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When I Saw You Win, I Felt Free

The tweet below may make you curl your lip, but there’s one making the rounds right now that rings true for many of the black people…

The day Michael Jordan became less like Mike

Michael Jordan released a statement on Monday addressing the country’s racial climate, police brutality, and violent retaliation aimed at the police. He also pledged a…

He was 21. I was 14. Here’s how I realized I was sexually abused.

[Editor’s Note: The author of this piece has asked to remain anonymous out of sensitivity for several of the people discussed.] A few months ago,…

Muhammad Ali didn’t transcend race — he transcended stereotypes about race.

In a 1964 interview with Roots author Alex Haley, 22-year-old Muhammad Ali said, “’I know I got it made while the masses of black people are…

Destroying Jackie Robinson’s Easy Myth

Ken Burns’ new Jackie Robinson documentary peels back the layers of the baseball hero to reveal one of the twentieth century’s fiercest advocates for equality.

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