NFL Commissioner Will Not Force Players to Stand During Anthem

NFL Commissioner Will Not Force Players to Stand During Anthem

During a 20-minute press conference held to debrief what progress came of the meeting he hosted between NFL players and owners this week, league commissioner Roger Goodell shared that no changes will be made to the game’s operations manual. Goodell explained that his office will continue to urge players to recognize the patriotic culture that has long been associated with the sport in hopes that each and everyone on the sidelines will stand during the … Continue reading

Fox Sports Won’t Air National Anthem Before NFL Games

Fox Sports Won't Air National Anthem Before NFL Games

Fox Sports will no longer air coverage of the national anthem before its NFL games, the network said on Sunday in a statement to Sports Illustrated. With the exception of the London matchup between the Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints, Fox Sports plans to follow “standard procedure” and broadcast regionalized coverage without airing the national anthem. The network added, “However, our cameras are always rolling and we will document the response of players and … Continue reading

Nick Cannon Joins Protesters in St. Louis

Nick Cannon Joins Protesters in St. Louis

Actor and comedian Nick Cannon joined protesters in St. Louis frustrated with the acquittal of former officer Jason Stockley who fatally shot a black man in 2011. Over the last few days, protests have engulfed St.Louis as many are dissatisfied with the not guilty ruling handed by St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson. Prosecutors argued that Stockley fatally shot Anthony Lamar Smith following a brief high-speed chase and then planted a weapon in Smith’s car … Continue reading

Marshawn Lynch Sits During National Anthem

Marshawn Lynch Sits During National Anthem

GLENDALE, Ariz. — In his first game in an Oakland Raider uniform, Marshawn Lynch didn’t play a down. Yet he provided the most vivid image of the night, sitting for the national anthem before the Raiders’ 20-10 preseason loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday. The ex-Seattle running back, who came out of retirement to sign with his hometown Raiders, sat on an orange cooler with his arms resting on his knees, while others around him stood. … Continue reading

[Single] Nas ‘War’ Ft. Raye

[Single] Nas 'War' Ft. Raye

Nas delivers a powerful new protest track, “War,” featuring Raye, on the new “Birth of a Nation” soundtrack.

Marvel’s New Superhero Wears Hoodie for Trayvon

Marvel's New Superhero Wears Hoodie for Trayvon

Marvel Comics’ first Black superhero to have his own comic book title, has become the first Black superhero to lead an on-screen Marvel production. Netflix brought the world something it’s never seen on Friday [September 30], with the release of “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” 44 years after the character made history through Marvel’s 1972 print publication.  And followers of the series will note that some aspects of Cage’s identity have been modified to fit the times; namely, … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Office Refuse to Escort Miami Dolphins

Sheriff’s Office Refuse to Escort Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins have followed in Colin Kaepernick’s footsteps in refusing to stand at attention for the national anthem. However, as a result the Florida sheriffs office has now announced they will not be escorting the Dolphins to their games until they resume doing so. The Miami Herald reported the local police union is behind the Broward County Sheriff’s Office and will not be doing any escorting either. President of the International Union of Police … Continue reading

Russell Simmons Pens Pro-Protest Open Letter

Russell Simmons Pens Pro-Protest Open Letter

When Colin Kaepernick decided to protest racism by refusing to stand for the national anthem, he received both support and criticism from people across the nation.  Numerous players around the NFL have joined the San Francisco 49ers quarterback by kneeling during the anthem as well, but the conversation ignited even further when they continued the protest on 9/11. Detractors including model/actress Kate Upton objected to the protest and said it was “even more horrific” to sit … Continue reading

Howard’s Cheerleaders Kneel During National Anthem

Howard’s Cheerleaders Kneel During National Anthem

The Howard University cheerleaders have joined Colin Kaepernick, Megan Rapinoe and other athletes across the sports landscape in protest. Before Saturday’s road game between the Bison and Rutgers, Howard’s cheerleaders kneeled during the national anthem. These cheerleaders do more than support teams. They support causes. SOURCE: ESPN

Russell Simmons Offers Brandon Marshall Endorsement Deal

Russell Simmons Offers Brandon Marshall Endorsement Deal

NFL linebacker Brandon Marshall has found a supporter who can offer him more than his sympathies, following reports that a second Marshall sponsor has pulled its endorsement in response to his recent protest of the National Anthem. Music mogul Russell Simmons took to Instagram upon learning the news on Tuesday [September 13], and extended Marshall an opportunity to recoup some of his lost bucks while he continues to stand for what he believes in. “Which … Continue reading