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Jay-Z Touts His NFL Partnership as the Evolution of Colin Kaepernick’s Protests. But Is It?

Photo: Kevin Mazur (Getty Images for Roc Nation) I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a bit bewildered at Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter’s decision to partner with the NFL. In case you missed the big news yesterday—which, of course, you didn’t, because you read all about it here at The Root—the man who gave us […]

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#ImWithKap: Nike’s Market Value Jumps $3 Billion After Colin Kaepernick Gets Betsy Ross Sneakers Pulled From Shelves

Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer (Getty Images) Republicans have been big mad since Nike decided to pull its Betsy Ross-inspired Air Max 1 USA sneakers. But it turns out that being on the right side of history just netted the footwear and apparel company a cool $3 billion in market value. Who knew pissing off conservatives could […]

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The Oakland Raiders Grabbed an Openly Racist Player Out of Retirement and Colin Kaepernick Still Doesn’t Have a Job

Photo: Brett Carlsen (Getty Images) If a raccoon crawled out of the woods and vomited onto a Confederate flag and that pile of Confederacy raccoon vomit was next to newly signed NFL guard Richie Incognito, the untrained eye would have a hard time determining which one plays in the NFL. For those that might not […]

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