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Mario Wood’s Execution Led To Colin Kaepernick’s Activism

In a candid interview with Paper Magazine, former San Francisco 49ers superstar Colin Kaepernick disclosed what sparked his activism against injustice, racism, and police brutality. According to the magazine, the caveat which ushered him further into activism was Mario Woods’ execution by officers in the San Francisco Police Department in…

Mastercard: Pele Talks About the Uniting Power of Sports

Mastercard (No. 7 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) teamed up with Brazilian retired professional footballer Pel, who is considered the world’s greatest player, to celebrate the unifying power of football and the moments that have Started Something Priceless in the history of the world’s premier club competition. While…

Kaepernick's Lawyers Want to Depose Former Papa John's CEO

Former NFL player Colin Kaepernick’s grievance against the NFL has requested a new list of people to be deposed — and among them is John Schnatter, the disgraced former CEO of Papa John’s. Kaepernick’s legal team is also seeking to depose Jerry Jones, owner of the Cowboys, and has questions…

White Privilege on Display in Post-Super Bowl Riots

Following the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl win over the weekend, die-hard fans took to the streets of Philly to celebrate leaving in their path a whirlwind of violence and destruction, as well as a question of racial inequality. Looting, property damage, fires and injuries dominated the riots. Philly.com reported: “Just…