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LeBron James on Colin Kaepernick: 'I stand with Kap, I kneel with Kap'

LeBron James on Colin Kaepernick: 'I stand with Kap, I kneel with Kap'

“I hope it’s a helluva lot of money that could set not only him up but set his family up, set his grandkids up for the rest of their lives," James said Saturday during the NBA’s All-Star weekend. “And I hope that the word of what he did will live on throughout American history but also world history because it’s important for all of us, not only the African Americans but for everybody that wants to stand up for something that’s more important than them."
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2019/02/16/lebron-james-colin-kaepernick-nba-all-star/2891193002/

ANTHONY MYRIE MYSTERIOUSLY DIES AT GREENE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY AND HIS BODY IS MISSING

ANTHONY MYRIE MYSTERIOUSLY DIES AT GREENE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY AND HIS BODY IS MISSING
“They Then Told Her That They Had Sent His Body To Albany Medical Center …. She Called Them … THEY HAVE NO RECORDS Of Him Ever Being Admitted …. SO WHERE IS HIS BODY??!!” Anthony’s brother wrote in the IG post. http://thesource.com/2019/02/14/anthony-myrie-passed/

Student arrested for disrupting class after refusing to stand for Pledge of Allegiance

Student arrested for disrupting class after refusing to stand for Pledge of Allegiance
An 11-year-old student at Lawton Chiles Middle Academy in Lakeland refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, and the teacher confronted him over it, according to an arrest report. “My son was arrested in front of his classmates,” the boy’s mom, Dhakira Talbot, said as she wiped away tears. https://www.wctv.tv/content/news/Student-arrested-for-disrupting-class-after-refusing-to-stand-for-Pledge-of-Allegiance-505923091.html

CBBC accused of racism over Living With the Lams sitcom about British Chinese family

CBBC accused of racism over Living With the Lams sitcom about British Chinese family
The group alleges that “almost all of the episodes will be authored by non-East Asian writers”, adding: “It is unacceptable that a television series about the day-to-day lives of a British East Asian family will not be fully authored by British East Asian writers.” https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/cbbc-living-with-lams-china-asian-family-racism-controversy-writers-a8781421.html

Indigenous All Stars captain Cody Walker and Mal Meninga call for nation...

Indigenous All Stars captain Cody Walker and rugby league Immortal Mal Meninga have both called for the national anthem to be changed, with Walker saying Advance Australia Fair does not represent him or his family.
A number of Indigenous players stayed silent during Advance Australia Fair
Cody Walker says he doesn't feel comfortable singing the national anthem
Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga has called for a referendum on the issue
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California rapper sleeping in car killed by punk police who opened fire

Police said they saw a handgun in the man's lap, and that after he woke up he did not respond to repeated commands to put his hands up.
The family of a young Bay Area rapper who was killed when police officers opened fire after he had fallen asleep in his car is demanding the release of police bodycam footage and questioning whether deadly force was justified. Police in Vallejo, California, said in a news releasethat the six officers shot "multiple rounds" at the driver — identified by his family as Willie McCoy, 20 — in the span of four seconds Saturday night in a Taco Bell parking lot. It's unclear how many bullets struck McCoy, but his family said they believe at least 20 may have hit his car based on the number of holes that witnesses counted at the scene. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna...#whytheracecardisplayed

Meet the former federal prosecutor who wants to abolish prisons

Meet the former federal prosecutor who wants to abolish prisons
Despite those noble sentiments, today, there is a criminal class in the US. It’s disproportionately comprised of African American and Latino men, says Butler. Between 1980 and 2015, the number of people incarcerated in the US increased from roughly 500,000 to over 2.2 million. The US, home to about 5% of the world’s population, now accounts for 21% of the world’s prisoners. According to the NAACP, in 2014, about 34% of that US prison population was made up of African-Americans. Blacks and hispanics constituted 56% of individuals incarcerated in 2015, but only 32% of the total US population. https://qz.com/1549163/meet-the-ex-federal-prosecutor-who-wants-to-abolish-prisons/

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have reached a settlement with NFL on col...

February 15, 2019
Kaepernick reaches settlement with NFL
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid have reached settlements with the NFL over their cases alleging collusion, their lawyers and the league announced Friday.
Both men alleged that the NFL and team owners colluded to freeze them out of the league for kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality. The players' lawyers and the league said they have decided to resolve the players' grievances.
"For the past several months, counsel for Mr. Kaepernick and Mr. Reid have engaged in an ongoing dialogue with representatives of the NFL. As a result of those discussions, the parties have decided to resolve the pending grievances," attorneys Mark Geragos and Ben Meiselas said in a joint statement. 

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Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid Reach Settlement in NFL Collusion Case

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid Reach Settlement in NFL Collusion Case
Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and current Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid have reached a confidential settlement effectively ending their collusion lawsuit with the NFL that argued owners worked to keep both men off the field for protesting the killings of unarmed black men, women and children by police.
https://www.theroot.com/colin-kaepernick-and-eric-reid-reach-settlement-in-nfl-1832657411?utm_medium=socialflow&utm_source=theroot_twitter

Man who admitted to racist, post-Katrina triple shooting receives 10-year prison sentence

Man who admitted to racist, post-Katrina triple shooting receives 10-year prison sentence A federal judge handed a 10-year prison sentence Thursday to a white man who admitted that he shot three black men in a racist attack during Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath, ending the last open case involving civil rights abuses in New Orleans immediately following the 2005 storm. Roland Bourgeois, 56, received his punishment four months after he struck a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to a hate crime and to illegally using a weapon. The deal meant U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon would sentence him to between five and 10 years in prison, and she opted for the top of that range. https://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/crime_police/article_61b9caae-3082-11e9-801d-57f518e8dfc9.html

Oscar Contender 'A Night at the Garden' Shows American Nazi Rally in NYC

Oscar Contender 'A Night at the Garden' Shows American Nazi Rally in NYC
It's an unlikely Oscar contender. Marshall Curry's "A Night at the Garden" has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short. The film, entirely comprised of archival footage, shows a 1939 rally of American Nazis at New York City's Madison Square Garden. The rally drew 20,000 people on the eve of World War II. "The lesson of the film," Curry told InsideEdition.com, is that "we are vulnerable to leaders who will stir us up against each other.
https://www.insideedition.com/media/videos/oscar-contender-night-garden-shows-american-nazi-rally-nyc-50762

Donald Trump’s long history of racism, from the 1970s to 2019

Donald Trump’s long history of racism, from the 1970s to 2019
Trump has repeatedly claimed he’s “the least racist person.” His history suggests otherwise. This long history is important. It would be one thing if Trump simply misspoke one or two times. But when you take all of Trump’s actions and comments together, a clear pattern emerges — one that suggests that bigotry is not just political opportunism on Trump’s part but a real element of Trump’s personality, character, and career. Trump has a long history of racist controversies Here’s a breakdown of Trump’s history, taken largely from Dara Lind’s list for Vox and an op-ed by Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times: https://www.vox.com/2016/7/25/12270880/donald-trump-racist-racism-history

Esquire's white teen cover perpetuates privilege

Esquire's white teen cover perpetuates privilege
Esquire's decision to make a young white male the center of its cover story on misunderstood and undersupported youth was troubling. Its decision to use the title "An American Boy" was infuriating. The choice to release the cover during Black History Month was a slap in the face.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/02/13/esquires-cover-perpetuates-white-privilege-not-afforded-minorities-talker/2859551002/

Botham Jean’s Mom Breaks Her Silence On ‘Son’s Murderer,’ Amber Guyger

Botham Jean’s Mom Breaks Her Silence On ‘Son’s Murderer,’ Amber Guyger
More than five months after Botham Jean was gunned down in his own home through no fault of his own, his mourning mother was still in disbelief about the questionable circumstances surrounding the police shooting that took the life of her 26-year-old son in Dallas. Allison Jean recently spoke with a radio station in her native St. Lucia to discuss all that she and her family have had to deal with since that fateful night in September when Amber Guyger illegally entered Botham’s apartment and fired shots into an innocent man after implausibly confusing his apartment for her own.
https://newsone.com/3846138/botham-jean-mother-amber-guyger/

David Stern: Colin Kaepernick would still be playing if he were in NBA

David Stern: Colin Kaepernick would still be playing if he were in NBA
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern said during a Bloomberg Business of Sports podcast that former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick would still be working today if he were a basketball player.
According to Bloomberg, Stern said on the podcast, which will air Feb. 18, letting players speak their mind was part of the NBA's game plan to make the sport more visible. "As we were digging out of a terrible hole for us -- in the late ’70s and ’80s, when there was a fair amount of racism exhibited about players -- we felt as a matter of policy we had to promote our players and show that they were real people,” he said during the podcast. “And it worked.” Kaepernick, 31, hasn't played in the NFL since 2016 when he started kneeling during the national anthem as a protest against racial inequality and police brutality. https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2019/02/14/colin-kaepernick-david-stern-nba-nfl/2873753…

Fox News Bans Ad For Documentary About American Nazi Rally in 1939

The 30-second ad, titled “It Can Happen Here,” was supposed to run during the Sean Hannity Show earlier this week.

The ad was bought to air during Monday night’s edition of Sean Hannity’s primetime show through a local advertising buy on Charter Communication’s Spectrum service in Los Angeles, but was precluded by breaking news — coverage of President Trump’s rally in Texas.

The film’s distributor, Field of Vision, then decided to purchase a national spot on Hannity’s show, but was rebuffed by the network, which controls national advertising.

The 7-minute movie, which was recently nominated for an Academy Award, explores the terrifying day on February 20, 1939 when thousands of American Nazis held a rally at Madison Square Garden in New York.

“The ad in question is full of disgraceful Nazi imagery regardless of the film’s message and did not meet our guidelines,” Marianne Gambelli, president of ad sales at Fox News, told Gizmodo in a statement emailed by Fox News PR.

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Racist laws should be repealed

Racist laws should be repealed
If politicians and others get upset because someone uses a racial slur but ignores the policies that are racist in origin they have a problem. To paraphrase a famous line, sticks and stones may break some bones but unjust laws may just kill me.
https://www.theolympian.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article226230035.html

GOP Congressman Under Fire for Most Racist Office Display Ever

GOP Congressman Under Fire for Most Racist Office Display Ever The book is a “sort of biography” of the Civil War general who is revered for getting his army’s ass kicked in the War to Save Slavery. The book is filled with Confederate ideology (pronounced “wīt suh-PRIM-uh-see”), biographical sketches, and anecdotes about Lee. But mostly white supremacy. https://www.theroot.com/gop-congressman-under-fire-for-most-racist-office-displ-1832592236?utm_medium=socialflow&utm_source=theroot_twitter

Jimmy Fallon Blackface

NBC does not want you to see this. In fact, they deleted this from the clip posted online! http://bit.ly/2PzXYZq

Prime Time Sports force to close after removing Nike apparel from store

COLORADO SPRINGS – After more than 20 years in business, Prime Time Sports Owner Stephen Martin says he can’t afford his monthly lease anymore at Chapel Hills Mall. On Monday, staff hung 40% off signs all over the store. “That’s definitely what brought us in for sure,” said Melissa Hansen, who came in to buy a Broncos hat. But customers soon learned the discount came at a price, learning Prime Time would be going out of business. “I just can’t keep the doors open anymore,” said Martin, telling News5 he made the decision to close for good on Sunday night.
After more than 20 years in business, Prime Time Sports owner Steven Martin says he can't afford his monthly lease anymore at Chapel Hills Mall.

Governor Northam’s Troubling Silence on Racism

Governor Northam’s Troubling Silence on Racism
Blackface was never about mimicking black people. White entertainers wore it to amuse white crowds by playing into the most offensive and dehumanizing stereotypes. It is not simply the darkening of one’s face to look more like black people. It also involves exaggerating the physical features and movements of black people to the point of absurdity. Even if your grandparents took you to a vaudeville show decades ago, you have to know that these racist spectacles are deeply offensive. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/13/opinion/governor-northams-troubling-silence-on-racism.html

Africans who fought for British army paid less than white soldiers

Africans who fought for British army paid less than white soldiers
“The colonial regime placed a different value on African life than it did on European life,” said Prof Timothy Parsons, one of the world’s leading authorities on Britain’s east African army, who is calling on the government to redress the injustices exacted on these soldiers by British rule. “There may be an opportunity to right some wrongs. It wouldn’t cost a great deal of money per individual.” Once a soldier was demobilized, Britain paid him a lump sum known as a war gratuity, calibrating the exact amount to the racial hierarchy enshrined in its African empire. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/13/african-british-army-paid-less-than-white-soldiers?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

The Racism Among the Suffragists

The Racism Among the Suffragists In 1884 Anthony bullied her friend Elizabeth Cady Stanton into not mailing a letter to a newspaper publicly congratulating Douglass on his marriage to Helen Pitts, a white woman. Anthony told Stanton the marriage of a black man to a white woman “has no place on our platform.” Anthony was afraid that any open support of black rights would weaken the women’s rights movement. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/12/opinion/letters/suffragists-women-racism.html

Missouri restaurant calls cops after waitress gets tired of serving black man’s birthday party

Missouri restaurant calls cops after waitress gets tired of serving black man’s birthday party


“We wanted to have a good time and a birthday celebration, they treated us like we’re not supposed to be there,” Dickerson said. “It made us feel like a criminal. It made me feel like we were breaking the law, and we were not.” https://www.rawstory.com/2019/02/missouri-restaurant-calls-cops-waitress-gets-tired-serving-black-mans-birthday-party/

OUTRAGE as Colin Kaepernick SNUBBED by Republicans over Black History Month resolution

OUTRAGE as Colin Kaepernick SNUBBED by Republicans over Black History Month resolution COLIN Kaepernick was removed from a resolution that would include him on a list of influential black leaders yesterday, sparking an outraged response from Democratic lawmakers. Wisconsin Republicans removed any mention of the former NFL quarterback come social activist from their resolution to honour Black History Month - which is this month. The former NFL player sparked controversy when he instigated a practice known as "taking the knee", where professional American Football players are encouraged to kneel during the national anthem in protest against police brutality towards people of colour. The State Assembly had originally passed the resolution to include Mr Kaepernick in the Black History month recognition until state Republicans blocked the resolution. https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1086480/Colin-Kaepernick-black-history-month-nfl-Wisconsin-state-assembly-black-lives-matter

Anti-black hiring discrimination...2019

Anti-black hiring discrimination...2019
The poor housing options and job opportunities cultivated a negative perception of the new Southern Blacks in the minds of white Philadelphians, which lasted throughout much of the Great Migration, Harris said. African Americans were also subject to high levels of scrutiny from the Philadelphia Police Department.

Mexican restaurant in Alabama responds after racist, explicit note left on receipt

Mexican restaurant in Alabama responds after racist, explicit note left on receipt
Restaurant owner Vanessa Martinez told AL.com newspartner WHNTthe event was upsetting but she enjoys sharing her Mexican heritage with others. The restaurant has been locally owned and operated in Huntsville since 2001.https://www.al.com/news/2019/02/mexican-restaurant-in-alabama-responds-after-racist-explicit-note-left-on-receipt.html

Eric Reid signs three-year Panthers contract; Colin Kaepernick still unsigned

Eric Reid signs three-year Panthers contract; Colin Kaepernick still unsigned
Eric Reid didn't have to wait nearly as long for a contract this time around.  The former 49ers safety signed a three-year contract extension with the Carolina Panthers on Monday, the team announced. The deal is worth up to $24 million, NFL.com's Mike Silver reported.  Reid became a free agent last year after the 49ers did not re-sign him following the 2017 season. He did not sign with the Panthers until Sept. 27, just ahead of Week 4, for reasons that might or might not have had much to do with his ability to play football. https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/49ers/eric-reid-signs-three-year-panthers-contract-colin-kaepernick-still-unsigned

Teacher resigns: Calling 10-Year-Old ‘Prison Attire,’ And MLK Committed Suicide

Teacher resigns: Calling 10-Year-Old ‘Prison Attire,’ And MLK Committed Suicide
A North Carolina school is not really under any kind of fire after a Trump-supporting, uber-Christian prophetess predicted an African-American elementary school student’s clothes would eventually land him in prison and took the time to inform the clueless class that Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination was all a big hoax. https://abc11.com/education/substitute-teacher-resigns-after-allegedly-calling-students-athletic-wear-prison-attire/5134627/

Teacher resigns:  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination was a "comp...

Katy Perry has apologised after her shoe line was heavily criticised for evoking racist imagery in the form of blackface.  The 34-year-old pop star's fashion brand, Katy Perry Collections, removed the footwear from its website immediately after it sparked outrage online. https://news.sky.com/story/katy-perry-saddened-as-her-shoe-line-is-taken-off-shelves-for-being-racist-11635345 blackface, fashion, katyperry, shoes

Katy Perry 'saddened' as her shoe line is taken off shelves for being racist

Katy Perry 'saddened' as her shoe line is taken off shelves for being racist Katy Perry has apologised after her shoe line was heavily criticised for evoking racist imagery in the form of blackface.  The 34-year-old pop star's fashion brand, Katy Perry Collections, removed the footwear from its website immediately after it sparked outrage online. https://news.sky.com/story/katy-perry-saddened-as-her-shoe-line-is-taken-off-shelves-for-being-racist-11635345

Cops used blackface to go undercover in 1993. Now police are apologizing.

Cops used blackface to go undercover in 1993. Now police are apologizing.
“Blackface photographs are inappropriate and offensive. They were inappropriate then and are inappropriate today,” said Paul, who is black. “The Baton Rouge Police Department would like to apologize to our citizens and to anyone who may have been offended by the photographs.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/02/12/cops-used-blackface-go-undercover-now-police-are-apologizing/?utm_term=.f66d86f456ec

White privilege workshop shouldn't have been cancelled

I am disappointed to read Loren Glass' editorial that under pressure from the Republican-led Legislature, the University of Iowa decided to cancel a series of spring workshops that would help better understand white privilege [Refusing to talk about white privilege helps maintain it].
The fact that the university felt a need to cancel the workshops because of concerns from the "broader community and stakeholders" is a pretty huge indicator that these workshops are greatly needed.
I attended the White Privilege Symposium at Drake a couple of years ago, and it has been the single most valuable wake-up experience in my life. I had no idea. I am grateful to Drake for offering it.
However, we don't need to wait for the University of Iowa to offer the workshop.  We can buy Robin DiAngelo's book "White Fragility" and read it and pledge to wake up.  This might just be the greatest gift we as Iowans could give to each other.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.des…

Northam says he's had 'white privilege' since birth

Embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said that since becoming engulfed in controversy surrounding his use of blackface decades ago, he has learned that he "was born in white privilege" and "why the use of blackface is so offensive."

In an interview that aired Monday on "CBS This Morning," Northam also referred to enslaved Africans as "indentured servants from Africa" before acknowledging that such a practice was slavery.

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Joe Ricketts’ racist emails could cost Cubs owners trying to oust Tom Tunney

Joe Ricketts’ racist emails could cost Cubs owners trying to oust Tom Tunney
#whytheracecardisplayed Barack Obama is “a liar and a cheat,” Ricketts wrote in 2010. “Thank God there are a lot of people like us.” His musings touted the nonsensical and racist “birther” theories about where the former president was born. ‘‘Islam is a cult and not a religion,” Ricketts wrote. “Christianity and Judaism are based on love, whereas Islam is based on ‘kill the infidel,’ a thing of evil.’’ Joe Ricketts has apologized. Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts called his father’s emails “racially insensitive” and said “these emails do not reflect the culture we’ve worked so hard to build at the Chicago Cubs since 2009.” His father has no involvement in team operations, he added. https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/joe-ricketts-racist-emails-cubs-tom-tunney/

86% per cent of UK football fans have witnessed a racist indecent at a game

Eighty six per cent of football fans who regularly attend matches in the UK have witnessed a racist incident at a game, a Sky Data Poll for Sky Sports News has revealed.
More than 1,000 football fans took part in the survey and it found that 93 per cent of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) supporters have seen racism at UK football matches.
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Noose photo displayed in New York classroom draws action from school district

Noose photo displayed in New York classroom draws action from school district
#whytheracecardisplayed A school district on Long Island, New York, says it has taken "appropriate action" against teachers at a middle school for the display of "racially offensive images" featuring nooses in a classroom that has prompted a call from community leaders for their termination. A photo, part of a larger collage on display in a classroom, showed two nooses under the term "back to school necklaces." The words "ha" and "#yes" also appear in the photo. The Roosevelt School District said in a statement this weekend that it is aware of the "inappropriate conduct" of an "isolated group of teachers" at Roosevelt Middle School. "The Board of Education was made aware of this incident on Thursday Feb. 7, 2019," the district said. "An investigation was immediately initiated, and appropriate action taken." https://www.n…

Videos Of Jimmy Fallon And Jimmy Kimmel In Blackface Resurface Online

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Donald Trump has publicly made racist comments about Native Americans as far back as 1993

Donald Trump has publicly made racist comments about Native Americans as far back as 1993
VIDEO: Donald Trump has publicly made racist comments about Native Americans as far back as 1993

Antisemitic attack part of a growing trend of “extremely worrying” behaviour

Antisemitic attack part of a growing trend of “extremely worrying” behaviour
Australia’s Jewish community is disgusted by the latest targeted antisemitic attack, which they say is part of a growing racist trend across the country. More than 30 swastikas were found emblazoned on various sites across Bondi on Sunday morning and the “disturbing” graffiti is clearly a targeted attack given the seaside suburb is home to a large Jewish community, says Australian Jewish Association president Dr David Adler. https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/antisemitic-attack-part-of-a-growing-trend-of-extremely-worrying-behaviour/news-story/5bcf1407e5589db5cc237bf77f91c95c