Former Ravens running back Ray Rice told Liberty University students that the 2014 domestic-violence incident that cost him his NFL career "uncovered the brutal truth" of his life.
Colin Kaepernick, who last year started protesting police brutality against African Americans by kneeling during the national anthem, has been named "Citizen of the Year" by GQ magazine.
White football fans and Black football fans hold very different views about the relationship between football and national pride, according to two University of Florida researchers.
In a recent forum, Berkeley Professor Harry Edwards described the history of activism by black athletes and how current players such as Colin Kaepernick continue their legacy.
Baseball legend Hank Aaron came to the defense of Colin Kaepernick, saying the unsigned quarterback is "getting a raw deal."
A racial epithet was spray-painted on the gate LeBron James' home in Los Angeles. The NBA star says it shows "racism will always be a part of the world."
Brooklyn Nets point guard Jeremy Lin recently compared the racial taunts he received in college at Harvard to the ones has gotten in the NBA.
When the horses enter the gate for the 143rd Kentucky Derby, their jockeys will hail from Louisiana, Mexico, Nebraska and France. None will be African-American.
As the former coach of Colin Kaepernick with the San Francisco 49ers, Jim Harbaugh had been asked last fall about the player's famous protests of the national anthem.