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Vincent Zhou Lands First Olympic Quadruple Lutz

The 17-year-old figure skater is the first person to land the jump with four complete spins during a Winter Olympic contest. 

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Chloe Kim is Youngest Female Snowboarder to Win Olympic Gold

The Korean-American teenager is one of 13 Asian-American athletes representing the U.S. in PyeongChang.

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WATCH: Mirai Nagasu Lands Triple Axel and Makes Olympic History

The Japanese-American figure skater is the first U.S. woman to land the difficult move in competition at the Olympics.

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7 Team USA Athletes of Color to Watch at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics

There are a total of 20 United States-based people of color going for the gold in South Korea.  

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Eagles Reader: Five Must-Read Articles on the Philly Team and Racial Justice

As Philadelphia prepares to celebrate the “wokest team” in the NFL’s Super Bowl win, here’s what you should be reading right now.

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READ: Now That The Cleveland Indians Dropped Its Racist Logo, What's Next?

The Atlantic argues that the choice should make it easier for other teams to follow suit.

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Black Lives Matter Activist Calls Out 'White Privilege' of Post-Super Bowl Property Damage

Hawk Newsome: ”You can riot if you’re White and your team wins, but if you’re Black and being killed, you can’t speak out.”

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NFL Exec Predicted Black Player Activism and The Pitfalls of Backlash in 1966 Memo

Malcolm Jenkins: “It was almost like a premonition.”

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Celebrate Jackie Robinson's Words and Actions on His 99th Birthday

The son of Georgia sharecroppers would become one of the most famous advocates for racial equity in sports. 

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Cleveland Indians to Drop Chief Wahoo Logo

National Congress of American Indians: “Washington Owner Dan Snyder needs to look at Cleveland’s move and then look in the mirror.”

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The Undefeated, ESPN The Magazine Examine 'State of the Black Athlete'

Athletes—including Ibtihaj Muhammad and Martellus Bennett—penned essays addressing racial justice, community resilience and more.

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WATCH: Kneeling Protests and Confederate Monuments Converge for Shreveport Family

In a new mini-documentary, The New York Times profiles a mother who fought to remove a long-standing Confederate monument—and her teenage son who was prevented from kneeling before a high school football game.

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Atlanta NAACP, Anti-Fascist Group Coordinate Protests for Donald Trump's Alabama-Georgia Game

The president plans to attend the College Football Playoff National Championship game in Atlanta. Local activists intend to make their presence felt.

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3 Reasons the Philadelphia Eagles Should Hire Colin Kaepernick

With Carson Wentz out for the rest of the season, the winningest team in the NFC has a chance to bring another talented quarterback on board. Colin Kaepernick should be that man.

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'My Platform Is My People': Colin Kaepernick Wins Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

Surprise guest Beyoncé Knowles-Carter presents the prize to the NFL free agent at SI’s ”Sportsperson of the Year” awards. 

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How a Kneeling Protest Divided a North Carolina County

A new article looks at how a simple action—in which several Black cheerleaders at an area high school kneeled to protest racial injustice—illuminated the underlying problems in a community.

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Malcolm Jenkins and Michael Bennett Comment on Players Coalition Fracture

Several players accused Jenkins of negotiating the NFL’s recent financial commitment to social justice activism without a consensus.

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Colin Kaepernick Receives Muhammad Ali Legacy Award as NFL Commits Nearly $90 Million to Player Activism

“Like Muhammad, Colin is a man who stands on his convictions with confidence and courage, undaunted by the personal sacrifices he has had to make to have his message heard.”

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First Hijab-Wearing Barbie Honors Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad

“I hope that little girls of color across the heartland will be inspired to embrace what makes them unique.” 

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Colin Kaepernick's Supporters Sing His Praises for GQ 'Citizen of the Year' Profile

The activist maintained his silence for his new GQ cover story, so Ava DuVernay, Tamika Mallory and other high-profile allies attested to his defiance and resolve.