When I moved to D.C. in 2001, I decided to adopt the Washington RacistNames (real name Redskins, or Skins for short) as my NFL team and follow them exclusively. This was a fairly easy decision because short of the Oakland Raiders and mostly because of Bo Jackson, I never had a “team” per se. I was mostly a fan of…
One Bethesda, Md., school is taking a stand against the Washington, D.C., NFL team’s racist name and has banned all children from preschool to eighth grade from wearing apparel with the team’s logo and name on it.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that the government cannot refuse to register a trademark because some may find the trademarked words offensive, saying that the disparagement clause of the copyright law is not an anti-discrimination clause but, rather, a “happy-talk” clause.
Is coaches peeing on the NFL sideline a thing? On Sunday, Ben Kotwica, special-teams coordinator for Washington, D.C.'s pro football team, was caught relieving himself on the sideline during the game versus the Detroit Lions.
Washington, D.C., football-team owner Daniel Snyder won't lose the team's racist name, but he may not be all bad, since he reportedly encouraged wide receiver Pierre Garcon and teammate Ricky Jean Francois to raid the team's medical supplies and take his personal jet to bring aid to hurricane victims in Haiti.
On Sunday the Cleveland Browns took on the Washington Redskins, and with the game still up in the air, Browns running back Duke Johnson fumbled the football. Within seconds of fumbling, Johnson emerged from the pile holding the ball in the air. The refs, however, claimed that the Redskins recovered the ball. At the…
On Sunday, Washington Redskins wide receiver Desean Jackson wore custom cleats designed with police caution tape to protest police violence against African-American men, women and children.
Colin Kapernick's movement to protest police violence against unarmed men, women and children is spreading. Below is a look at the players who protested Sunday:
It took three games and two more deaths of unarmed black men for four Washington Redskins players to finally join the growing number of NFL players who are standing up against the over-policing of black and minority communities.
I did not choose to be a Washington Redskins fan. It was embedded in my DNA like my wide nose and kinky hair. It was declared in the womb after a Northeast D.C. girl and Northwest D.C. boy found each other cute in the hallway of a junior high school.
On Monday, protest against the over-policing of black communities continued around the NFL as San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick and teammate Eric Reid knelt during the national anthem while teammates Antoine Bethea and Eli Harold raised their fists. After the anthem, several players from the…
The Washington Redskins' unofficial mascot, Chief Zee, has died.