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.

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

[Single] The Game ‘Let Me Know’

[Single] The Game 'Let Me Know'

The Game has made headlines for various reason but not often enough is it for his good deeds. Recently he not only helped the Los Angeles gang members help unity. He also has gotten black celebrities together to discuss how they themselves can unify and help better the communities and world we live in. This song is truly a reflection of that. In a time when many American‘s are scared not only for their lives … Continue reading

Beyoncé Responds to ‘Formation’ Backlash

Beyonce's "Formation" Wins Grammy

Beyoncé is set to be featured on the cover of the latest issue of Elle Magazine, and she took the time to address various criticism, including backlash towards her latest music video, “Formation.” When the video initially released, it geared fans up for a new album from the singer after being away for some time. However, many were not pleased with images in Beyoncé’s video, which made references to the Black Lives Matter movement, along … Continue reading

TIP Delivers “United We Stand” Poem

TIP Delivers “United We Stand” Poem

TIP, the artist formerly known as T.I., has used his platform to speak on the right side of justice in times past. The Atlanta entertainer did once more during an airing of the 2015 Triumph Awards where he recited a poem, “United We Stand,” that gave nods to #BlackLivesMatter, Sandra Bland and others.