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New Concussion Report Calls the NFL’s Future Into Question
Dr. McKee looked at the brains of 202 former football players and 87 percent of them were found to have the condition known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
July 20, 2017
O.J.’s Parole: A Fitting End to the ‘Fifth Quarter’
The decision to parole O.J. Simpson will rankle some, but it was correct and just.
June 29, 2017
Colin Kaepernick Shouldn’t Have to Beg to Play in the NFL
By refusing to speak out about his desire to play, he’s defending the principle that he deserves a job on the merits.
June 13, 2017
NFL Veteran Donté Stallworth Explains the World
Talking nuclear war and football with the former wide receiver.
June 1, 2017
This Texas City Just Elected the Youngest City Council Member in the State
Prairie View University has a long history of political engagement, but for the first time several students ran for local office and won two open seats.
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June 1, 2017
Even LeBron James Can’t Escape This Toxic Wave of Racist Hatred
Athletes have long been the targets of white supremacists—but they are also part of the resistance.
May 23, 2017
Will Colin Kapernick Ever Play in the NFL Again?
How a pro-football “blackballing” works.
May 16, 2017
Colin Kaepernick vs. Systemic Oppression
We talk to Colin Kaepernick at his recent Know Your Rights Camp with an in-depth report about the camp, and give historical context to Kaepernick’s activism.
May 9, 2017
The Baltimore Orioles’ John Angelos on Standing Up to Racism In Sports
The Orioles COO explains how sports can help fight racism in our society, and why it’s important to speak out against hate.
April 28, 2017
Why the ESPN Layoffs Are So Disappointing
The mass layoffs at ESPN reflect on our own economy and our own lives.