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How Every NFL Team Responded To Trump's National Anthem Protest Comments

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:46:00 -0400

After the president said those who kneel during the anthem should be fired, protests rippled throughout the NFL this week. Teams mostly stood by their players.

60 Years Later, Remembering The Little Rock Nine And School Integration

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:31:00 -0400

The eight living members of the Little Rock Nine join former President Clinton to commemorate 60 years since Central High School was the nation's battleground over school integration. In 1957, the segregationist governor of Arkansas called up the state's National Guard to keep nine African-American students out of Central High. President Eisenhower federalized the guard and sent in the 101st Airborne to escort the students to class.

NFL National Anthem Protests Recall History Of Sports And Politics

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:31:00 -0400

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with sports journalist Bruce Schoenfeld about the history of black athletes using their platforms for political protests.

My Father Stood For The Anthem, For The Same Reason That Colin Kaepernick Sits

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:43:00 -0400

As a child, I found my father's love of the national anthem utterly bewildering. His was the generation of men born free but shackled by bigotry. So why did he sound so proud, singing that song?

Civil Rights Milestone: 'Little Rock 9' At 60

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:58:00 -0400

Monday marks the 60th anniversary of the controversial and historic desegregation of schools in Little Rock, Arkansas. Some are celebrating the milestone. Others say more progress is needed.

National Museum Of African American History And Culture Celebrates 1 Year

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 18:21:00 -0400

Thousands of people flock to the museum each day, making it one of the most popular Smithsonian destinations in the nation's capital.

African-American History Museum Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:30:41 -0400

Lonnie Bunch, executive director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American Art and Culture, shares his thoughts on the past year as the museum celebrates one year on the National Mall.

Across The Nation, NFL Teams Take A Knee In Protest Of President's Comments

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:30:00 -0400

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with ESPN sports commentator Kevin Blackistone and Robert Costa, a political writer at The Washington Post, about the latest mix of sports and politics.

Goodbye, For Now, To A Vital Source For Native American News

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:01:14 -0400

Indian Country Today Media Network announced it would "cease active operations." That leaves a big hole in news coverage by, and about, Native Americans.

Trump Embroiled In 2 Controversies About Professional Sports, Race And Culture

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 01:34:00 -0400

In remarks Friday night in Alabama, Trump took issue with NFL players who have knelt in protest during the national anthem. And on Twitter Saturday, he targeted Stephen Curry of the NBA.

'The Force' Documentary Reframes Community Policing Narrative

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:01:18 -0400

In recent years, tensions between the police and the public in the U.S. have reached an all-time high. The Force, chronicles two years of the Oakland Police Department's efforts at major reform after decades of troubled community relations. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with the documentary's filmmaker Peter Nicks.

Politics Roundup: Trump's Call To Fire NFL Players Protesting During National Anthem

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:01:00 -0400

The GOP health care plan, the Graham-Cassidy bill, takes what may be a fatal hit after Sen. John McCain has said he'll vote "no". Meanwhile, President Trump unleashes some of his own hits on major professional sport figures. NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith helps us understand.

Who Put The 'Hispanic' In Hispanic Heritage Month?

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 06:18:13 -0400

As Hispanic Heritage Month gets under way, it's worth noting that the idea of people from the Latin American diaspora referring to themselves as 'Hispanic' or 'Latino' or 'Latinx' is a fairly new one.

'Victoria & Abdul' Explores Colonialism And Islamophobia During Queen's Reign

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:41:00 -0400

Victoria & Abdul is based on a true story about Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim. He started as a servant. She made him her teacher and trusted confidante, much to the dismay of her inner circle.

(Legally) Selling Weed While Black

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:11:00 -0400

As Oakland's legal cannabis industry grows, the biggest players seem to have two things in common: They're white, and they have lots of money.