Kimiko Ishizaka Photo credit: Intuitive Fotografie - Philippe Ramakers On Friday (24 September 2016) the pianist Kimiko Ishizaka performed Bach's The Art of Fugue at St John's Smith Square, giving the UK premiere of her own completion of the work. Show More Summary
Tommie Smith and John Carlos, the two African-American athletes sent home from the 1968 Olympic Games for their raised-fist protest on the medal podium, will receive a long-awaited moment of redemption at a U.S. team event at the White House this week. The two were invited by the U.S. Olympic...
Tommie Smith and John Carlos, the American Olympic sprinters who raised their fists during the 1968 Olympics, will join the U.S. Olympic team at the White House next week for its meeting with President Barack Obama, reports the Charlotte News & Observer. In the last week, the tide has continued to turn for the two […]
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Tommie Smith and John Carlos, the American sprinters whose raised-fist salutes at the 1968 Olympics are an ageless sign of race-inspired protest, will join the U.S. Olympic team at the … Click to Continue »
You can add another name next to the likes of Tommie Smith, John Carlos, Colin Kaepernick, and other black sports figures who have staged acts of socially conscious protests in competitive settings: ESPN writer Clinton Yates, spelling bee contestant.
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Final page of Contrapunctus XIV of Bach's The Art of Fugue The German-Japanese pianist Kimiko Ishizaka will be performing Bach's The Art of Fugue at St John's Smith Square on Friday 23 September 2016, and will be giving the UK premiere of her own completion of the work. Show More Summary
Stephen A. Smith had some harsh words for prominent Colin Kaepernick critics Tony LaRussa, John Tortorella and Boomer Esiason on First Take Wednesday.
On Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs’ Marcus Peters held a black-gloved fist aloft during the national anthem, an homage to the 1968 black-power protest of John Carlos and Tommie Smith. Martellus Bennett and Devin McCourty of the New England...Show More Summary
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, left, joins U.S. Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp and Bruce Smith, Dean of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences and other officials on a tour of UND's aerospace facilities Monday during...Show More Summary
St John's Smith Square This weekend (17/18 September 2016) is London Open House Weekend, and St John's Smith Square is helping celebrate by opening its doors. But visitors will not only be able to appreciate the stunning baroque architecture, but will be able to hear music performed as the concert hall is running a 24 hour music marathon. Show More Summary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICa9wFdzcwQ By Scott Gilfoid: In an undercard filled with dreadful mismatches from top to bottom, International Boxing Federation flyweight champion John Riel Casimero [...] The post Casimero and Smith brothers win – results appeared first on Boxing News 24.
America has a history of taking black athletes who stand up for black rights and blackballing them. See 1968 Olympians Tommie Smith and John Carlos, whose black-gloved fists set off a butterfly effect of good ole down-home racism and death threats against both of their families. See former NBA players Craig Hodges and Mahmoud Abdul […]
This week: Musicals for every taste, including a Latino-themed celebration of Morrissey, the singer formerly known as the frontman for the British rock band the Smiths. Assassins Stephen Sondheim’s darkly comic musical about John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, et al.; not recommended for children....
Rosabel Watson and her Aeolian Ladies Orchestra The Southbank Sinfonia is launching its 2016-17 with a Shakespeare themed concert with a difference. On 20 September 2016 at St John's Smith Square, Simon Over conducts the orchestra in...Show More Summary
[Content Note: Racism.]"What should horrify Americans is not Kaepernick's choice to remain seated during the national anthem, but that nearly 50 years after Ali was banned from boxing for his stance and Tommie Smith and John Carlos's...Show More Summary
Forty-eight years ago, in the stands at the Mexico City Olympics, I felt a twinge of disappointment when Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised black-gloved fists on the medal podium as “The Star-Spangled Banner” played over the stadium PA. Show More Summary
I surprised a few friends in a previous posting when I declared I was a bit of a fan of Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell. I will surprise a few more when I say I am admirer of my former BBC boss John Birt. My enthusiasm stems in part from the fact that I was a Father […]