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Amy Schumer Wonders Why More White NFL Players Don’t Kneel: ‘How Are You Not Complicit?’

Amy Schumer Wonders Why More White NFL Players Don’t Kneel: ‘How Are You Not Complicit?’ Amy Schumer on Friday questioned whether or not white players in the NFL who don't kneel with their black teammates are 'complicit' in the 'endless racism people of color face in our country.'
The "Trainwreck" star went on to propose that more white players should stand up for their “brothers and sisters of color” by taking a knee.
“I wonder why more white players aren’t kneeling,” she wrote. “Once you witness the truly deep inequality and endless racism people of color face in our country, not to mention the police brutality and murders. Why not kneel next to your brothers? Otherwise how are you not complicit?”
The 37-year-old comedian backed the NFL’s anthem kneelers in an Instagram post, writing that she would avoid being in any Super Bowl ad in hopes to "really hurt [the NFL]."
“Hitting the nfl with the advertisers is the only way to really hurt them,” S…

The Curse of Affirmative Action

The Curse of Affirmative Action

Renee Gu, 7, rested during a rally in Copley Square to protest Harvard University’s admissions practices toward Asian-Americans.

Of all the names I’ve been called in life, including the usual anti-Semitic slurs, none has more sting than “affirmative action hire.”

I got that a lot on social media after I joined The Times. The meaning was clear: I was a quota-filler who had taken the place of somebody more deserving. Whatever I had accomplished, through talent or hard work, wasn’t enough. I was just fulfilling a misbegotten mandate for ideological diversity — and doing even that poorly, since, like every other columnist here, I’m also a Trump opponent.

The accusation always came from the left, and it contained an implicit admission. The very people who ordinarily championed affirmative action as a cornerstone of a decent society — for giving a needed leg up to the systemically disadvantaged — had no trouble understanding the other dimension of the policy …

Welcome To Jim Crow 2.0

Welcome To Jim Crow 2.0

The repeated efforts to stop African-Americans from voting in this year’s midterm elections feels horribly familiar, especially to anyone who lived through the 1950s. But this isn’t the era of Jim Crow. Instead, we’re watching the predictable consequences of the Supreme Court’s move to eviscerate the Voting Rights Act in 2013. It was a decision as irresponsible as Plessy v. Ferguson’s “separate but equal.” And now, we’re living in Jim Crow 2.0. The GOP is making “frantic” efforts to disfranchise the voters who are most likely to pick Democrats. Perhaps the most egregious example is happening in my home state of Georgia, where Secretary of State Brian Kemp ― who is also the Republican candidate for governor ― is proving why the Voting Rights Act is absolutely necessary. First, there was the attempt by one of his allies to close seven of the nine polling stations in a predominately African-American county. After that scheme came to light, Kemp astutely repudiated t…

NFL owners take a knee, leave national anthem policy alone

NFL owners take a knee, leave national anthem policy alone

For all intents and purposes, the NFL’s short-lived national anthem conduct policy is dead. That’s what the league’s team owners and commissioner Roger Goodell signaled at the exit of the NFL’s annual fall meetings in New York on Wednesday, when all the power brokers passed on revisiting punishment for forms of social protest by players. The league’s anthem conduct policy was shelved by team owners last July and hasn’t been brought back to the table since, despite a handful of players continuing to protest social and racial inequalities during the pregame ceremony. But after the NFL’s broadcast partners stopped showing the anthem on television and political rhetoric around the issue died down, the league passed on revisiting forms of punishment in what was billed as a meeting where any changes (if at all) could be made. With TV ratings rebounding and fan excitement on the rise again, you could say owners decided to take their own…

WATCH: White woman calls cops on black kids holding ‘Stop the Violence’ signs

Two men accused of killing 16-year-old over sunflowers found guilty

Two men accused of killing 16-year-old over sunflowers found guilty


The sentencing proceedings for the two men convicted of killing 16-year-old Matlhomola Moshoeu will begin in the North West High Court in Mahikeng on Thursday.

Pieter Doorewaard and Phillip Schutte pleaded not guilty to a string of charges that include murder, intimidation, kidnapping, theft, the unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition and pointing a firearm.

The two are accused of murdering Matlhomola in Coligny on April 20, 2017. Doorewaard and Schutte claimed that they caught the teenager stealing a sunflower on that day.

The duo claimed that their intention was to drive him to the police station, but he jumped off their bakkie along the way and broke his neck.

Judge Ronnie Hendricks said that after all the contradictions, probabilities and improbabilities were taken into account, he relied on witness Bonakele Pakisi.

"There is one thing that needs special mention... That Mr Pakisi gave evidence on dif…

'I don't forgive this woman': Black boy wrongly accused of grabbing white woman

'I don't forgive this woman': Black boy wrongly accused of grabbing white woman



With tears streaming down his cheeks, a 9-year-old black child spoke out at a community meeting in New York about being wrongly accused of grabbing a white woman's backside in a corner store -- an incident disproved by security-camera footage.

With his mother standing beside him, Jeremiah Harvey delivered a simple message at the commun

Jeremiah's emotional response came six days after Teresa Klein called the police and claimed the boy had grabbed her butt in a Brooklyn corner store Wednesday.

Klein issued an apology after viewing surveillance video of Jeremiah's backpack brushing her backside as he passed her in the store. The video clearly shows Jeremiah's hands were in front of him as he passed her.

Shortly after the encounter, a witness took a cell phone video of Klein apparently on the phone with a 911 operator, claiming the child groped her.

"That's right. Her son …

Did Jimi Hendrix invent Heavy Metal?

Did Jimi Hendrix invent Heavy Metal?

The Jimi Hendrix Experience's debut album, Are You Experienced (1967), was also highly influential. Hendrix's virtuosic technique would be emulated by many metal guitarists and the album's most successful single, "Purple Haze", is identified by some as the first heavy metal hit.

Contrary to what some people think, bands like Black Sabbath, or Led Zeppelin didn’t just wake up one day and invent Heavy Metal music. It came about slowly throughout the 1960s through a series of landmarks that changed the style, and sound of music. One of those landmarks was almost 50 years ago when the world was introduced to a guitar player that came out of nowhere, and had the effect of a brick going through a glass window. His name was Jimi Hendrix, who along with his bandmates Mitch Mitchell, and Noel Redding would change the course of Rock And Roll music forever with the release of the now Legendary album “Are You Experienced ?” A record rele…

White Woman Who Blocked Black Neighbor From Entering Apartment Building Speaks Out

White Woman Who Blocked Black Neighbor From Entering Apartment Building Speaks Out


What do you do if you are a white woman who suddenly becomes the star of a viral video on social media which shows you harassing a black man who lives in your building and was just trying to get home to his apartment one Friday night—especially if that video leads to you being fired from your job?

If you are Hilary Mueller of St. Louis, you go on a morning news show and double down on your bullshit. Her Wednesday morning appearance on Fox 2 Now was shared by ABC’s Good Morning America.

Key Fob Kelly told Fox 2 Now that she was only following the directions she was given “repeatedly” by the condo association board members when she blocked D’Arreion Toles from entering the apartment building they both live in and interrogated him at the main entrance.

“My only intent was to follow the direction that I had been given by our condo association board members repeatedly, and that is to never allow access to an…

USA GYMNASTICS CHIEF IS OUT FOLLOWING CRITICISM OF NIKE'S KAEPERNICK AD

USA GYMNASTICS CHIEF IS OUT FOLLOWING CRITICISM OF NIKE'S KAEPERNICK AD

Former congresswoman Mary Bono's criticism of Nike's Colin Kaepernick ad has cost her her new job just four days in. Bono, a Republican, on Tuesday said she was stepping down as interim CEO of USA Gymnastics after catching heat for criticizing the campaign. The sport's biggest star, Simone Biles, was among those who slammed Bono for a tweet in September she posted showing her using a marker to black out the Nike logo on her golf shoes. Bono also drew criticism from Olympian Aly Raisman for her association with law firm Faegre Baker Daniels, where she has spent time as a principal. Raisman has alleged that the firm, which has worked for USA Gymnastics, did not do enough to stop Larry Nassar, the former Olympic gymnastics doctor who pled guilty to sexual abuse. In her resignation statement Tuesday, which she later tweeted, Bono mentioned that as Kaepernick exercised his First Amendment right to kneel, sh…

Florida judge throws cops in prison for framing black teen — after prosecutors asked for leniency

Florida judge throws cops in prison for framing black teen — after prosecutors asked for leniency

A pair of former police officers in Biscayne, Florida were sentenced to up to a year in prison this week for their role in framing a black teenager for a string of burglaries. TheMiamiHeraldreports that former Biscayne Police officers Charlie Dayoub and Raul Fernandez were given the maximum one-year sentence this week, even though they had hoped to avoid prison time altogether by cooperating in an investigation implicating former Biscayne Police Chief Raimundo Atesiano. U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore slammed prosecutors for only recommending home confinement for one officer and a one-year probation for the other. “It would have been a slap on the wrist, and it would have sent entirely the wrong message — particularly to the minority community,” Moore said during the sentencing. “To think that they can come into court and get a slap on the wrist is insulting to the men and women in law e…