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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Takes a Knee on the House Floor (Video)

*Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, took a knee on the House floor Monday night in support of NFL players who knelt during the national anthem following Donald Trump’s criticism of the protest. “There is no basis in the First Amendment that says that you cannot kneel on the national anthem or in front of the […]

LeSean McCoy Responds After Jim Kelly Rips Him for Stretching During Anthem

*Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy publicly responded for the first time Wednesday to Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly’s severe criticism of McCoy’s protest during Sunday’s national anthem. McCoy was one of about a dozen Bills players to kneel during the national anthem before the Bills’ win over the Denver Broncos. But in addition […]

2 Black Chicago Cops Reprimanded for Taking a Knee With Raised Fists

*Two Chicago police officers are facing reprimands after they were photographed kneeling alongside an activist in what she called a show of support for NFL players protesting police brutality and racism. The pic, shared on Instagram Sunday by activist Aleta Clark, shows her flanked by two black, uniformed officers, all on one knee with a […]

Pa. Fire Chief Resigns After Calling Steelers Coach the N-Word on Facebook

*The white Pennsylvania volunteer fire chief who called Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin a “no good n**ger” on Facebook, has reportedly resigned from his position as head of the Muse Fire Dept. in Cecil Township. Paul Smith confirmed his exit to the local Observer-Reporter on Tuesday, two days after he posted the racist message […]

‘I Do Not Belong There’: Ravens’ Anthem Singer Resigns Over Negative Reaction to Protests

*Baltimore Ravens national anthem singer Joey Odoms, an African American member of the Maryland National Guard, resigned on Tuesday as controversy over protests during the song have further contributed to the country’s racial and political divide. When Odoms was a soldier in Afghanistan, he met Ravens coach John Harbaugh and asked if he could audition to become the […]

Titans WR Rishard Matthews: ‘I Plan to Kneel Until Trump Apologizes’

*Tennessee Titans player Rishard Matthews says he will take a knee before every game until Donald Trump apologizes for his comments against protesting NFL players, which included calling the athletes sons of bitches and calling on owners to fire them on the spot. Based on Trump’s track record with apologies, plan on seeing the wide receiver […]

Petition Launched to Remove Ray Lewis Statue From Ravens Stadium

*More than 16,000 people have signed an online petition to take down the statue of former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Lewis from outside its home stadium after he joined current players in taking a knee during the national anthem before Sunday’s game. The petition was started after Ravens players knelt during the anthem before […]

Trump Tweets Approval of Dallas Cowboys & Jerry Jones Kneeling BEFORE the Anthem

*The Dallas Cowboys, including the coaching staff and owner Jerry Jones, all linked arms and took a knee before their game against the Arizona Cardinals, but it wasn’t during the national anthem. The gesture of unity took place near the 50-yard line just before a giant American flag was unfurled across the field, drawing some […]

Steelers Say They’ll Take the Field During Next National Anthem in Baltimore

*The Pittsburgh Steelers will be on the field during the national anthem in next weekend’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, according to The Associated Press. But quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says the team hasn’t decided yet whether players will stand or kneel at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium. Left tackle Alejandro Villanueva was the lone teammate who appeared […]