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We called it. Proving, once again, that too much is never enough when it comes to Halloween, Beyoncé debuted a second costume on Wednesday night, this time with a little help from husband Jay-Z.

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George Foreman, a Texan by birth and girth, has been a fascinating, sometimes bewildering slice of the American culture for five decades. Puncher, preacher, pitchman — Foreman has worn many hats and belts, including that of oldest world heavyweight champion in history when he was 45. During a troubled youth, Foreman dropped out of high […]

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Before Colin Kaepernick was born, a couple of black dudes, John Carlos and Tommie Smith, raised a couple of black-gloved fists to the sky as the U.S. national anthem played after they earned a couple of Olympic medals in Mexico City. They were protesting racial injustice and inequality during a decade in which Martin…

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Hilary Brooke Mueller — the White woman who blocked D’Arreion Toles from entering his apartment building has reportedly been fired from her job. Toles posted his encounter with Mueller on his Facebook account and the video received millions of views. In the video, Toles is seen entering his apartment with his own key but Mueller still proceeded to […]

The post The Download | October 16th: White woman who blocked D’Arreion Toles from entering his building is fired from her job + 50th anniversary of Tommie Smith’s Historic Olympic Protest appeared first on theGrio.

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Colin Kaepernick, Jim Brown, John Carlos, Pots And Pans, Tommie Smith -

When Jim Brown ran on the football field, he moved with power, grace and speed. During his career, he rushed for a then career-record 12,312 yards and starred on the Cleveland Browns’ last NFL championship team in 1964, one of eight years he led the NFL in rushing during a nine-year career. But it was […]

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The list is complete. The 50 Greatest Black Athletes have been determined by the public — 10,350 adults whom SurveyMonkey polled to decide who should be considered the best of the best in black athletic supremacy based upon four factors: overall ranking, dominance, inspiration and impact on society. For months, debates have swirled in The […]

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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, Jim Brown, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, San Jose State University, Tommie Smith, Words to Action -

It’s been hard to spot a headline lately that doesn’t include the words activism, protest, boycott or social justice. Some conditions have improved, but racial tension and pleas for equality prompt plenty of unanswered questions. To help find answers beyond the headlines, sociologist and civil rights activist Harry Edwards and San Jose State University (SJSU) […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Mexico City Olympics 1968, NFL, Tommie Smith -

If anyone knows what San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is going through, it’s Tommie Smith. It was a half-century ago when Smith, along with fellow sprinter John Carlos, raised his fist with a black glove in protest of the state of black America while representing the United States in the 1968 Summer Olympics. The […]

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Jesse Owens, John Carlos, Mexico City Olympics 1968, Rio Olympics 2016, Spencer Haywood, Tommie Smith -

Long before “The Dream Team” — the collapse and rise of USA Basketball with LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant leading Team USA into the 2016 Rio Olympics — there was Spencer Haywood. Haywood was a relatively unknown member of the USA Basketball team that lacked lots of black talent during the […]

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John Carlos, NCAA, Olympics, San Jose State Spartans, Tommie Smith -

Nearly 48 years ago, Tommie Smith and John Carlos stood on the podium during the 1968 Olympics and, as the national anthem was played, each raised a gloved fist to make a statement about the unequal treatment of blacks in America. Their silent gesture made people uncomfortable. Yesterday, Smith and Carlos were at San Jose […]

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Carmelo Anthony, John Carlos, Rio Olympics 2016, Team USA, Tommie Smith -

Nearly 48 years ago, USA Olympic sprinters John Carlos and Tommie Smith bowed their heads and raised black-gloved fists on the medal stands at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics as The Star-Spangled Banner played. The “Black Power salute” was actually later called a human rights salute by the then-young black men who made history that […]

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Jack Johnson When he beat Tommy Burns for the world heavyweight championship in 1908, Johnson became […]

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - An American athlete who took part in a controversial black-power salute at the 1968 Olympics says an Australian parliamentary apology to silver medalistPeter Norman might have come too late...

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Black athletes, black olympians, Cassius Clay, Dominque Dawes, Dream Team, George Coleman Poage, Inspiration, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, John Baxter 'Doc' Taylor, John Carlos, London Olympics 2012, Michael Johnson, Olympians, Olympics, redeem team, tema usa, Tommie Smith, Venus and Serena Williams, Wilma Rudolph -

SLIDESHOW - Every four years we watch the Olympics Games with excitement as America's greatest athletes compete against their best international competitors for a chance to bring home the gold...

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theGRIO REPORT - Usain Bolt is receiving both praise and pressure from some of the Olympics' most famous track and field champions...

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