Black Lives or Bottom Line? Activists Ask What N.F.L. Protests Are All About

By JOHN ELIGON September 26, 2017 While a debate over professional football players kneeling during the national anthem consumed much of the country over the weekend, a scene was playing out around St. Louis that drew far less notice. There, demonstrators...

News Analysis: Defying Trump, Athletes Intensify Debate on Race and Protest

News Analysis By ALEXANDER BURNS September 24, 2017 It began as a crowd-pleasing tirade from President Trump to an overwhelmingly white, conservative crowd in Alabama. But even before dozens of N.F.L. players knelt in silent protest on Sunday, Mr....