Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem protest is quickly spreading throughout the NFL. Multiple players performed acts of solidarity with the San Francisco 49ers quarterback on Sunday afternoon, including members of the Seattle Seahawks and Miami Dolphins. Four players from the Dolphins took a knee, while the Seahawks locked arms on the sidelines during the National Anthem. Sunday’s game was the most significant, as the country celebrated the 15th anniversary of 9/11. However, players say the focus is about the message: the need for equality across the country for all people. “It’s not about a knee, it’s not about the (symbolism), it’s about the message. They say it’s not the time to do this, but when is the time?” said Dolphins running back Arian Foster. Read more.
Have You Seen #TeacherBae?
Paris Monroe launched the #teacherbae hashtag last week after uploading a few photos of herself in her classroom to her Instagram account. “Most of them are of her wearing heels and knee-length dresses with high collars, and in one she’s even wearing a cardigan. Perfectly acceptable work attire.” So why is she being judged? Is it because of her curves? Read more.
Allen Iverson Delivers Emotional NBA Hall Of Fame Speech
On Friday, former NBA player turned Hall of Famer Allen Iverson made an emotional 31-minute speech thanking loved ones for his success. One of the first people he named was former Georgetown University basketball coach John Thompson. “I want to thank Coach Thompson, for saving my life,” he said while holding back tears. “For giving me the opportunity.” Thompson recruited Iverson amid controversy involving Iverson’s alleged involvement in a fight that broke out at a Virginia bowling alley in 1993. Iverson and Thompson shared a heartfelt embrace onstage. Read more.
Hillary Clinton Sparks #BasketOfDeplorables Hashtag
Hillary Clinton has apologized for comments she made about Donald Trump‘s supporters, saying half of them could go into a so-called “basket of deplorables,” But that didn’t stop Twitter from coming up with the hashtag #BasketOfDeplorables after news broke about her comment. Twitter was as divided as the politicians, and Trump accused Clinton of name-calling. Others defended her, saying her statement was in no way as offensive as Trump’s messaging. In her apology, Clinton said she would not stop pointing out Trump’s bigotry and racism. Read more.
Journalist Who Caught Melania Trump’s RNC Flub Lands Job
Jarrett Hill was an unemployed reporter when he revealed on Twitter that Melania Trump’s RNC speech heavily plagiarized Michelle Obama‘s 2008 DNC speech. Since July, his life has changed in more ways than one. In an interview with NBCBLK, the Clark Atlanta graduate revealed he is a digital correspondent for The Hollywood Reporter. In his new position, Hill will host a series of digital segments following the final days of the presidential election. Read more.
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