NFL Tells Players Patriotism Is More Important Than Protest – Here’s Why That Didn’t Work During WWI

By Chad Williams, Theconversation.com -

Last season, during the playing of the national anthem, dozens of NFL players kneeled, locked arms and raised their fists in protest against police and state-sanctioned violence inflicted upon [...]

NFL’s Shortsighted Anthem Policy Spits In The Face Of Freedom Of Speech

By Kevin Williams, Chicagotribune.com -

Just when you think the NFL is done making your soul pulsate with detestation, it says, “Hold my beer.” The league on Wednesday dealt with the idea of protest in a dimwitted way that spits in [...]

‘Violence’ Becomes ‘Unruliness’ When It’s Sports Fans, Not BLM Protesters

By Eoin Higgins, Fair.org -

After the Philadelphia Eagles mounted an exciting and improbable underdog victory over the New England Patriots on Super Bowl Sunday, Philly fans poured into the city’s streets to celebrate. [...]

NFL Returning $723K For Sponsored Military Tributes

By Darren Rovell, www.espn.com -

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

By Grant Stern, www.verifiedpolitics.com -

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 [...]

Kaepernick Supporters Protest At NFL Headquarters

By Jesse J. Holland and Karen Matthews, www.sfgate.com -

By Jesse J. Holland and Karen Matthews for Associated Press. NEW YORK — Supporters of former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who chose not to stand for the national anthem to protest police [...]

NFL Fans Rally To Defend Kaepernick, Threaten To Boycott Season

By Staff, www.telesurtv.net -

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 [...]

Colin Kaepernick Is Being Blackballed By Billionaire NFL Owners

By Colin Jenkins, www.truthdig.com -

By Colin Jenkins for Truth Dig - Colin Kaepernick took a courageous and principled stand last season by kneeling during the national anthem before NFL games. This was done in response to a [...]

Formerly Homeless Man Threatens Lawsuit Over St. Louis Stadium

By Travis Waldron, www.thinkprogress.org -

A St. Louis resident who was formerly homeless and wants to see the city devote more money to social services and homelessness this week threatened a lawsuit against the city of St. Louis if it [...]

Occupy Golf Protests Course Built In Environmentally Sensitive Area

By Keely Levins, www.golfdigest.com -

Golf’s first appearance in the Olympics since 1904 won’t happen without a few bumps along the way. While questions have been raised in court rooms about what impact the new Olympic golf course [...]

Dick Gregory Fights Ignorance, Arrogance & Dan Snyder

By C.J., www.startribune.com -

Dick Gregory manages to be soft-spoken yet incendiary. The satirist and activist was in the metro for the national rally protesting the name of the DC-area NFL team when it was here to play [...]

The Browns’ Hawkins, #BlackLivesMatter & Accidental Activism

By Dave Zirin, www.thenation.com -

One common thread that binds all social movements is the rise of the “accidental activist.” These are people who preface what they say with statements like, “I’m not an activist, in any way, [...]

Bulls Derrick Rose Wears ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Shirt At Game

By Andrew Hart, www.huffingtonpost.com -

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose warmed up for his game against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night wearing a T-shirt with the words "I can't breathe," paying tribute to Eric [...]

Rams Players Enter Stadium In ‘Hands Up-Don’t Shoot’ Protest

By Chris Strauss, www.usatoday.com -

Prior to Sunday’s game versus the Oakland Raiders, several members of the St. Louis Rams offense came out during pregame introductions with their hands up as they entered the field at the Edward [...]

Slurskins Protest Sunday In San Francisco

By Matt Barrows, www.sacbee.com -

Hundreds of Native Americans will gather outside Levi’s Stadium on Sunday to protest the nickname of the 49ers’ opponent. The “Change the Name. Change the Mascot” rally is not expected to draw [...]

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