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In private letter to Redskins, FedEx said it will remove signage if name isn’t changed

FedEx, the shipping giant that signed a $205 million stadium naming rights deal with the Washington Redskins in 1999, notified the team in a July 2 letter that, unless the team changes its name, it will remove its signage from the stadium after the NFL’s 2020 season, six years before the deal’s expiration.

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8/10/2020

article Washington N.F.L. Team Owner Files Claims Hinting at a Conspiracy
(Washington D.C.) -- Daniel Snyder, the owner of the Washington Football Team, has accused a disgruntled former team employee of taking money and assisting in a campaign...

8/8/2020

article What Native American activists think about the Washington Football Team name change
(USA) -- Deep in the woods on the outskirts of Accokeek, Maryland, lives Billy "Redwing" Tayac, 80, the chief of the Piscataway Indian Tribe. His family, as he...

8/7/2020

article Minnesotans cheer Washington team’s name change
(Minnesota) -- Outside the American Indian Center in Minneapolis on July 13, Clyde Bellecourt leaned on his walker as he watched a few people tacking a sign to the...
article Washington owner Daniel Snyder sues media company over baseless stories
(Washington D.C.) -- Daniel Snyder, the owner of Washington’s NFL franchise, filed a lawsuit Friday against an online media company for publishing stories the suit...
article Washington, D.C.’s NFL team changed its racist mascot. Now, a push for change in Washington state schools
(Washington) -- Even through a videoconference call, Bill Kallappa's frustration was palpable. In the wake of the Washington NFL team's recent name change --...

8/5/2020

article Washington’s NFL Team Received National Attention—But High Schools Also Abandon ‘Redskins’ Name
(Washington D.C.) -- With Washington's NFL team finally succumbing to public (and financial) pressure and retiring the Redskins name and logo, high schools...

8/3/2020

article There Sure Are a Lot of Racist Washington Football Team Shirts for Sale
(Washington D.C.) -- One of the weird side effects of being a journalist is you start to see a lot of strange ads online. Just doing some cursory reporting on a single...

7/31/2020

article ‘The fight is not over’: Activist Dahkota Brown sees progress in cultural respect for Native Americans with Washington name change
(California) -- Dahkota Brown was no different than any other Argonaut High School football fan that night. But as he entered the Calaveras High School football stadium...

7/28/2020

article KEELER: What #NotYourMascot Owes #BLM
(USA) -- I don't feel I — or Native people — accomplished this. I credit Black Lives Matter for achieving this. Many of us laid the groundwork and fought...

7/27/2020

article Mike Ditka's Take on Redskins Name Was Just as Strong as His Kneeling Stance
(Illinois) -- Former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka made some waves Sunday with his comments about players kneeling for the national anthem. Ditka is admittedly old...

7/26/2020

article Jerry Jones May Unknowingly Be Tied to the Redskins Name Change
(Texas) -- Jerry Jones has built a monster with the Dallas Cowboys. He spent $140 million on the team in 1989 and has turned it into a franchise worth more than $5...

7/24/2020

article Meet Beth Wilkinson, the lawyer leading the probe into culture of Washington's NFL team
(Washington D.C.) -- Daniel Snyder said he is committed to changing the culture and standards of his Washington NFL franchise after allegations of sexual harassment...

7/23/2020

article D.C.’s NFL franchise to go by ‘Washington Football Team’ this season, delays permanent name change
(Washington D.C.) -- As officials from Washington’s NFL team began the process of changing the franchise’s name from the Redskins, it became apparent that...
article Washington’s N.F.L. Team Will Retire Its Logo and Adopt a Temporary New Name
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington’s N.F.L. team will retire Redskins branding and adopt a placeholder team name until it can decide on a permanent name, the...
article Who was Walter 'Blackie' Wetzel, the Blackfeet man behind the Washington Football Team's logo?
(Montana) -- The late Walter "Blackie" Wetzel is perhaps best known for designing the Washington, D.C. NFL team's logo. Responding to mounting pressure...
article America, We Don't Want Your Cheap Change
(Washington D.C.) -- In this op-ed, Tykeia N. Robinson, PhD, notes that amid this racial reckoning freedom is expensive and it's going to take more than a name...

7/22/2020

article Reports: Washington to shed ‘Redskins’ name Monday
(Virginia) -- Washington’s NFL team will get rid of the name ‘Redskins’ on Monday, according to multiple reports. It’s unclear when a new name...
article Washington Redskins' New Name May Have Been Leaked
(Washington D.C.) -- It has been a rough last couple of weeks for the Washington Redskins that has led the team down the path of finding a new name. The franchise has...
article Clinton decides to retire Redskins nickname
(Michigan) -- In 2010, the Clinton community voted 93.6% in favor of retaining the high school’s nickname, Redskins.

7/21/2020

article Fort Loramie resists call to drop Redskins name
(Ohio) -- Fort Loramie Local Schools will not consider changing the name of its teams, Superintendent Dan Holland said in response to a resident asking the district to...

7/20/2020

article DEFENDING THE NAME: Sullivan basketball great Becky Clayton-Anderson hopes Redskins name remains
(Illinois) -- As Becky Clayton-Anderson led the Sullivan girls basketball team to a 35-0 record and a Class 1A state championship during the 1990-91 season, she can...
article Family of Walter Wetzel, Native American who created Redskins logo, mixed on its retirement
(Montana) -- The debate over the Washington football team’s moniker has been a divisive issue within the Native American community for decades. It’s standard to find...
article John Lewis was a pillar of strength for those fighting to change the Washington NFL team’s name
(Washington D.C.) -- When they met in the late 1980s, in Del. Eni Faleomavaega’s office on Capitol Hill, they jokingly called themselves The Poor Kids’ Club. It was...
article Washington Redskins Name Change Will See More Investors Challenge 'Offensive' Teams
(USA) -- The Washington Redskins are unlikely to be the last franchise to change their name, with investors expected to flex their financial muscles and force teams into...

7/19/2020

article For Amanda Blackhorse, getting rid of Washington's racist nickname is far from enough
(Arizona) -- It is a cruel truth that for years, each time Amanda Blackhorse went to directly call out the Washington NFL football team for using a slur as its nickname...
article ‘It was just elation’: Tribes in Washington celebrate name change in other Washington
(Washington) -- 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:...

7/18/2020

article MORON ALERT: Coup of the century: Washington logo imbedded Blackfeet Nation into world's psyche for 50 years
(Montana) -- The Washington Redskins name is gone along with the logo of Two Guns White Calf that my grandfather Walter “Blackie” Wetzel gave them in the...
article National debate over ‘Redskins’ moniker hasn’t fazed Donna
(Texas) -- Many high schools across Texas, and the nation, have changed their mascot name and logo in recent years — and again in recent weeks — as the...
article Only 29% of Americans want to drop 'Redskins,' while half want to keep it: Poll
(Washington D.C.) -- Only 29% of U.S. adults want the NFL’s Washington Redskins to retire its nickname, while half favor keeping it, even as the team moves forward...

7/17/2020

press release Electronic Arts to remove Washington nickname, logo from Madden NFL 21
(Washington) -- Game developer Electronic Arts will alter the upcoming release of Madden NFL 21 to remove logos and the team name of the Washington Redskins after the...
article NFL will consider disciplining Washington but is not expected to force Daniel Snyder to sell
(Washington D.C.) -- The NFL will seriously consider fining Washington’s team following accusations from 15 women of sexual harassment and verbal abuse against...
article The 'Rowdy Redskin' is still the mascot at a Houston-area school
(Texas) -- This week the NFL saw historic changes that may soon trickle down to the few remaining Texas schools that have resisted similar movements in the past. The...
article WASHINGTON POST: The NFL shouldn’t trust Dan Snyder to fix anything
(Washington D.C.) -- ONLY TWO years ago Washington’s football team was shamed by a New York Times investigation of its cheerleading program. Front and center was a...

7/16/2020

article EXPOSE: From dream job to nightmare
(Washington D.C.) -- A few months after Emily Applegate started working for the Washington Redskins in 2014, she settled into a daily routine: She would meet a female co...
article Washington N.F.L. Team Faces Sexual Harassment Claims from 15 Women
(Washington D.C.) -- The N.F.L. team in Washington has hired the law firm Wilkinson Walsh to review the claims of 15 women who, in an article published by The Washington...

7/15/2020

article Indian Country reacts to retiring of Redskins name and logo
(Indian Country) -- The Washington NFL organization announced on the morning of Monday, July 13 that it was retiring its Redskins name and logo. Following are comments...
article MORON ALERT: Joe Theismann: 85% of Native Americans I Spoke To Were Proud Of 'Redskins'
(Washington D.C.) -- Today on The DanPatrick Show, legendary Washington quarterback Joe Theismann spoke with Dan Patrick about his former franchise's decades-long...
article The only Section III school with ‘Redskins’ nickname may soon change it
(New York) -- The nickname “Redskins” might be near the end of its run with the Oriskany Central School District. School superintendent Timothy Gaffney said...
article Why the Washington, DC, football team needed to change its name
(Washington D.C.) -- The football team in Washington, DC, that for decades has had a racial slur for a name is finally in the process of changing its name and logo. This...
article With Name Change, Redskins' In-House Counsel Must Consider Trademark Uses, Sponsorship Agreements
(Washington D.C.) -- As the Washington Redskins contemplate what to call themselves for the 2020-2021 season and beyond, their in-house counsel will have to consider how...
article Now that the Washington Redskins have retired their name and logo, some wonder when Mass. high schools will do the same
(Massachusetts) -- The principal of Athol High School quietly removed signs emblazoned with the feathered headdress of the school’s Red Raider logo back in 1998....

7/14/2020

article 'This isn't enough': Western's Director of Indigenous Studies reacts to Washington NFL team's decision
(Ontario) -- After 87 years as the "Redskins," the Washington NFL franchise announced Monday it would retire the name and logo after completing a thorough...
article AZ leaders applaud NFL Washington team name change
(Arizona) -- Washington’s NFL team on Monday officially dropped its name, a derogatory term for Native Americans that the team has held since 1933.
article Cochiti Pueblo artist 'elated' at NFL team's removal of racist mascot name
(New Mexico) -- Mateo Romero woke up to news that he waited four decades to hear — the Washington Redskins are dead. The 53-year-old artist from the Cochiti Pueblo...
article DC’s NFL team needs to get away from red and apologize
(Washington D.C.) -- Sometimes it is not only important what you do, but how you do it. After 87 years, the Washington NFL team’s decision to end the use of a...
article Kurtenbach: Washington did the right thing, now other teams with Native American names should too
(California) -- On Monday — after decades of complaints from Native Americans and a week or two of complaints from big-money sponsors — the Washington NFL...
article Local Native American activists celebrate Washington NFL team's decision to drop 'Redskins' name
(Minnesota) -- Burning sage wafted into the air during a ceremony outside the American Indian Center n Minneapolis after it was announced Monday that Washington’s...
article Native American Leaders Celebrate Washington Name Change
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington announced on Monday it will retire its current team name and logo following a "thorough review of the team's name." The...
article The Deep History—and Troubling Impact—of Sports Teams Using Native American Mascots
(USA) -- On Monday, Washington, D.C.’s NFL team announced that it would be retiring its logo and changing its name. Though the news came just 10 days after the...
article ‘Symbol of erasure, exploitation, racism’: Arizona community reacts to Washington nickname controversy
(Arizona) -- Amid pressure from sponsors including Nike and FedEx, Washington’s NFL team is undergoing discussions to change its name, a move some prominent voices...
article No More ‘Redskins’ In The NFL…Local School To Keep Mascot
(Ohio) -- It has been a long battle for Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, that battle has ended with the announcement of the mascot change announced today.
article Pressure shifts to other pro teams after Washington drops its Native American nickname and logo
(Indiana) -- The spotlight for change is shining on the Cleveland Indians. Now that the NFL’s Washington Redskins have retired their contentious nickname and logo...

7/13/2020

article A timeline of the Redskins name change debate
(Washington D.C.) -- After years of resistance, the Washington Redskins on Monday announced that they will retire their team name and logo upon completion of “a...
article Daniel Snyder's Stance on Washington Franchise Name Change
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington announced on Monday that the franchise will change to its nickname and although majority owner Daniel Snyder has agreed to the name...
article Redskins to Drop Name, Yielding to Pressure From Sponsors and Activists
(Washington D.C.) -- First, the city of Washington took down a tribute to George Preston Marshall, the founder of its N.F.L. team, that was in front of the team’s...
article Warriors? Red Wolves? Red Tails? Next step for Washington football team is securing rights.
(Washington D.C.) -- For as much debate as the Washington Redskins’ team name has generated over decades, there has been just as much contention in guessing, and...
article Washington's NFL team drops 'Redskins' name after 87 years
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday it is dropping the “Redskins” name and Indian head logo, bowing to recent pressure from...
article Washington’s NFL team to retire Redskins name, following sponsor pressure and calls for change
(Washington D.C.) -- For more than two decades, Washington Redskins Owner Daniel Snyder has fiercely resisted calls to change the name of his team, despite protests that...
article An Activist Shares Her Reaction To Washington NFL Team Finally Retiring Its Name
(Colorado) -- After years of pressure, the Washington NFL team will have a new name. The team announced today it was retiring its name, which is a racial slur of Native...
article Begay expresses relief, joy for Washington retiring nickname
(New Mexico) -- Notah Begay III, Albuquerque’s famous golfer, said he became more aware of derogatory imagery of his Native American people while in college when...
article Churchill: Pushed by the Oneida, Redskins finally do the right thing
(New York) -- The most despicable name in American professional sports is nearly history. The Washington Redskins said Monday the team will soon be called something...
article For Native American Activists, Washington Name Change Was ‘a Long Time Coming’
(Washington D.C.) -- Activists have spent decades pressuring professional sports leagues, college programs and high schools to abandon Native American names and imagery...
article VERIFY: Did a poll show that 9/10 Native Americans were not offended by Washington's NFL team name?
(Washington D.C.) -- Amid online debate over the 'Redskins' name, there's likely to be a few references to a 2016 poll from The Washington Post. The Verify...
article Wisconsin Indigenous leaders see 'breakthrough' in name change for Washington NFL team
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin Native American groups cheered the Washington NFL team's decision Monday to drop a racist name and mascot that has sparked protests during...

7/12/2020

article Hail to the Redskins: NFL team to get new nickname, Angry Internet says change it to ‘Washington Foreskins’
(Washington D.C.) -- he owner of American football team Washington Redskins, Daniel Snyder, is reportedly planning on retiring the team’s nickname ‘Redskins...
article Redskins to retire team name Monday; new name to be revealed later
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins plan to announce Monday morning that they will change their team name, three people with knowledge of the situation...
article Source: Redskins to announce nickname will be changed
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins will officially announce Monday morning that they will be changing their nickname, though no new name will be revealed just...
article Washington NFL team to announce retirement of 'Redskins' nickname, reveal new name Monday
(Washington D.C.) -- Just less than two weeks after one of his most prominent corporate sponsors urged him to change the name of his football team, Washington owner...
article COLUMN: Corporate money, Black Lives Matter protests and elites’ opinion drove Redskins name change
(Washington D.C.) -- Four years ago, I wrote an opinion article for The Washington Post that began, “It’s humbling to admit it, but Dan Snyder wins.”...
article MORON ALERT: Wetzel family sad to see Washington Redskins’ logo changed
(Montana) -- When Lance Wetzel attended a Washington Redskins game in 2018, he made sure to walk down to the field. As he looked at the midfield logo, he was reminded of...

7/11/2020

article Washington Redskins to remove Native American imagery from logo: report
(Washington D.C.) -- As the Washington football team continues to evaluate its Redskins name, it already has made a monumental decision moving forward. According to ESPN...

7/10/2020

article Diehard Fans With Washington Redskins Tattoos Find Themselves in a Dilemma
(Washington D.C.) -- You’ve been a diehard fan of the Washington Redskins your entire life. You’ve got a room full of Redskins memorabilia splattered all...
article FedEx Made a Demand Dan Snyder Couldn’t Afford to Dismiss
(Washington D.C.) -- After decades of controversy, it took a serious threat to Dan Snyder’s team’s finances, and those of the rest of the N.F.L., to get the...
article In private letter to Redskins, FedEx said it will remove signage if name isn’t changed
(Washington D.C.) -- FedEx, the shipping giant that signed a $205 million stadium naming rights deal with the Washington Redskins in 1999, notified the team in a July 2...
article ‘Symbol of erasure, exploitation, racism’: Arizona community reacts to Washington nickname controversy
(Arizona) -- Amid pressure from sponsors including Nike and FedEx, Washington’s NFL team is undergoing discussions to change its name, a move some prominent voices...
article As debate rages over Indian-themed team names, four Michigan high schools still holding on to Redskins
(Michigan) -- As pressure mounts on the NFL’s Washington franchise to drop its Redskins nickname, four high schools in Michigan are still holding on to the moniker...

7/9/2020

article Philanthropy as PR Stunt: The Demise of the Original Americans Foundation
(Washington D.C.) -- Earlier this week, NPQ ran a story about the decision by the Washington, DC football team—under pressure from some of its leading corporate...
article Virginia's Native American tribes remain split on Washington Redskins name
(Virginia) -- Chief Kenneth Branham of the Monacan Indian Nation has been hoping to get the name changed for years. His tribe, along with others, have gotten in touch...
article Chief Glenna Wallace of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe discusses Native American mascots in sports
(Oklahoma) -- Depending on who you ask, a particular word or symbol can hold a lot of meaning. In professional sports and beyond, Native American terms and imagery have...
article Santa Barbara Actor and Football Hall of Famer at Center of ‘Redskin’ Name Change Debate
(California) -- Billie “Lone Star” Dietz might be the saddest fabulist most people never heard of. Now, 56 years after his ignominious death, Dietz finds...
article To Native American groups, Redskins name is ‘worst offender.’ Now they hope for more changes.
(Washington D.C.) -- For some Native American groups, the push for Washington’s NFL franchise to change its nickname has been not only a righteous cause, but also...

7/8/2020

article A Redskins name change would be costly at first, but it could end up as a lucrative move
(Washington D.C.) -- For any professional sports team, updating a logo, modernizing a color scheme or making the rare name change is a costly affair. Everything from...
article Amazon Will Remove Washington Redskins Merchandise Within 48 Hours
(Internet) -- Following other retail giants and sponsors, Amazon has decided to pull Washington Redskins merchandise from its website. The move follows Walmart, Nike and...
article As Redskins review name, Dan Snyder's once-touted Native American foundation has gone dark
(Washington D.C.) -- In the face of mounting public pressure to change the name of his NFL team, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder wrote in a 2014 letter that it...
article Dan Snyder Started a Foundation to Support Native Americans. Has It Abandoned Its Mission?
(Washington D.C.) -- For years, Daniel Snyder has claimed to serve Native Americans even as his team's name demeaned them. The “Washington Redskins Original...
article Report: Redskins will remove Native American imagery, possibly change name
(Washington) -- The Washington Redskins will reportedly no longer include Native American imagery and may undergo a team name change after officials recently announced...
article Washington Redskins May Have Already Picked Out New Name: Report
(Washington D.C.) -- The Oxford Dictionary doesn’t mince words. “Redskin — a North American Indian. DATED, OFFENSIVE” You never hear anyone use the word now in any other...

7/7/2020

article As Redskins conduct name review, Native American groups say they haven’t heard from team
(Washington D.C.) -- So he read it over and over again: Washington’s owner, Daniel Snyder, had written that the team would listen to the organization, alumni, sponsors,...
article Goodell Gets a ‘Time’s Up’ Warning Over Redskins Team Name
(Washington D.C.) -- Going over the team owner’s head, more than a dozen Native American leaders and organizations wrote to National Football League Commissioner...
article Native American Groups Ask Goodell to Force Washington NFL Team to Change Name
(Washington D.C.) -- Several Native American groups sent a joint letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday calling for him to force the Washington NFL franchise...
article Walmart, Target, Dick's Sporting Goods pull Washington Redskins items as team evaluates name
(USA) -- Major national retailers have stopped selling Washington Redskins merchandise as the team undergoes an evaluation of its name, which is widely considered a...
press release Warriors? Redtails? Several guesses emerge for Redskins’ new name.
(Washington D.C.) -- In July 1993, Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (D-Colo.) introduced a bill to block congressional approval of a proposed stadium for the Washington...

7/6/2020

article Native American activists send letter to NFL in support of Redskins name change
(Washington D.C.) -- Multiple Native American leaders and advocacy organizations have reportedly penned a letter to the National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger...
article Snyder Won’t Deserve Credit For Redskins Name Change, Native American Leader Says
(Washington D.C.) -- Daniel Snyder, the owner of Washington’s NFL team, is indeed considering a name change from the Redskins, amid public pressure from corporate...
article The Washington Redskins are reviewing their name. These other teams could be next
(Washington D.C.) -- As America confronts racism more directly, sports teams with Native American names, mascots or logos are facing pressure to change away from ethnic...

7/5/2020

article 3 Washington Redskins Co-Owners Want Out, But Daniel Snyder Remains All-In
(Washington D.C.) -- Things are changing quickly with the NFL's Washington Redskins and their mascot of the last 88 years. Just days after two major sponsors...
article Redskins’ minority owners look to sell stakes in team amid ongoing turmoil
(Washington D.C.) -- The three minority owners of the Washington Redskins are attempting to sell their stakes in the NFL franchise, according to multiple people familiar...
article Coach Ron Rivera says he has been working with Redskins owner on new nicknames
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington Redskins coach Ron Rivera says he has been working with owner Dan Snyder on a new team nickname in recent weeks. "If we get it done...
article Redskins, Indians and the Long Push to Drop Native American Mascots
(Washington D.C.) -- In the early 1970s, Stanford’s athletic teams were a source of great pride. They were also the target of simmering outrage. Stanford won two...
article The History and the Controversy of the Washington Redskins Name and Logo
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins are, following some significant corporate pressure, reportedly considering a name change. This is a frequently debated topic...
article New documentary urges Redskins name change, Mark Moseley reflects on legacy
(USA) -- Over the Fourth of July weekend, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder announced that the team is undergoing a “formal review” over whether to change...

7/4/2020

article 'Not everybody knows this, but I am a Native American': Former Redskins talk name change
(Washington D.C.) -- On the heels of the Washington NFL team announcing that it will review its controversial name, ABC7 Sports tracked down some former players and the...
article Changing the nickname of the NFL team in Washington: Better late than never, but so very, very late
(Washington D.C.) -- The NFL team in Washington, facing financial pressure from two major sponsors FedEx and Nike, is finally willing to consider changing its nickname....
article MORON ALERT: On the Redskins' name, it's corporate America and the liberal media against Native Americans
(Washington D.C.) -- Would you be surprised if multinational corporations and wealthy, powerful, mostly white commentators in New York and D.C. got their way over the...
article Native American leaders react to possible name change for Washington's NFL team
(Washington D.C.) -- With pressure mounting against Washington's NFL team to change its name, Native American leaders voiced support for the movement on Friday and...
article Ron Rivera says it 'would be awesome' if Redskins change name by start of 2020 season
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington Redskins Coach Ron Rivera said he has been working with team owner Daniel Snyder in recent weeks to come up with a new name for the...
article Sources: Snyder Wants to Continue to Honor Native Americans But Keep Emblem and Colors
(Washington D.C.) -- What will the new name of the Washington NFL team be after 'Redskins' is disposed of? The obvious answer is we don't know but sources...
article Washington Redskins logo has deep connection to Blackfeet reservation, Wetzel family
(Montana) -- Lance Wetzel looks at the Washington Redskins logo and is bombarded with a flurry of positive emotions because the logo itself is symbolic of his family,...

7/3/2020

article A brief history of the word ‘redskin’ and how it became a source of controversy
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins are beginning a review of the controversial name, after a number of the team’s largest corporate sponsors called for a...
article Daniel Snyder no longer has a choice, and he knows it. Battle over name has reached its endgame.
(Washington D.C.) -- There is no “thorough review” necessary. The process that the Washington NFL franchise announced Friday isn’t to determine whether...
article National Congress of American Indians: “This moment has been 87 years in the making”
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington announced on Friday its intention to conduct a “thorough review” of the team’s name. Which is a precursor, frankly, to...
article Tribal leaders, politicians: Redskins’ review of name is step toward NFL being on ‘right side of history’
(Washington D.C.) -- Native American leaders and activists as well as prominent politicians have called for Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to change the name of...
article Washington and the N.F.L. Might Change the Redskins Name. Why Now?
(Washington D.C.) -- By the time they take the field this fall — that’s assuming there is a season given the coronavirus pandemic — the National...
article Washington Redskins move toward changing controversial team name
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins moved Friday toward what team owner Daniel Snyder once vowed was unthinkable: changing its controversial name in a bow to...
article Washington Redskins undergoing 'thorough review' of team name
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins are undergoing a "thorough review" of their name. The National Football League team said Friday it has been...
article What’s in a nickname, mascot or sports tradition? Sometimes tinges of racism
(Washington D.C.) -- The “Gator Bait” chant had long been a staple of college football, a way for Florida Gator fans to taunt opposing teams. As the marching...

7/2/2020

article Dan Snyder Reportedly Has 'No Official Plans' to Change Washington NFL Team Name
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington owner Dan Snyder reportedly has "no official plans" to address calls to change the team nickname, according to NFL reporter...
article FedEx asks 'team in Washington' to change name; NIKE drops 'Redskins' gear from website
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins name has been a hotly contested debate for decades. The team name is widely held to be a racist slur against Native...
article FedEx Joins Push for Washington Redskins to Be Renamed
(Washington D.C.) -- For more than two decades, FedEx’s name and corporate identity have been intertwined with one of the National Football League’s legacy...
article Investors ask major companies to stop business with Redskins over team name
(Washington D.C.) -- Per Adweek’s Mary Emily O’Hara, 87 different shareholders and investment firms, whose financial involvement totals more than $620 billion in assets...
article Nike removes all Washington gear from website
(Washington D.C.) -- Nike has yet to issue the kind of statement that FedEx did regarding the name of the Washington team. The NFL’s official apparel provider has...
article Unless Daniel Snyder changes Redskins’ name, RFK site is off the table, officials say
(Washington D.C.) -- There is no scenario in which Daniel Snyder will be able to build a new Washington Redskins stadium on the federally owned RFK Stadium site unless...

7/1/2020

article Nike, FedEx pressured to cut ties with Washington Redskins over team name
(Washington D.C.) -- Dozens of investment firms and shareholders are calling on Nike, FedEx and PepsiCo to end their business relationships with the Washington Redskins...
article Washington Redskins Urged to Lose Name, or Millions in Sponsorships
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder said in 2013 he would never change his franchise's nickname despite its harsh rhetoric aimed at Native...
article MORON ALERT: Ron Rivera: Washington name issue is “a discussion for another time”
(Washington D.C.) -- In nearly six months since becoming the new head coach of the Washington franchise, Ron Rivera hadn’t been asked about the team’s...

6/30/2020

article 'The tide has significantly turned from 2018.' Forest Hills discusses changing 'Redskins' mascot
(Ohio) -- Forest Hills School District announced Tuesday that it would hold a second board meeting regarding Anderson's mascot – this time with a potential...

6/28/2020

article National Congress of American Indians urges Redskins players to sit out season in protest of team name
(Washington D.C.) -- In the wake of the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent protests over racial injustice throughout the United States and around the world,...
article Native American group urges Washington football players to speak out against name
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Congress of American Indians called on Washington Redskins players to take the lead in forcing the team to change its controversial...

6/27/2020

article Native American group urges Redskins players to sit out season in protest of team name
(Washington D.C.) -- One Native American group is urging Washington Redskins players to sit out this season and speak out over the team’s name — something...

6/26/2020

article Native American Leader Calls on NFL Washington Players to Sit Out Over Racist Name
(Washington D.C.) -- A prominent Native American leader is calling on players for Washington D.C.’s NFL franchise to “rise to the occasion and become heroes...
article Native American Leader Challenges Players on Washington’s NFL Team to Sit
(Washington D.C.) -- It’s somewhat amazing that the national reckoning on race has barely brushed Washington’s NFL team. On Juneteenth, Events DC removed a...
article Q&A: Why a Native American Leader Chose This Moment to Ask Players on Washington’s NFL Team to Protest Its Name
(Washington D.C.) -- On Friday the National Congress of American Indians issued a call to players on Washington’s NFL team, looking for someone who will “sit...
article Change the Mascot Praises Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe for Urging NFL Leaders to End Use of Racist Slur for Washington’s Team
(Washington D.C.) -- Terry McAuliffe, former Governor of Virginia, has now urged NFL leaders to listen for calls to change the name and mascot of Washington’s NFL team....

6/25/2020

article Forest Hills school board will hold special meeting regarding Anderson 'Redskins' mascot
(Ohio) -- Forest Hills School District will hold a special meeting Tuesday to discuss the future of the Anderson High School "Redskins" mascot, officials...

6/24/2020

article Redskins Cling to Team’s Name but Erase Former Owner’s
(Washington D.C.) -- George Preston Marshall, the original owner of the N.F.L. team in Washington that was the last franchise to integrate its roster, will have his name...
article Anderson School Board could vote on removal of ‘Redskins’ mascot
(Ohio) -- Students, alumni and members of the Anderson community are pushing Anderson High School to change its Redskins mascot. The mascot, a Native American caricature...

6/22/2020

article RICKERT: Now is the Time for the Washington NFL Team to Drop Its Racist Name
(Washington D.C.) -- As an American Indian, I have tried for years to understand the psychology behind non-Natives taking on our names and images for local schools or in...

6/19/2020

article USA TODAY: Never say 'NEVER'? Now is time for Dan Snyder to extinguish Washington's racist NFL name
(Washington D.C.) -- George Preston Marshall's monument was removed from RFK Stadium on Friday morning, which incredibly had been positioned outside the city-owned...
article WASHINGTON POST: Change the name of the Washington NFL team. Now.
(Washington D.C.) -- “BUT HOW, in these times, do you raise kids in the nation’s capital, ask them to look at the pain and the strife racial injustice has...

6/18/2020

article Racism Debate Renews Calls For Redskins Name Change
(Washington D.C.) -- The recent national debate over racism has renewed calls for the NFL’s Washington Redskins to change their name, with Native American...

6/16/2020

article Redskins Should Change Their Name, DC Mayor Bowser Says
(Washington D.C.) -- DC Mayor Muriel Bowser said during a radio show that the Washington Redskins football team should have changed their name and returned to the...

6/15/2020

article National Congress of American Indians commends D.C. mayor for speaking out against Washington nickname
(Washington D.C.) -- Whenever the question of the Washington team name arises, the organization hides behind a deeply flawed (and, earlier this year, completely debunked...

6/13/2020

article Mayor Calls For Redskins To Change Name; Sued Over Street Art
(Washington D.C.) -- In light of growing concerns over the treatment of ethnic groups following the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel...

6/12/2020

article Mayor of D.C. calls on Redskins to change name that 'offends so many'
(Washington D.C.) -- In a time when much of the American nation is forced to step back and take a look at some of their practices and historic landmarks that likely...

6/11/2020

article In this moment, Washington’s nickname must change
(Washington D.C.) -- In Richmond, Virginia, protesters recently toppled a statue of Christopher Columbus. The assault on the Columbus statue happened as part of the...
article Racial Justice Protests Revive Debate Over Washington Redskins’ Name
(Washington D.C.) -- The recent protests over the death of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter revived the decades-old debate over the name of Washington, D.C.’s...

6/9/2020

article Native Americans Take on Washington Redskins in Trailer for ‘Imagining the Indian’ Doc (Video)
(USA) -- If the 2020 NFL season kicks off on schedule, the Washington Redskins and the league will be met with some added pressure from the new documentary “...
article VIDEO: Native Americans Take on Washington Redskins in Trailer for ‘Imagining the Indian’ Doc
(Washington) -- If the 2020 NFL season kicks off on schedule, the Washington Redskins and the league will be met with some added pressure from the new documentary...

6/6/2020

article Amid Black Lives Matter protests, D.C. filmmakers seek to up heat on the Redskins
(Washington D.C.) -- As issues of racial injustice dominate the news, several D.C. cultural figures are teaming for a new project they hope will put pressure on the...

6/3/2020

article Native American Advocates React to the Redskins and Other Teams Condemning Racism
(USA) -- On Tuesday, a number of major league sports teams posted on social media to condemn racism and show support for Black Lives Matter protests sweeping the globe....
article AOC rips Washington Redskins over 'Blackout Tuesday' post
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called on the NFL’s Washington Redskins on Tuesday to change their name after the team shared a social media...

5/14/2020

article American Indian Man Aims to Revive Lawsuit Against Redskins, NFL
(Washington D.C.) -- A man asserting American Indian ancestry asked the Ninth Circuit on Thursday to allow his appeal of dismissed defamation and trademark infringement...

4/26/2020

article Land O Lakes Did Something That Football Team In D.C. Doesn’t Have the Decency To Do
(Washington D.C.) -- In February, Land O Lakes released a statement saying their packaging would change. At the time, few cared. Two months later, “Land O Lakes...

3/31/2020

article Paw Paw community will vote on new mascot after retiring Redskins moniker
(Michigan) -- After voting to retire a mascot that caused years of controversy, leaders at Paw Paw Public Schools are now charged with naming a new one.

3/10/2020

article How Legal Sports Betting Is Factoring Into Redskins' Stadium Plans
(Washington D.C.) -- The location of a new Washington Redskins stadium remains to be determined, but the odds on whether ground eventually breaks in Maryland, Virginia...
article Paw Paw dropping "Redskins" nickname
(Michigan) -- The Paw Paw school district is dropping a controversial nickname. The southwest Michigan district’s school board voted six to one this week to drop...

3/9/2020

article Michigan school scraps Redskins mascot, citing division
(Michigan) -- The Paw Paw Redskins will be no more after district leaders voted to scrap the controversial mascot, citing division in the community. The Paw Paw Public...
article Supporters mourn loss of Redskins ‘tradition’ as district retires mascot
(Michigan) -- Many parents, alumni and longtime members of the Paw Paw community spoke in defense of the school’s longtime mascot Monday before the board voted to...
article MORON ALERT: Virginia sports betting bill passes, Washington Redskins excited
(Virginia) -- With the Virginia General Assembly so close to adjourning for the year, a sports betting bill was passed just in the nick of time. It will now be sent to...

3/7/2020

article Report: Virginia gambling law could help pave way for Redskins stadium
(Virginia) -- Virginia legislators are close to passing a bill that would legalize sports betting and provide incentives for the Redskins to build their next stadium in...

3/5/2020

article Redskins betting license added to bill advancing through Maryland legislature
(Maryland) -- Maryland state senators have granted Redskins owner Daniel Snyder’s request to be included in the state’s prospective sports betting industry....

3/4/2020

article Michigan school district might drop Redskins next week
(Michigan) -- The leader of a school district in southwestern Michigan said he will recommend that the Redskins nickname be dropped. Paw Paw Superintendent Rick Reo said...

2/21/2020

article A New Study Contradicts a Washington Post Poll About How Native Americans View the Redskins’ Name
(Washington) -- In 2016, the Washington Post published a poll about whether Native Americans found the Washington Redskins’ name offensive. Ninety percent of...

2/10/2020

article WASHINGTON, POST: Officials must press Dan Snyder on his football team’s racist name
(Washington D.C.) -- AMONG THE obstacles that Washington football team owner Daniel Snyder has encountered in trying to get a new stadium built at the team’s...

1/23/2020

article Maryland businessman at center of D.C. sports betting contract helps fundraise for council member Vincent Gray
(Maryland) -- D.C. Council member Vincent C. Gray (D-Ward 7), who provided a key vote in favor of the District’s $215 million lottery and sports betting contract,...
article Redskins Owner Threatens Move if No Legal Sports Betting in Maryland
(Maryland) -- Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder met recently with Maryland lawmakers to urge the group to legalize sports betting so that he may offer wagering in...

12/9/2019

article Rebrand Washington Football gathers at franchise's Ashburn headquarters to protest team name
(Virginia) -- Rebrand Washington Football officials assembled in Ashburn Saturday morning with one goal in mind: to convince Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder to...

12/8/2019

article Protesters Speak Out Against Washington's Logo, Mascot At Lambeau Field Sunday
(Wisconsin) -- Green Bay Packers fans weren't the only group outside Lambeau Field on Sunday morning. A sizable contingent turned out to protest the name and logo of...

12/6/2019

article Indian mascot task force ready to confront Washington at Lambeau Field
(Wisconsin) -- For the third time in as many visits, the Washington NFL team will be met Sunday at Lambeau Field by Native Americans and their supporters protesting the...
article Indian mascot task force ready to confront Washington at Lambeau Field
(Wisconsin) -- For the third time in as many visits, the Washington NFL team will be met Sunday at Lambeau Field by Native Americans and their supporters protesting the...

12/2/2019

article Neshaminy To Fight Human Relations Commission Decision
(Pennsylvania) -- No matter what happens, the Neshaminy School District is about to shell out more money. At their annual reorganization meeting on a snowy Monday...
article State official: Neshaminy should stop using ‘Redskin’
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission Executive Director Chad Dion Lassiter made his feelings clear despite a commission ruling the term can continue...

12/1/2019

article EDITORIAL: Happy Thanksgiving, Native Americans. Neshaminy can keep saying ‘Redskins’
(Pennsylvania) -- It’s fitting that the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission ruled on Neshaminy School District’s use of the “Redskins”...

11/27/2019

article State tells Pennsylvania school to stop using 'offensive' Redskins logo
(Pennsylvania) -- The Neshaminy School District in Pennsylvania is no longer allowed to use any logos or imagery that negatively stereotype Native Americans, the...

11/26/2019

article Bucks County school district can keep ‘Redskins’ nickname, but must educate students to prevent stereotypes, state commission says
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission on Monday voted that the Neshaminy School District can continue to use the name Redskins for its athletic...

11/25/2019

article Pa. Human Relations Commission orders Neshaminy to stop using ‘Redskins’ logos, images; but name can still be used with restrictions
(North Dakota) -- On Thursday, news of 5-year-old Antonio “Tony” Renova’s death outraged communities across the country. Court documents say Tony died...

11/22/2019

article Nike omitted Washington Redskins team name from NFL 'Salute to Service' hoodies
(USA) -- The Nike-manufactured “Salute to Service” hoodies that appeared on NFL sidelines last weekend had a noticeable omission for members of the...

11/7/2019

article Bemidji City Council member receives backlash over Facebook post
(Minnesota) -- A social media post last week by a Bemidji City Council member regarding the Washington Redskins nickname created some backlash and a call for improving...

10/30/2019

article Simon Tam’s Memoir Closes the Book on His Band the Slants’ Long Legal Fight—and Their Career
(Oregon) -- The Slants are dead. Long live the Slants. The long-running, Portland-born "Chinatown dance rock" band has been together since 2006, but for most...

10/28/2019

article Human Relations Commission Pushes ‘Redskins’ Vote
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) tabled a vote on the use of the “Redskins” name by the Neshaminy School District.

10/26/2019

article Protesters Slam ‘Racist’ Redskins Nickname Before NFL Game
(Minnesota) -- Hundreds of protesters chanting, “We are not your mascot!” rallied in Minneapolis on Thursday, saying the visiting Washington Redskins’...

10/25/2019

article MORON ALERT: Washington Redskins Spokesman Says Native Americans 'Proud' Of Name, Team Will Continue To Use It Despite Recent Protest
(Washington D.C.) -- Despite calls to retire the name and mascot of the Washington Redskins, the NFL team appears to have no plans to do so. The issue reignited on...
article Protesters Remind Washington D.C. NFL Team That Indigenous People Are 'Not Your Mascot'
(Minnesota) -- On Thursday (October 24), hundreds of protesters descended on Peavey Field Park in Minneapolis for a Not Your Mascot march and rally to pressure the...

10/24/2019

article Flanagan, lawmakers to join protest of Washington NFL team name
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan and several state lawmakers will join with protesters at a rally outside of the U.S. Bank Stadium the night of Thursday...
article Protesters rally against Redskins name before Vikings game in Minnesota
(Minnesota) -- Around the time the Washington Redskins were arriving at U.S. Bank Stadium late Thursday afternoon, a group of about 300, most of them Native Americans,...
article Rosario: Washington, it’s long past time to retire the R word
(Minnesota) -- I’m a straight, no-chaser kind of guy. So, I’m not going to tiptoe around this, whether you agree or disagree. This is not about political...
article State, tribal officials condemn Washington NFL team's name at rally
(Minnesota) -- Elected officials and tribal leaders from across Minnesota called out the Washington, D.C., professional football team for using a name and logo that is...

10/23/2019

article Opponents rally again, calling for Washington to drop offensive NFL team name
(Minnesota) -- As the Vikings host Washington on Thursday night at U.S. Bank Stadium, organizers hope to bring thousands of people to rally against the visitor’s...
article Tribal leaders: It’s time to change the name of the Washington NFL team
(Minnesota) -- Five years ago, representatives from our state’s 11 sovereign Native American tribal nations were joined by allies and sports fans at the largest...
article Academy Honors Wes Studi, Geena Davis, David Lynch and Lina Wertmuller With Honorary Oscar
(Hollywood) -- Though actor Wes Studi is known for playing men of few words who often let their actions do the talking for them — think Magua in “Last of the Mohicans,”...

10/21/2019

article Protest of ‘degrading’ Washington mascot planned before Vikings game
(Minnesota) -- Indigenous protesters will hold a rally and march Thursday to urge the Washington, D.C., professional football team to retire its team name and mascot....

10/18/2019

article American Indians plan protest Thursday when the Washington Redskins visit the Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Vikings may be playing the Washington Redskins inside U.S. Bank Stadium on Thursday, but there also could be significant action outside the...

10/9/2019

article Is it a curse or just bad luck? Redskins struggle since Native American blessing last year
(Washington D.C.) -- Perhaps new management isn't the only issue the Washington Redskins are facing. The controversy over the team name has sparked debate over...

10/8/2019

article Washington’s sports teams have been a treat lately, except the one with that name
(Washington D.C.) -- Watching Washington’s professional sports teams in action lately has been a real treat, for the most part. The Nationals are now tied in the...

10/7/2019

article Washington Redskins Are 1-11 Since Celebrating American Indian Heritage Month In 2018
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins are so far past being a dumpster fire that the term to describe the franchise hasn’t been created yet. It only gets...

9/9/2019

article Redskins’ backdoor cover causes ‘huge’ swing at Las Vegas books
(Las Vegas) -- Eagles bettors received a rude welcome back to the NFL on Sunday. Philadelphia closed as a 10-point favorite over the Redskins— the highest on the...

9/5/2019

article ‘Redskins?? More like white skins.’ Graffiti opposing high school’s mascot opens old wounds.
(Ohio) -- Police are investigating vandalism at a Cincinnati high school that targeted athletic facilities and made reference to the school’s Redskins mascot....
article OP/ED: 'Redskins?? More like white skins.’ Graffiti opposing high school’s mascot opens old wounds.
(Washington D.C.) -- Police are investigating vandalism at a Cincinnati high school that targeted athletic facilities and made reference to the school’s Redskins...

9/3/2019

article NAGLE: Washington's NFL team has always used pretendians to excuse the team's racist mascot
(Washington D.C.) -- In the 1980’s, every Washington R--skins Football game began with Princess “Pale Moon” Rose, in full buckskin regalia, singing the...
article 'Redskins?? More like whiteskins': Anderson High School spray-painted with graffiti
(Ohio) -- A vandal spray-painted Anderson High School's athletic track and dugout Tuesday with criticism of the school's much-maligned mascot: the Redskins....

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