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

[NFL] Seth DeValve Kneels During Anthem

[NFL] Seth DeValve Kneels During Anthem

That being said, none of the aforementioned white players protested themselves. But that changed last night during Monday Night Football preseason action between the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns. Upwards of 12 Browns players knelt in a circle and prayed, while others stood with them in silent protest during the national anthem before the game. One of those players kneeling was the Browns’ white tight end, Seth DeValve, who explained his stance after the … Continue reading

Alicia Keys Attend Women’s March

Alicia Keys Attend Women’s March

Protests against Donald Trump’s presidency have become a global movement. Washington D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, London, Toronto, and Paris, are just some of the cities hosting marches Saturday (Jan. 21). Though the final numbers have yet to be tallied, it’s already clear that the Women’s March trumped the inauguration figures. Alicia Keys, Janelle Monae, America Ferrera, and Uzo Aduba, were among those at the Washington D.C. march. “We are mothers, we are … Continue reading

Amber Rose & DJ Duffey Twerk at Slut Walk

Amber Rose & DJ Duffey Twerk at Slut Walk

Amber Rose held her second annual Slut Walk on [October 1] in Los Angeles. The walk is aimed to combat women’s equality issues such as sexual injustice, victim blaming, derogatory labeling, and gender inequality. The model/actress got on stage and twerked something for the crowd. She was joined by Basketball Wives newbie, LaTosha Duffey. DJ Duffey was previously married to former NFL cornerback Brain Jackson, who she has a son with. Duffey is now engaged … 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

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