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  • Marshawn Lynch sits during national anthem

    Marshawn Lynch appeared to stage a silent protest in his return to the NFL, as the Oakland Raiders running back remained seated during the national anthem prior to the team’s 20-10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Photos show Lynch, who suited up but did not play, sitting on a cooler while holding a banana during...
  • Omarosa Sparks Outrage at NABJ Conference

    Trump aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman’s appearance at the National Association of Black Journalists convention in New Orleans on Friday did not go over well with many attendees, reports the Huffington Post.   EXCLUSIVE: Omarosa caused chaos at a conference for black journalists https://t.co/iCCnzOK019 pic.twitter.com/pHPYaA8mEp — Page Six (@PageSix) August 13, 2017   During...
  • Race & The NFL: A Timeline

    From Charles Follis being the first Black professional football player to Colin Kaepernick’s on-the-field activism, race has always been a hurdle in the NFL. Follis made his first appearance in 1902 as part of the Shelby Blues and it’d be another 18 years before a Black man—named Fritz Pollard—would be considered for a...
  • R. Kelly Hires Billy Cosby’s Lawyer

    R. Kelly has been facing some serious allegations lately, with some claiming that he has been keeping young women in a “cult” in which he controls every aspect of their lives. Now, he has reportedly hired Monique Pressley, the attorney who rose to national attention defending Bill Cosby following accusations that...
  • Will Packer Signs Major Distribution Deal

    Will Packer wants to branch out from the movie industry into other aspects of media production, and to that end, he has started up a new production company, with backing from Discovery Communications and Universal Pictures, called Will Packer Media. “This gives me the ability to tell a story the way that story...
  • Elementary School Teachers Start ‘Fight Club’

    Anne Shelvin, 44, and Tracy Gallow, 50, two teachers at Washington Elementary School, in Opelousas, La., were arrested last week after starting what school officials are referring to as a “fight club.” St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said a student’s mother complained that Shelvin bullied her 11-year-old child,...
  • 12 Lives Claimed as Liberia Hit with Unexplained Illness

    The World Health Organization (WHO) is reporting that a mystery illness has gripped the African nation of Liberia. According to reports illness has claimed the lives of 12 people in Liberia since April 23, with an additional 21 people falling ill, including an unknown number of children, who remain hospitalized...
  • Sheriff David Clarke In Consideration For Homeland Security Post

    The controversial sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, may just be in line for a post in Homeland Security. According to Politico, Sheriff David Clarke is being considered for the position of assistant secretary at DHS’ Office of Partnership and Engagement. The position would not require Senate confirmation and would involve coordination and...
  • Tyrese Gibson confirms ‘Baby Boy’ Sequel

    Rumor has it, a Baby Boy sequel may be on the way. Over the weekend, Tyrese, who starred in the film, shared the news on Instagram. Posting a clip of the hit 2001 film, he wrote: Sequel to Baby Boy coming soon….. #BabyBoyComingOfAge shout to @johnsingleton   Sequel to...