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Malcolm Jenkins Silently Uplifts NFL Players' Anti-Racist Activism

The Philadelphia Eagles safety opted not to answer reporters’ questions about the president disinviting his team. Instead, he used signs to reiterate the point of players’ protest.

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Cavs, Warriors Agree On One Thing: Skipping White House

LeBron James: “I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants the invite anyway. So it won’t be Golden State or Cleveland going.”

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Philly Players, Mayor and Allies Call Out Trump's Attack on Eagles

President Donald Trump said he scrapped the Super Bowl champion team’s planned White House visit because players would not “proudly stand for the national anthem.” Eagles players and supporters quickly told the truth.

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Google Doodle Honors Indigenous Marathoner Tom Longboat

Longboat made history in 1907 as the first member of an Indigenous tribe to win the Boston Marathon.

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Kaepernick Depositions Reveal Trump Influenced NFL's Protest Rule

President Donald Trump to Dallas Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones: “Tell everybody, you can’t win this one. This one lifts me.”

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Sterling Brown, Milwaukee Bucks Critique Police 'Intimidation' After Arrest Video Release

The NBA player pledged legal action against the Milwaukee Police Department after it released a video of officers violently arresting him in January.

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Indigenous Tribes Fight for Share of Sports Betting Profits

Tribes that run casinos stand to benefit from a Supreme Court ruling that lets states set their own commercial sports betting policies.

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NFL Banishes Protesting Players to the Locker Room During Anthem

Commissioner Roger Goodell: “This season, all league and team personnel shall stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem.”

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Youth Lacrosse League Head to Resign After Racism Allegations

Corey Mitchell will pass control of the Dakota Premiere Lacrosse League to a new board with Indigenous members after this season.

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Martin Sensmeier to Star in Biopic on Native American Athlete Jim Thorpe

Sensmeier and the filmmakers will work with the Thorpe family and various Indigenous tribes to authentically present the legendary athlete’s story.

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Golfing While Black: Club Calls Police on Women for 'Playing Too Slowly'

“It was a horrific experience.”

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ICYMI: Amnesty International Names Colin Kaepernick 'Ambassador of Conscience'

“This is an award that I share with all the countless people throughout the world combating the human rights violations of police officers.”

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NFL Sources Say Seahawks Postponed Colin Kaepernick Visit Over Kneeling Protest

Supporters of the activist athlete say the Seattle team’s decision proves Kaepernick’s accusations of collusion to keep him off the field.

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Indigenous Youth Lacrosse Teams Say League Banned Them for Reporting Racist Abuse

From racist slurs on the field to arbitrary regulation enforcement, Native American players and coaches detail incidents that were routinely ignored by officials. 

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I Wrote A Book With Michael Bennett. Here's Why I Stand With Him Now. [OP-ED]

Dave Zirin, the co-author of “Things That Make White People Uncomfortable,” on why there’s nothing at all uncomfortable about standing by the activist athlete.

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Serena Williams Says She's 'Not Done Yet' in 'Being Serena' Trailer

The upcoming docuseries focuses on the tennis great’s return to the sport after giving birth to her daughter.

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Michael Bennett to Turn Himself in on Texas Charges Stemming from Super Bowl

Supporters say that the Houston Police Department wants to smear Bennett for speaking out against police violence.

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New Doc Takes Black 'Lady Wrestler' History Beyond the Ropes

Director Chris Bournea’s upcoming film on the women who broke race and gender barriers to excel in professional wrestling in the ’50s and ’60s.

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The Female HBCU Grads Who Left Outsized Athletic Legacies

The Undefeated pored through the history of historically Black college and university sports programs to identify their top graduates.

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Why Aren't More Unrecruited Black Players Walking Onto Basketball Teams?

Walking onto a Division I team can open doors off the court, even for students who barely get to play. A new article investigates why many Black basketball players are unable to join teams if they are not recruited.