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Fritz Pollard, NFL, NFL Draft, Rooney Rule -

INDIANAPOLIS — After meeting Tuesday about the future of the Rooney Rule, NFL officials and the group that helps oversee compliance with the rule agreed to continue discussions on proposals to improve inclusive hiring in the NFL, a person familiar with the situation told The Undefeated. The Fritz Pollard Alliance, concerned about the Oakland Raiders’ […]

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Fritz Pollard, John Carlos, John Wooten, NFL, Protest, Race, Social Activism -

Five decades before a backup NFL quarterback used the national anthem to tell America it can do better — enraging a U.S. president and millions of others, suffering the personal and professional consequences — John Carlos did the same. He was the original. He paid his dues, put in the time, working for social change […]

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Black Quarterbacks, Fritz Pollard, NFL -

Steven Towns didn’t originally plan to go to Super Bowl XXXIX, but one phone call led to a change of heart. It was Feb. 4, 2005, the Friday before the biggest day on the football calendar, and an NFL writer from ESPN dialed him to deliver a point-blank message: “Man, you better get down here.” […]

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Lost in the remembrances of Martin Luther King Day celebrations was this news, released on […]

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Althea Gibson, black athletes, Fritz Pollard, jack johnson, john carlos, larry doby, List, Sports, tommie smith -

Jack Johnson When he beat Tommy Burns for the world heavyweight championship in 1908, Johnson became […]

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