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Sport and political issues have always mixed

AP photo   By Rupen Savoulian In an article for The Conversation, Daryl Adair, a professor of Sport Management at the University of Technology, Sydney, makes a pertinent observation regarding the interaction between sport and politics:

Colin Kaepernick sat down to make all of us consider what we stand for

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP   By Rupen Savoulian The quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, Colin Kaepernick, refused to stand for the American national anthem prior to the commencement of an NFL game. Why should this small act of defiance generate so much controversy and debate?

Muhammad Ali – The Patriot

Bettman / Corbis   By Sami Jamil Jadallah Muhammad Ali, in life and in his death, united all of us, Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Native Americans, Atheists; he was America, a beautiful America as much as he was “beautiful”.

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Muhammad Ali – the athlete-activist whose example lives on

By Rupen Savoulian Tributes to the late great boxer Muhammad Ali have been overflowing since the announcement of his passing earlier this month.

Citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo continue to pay tribute to Muhammad Ali

By Byobe Malenga DRC citizens are continuing to pay tribute to the African-American international boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who passed away on Saturday aged 74.

I’m The Greatest…!

By Ahmed Tharwat The presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump reacted to President Obama’s assertion that Muslims are our sports heroes, questioning “What sports is he talking about, and who?” I’m not interested in engaging in a sports contest, especially with a rich white man with a bad hairpiece. But my admiration for a black Muslim […]

Nigeria is great, but the greatest is Muhammad Ali

By Prince Charles Dickson “If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologize” – Muhammad Ali. Muhammad Ali—the three-time heavyweight-boxing champion, the incredible humanitarian, the inspiration for the activism of athletes all over the nation—passed away on Friday, June 3, and the world is in mourning.

A Fine Line from Anthony Jenkins in Canada

By Anthony Jenkins I’d like to drop a line from Canada. A few lines, actually. Meandering, searching, elegant lines, but the right lines, telling ones which I hope portray and reveal faces, well-known faces, in different and arresting ways.

Addressing the Palestinian Right of Return

  By Anant Mishra “You seem to be surprised to hear that there are still problems of 1948 to be solved, the most important component of which is the right to return of Palestinian refugees.”

Close Up with a Champion of World Music

  By Mbizo Chirasha Who is Dorothy Johnson-Laird?  Dorothy comes from a family of musicians and is passionate about African music, working as a journalist for ‘Afropop Worldwide‘ and ‘World Music Central‘.