Why They Kneel: Cowboys vs. Titans Proves Why Supporting Black Business Is Supporting Black Lives

To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week, for the remainder of the NFL season, The Root will explore the data behind racial disparities in the two cities represented in the National Football League’s premiere matchup—Monday Night Football.

Eric Reid vs. Malcolm Jenkins Is What Happens When Black Lives Matters Confronts All Lives Matter

To place Philadelphia Eagles Malcolm Jenkins in the proper historical context, just call him the Ralph Abernathy to Colin Kaepernick’s Martin Luther King Jr. Sure, Jenkins didn’t help the FBI in its attempts to discredit King’s voice by confirming King had extramarital affairs, which is what Abernathy did to King. But…

Why They Kneel: New York City and Atlanta Prove Everything You Know About Jim Crow Is Wrong

To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week, for the remainder of the NFL season, The Root will explore the data behind racial disparities in the two cities represented in the National Football League’s premiere matchup—Monday Night Football.

Simone Biles Makes USA Gymnastics History Again—and Makes the Organization’s President Recant Her Tweet on Colin Kaepernick

Simone Biles is a force to be reckoned with—in competition, and on Twitter. After once again upgrading her gymnastics program by nailing a vault no woman has ever performed during the USA Gymnastics team selection camp last Thursday, on Saturday she took a moment out of her busy schedule to clap back at an…

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