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Sometimes you have to go back to move forward. The original cast of the critically acclaimed NBC political drama "The West Wing" recently reunited for the first time in 17 years for a special benefit stage presentation of a 2002 episode, which premieres Thursday on HBO Max.
The NFL team formerly known as the Redskins will go by the Washington Football Team for at least the 2020 season.
Fawn Sharp, president of the National Congress of American Indians and also president of the Quinault Indian Nation on the Olympic peninsula, awoke at 3:08 on a recent morning. These words came into her head: “Today is the day.”
To hell with the name. It doesn't matter what you call Daniel Snyder's ruinous franchise. It will still be offensive. The team needs a reckoning, or a wrecking ball, as much as a rebranding.
Washington NFL owner Dan Snyder says he’s committed to improving the culture inside the team after allegations of sexual harassment.
Owner Dan Snyder has hired a District of Columbia law firm to review the Washington NFL team’s culture, policies and allegations of workplace misconduct.
After dumping the Redskins name, the next step of picking a new name could determine Washington's popularity for decades.
Try to think of a more deserving guy in all of sports than Dan Snyder to get his name-change plans caught in a vise. Go ahead, we’ll wait.
WASHINGTON – The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday it is dropping the “Redskins” name and Indian head logo, bowing to recent pressure from sponsors and decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans.
Indian nicknames have been a source of controversy for decades in American pro and college sports teams, including the Washington Redskins. But the truth is, the controversy over that nickname is a direct descendant of the racist history of the team’s original owner.
For decades, certain sports teams – professional, college and high school – have resisted changing their nicknames and branding from Native American terms and imagery.But with the recent climate of change sweeping the country in the wake of the death of George Floyd and the resulting national protests against racism, a couple of the more prominent – and historically most resistant – professional teams have been pressured by activists and investors to reevaluate the situation.
Now that Washington’s NFL has taken a long-overdue step toward changing its name, it’s time to start lining up some possible replacements.
The Washington Redskins began a “thorough review” of their name Friday, a significant step toward moving on from what experts and advocates call a “dictionary-defined racial slur.”
The Washington Redskins are removing former owner George Preston Marshall from their Ring of Fame and striking all references to him on their website.
The Washington Redskins will retire the jersey of Hall of Famer Bobby Mitchell. They will also rename the lower level of FedEx Field for him, replacing the section named for former owner George Preston Marshall.
The recent national debate over racism has renewed calls for the NFL’s Washington Redskins to change their name, with Native American advocates believing the climate is right for action despite no evidence owner Dan Snyder is considering it.
The San Francisco 49ers have acquired seven-time Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams from the Washington Redskins
Seattle landed some needed depth in the secondary by acquiring cornerback Quinton Dunbar from the Washington Redskins for a fifth-round pick Monday, according to a person with knowledge of the move.
The Washington Redskins have hired Jack Del Rio as defensive coordinator.
The Redskins hired Ron Rivera as their coach on Wednesday in owner Dan Snyder’s latest step to try to turn around the wayward franchise.