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Spotify Proves Black History Is Now With Phenomenal Black Music Campaign

Spotify Proves Black History Is Now With Phenomenal Black Music Campaign

Contrary to white-washed belief, black folks have had a profound impact on the evolution of the entire musical landscape. From country crooner DeFord Bailey injecting the Grand Ole Opry with a taste
Rebels of Black History: How Bad Brains Redefined the Spirit of Defiance

Rebels of Black History: How Bad Brains Redefined the Spirit of Defiance

Editor’s Note: This week, The Root commemorates Black History Month with a series on little-known or forgotten rebels, celebrating black America’s legacy of defiance.Read more...
We Might Soon Learn If The NFL Exchanged Cover-Up Strategies With Big Tobacco

We Might Soon Learn If The NFL Exchanged Cover-Up Strategies With Big Tobacco

A New York judge gave a group of insurance companies the go-ahead to seek evidence that the NFL sought to share cover-up strategies with tobacco companies as part of a ferocious, years-long legal
Broncos CB De’Vante Bausby Says He Was Paralyzed For 30 Minutes After Collision With Teammate

Broncos CB De’Vante Bausby Says He Was Paralyzed For 30 Minutes After Collision With Teammate

Denver Broncos cornerback De’Vante Bausby had to be taken off the field on a backboard during the second quarter of his team’s game against the Chargers on Sunday after a helmet-to-helmet collision
Jamaal Williams Taken Off On Stretcher Following Brutal Late Hit From Derek Barnett

Jamaal Williams Taken Off On Stretcher Following Brutal Late Hit From Derek Barnett

On the Packers’ first play of the game, Aaron Rodgers completed a pass to running back Jamaal Williams. After a group of Eagles defenders stood him up on what appeared to be a pass for no gain, Derek
Calvin Johnson: Lions Made Me "Change My Story" About Concussion

Calvin Johnson: Lions Made Me "Change My Story" About Concussion

Calvin Johnson sat down for an interview with Sports Illustrated to discuss his NFL career and the reasons behind his early retirement from football. Johnson comes across as a guy who is very much at
Rob Gronkowski Tells Behavioral Neuroscience Ph.D. That CTE Is "Fixable" Because He "Fixed" His Own

Rob Gronkowski Tells Behavioral Neuroscience Ph.D. That CTE Is "Fixable" Because He "Fixed" His Own

In an interview on Thursday with CBS’ Reena Ninan, Rob Gronkowski spoke about the head injuries he suffered throughout his career. The former Patriots tight end said he suffered “probably, like, 20
My Husband Is Dying Every Day

My Husband Is Dying Every Day

Ron Fellows played cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Raiders from 1981–1988. He intercepted 19 passes and scored three touchdowns, including two on interception returns. Now 61 years
Why Antonio Brown Needs His Helmet

Why Antonio Brown Needs His Helmet

Antonio Brown is the most prolific wide receiver in football over the last eight seasons (or so), even while being a smaller and less imposing physical specimen than nearly every “No. 1” receiver in
"The NFL Said Dad Wasn't Sick": A CTE Sufferer's Daughter's Journey Through The NFL Concussion Settlement

"The NFL Said Dad Wasn't Sick": A CTE Sufferer's Daughter's Journey Through The NFL Concussion Settlement

George Andrie, an original member of the Dallas Cowboys’ famed Doomsday Defense, had Stage 4 chronic traumatic encephalopathy at the time of his death last August at the age of 78, according to
Nick Buoniconti's Football Life And Football Death

Nick Buoniconti's Football Life And Football Death

The Many Lives of Nick Buoniconti, the HBO documentary about the Hall of Fame linebacker who died this week at the age of 78, begins with several breathtaking shots of Buoniconti’s stately mansion in
Denzel Curry Recruits Punk Icons Bad Brains & Fucked Up for New Spotify Singles

Denzel Curry Recruits Punk Icons Bad Brains & Fucked Up for New Spotify Singles

Typically, when artists roll through the Spotify studios for the streaming service’s Singles series, they record a cover version alone. Not Denzel Curry. For his cover of “I Against I” by Washington
Boxer Maxim Dadashev Dead At 28 After Suffering Severe Brain Damage In Bout

Boxer Maxim Dadashev Dead At 28 After Suffering Severe Brain Damage In Bout

Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev died this morning, four days after suffering severe brain damage in his fight against Puerto Rican boxer Subriel Matias. He was 28 years old.Read more...
Maxim Dadashev Underwent Brain Surgery Following Loss To Subriel Matias

Maxim Dadashev Underwent Brain Surgery Following Loss To Subriel Matias

Previously undefeated fighter Maxim Dadashev was taken to a hospital for brain surgery on Friday following his 11th-round loss to Subriel Matias, and the frightening scenes that served as evidence for
Football Destroyed Ken Stabler's Brain. Why Isn't His Family Getting A Cent From The Concussion Settlement?

Football Destroyed Ken Stabler's Brain. Why Isn't His Family Getting A Cent From The Concussion Settlement?

Ken Stabler, the late Hall of Fame quarterback, suffered from CTE and Alzheimer’s before his death; not even the NFL or its lawyers dispute that. Yet Stabler’s family will not collect any money from
The NFL Concussion Settlement Just Keeps Getting Worse And Worse

The NFL Concussion Settlement Just Keeps Getting Worse And Worse

In what plaintiffs’ attorneys view as a total disaster, the federal judge overseeing the NFL concussion settlement on Thursday denied a motion to reconsider rules changes for physicians she had
Tuesday Is A Big Day For The NFL's Concussion Settlement

Tuesday Is A Big Day For The NFL's Concussion Settlement

The NFL concussion settlement is at an inflection point. Tomorrow morning, at the federal courthouse in Philadelphia, a hearing is scheduled to discuss a series rules changes that were recently
Lawsuit Alleges NFL Directed Insurance Carrier To Deny Disability Claims

Lawsuit Alleges NFL Directed Insurance Carrier To Deny Disability Claims

A medical clinic in Illinois is accusing the NFL of instructing its insurance carrier to deny claims made by former players under the auspices of the league’s disability plan. The allegations are
Ex-NFL Players Now Have To Jump Through Even More Hoops To Collect Concussion Settlement Money

Ex-NFL Players Now Have To Jump Through Even More Hoops To Collect Concussion Settlement Money

A new set of physicians’ rules has been approved for the NFL concussion settlement, and while those rules do not explicitly alter the criteria for a qualifying diagnosis, they do include a number of
A Former Football Player Told Congress How The NCAA Misleads The Public On Concussions

A Former Football Player Told Congress How The NCAA Misleads The Public On Concussions

Former linebacker Chris Borland, who retired after one NFL season because of concerns about repetitive brain trauma, testified this afternoon at a hearing before the U.S. House Committee on Natural