The NFL is launching a social justice platform, with an emphasis on education, economic development and community and police relations. The platform is called Inspire Change and includes the funding of grass-roots organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and Operation HOPE. It also will establish a digital learning curriculum for African-American history in 175 underserved high schools.The league announced the initiative Friday in connection with its 32 teams and the Players Coalition, a group of players that works for social justice. Inspire Change is the latest step for the league and the players after they established a working relationship in October 2017 following player demonstrations for social justice during the national anthem — a topic that drew attention from the White House. “This launch involves new grants, new African-American history education programs in schools, grants with organizations we have not worked with before and who are doing the … [Read more...] about NFL Launches Social Justice Initiative, Stressing Education
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By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer Updated 11:20 am CST, Friday, January 11, 2019 FILE - This Aug. 9, 2014 file photo shows an NFL logo on a goal post pad before a preseason NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Cleveland Browns at Ford Field in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File) less FILE - This Aug. 9, 2014 file photo shows an NFL logo on a goal post pad before a preseason NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Cleveland Browns at Ford Field in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick ... more Photo: Rick Osentoski/Associated Press Photo: Rick Osentoski/Associated Press Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - This Aug. 9, 2014 file photo shows an NFL logo on a goal post pad before a preseason NFL football game between the Detroit … [Read more...] about NFL launches social justice initiative
Stephen Colbert’s Wednesday night attack on Kanye West’s sanity, followed by the late-night host’s demand that the rap superstar stop praising Trump, might have been wrapped in humor, but these tactics are as old as the Democrat Party itself. Although the approach has evolved over the centuries, Democrats have always sought to hold on to power by controlling, manipulating, and even threatening black Americans.Today, as a means to keep blacks in their place and hold on to electoral power, Democrats do what Colbert did Tuesday night — use the weapons of ridicule and the threat of social ostracization to punish independent-thinking black men. Sure, Colbert couches his venom in yuk-yuks, but the warning is clear. Watch for yourself (starts at the one-minute mark): [Partial Transcript]: The height of Kanye’s Trump praise has got to be when he tweeted “You don’t have to agree with trump but the mob can’t make me not love him. We are both … [Read more...] about Nolte: Stephen Colbert Leads Social Justice Mob Against Kanye West
Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, the two men arrested at a Starbucks, tell their story on “Good Morning America” on April 20. (Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC) It would be easy — even tempting — to simply dismiss the the recent arrest of two black men who were waiting for friend in a downtown Philadelphia Starbucks as just another racial incident in America. But that would be a cop out. RELATED: Philadelphia Starbucks arrest: Men say manager called 911 minutes after they arrived We could try to explain away an experienced Starbucks store manager over-reacting and calling 911 when those two black men — Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, both 23 — asked to use the restroom while sitting and waiting for friend.But that would be denial. There are some who may choose to believe that the decision by police to handcuff and arrest the two men was justified. But any rational person viewing knows it wasn’t. Instead, we have a new hashtag blowing up social media: … [Read more...] about Christie: Philly Starbucks arrests brew bitter cup over social justice
A PUBLIC inquiry into the Grenfell Tower tragedy launched in September 2017. The investigation faced criticism over its choice of leadership - and there were calls from survivors and victims' families to broaden the inquiry. Here's everything you need to know... What is the Grenfell Tower Inquiry? A public inquiry into the cause and spread of the fire officially opened on September 14, 2017 - exactly three months on from the devastating inferno. In November, it was revealed that 71 people died in the disaster. The inquiry began with Chairman Sir Martin Moore-Bick giving an opening statement at a central London hotel where victims' relatives and survivors can attend. A video stream was also set up at Notting Hill Methodist Church close to Grenfell Tower. Ahead of the inquiry opening, Moore-Bick said: "I would hope to be able to answer the basic factual questions such as how did the fire start, how did it spread, how was it able to engulf the building in such speed and … [Read more...] about What is the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, what is Sir Martin Moore-Bick’s role and when is the report going to be published?