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Perpetually single lover of all women, Michael B. Jordan, has been busy as of late.

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To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week, for the remainder of the NFL season, The Root will explore the data behind racial disparities in the two cities represented in the National Football League’s premiere matchup—Monday Night Football.

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Barry Sanders, college football, Detroit Lions, Heisman Trophy, NCF, NFL, Nike, Oklahoma State Cowboys -

“Untouchable.” “Stands alone.” “No equal.” These are just some of the words that have been used to describe Barry Sanders’ junior year on the football field at Oklahoma State in 1988. It was a season deserving of an entire thesaurus, and college football hasn’t witnessed another quite like it since. Sanders, then 20 years old, […]

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Nike’s big bet on Colin Kaepernick continues to pay off. After experiencing a major stock surge in stocks, search traffic and social media mentions after debuting their campaign with the NFL star-turned activist, the investment is proving to pay off in full, as their first piece of Kaep merchandise sold out within…

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It’s no rare thing to be shoe-obsessed, but when it comes to the sneaker-obsessed, writer, producer and actress Lena Waithe is one of a rare breed. Waithe owns over 100 pairs, using her kicks to accent an eclectically casual wardrobe primarily comprised of “queer designers who happen to be brown and makin’ shit,” as…

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Colin Kaepernick, Commentary, Hair, National Anthem, NFL, NFL protests, Nike, Protest -

When Colin Kaepernick first began sitting and then later kneeled during the national anthem to protest police violence, the quarterback wore his hair cropped close to his head. As the spotlight on his activism grew, so too did his locks, first into a mass of short curls, then cornrows, then a bigger crown of still-defined […]

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Sheriff Rickey Roberts of the Union County, Ark., Sherriff’s Office, was apparently so incensed that Colin Kaepernick was chosen as a spokesperson for Nike, that he went out, bought some Nike (probably with his company credit card), and decided to humiliate the prisoners in his jail by having them take mug shots in…

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Colin Kaepernick, Hip-Hop, LeBron James, Music, NFL, Nike, Social Activism, Social Justice, T.I. -

A decade and a half ago, a skinny young guy with a propensity for cocking his knit hat to the side helped popularize a subgenre of hip-hop we didn’t know we needed. His name was T.I., a shortened version of his childhood nickname, Tip — because Clifford Harris Jr. was a tip off the old […]

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At this point, LeBron James is an institution. He’s now become a historical reference for how to use sports as a platform to push social justice and how to make sure your friends prosper from your success. He’s reached Miles Davis levels of “fuck y’all,” which means you can literally turn your back on the audience…

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Colin Kaepernick, Harvard, News, Nike, Top Stories, Video, W.E.B. Du Bois Medal -

Colin Kaepernick will receive Harvard’s highest honor in African and African American studies thanks to his undeniable influence on the national discussion about race, social justice and equality.

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In the ongoing debate about the NFL player protests during the national anthem, The Root has obtained an exclusive interview with three figures at the center of the debate. Staff Writer Michael Harriot and Senior Politics Editor Stephen A. Crockett sat down to discuss the issue with the American flag, the National

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Nike alerted consumers and their employees about a bogus coupon that’s offering minorities massive in-store […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — Jenifer Lewis stood with Nike in a bedazzled swoosh sweatshirt on […]

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The public safety commissioner of Mississippi announced on Saturday that state officers will discontinue purchasing […]

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  Nike’s decision to make Colin Kaepernick the centerpiece of its new campaign may be driving record sales among members of the public, but the Mississippi State Police is having no parts of it, based on a report from the Associated Press. Mississippi’s public safety commissioner announced Saturday that the state police agency would no longer buy Nike products, […]

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Colin Kaepernick, National Anthem, NFL, Nike -

A negative backlash roared through social media when Nike debuted its ad featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick as part of the 30th anniversary of its “Just Do It” ad campaign. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram were peppered with tweets and photos of Nike customers destroying their gear. President Donald Trump weighed in too. But many […]

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  LeBron James took to Twitter Friday to have fun with the haters who claimed Nike stock would plummet after it rolled out a new campaign starring Colin Kaepernick. In response to a tweet from ESPN reporter Darren Rovell announcing that Nike stock closed Thursday at an all-time high of $83.47, James posted, “Well I guess WE’RE on fire.” […]

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Remember about ten days ago when all the white people who ever white peopled were so mad they started burning their “White Privilege 4s” and “Speak to Your Manager 8s” after learning that Colin Kaepernick, the face of the NFL player protest was also hired to become the face of Nike’s “Just Do It” 30th anniversary…

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Alabama, News, NFL, Nike, Police Brutality, Sports -

Add another person to the highlight reel of “Angry white people destroying their own stuff.” Mack Morris, the senior pastor of a Woodridge Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama, destroyed his own Nike gear during a sermon in which he criticized the sports brand’s advertising deal with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. “The first […]

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Colin Kaepernick, National, News, nike, Rev. Mack Morris, Woodbridge Baptist Church -

An Alabama pastor upset over Nike’s “Just Do It” campaign featuring former footballer Colin Kaepernick […]

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Nike, Paris Saint-Germain, Sneaker Stories, Soccer -

NEW YORK — From the hardwood of a court to the grass of a pitch, the Jordan Brand is extending its global reach to include football — also known as soccer. The brand has reached a multiyear agreement with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) for the Jumpman logo to appear on a pair of the French club’s […]

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The mayor of a Louisiana city who prohibited the Parks and Recreation Department from purchasing […]

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Adidas, Featured, Naomi Osaka, News, Nike, Serena, Serena Williams, Tennis, US Open, Video -

  Days after her controversial victory against her idol, Serena Williams, US Open winner Naomi Osaka is set to sign the biggest deal Adidas has ever signed with a female athlete, Business Insider and The Times of London are reporting. The contract for a cool $8.5 million will be announced Thursday, the news organizations report. It comes a few days […]

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Colin Kaepernick, J.H. McGaugh Elementary School, National, News, nike, Roni Burns-Ellis -

A California school official faced massive backlash after uploading an offensive Facebook post on Tuesday […]

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Colin Kaeperick, News, Nike, Sports, Truett McConnell University -

A tiny university in Georgia is making big claims. School officials announced that they will ban Nike products from its campus store, following the release of the company’s wildly successful ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, CBS reports. READ MORE: New Orleans Saints players join protest to denounce Kenner, LA mayor’s Nike ban Emir Caner, president of Truett McConnell University (TMU) […]

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colin kaepernick, just do it, kenner louisiana, mayor ben zahn, nike, nike colin kaepernick ad -

In the wake of Nike revealing Colin Kaepernick as the face of the 30th anniversary of the “Just Do It” campaign, haters have been out in full force to express their displeasure at Nike having the unmitigated gall to celebrate a man who was brave enough to assert his First Amendment rights in the face of constant and…

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Colin Kaepernick, National, News, nike, Race, Slidell High School, Valerie Scogin -

A high school teacher in Louisiana is facing discipline after penning a racist Facebook post […]

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Athlete Activism, Colin Kaepernick, Locker Room Talk, Los Angeles Chargers, NFL, Nike, Russell Okung, Social Activism -

In a stroke of genius that would make a chess master proud, Nike made a move last week that simultaneously put the NFL on its heels and made competitors squirm. Most important, the sports apparel giant helped protesting NFL players remind the public that their protests are not an attack on the military but a […]

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Nike’s decision to endorse Colin Kaepernick for their new campaign advertisement sparked outrage among several […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Georgia, News, Nike, Rev. Wilbur T. Purvis III, Top Stories -

A mega-church pastor in Georgia encouraged the youth in his congregation to don their best Nike get-ups during yesterday’s church service, which he called: “Just Do It Sunday.” The Rev. Wilbur T. Purvis III, pastor of the 3,000-member Destiny World Church in Austell, Ga., was celebrating Nike’s decision to make Colin Kaepernick the face of […]

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Chad Pitfield, Colin Kaepernick, Kenner Louisiana, Mayor Ben Zahn, National, News, News Video, nike, Owen Rey -

A Louisiana mayor has sparked backlash after issuing a memorandum ordering the city’s recreation department […]

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