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Friday Nite Videos | November 10, 2021

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Union Busting | John Oliver. The Real Charlie Chaplin | Trailer. Bernie Sanders: Why I’m Voting Against the Defense Spending Bill. Colin in Black and White | Trailer. AOC: "What Is So Hard About Saying That This Is Wrong?"

Colin in Black and White | Trailer

What you know isn't the entire story. From Colin Kaepernick and Ava DuVernay, Colin In Black and White shows the coming of age story of a kid who just wanted to play ball, but was destined for much more.

How Much Longer Will Major League Baseball Stay in the Closet?

Peter Dreier The Conversation
Athletes in three of the five major male team sports – the NBA, NFL and MLS – have come out while still playing, but not one of more than 20,000 men who have played major league baseball. What’s taken so long?

Curt Flood - The Ballplayer Who Fought for Free Agency

Peter Dreier The Nation
For his talents on the diamond and his determination off of it, Curt Flood deserves to be a Hall of Famer. A year after the Montgomery bus boycott-his first MLB season, he was one of the first ballplayers involved with the civil rights movement...

Naomi Osaka and the Power of ‘Nope’

Lindsay Crouse The New York Times
This latest episode is evidence that when athletes such as Ms. Osaka are told to refrain from commenting on racism or politics and instead to shut up and play, it has always included an unsaid caveat: “unless we stand to profit off your voice."

Friday Nite Videos | March 5, 2021

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Police Raids | John Oliver. You With Us? F.T.A. Re-Release | Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland. Invest in Our New York 2021. Dr. Seuss Is Not Cancelled. It's Just Time to Retire Books With Racist Imagery.

You With Us?

Black and Brown voters changed the game in 2020, so lawmakers are trying to change the rules in 2021. This NBA All-Star weekend in Atlanta, we're raising our voices against voter suppression in Georgia, and across the country. Join us at http://more.vote/protectourpower

Naomi Osaka: Athletes, Speak Up

Naomi Osaka New York Times
We’re affected by bias and racism, just like everyone else. Musicians sing and write about social movements all the time. Actors voice their opinions. Yet when it comes to athletes, we are often met with criticism for expressing our opinions.
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