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Eric Reid. Black man in light blue and white football uniform kneels near men in similar uniforms.

Eric Reid, Allies Question NFL's Repeated 'Random' Drug Tests

Some of the Carolina Panthers safety’s supporters say that his disproportionate testing for performance-enhancing substances is retaliation for his kneeling protests.

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49ers Cheerleader Kneels During National Anthem

Many assumed it was a continuation of the protest that former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began in 2016.

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Rihanna Says No to the Super Bowl

The singer reportedly declined to perform at the halftime show in solidarity with blacklisted NFL player and activist Colin Kaepernick.

Roberto Clemente. Illustration of Black Latinx man in black and tan baseball uniform holding brown baseball bat in front of black text reading "GOOGLE" and a red white and blue Puerto Rican flag on tan image of Puerto Rico

Google Doodle Celebrates Latinx Baseball Legend Roberto Clemente

Clemente’s batting prowess and humanitarian work made him a hero to sports fans long before he became the first Latinx player inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Craig Hodges. Black man in red and black jersey stands before shooting basketball in front of black background and White men in black and white referee outfits

Watch This Teaser for LeBron James' 'Shut Up and Dribble'

The clip features former Chicago Bulls player Craig Hodges as he pushes President George H.W. Bush to address systemic poverty in Black communities.

Monica Puig. Brown woman with blonde hair in white warm-up outfit with red accents wears gold medal on green lanyard in front of green and brown wall

How Monica Puig Reps Puerto Rico On and Off the Tennis Court

The tennis star, who turns 25 today, made history when she won Puerto Rico’s first Olympic gold medal in 2016. Now she uses her fame to support the commonwealth.

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Pro Football's First Black Starting QB On Sports Racism Then and Now

Hall of Famer Marlin Briscoe: “Today, you thought that all those attitudes were nonexistent or filtered away to some degree, but with the Trump-isms, his philosophy has brought, out of the woodwork, that old-time thought process. That’s scary—it really is.”

Ciara. Black woman in white outfit performs on stage with blue lights

10 Atlantans Who Should Have Been Asked to Perform at the Super Bowl

The National Football League skipped tons of local Black talent to hire Maroon 5.

Black man in blue clothing rides brown horse next to Black child in black clothing on white horse in front of grey street and green trees

'Fire on the Hill' Explores South Central LA's Black Cowboy Legacy

The documentary follows three riders from South Central Los Angeles as they work to protect a disappearing cowboy culture after a devastating act of arson.

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Black Women On Serena Williams and the 'Angry Black Woman' Trope

Scholar Breea Willingham, tennis player Zina Garrison and journalist Vanessa DeLuca break down why the backlash against Williams for expressing her emotions is not at all surprising.

Serena Williams in pink shirt in front of blue screen and behind blue water bottle

Tennis Orgs Back Serena Williams' Concerns About Sexism in Tennis

Heads of the Women’s Tennis Association and U.S. Tennis Association support the star’s critique that a man would not have been punished for expressing emotion during the U.S. Open.

Billboard with black-and-white image of Colin Kaepernick and white text and Nike logo on top of beige building with black rails and windows behind dark green trees and grey sky

Colin Kaepernick Stars in Nike TV Spot For NFL Season Opener

The athlete, philanthropist and activist’s involvement in the new “Just Do It” campaign prompted a range of responses from supporters, opponents and the NFL.

Colin Kaepernick with black cornrows in black and gold outfit holding black microphone in front of pink background

NFL Arbitrator: Kaepernick's Collusion Grievance Can Proceed

The NFL tried to dismiss the activist-athlete’s claims that it intentionally banned him from playing on any team. It failed. 

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Simone Biles Makes Historic Sweep at U.S. Gymnastics Championships

The Olympian is the first woman to win every event since Dominique Dawes in 1994.

LeBron James smiles in Black suit and turtle neck in front of white wall with black text

LeBron James Spins Pundit's Insult Into Sports Activism Docuseries

Showtime’s “Shut Up and Dribble,” which counts the NBA superstar among its executive producers, will explore the history of the NBA and activism.

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Watch Rayana Jay Uplift 'Undefeated' Black Female Athletes

The R&B artist’s new music video celebrates the resilience of Black female athletes.

Laremy Tunsil, Maurice Smith and Julius Thomas kneel while Jarvis Landry stands in white football uniform with orange and light blue numbers and accents next to Black man in gray shirt and black pants on green field

NFL And Players Union Press Pause on Anthem Protest Rules

The decision came soon after reports of a new Miami Dolphins policy that would punish protesting players with suspensions.

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The '1955 Baseball Story' About Little League Desegregation

Members of the first all-Black and all-White youth teams to face off in the segregated South discussed their historic game at a screening of “Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story” during Major League Baseball’s All-Star Week 2018.

Black woman with black hair in black athletic suit with red stripe holds black and green and white tennis racket and smiles while standing on brown tennis court with white line

What You Need to Know About Serena Williams' Return to Wimbledon

The British tennis tournament is Williams’ first major international tournament after she pulled out of the French Open following an injury.

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Black Arrow Is on a Mission to Unite Black Soccer Fans Worldwide

The brand grew out of founder Aaron Dolores’ desire to bridge soccer and Black culture.