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Better know an owner: Clippers’ outrageous Donald Sterling

It is incredibly ugly that owners such as Donald Sterling can latch themselves onto the games we enjoy and wreak so much social havoc.


Today in Labor History: Paul Robeson dies

On January 23, 1976, noted singer and actor Paul Robeson died in Philadelphia.Robeson was also a legendary civil rights and peace leader and athlete.


NFL players make strong defense of LGBT equality

Many athletes have publicly stated their support for having LGBT players as their teammates, and some have supported marriage equality efforts.


This day in history: Muhammad Ali convicted for his anti-war stand

On June 20, 1967, boxing champion and Olympic gold medal winner Muhammad Ali was convicted of draft evasion, sentenced to five years in prison, fined $10,000 and banned from boxing for three years.


Outrage over Olympic corporate sponsors erupting around the world

Corporatization of the coming Olympic games in London is under attack from all corners of the world.


Is Ben & Jerry’s fortune cookie ice cream insulting or not?

Some doubt the fortune-cookie ice cream is really a problem, but others say it reflects how little most Americans know about Asian Americans.


Ben & Jerry's apologizes for "Taste the Lin-sanity" ice cream

It seems too many "clever" media and advertisers think the way to respond to Asian Americans is with a joke, an ethnic stereotype or a plain old slur.


Ice inside, heat on the street at Philly stadium

Several hundred members of Unite Here marched, chanted slogans and rallied in support of the food service workers, without a new contract for months.


Were college football profits protected at the expense of sexually abused children?

There is no escaping the charges Joe Paterno, his staff and his superiors including the entire Penn State University Board of Trustees should face.


Hypocrisy and exploitation in college sports

In an important new article, historian Taylor Branch argues that the very structure of college sports is based on student-athletes that generate billions of dollars for universities and private companies but in return they're left earning nothing for themselves.

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