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Colin Kaepernick Protests National Anthem Over Treatment of Minorities
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem during a preseason game Friday out of protest against America's treatment of "black people and people of color." Kaepernick told NFL media he made his own decision to protest the playing of the anthem during
Family of Marcus Garvey Pushing for Presidential Pardon
The family of early 20th century black nationalist Marcus Garvey wants President Barack Obama to pardon Garvey for what they've called an unjust conviction
Athletes Reach Back to Push Conversation About Racial Violence Forward
The era of “commerce over conscience” still appears to be slowly waning in U.S. sports, after NBA star LeBron James and others took the stage at ESPN’s ESPY Awards to make a powerful appeal for an end to violence in the aftermath of deadly police-involved shootings across the country. “It’s time to
Carmelo Anthony: 'We have to step up and take charge'
In the wake of the tragic shooting in Dallas that left five law enforcement officers dead, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony took to social media Friday morning to ask athletes to "step up" and "demand change" without resorting to violence. "Shooting 11 cops and killing 5 WILL NOT work,"
Farewell to 'The Greatest': Thousands Celebrate Muhammad Ali's Life
Thousands of people gathered today to pay their final respects to Muhammad Ali , as a jovial funeral procession, highlighted by fans who chanted and threw flowers, gave way to a more somber memorial service in Louisville, Kentucky. Ali's memorial service at the KFC Yum! Center started at 3 p.m., an
Watch Muhammad Ali's Public Memorial Service Live From Louisville
Muhammad Ali , the late three-time heavyweight champ, is being laid to rest in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, today. The iconic boxer, who died June 3 at age 74, will be honored with an interfaith service, according to family representatives. Today's public memorial service follows
OPINION: We Respect Muhammad Ali's Faith in Theory, But Do We in Practice?
They have been hammering at him and brainwashing himhe’s so confused now that he doesn’t even know where he’s at. They should run those Black Muslims out of the country before they ruin other fine people -- Cassius Clay Sr. One of the more fascinating aspects of the civil rights movement is the
Muhammad Ali Dies: 'The Greatest' Boxer Dead at 74
Three-time heavyweight champ Muhammad Ali , who charmed millions with his wit and confidence in the ring and inspired many more with his commitment to humanitarian causes has died, according to the family spokesman. He was 74. Ali had been hospitalized for a respiratory issue June 2. At the time, a
How the Pain and Shame of Dyslexia Almost Destroyed a Promising Young Actor
"American Horror Story" actor Ameer Baraka’s own mother called him “dumb and stupid.” His teachers humiliated him. And his dyslexia , which made it difficult for him to read, turned the young man into a "street thug" and a killer. Now an accomplished actor, Baraka was only a few words away from a
'What Happened Miss Simone' Director Reveals What an Oscar Would've Meant to Nina Simone
Liz Garbus was thrilled to learn that her documentary, "What Happened, Miss Simone?" had been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. But, she added, it's even more special given how much she knows it would have meant to her subject, the legendary singer Nina Simone . Winning