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Serena Williams champions issues on _ and off _ tennis court
Serena Williams, other black women athletes stand up on the issues, but often struggle to be heard
2017 in review: The biggest stories of the year
It was a year we won't soon forget. From Donald Trump 's inauguration to the Harvey Weinstein scandal, these were the biggest stories of the year. Trump's first year in the White House Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Jan. 20 after his stunning upset over
49ers' Eric Reid defends taking a knee during national anthem: 'We want to make our country better'
San Francisco 49ers' player Eric Reid, one of the first players to join teammate Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem, defended the ongoing silent protests on "The View." "We love this country so much that we reserve the right to criticize her perpetually," Reid said, paraphrasing
San Francisco 49ers' Eric Reid on backlash against national anthem protest
Reid explains, "I knew I needed to use my platform to speak out for people who didn't have a voice."
Vice President Mike Pence leaves Colts-49ers game after protest during national anthem
Vice president pence played defense yesterday walking out of the colts/49ers game after players protested during the anthem. His boss tweeted that he instructed him to leave if that happen, but everyone knew the 49ers were going to take a knee because they actually started a lot of this. So was
Taking a knee wasn't the first time athletes protested social injustice on the field
The controversy between President Donald Trump and NFL players who refuse to stand during the national anthem is the latest example of a decades-long trend in which top athletes have used sports as a platform to express their political views. On Tuesday, Trump took to Twitter to urge the NFL to
Sparks agree 'on unity and solidarity,' stay in locker room for Game 1's national anthem
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Los Angeles Sparks opted to stay in their locker room during the national anthem before Game 1 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday at Williams Arena on the University of Minnesota campus, and the Minnesota Lynx players and coaches stood with their arms linked. "We agreed on unity and
A year later, Dallas mourns 5 officers killed in sniper attack
One year after five law enforcement officers were gunned down by a sniper in Dallas -- the deadliest day for United States law enforcement since 9/11 -- the city is still grieving, according to former Dallas Police Chief David Brown. On the night of July 7, 2016, 25-year-old Micah Johnson opened
Judge writes letter of support to jurors who acquitted officer in Philando Castile shooting
The judge who presided over the case against the police officer who shot Philando Castile has written a letter of support to the jurors who acquitted him, saying there was "a failure to understand what you were asked to do" by the public and media outlets. The June 16 decision to acquit Saint
Philando Castile death: Police dashcam video released
Officials released the video days after the Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Castile was acquitted in the man's death.