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Community, Memes, and Soon...: CONCEALED CARRY WINS AGAIN! Newly-released video (attached) from inside the George Webb restaurant at S. 21st and W. Mitchell St. shows an adult male go behind the counter to approach and punch a female manager-waitress in the face. Alderman Bob Donovan, who obtained the video footage yesterday, said the incident took place last week. He said he hopes the public can help the Milwaukee PoliceDepartment locate the suspect as soon as possible. “It is sickening to see this unsuspecting worker assaulted so brutally by this individual,” said Alderman Donovan, chair of the Public Safety and Health Committee. Alderman Donovan said MPD is actively seeking a known individual but also welcomes additional information from the community that might help the case. “It was an unprovoked attack and I am asking anyone with information to please contact MPD immediately at 414-935-7360 so we can get him off the street and behind bars where he belongs,” he said. The video shows a George Webb co-worker pointing a firearm at the suspect to get him away from the victim. Alderman Donovan said the co-worker – who he was told has a concealed carry permit for the firearm – was successful in getting the suspect to leave the premises. “One can only imagine what might have occurred if that employee had not pulled out her weapon,” the alderman said. “Sadly, I’m told the co-worker quit her job shortly after the incident.” “And can you really blame her for quitting? This is just sickening and I am tired of this crap happening in my district and in too many other neighborhoods across Milwaukee,” he said. Alderman Donovan said the victim is facing thousands of dollars in medical bills to treat her injuries and does not have insurance. “This woman is struggling to just eek out a living and has this idiot attack her for no reason,” he said. “I am told the attacker has an extensive criminal record – surprise, surprise – another glaring indictment of our criminal justice system!” Alderman Donovan said. “A person capable of this brutality is a threat to each and every one of us and needs to be behind bars,” he said. “Wake up Milwaukee, wake up!” he said.
Bailey Jay, College, and Drive By: 2 hours ago 545 Likes Brazilian rights activist Marielle Franco assassinated in drive- by shooting Rio city councillor Marielle Franco was killed in a targeted shooting on Wednesday night. She was an outspoken critic of police violence and deploying the army into poor neighbourhoods of Rio MarielleFranco Rest in power! 💔🙏🏾 . Via The Root: "Marielle Franco, 38, a black politician from Rio de Janeiro, died fighting for the rights of women and favela dwellers. As a councilwoman from the Maré favela, she denounced the police brutality that favela residents, most of them black, regularly experienced. . On Wednesday around 9:20 p.m., armed men gunned the councilwoman down in her car in the center of Rio de Janeiro with nine shots—four to the head. Her driver, Anderson Pedro Gomes, also died. She had just left an event that she organized about black women’s empowerment. . Her death touched so many people that supporters organized vigils and protests in more than 20 cities across Brazil. Most of these protests were against the genocide of black people in Brazil. For Afro-Brazilians, Franco proved that a black person from a favela could be educated, have dignity and also fight against the social injustice that they suffer from every day. For women, she proved that they could overcome sexism and machismo in Brazil. But her death is hitting Afro-Brazilian women, who suffer the most from Brazil’s violent, racist and sexist society, the hardest. . “She died because she was a combative black woman,” said Lua Nascimento, an Afro-Brazilian college classmate of Franco’s who attended a protest on her behalf in Salvador, Brazil. “She was executed because she was a black favela dweller who fought against the murder of black favela dwellers. The genocide of the black population continues in this country. ” . Thousands of people gathered in front of Rio de Janeiro’s council chambers to pay homage to Franco, who was buried Thursday night. To show their digital support for her, Brazilians are changing their Facebook profile photos to those of Franco and using the hashtag MariellePresente, which translates to “Marielle is here.” . Amnesty International, the longtime leader of a campaign against the genocide of black people in Brazil, demanded that her death be rigorously investigated. With those nine shots, Franco became one more statistic in this genocide. Just over 50 percent of Brazil’s population of 200 million is black ... [Continued in comments]

MarielleFranco Rest in power! 💔🙏🏾 . Via The Root: "Marielle Franco, 38, a black politician from Rio de Janeiro, died fighting for the rights...

America, Family, and Friends: NFL Replaces Papa John's With Pizza Hut As NFL Official Sponsor @balleralert Pizza Hhut NFL Replaces Papa John’s With Pizza Hut As NFL Official Sponsor - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just weeks after the official ending of the controversial 2017-18 NFL season, the league has officially severed business ties with its official pizza sponsor, Papa John’s. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ During the regular season, the pizza chain faced widespread criticisms and backlash for its CEO’s comments about the longstanding protest against police brutality and social injustices, and its affect on Papa John’s pizza sales. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Since then, the CEO has stepped down from his position in the wake of the criticisms. In addition, the league and the chain have announced that they have ended their business relationship. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just one day later, the organization revealed its replacement. Now, instead of the Papa John’s deal, which was expected to expire in 2020, the league has signed a deal with Pizza Hut through 2021. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "We know many of our fans enjoy pizza while watching NFL games and we are thrilled to have Pizza Hut, and industry leader and one of America’s favorite brands, as an official league sponsor,” Roger Goodell said of the new partnership. “With a focus on family, friends and fun, Pizza Hut has the creativity we are lookin for in a partner and we look forward to working together with them to make the at-home NFL experience more exciting than ever for our fans.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The new deal is expected to start April 1, with marketing focused around the NFL Draft.

NFL Replaces Papa John’s With Pizza Hut As NFL Official Sponsor - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just weeks after the official ending ...

Children, Family, and Friday: Jury Awards Korryn Gaines' Family $38 Million In Civil Case Against Baltimore County @balleralert MOR t ASSO Jury Awards Korryn Gaines' Family $38 Million In Civil Case Against Baltimore County - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A jury ruled on Friday the family of Korryn Gaines, the 23-year-old Baltimore mother who was fatally shot by a police officer in 2016, will receive $38 million. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Two years ago, Gaines became a victim of police brutality when officers entered her home on the morning of Aug. 1, 2016 attempting to arrest her on disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and multiple traffic violation charges. The mother originally refused to open the door, but police got a key from the landlord and walked in. They came in to find Gaines on the floor holding a shot gun along with her then 5-year-old son, Kodi. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The incident became a six-hour standoff between Gaines and police. Gaines who aimed her gun at officer Royce Ruby gave him the right to justly shooting the young mother. Ruby ended up killing Gaines and injuring her son. This Friday, an all female jury of six made a ruling after just three hours. They decided Kodi would be awarded $32.8 million, Gaines’ daughter, Karsyn Courtney, would be awarded $4.5 million, and her father and mother will each receive $300,000. The family was then awarded an additional $300,000. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After the three-week trial, the jury had came down to these deliberations: the first shot the officer had fired was not reasonable; they then distributed damages on the grounds that Baltimore County had violated the Gaines’ civil rights and had committed battery on the mother and son. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “This win is for all of my sisters in the movement who have lost their children to police violence,” Gaines’ mother, Rhanda Dormeus.

Jury Awards Korryn Gaines' Family $38 Million In Civil Case Against Baltimore County - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A jur...

Africa, Black History Month, and Community: Petition Asks Marvel to Invest 25% of "Black Panther" Profits into the Black Community @balleralert Petition Asks Marvel to Invest 25% of “Black Panther” Profits into the Black Community-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ As one of the most highly anticipated films of the year, “Black Panther” is expected to break some box office records and bring in millions. But now a petition has begun to have part of the profits be invested in the Black community. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ A petition on Change.org is asking Marvel to invest 25 percent of the profits into Black communities. Creator of the petition, Chaz Gormley wrote, "Through a clever, well-manufactured marketing campaign Marvel Studios and their parent company The Walt Disney Company have targeted the Black community with their advertisements for the upcoming Black Panther film, due to release on February 16, 2018. As marginalized groups have become more vocal, corporations and their savvy public relations departments have turned to catering to these groups - to turn a profit - and this film by Marvel Studios is no different." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Gormley also notes Marvel’s obvious appeals to the black community such as the film being released during Black History Month and Gil Scott-Heron's ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’ playing in the film's initial trailer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The petition is asking those in the Black community to regain their power and demand that Marvel and its parent company, Disney, invest profits back into the community that is most connected with the film and have been faced with “police brutality and substandard living conditions." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ "You have the ability to not only be entertained but to leave the theater in February knowing that a portion of your money will be coming back into your community" Gormley adds. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ "To not only go see a film about a fictitious country in Africa with advanced technology but the opportunity to invest in programs which focus on the fields - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics - that make such advancements possible, in real life.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ What do you think about this idea?

Petition Asks Marvel to Invest 25% of “Black Panther” Profits into the Black Community-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ As one of the m...

America, Donald Trump, and Philadelphia Eagles: No Players Knelt During The National Anthem at Super Bowl Lll @balleralert No Players Knelt During The National Anthem at Super Bowl LII- Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sunday night, the majority of America tuned in for the Super Bowl. As P!nk started to sing her rendition of the national anthem, you may have noticed not one player kneeled. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The big game was held in Minneapolis and the opposing teams were the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you watched as the anthem was sung, Patriots stood with their hands over their hearts, as did the Eagles. Back in 2016, ColinKaepernick proudly set off the movement to kneel during the anthem to highlight and protest police brutality, oppression and the social injustices that have most recently plagued our country. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Since then, many players have continued Kaepernick's protest, even in his absence. Despite the backlash from NFL sponsors, owners, and Donald Trump, the protests lasted throughout much of the season. However, during the biggest night in sports, players stood for the anthem, putting an end to the longstanding controversy- for now, at least. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ironically, before the game though, Trump released a statement calling for America to "proudly stand for the National Anthem." Trump also held a Super Bowl party in his West Palm Beach, Fla. golf course before flying back to Washington D.C. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Eagles beat the Patriots, 41-33.

No Players Knelt During The National Anthem at Super Bowl LII- Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sunday night, the majority of Ame...

Black History Month, Empire, and Fake: Tariq Nasheed @tariqnasheed Fact: "A Black Man protected Europe against the Ottoman Empire (Vlad the Impaler)". Happy Black History Month 2:48 PM-1 February 2018 <p><a href="http://lastsonlost.tumblr.com/post/170442008152/alaija-itscoldinwonderland-ace-pervert" class="tumblr_blog">lastsonlost</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://alaija.tumblr.com/post/170441941118/itscoldinwonderland-ace-pervert" class="tumblr_blog">alaija</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://itscoldinwonderland.tumblr.com/post/170429475035" class="tumblr_blog">itscoldinwonderland</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://ace-pervert.tumblr.com/post/170429303758/klubbhead-nunyabizni-we-wuz-impalerz" class="tumblr_blog">ace-pervert</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://klubbhead.tumblr.com/post/170429164413/nunyabizni-we-wuz" class="tumblr_blog">klubbhead</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://nunyabizni.tumblr.com/post/170429130247/we" class="tumblr_blog">nunyabizni</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>WE</p></blockquote> <p>WUZ</p> </blockquote> <p>IMPALERZ!!</p> </blockquote> <h2>Uhmmm, please tell me this is fake and he did not just lie about my boy Vlad </h2> </blockquote> <p>We wuz Europeans ‘n sheit.</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="3673" data-orig-width="3033" style=""><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/c567bf1af0f99cd5b08c520ad32521c0/tumblr_inline_p3k341SERa1rz6dxo_540.png" data-orig-height="3673" data-orig-width="3033"/></figure><p style="">Such black.</p><p>Much African.</p><p style="">Wow.</p><p style=""><br/></p><p>It’s also funny to see him try to claim a person known for their brutality as black…</p><p>And shouldn’t he be supporting the PoC in the equation, the Ottoman Turks?</p></blockquote> <p>I think my man’s been watching Vampire in Brooklyn too much.</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="223" data-orig-width="396" data-tumblr-attribution="malevampires:-zjYGPfFIvUtB4KHmxrY6g:Z0wSCxRUVO1f"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8teobWfDW1r037v4o1_400.gif" data-orig-height="223" data-orig-width="396"/></figure></blockquote> <p>Y’all be nice to tariq. He ain’t been firing on all cylinders for quite some time.</p>

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San Francisco 49ers, Anaconda, and Chris Brown: Colin Kaepernick Reaches His Million Dollar Pledge Goal with the Help of Fellow Celebrities @balleralert "峒 Colin Kaepernick Reaches His Million Dollar Pledge Goal with the Help of Fellow Celebrities - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With the help of his celebrity friends, ColinKaepernick has managed to reach his ‘Million Dollar Pledge’ goal. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s decision to start the pledge followed his monumental kneel during the national anthem at a preseason game in late 2016. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Kaepernick announced that he would be donating a total of $1 million to a number of charity organizations that focus on societal issues, as an effort to help the oppressed communities of those in need and raise social awareness. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To date, the 30-year-old has donated over $900,000 to nearly 31 charities that are dedicated to homelessness, educational development, community-police relations, criminal justice reform, rights for inmates, at-risk families, and even reproductive rights. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In mid-January, as he entered his final $100,000 donation, Kaepernick started the 10for10 project, in which he teamed up with 10 artists, athletes, and influencers to meet the $1 million mark. Each participant was asked to donate $10,000 to a cause of their choice, and Kaepernick would then match it with another $10,000. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yesterday, he matched his last $10,000 with Usher’s donation to H.O.M.E., a Georgia-based organization for single mothers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Thank you to everyone who has supported me, matched me and my pledge, and, most importantly, the people,” Kaepernick expressed. “I know that we still have a lot of work to do, however, by getting everyone involved, I truly believe that we can all achieve and move mountains towards our goals for social justice." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Others to participate were Kevin Durant (Silicon Valley De-Bug), Jesse Williams (Advancement Project), Steph Curry (United Playaz), Snoop Dogg (Mothers Against Police Brutality), Serena Williams (Imagine LA), T.I. (Angel by Nature), Jhene Aiko and Chris Brown (School on Wheels), Nick Cannon and Joey Badass (Communities United by Police Reform), and Meek Mill (Youth Service, Inc.).

Colin Kaepernick Reaches His Million Dollar Pledge Goal with the Help of Fellow Celebrities - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With...

Bitch, Crime, and Jesus: Newsweek POLICE BODY CAMERAS CAN THREATEN CIVIL RIGHTS OF BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE, NEW REPORT SAYS BY JOSH SAUL ON 11/14/17 AT 4:58 PM 06 17:46:18 cer #1 11 → 00:01 / 02:56 <p><a href="https://aggravatedvincevaughn.tumblr.com/post/168378824375/southparkconservative-cisnowflake" class="tumblr_blog">aggravatedvincevaughn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://southparkconservative.tumblr.com/post/168378089394/cisnowflake-siryouarebeingmocked-police" class="tumblr_blog">southparkconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://cisnowflake.tumblr.com/post/168376176231/siryouarebeingmocked-police-body-cameras-can" class="tumblr_blog">cisnowflake</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://siryouarebeingmocked.tumblr.com/post/168374172481/police-body-cameras-can-threaten-civil-rights-of" class="tumblr_blog">siryouarebeingmocked</a>:</p> <blockquote> <h2>&gt;<a href="http://www.newsweek.com/police-body-camera-incident-report-memory-civil-rights-minority-711584">POLICE BODY CAMERAS CAN THREATEN CIVIL RIGHTS OF BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE, NEW REPORT SAYS&lt; </a>- Newsweek</h2> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="507" data-orig-width="739"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7034c3cecfadce13d4315f123bdd3a21/tumblr_inline_p0lgbnzrRw1sps4wz_540.jpg" data-orig-height="507" data-orig-width="739"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="410" data-orig-width="495"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/50003295f0591e191ec87413c99e6254/tumblr_inline_p0lgcjnLxn1sps4wz_540.jpg" data-orig-height="410" data-orig-width="495"/></figure><p>So, after literal <b>years</b> of people demanding bodycams, this organization is suddenly complaining about their use?</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="625" data-orig-width="722"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/c41319b4dace08c7b1cd85f336bf9850/tumblr_inline_p0lgf3W3jj1sps4wz_540.jpg" data-orig-height="625" data-orig-width="722"/></figure><p>Also, how is this a “civil rights” issue? “Communities of color” (IE poor black neighbourhoods) are “disproportionately surveilled” because that’s where a lot of crime happens. <b>Black people have a higher chance of being murdered than any other racial group</b>. By other black people.</p> </blockquote> <p>Let’s be honest, it’s because in most cases the body cam footage supports the cops side of events. They want innacurate reporting. They want reasonable doubt for criminals. Body cams and their footage creates accountability for everyone involved in an incident, not just the police.</p> <p>That and they just want something to bitch about because <b>NOTHING </b>is ever good enough. </p> </blockquote> <p id="geom_inter_82_1512875396187_20">Some people think about skin pigmentation too much.<br/></p></blockquote> <h1>Jesus Jesus JESUS</h1></blockquote> <p>I think I just got whiplash. Weren’t ya’ll just saying that body cameras were necessary to PREVENT police brutality?</p>

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Donald Trump, Memes, and Nfl: NFL Owners Believe Trump Is Trying To Use Race To Divide Players and Fans: "He's Trying to Destroy Us” @balleralert NFL Owners Believe Trump Is Trying To Use Race To Divide Players and Fans: “He’s Trying to Destroy Us” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Amid Donald Trump’s unwavering attack on the NFL and its decision to allow players to continue their protests of the police brutality and racial injustices in this country, at least one team owner believes Trump has an ulterior motive. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman discussed Trump’s constant attack on the league via social media with an owner, who believes the Celebrity-in-chief is “trying to destroy” the league. Others reportedly believe his anger stems from his failed attempt to purchase the Buffalo Bills in 2014. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “He’s trying to destroy us,” the owner revealed. “He’s trying to use race to divide the players and our fans. It’s all over a grudge.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Trump’s attacks began to increase in September when he said players who kneel should be fired, calling them “sons of b*tches.” The attack received widespread backlash and prompted even more players to ban together in protest against Trump. However, the attacks didn’t end there, they continued week by week with attacks as recent as Tuesday. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Wednesday, the league made their own efforts to end the movement. According to Bleacher Report, the league has made a proposal to players to contribute “at least $89 million over a seven-year period” to causes in African-American communities in an effort to halt the protests.

NFL Owners Believe Trump Is Trying To Use Race To Divide Players and Fans: “He’s Trying to Destroy Us” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀...

San Francisco 49ers, Basketball, and Cleveland Cavaliers: LeBron James Says Colin Kaepernick ls Being Blackballed Out Of the NFL @balleralert zar LeBron James Says Colin Kaepernick Is Being Blackballed Out Of the NFL– blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Sunday, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBronJames showed his support for ColinKaepernick and his fight for social justice. The baller, who has been deemed the “greatest basketball player on the planet,” agreed with the notion that league owners are blackballing the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I love football, but I’m not part of the NFL. I don’t represent the NFL,” James said, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN. “I don’t know their rules and regulations. But I do know Kap is getting a wrongdoing, I do know that. Just watching, he’s an NFL player. He’s an NFL player and you see all these other quarterbacks out there and players out there that get all these second and third chances that are nowhere near as talented as him. It just feels like he’s been blackballed out of the NFL. So, I definitely do not respect that.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to Bleacher Report, since Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the Niners earlier this year, 42 other quarterbacks have signed contracts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “The only reason I could say he’s not on a team is because the way he took a knee. That’s the only reason,” James said of Kaepernick’s protest of police brutality during the national anthem. The movement began during the 2016 NFL preseason and has since expanded throughout different sports and continued through the 2017-18 season, despite Kaepernick’s unemployment. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I watch football every Sunday, every Thursday, every Monday night. I see all these quarterbacks – first-string, second –team, third-team quarterbacks-that play sometimes when the starter gets hurt or are starters that play. Kap is better than a lot of those guys. Let’s just be honest.”

LeBron James Says Colin Kaepernick Is Being Blackballed Out Of the NFL– blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Sunday, Cleveland Cavaliers ...

San Francisco 49ers, America, and Apparently: People Are Mad About Colin Kapernick Being Named GQ's "Citizen of the Year" L. @balleralert People Are Mad About Colin Kapernick Being Named GQ’s “Citizen of the Year” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just hours after GQ announced that ColinKaepernick would be recognized as one the magazine’s “Men of the Year,” specifically coined this year’s “Citizen of the Year,” the Twitterverse nearly drowned in whitetears. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Many took to the social media platform to express their disapproval with GQ’s decision to feature the former 49ers quarterback. Others even called for a boycott of the magazine, using the hashtag BoycottGQ. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I guess it’s time to BoycottGQ since @GQMagazine named Colin Kaepernick “Citizen of the Year.” A divisive, anti-American, Racist jackass that single-handedly destroyed the @NFL isn’t a citizen, he’s a traitor,” Twitter user Hans Auf wrote. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last year, Kaepernick led the league in a protest against police brutality and racial injustices by kneeling during the national anthem. His movement sparked a widespread discussion about the former quarterback’s purpose, his subsequent extended unemployment and the league’s handling of the protests. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “ BoycottGQ magazine…how dumb can you get GQ? Colin is a whiny rich spoiled crybaby and hates America. DO YOU hate America too GQ? Apparently,” Cup of Covfefe & Me wrote. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Seems GQ magazine has awarded @Kaepernick7 “Man of the Year” award. In doing so, they agree that it is perfectly fine to insult our nation’s flag, national anthem and our nation’s heroes,” Adorable Deplorable tweeted. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, others were pleased with GQ’s decision. In fact, many praised the magazine for recognizing such a courageous man, who risked his career to make a difference in the world.

People Are Mad About Colin Kapernick Being Named GQ’s “Citizen of the Year” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just hours after GQ annou...

Colin Kaepernick, Disappointed, and Dodgers: Legendary Sports Anchor Says He "Wil Never Watch Another NFL Game" Because Of Protests @balleralert Legendary Sports Anchor Says He “Will Never Watch Another NFL Game” Because Of Protests – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Amid the on-going controversy surrounding the NFL protests, fans have banded together to boycott the NFL for its mishandling of Colin Kaepernick’s unemployment. Since then, others have called for a boycott for the player’s protests against police brutality and racial injustices. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Among those who are opposed to the protests against police brutality is the legendary sports anchor, Vin Scully. The former Dodgers announcer spoke at an event in Pasadena on Saturday, where he divulged his disappointment in the mishandling of the situation. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I have only one personal thought, really. …and I am so disappointed. I used to love, during the fall and winter, to watch the NFL on Sunday,” Scully, who spent one year in the Navy, said. “But I have overwhelming respect and admiration for anyone who puts on a uniform and goes to war. So the only thing I can do in my little way is not to preach. I will never watch another NFL game.”

Legendary Sports Anchor Says He “Will Never Watch Another NFL Game” Because Of Protests – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Amid the on-g...

Beautiful, Community, and Drugs: Issa Rae To Develop '90s L Family Drama For HBO @balleralert Issa Rae To Develop ‘90s L.A. Family Drama For HBO – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Everyone’s favorite Awkward Black Girl is creating new original content for HBO. As fans await the forthcoming season of the super relatable comedy series, “Insecure,” IssaRae is cooking up a family drama for the network. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to Deadline, Rae is teaming up with author Angela Flournoy to create a brand new series that will focus on an African American family living in L.A. in the ‘90s. Although the series is not-yet titled it will follow the lives of Sheryl and Jackson, a married couple with two teenagers, Ebony and Les. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The series will be set in the ‘90s, highlighting the crack epidemic, war on drugs and police brutality, as Jackson, who is an upcoming police officer, combats the racial tensions and gang violence within his community. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I’m so thrilled to be working with Angela,” Rae said of the new project. “I was a huge fan of ‘The Turner House’ and we feel so lucky to bring her beautiful storytelling to HBO.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rae will serve as the executive producer of the series, alongside Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry.

Issa Rae To Develop ‘90s L.A. Family Drama For HBO – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Everyone’s favorite Awkward Black Girl is creating...

Crime, Family, and Jamie Foxx: Jamie Foxx Joins The Cast of "Signal Hill" As Black Panther Leader Geronimo Pratt @balleralert Jamie Foxx Joins The Cast of “Signal Hill” As Black Panther Leader Geronimo Pratt – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The triple-threat, actor, singer, and comedian JamieFoxx has officially joined the cast of “Signal Hill,” a film about Johnnie Cochran’s determination to seek justice in the policy brutality case in 1981. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to Deadline, Foxx will be joining the likes of Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Banks and more to tackle the moving story. Mackie will play Cochran, who rose to fame as a legal powerhouse in the case. Banks has signed on as Mary Neiswender, an investigative newspaper reporter for the Long Beach Press-Telegram, who investigated the Signal Hill case. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As for Foxx, the actor will be teaming up with Taylor Hackford, the man behind “Ray” for which Foxx won the Best Actor Oscar. In “Signal Hill,” Foxx will play Elmer “Geronimo” Pratt, the former Black Panther party leader that was sent to prison for more than two decades for a crime that he didn’t commit. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Written by David McMillan, the film centers on the case of Cal State Long Beach star Ron Settles, who had been booked for speeding in L.A. County. However after his arrest, Settles was found hanged in his cell, uncovering a slew of police misconduct and brutality. With Cochran’s legal expertise, the family was awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in a civil suit after an autopsy showed Settles was choked to death.

Jamie Foxx Joins The Cast of “Signal Hill” As Black Panther Leader Geronimo Pratt – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The triple-threat, ...

Baltimore Ravens, Disappointed, and Donald Trump: Shannon Sharpe Calls Out Ray Lewis For His Hypocrisy @balleralert Read More: www.balleralert.conm Shannon Sharpe Calls Out Ray Lewis For His Hypocrisy - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Over the weekend, Donald Trump launched an attack on NFL players who kneel in protest of police brutality and racial injustices during the National Anthem. In the movement that started more than 14 months ago, when ColinKaepernick took a knee against racial oppression and inequality, many were opposed to his decision to kneel during the national song. However, others supported the movement, as the protest was never about the anthem or the flag, but about what it represents for some and not others. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After Trump challenged NFL owners to fire the “sons of bitches” who disrespect the flag and country by kneeling during the anthem, many were inclined to react, including those who were previously opposed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In Sunday’s game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Jacksonville Jaguars, RayLewis, who continuously condemned Kaepernick for starting the movement last season, took a knee during the anthem. In turn, several called out Lewis for his hypocrisy, including one of his “very best friends,” FS1 “Undisputed” host, ShannonSharpe. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I’m very disappointed in one of my very best friends, Ray Lewis,” Sharpe said on-air Monday. “Ray Lewis sat in that chair right there and said he could never kneel, he could never not stand for the national anthem because so many people died and he had family members that fight for this country… and the flag means so much to him and he kneeled. Not on one knee – on both knees. So what are you kneeling for?” he asked – speculating that his decision was solely based on Trump’s comments. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “And that’s what I find so ironic about this, Skip,” Sharpe continued. “The very people that said they would never, ever kneel – I just want to know what are you unifying against?........to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)

Shannon Sharpe Calls Out Ray Lewis For His Hypocrisy - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Over the weekend, Donald Trump launched an attac...

Bitch, Community, and Jay: Von Miller Loses Endorsement After Kneeling During National Anthem @balleralert Von Miller Loses Endorsement After Kneeling During National Anthem - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just one year after Broncos’ BrandonMarshall lost endorsements for kneeling in protest during the national anthem, a similar situation has happened to his teammate VonMiller. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Sunday, in response to Trump’s “son of a bitch” comments during a rally in Alabama, Miller took a knee to continue the movement against racial injustices and police brutality. However, one day later, the pass rusher has lost an endorsement. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Phil Long Ford in Denver said it wouldn’t be renewing its agreement with Miller. Although Ford told reporters that Miller wasn’t being fired, the contract would not be renewed because of the protest. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “We are evaluating the events of the weekend. It is important to state that we haven’t fired Von. We are in the middle of contract renewal and this weekend’s events remind us that sometimes we feel that we best represent ourselves. We support Von and his first amendment rights, we know Von and he’s a good person. He donated a police car to his hometown police dept. All that notwithstanding when we bring in celebrities to represent us we run the risk of being misrepresented,” Ford said to reporters. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “We, like millions of Americans are concerned and will respond consistently with our values as a proud American company founded by a war hero (Phil Long). While we can’t control the actions of others we can be responsible for how we support our nation and community. That is why, years ago, our principal owner, Jay Cimino, founded the Mount Carmel Veteran’s Service center, and is supported by all Phil Long Dealerships. We support this cause not just with our words, but financially as well, and it is serving hundreds of veterans in need right here in Colorado. This would be a great time for our community to show support for our military community by supporting this cause or others that continue to serve them after they serve us.”

Von Miller Loses Endorsement After Kneeling During National Anthem - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just one year after Broncos’ Brand...

Life, Memes, and Police: #BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: 2Pac Released "Trapped" from Debut Album 2Pacalypse Now' @balleralert ADVISORY BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: 2Pac Released "Trapped" from Debut Album '2Pacalypse Now'-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ On Sept. 25, 1991, rapper 2Pac released a single from his debut album '2Pacalypse Now' titled "Trapped.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Though the song was released over twenty years ago, the subject still holds true in today's society. Through his impeccable storytelling, 2Pac tells the story of police brutality that people of color know all too well. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The first part of the song is about 2Pac being harassed by the police, even being shot at by one. Instead of backing down, he shoots back at the officer which launches a chase. The police eventually corner him resulting in the last line of the song, "What do I do? Live my life in a prison cell?- I'd rather die than be trapped in a living hell.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Similar to other songs from this poetic lyricist, "Trapped" is another relatable tale of what black people, especially black men, experience when they interact with police officers. It also is another example of how hip-hop continues to be the voice of the urban youth.

BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: 2Pac Released "Trapped" from Debut Album '2Pacalypse Now'-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ On Sept. 25,...