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Production Begins on New Biopic of First Openly Gay Baseball Player

Production Begins on New Biopic of First Openly Gay Baseball Player

by Von Diaz on March 7 2014, 1:30AM

Glenn Burke paved the way for many of today’s LGBTQ athletes to come out of the closet.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW, Sports

Cleveland Baseball Team Replaces Chief Wahoo Logo

Cleveland Baseball Team Replaces Chief Wahoo Logo

by Julianne Hing on January 10 2014, 4:20PM

The caricature of the Native-American “chief” isn’t going away completely though.

Topics: /NOW, Sports

Study: White Men Run The World of FBS College Football

Study: White Men Run The World of FBS College Football

by Julianne Hing on January 3 2014, 1:31PM

Every single FBS conference commissioner in the country is a white male.

Topics: /NOW, Sports

Brittney Griner's Nike Contract Just the Latest of Her Barrier-Breaking Moves

Brittney Griner’s Nike Contract Just the Latest of Her Barrier-Breaking Moves

by Julianne Hing on June 3 2013, 5:14PM

What’s the WNBA rookie’s fashion sense got to do with cultural change? Everything, it turns out.

Topics: /NOW, Sports

Could San Francisco Giants' Sergio Romo Become a Pro-Migrant Ice Cream Icon?

Could San Francisco Giants’ Sergio Romo Become a Pro-Migrant Ice Cream Icon?

by Julianne Hing on December 4 2012, 9:05AM

Sergio Romo is already a baseball star. Could he become both a political icon and ice cream spokesperson?

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Sports

Jeremy Lin on the Upside of Others' Low Expectations

Jeremy Lin on the Upside of Others’ Low Expectations

by Julianne Hing on August 6 2012, 1:32PM

The NBA still seems not to know what to do with the Asian American star, and Lin doesn’t seem to mind.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Sports

Native American Mascots Banned in Oregon Schools, Board of Education Rules

by Julianne Hing on May 18 2012, 12:01PM

The new policy, in the works for six years, is one of the strictest in the country.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth, Sports

Kobe Bryant’s Wife Wears “Do I Look Illegal” Shirt to Game 1 Against Phoenix Suns

by Jorge Rivas on May 18 2010, 3:35PM

Last night at Game 1 of the NBA western conference finals in Los Angeles, the Lakers dominated Los Phoenix Suns. But on the sidelines, Kobe Bryant’s wife Vanessa Bryant — born Vanessa Cornejo Ubrieta, and whose father is Mexican…

Topics: Sports

Senate’s Sole Latino Joins Call for Arizona Baseball Boycott

by Jorge Rivas on May 11 2010, 11:50AM

Last Thursday the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest Latino civil rights organization in the United States, announced plans to boycott the state of Arizona. The campaign calls groups (including churches and corporations) and “ordinary citizens” across the…

Topics: Sports

NCAA’s Mandatory Sickle Cell Testing Could Impact Black Athletes

by Julianne Hing on April 13 2010, 9:09AM

Last year, ColorLines reported on a proposed new rule from the NCAA that would require sickle cell testing for all Division I athletes. The NY Times reports that NCAA member conferences are set to vote sometime this week in…

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Caster Semenya Allowed to Compete As A Woman

by Jamilah King on April 8 2010, 5:41PM

After months of speculation and gender testing, South African runner Caster Semenya is finally being allowed to compete again: “Semenya’s lawyers told the eNews channel Wednesday that her medical team looked at test results following the 2009 world championships…

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NCAA Champs: Duke Succeeds in Basketball and Graduation Rates

NCAA Champs: Duke Succeeds in Basketball and Graduation Rates

by Hatty Lee on April 6 2010, 2:09PM

Last night, Duke University took the NCAA championship title. Honestly, I was rooting for the underdog Butler. But it was a good game. Props to the two teams’ basketball skills, but also to the fact that the graduation rates for…

Topics: Schools & Youth, Sports

NCAA Champions But College Dropouts? 80 Percent of Black B-Ball Athletes Won't Graduate

NCAA Champions But College Dropouts? 80 Percent of Black B-Ball Athletes Won’t Graduate

by Hatty Lee on March 16 2010, 4:02PM

With March Madness starting this week, The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport, at the University of Central Florida released “Keeping Score When It Counts: Graduation Rates for 2010 NCAA Men’s Divsion I Basketball Tournament Teams.” This study compares…

Topics: Schools & Youth, Sports

The Next Tour de France Winner Might Be Black

by Jorge Rivas on February 12 2010, 2:52PM

Last year, after 106 years of the Tour de France, we finally got to see a Black cyclist ride 2,200 miles through France. Rahsaan Bahati from South LA is one of the cycling’s brightest and fastest stars, who many…

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On the Eve of the Winter Olympics, Everything in Canada Ain’t Pretty

by Jamilah King on February 9 2010, 3:11PM

Looks like athletes and fans won’t be the only ones converging on this year’s Winter Olympic games, which kick off this Friday in Vancouver. A sizable contingent of native protesters will also be on hand to speak out against…

Topics: Environment, Sports

What Super Bowl XLIV Says About Race

by Jamilah King on February 5 2010, 10:00AM

I have a confession to make: I’m not a big Colts fan. In fact, I’m a pretty big hater. And I can’t stand Peyton Manning. But when it comes to this year’s Super Bowl, I’m excited for all the wrong…

Topics: Sports

Russian Figures Skaters Attempt to Skate to Olympics Gold With “Aboriginal” Routine

by Julianne Hing on February 4 2010, 9:27AM

Congratulations are in order for Russian figure skaters and favored Winter Olympics gold medalists Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin, who managed to make me let out an audible gasp when I saw this photo of them this morning. It takes…

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A Whites-Only Pro Basketball League Set to Start June 2010

by Julianne Hing on January 20 2010, 2:47PM

Here are the essentials: It will be called the All-American Basketball Alliance, the AABA. Its kickoff will be in June. It hopes to launch in twelve cities in the South. Only white players—that is, “natural born United States citizens with…

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Jay-Z, The Black Branch Rickey, Brings The Nets, And Gentrification

by Guest Columnist on December 3 2009, 3:31PM

By Jamilah King On my way to work this morning I was listening to Jay-Z’s Brooklyn Go Hard (such a better precursor to that annoying ass NY anthem that’s colonizing the radio right now). In it, I noticed a…

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The Washington Redskins Keep Losing Because I Cursed Them

by Alec Dubro on November 5 2009, 12:57PM

By Alec Dubro Ever since I moved to DC in 1993, I’ve hated my home town NFL team. For 18 years I lived in the Bay Area and got to root for the Raiders and the 49ers when both were…

Topics: Sports

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