Tuesday night, Beyoncé presented Colin Kaepernick with Sports Illustrated’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award. The award is meant to honor "individuals whose dedication to the ideals of sportsmanship has spanned decades and whose career in athletics has directly or indirectly impacted the world."Read More
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Wonder Woman will be coming back early, Colin Kaepernick is recognized by GQ, and Mjolnir has chosen someone worthy.Read More
NFL Won’t Punish Players for Kneeling During the National Anthem, but What Has Really Been Accomplished?
Yesterday Roger Goodell, commissioner for the NFL, announced that the NFL was not going to require its players to stand during the National Anthem. This came after a meeting between 11 team owners and over a dozen players on Tuesday, as they attempted to come to a concession about the state of the #takeaknee issue.Read More
Twenty years before Colin Kaepernick, the NBA's Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf refused to stand. The repercussions were swift.
Besides the often beautiful and often disturbing way sports reflect and re-create the society in which they’re played, there is the athlete as hero, the athlete as pop culture star, the athlete as activist.Read More
The Daily Show Wrote a Savage “Green Eggs and Ham” Poem for Racists Who Hate When Black People Protest
In the wake of Trump's attacks on NFL players who protest against police brutality, Daily Show host Trevor Noah asks, "When is the 'right time' for black people to protest?"Read More
In defiance of Trump calling NFL protesters against racial injustice "sons of bitches," scores of NFL players knelt during the anthem during today's games.Read More
Donald Trump went after two professional athletes this weekend because they dared to voice their opposition to police brutality and Trump's own presidency.Read More