One Former Athlete's View of the Kaepernick Controvery

One Former Athlete's View of the Kaepernick Controvery

El Tecolote, Commentary, Carlos Barón, Posted: Sep 14, 2016

Coming from Chile, I was a newcomer to the racial issues of the United States, although my political awakening was a growing reality.

President Obama on Colin Kaepernick: ‘He’s Exercising His Constitutional Right’


Ebony, News Report, Posted: Sep 06, 2016

Though he admitted he hadn’t been following the controversy closely, President Obama affirmed Kaepernick’s right to protest.


Kaepernick’s Sit-Down Aside --The Case for Standing for the National Anthem


New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Aug 29, 2016

Colin Kaepernick's should be applauded for having the courage of his convictions, but a case can be made for the millions of blacks who do gladly stand for the national anthem.

Colin Kaepernick Shows That #BlackLivesMatter Even When His Career May Not


The Root, Commentary, Posted: Aug 29, 2016

San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick chose last Friday to remind America that black lives matter.

Speedo, Macy's And Ralph Lauren Drop Ryan Lochte After Rio Olympics


Latina, News Feature, Posted: Aug 22, 2016

Speedo, Ralph Lauren and Macy's told Ryan Lochte "BYE FELICIA!" after his drunken escapades (and lies) during the Rio Olympics.


#Swimmingsowhite: Long Beach Pool Project a Racial Justice Issue


Long Beach VoiceWaves, Commentary, Anna Christensen, Posted: Aug 16, 2016

It's summertime. Long Beach youth are on vacation and many head to the water to cool off. But too often for minority youth, a swim can be deadly.

Asian American Fencer Wins First Individual Medal by an American Since 1960


AsAm News, News Report, Posted: Aug 08, 2016

His father Greg, who is also his coach, consoled his son after he lost to Italy’s Daniele Garozzo 15-11. Alexander came into the Olympics ranked number 1 in the world.

First Filipina Olympic Medalist Ends Philippines' 20-year Medal Drought, News Report, Ted S. Melendres, Posted: Aug 08, 2016

Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz marked history for the Philippines by winning the first Olympic medal for her nation, a silver in the 2016 Rio Olympics, ending a long dry spell for the country in medal wins since 1996

Brutal Crackdowns, Hidden Poverty: How Preparations for the Rio Olympics Hurt Afro-Brazilians


New America Media, News Report, Posted: Aug 03, 2016

While the world is anxious for the Olympic Games to start, Rio de Janeiro’s Afro-Brazilian population is already embittered by the steps the government has taken in preparation for the event.

Michael Jordan Donates $2 Million to Combat Police Violence


Latina , News Report, Posted: Jul 26, 2016

Michael Jordan has long been criticized for staying mum on social justice issues, but the basketball megastar is finally using his celebrity – and deep pockets – to address one of the country's biggest and current ills: police brutality.

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