Enes Kanter Freedom and the Consequences of Speaking Out

Enes Kanter Freedom has condemned human rights abuses in Turkey for years. Now he claims the N.B.A. is blackballing him as he focuses on abuses in China.

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A Group Founded by Colin Kaepernick Is Providing Free Second Autopsies

The examinations by board-certified forensic pathologists will be available for the families of people who died in police-related circumstances.

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In 2021, Black Boyhood Got More Complex on TV

Shows like “The Wonder Years,” “Swagger” and “Colin in Black and White” offered Black coming-of-age narratives that challenged longstanding TV stereotypes.

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Review: ‘Colin in Black & White’ Finds Kaepernick Before He Took a Knee

This inventive Netflix docudrama, created by Colin Kaepernick and Ava DuVernay, is a coming-of-age story in the rearview mirror of an activist adulthood.

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N.F.L. Will Allow Six Social Justice Messages on Players’ Helmets

The decals, with messages such as “Stop Hate” and “Black Lives Matter,” are part of the league’s efforts to show solidarity with players who have protested against racism and police brutality.

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Brady, Mahomes, Kaepernick: Quarterbacks Who Deserve the Stage Now

The N.F.L. has tried to move on from the controversy over Colin Kaepernick, but recent events suggest his critique of America’s racial climate has remained relevant.

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Naomi Osaka: Athletes, Speak Up

We’re affected by bias and racism, just like everyone else. Why shouldn’t we say so?

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How Trump Lost Sports as a Political Strategy

After George Floyd’s death, many athletes and sports leagues pushed back more forcefully against the president’s demand for standing during the national anthem, and he shifted away from the issue.

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How the Most Socially Progressive Pro League Got That Way

The women of the W.N.B.A. have made it a hotbed of activism, leading the way for higher-profile professional leagues in combining social action and sports.

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N.F.L. Kicks Off Season With Nods to Unrest and Focus on Anthem

Several teams stayed in the locker room for the pregame playing of the national anthem, while some players knelt during it or wore decals and shirts against hate and racism.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #football, #kaepernick-colin, #national-football-league, #united-states-national-anthem-protests-2016

LeBron James and a Multimillion-Dollar Push for More Poll Workers

More Than a Vote, a group of athletes headlined by LeBron James, is fighting voter suppression in Black electoral districts by pushing to keep polling stations open in key swing states.

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Navy Investigates Video of Dogs Attacking Man in Kaepernick Jersey

The Navy condemned the video, which it said was taken at an “independent organization’s event” last year. A filmmaker said it took place at a museum dedicated to the SEALs.

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I Played in the N.F.L. It Needs Way More Than a Black Anthem.

If the league wants to show its commitment to its players, it should hire and promote more Black coaches and executives.

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Kaepernick’s Deal With Disney Includes a Jemele Hill Project at ESPN

A first-look deal between Colin Kaepernick and Disney includes a documentary series at ESPN that will be produced by Jemele Hill, who left the network two years ago.

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The Anthem Debate Is Back. But Now It’s Standing That’s Polarizing.

As games return and dozens of players drop to one knee, leagues that once tried to tiptoe around the issue won’t be able to avoid it.

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8 Things to Do This Fourth of July Weekend

Our culture writers offer suggestions for celebrating Independence Day, and what to watch or listen to without leaving your home.

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She Took a Knee in College. She’ll Do the Same as a Pro.

Kaiya McCullough plans to continue to kneel during the national anthem when the N.W.S.L. restarts its season. On Saturday, dozens of other players did the same.

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An Anti-Trump Slam Dunk

On the issue of race, America’s Coach boxes out America’s Cretin.

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The N.F.L. Embraces Progressive Action, but Not Yet Kaepernick

With newfound momentum on social justice causes, players around the league have many opinions on what comes next. But most agree that the N.F.L. must recognize Colin Kaepernick.

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Late Night Is Waiting for Colin Kaepernick to Get a Call

“Every other industry, you know, they have to prove their commitment by hiring thousands of new black people,” said Trevor Noah. “The N.F.L.’s just got to hire one.”

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As Trump Rekindles N.F.L. Fight, Goodell Sides With Players

The president tweeted to say it was disrespectful to kneel during the national anthem, as Colin Kaepernick and other players began doing in 2016 to protest racial injustice. N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell then said the league supported players peacefully protesting.

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Kneeling at George Floyd Protests Recalls the Colin Kaepernick Controversy

Some demonstrators, and in some cases the police, have paused to kneel, recalling the manner of George Floyd’s death and the gesture by Colin Kaepernick.

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Drew Brees Criticized for Calling Kneeling During the Anthem ‘Disrespectful’

Some of those who criticized Brees’s remarks were prominent professional sports figures, including members of his own team.

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N.B.A. Players March in George Floyd Protests

The season has been suspended. And the issue of police brutality toward African-Americans has long been a visceral one in a predominantly black league.

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Voices in an America in the Throes of Crisis

Readers call on white Americans to “wake up,” question the president’s credibility on police brutality, encourage “taking a knee” in peaceful protest, and more.

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Corporate Voices Get Behind ‘Black Lives Matter’ Cause

Major companies are often wary of conflict, especially in a polarized time. But some are now taking a stand on racial injustice and police violence.

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