This Week in Sports and Social Justice

Welcome to Mic’s new weekly roundup of news coverage related to activism in the world of sports, both on and off the field. Check us out every week for a summary of the latest headlines covering the intersection of sports and social justice issues.

This Week in Sports and Social Justice: Black police leader defends Nike and Colin Kaepernick

A former Dallas Cowboy will become the first known NFL player to marry a man on Sunday. And top high school football players speak out about an epidemic of racist incidents during games in 2018.

This Week in Sports and Social Justice: This former NFL player got elected to Congress

Plus, another former player gets dragged on Twitter for dissing national anthem kneeler Eric Reid.

This Week in Sports and Social Justice: NFL cheerleader kneels; Nike denounces Trump gender policy

Plus, Washington Redskins' cornerback Josh Norman is getting educated on education reform.

This Week in Sports and Social Justice: NFL players argue over Kap; Khabib, McGregor suspended

HBO also takes a hard look at the effects Jordan Edwards' murder at the hands of a Texas police officer had on the teen's high school football teammates.

This Week In Sports and Social Justice: Rihanna rejects Super Bowl over Kap; Smith, Carlos get props

Rihanna is the latest black musician to turn down the Super Bowl halftime show over the NFL's Colin Kaepernick kneeling controversy.

This Week in Sports and Social Justice: NJ mulls pulling its Nike investments, Eric Reid gets a deal

Check out our weekly roundup of news coverage related to activism in the world of sports, both on and off the field.