African-American athletes decided they could protest and speak...

1968 Olympics Protesters Smith And Carlos Are Hall Of Famers

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Recognition at last. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEq9fX92j4k On November 1, Thommie Smith and John Carlos will be inducted into the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame. Apparently, 51...

Minor League Baseball Players Latest Pawn In Political Decisions

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The politics of it all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d34FVp7YFWA Minor league baseball players are preparing for winter baseball whether it is with Major League Baseball backed instructional league teams...

The USOPC Does Not Like Political Protests

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Nasser was a different story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqXa6EkZn_w The rebranded United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee apparently does not believe in the right of expression. The...

The 1960s Was A Time For African American Sports Protests

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A change is gonna come. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngBGXJ0DAQ4&t=3s   It is Black History Month and it was in the 1960s that African-American athletes decided they could protest and speak...

Did The Smith-Carlos-Norman Protest In 1968 Change Things?

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In 1968, Americans did not get immediate punditry. There wasn’t much talk radio, there was no cable TV national programming but there were newspapers however newspapers were not on a 24 hour a day, seven days a week news cycle.

LeBron Isn’t Shutting Up And Dribbling Nor Are Others

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LeBron James is transitioning from the basketball court into a social activist. He has a new TV show that probably won’t make FOX News television show host Laura Ingraham very happy.