The day that Olympic great Lee Evans outran hate

The call for a boycott was nothing new to San Jose State sprinter Lee Evans. Evans…

John Carlos and the ’68 Olympics protest: ‘There was no fear’

Black consciousness is nothing new.  So the reaction to the killings of George Floyd and Breonna…

Turbulence: The 1968 protest heard around the world

Instead of being celebrated for their 1-3 finish in the 200 meters at the 1968 Summer…

Protest: John Carlos and Tommie Smith and the 1968 Olympics

It’s always good to have someone in your corner who is going to look out for…

The ‘woke’ athlete recognized at the Athletes for Impact Awards

LOS ANGELES-Fifty years ago, Dr. Tommie Smith and Dr. John Carlos defied Olympic referendum and rebuked…

A stand for black justice

It has been 50 years since the 1968 Summer Olympics (Oct. 12-Oct. 27) took place in…

The social conscious of John Carlos

John Carlos has a lot to say about a lot of things. This is one guy…

Black History Month Retrospective…Olympian Jim Hines

Olympic gold medal winner Jim Hines broke the mold in the 100 meters. And he did…

100 Black Men Affirms Commitment at Annual Conference

By Dennis Freeman II San Francisco-The 100 Black Men of America, Inc. organization celebrated its 25-year…

Dr. Tommie Smith: Still Running the Race of his Life

By Dennis J. Freeman Forty-two years ago, Dr. Tommie Smith ran the race of his life,…

The Black Power Salute in 1968: Still a Priceless Moment

By Dennis J. Freeman Tommie Smith has given up his gold medal and track cleats to…