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Paralyzed pooch becomes inspiration, winning race and hearts

Auburn - A determined little dachshund won't let something like paralysis stand in her way, racing her way into the finals of the 16th annual Wiener Dog Races, and winning the hearts of animal lovers all over the world.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Mourners demand justice for NY man choked by police

New York - Civil rights activist Al Sharpton led hundreds of mourners in demands for justice at the funeral for a black father of six who died after being choked by New York police.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Why whites are so riled by AG Holder's assertions of racism

Attorney General Eric Holder has courted controversially by asserting, and defending his assertions, that racism is partly to blame for the vitriol frequently aimed at president Barack Obama and himself. Conservatives claim he is playing the "race card."
In the Media by Calvin Wolf - 7 comments

France's black justice minister in anthem row

Paris - France’s black justice minister faced calls to resign on Monday for refusing to sing the national anthem during an event to mark the end of slavery, saying it was like "karaoke".
In the Media by AFP

Mite sets land-speed record

A mite from Southern California sets the new record for world’s fastest land animal. That is, the mite is faster than a cheetah relative to body size.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Plight of minority youths in US an 'outrage': Obama

Washington - President Barack Obama on Thursday branded the plight of minority youths in America an "outrage" as he launched a program to improve the lives of boys in deprived and dangerous inner cities.In a rare, explicit excursion into racial issues during his pr...
In the Media by AFP

Racial barriers still hold back Hollywood's black talent

When Halle Berry and Denzel Washington won the best-acting Oscar categories and Sidney Poitier was honored with a lifetime achievement award in 2002, the night was a watershed for black actors in H...
In the Media by Piya Sinha-Roy (Reuters)

Op-Ed: Race and Meaning

Jacksonville - The Michael Dunn verdict adds to our collective disappointment around questions of race and justice in the United States.
In the Media by Julian Chambliss - 2 comments

Luminaria Run against domestic and sexual violence Special

Destin - Shelter House of Northwest Florida presented the Luminaria Run to End Domestic and Sexual Violence, an annual run held at sunset, this weekend. The proceeds go to help fund the organization’s operations and efforts in aiding victims.
Digital Journal Report by Justin King

Op-Ed: A History of Violence

The controversy surrounding the Trayvon Martin case highlights an unresolved problem linked to race and power in the United States.
In the Media by Julian Chambliss - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Don't let knee-jerk hysteria kill sensible laws

Yesterday, I posted a synopsis of my general thoughts on the public’s outrage over the George Zimmerman trial and verdict. Today, my focus is on a more specific but related issue: Florida’s "controversial" “stand your ground law”.
In the Media by David Delmar - 3 comments

African-American boys need to be bolstered, says Obama

President Barack Obama says the United States needs to figure out how to make African-American boys and young black men feel included in society.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks - 7 comments

Op-Ed: Stacy Shaw, a Boston marathon runner, speaks out and inspires Special

Boston - It was only moments after Stacy Shaw crossed the finish line before chaos erupted at the Boston Marathon. Shaw was the last runner to cross the finish line before the explosions. She spoke with Digital Journalist Micki Hogan candidly about her experience.
Digital Journal Report by Micki Hogan - 4 comments

Run For Love 1000 on their way to Dubrovnik

London - Thirty-nine marathons in 33 days. That's exactly what three young Londoners are currently planning. The trio are running from Odessa in Ukraine to Dubrovnik in Croatia to raise money and awareness for child trafficking.
In the Media by Mark Harradine

Clybourne Park offers a poke, not a punch, on race relations Special

Toronto - Pulitzer-winning 'Clybourne Park' recently opened in Toronto. Produced as part of Mirvish's Second Stage Series, it's a tale that touches on many themes, especially race relations and economics. It runs now through March 3rd.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy

Video: 'Bladerunner' Oscar Pistorius beats Arabian stud horse

Doha - In this amazing video, South Africa's "Bladerunner", Oscar Pistorius took on a new challenge on Wednesday, and it was the horse that came away with a long face.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Racist shirt at Romney rally outrages many Special

Lancaster - There were a lot of supporters that came out to hear Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan during their campaign stop in Lancaster, Ohio, and at least one of them proudly showed his racist side.
Digital Journal Report by Greta McClain - 17 comments

Video: Motorcyclist plays savior to drowning calf

Brits - Motorcycle racer Johan Gray was filming his Amageza Run Qualifier race in South Africa when he saw a calf in distress in a canal running parallel to the road.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 3 comments

Average penis size study results confirm racial stereotypes

Research on average penis size has confirmed racial stereotypes, with Africans coming out on top, Asians at the bottom and Europeans somewhere in between.
In the Media by Richard Milnes - 60 comments

City2Surf race — The world’s largest run Special

Sydney - 85,000 people registered for this year’s City2Surf race. It is a 14km run from the City centre to Bondi Beach. Liam Adams from Moonee Ponds, Victoria won the race with a time of 41 minutes and 31 seconds.
Digital Journal Report by Richard Milnes - 2 comments

Olympics: Usain Bolt wins gold in men's 200-metre finals

London - Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt took home the gold in the 200-metre race in today's 2012 Olympics. Fellow Jamaicans Johan Blake and Warren Wier won silver and bronze, respectively.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 3 comments

The real Peter Chao? 1-on-1 with the YouTube comedian Special

Peter Chao (username pyrobooby) exploded onto the YouTube scene 3 years ago with his controversial, forthright comedy. Today, his videos boast over 159 million views. I sat down with him for an exclusive look into his life, career, and Internet stardom.
Digital Journal Report by Julianne Keu

Video: Watch Ken Block race around San Francisco in Gymkhana Five

San Francisco - Professional rally driver Ken Block had several San Francisco streets closed down to allow him shoot the latest video in his "Gymkhana" series. "Gymkhana Five" showcases Block executing incredible stunts on deserted streets in a Ford Fiesta.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

'Course of the Force' a run to Comic-con

San Diego - Break out your running gear Sci-fi fans, this year's Comic-con has just got even more epic. Can you say lightsaber relay?
In the Media by R. Francis Rubio

Op-Ed: Hate Crime? What other kind is there?

The term “hate crime” has always puzzled me. It seems almost intuitive that any violent crime would be, by it’s very nature, a “hate crime”.
In the Media by Steve Bellah - 3 comments

Young white children choose language over race as a social marker

University of Chicago researchers discovered that for young white children language can be more significant than race in defining a person’s identity. For young black children, different results emerged.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 1 comment

Bill Cosby: Trayvon Martin case should focus on guns, not race

The famous entertainer Bill Cosby, 74, has said the debate following the killing of African-American teen Trayvon Martin should focus on guns and not race.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 14 comments

Russia plans man on Moon and Mars landing by 2030

Russia's space agency is planning to send probes to visit Mars, Jupiter and Venus and also to put a man on the Moon, all by 2030.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Rick Perry attacked for racial slur on family's ranch sign

Two men have become Rick Perry’s moral watchdogs as he runs for the Republican 2012 Presidential Race. One is Al Sharpton and the other is Herman Cain, both powerful African American men pushing the black N-button, kind of like the Staples red button.
In the Media by Nancy Houser

Will NJ governor Chris Christie enter the GOP presidential race?

Nothing has hit the news quicker than the fact New Jersey Governor Chris Christie “may” be entering the GOP presidential race, despite his continuous denials. One of the more popular men in politics, the Republican party feels Christie is the man.
In the Media by Nancy Houser
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Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
City2Surf - fancy dress costumes.
City2Surf - fancy dress costumes.
The vattenfall Berlin Half Marathon 2010
The vattenfall Berlin Half Marathon 2010
chuckwagon race at the Calgary Stampede 2010
chuckwagon race at the Calgary Stampede 2010
City2Surf - Smurfs.
City2Surf - Smurfs.
City2Surf – Where’s Wally?
City2Surf – Where’s Wally?
The Run for the Roses at Churchhill Downs
Kentucky Derby
The Run for the Roses at Churchhill Downs
City2Surf – runners approach Bondi Beach.
City2Surf – runners approach Bondi Beach.
The vattenfall Berlin Half Marathon 2010
The vattenfall Berlin Half Marathon 2010
Churchhill Downs - Louisville  Kentucky
Kentucky Derby
Churchhill Downs - Louisville, Kentucky
Le Mans racing
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Le Mans racing
City2Surf – used cups cover the road.
City2Surf – used cups cover the road.
The 20th running of the Upper Peninsula Sled Dog Championship
Justin Bugsy Sailor
The 20th running of the Upper Peninsula Sled Dog Championship
The 11:00 am heat run through their first obstacle at the first MudMorial Dash in Concord  NC.
The 11:00 am heat run through their first obstacle at the first MudMorial Dash in Concord, NC.
City2Surf – just after the starting point.
City2Surf – just after the starting point.
Bundestag Bundeslauf: the 2010 race
Bundestag Bundeslauf: the 2010 race
Glenn Ligon   No Room (Gold) #42   2007. Oil and acrylic on canvas. 32 x 32 inches. Courtesy of the ...
Joshua White
Glenn Ligon, "No Room (Gold) #42", 2007. Oil and acrylic on canvas. 32 x 32 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles. Image courtesy of Regen Projects, Los Angeles. Photo by Joshua White © Glenn Ligon
Memorial sign for Ashley Duke on the route.
Memorial sign for Ashley Duke on the route.
Dog sledding in Norway
Dog sledding in Norway

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