Tag: American Indians

Archived: 50 Senators Call on NFL to Change Redskins Name

By Albert Lin The pressure on owner Daniel Snyder to change the name of the National Football League’s Washington Redskins is increasing. On Thursday, a letter signed by 49 United States Senators was sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, urging the league to back a name change for the franchise….

Archived: The First Openly Gay Black Male Judge

By Albert Lin Gayles President Obama nominated five people for federal judgeships on Wednesday as the White House touted the President’s “unprecedented commitment expanding the diversity of our nation’s highest courts.” Of the five, only one, Paul Byron, is a white male. The others are two women (Beth Bloom and…

Archived: The Super Bowl Ad You Didn't See

By Chris Hoenig American Indians call themselves many things. There are tribes and tribal leaders they identify with. Celebrities and athletes, past and present. Athletes. Yes, there have been American Indians who were professional athletesone of the greatest pro athletes ever, Jim Thorpe, was of both American Indian and European…

Archived: Things NOT to Say to American Indian Coworkers

If you asked Rick Waters, National Director of Tribal Partnerships for the University of Phoenix, how he classifies himself, he’d say, “I am Cherokee American Indian.” If you asked the same question of Reverend John Norwood, Tribal Council member and Principal Justice for the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation, he’d say…

Archived: Washington Redskins Name Change Gains Momentum

By Chris Hoenig There’s a disagreement in Washington, D.C., that’s making headlines across the country, and it has nothing to do with the budget or the deficit. Instead, it’s a battle between the owner of D.C.’s pro football team, the Washington Redskins, and millions of Americans who think it’s time…