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Navajo Nation Votes Against NFL Team's Racist Name

Navajo Nation Votes Against NFL Team’s Racist Name

by Jamilah King on April 11 2014, 10:36AM

The final authority for the measure rests with the committee of the whole, according to ESPN.

Topics: Culture

Derrick Gordon Becomes First Openly Gay Men's Big Time College Basketball Player Play

Derrick Gordon Becomes First Openly Gay Men’s Big Time College Basketball Player

by Jamilah King on April 10 2014, 10:29AM

The UMass guard is just made history.

Topics: Culture

UConn Wins National Championship, Star Player 'Goes To Bed Starving'

UConn Wins National Championship, Star Player ‘Goes To Bed Starving’

by Jamilah King on April 8 2014, 10:16AM

The fight to unionize college athletes marches on.

Topics: Culture

The Moment a Clueless Cleveland Baseball Fan Met a Native Man

The Moment a Clueless Cleveland Baseball Fan Met a Native Man

by Jamilah King on April 7 2014, 4:51PM

It was awkward.

Topics: Culture

High School Soccer Team Wears Hijabs to Support Muslim Teammate

High School Soccer Team Wears Hijabs to Support Muslim Teammate

by Jamilah King on March 21 2014, 11:45AM

Student was forbidden to play in her hijab

Topics: Culture

Watch WNBA Star Brittney Griner Show Off Her 'Lesbian Tattoo'

Watch WNBA Star Brittney Griner Show Off Her ‘Lesbian Tattoo’

by Jamilah King on November 26 2013, 2:53PM

The openly gay baller took a minute to do a segment for AOL’s ‘My Ink.’

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch Totally Biased Take on the Washington D.C. NFL Team Name

Watch Totally Biased Take on the Washington D.C. NFL Team Name

by Aura Bogado on November 7 2013, 2:13PM

“The Detroit Darkies. Would you support that?”

Topics: Media, /NOW

'The Onion' Protests the Washington DC NFL Team's Name With Anti-Semitism

‘The Onion’ Protests the Washington DC NFL Team’s Name With Anti-Semitism

by Jamilah King on October 22 2013, 11:09AM

If you’re trying to make a point about the bigotry of an NFL team’s name, it’s best not to resort to a bigoted argument.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch the Ohio State Football Team Hug Anchor After Daughter's Death

Watch the Ohio State Football Team Hug Anchor After Daughter’s Death

by Jamilah King on October 1 2013, 11:36AM

 It’s not often that you see this type of camaraderie in Big Time college football.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch the New Trailer for HBO's 'Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight'

Watch the New Trailer for HBO’s ‘Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight’

by Jamilah King on August 27 2013, 1:44PM

Ali’s biggest opponent? The U.S. government.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Here's 16-Year-Old LeBron James Talking About How Good He Is at Basketball

Here’s 16-Year-Old LeBron James Talking About How Good He Is at Basketball

by Jamilah King on June 21 2013, 9:00AM

He’s been dominating since homeroom.

Topics: /NOW

Here's What an Urban Native Thinks About Your 'Screaming Savage' Cap

Here’s What an Urban Native Thinks About Your ‘Screaming Savage’ Cap

by Aura Bogado on June 19 2013, 3:39PM

Bronx subway rider wears racist baseball cap. Oglala Lakota journalist spots him. Read what happens next.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Brazilian Protestors Suggest: 'Call Me a Cup, and Invest in Me

Brazilian Protestors Suggest: ‘Call Me a Cup, and Invest in Me”

by Aura Bogado on June 19 2013, 11:53AM

Hundreds of people are protesting Brazil’s neglect of basic public infrastructure.

Topics: Global Affairs, /NOW

Here's a Cheesy Slow-Motion Video of Brittney Griner's Debut Dunks

Here’s a Cheesy Slow-Motion Video of Brittney Griner’s Debut Dunks

by Jamilah King on May 28 2013, 2:11PM

Because she’s really good.

Topics: /NOW

March Madness: Native American Guard Shoni Schimmel Delivers 'One of the Biggest Upsets in History'

March Madness: Native American Guard Shoni Schimmel Delivers ‘One of the Biggest Upsets in History’

by Jorge Rivas on April 1 2013, 3:21PM

For weeks, ESPN has been asking only one question in women’s college basketball: Who’s going to stop Baylor University Brittney Griner?

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

If March Madness Were Based on Black Grad Rates, Who Would Win?

If March Madness Were Based on Black Grad Rates, Who Would Win?

by Jorge Rivas on March 20 2013, 2:39PM

White male basketball student-athletes on tournament teams graduate at the rate of 90 percent versus only 65 percent of black male basketball student-athletes.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

5 (Fun) Things You Should Know About March Madness Right Now

5 (Fun) Things You Should Know About March Madness Right Now

by Jamilah King on March 19 2013, 11:15AM

Sure, there are plenty of things to critique about the institution and politics of college basketball. But that doesn’t mean March Madness isn’t exciting to watch. Here, some fun, slightly random facts about this year’s tournament, which starts today.

Topics: Arts & Culture, March Madness

NFL Teams Are Breaking Their Own Rules by Asking if Manti Te'o Is Gay

NFL Teams Are Breaking Their Own Rules by Asking if Manti Te’o Is Gay

by Jamilah King on February 28 2013, 10:30AM

Scandal surrounding the former Norte Dame star is stirring all sorts of challenges for the NFL, too, from employment bias to the definition of masculinity.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Kobe Bryant Corrects Fan for Using Anti-Gay Slur on Twitter

Kobe Bryant Corrects Fan for Using Anti-Gay Slur on Twitter

by Jorge Rivas on February 11 2013, 3:02PM

Remember when Kobe Bryant called an NBA referee an anti-gay slur in 2011? It appears that experience was a life lesson for the Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard because he is now schooling others for using anti-gay slurs. Early Monday…

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Why Do NFL Players Risk Their Lives for Football? It's the Economy, Stupid

Why Do NFL Players Risk Their Lives for Football? It’s the Economy, Stupid

by Jorge Rivas on January 28 2013, 2:58PM

67 percent of NFL players in the 2011 season were black.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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