The nation of Wakanda is one faraway land that we all increasingly wish were real. From the Diasporic deliciousness of the tribes to the women who own their warrior ways and the all-out blackness that saturates the land, Wakanda is and always will be goals.
My nephew is the starting point guard for his high school basketball team. I try to make as many games as I can, which means I’ve spent (and will be spending) many Tuesday and Friday evenings this winter in various high school gymnasiums throughout Western Pennsylvania.
Even those infected with the deadliest strain of toxic masculinity know that there are four times when it is acceptable for a man to cry:
I don’t hate; it’s not really in my nature. I fake-hate on a regular, tho. Like, I will fake-hate on Cam Newton’s goofy outfits, but if really asked, I don’t care how he dresses. I fake-hate this bullshit iPhone 8, but I don’t know if there is a better phone because of that research and Googling work that I’m not…
In what now has to be a familiar scenario, two African Americans are using the courts to battle injustice in these United States. This time it’s two young black women from the sometimes-not-so-great state of Texas, who are taking their respective schools to court for the right not to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.
President Donald Trump, beleaguered by multiple reports of his lack of empathy and concern for the military and military families, would like his supporters to please go back to hating NFL players.
Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett says the issue of Colin Kaepernick’s unemployment needs to be addressed before players and the league can move forward with talks on how to work together on social causes.
I have always stood for the national anthem—not because I believe in America and want to honor my country. I did it because ... well ... being black in America comes with the knowledge that there are certain things you must do just so you won’t piss off white people.
In support of the stance started by now-former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the cheerleaders of Howard University continue to kneel during the national anthem, as they have done since last season.
The sheriff of Bossier Parish, La., has decided to boycott his local Ford dealership because he doesn’t like that the automaker advertises with the NFL while players continue their protests against police brutality and black oppression.
The NFL is still the NFL, which is to say it’s still as crooked an enterprise as they come. Nearly two weeks after several (Donald Trump-donating) NFL owners locked arms with their players during the national anthem in shows of “solidarity,” the league changed its obscure rule about standing during the national…
I, as much as anyone, am fully aware that freedom of speech and expression is not equal to freedom from consequences. That being said, I do have some questions about employers who look to discipline employees for refusing to stand for the national anthem.
The white woman who tossed a beverage on a black man for kneeling during the national anthem is a student at a Baptist university (as is her friend who filmed the encounter), and she has publicly used the n-word multiple times on social media, according to multiple reports.
The vice president of the United States wasted taxpayer dollars Sunday so he could stage his own mini protest against NFL players who exercised their constitutional right to peaceful protest by kneeling during the national anthem, and according to the current president, the vice president acted at his request.
The president of the United States and his administration are in a de facto state of war against anyone who isn’t male, anyone who isn’t straight, anyone who isn’t white, anyone who isn’t Christian, anyone who isn’t wealthy, and anyone who doesn’t place the interests of straight and wealthy and Christian white men…
ESPN anchor Jemele Hill, who once tweeted that Donald Trump is a “white supremacist” (still looking for the lie), has been suspended for two weeks after violating what the sports station is calling “a second violation of social media guidelines.”
Multiple NFL players say they have been explicitly and implicitly warned against doing any kind of demonstration during the national anthem in the weeks following President Donald Trump’s directions to owners to “get that son of a bitch off the field” for protesting racial inequality.
Last week the Tennessee Titans signed sentient dumpster juice Brandon Weeden as an insurance policy behind Marcus Mariota, their oft-injured starter. In Weeden’s defense, he might actually be a pretty swell guy, so referring to him as sentient dumpster juice might be a tad harsh. But as an NFL quarterback, he is known…
When students from a majority-black Louisiana school decided to kneel while the national anthem played at a predominantly white high school’s homecoming football game, opposing fans, and even a referee, booed the students and used racial slurs, according to multiple people in attendance.
Talk about quid pro quo. Although Detroit Lions owner Martha Ford linked arms with her players during the playing of the national anthem last week (after President Donald Trump disparaged the players days earlier by saying that they should be “fired” if they kneel during the song), Ford, a 92-year-old billionaire,…