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A San Francisco 49ers cheerleader took a knee during the national anthem before Colin Kaepernick’s former team took on the Oakland Raiders Thursday night. We must identify this woman before it’s too late.

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Before Colin Kaepernick was born, a couple of black dudes, John Carlos and Tommie Smith, raised a couple of black-gloved fists to the sky as the U.S. national anthem played after they earned a couple of Olympic medals in Mexico City. They were protesting racial injustice and inequality during a decade in which Martin…

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Carolina Panthers, Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid, National Anthem, NFL, Protest -

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Standing both on principle and alone, Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid took a knee again. In his debut with his new team, Reid, the first player to kneel alongside Colin Kaepernick in order to shine a light on racial injustice and police brutality when they were San Francisco 49ers teammates, reaffirmed […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid, National Anthem, NFL, Protest -

What about Colin Kaepernick? The question immediately comes to mind now that safety Eric Reid, aligned with Kaepernick in a legal battle against the NFL, has signed a one-year contract to join the Carolina Panthers. In collusion grievances, the friends and former San Francisco 49ers teammates allege owners conspired to keep them unemployed because of […]

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Colin Kaepernick, News, NFL, Nike, Protest, Sports, Video -

Nike has unveiled its first "Just Do It" ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick, a spot scheduled to air during the NFL season opener Thursday night.

The post Nike unveils Kaepernick ad to air during NFL season opener appeared first on theGrio.

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Members from the Texas Patriot Network and white supremacist groups were “clearly outnumbered” when they squared off with counter-protesters outside a large Islamic convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston

The post Houston protestors clash outside 55th Annual Islamic Convention appeared first on theGrio.

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A vicious brawl at a Brooklyn nail salon sparked protests outside the salon and a call to close down the shop after several Black women were beaten by Asian employees.

The post Manager of the Brooklyn salon where workers assaulted Black customers speaks out appeared first on theGrio.

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Colin Kaepernick, Commentary, Eric Reid, National Anthem, NFL, Protest -

ATLANTA — The NFL’s new anthem policy could bolster the cases of Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid, who have filed collusion grievances against the league. The friends and unemployed former teammates on the San Francisco 49ers allege that team owners conspired to keep them out of the NFL because of their political activism. Back in […]

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During their last meetings, NFL owners approved funding for their landmark social justice initiative with players. At next week’s gathering in Atlanta, owners plan to tackle the issue that put pressure on them to come to the negotiating table. They’re eager to end the long-running protests during the national anthem that have angered fans, rattled […]

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Colin Kaepernick, NFL, Protest -

A new poll of black voters in eight politically competitive states found that nearly 6 in 10 said they believe NFL teams colluded to blackball former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick because of his political views and his stance against police brutality. And more than 1 in 3 of the respondents say they watched […]

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#BoycottStarbucks, Black Men, News, Opinion, Philadelphia, Protest, Racism, Racist, Starbucks -

Read why writer Dustin Seibert (a cafe-hopping Black man) will not be joining in on the #BoycottStarbucks protest that is all over social media.

The post Why I’m not joining your knee-jerk #BoycottStarbucks protest appeared first on theGrio.

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Colin Kaepernick, Commentary, Eric Reid, Protest -

The NFL is courting disaster if Eric Reid isn’t on an NFL roster next season. Reid, a free-agent safety who played for the San Francisco 49ers last season, received his first free-agent visit offer this offseason on Monday. The Cincinnati Bengals, a team wanting veteran safety help, extended an invitation to Reid, who will be […]

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ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Rallying behind the slogan of “Ghana First,” thousands of people in […]

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Anthony Lynn, Bob McNair, Christopher Johnson, Doug Pederson, Jon Gruden, Marvin Lewis, National Anthem, NFL, Protest -

ORLANDO, Florida – A major change in the NFL’s anthem policy is likely coming soon. Alarmed about fan backlash after players protested against racial injustice during The Star-Spangled Banner the past two seasons, owners have discussed the anthem policy during league meetings here. At the May meeting in Atlanta, they’re expected to vote on proposals […]

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'D.C., Black Boys, Columbus, Gun Control, Gun Reform, Gun Violence, Inspiration, March For Our Lives, News, Ohio, Politics, Protest, School Shootings, TheGrio Originals, Top Stories, True Story, Video, Washington -

On this episode of True Story, we meet Jaion Hemsley, a 17-year-old shooting survivor and high school student at the Academy for Urban Scholars in Columbus, OH. He traveled all the way to Washington, D.C. to attend the March for Our Lives with his teacher Ms. Nneka Bonds, to share a special message with the […]

The post 17-year-old shooting survivor and his teacher had special message at March For Our Lives (WATCH) appeared first on theGrio.

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Calvin Hill, Civil Rights Movement, Dallas Cowboys, Gun Violence, Protest, School Shootings -

Legendary Dallas Cowboys running back Calvin Hill remembers how he came to understand what he was fighting for during the civil rights movement. He grew up outside Baltimore and was bused to a segregated elementary school before attending an elite private high school in the Bronx, New York, where he was one of only five […]

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Athlete Activism, Commentary, Donald Trump, Ed Glazer, Protest -

When NFL owners mounted a public defense against President Donald Trump for referring to their players as “sons of b—-es” and suggesting those who protested during the national anthem be fired, there was brief optimism that perhaps the NFL brass was beginning to understand why it was so important for some players to take a […]

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#NationalSchoolWalkout, 'D.C., Baltimore, Chicago, New York City, News, Politics, Protest, Top Stories, Washington -

From Chicago to Baltimore to New York City-- thousands of students walked out of their schools to protest the lack of political action on gun control. Here is #TheDownload for March 14th.

The post The Download | March 14: Black Students speak their truth on #NationalWalkoutDay appeared first on theGrio.

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Athlete Activism, Black 14, Chicago Bears, Lloyd Eaton, NCF, Protest, Race, Tony McGee, Washington Redskins, Wyoming Cowboys -

Tony McGee had no idea what would come next after he and 13 other black players were kicked off the undefeated and nationally ranked Wyoming Cowboys football team in the midst of the 1969 season. The defensive end had been playing like an All-American and maybe even a future pro, racking up 11 sacks in […]

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Alabama, Birmingham, Martin Luther King Jr., Protest, Race, Social Activism, State of the Black Athlete -

On Feb. 11, at 8 p.m., The Undefeated will present Dear Black Athlete, a one-hour special on ESPN featuring conversations with athletes and community leaders about social justice. Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” the program will be taped at Birmingham’s Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, where King spoke and led […]

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Black Lives Matter activist Muhiyidin D’Baha from Charleston, NC was shot and killed in New Orleans, […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Commentary, Locker Room Talk, Malcolm Jenkins, Protest -

The NFL’s season has come to an end. The Philadelphia Eagles made history Sunday by winning the city’s first Super Bowl title, upsetting New England in a record-setting performance. The Eagles’ historic victory also ended a tumultuous football season defined by protests and introspection. Sunday’s game underlined a point that seems obvious but is often […]

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Athlete Activism, NBA, NFL, Protest, Social Activism, WNBA, Year In Review -

There were some amazing sports moments in 2017: The New England Patriots rallied from a 28-3 third-quarter deficit to shock the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl. Clemson won one of the most riveting games in college football history with a come-from-behind touchdown pass to beat Alabama in the final seconds of the College Football […]

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Commentary, NBA, NFL, Protest -

Many, including some NFL owners, have latched on to the idea that protesting athletes fuel the NFL’s ratings decline. Some Americans, predisposed to believing blame-black-people explanations for nearly any problem, have ignored alternate theories, such as how Thursday Night Football, almost always an unwatchable mess, damages NFL viewing habits. Discussion about the dwindling viewership proliferates […]

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Commentary, Native Americans, NFL, Protest, Social Activism, Thanksgiving, Washington Redskins -

Sometimes you have to spell it out to understand the awful irony: On a day most of us associate with family, food and football, this year Washington is hosting a Thanksgiving NFL game for the first time. Native Americans are integral to the holiday’s origins. The team’s name disparages Native Americans. Simon Moya-Smith plans to […]

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Commentary, Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones, NFL, NFLPA, Protest, Roger Goodell -

With Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones attempting to whack NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, league business could be adversely affected by a potential civil war. That only increases the urgency for owners to finally strike a deal with players who have protested during the national anthem against racial inequality. In their latest meticulously reported story about […]

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DeMaurice Smith, Ezekiel Elliott, NFL, NFLPA, Protest, Roger Goodell -

DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association, and I have known each other since 2008. During my time as a player, he and I worked together for several years. And we had countless conversations — most were pleasant, some were contentious — but never a conversation like Thursday’s interview. We discussed Ezekiel Elliott […]

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Commentary, Dance, Keyshawn Johnson, NFL, Protest, Touchdown Celebrations -

This NFL season, the usual game-day messaging of beer and sneaker ads and uplifting videos about community or military service has been augmented by a special kind of cultural telegraph. Sent from white NFL owners and fans to black NFL players, it goes like this: You can Milly Rock, Juju on that Beat or fake […]

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Eric Reid, NFL, Protest, Veterans Day -

With the NFL having celebrated Veterans Day weekend by honoring the military, only a handful of players were observed protesting Sunday during the national anthem. The NFL Players Association requested that its members observe a two-minute moment of silence before games to honor those who have served in the U.S. military. Even Seattle Seahawks defensive […]

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A black family member of mine, while the Charlottesville, Virginia, white supremacy protests roiled in August, discussed the ordeal with a white co-worker. The white co-worker said the counterprotesters never should have been there and if they weren’t, Heather Heyer would not have died in the vehicle-ramming attack. My family member responded that those counterprotesters […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid, NFL, NFL Owners, Protest, Troy Vincent -

It appears that the potential involvement of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick could be among the impediments to talks resuming between NFL owners and players over the divisive issue of protests during the national anthem. In a conference call with reporters on Tuesday, the league dismissed a proposal by San Francisco safety Eric […]

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Bob McNair, Crime, Los Angeles Chargers, NFL, Protest, Russell Okung -

Three weeks ago, veteran Los Angeles Chargers left tackle Russell Okung penned a thoughtful open letter in The Players’ Tribune explaining his evolution on the divisive issue of protests during the national anthem. Okung encouraged players to “open up a line of communication just between” them about the most important issues in their movement. Players […]

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