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It’s Not About Race, It’s About Racism

It’s Not About Race, It’s About Racism

What do Puerto Ricans have in common with NFL players?

Black Lawmaker Takes Knee on House Floor ‘To Stand Against Racism’

Black Lawmaker Takes Knee on House Floor ‘To Stand Against Racism’

“You tell me which of those children’s mothers are a son of a b. That is racism,” Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said.

NFL’s ‘Sons of Bitches’ Band Together to Defy Forced Obedience

More than 200 players joined in solidarity Sunday to protest Trump’s assault on their right to protest racial injustices. 

Are Your Employees Taking a Knee?

Are Your Employees Taking a Knee?

What corporate leaders can learn from NFL team owners’ sudden support of their football players.

NFL Star Hernandez’s Family Sues League over ‘Severe’ CTE

Ex-Patriots Player Aaron Hernandez Had Advanced CTE

Researchers at Boston University, the leading center studying CTE, found pronounced signs the disease in Aaron Hernandez’s brain.

Stop Talking About the Rooney Rule

Stop Talking About the Rooney Rule

Magical thinking will not move the needle on your diversity efforts, or your career, if your leadership is not accountable for results.

NFL’s Michael Bennett Alleges Racial Profiling by Las Vegas Police

NFL’s Michael Bennett Alleges Racial Profiling by Las Vegas Police

Bennett recounted having a gun pointed at his head and a knee jammed into his back, making it difficult for him to breathe.

Cleveland Police to Skip Browns NFL Ceremony in Protest

Cleveland Police to Skip Browns NFL Ceremony in Protest

Steve Loomis, the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association president, said he was offended by the Browns players’ symbolic act of kneeling during the national anthem.

Hall of Famer Hank Aaron Calls Out NFL for Not Signing Colin Kaepernick

“I think he’s getting a raw deal,” Aaron said.

Seahawks’ Michael Bennett Urges White Players to Join Anthem Protest for Effective Change

Seahawks’ Michael Bennett Urges White Players to Join Anthem Protest for Effective Change

The player says the effectiveness of anthem protests would grow with white players’ involvement.

ESPN Apologizes for Segment Similar to Slave Auction

An on-air fantasy football draft drew the ire of social media users comparing it to a modern-day slave auction.

NFL Hall of Fame Inductee’s Speech Addresses Race in America

NFL Hall of Fame Inductee’s Speech Addresses Race in America

LaDainian Tomlinson honored his great-great-great-grandfather, who was “brought here in chains in a slave ship from West Africa.”

NFL Player-Turned-Filmmaker Celebrates Natural Hair

NFL Player-Turned-Filmmaker Celebrates Natural Hair

Matthew A. Cherry’s upcoming animated short film, “Hair Love,” tells the story of an African American father learning to style his daughter’s hair.

A neuropathologist examined the brains of 111 N.F.L. players — and 110 were found to have C.T.E., the degenerative disease linked to repeated blows to the head.

Study: CTE Found in 99% of Brains from Deceased NFL Players

All but one — a neuropathologist discovered 110 out of 111 brains donated from NFL players have CTE, a neurodegenerative brain disease caused by blows to the head.

Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick says Colin Kaepernick should "just go clean-cut" to look more presentable while on the job hunt.

Michael Vick’s Advice to Colin Kaepernick: Cut Your Afro

Michael Vick says Colin Kaepernick should cut his hair to help image.

Colin Kaepernick is currently without an NFL team to call home, but is his fate self-inflicted?

Is Kaepernick’s Fate Self-Inflicted?

NFL manager says teams will use Kaepernick as cautionary tale to prevent players "from doing what he did."

Former Patriots Player Contemplated Suicide Before Coming Out as Gay

Former Patriots Player Contemplated Suicide Before Coming Out as Gay

“No one is going to assume the big football player is gay,” former Patriots player Ryan O’Callaghan said.

Colin Kaepernick Donates $50K to Meals on Wheels in Response to Trump Cuts

Trump, who admonished the ex-49ers quarterback at a rally, presented a federal budget that could de-fund the program for seniors.

NFL Quarterback Fumbles While Trying to Motivate Young People

NFL Quarterback Fumbles While Trying to Motivate Young People

Ladies should be “silent,” according to Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston.

HBCU Hall of Fame Players Honored at Super Bowl

HBCU Hall of Fame Players Honored at Super Bowl

Elite NFL players who graduated from a historically Black college or university, and made history when going pro, were recognized.

Black Former NFL Player Killed in Road Rage Incident, White Shooter Let Go

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff Office responds to backlash from social media users saying the assailant was released because he is white.

Redskins' DeSean Jackson Makes Silent Statement in Cleats

Redskins’ Jackson Lets his Footwear do the Social Talking

"I just want to express my concern in a peaceful and productive way about issues that are currently impacting our country," said Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson.

Colin Kaepernick

Obama Defends Kaepernick’s Right to Protest Even if Message Obscured

"If nothing else what he's done is he's generated more conversation around some topics that need to be talked about," the president said of NFL quarterback Kaepernick's decision to sit down during the national anthem.

FRon Rivera and Cam Newton

Non-Whites Lead Super Bowl Panthers

NFL's "Rooney Rule" seems to be working. For the first time, a Latino head coach and Black quarterback on the same team will play in the Super Bowl.