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‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ Hymn Ignites Hope Across Nation

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Black national anthem was born more than a century ago, but the popular hymn within the African American community called "Lift Every Voice and Sing" has resurrected a...

AP Source: NFL to Open Games With Black National Anthem

By ROB MAADDI, AP Pro Football Writer "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing" will be performed live or played before "The Star-Spangled Banner" prior to each NFL game during Week 1 and the league is considering putting names of victims of...

Letter To The Editor: RETIRE THE REDSKINS”

By Jake Pickering The Washington Redskins National Football League franchise is a disgrace!  In the year 2020, Washington team owner Daniel Snyder cannot possibly continue to rationalize keeping his ridiculously racist team name in the face of widespread, righteous public...

NASCAR Meets With Minister Pushing for Racial Equality

By DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer As the Rev. Greg Drumwright watched members of his ministry crowd the fence at Talladega Superspeedway to cheer for Black driver Bubba Wallace, he realized his first NASCAR race was the start of his...

THE RUN DOWN – Bubba Wallace Nascar Noose Scandal

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By AFRO.COM / BE INSPIRED GLOBAL Host Micha Green talks Nascar driver Bubba Wallace and the trending stories in the AFRO AMERICAN NEWSPAPER.

Wallace, NASCAR’s Black Agent of Change, Doing ‘What Feels Right’

By Dan Gelston AP Sports Writer Being an agent of change in NASCAR cuts both ways for Bubba Wallace. He is seen as a hero to some, particularly those who have longed for a Black driver to shake things up in a...

WNBA Announces Plan To Tip Off 2020 Season

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WNBA ANNOUNCES PLAN TO TIP OFF 2020 SEASON – Each team to play 22 games; regular-season action tips off in late July – – Players to receive full pay, full benefits in modified season – – WNBA 2020 season will feature bold...

Saints’ Jenkins Joins CNN As Social Justice Contributor

The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins will join CNN as a contributor focusing on racial and social justice, the network announced Monday. “I believe I can be a voice for other athlete activists and those...

Do The Right Thing NFL!

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By Dr. Herbert (H. J.) Harris As we observe the recent apologies of New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the NFL (National Football League), it is important to note that professional sports, including the NFL,...

Former Pro Athlete Trades NFL Games For Story Time

By Mark Gray Zenger News From the moment he stepped on the yard at Delaware State University, Darnerien McCants was a game-changer. He wanted to play basketball at the only historically black college and university in America’s first state, but it...

Colin Kaepernick: Timeline of a Gesture and its Echoes

By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer Colin Kaepernick was a second-round draft pick in 2011. The next year he led the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl. By 2016, he had begun kneeling on the sideline at games...

Legendary NBA Star Wes Unseld Dies at 74

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By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor syoes@afro.com Wes Unseld was one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history and a world champion with the Washington Bullets. But, he was also known as a man of great integrity, who became a vital...

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