‘Black Skinned Storm Trooper’ Who Foreshadowed Kaepernick to Be Honored at TIDAL X: Brooklyn

Before Colin Kaepernick was born, a couple of black dudes, John Carlos and Tommie Smith, raised a couple of black-gloved fists to the sky as the U.S. national anthem played after they earned a couple of Olympic medals in Mexico City. They were protesting racial injustice and inequality during a decade in which Martin…

6 Legit Reasons Why the San Francisco 49ers Should Sign Colin Kaepernick and 1 Reason They Won't

You have a better chance of becoming a Shaolin monk then you do working at The Root. To work at The Root requires a written examination, then there is a talent competition, and a rigorous oral exam that includes questions on black history, Spades bidding, Kool-Aid making and the proper kick-turn technique when…

Why They Kneel: Injustice and Inequality in the Land of the Steelers and Buccaneers

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.

NFL Picks Maroon 5 For Super Bowl in America's Biggest Black Music Scene Because... Of Course

In keeping with its trend of appeasing fans who believe God so loved the world he gave us his only begotten son whose name is either Tom Brady or Donald Trump, the National Football League decided to overlook the 1,203,034 musical acts in Atlanta, Ga. and announced that Maroon 5 will perform at halftime of Super Bowl…

Nike Trolls NFL With New Ad Featuring Colin Kaepernick, Set to Debut on Thursday Night Football

After upsetting a bunch of white nationalists snowflakes who only own Nike Monarchs or Marshalls clearance-rack joints, Nike announced that the face of the Black Lives Movement in sports, the first kneeler for black rights, the undisputed heavyweight champion of trying to stop the overpolicing of black and brown…

Soccer May Be the World's Most Popular Sport and the U.S. Is Catching Up, But We Have a Lot More Work to Do

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend an event in Washington, D.C., called Soul Food Sessions. It was an eight-course dinner curated by black chefs that included passed appetizers, a fowl dish and dessert. It was a family-style dinner setting, so you were encouraged to sit amongst folks you didn’t know and make…