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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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Colin Kaepernick, Commentary, Jason Collins, Jeff Van Gundy, LeBron James, Mahmoud Abdul Rauf, Mark Cuban, NBA, NFL -

On Sept. 28, NBA commissioner Adam Silver told reporters that despite how “divisive an issue it is in our society right now,” he expects players in the league to continue to stand for the national anthem “as a moment of unity.” A day later, the league sent out a memo reinforcing the league-mandated policy that […]

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Denver Nuggets, Mahmoud Abdul Rauf, Muslim, NBA, Protest -

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf played nine years in the NBA and is one of the greatest free-throw shooters in league history. But the former Louisiana State University star is best known for refusing to stand for the national anthem during his 1995-96 season with the Denver Nuggets and calling the American flag a symbol of oppression. The […]

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Enes Kanter, Gorgui Deng, Hakeem Olajuwon, Kenneth Faried, Mahmoud Abdul Rauf, Muslim, Mustafa Shakur, NBA, Ramadan, Tariq Abdul-Wahad -

There is a new private room in Madison Square Garden in Manhattan that will be used only on nights the New York Knicks play. It is for Muslim prayer for one of their new players. And there is halal food available for his consumption too. Enes Kanter, who joined the Knicks in September as part […]

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Basketball, BIG3, Mahmoud Abdul Rauf -

There will be flashes from the past on the hardwood Sunday when Ice Cube unveils his BIG3 basketball league in Brooklyn, New York. Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Rick Barry, George Gervin and Clyde Drexler are coaches. Allen Iverson is a player-coach. ​Perhaps the most surprising player suiting up will be former NBA sharpshooter Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, […]

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Mahmoud Abdul Rauf, National Anthem, NBA, Protest -

When Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf arrived earlier this month in Michigan for a speaking engagement, only a week had passed since President Trump announced a travel ban against immigrants and refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries. The action had sparked international protests, a clash between the judicial and executive branches and heightened fears within the world’s second-largest […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Mahmoud Abdul Rauf, National Anthem, NBA, NFL, San Francisco 49ers -

Twenty years later, despite losing prime years of NBA stardom, enduring death threats and having his home burned to the ground, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf still does not stand for the national anthem. The quicksilver guard who foreshadowed NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest is now living in Atlanta, taking care of his five teenage children along with […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Commentary, Mahmoud Abdul Rauf -

Whenever a professional athlete speaks out against injustice and oppression, fans split between those who celebrate it as an act of courage and those who dismiss it as hypocrisy or posturing. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who sat in protest during the playing of the national anthem in the exhibition game against the Green […]

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