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Newswire: Chicago police apologize to rapper Rhymefest for “disappointing” treatment

Rhymefest—a.k.a Che Smith—is a Chicago-based rapper who recently won a Grammy and an Academy Award for his work on Common and John Legend’s “Glory,” but the Chicago Police Department apparently didn’t care who he was when he recently tried to report a robbery. Show More Summary

Canelo Alvarez: ‘Liam Smith has got a Mexican style’

Canelo Alvarez expects to outsell Manny Pacquiao in Dallas, writes John Dennen The post Canelo Alvarez: ‘Liam Smith has got a Mexican style’ appeared first on Boxing News.

The Surprising Massachusetts Origins of Nearly Every American Sport

An early 20th century Smith College netball team. (Photo: WikiCommons/Public Domain) In 2004, a historian named John Thorn sent the librarians of Pittsfield, Massachusetts on a strange quest. Deep in the archives, they flipped through reams of 18th century bylaws, newsletters, and meeting transcripts. Show More Summary

‘Days Of Our Lives’ Spoilers: Is Deimos Kiriakis’ Offer To Help Prove Victor’s Innocence Genuine?

Days Of Our Lives spoilers reveal that Victor Kiriakis (John Aniston) won’t have to fight the kidnapping charges alone. Besides Sonny (Freddie Smith) and Justin (Wally Kurth), Victor is going to have assistance from an unlikely person. Show More Summary

BUSH DERANGEMENT SYNDROME STRIKES AGAIN IN NEW BIO OF 43D PRESIDENT: [Jean Edward Smith] has writt…

BUSH DERANGEMENT SYNDROME STRIKES AGAIN IN NEW BIO OF 43D PRESIDENT: [Jean Edward Smith] has written critically acclaimed biographies of FDR, Eisenhower, Ulysses Grant and John Marshall. Now he’s published one of George W. Bush. It’s so replete with factual errors and baseless assertions that it should call Smith’s credibility into question, make us reexamine his […]

The MMA Road Show with John Morgan No. 73: Matt Mitrione, Leslie Smith, Adam Hill, Simon Head, Mike Bohn

Episode No. 73 of “The MMA Road Show with John Morgan” podcast, featuring Matt Mitrione, Leslie Smith, Adam Hill, Simon Head and Mike Bohn, is now available for streaming and download.Filed under: News, UFC

The white man in the photo of the Black Power salute at the 1968 Olympics)

last weekHumor / odd : Kottke.org

During the medals ceremony for the 200 meter race the 1968 Olympics, gold medalist Tommie Smith and bronze medalist John Carlos, both standing shoeless on the podium, each raised one black-gloved fist in the air during the playing of the US national anthem as a gesture in support of the fight of better treatment of African Americans in the US. Show More Summary

Jean Edward Smith’s Burning Bush

(Steven Hayward) I’m not going to read Jean Edward Smith’s new biography of George W. Bush for three reasons, one of them coming directly from Smith himself. Smith, the acclaimed biographer of John Marshall, Lucius Clay, and Dwight Eisenhower,...Show More Summary

Olympic Runners Tommie Smith and John Carlos: 'Memba Them?

Tommie Smith (middle) and John Carlos (right) made history when they stood on the winner's podium and raised their fists in protest against racial injustice after winning the gold and bronze at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Guess what…

More on the Milwaukee Riots

(John Hinderaker) Paul has already commented on the shooting death of Sylville Smith in Milwaukee. These are a few supplemental observations. 1) When the first few nationally-hyped police shootings (or deaths in police custody) occurred, the “victim” was ritually described as an unarmed black man. Show More Summary

1968 ‘Black Power Salute’ Sparked Ongoing Miscarriage of Justice by U.S. Olympic Committee

3 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

The silent gesture by medalists John Carlos and Tommie Smith was meant to raise awareness of human rights, not dishonor the flag. Both men deserve an apology from the U.S. Olympic Committee for how they have been treated.

Why I Don't Want My Daughter to Be Hillary Clinton

If Hillary Clinton becomes president, Karisa Johns Smith says she "will probably cry." Smith, a so-called "Jesus feminist" and doctoral candidate at Wheaton College, views a future President Hillary Clinton as an exemplary model for the next generation of women.

’68 Heroes Still Waiting for an Apology

3 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

After Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists in silent protest, sports legend Brent Musburger compared them to Nazis. Its time for him to say sorry.

An oral history of the Suicide Squad

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Zack Smith writes, "With the film of SUICIDE SQUAD out Friday [ed: alas, it looks like a turkey], you might enjoy this oral history I did of the 1980s series with writer John Ostrander and most of the artistic and editorial team from throughout the book's run. Show More Summary

Fist-Raising ’68 Olympians John Carlos and Tommie Smith Applaud Carmelo Anthony’s Social Activism

3 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Former U.S. Olympic sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos — who famously raised their fists during a medal ceremony in the 1968 Summer Games — are looking to Carmelo Anthony and his U.S. Olympic basketball teammates to follow in their footsteps

Rio 2016: Peter Norman's role in Smith and Carlos' 1968 Black Power protest

Australian Peter Norman is the forgotten man in the iconic Black Power salute photograph from the 1968 Olympics, but he had a big influence in Tommie Smith and John Carlos' protest.

Michael Blume - How High

Sounds like: John Legend, James Blake, Musiq, Sam Smith Song: Michael Blume - How High What's so good? Michael Blume is celebrating the release of his debut EP When I Get It Right, an introspective an raw look into the artist's inner workings. Show More Summary

Paul Pogba to Man United & John Stones to Man City are virtually done deals (BBC Audio)

Paul Pogba & John Stones Paul Pogba & John Stones Both Manchesters United and City are set to boost their squad options considerably in the next few days. That’s according to The Times journalist Rory Smith, who was a guest on BBC 5 Live radio on Friday night. In what will be welcome signings at […]

Rick Smith, Texans Agree to New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

The Houston Texans and general manager Rick Smith have agreed to a four-year contract extension that will keep him with the team through the 2020 season, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle on Friday. Smith has been with...Show More Summary

Toronto Opens World Exclusive Belle Reve Penitentiary Fan Experience!

For two days, the city of Toronto will be home to Belle Reve Penitentiary – home of the members of the Suicide Squad! Yesterday, Will Smith, Margot Robbie and David Ayer joined Mayor John Tory is cutting the ribbon to open the world exclusive fan experience. Show More Summary

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