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New York Knicks President Phil Jackson.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Phil Jackson Publicly Supports Redskins Name Protesters in Minnesota

New York Knicks President and 13-time NBA champion Phil Jackson tweeted public support for demonstrators protesting the Redskins’ team name in Minnesota over the weekend.

11/04/2014

Former Redskins quarterback Jay Schroeder.  (Photo by Bob Martin/Getty Images)

Jay Schroeder Likens Redskins Name Controversy to ‘Black Panthers’ Movement

Former Redskins quarterbacks Billy Kilmer and Jay Schroeder say ‘keep the name’ ahead of Redskins-Vikings, with each bringing their own new spin to the old debate.

10/31/2014

File photo of a Washington Redskins helmet. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

FCC Chairman Urged to Reject Petition Against ‘Redskins’ Name on Grounds of Free Speech

The head of a religious media watch group has sent a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, urging him, on the grounds of free speech, to reject a petition against renewing Redskins radio’s broadcasting license.

10/14/2014

Denzel Washington makes remark about the team name Redskins. (Photo via Kevin McCarthy)

Denzel Washington Calls Redskins ‘Washington,’ Terry Crews Says Change the Name (Video)

Hollywood actors Denzel Washington and Terry Crews don’t appear to be big fans of the Washington ‘Redskins’ team name. Their remarks are here.

09/10/2014

Mike Tirico currently works play-by-play for ESPN’s Monday Night Football broadcasts. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

How ESPN Talent Will Treat ‘Redskins’ Name on Monday Night Football This Fall

Jon Gruden, Mike Tirico and Lisa Salters all plan to approach the Redskins team name differently when Washington returns to ESPN airwaves for Monday Night Football later this season.

09/09/2014

Dan Snyder addressed Redskins fans in Houston (via Washington Redskins)

‘Keep the Name’ Chant Drowns Out Dan Snyder at Redskins Rally in Houston

Dan Snyder took to the mic at a Redskins rally in Houston, only to have his words drowned out by a thunderous “keep the name” chant by fans.

09/06/2014

File photo of a Washington Redskins helmet. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

ESPN: Poll Reveals One Redskins Player Thinks Team Should Change Name

An ESPN poll of current Redskins players revealed one unnamed player feels the team name should be changed.

09/03/2014

File photo of a Washington Redskins helmet. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

ESPN’s Lindsay Czarniak Regrets Not Being ‘More Sensitive’ to Redskins Name Controversy

ESPN’s Lindsay Czarniak, a D.C. area native formerly employed by local NBC affiliate WRC, regrets not being “more sensitive” to the Redskins name controversy during her time in Washington, per Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated.

09/02/2014

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks onstage during Visionary Partners Sam Nazarian, Philippe Starck, Jose Andres and Lenny Kravitz Unveil SLS Las Vegas on August 22, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for SLS Las Vegas)

‘Redskins’ Activist Harry Reid Apologizes for Insensitive Jokes About Asians

Senate Majority Harry Reid (D-Nev.), whose been a prominent activist of the Redskins team name, received scrutiny for making jokes many perceived to be racially insensitive at the expense of the Asian community.

08/25/2014

File photo of a Washington Redskins helmet. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Washington Post Editorial Page to Discontinue Use of ‘Redskins’

The Washington Post’s editorial board has taken a definitive position on the Redskins team name, in discontinuing usage of the term it believes “disparages Native Americans.”

08/22/2014

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