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By William Brangham, Anne Azzi Davenport
A decades-old controversy over the name of the Washington, D.C., football team has reached a tipping point. After years of public outcry condemning the name as a racial slur aimed at Native Americans, the organization is finally considering a change.
Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865 when Major General Gordon Granger came to Galveston, Texas, to announce the end of the Civil War and slavery.
By Joseph Pisani, Associated Press
In our news wrap Friday, Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman will not be investigated over his impeachment testimony against President Trump, says Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy. Vindman already lost his job with the National Security Council. Also, Turkish-backed rebels shot…
Avenatti did not testify, but his lawyers said he was following the wishes of an amateur youth basketball league director who wanted him to force Nike to fire corrupt executives and fix its culture. …
By Larry Neumeister, Associated Press
By Deb Reichmann, Associated Press
He said the NBA was acting like a "wholly owned subsidiary of the authoritarian regime" for failing to stand up to the government's criticism of Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey.
By Alexandra Olson, Associated Press
Nike's sales have only grown since it seized attention with its ad campaign featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. So, the shoemaker deferred to its star endorser when he raised concerns over a sneaker featuring an early American flag.
By Brian Melley, Larry Neumeister, Associated Press
U.S. prosecutors on two coasts have charged President Donald Trump critic and attorney Avenatti with extortion and bank and wire fraud.
By Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press
Closing his remarks at an award ceremony Tuesday, the basketball superstar said he stood "for anybody who believes in change." He added: "I stand with Nike, all day, every day."…
Nike just launched a new advertising campaign featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who came to national prominence by protesting police brutality and racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem before games. Nike’s move has reignited a national debate,…
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