Mariah Carey Posts Pic With Kaepernick—and Social Media Promptly Forgets She's Black

“One Sweet Day,” folks are going to get out of their “Emotions,” admit the real reason they’re so “Obsessed” with Colin Kaepernick and why they kneel, and recognize him as the “Hero” he’s been in making a portion of otherwise complacent NFL lovers more conscious about racism and police brutality.

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.

Nike Premieres Kaep Merch and New Logo—and Sells Out Within Hours (But There's Still Hope)

Nike’s big bet on Colin Kaepernick continues to pay off. After experiencing a major stock surge in stocks, search traffic and social media mentions after debuting their campaign with the NFL star-turned activist, the investment is proving to pay off in full, as their first piece of Kaep merchandise sold out within…

Off-White Is Named World’s Hottest Brand; Kaepernick Catapults Nike Into the Top 5 of Lyst Index

Virgil Abloh’s seemingly unstoppable reign in fashion continues. The Lyst Index, a quarterly ranking of fashion’s hottest brands and products, place his Off-White label firmly atop the list in its third-quarter findings. This is a jump from Quarter 2, which placed the brand in the second spot, and leapfrogs the brand…

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…

Texas Farm Bureau and Mississippi Dept. of Public Safety Ban Employees From Wearing Nikes

In a devastating blow to the apparel giant’s bottom line, two organizations comprised of people who never wore Nikes anyway, announced a ban on employees wearing Nikes because they love the flag, the troops, the national anthem and everything America has to offer except for the First Amendment of the Constitution.…

10 Days After Wypipo Burned Their 'Winn Dixie 5s', Nike Stock is Soaring

Remember about ten days ago when all the white people who ever white peopled were so mad they started burning their “White Privilege 4s” and “Speak to Your Manager 8s” after learning that Colin Kaepernick, the face of the NFL player protest was also hired to become the face of Nike’s “Just Do It” 30th anniversary…

White Boycotts Don’t Work: How Nike Secured the Bag By Supporting Colin Kaepernick

As people more concerned with respecting inanimate objects and 200-year-old songs than the actual lives of black people continue to express their discontent with Nike’s support of Colin Kaepernick by setting their shoes on fire, everyone wondered how the boycott against Nike would affect the company’s bottom line.