Exclusive: An Interview With the 3 Most Important Figures in the NFL Anthem Protests

In the ongoing debate about the NFL player protests during the national anthem, The Root has obtained an exclusive interview with three figures at the center of the debate. Staff Writer Michael Harriot and Senior Politics Editor Stephen A. Crockett sat down to discuss the issue with the American flag, the National

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…

Black Excellence Is Not Crazy: Viral Video Shows Richard Williams Creating Black Superheroes

At the start of the 2018 U.S. Open, Nike debuted a video of Richard Williams coaching his then 9-year-old daughter Serena Williams. The commercial juxtaposes the images of Richard crouched next to a tiny Serena as he says, “This is you in the U.S. Open.” The future icon bounces the ball and breathes before her serve.…