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Amer-I-Can, Athlete Activism, Jim Brown, Kanye West, President Donald Trump, Social Activism -

Jim Brown is getting lambasted for the same thing the black community used to praise him for: defiant action to uplift African-Americans, by any means necessary. Last week, Brown met with President Donald Trump and Kanye West in the Oval Office for an orchestrated show of black support. West’s deluded ramblings dominated the aftermath, but […]

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If there’s a silver lining so far with the Trump presidency—and one attribute that I’m honestly grateful he possesses—it’s that Donald Trump has a nose for trash black people.

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Fox & Friends, Jim Brown, National, News, News Video, President Donald Trump, Race -

NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown says it’s high time the Black community take responsibility […]

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Aaron Rodgers, Adrian Peterson, Colin Kaepernick, Draymond Green, Floyd Mayweather, Green Bay Packers, Jerry Jones, Jim Brown, LeBron James, Manu Ginobili, Mychal Kendricks, Teddy Bridgewater, The Week That Was -

Monday 08.27.18 San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili, looking around and realizing what Kyle Lowry never did, announced his retirement after 16 seasons. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, refusing to answer questions as if he were accused of orchestrating a covert operation to underinflate footballs, hung up on a radio interview after the hosts […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Jim Brown, John Carlos, Pots And Pans, Tommie Smith -

When Jim Brown ran on the football field, he moved with power, grace and speed. During his career, he rushed for a then career-record 12,312 yards and starred on the Cleveland Browns’ last NFL championship team in 1964, one of eight years he led the NFL in rushing during a nine-year career. But it was […]

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Jim Brown, News, NFL, Sports, star spangled banner -

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jim Brown has spent much of his post-NFL career fighting for social […]

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Donald Trump, Jamie Foxx, Jim Brown, Klay Thompson, Kobe Bryant, Stephen A. Smith, What Had Happened Was -

Game. Blouses. Carmelo Anthony made his debut with the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night in a 105-84 win over his former team, the New York Knicks, who traded the 10-time All-Star before the start of the season. Anthony scored 22 points, including a 3-pointer on the Thunder’s first possession of the game, to begin […]

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50 Greatest, Commentary, Jackie Robinson, Jim Brown, Locker Room Talk, Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali, Serena Williams, Usain Bolt -

A little more than a week ago, I posed a challenge to readers and you responded. As The Undefeated rolled out its 50 Greatest Black Athletes list, I asked you to choose just five. Imagine that you had been challenged to a winner-take-all, do-or-die athletic competition. You wouldn’t know the rules or the nature of […]

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50 Greatest, Commentary, Jim Brown, Jim Thorpe, Locker Room Talk, Serena Williams, Tom Brady, Wilt Chamberlain -

In more than four decades of writing about sports, I have found that the most consistently debated topic is what constitutes greatness. The Undefeated has been exploring the subject over the past few weeks as it unveils the results of a public poll of the 50 greatest black athletes of all time and will reveal […]

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ESPYS, Jim Brown, Kevin Durant, Lonzo Ball, Paul George, Peyton Manning, Russell Westbrook, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook headlined winners at the 2017 ESPYS. After the show’s host, Peyton Manning, began the night by poking fun at that awkward relationship between the two former teammates, Durant earned the ESPY for best championship performance and Westbrook was named the best male athlete. Here’s the complete list of […]

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Athlete Activism, Bill Russell, Cleveland Summit, Commentary, Harry Edwards, Jim Brown, Remembering The Champ -

On June 4, 1967, Jim Brown hosted what we now call the Cleveland Summit. A collection of great black athletes of the era met with Muhammad Ali to discuss his decision to be a conscientious objector. I was a 16-year-old junior at Harlan High School in Chicago. Harry Edwards was a 24-year-old Cornell University doctoral […]

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Amer-I-Can, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Summit, Jim Brown, Social Activism -

Jim Brown forgot his cane. A piece of breakfast is stuck to the front of his shirt. He has let his beard grow out, woolly and gray. It’s 7:39 a.m. outside the Cleveland Browns headquarters, across the street from Ohio Nut & Bolt Co. A backhoe has torn up the parking lot. Time to get […]

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Bill Russell, Bob Arum, Boxing, Cleveland Summit, Jim Brown, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Muhammad Ali, Remembering The Champ, Social Activism, Vietnam War -

It was a sunny Sunday afternoon, June 4, 1967. Some of the greatest black athletes in the country gathered in a nondescript office building in Cleveland. According to legend — and countless media reports in subsequent years that failed to challenge that legend — the athletes had come together to decide whether to lend their […]

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Albert Richardson, Black History Month, Black Panther, Huey P. Newton, Jesse L. Brown, Jim Brown, Marian Anderson, Mary Frances Berry, Michael Jordan, Ronnie DeVoe -

1891 — Butter churn patented Inventor Albert Richardson created the tall wooden cylinder with a plunger handle to improve the butter-making process. Richardson realized the up-and-down movement caused oily parts of cream or milk to separate them from the water portions. 1902 — Opera singer Marian Anderson born Born in Philadelphia, Marian Anderson performed at […]

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Harry Edwards, Institute for the Study of Sport, Jim Brown, San Jose State University, Social Activism, Society and Social Change, Tommie Smith -

What are we willing to die for in the age of Donald Trump? This was the overarching question that repeatedly came to mind Tuesday afternoon as I listened to an impressive panel of journalists, former and current athletes celebrate the launch of the Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change at San […]

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Athlete Activism, Jim Brown, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, San Jose State University, Tommie Smith, Words to Action -

It’s been hard to spot a headline lately that doesn’t include the words activism, protest, boycott or social justice. Some conditions have improved, but racial tension and pleas for equality prompt plenty of unanswered questions. To help find answers beyond the headlines, sociologist and civil rights activist Harry Edwards and San Jose State University (SJSU) […]

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Barack Obama, Cleveland Browns, Donald Trump, Jim Brown -

Jim Brown is no stranger to presidents. John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, both George Bushes – the legendary athlete and activist spoke personally with all of them as one of America’s most prominent champions for black freedom and empowerment. Yet no invitation ever came from Barack Obama, even as the first […]

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Commentary, Jim Brown -

During his bare-knuckles presidential campaign, Donald Trump effectively used snapshot slogans to appeal to rabid supporters. “Drain the Swamp,” a slogan for everything his supporters despised about Washington, “Lock Her Up,” his supporters’ fervent cry to put Hillary Clinton in jail, and “Build a Wall,” his promise to construct a 2,000-mile-long wall along the United […]

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All Day, Daily Dose, Debbie Reynolds, Donald Trump, Jim Brown -

Clinton Yates is not back yet. He’s currently flying across the country on Soulja Boy’s $55 million G5 jet. Not the best cellular phone reception up there. When I took over Daily Dose this week, I never imagined I’d have to write about so much death. But the day following the death of her daughter […]

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All Day, Donald Trump, Jim Brown, Kanye West, Ray Lewis -

When video first hit social media that Kanye West showed up at Trump Tower on Tuesday morning, blond hair and all, there was an audible groan from Black Twitter. Peoples’ phones instantly blew up, and next thing we knew The Life of Pablo creator was dapping up the president-elect in his lobby. To be clear, […]

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#RememberWhensdays, Chicago Bears, Jim Brown, NFL, Walter Payton -

On Oct. 7, 1984, Chicago was engulfed by gloomy skies and dreary, nippy weather. But that was just the kind of weather the Chicago Bears liked to play in, and specifically when they enjoyed playing their ground and pound brand of football. Could there be more perfect weather for the day that Bears running back […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Jim Brown, NFL, Protest -

The cry for justice during the opening statements at The ESPYS in July by LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade and the symbolic protest by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick are all linked to the social activism of a transformative athlete in the form of one NFL great James Nathaniel Brown. […]

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#RememberWhensdays, Cleveland Browns, Jim Brown -

When the 1965 NFL season ended, Jim Brown was the star of the league. He was the 1965 MVP after rushing for 1,544 yards in a 14-game season, which was 677 yards more than the runner-up, a Chicago Bears rookie named Gale Sayers. At that moment, Brown was the sport’s leader in single-season and career […]

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Black Lives Matter, Commentary, Jim Brown, Kobe Bryant, Richard Sherman -

Since joining The Undefeated, a space brimming with explorations of black athletes and race, a question has intruded my thoughts incessantly: Should we black folk abandon our push for black athletes to vocally address racial issues? I must answer yes. The prodding of athletes to use their platform impairs our cause more than it aids […]

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Cleveland, Cleveland Cavaliers, J.R. Smith, Jim Brown, LeBron James, NBA, NBA Playoffs -

Fresh off of helping the Cleveland Cavaliers win their first NBA championship in franchise history, LeBron James promised the victory parade would be “the biggest party that Cleveland has ever seen. Ever.” His prediction didn’t disappoint. After patiently waiting 52 years since their city’s last major sports championship, Cleveland fans were busting moves in the […]

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Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavaliers, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Jim Brown, LeBron James, NBA, NFL -

Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown joins Russillo & Kanell to share how resilient Cleveland has been throughout its 52-year championship drought. “In the end, it’s great to win this way,” Brown said. “They could’ve easily given up and got on a criticism binge. But they stayed with the team and they stayed with […]

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Drew Jenkins, Hampton University, Jim Brown, Jovan Miller, Lacrosse, Lloyd Carter, Major League Lacrosse, Syracuse Orange -

Hope rarely arrives neatly packaged. On the morning of Feb. 13, it appeared as the Hampton Pirates lacrosse team, a motley crew of misfits, cast-offs and neophytes. But when they took the field against the Roberts Wesleyan Redhawks, Hampton became the first historically black college to field a Division I lacrosse team in more than […]

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