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The NFL's Last Men Kneeling

<b>There were the cheerleaders</b>, the novelty checks and the photo-ops, the boos for the visiting team and the pyrotechnically-enhanced entrance of the home team, strutting and preening for the cameras to the sounds of Kanye West’s “Black Skinhead”: “Middle America packed in / Came to see me in my black …

Social Justice

Staying Melo: The Inescapable Pull of Carmelo Anthony

“I’m a very random person,” Carmelo Anthony told <i>Sports Illustrated</i> in a video interview before this season, sounding like a man reading the About Me …

CIA Agent Confesses On Deathbed: ‘I Killed Bob Marley’

Baxter Dmitry is a writer at Your News Wire. He covers politics, business and entertainment. Speaking truth to power since he learned to talk, Baxter …

The Devil & O.J. Simpson

After serving nine years for armed robbery, O.J. Simpson is out on parole, living in borrowed luxury, and swamped with selfie-seeking fans and business proposals. Yet he’s also a fugitive—from Fred Goldman, who’s still determined to make Simpson pay, literally, for the 1994 killing of his son, Ron. …

Crime

Is There Really Loyalty in NBA? KD Says 'Ain't No Such Thing' in Epic Interview

Kevin Durant earned himself a title by joining the Golden State Warriors last season. Several, in fact.<p>Snake.<p>Spineless.<p>Gutless coward.<p>Cupcake.<p>Those were acquired via social media and certain TV debate shows—followed, of course, by a couple more: NBA champion. Finals MVP.<p>It took acquiring every one …

Basketball

Former Democratic chief: Clinton 'took control' of party

<b>The Democratic Party's ex-interim chief has accused Hillary Clinton of seizing control of the party in exchange for funding during the 2016 campaign.</b><p>Donna Brazile alleges in her new book that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) signed a deal with Clinton's team to keep the party financially …

Government

NFL players send memo to Roger Goodell seeking activist help

Current and former NFL players campaigning for racial equality and criminal justice reform wrote a lengthy memo to league commissioner Roger Goodell …

Roger Goodell

Dick Gregory, 84, Dies; Found Humor in the Civil Rights Struggle

Dick Gregory, the pioneering satirist who transformed cool humor into a barbed force for civil rights in the 1960s, then veered from his craft for a life devoted to protest and fasting in the name of assorted social causes, health regimens and conspiracy theories, died Saturday in Washington. He …

Black History

On the way to his Nike Zoom Vick 1s, Michael Vick sent Air Jordan 17s to the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Unadulterated swag: The quarterback broke two 50-year-old records and played a historic 2002-03 NFL season — in basketball shoes<p><i>V</i><i>ick, on 2nd and 8,</i> …

NFL

Troy 'Escalade' Jackson Was the King of Street Ball

To be around the New York Knicks during the 1987-88 and 1988-89 seasons was to be around a team that was the complete opposite of today's rudderless, drama-filled organization.<p>The Knicks tipped off the ‘87-88 season with one of the best young centers in the game (recent No. 1 pick and future Hall …

Reality TV

Legal Scholars: Why Congress Should Impeach Donald Trump

It has been widely acknowledged that, upon swearing the Oath of Office, President Donald Trump would be in direct violation of the foreign-emoluments …

Donald Trump

Walt "Clyde" Frazier Is Still the NBA's Greatest Style God—and He Knows It

The two-time NBA champ and New York City icon talks custom suits, why his Puma sneakers have endured for forty years, and who he thinks is actually stylish in the league today.<p>To the youngest generation of NBA fans, Walt "Clyde" Frazier might just be another NBA commentator on TV in crazy suits. …

Men's Fashion

How to Start Your Own Podcast

The Best Skiing Spots In the U.S. Based on Snowfall, Cost, and More

If you’re trying to find the best places to hit the slopes, look no further. These are the top 10 skiing and snowboarding destinations in the U.S.<p>To …

The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Slam Dunk Contest

2017's contest features fewer big names and contestants. That's a good thing.<p>In the 1980s, the Slam Dunk Contest was was the event to watch during …

The Legacy Called Obama

From the moment I awoke, angst wrapped itself around me. This was the day I, and countless people around the world, never wanted to see. This was the day Barack and Michelle Obama would bid our country farewell as President and First Lady.<p>My emotions were scattered. In one moment, I felt a …

Barack Obama

Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis goes off on ‘overrated’ Doc Rivers

Glen “Big Baby” Davis appeared on the podcast “In The Zone with Chris Broussard” this week, and opened up on his former coach Doc Rivers … and how he …

Knicks vs. Thunder: Score, Highlights, Reaction from 2017 Regular Season

Coming off back-to-back thrashings at the hands of the Golden State Warriors and Washington Wizards, the Oklahoma City Thunder (32-25) needed to produce a strong effort Wednesday night in order to enter the All-Star break on a high note.<p>As it turns out, a showdown with the New York Knicks (23-34) …

Basketball

How the GOP Went South

In a chapter from his book Too Dumb to Fail, Matt K. Lewis demonstrates how the conventional narrative about the GOP’s embrace of the Southern …

George Zimmerman's Gun and the Merchandising of Black Death

Zimmerman's attempt to commodify and capitalize on the death of Trayvon Martin is a phenomenon that has been happening in American since well before the founding of this country.<p>I'm sure there are people out there who would claim that the gun George Zimmerman used to kill Trayvon Martin in 2012, a …

Black History

How to Talk with Teens about Purpose

Many psychologists are worried that kids today are falling through the cracks at their schools. Unmotivated to learn or bored with their classes or …

UC Berkeley