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Jul 10, 2019.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Colin Kaepernick's Protest: It's Dumb and Disrespectful

Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Colin Kaepernick's Protest: It's Dumb and Disrespectful

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says that she thinks Colin Kapernick and other NFL players' protest of unjust policing of minority communities during the national anthem is "dumb" and "disrespectful."

During an interview with Katie Couric on Yahoo!, Ginsburg blasted the protest, which includes players kneeling or raising a fist during the national anthem on game days.

"Would I arrest...

Jul 08, 2019.

Colin Kaepernick Took a Stand the Washington Redskins Will Never Make

Colin Kaepernick Took a Stand the Washington Redskins Will Never Make

I did not choose to be a Washington Redskins fan. It was embedded in my DNA like my wide nose and kinky hair. It was declared in the womb after a Northeast D.C. girl and Northwest D.C. boy found each other cute in the hallway of a junior high school.

I'm generations deep and old enough to remember the Fun Bunch and 1982 Super Bowl XVII where Redskin-God-of-Running-White-Men, John Riggins,...

Jul 03, 2019.

Police Union Wants Officers to Stop Escorting Miami Dolphins Players Until They Stop Protest

Police Union Wants Officers to Stop Escorting Miami Dolphins Players Until They Stop Protest

The Broward County, Fla., sheriff’s union said that the sheriff's office should no longer escort Miami Dolphins to games until all members stand up for the national anthem.

"I can only imagine the public outcry if a group of police officers refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance or if we turned our back for the American flag for the national anthem. There would be a public outcry and...

Jun 13, 2019.

Colin Kaepernick to Make 1st Start This Sunday

Colin Kaepernick to Make 1st Start This Sunday

It’s time for Colin Kaepernick to rise up: Chip Kelly, the coach of the San Francisco 49ers, announced Tuesday that he's making the switch from the highly ineffective Blaine Gabbert to Kaepernick, NFL.com reports.

Much of the Kaepernick news has been less about his football ability and more about his protests against overpolicing of black and minority communities. During the preseason,...

Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Mar 14, 2019. 10 comments

Michael Bennett Tells New England Patriots That He’ll Stay in Locker Room During National Anthem 

Michael Bennett Tells New England Patriots That He’ll Stay in Locker Room During National Anthem 

New England Patriots defensive end Michael Bennett has been adamant about the movement for black lives. He was one of the first NFL players to back former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling protest during the national anthem, and he doesn’t plan on stopping just because President Trump’s favorite team has picked him up.

During a speech at Princeton University this...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Jan 18, 2019. 19 comments

Not Like This: Gladys Knight Plans to 'Give the Anthem Back Its Voice' at Super Bowl LIII

Not Like This: Gladys Knight Plans to 'Give the Anthem Back Its Voice' at Super Bowl LIII

Auntie Gladys, not like this.

Many of us have spent a year or more protesting the NFL in support of Colin Kaepernick and other players’ right to kneel during the national anthem (or simply opt out, altogether). So, understandably, it is low-key heartbreaking to hear through the grapevine (also known as Variety) that national treasure Gladys Knight has decided to depart the struggle on the...

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Damon Young Damon Young Dec 01, 2018.

The 10 Worst Parts Of David Brooks's The Uses of Patriotism, Ranked From "This Is Fucking Stupid" To "This Dude Is On Crack"

The 10 Worst Parts Of David Brooks's The Uses of Patriotism, Ranked From "This Is Fucking Stupid" To "This Dude Is On Crack"

David Brooks is a popular columnist for the New York Times. Today, the Times published a column from Brooks titled "The Uses of Patriotism" — a response to the anthem protests spearheaded by Colin Kaepernick. It is an abjectly and remarkably terrible piece of writing; a paternalistic and condescending screed on American history and race that intended to serve as sober enlightenment (I guess)...

Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Sep 18, 2018. 1 comments

A Week 2 Roundup of NFL Players Who Protested Police Brutality During The National Anthem

A Week 2 Roundup of NFL Players Who Protested Police Brutality During The National Anthem

Recently Botham Jean, a 26-year-old black man, was in his Dallas apartment doing whatever the fuck he wanted to do because he was in his own apartment, when a white female police officer came to his door and killed him.

This is exactly why the NFL players are protesting. So, tell me again why the NFL protests are senseless?

It doesn’t matter anyway, because black folks won’t collectively stop...

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Sep 05, 2018.

Antonio Cromartie's Wife Believes Team Let Him Go Because of Protest

Antonio Cromartie's Wife Believes Team Let Him Go Because of Protest

The Indianapolis Colts released cornerback Antonio Cromartie last month, and his wife says she thinks she knows why: his protest during the national anthem. Terricka Cason Cromartie took to Instagram to respond to Colts owner Jim Irsay’s comments that NFL games aren't the place for protest.

"You are nothing more than an entertainer. Just shut up and do what we say," she wrote. "One things for...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Aug 17, 2018. 15 comments

The Last National Anthem

The Last National Anthem

Aretha Franklin was not the Queen of Soul music.

Although it is named after the music genre that emerged in the ’50s, all music is soul music. Jazz is soul music. Hip-hop is soul music. I imagine that there is someone right now eating a double kale club sandwich with extra mayo, drinking an avocado-flavored almond milkshake bopping to a Taylor Swift ditty that touches their soul.

No, Aretha...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Aug 16, 2018. 17 comments

Dallas Cowboys Owner, Mr. Toe on the Line, Refuses to Talk About Wearing a Hat During the National Anthem

Dallas Cowboys Owner, Mr. Toe on the Line, Refuses to Talk About Wearing a Hat During the National Anthem

Jerry Jones, the good ole boy owner of the Dallas Cowboys; the spark plug and igniter of racial flames in the NFL; the spouter of the phrase “toe on the line” to explain how all his players would not be protesting during the national anthem—won’t comment on footage showing him wearing his hat as the anthem played.

According to Yahoo Sports, Jones was spotted wearing a Cowboys hat as the...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Aug 13, 2018. 14 comments

Cops Encouraged Not to Buy Miami Dolphins Tickets Because Police Hate Free-Thinking Black Men

Cops Encouraged Not to Buy Miami Dolphins Tickets Because Police Hate Free-Thinking Black Men

Well, it looks like America is continuing its long-held tradition of being on the wrong side of black protest as South Florida police officers have been encouraged not to buy tickets to Miami Dolphins games after two players kneeled during the national anthem.

According to CBS Sports, the Broward County Police Benevolent Association, much like the rest of Trump’s America, is refusing to accept...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Aug 11, 2018. 13 comments

Several NFL Players Protested During National Anthem, So You Know Who Didn't Like It and Tweeted About It

Several NFL Players Protested During National Anthem, So <i>You Know Who</i> Didn't Like It and Tweeted About It

President VomitFace Von CatUrine is tweeting again. We all know that the one thing he hates more than KFC not having the easy-to-use trough handles for his bucket of original recipe, is black men with independent minds who don’t cower to white supremacy.

On Thursday, the NFL started a full slate of preseason games that included several players raising fists, or remaining in the locker room...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Aug 02, 2018. 18 comments

Dak Prescott Is Every Black Man in Corporate America

Dak Prescott Is Every Black Man in Corporate America

Dak Prescott is a black man. He’s also a quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, one of the most profitable franchises in all of sports.

The Dallas Cowboys is owned by Jerry Jones. Jerry Jones is a white man. He’s also Dak Prescott’s boss. Jones is a Trump-supporting, good ole boy from Arkansas who’s not a fan of black protest during the national anthem; which is to say, again, Jerry Jones is a...

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Damon Young Damon Young Jul 30, 2018. 24 comments

Colin Kaepernick Isn't Too Rich To Protest. This Is America, Remember? We Only Listen To Rich People.

Colin Kaepernick Isn't Too Rich To Protest. This Is America, Remember? We Only Listen To Rich People.

Last week, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick became the first athlete in a major America team sport since Mahmoud Abdul Rauf to protest the National Anthem by refusing to stand for it. Kaepernick's rationale has been that he can't honor a flag that represents a country that oppresses people of color; Black people particularly. Considering the national reaction Kaepernick has...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Jul 19, 2018. 4 comments

Tennessee Titans Player Jurrell Casey Will Continue to Protest During Upcoming NFL Season

Tennessee Titans Player Jurrell Casey Will Continue to Protest During Upcoming NFL Season

Tennessee Titans defensive lineman Jurrell Casey doesn’t care what the NFL has planned for the upcoming season because he plans to protest the killings of unarmed black men, women and children during the national anthem and the football league can fine him and he still doesn’t care.

“I’m going to take a fine this year, why not?” Casey told CNN during a promotional event for the NFL’s...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Jul 08, 2018. 20 comments

Trump to NFL: Congratulations, You Played Yourself

Trump to NFL: Congratulations, You Played Yourself

The NFL went out of its way to try and appease President Oppression Von Anusmouth’s demands to stop black players from kneeling during the national anthem to protest the overpolicing of black communities. The NFL’s concession and new national anthem policy was to have players stay in the locker room while “The Star-Spangled Banner” plays—but if they’re on the field, they have to stand.

Well,...

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Felice León Felice León Jul 06, 2018. 11 comments

The National Anthem Is Racist, and We Made a Video in Case You Forgot

The National Anthem Is Racist, and We Made a Video in Case You Forgot

One thing that hasn’t changed: The Star-Spangled Banner is still racist.

Initially titled “Defence of Fort M’Henry,” the anthem was written in 1814 by a white dude named Francis Scott Key—a man who owned slaves and thought that they were an “inferior race of people,” who were untrustworthy and indolent. 

As a lieutenant in the Battle of Bladensburg, Key and his men, got their behinds whooped on...

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Yesha Callahan Yesha Callahan Jun 09, 2018. 15 comments

Diddy Changes Mind About Buying NFL Team, Says He Doesn’t Want to Be Associated With Oppressing Black Men

Diddy Changes Mind About Buying NFL Team, Says He Doesn’t Want to Be Associated With Oppressing Black Men

If there was one person who wanted to get his hands on the Carolina Panthers, it was Sean “Diddy” Combs. The music mogul had his sights set on buying the NFL team but eventually backed out. Now Combs is singing a different tune and says he doesn’t want to be associated with an organization like the NFL, which oppresses black men.

“I was one of the two last bids for the Panthers. Man, I really...

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Angela Helm Angela Helm Jun 05, 2018. 18 comments

Trump Disinvites Philadelphia Eagles From the White House, Allegedly Over National Anthem

Trump Disinvites Philadelphia Eagles From the White House, Allegedly Over National Anthem

Once again your president is using the lofty office of the executive branch to be the petty bitch that he obviously can’t help being.

On Monday evening, the White House released a statement saying that the 2018 Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles are “unable” to come to the White House on Tuesday because of the national anthem.

Congratulations, NFL, You Played Yourself! Protest Fines Didn’t...

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