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Colin Kaepernick, Featured, News, NFL, Opinion, Reuben Foster, Sports, Top Stories, True Blue -

This week, the NFL once again confirmed that their value system - as an organization - is a dumpster fire of every problematic, misogynistic, and deeply racist stereotype.

The post Mandingos vs. Activists: Why the NFL embraces Reuben Foster after domestic violence allegations, but Colin Kaepernick is still out appeared first on theGrio.

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SALY, Senegal (AP) — Timothy Ighoefe is an intimidating defender at 6-foot-11 and 245 pounds. Still, the Nigerian knows he must improve if his decision to play basketball instead of soccer is going to pay off and take him to the NBA. The 18-year-old Ighoefe has committed to play for Patrick Ewing at Georgetown University […]

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Dwight Howard, NBA, Sports, Video -

This weekend, NBA baller Dwight Howard was accused of violence and threats, from Masin Elijé ― a man claiming to be his ex-lover. In a tweet thread that has gone viral, the accuser who is also an author, says Howard threatened him for not signing an NDA after their relationship started. I was afraid to speak […]

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Adrian Peterson, Corporal Punishment, Minnesota Vikings, News, Sports -

The runningback has become the face of a national conversation about the cultural differences of ways to discipline children

The post NFL player Adrian Peterson sparks debate after admitting he still beats his son with a ‘switch’ appeared first on theGrio.

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'Scream' Mask, Copyright Infringement, Fun World, Money, Scary Terry, Sports, Terry Rozier, Top Stories -

Celtics guard Terry Rozier is being sued by the company behind the iconic “Scream” mask from the 1996 horror film, accusing him of selling his own merchandise using the copyrighted image.

The post ‘Scary’ Terry Rozier being sued for copyright infringements by ‘Scream’ mask maker appeared first on theGrio.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo, Greece, NBA, News, Sports, Thanasis Antetokounmpo -

A Greek prosecutor is investigating televised remarks made by a sport commentator who allegedly called black basketball player Thanasis Antetokounmpo an "ape."

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Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid, Nessa Diab, News, NFL, Sports -

  Colin Kaepernick’s girlfriend isn’t mincing any words when it comes to her disdain for the NFL, and wants the whole world to know that her beloved is still being blackballed by shot-callers in the league him. According to TMZ, this week, New York DJ and MTV host Nessa Diab gave her two cents after the […]

The post ‘They’re Still Blackballing Him’: Colin Kaepernick’s girlfriend blasts NFL for keeping him off gridiron appeared first on theGrio.

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Basketball Wives, blac chyna, Child Support, Dream Kardashian, Entertainment, Gloria Govan, Kardashian custody battle, KUWTK, Matt Barnes, Matt Barnes custody, Matt Barnes custody battle, Music, Rob Kardashian, Sports, Television -

  You would think Matt Barnes would be celebrating his recent win against his ex, Gloria Govan but it looks like he’s still full of anger despite being awarded sole custody of the twin sons he shares with her. The former NBA star stepped into a shade storm when he commented on a story from […]

The post Matt Barnes goes on rant against women who “use kids for paychecks” in response to Blac Chyna diss appeared first on theGrio.

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Atlanta, Jermaine Middleton, Mount Everest, Mount Kilimanjaro, Sports, Top Stories -

Jermaine Middleton is currently climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, and next year, he’ll be the first American-born black man to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

The post Atlanta businessman climbs Mount Kilimanjaro in hopes of becoming the first American-born Black man to climb Mount Everest appeared first on theGrio.

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barbershops, Culture Watch, Entertainment, HBO, LeBron James, Marcus Harvey, Marcus Harvey interview, Nas, Popular Culture, Sports, Style, Television, The Shop, TheGrio Originals -

LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s digital media company, Uninterrupted, partnered with HBO over the summer to bring us The Shop – an unscripted, culture-pushing show that brings those conversations and heated debates amongst men from all different walks of life to television. The barbershop is a staple in a man’s life from a young age, […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: Celebrity barber Marcus Harvey on LeBron James’ HBO series ‘The Shop’ appeared first on theGrio.

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An Adidas executive and two other insiders from the high-stakes world of college basketball recruiting were convicted Wednesday in a corruption case.

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SINGAPORE — In a match between the last two US Open champions, Sloane Stephens came out on top. The 2017 champion beat Naomi Osaka 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 Monday at the WTA Finals, the season-ending tournament for the top eight players in the world. Both players are making their debut appearances at the tournament, but Stephens appeared to be more […]

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FIFA, Football, Jamaica, News, Soccer, Sports, Women's World Cup, World Cup -

Jamaica’s senior women’s national soccer team made history last week as the first Caribbean team to qualify for the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Wednesday evening, the team known as the Reggae Girlz, defeated Panama’s women’s national team in a penalty shootout after a 2-2 draw in the Concacaf Women’s Championship third-place play-off. But according to […]

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Jason Whitlock, Opinion, Roland Martin, Sports, sports journalism -

Writer Dustin Seibert has had more than enough of what he calls the Uncle Ruckus-like antics from sports journalist Jason Whitlock.

The post OPINION: Is Jason Whitlock the real life Uncle Ruckus? Yes. Yes, he is. appeared first on theGrio.

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#TakeAKnee, @AP, Eric Reid, Malcolm Jenkins, News, NFL, North Carolina, Panthers, Sports, Video -

Eric Reid and Malcolm Jenkins turned the fight for racial and social justice into a skirmish on the field.

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Charles Johnson, French Hill, News, San Francisco Giants, Sports, Top Stories -

San Francisco Giants co-owner Charles Johnson came under fire recently for reportedly making financial contributions to a Trump-supporting super PAC behind a racist radio ad in Arkansas that features two women saying Democrats could bring back lynchings if Black voters don’t support the GOP. “What will happen to our husbands, our fathers or our sons […]

The post San Francisco Giants respond to owner’s contribution to racist GOP ad for French Hill appeared first on theGrio.

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Amy Schumer, Colin Kaeperick, Colin Kaepernick, Entertainment, National Anthem Protests, News, NFL, Sports, Super bowl commercials -

Amy Schumer has added her voice to the chorus backing athlete turned activist Colin Kaepernick and NFL players kneeling during the national anthem in protest of racial and social injustice in America. The comedian, who has come under fire in the past for perpetuating a racist lie, made the surprising announcement on social media that […]

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Carolina Panthers, Eric Reid, Malcolm Jenkins, News, Philadelphia Eagles, Sports, Top Stories -

Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid and Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins exchanged heated words on the field during the coin flip Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field. The moment became so intense that Reid had to be held back by teammates and ushered to the sideline. According to USA Today, once he was back on the […]

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Cramps, News, Odell Beckham, Odell Beckham Jr, Sports, Water -

We now know why flashy football star Odell Beckham Jr. frequently gets cramps during games and why he sometimes walks funny on (or going off) the field: He doesn’t like drinking water. The highlight-making New York Giants wide receiver told surprised reporters Friday that the fluid to keep him (and the rest of us) hydrated […]

The post Odell Beckham Jr. confesses why he cramps up so much: He doesn’t like water. OK… appeared first on theGrio.

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Arrest, Body Cam Footage, News, Police Taser, Sports, Sterling Brown, Taser -

Yet another body cam video sheds light on the arrest of Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown, and the brutal treatment he received at the hands of police showing new angles of an officer using a taser, the HuffPost reports. Brown was assaulted and arrested by police over an alleged parking violation and the body cam footage video, obtained by WISN 12 News, shows […]

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Aaron Hernandez, abusive father, News, sexually abused, Sports -

An investigation by the Boston Globe revealed that Aaron Hernandez had a hard time with coming to terms with his sexuality and was the victim of an abusive father who beat him often for not measuring up in school and on the football field. The Globe released a six-part investigative series on the former New England Patriots player’s troubling childhood that […]

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Discrimination, french soccer, Kerfalla Sissoko, News, Racism, Sports -

Even as France’s soccer team boasts having a multicultural squad and a 2018 Word Cup win, racism continues to be a stifling issue, especially for players like Kerfalla Sissoko, the New York Times reports. Sissoko said about a month before his team won the World Cup, he and other Black teammates were viciously attacked by a rival team and […]

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Central Coast Mariners, Entertainment, Goals, Soccer, Sports, Usain Bolt -

Usain Bolt scored two goals on Friday in his first start as a trainee for Australia’s Central Coast Mariners football team.

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Entertainment, Jimmy Butler, Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, Sports, Tom Thibodeau, Top Stories, Trade Deal -

Kevin Garnett didn’t hold back about the recent Jimmy Butler and Timberwolves drama calling it a 'sh*tstorm.'

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Bryan Stevenson, Colin Kaepernick, Florence C. Ladd, Harvard, Kehinde Wiley, Kenneth I. Chenault, News, Pamela J. Joyner, Shirley Ann Jackson, Sports, W.E.B. Du Bois Medal -

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was among the eight distinguished people honored by Harvard with the esteemed W.E.B. Du Bois Medal.

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@AP, Colin Kaepernick, Kneeling Protest, News, NFL, Sports -

While the NFL and President Donald Trump believe that the #TakeAKnee movement is to blame for declining TV ratings, a study reveals that the protests had little impact.

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@AP, Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid, Kneeling Protest, News, NFL, Sports, Video -

Eric Reid called his return to the NFL on Sunday "bittersweet," saying it still hurts that his friend Colin Kaepernick has been "robbed" of his dream to play again in the NFL.

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Duquesne, Marquis Brown, Running Back, Sports, Top Stories -

In a tragedy raising questions in Pittsburgh and nationwide, Duquesne University football player Marquis Brown made a fatal jump Thursday from a 16th-story dorm window, authorities are telling various news organizations. University president Ken Gormley told the campus community in a statement on Duquesne’s Facebook page that Brown, 21, jumped out of the window at […]

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bling ring, LeBron James, News, Robert Woods, Sports, Top Stories -

LeBron James increased security at his L.A. home hiring a team of armed guards to patrol his house after learning he was targeted by a team of burglars.

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15 Yard Penalty, Dude Wipes, Isaiah Crowell, New York Jets, News, Sports, Video -

New York Jets running back Isaiah Crowell has been fined $13,369 by the NFL for his inappropriate touchdown celebration in Cleveland two weeks ago.

The post NY Jets running back Isaiah Crowell fined $13K for wiping his butt with football after touchdown celebration appeared first on theGrio.

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Cam Newton, Eric Reid, News, Sports, Video -

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is standing by newly signed safety Eric Reid whether he decides to protest before the game or not.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, China Open, News, Sloane Stephens, Sports, Video -

Sloane Stephens had to tell Russian player Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova about herself during their match at the China Open on Sunday.

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@AP, Brian Bowen II, bssketball, Louisville, NCAA, News, Rick Pitino, Sports -

In a trial that begins Monday, federal prosecutors will argue that a high school basketball player's decision to go to Louisville was the result of a payoff.

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