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    After Words with Wil Haygood

    Wil Haygood talked about his biography Sweet Thunder: The Life and Times of Sugar Ray Robinson (Knopf; October 13, 2009). Born Walker Smith, Jr., the future title-holder spent his formative years in Harlem and mixed his…

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    Dave Zirin on President Trump's NFL Comments

    Dave Zirin talked about President Trump’s response to NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.

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    Sports and Social Justice

    The AFL-CIO hosted a panel discussion analyzing the role of professional athletes in advocating for racial and social justice. Speakers included NFL Players Association counsel Joe Briggs,…

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    Brazil's Dance with the Devil

    Dave Zirin talked about his book, Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy, in which he looks at the politics and economics behind Brazil’s…

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    Game Over

    Dave Zirin, sports columnist for The Nation, spoke about the intersection of politics and sports. His essays ranged from soccer riots in Egypt and the 2012 NFL lockout, to the inner-workings of…

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    Safety Risks in Youth Football, Part 2

    A panel featuring athletes, administrators, doctors, journalists and football industry representatives considered the health safety risks of youths playing football. DeMaurice Smith talked about…

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    The John Carlos Story

    John Carlos, winner of the bronze medal in the 200 meters in the 1968 Olympics, recalls the raised-fist Black Power salute he and his teammate, Tommie Smith, gave on the medal podium in…

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    Bad Sports: How Owners are Ruining the Games We Love

    Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation, argues against the business actions of professional sports owners. The author examines the different tactics that he believes owners use to…

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    Tribute to Howard Zinn

    Friends of Howard Zinn gathered at Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC to pay tribute to the historian and political activist who died on January 27, 2010. The speakers included Ralph Nader, Marian…

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