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SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 02: (L-R) Eli Harold #58, Colin Kaepernick #7 and Eric Reid #35 of the San Francisco 49ers kneel on the sideline during the anthem prior to the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Levi's Stadium on October 2, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Colin Kaepernick, August Wilson, and the Denial of Black Freedom

Despite a massive time difference between playwright August Wilson's "Gem of the Ocean," and quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protests, both showcase a similar understanding of the relationship between blackness and freedom in America.

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A Note on Charlottesville

"It comes as a great shock around the age of 5, 6, or 7 to discover that the flag to which you have pledged allegiance, along with everybody else, has not pledged allegiance to you.” - James Baldwin, 1965.

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This is the third of 3 pieces I'm sharing from my personal English class blog.

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This is the second of 3 pieces I'm sharing from my personal English class blog.

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This is the first of 3 pieces I'm sharing from my personal English class blog.

Standing Rock in America’s Tradition of Indigenous Suppression

Standing Rock in America’s Tradition of Indigenous Suppression

The disregard of indigenous land is an American reality. I cover this country's imperialistic relationship with the Native American community and show the importance of Standing Rock's current position.

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DNC Week in the Streets of Philly: Day 2 Account

I explain why I must actively participate in the fight for Black liberation and why I can not separate myself from the fight to value my life and my community.

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DNC Week in the Streets of Philly: Day 1 Account

I'm in Philly for three days to experience DNC Week. Here's my recap of the Monday, which I spent marching and having fun in the streets of Philadelphia.

Legendary coach Pat Summitt. (Photo: WJBC)

Pat Summitt: The Face of Women’s Basketball

Eight days after Coach Summitt passed away, I asked members of the WNBA's New York Liberty about her impact on the sport. The legend's imprint on women's basketball became clear immediately.

Should Athletes Talk About Social and Political Issues?

Should Athletes Talk About Social and Political Issues?

Do professional athletes have an obligation to publicly comment on political and social issues? Amiri shares the Facebook responses from that question and adds his own opinions to the conversation.