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No More Jackie Robinsons

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Shaun Powell, Newsday sports columnist and author of Souled Out? How Blacks Are Winning and Losing in Sports, dissects issues like the reluctance among many sports stars to engage in Black activism or their indifferen...

Sports Plantation

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A look at why so many Black athletes never graduate from White colleges. Guest: John Thompson (407)

A $40 Million Slave

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William C. Rhoden, New York Times’ sports columnist and author of “Forty Million Dollar Slaves,” discusses the evolution of exploitation in athletics. (3004)

1980 Olympics: Lost Gold

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A discussion of the pros and cons of the U.S. boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.   (306)

Arthur Ashe’s Whistleblower

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A journalist talks about Ashe’s youth and tennis. (2804)

The Winning Spirit

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Arthur Ashe, Wilma Rudolph, Jackie Robinson and Marcus Haines are all legends in the sports world. These renowned athletes are among the personalities profiled on this edition for their “winning spirit.” (2205)

Gold Is Also Black: The Story of a Black Quarterback

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Sandy Stephens was the first Black man to play quarterback for the storied University of Minnesota football team. In many ways, he was a forerunner of the athletic quarterbacks in the NFL today, scrambling to extend p...