Sandra Bland’s mother returned to Texas on Tuesday to show support for a sweeping police-reform bill named after her daughter, who died in a jail near Houston after a confrontational traffic stop in 2015.
It feels fitting that in a time of the Movement for Black Lives and the last months of the first black president, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim Brown and Bill Russell, champions of social justice, will receive the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award, not only for their achievement in sports but also for their…
“I now know what Frederick Douglass felt like in 1876 when Reconstruction came to an end,” says Henry Louis Gates Jr., referring to the recent election and the end of the Obama presidency. He continues, “This clearly for some people is the end of the Second Reconstruction.”
On Thursday the NFL launched the start of its new season, and with it, a bit of controversy as the Denver Broncos' starting linebacker, Brandon Marshall, took a knee during the national anthem.