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Spike Lee Signal-Boosts Rally for Still-Unsigned Colin Kaepernick at NFL HQ

The upcoming rally, organized by The People’s Consortium for Human and Civil Rights and advocacy partners, will protest the NFL for refusing to sign the quarterback following his actions against police violence.

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After Transition, Amateur Champ Patricio Manuel Preps for Pro Men's Boxing Debut

The multiracial boxer on his pre-transition hardships: “For a long time I forced a narrative that I didn’t really believe just because I didn’t feel I had another way around it.”

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#TBT: Althea Gibson Became the First Black Wimbledon Champion 60 Years Ago

Gibson’s 1957 win came one year after she became the first person of color to win the French Open.

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Serena Williams Embraces Motherhood on Cover of Vanity Fair

The Annie Liebovitz-shot cover shows the tennis star displaying her pregnant belly.

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LISTEN: Meet Brujas, A Black and Brown NYC Skating and Organizing Collective

The latest episode of WNYC’s “The United States of Anxiety: Culture Wars” podcast profiles this Bronx-bred group of Black and Brown skaters and organizers mixing fun and empowerment.

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O'Shea Jackson Jr. Cast as Baseball Legend Dock Ellis in New Biopic

The late Ellis achieved noteriety for admitting to pitching a 1970 no-hitter while high on LSD.

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Racists Attack Smithsonian, LeBron James' Home

Visitors found a noose at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the same day that someone vandalized Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James’ home with racist graffiti.

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WATCH: Harlemites Honor the Kentucky Derby's Black Roots With 'Harlem Derby' Party

The Undefeated profiles an annual Harlem gala that celebrates the famous horse race, its fashion and the Black jockeys and trainers who dominated its early history.

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READ: Inside The NFL's Racial Politics

As football fans look forward to the start of the draft, The Undefeated examines the league’s long history of building rosters based on race.

Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers looks on from the sidelines during a game against the Atlanta Falcons on December 18, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia. He announced his December donations for his $1 million pledge Friday, January 6.

SURVEY: Racist White People More Likely to Oppose Athlete Protests

They do not care about the lives of Black people.

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New Contest Invites Black High Schoolers to Enter Their Best Muhammad Ali-Inspired Poetry

The Campaign for Black Male Achievement’s “Ali Prose” competition invites young poets to channel the athlete and racial justice activist in 20 lines or less. 

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ICYMI: NFL Teams Aren't Happy With Colin Kaepernick's Activism

An anonymous general manager told Bleacher Report that Kaepernick’s activism against police violence might cost the free-agent his career.

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WATCH: Mexican-American Soccer Players Navigate Cross-Border Identities in New Doc

U.S.-born players on top-flight Mexican teams rebuke Donald Trump’s xenophobic rhetoric while navigating multicultural identities abroad in a new documentary from The Guardian.

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Take the 2017 Colorlines Reader Survey. Then Get Free Stuff!

Please take our first reader survey in many years. There’s good music in it for you.

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NFL Stars Boycott State-Sponsored Trip to Israel

Seattle Seahawks player Michael Bennett cited John Carlos and Muhammad Ali in his statement explaining why he skipped the trip.

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Chance the Rapper and Jimmy Butler Say Trump Doesn't Know Chicago

The Grammy-winning musician and Chicago Bulls player discuss Chicago stereotypes and celebrity activism in a new interview for ESPN The Magazine and The Undefeated.

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The Undefeated Honors 44 Black Changemakers in New Set of Essays

Limited to 44 people in tribute to President Barack Obama, the list features a multigenerational mix of athletes, artists and activists.

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How the Super Bowl Became a Battle for America's Soul

The subtle—and not-so subtle—roles race, xenophobia and Islamophobia played in Super Bowl LI.

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LIVESTREAM: Super Bowl Town Hall Explores How Athletes Can Advocate for Racial Justice

The Ross Initiative in Sports for Racial Equality’s event features several NFL players ahead of the big game.

Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers looks on from the sidelines during a game against the Atlanta Falcons on December 18, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia. He announced his December donations for his $1 million pledge Friday, January 6.

Colin Kaepernick Donates $50K to Standing Rock Health Clinic

Half of the quarterback’s December 2016 donations went toward the free healthcare clinic providing support to frontline #NoDAPL supporters.