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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.

16 Women of Color Who Made History in 2016

Amidst a year of challenging news and political events, these 16 women of color kept it moving and made history in the arenas of culture, media, sports and politics.

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WATCH: Serena Williams and Common Discuss Racism and Loving Their Blackness

The tennis great and MC dive deep for nearly an hour in ESPN's "The Undefeated In-Depth: Serena With Common."

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LeBron James, Antoine Fuqua to Develop Muhammad Ali Doc for HBO

The late boxer and social justice activist's family will partner with James and Fuqua to develop the still-untitled documentary.

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WATCH: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Praises Muhammad Ali's Activism in MSNBC Special Clip

The video is culled from the basketball great's upcoming episode of MSNBC's "IconocLIST."

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READ: The Undefeated on White Fear of the Black Man

Ronald Gasser was just charged with manslaughter for killing ex-NFL running back Joe McKnight. But writer Martenzie Johnson has a pretty good idea how the case will play out.

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Shannon Sharpe Calls Out Phil Jackson for LeBron James 'Posse' Comments

Both James and Sharpe addressed the anti-Black sentiment behind Jackson's controversial comments.

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Singer Barred From Singing Anthem at 76ers Game for Wearing 'We Matter' Jersey

Sevyn Streeter: “I also felt it was important to express the ongoing challenges and ongoing injustice we face as a Black community within the United States of America.”

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Rasheed Wallace on Flint: 'That Water's Not Fixed'

The former NBA star and assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons penned a heartfelt essay about the Michigan city's ongoing water crisis for The Players' Tribune.