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Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid settle collusion case with NFL

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid settle collusion case with NFL

On Friday afternoon, the NFL and the lawyers for Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid released a brief joint statement, announcing that the two parties have reached a settlement in Kaepernick and Reid’s
Conservative store owner loses business, blames Nike boycott

Conservative store owner loses business, blames Nike boycott

Five months ago, over Labor Day weekend, sporting goods behemoth Nike unveiled its latest ad campaign featuring a number of athletes beneath the iconic “Just Do It” slogan. Among the sporting
Wisconsin GOP blocks Black History Month bill because it honors Milwaukee native Colin Kaepernick

Wisconsin GOP blocks Black History Month bill because it honors Milwaukee native Colin Kaepernick

To commemorate Black History Month this year, State Rep. David Crowley, a Democrat representing parts of Milwaukee in the Wisconsin state assembly, authored an extremely uncontroversial resolution
Wisconsin basketball star has no plans to stop protesting racism during the national anthem

Wisconsin basketball star has no plans to stop protesting racism during the national anthem

COLLEGE PARK, MD — With the Polar Vortex raging outside, a small crowd of diehard women’s basketball fans gathered in the Xfinity Center on Thursday night to watch a Big Ten conference showdown
This NFL player has become the league’s worst nightmare

This NFL player has become the league’s worst nightmare

Last Sunday, Carolina Panthers’ safety Eric Reid intercepted a pass from Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick early in the game between divisional rivals. He tacked on a 39-yard return
Our lineup for an alternate Super Bowl show Rihanna could headline

Our lineup for an alternate Super Bowl show Rihanna could headline

Rihanna reportedly could have performed at next year’s Super Bowl halftime show, one of the most-watched events in television, but said no. According to Us…
Colin Kaepernick awarded Harvard’s prestigious W. E. B. Du Bois medal

Colin Kaepernick awarded Harvard’s prestigious W. E. B. Du Bois medal

Two years after first taking a knee on the sidelines of a preseason NFL game during the national anthem in an act of protest against police brutality and institutionalized racism, Colin Kaepernick
Eric Reid gives NFL reporters a lesson on 400 years of systemic oppression

Eric Reid gives NFL reporters a lesson on 400 years of systemic oppression

Last Thursday, a month into the NFL season, the Carolina Panthers signed free agent safety Eric Reid, a former Pro Bowler who gained notoriety when he became the first player to join his then-teammate
Oddly, people torching their Nikes didn’t stop the company’s stock from reaching an all-time high

Oddly, people torching their Nikes didn’t stop the company’s stock from reaching an all-time high

Brace for bad news, bigots: Nike stock closed at $83.47 on Thursday, an all-time high for the apparel company. The news comes just 10 days after Nike unveiled Colin Kaepernick as the face of a new ad
University officials tried to stop this cheerleader from taking a knee. Now she’s suing them.

University officials tried to stop this cheerleader from taking a knee. Now she’s suing them.

Tommia Dean, a former cheerleader at Kennesaw State University, is suing KSU and Georgia State officials for their response to her protest of police brutality and racial injustices during the national
New Ted Cruz ad suggests Beto O’Rourke ‘grateful’ for flag burning. There’s just one problem.

New Ted Cruz ad suggests Beto O’Rourke ‘grateful’ for flag burning. There’s just one problem.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) must really be feeling the heat in Texas because he’s resorted to flat out lying about his opponent, state Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D). In a new ad, Cruz tries to claim that O’Rourke
NFL and ESPN attempts to appease Trump on player protests are a lose-lose-lose situation

NFL and ESPN attempts to appease Trump on player protests are a lose-lose-lose situation

Hello, and welcome to Round 100 of ESPN vs. Trump vs. the NFL, an obnoxious, nonsensical, mind-numbing round-robin fight where nobody wins and the entire audience loses. Naturally, the proceedings
UPDATED: NFL suspends new anthem rules, working with players to find ‘solution to the anthem issue’

UPDATED: NFL suspends new anthem rules, working with players to find ‘solution to the anthem issue’

Miami Dolphins players who protest during the national anthem will face a four-game suspension and fines from the team. Numerous players across the league have followed former San Francisco 49ers
Papa John’s chairman creates new PR nightmare, allegedly uttered racial slur on conference call

Papa John’s chairman creates new PR nightmare, allegedly uttered racial slur on conference call

“Papa” John Schnatter is apparently at it again. Though he stepped down from his position as CEO of the eponymous chain last year following his bizarre and unsuccessful attempt to pin declining sales
The first WNBA player to join Kaepernick’s protest refuses to stop kneeling

The first WNBA player to join Kaepernick’s protest refuses to stop kneeling

In the summer of 2016, Kelsey Bone was the first WNBA player to join Colin Kaepernick’s protest against police brutality and systemic racism by taking a knee during the national anthem. She heard
Republican congressman to Trump: stop wasting time on NFL culture wars and focus on real issues

Republican congressman to Trump: stop wasting time on NFL culture wars and focus on real issues

President Donald Trump and his Republican allies reportedly plan to use his divisive culture war attacks on the National Football League players’ #TakeAKnee protests to energize their conservative
If NFL owners are terrified of players taking a knee, just wait until they take a stand

If NFL owners are terrified of players taking a knee, just wait until they take a stand

A Twitter-based rumor ignited my hope that black professional football players might be ready, willing, and able to take a unified stand against the plantation-polis of their teams’ owners. Shaun
These NFL owners’ statements about free speech are now very awkward

These NFL owners’ statements about free speech are now very awkward

Last week, the National Football League’s team owners unanimously decided to impose on a ban on the #TakeAKnee national anthem protests by its players — a move long-sought by the league’s unofficial
Why Are NFL Owners Letting Trump's Racism Control Them?

Why Are NFL Owners Letting Trump's Racism Control Them?

When the news came out this week that the NFL owners had taken a vote and unanimously agreed that they would fine any player who took a knee during the national anthem, they got cheers from Donald
New York congressman compares NFL players protesting racism to Nazis

New York congressman compares NFL players protesting racism to Nazis

The National Football League, bastion of patriotism, has decided in their infinite wisdom that football players on the sidelines are required to stand during the national anthem and anyone who