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Carrying on Muhammad Ali's fight for justice

Ali's outspokenness and activism made him a beacon for African Americans everywhere.

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This week in history: First black athlete wins Winter Olympics gold

Ten years ago this week, in Turin, Italy, speed skater Shani Davis became the first black athlete to win a gold medal in an individual sport at the Olympic Winter Games.

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Racial slurs have no place in football

For American Indians, the NFL season offers regular reminders that our rights still aren't fully recognized.

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Justice prevails at University of Missouri: President Wolfe steps down

"He has not only enabled racism since the start of his tenure in 2012, but blatantly ignored and disrespected the concerns of students."

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Some extraordinarily special Olympics days in Los Angeles

The 6,500 athletes are accompanied by their 2,000 coaches, along with 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators in attendance.

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Indigenous news: WNBA and Native heritage, hula protest, lacrosse comeback

Braids flying, sticks scooping, American Indian lacrosse players of all ages bring back a tradition that's more than a game.

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Today in history: Olympic runner Wilma Rudolph born 75 years ago

"My doctors told me I would never walk again,  my mother told me I would; I believed my mother."

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UFC's ultimate fighters battle for fair treatment

Sara McMann researched and found that 86 percent of women fighters in the UFC could be negatively impacted by the deal with Reebok.

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High school students protest gross inequalities in sports programs

Students held signs with startling numbers like "36,000 students of color go to high schools with almost no sports."

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Today in African American history: Muhammad Ali the champ!

On this date in 1964, Cassius Clay, later known as Muhammad Ali, became world heavyweight boxing champion by defeating Sonny Liston in a stunning upset. 

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