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Books, Harry Edwards, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Bennett, Michelle Obama, Muhammad Ali -

Searching for the perfect present for the reader in your family? Or maybe it’s time for some self-gifting (we won’t judge, we promise). From essays to young adult novels to photography and poetry, The Undefeated has you covered. Here’s a collection of some of the most intriguing, well-crafted and engaging books of 2018. FICTION The […]

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Commentary, Harry Edwards, Institute for the Study  of Sport and Society, John Carlos, Locker Room Talk, Mahmoud Abdul Rauf, National Museum of African American History and Culture, NMAAHC, Tommy smith, Toni Smith-Thompson -

This week the nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic moments in U.S. Olympic history: the demonstration by Tommie Smith and John Carlos on the victory stand at the Mexico City Games. Another significant moment unfolded on Oct. 18, 1968, when the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) ordered Smith and Carlos to […]

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Harry Edwards, Institute for the Study of Sport, Mexico City Olympics 1968, NFL, Olympics, San Jose State University, Social Justice, Society and Social Change -

At the first full practice of the San Francisco 49ers’ training camp in Santa Clara, California, this summer, Harry Edwards stood alone, surveying the football field from behind dark sunglasses. For more than three decades, he’s helped evaluate team players and culture. But over the past half-century in American sports, he has starred in a […]

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Bill Rhoden, CoSIDA, Harry Edwards, racism -

“We can be honest, but we can’t be right. Unconscious bias is a joke. It’s a pass for racists and gender discriminators. “ The comment from Harry Edwards during the College Sports Information Directors of America’s (CoSIDA) diversity and inclusion panel on Wednesday at National Harbor in Maryland not only attracted the attention of the […]

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Atlanta Falcons, Harry Edwards, Jody David Armour, NFL -

ATLANTA – As it turned out, the Atlanta Falcons weren’t required to make a bold statement on the last day of the regular season. Regardless of how the Falcons fared against the Carolina Panthers, they clinched the NFC’s final playoff berth because the Seattle Seahawks lost. Still, Atlanta finished well in Sunday’s 22-10 victory. With […]

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Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys, Ezekiel Elliott, Harry Edwards, NFL -

FRISCO, Texas — On their bye week, the Dallas Cowboys have definitely checked out. In a mostly empty locker room after practice Wednesday at the team’s opulent training facility here, Cowboys players — the few who were willing to speak with reporters on the record, that is — mostly answered, “No comment” when pressed about […]

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Black Quarterbacks, Harry Edwards, NFL, Warren Moon, Willie Thrower -

No quarterback ever had a cooler name: Willie Thrower. When you hear it, visions of picturesque deep balls, efficient two-minute drills and fourth-quarter comebacks immediately come to mind. Much more important than his great name, though, is what Thrower accomplished during his brief time in the NFL. Because in only two career games, Thrower cleared […]

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As Told To, Colin Kaepernick, Harry Edwards, NFL -

As the Baltimore Ravens decide whether they’ll break with the rest of the NFL and permit Colin Kaepernick to resume his career, Harry Edwards has continued to speak out on behalf of the activist-quarterback. For Edwards, to rail against injustice is nothing new. Since the 1960s, Edwards has been active at the intersections of race, […]

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Athlete Activism, Bill Russell, Cleveland Summit, Commentary, Harry Edwards, Jim Brown, Remembering The Champ -

On June 4, 1967, Jim Brown hosted what we now call the Cleveland Summit. A collection of great black athletes of the era met with Muhammad Ali to discuss his decision to be a conscientious objector. I was a 16-year-old junior at Harlan High School in Chicago. Harry Edwards was a 24-year-old Cornell University doctoral […]

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Harry Edwards, Institute for the Study of Sport, Jim Brown, San Jose State University, Social Activism, Society and Social Change, Tommie Smith -

What are we willing to die for in the age of Donald Trump? This was the overarching question that repeatedly came to mind Tuesday afternoon as I listened to an impressive panel of journalists, former and current athletes celebrate the launch of the Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change at San […]

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Athlete Activism, Harry Edwards, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, San Jose State University, Words to Action -

It was the summer of 1968. Two San Jose State University (SJSU) students had just won medals in the 200-meter race of the Mexico City Games. Track and field athletes Tommie Smith, who took gold, and John Carlos, who came in third, climbed to their places on the podium. During the medal ceremony, hands over […]

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As Told To, Colin Kaepernick, Harry Edwards, NFL, San Francisco 49ers, Social Activism -

Since the 1960s, no one has been more active at the intersections of race, sports and politics than Harry Edwards. It was Edwards, through his creation of The Olympic Project for Human Rights, who inspired the iconic Black Power salute displayed by Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. […]

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Harry Edwards, NCF, Texas Longhorns -

The fall semester is in full swing, with students descending upon their campuses for yet another year of parties, football, parties, and an occasional class. As many in the nation increasingly turn their attention to college football, rankings, and the annual debate as to whether student-athletes will ever be rightly compensated for their labor, all […]

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Black Lives Matter, Commentary, Harry Edwards, LeBron James, Serena Williams -

Harry Edwards is a sociologist and professor emeritus at the University of California-Berkeley. In 1967, he founded the Olympic Project for Human Rights, which organized a boycott by African-American athletes of the 1968 Olympics and black power demonstrations at the Mexico City Games to protest continued racial discrimination faced by African-American athletes in college and […]

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2016 NBA Playoffs, Billy Donovan, Harry Edwards, NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder -

Harry Edwards once told the University of Florida’s men’s basketball team that to repeat as champions they had to push the rock up a hill collectively, not individually. Those back-to-back NCAA champion Gators were coached by Billy Donovan, who enlisted the renowned African-American sociologist for many words of wisdom. Now, in his first season with […]

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