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New Film 'No Look Pass' Follows Gay Asian American Basketball Star

New Film ‘No Look Pass’ Follows Gay Asian American Basketball Star

by Julianne Hing on July 28 2011, 10:08AM

The documentary follows former Harvard basketball star Emily Tay as she navigates hoops, love, and the expectations of her parents.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

The White World of Sports Journalism

The White World of Sports Journalism

by Dexter Rogers on January 3 2011, 10:05AM

Dexter Rogers takes a break from covering January’s big games to ask how the press box became a bastion of white privilege.

Topics: Media

NCAA's First Openly Transgender Player Set to Take the Court

NCAA’s First Openly Transgender Player Set to Take the Court

by Jamilah King on November 2 2010, 2:52PM

Kye Allums writes history of a different sort at George Washington University.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Baseball Playoffs Unwitting Host to Police Accountability Feud

Baseball Playoffs Unwitting Host to Police Accountability Feud

by Julianne Hing on October 25 2010, 12:45PM

Johannes Mehserle’s dad steals airtime outside of Giants’ AT&T Park.

Topics: Oscar Grant Trial

LeBron James: Racist

LeBron James: Racist “Hater” Tweets Won’t Stop My Dreams

by Jorge Rivas on October 21 2010, 1:52PM

Miami Heat star declares “hater day” and shows fans the nasty tweets.

Topics: Technology

LeBron James Almost Tackles

LeBron James Almost Tackles “The Race Issue”

by Jamilah King on October 1 2010, 11:53AM

Maybe there’s some truth to Jesse Jackson’s ‘runaway slave’ analogy.

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MLB Still Refuses to Move Arizona All-Star Game

MLB Still Refuses to Move Arizona All-Star Game

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on September 3 2010, 5:33PM

Whether or not the MLB decides to cooperate or not, players, fans, musicians and others say they’ll continue to boycott Arizona until the law is repealed.

Topics: Immigration

John Amaechi: Outing Pro Athletes Won't Win Political Power

John Amaechi: Outing Pro Athletes Won’t Win Political Power

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 26 2010, 11:29AM

For former pro baller John Amaechi, the road to equality is far more difficult.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

SB 1070 Protestors Take a Swing at Major League Baseball

SB 1070 Protestors Take a Swing at Major League Baseball

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 24 2010, 4:03PM

Are sports a legit site of political struggle?

Topics: Immigration

WNBA Draws Hiring Praise--and the President

WNBA Draws Hiring Praise—and the President

by Jamilah King on August 3 2010, 1:09PM

The league consistently gets top ratings for hiring people of color and women in leadership jobs.

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Black Women Don't Swim?

Black Women Don’t Swim?

by Michelle Chen on July 21 2010, 7:20PM

On public radio, we’ve been hearing a lot about how Black people and water don’t mix. Or more precisely, why so many Black people don’t swim.

Topics: Media, On Gender

Passport Flap Keeps Iroquois Out of World Lacrosse Championships

Passport Flap Keeps Iroquois Out of World Lacrosse Championships

by Michelle Chen on July 17 2010, 6:31AM

The travel restrictions that barred the Iroquois team from a major tournament in England marked the limitations, and the vitality, of tribal sovereignty.

Topics: Global Affairs

Bud Selig Says Baseball Isn't Politics, Even in Arizona

Bud Selig Says Baseball Isn’t Politics, Even in Arizona

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on July 14 2010, 6:45PM

But boycott organizers see progress: They’ve forced him to respond, if not yet act.

Topics: Immigration

Readers Debate Jesse, LeBron and Runaway Slaves

Readers Debate Jesse, LeBron and Runaway Slaves

by Jorge Rivas on July 14 2010, 1:09PM

Check out what the ColorLines community is saying about Jesse Jackson’s declaration that the Cavs treated LeBron James like a slave.

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We Won't Play in Arizona, Say Latino Baseball All Stars

We Won’t Play in Arizona, Say Latino Baseball All Stars

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on July 13 2010, 12:37PM

The AP reports on a growing list of players who’ve said they’ll skip next year’s All Star Game if it remains in the Grand Canyon State.

Topics: Immigration

LeBron--$68 Million 'Runaway Slave'?

LeBron—$68 Million ‘Runaway Slave’?

by Jorge Rivas on July 12 2010, 3:01PM

Jesse Jackson says the Cavs’ owner treated LeBron like his slave. Right on or too much, Jesse?

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A New Low for Coverage of Women in Sports

A New Low for Coverage of Women in Sports

by Jamilah King on July 10 2010, 11:36AM

News coverage of women’s sports has all but disappeared, a new study finds.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Media

Looking Back on Four Weeks of World Cup Mania

Looking Back on Four Weeks of World Cup Mania

by Dom Apollon on July 10 2010, 11:23AM

Africa got screwed. Team USA tore my allegiances. Europeans blamed immigrants for losing (shocker). The refs blew it. And better Spain than the Netherlands.

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World Cup: France No Match For Integration

World Cup: France No Match For Integration

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on July 7 2010, 8:15PM

Reaction to the team’s implosion revealed just how tense race relations have grown.

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FIFA's World Cup Having a Ball With Child Labor

FIFA’s World Cup Having a Ball With Child Labor

by Michelle Chen on June 11 2010, 10:42AM

South Africa is the center of world this week, kicking off the first-ever World Cup Games on the African continent. But as the cameras pan across green fields and lavish festivities, labor activists are keeping their eye on the ball….

Topics: Global Affairs

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