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LeBron James, Once Told to 'Shut Up and Dribble,' Is a Black Athlete Who Stays Woke While Managing His Success

James, in the spotlight for his latest move to the Los Angeles Lakers, doesn't shy away from addressing racial issues in the U.S.

LeBron James trended on social media on Sunday for signing a four-year, $153.3 million contract with the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers, leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers for a second time. Since his six-year contract with the Miami Heat in 2010, it's the longest deal he's signed, according to ESPN.

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Nike Has a Problem with Hiring and Promoting Women and Minorities to Senior Levels

Employees received a memo that the company has failed to achieve change.

Nike Senior Management

Nike Inc.'s HR Chief Monique Matheson informed employees on Wednesday that the company has failed in both promoting and hiring women and minorities to senior-level positions.

But this is not surprising as Nike's executive leadership team is predominantly white and male. Mark Parker, the company's chairman, president and CEO since 2006, apparently has not made diversity a priority.

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Kaepernick Completes His $1M Philanthropy Pledge

Despite being blackballed by the NFL, Kaepernick's character, humility and wisdom shine through.


Colin Kaepernick is not letting his critics, including President Donald Trump, define him. Kaepernick has been making good on his plan to donate $1 million and all the proceeds from his jersey sales from the 2016 NFL season to charities. From October 2016 to June 2017, he has donated $900,000 to 31 organizations.

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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.

As race relations in the U.S. remains at the forefront of discourse following last weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Va., ESPN aired a sketch on Monday that many are calling tone-deaf, including New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and the NBA's Kevin Durant.

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