Athletes Get COVID-19 Tests While Nurses Are Refused Testing

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On her day off not long ago, emergency room nurse Jane Sandoval sat with her husband and watched her favorite NFL team, the San Francisco 49ers. She’s off every other Sunday, and even during the [...]

Athletes Take A Knee Against Israel’s Occupation

By Dave Zirin, The Nation. -

In August of 2016, quarterback Colin Kaepernick began his NFL season by kneeling during the national anthem in protest of racism and state violence. He purposefully chose the space of the anthem [...]

NFL Returning $723K For Sponsored Military Tributes

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By Darren Rovell for ESPN - The NFL is returning more than $700,000 of taxpayers' money that was paid to teams for sponsored military tributes. After being criticized for "paid patriotism," in [...]

The NFL Players Union Just Awarded Colin Kaepernick ‘Week 1’ MVP

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By Grant Stern for Verified Politics - The NFL Player’s Association just picked a free agent quarterback as their Week 1 MVP for his charity work, even though he didn’t even make it onto the [...]

NFL Fans Rally To Defend Kaepernick, Threaten To Boycott Season

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By Staff of Tele Sur - What began as a stand against police brutality and racial injustice has led to unemployment for NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. One year after NFL star Colin Kaepernick’s [...]

Protest Started By Colin Kaepernick Spreads To High School Students

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By Julie Turkewitz for The New York Times - AURORA, Colo. — Vicqari Horton dropped a knee to the grass. The varsity choir piped out “The Star-Spangled Banner.” And in the bleachers at a [...]

From Maryland To New York, Kayaktivists Protest Fossil Fuels

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By Staff of We Are Cove Point - Verplanck, NY, and Annapolis, MD – Saturday afternoon, as Spectra Energy prepared to drag its 42-inch diameter, high pressure, fracked-methane gas pipeline under [...]

Colin Kaepernick’s Protest Is Working

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By Josh Levin for Slate - On Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs’ Marcus Peters held a black-gloved fist aloft during the national anthem, an homage to the 1968 black-power protest of John Carlos and [...]

Women’s Boat To Gaza (WBG): An All-Women Boat, To Break Siege Of Gaza

By Vyara Gylsen, -

By Vyara Gylsen for MEE - One of these women is Zohar Chamberlain Regev, an Israeli citizen who was born and raised in Kibbutz Kfar Hahoresh, near Nazareth. She has been living in Spain for the [...]

#VeteransForKaepernick Stand Up For His Right To Sit Down

By Lindsay Gibbs, -

By Lindsay Gibbs for Think Progress - In the days since San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem as a way to protest the oppression of people of [...]

WNBA Players Boycott After Being Fined For Wearing BLM Shirts

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By Rob Wile for Fuse - On Thursday morning, the WNBA levied fines against three teams and their players for donning uniforms worn to protest the recent spate of police killings of black people. [...]

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: The Importance Of Athlete Activists

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for Time Magazine - America has always had a complicated relationship with our athletes. When it comes to Game Day, athletes are warriors whose acrobatic actions on the court [...]