Tag: Athletes

Olympian Gwen Berry

Olympic Athlete and Activist Gwen Berry Turns Away From Flag During National Anthem Medal Ceremony She Claims Was a ‘Setup’

The Tokyo Olympics is shaping up to be a hotbed of protest and calls for social reform and increased social justice by American athletes. As the games grow nearer, track and field star Gwen Berry has made headlines across the country by turning away from the flag during her medal…

Caitlyn Jenner

California Gubernatorial Candidate Caitlyn Jenner Under Intense Fire for Anti-Trans Comments Attacking Her Own Community

In a twist that’s appropriate for a long-running star of reality TV, transgender activist and Olympic gold medal-winning athlete Caitlyn Jenner is being sharply criticized both on social media and in the press for a comment she made attacking trans athletes — a group that she is perhaps ironically the…

Mostly White NCAA Champions Visit White House

The group of athletes from 18 NCAA championship teams visiting the White House last week was very similar to President Donald Trump’s administration: they were nearly all white and not representative of the nation at large. It seemed the majority of players or teams in attendance — those without “scheduling…

Jackie Robinson: MLB's First Black Player Honored on 70th Anniversary

Jackie Robinson Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball’s (MLB) color barrier when he made his debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. Seventy years later, the franchise, now the Los Angeles Dodgers, unveiled a statue on Saturday honoring the trailblazer. Before the Dodgers’ game against the Arizona Diamondbacks,…

Olympic Medalist Credited as 'Athlete's wife' by Media

Taking home the bronze medal for women’s trap shooting for the United States on Sunday was not enough of an accomplishment for Olympian Corey Cogdell-Unrein, according to some media outlets. Headlines regarding Cogdell-Unrein’s victory referred to the athlete as the wife of an NFL player. A Chicago Tribune headline said,…