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Jamele Hill Sent to Time Out By ESPN

Well…I think you can pretty  much write off the Cowboys making the playoffs this year. I am surprised at Jerry Jones stupidity on this. You can force them to stand for the anthem with threats…But you can’t make the play at a high level. Why exactly would the players be inspired to put in extraordinary effort for a owner who doesn’t care about their well being?

As to Jamele, I think ESPN’s reaction to both her calling the racist Chumph out, and her comments about the Cowboy situation is off base.

 

Jemele Hill is paid to opine, so why has she been silenced?

Jemele Hill has one job responsibility: To opine on the world of sports.

She is not employed by ESPN to solve climate change.
She is not employed by ESPN to waltz with Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
She is not employed by ESPN to make you a scrambled egg, to repair your muffler, to entertain you with stories of the olden days with Chaka Khan and Bob Hope.
No. Jemele Hill uses television and social media to opine on sports.
And she does it very well.
That’s why ESPN’s decision to suspend her for two weeks is so … pathetic. So … misguided. So … cowardly.
In case you have missed this story: on Sunday night Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, said that any of his players who “disrespects the flag” will not dress for games. Now, whether one agrees or disagrees with Jones (I disagree vehemently), it’s a position that is indisputably up for debate and discussion. Hence, Hill (like hundreds of thousands of others on social media) weighed in, firing off the following five Tweets:
Tweet 1 — If you strongly reject what Jerry Jones said, the key is his advertisers. Don’t place the burden squarely on the players.
Tweet 2 — This play always work. Change happens when advertisers are impacted. If you feel strongly about JJ’s statement, boycott his advertisers.
Tweet 3 — Or, how about not patronizing the advertisers who support the Cowboys? You can watch and do that, right?
Tweet 4 — If the rationale behind JJ’s stance is keeping the fanbase happy, make him see that he is underestimated how all of his fanbase feels
Tweet 5 — Cowboys have a huge national following. Lot of black & brown folks are Cowboys fans. What if they turned their backs on them?

 

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The Black Player in the NHL Protests The Anthem

There certainly aren’t many black Hockey Players in the NHL…

Only takes one to start a revolution!

Tampa Bay Forward J.T. Brown does the Tommie Smith and John Carlos Salute

Black NHL player gets death threats for raising his fist during the national anthem

J.T. Brown, a forward for the Tampa Bay Lightning professional hockey team, has been getting death threats after he raised his fist during the national anthem at a game this past weekend.

Via ESPN, Brown this week posted a message on his Twitter page talking about the threats and racist abuse that he’s received while raising his fist during the national anthem as a protest against police violence.

“This is not, and has never been, about the military or disrespecting the flag,” Brown said of his decision to protest. “It is about police brutality, racial injustice, and inequality in this country. It is something that I as well as many others feel needs to be addressed. I love my country, but that doesn’t mean I cannot acknowledge that it is not perfect.”

Brown went on to say that the angry threats that he has received for raising his hand during the anthem will not deter him from speaking out on these issues in the future.

“I will continue to be active in the community, and make sure that we are continually striving for a more equal and inclusive environment,” he wrote in his conclusion.

 
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Posted by on October 9, 2017 in BlackLivesMatter

 

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A Chumph Lynching – NFL Football Players

So much for the Chumph fulfilling his oath of office to defend the Constitution…

This tow-bit charlatan joke of a president who smears the office by going after people who have done no crime.

Respect this piece of shit…How?

The Dotard

The Meaning of Trump’s Attack on Colin Kaepernick

In a speech Friday night, Trump urged NFL owners to fire players who protest. “Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out. He’s fired. He’s fired!”

Speaking to a crowd in Huntsville, Alabama Friday night, President Trump said he hoped NFL players who knelt during the national anthem—which they’ve done to protest unjustified police killings of black Americans—would lose their jobs.

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners,  when somebody disrespects our flag,” Trump said, “to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out. He’s fired. He’s fired!’ ” The crowd of supporters erupted in cheers. The president appeared to be referring to  former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who last year began kneeling during the national anthem to draw attention to unjustified killings of black men by law enforcement.

This is the second time in as many weeks that the president or one of his subordinates has called for black sports figures to be fired for expressing opinions he found distasteful. Last week Trump demanded an apology for a series of tweets in which the ESPN anchor Jemele Hill described him as a white supremacist; earlier White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had argued Hill should be fired for her criticism of the president. The president has been generally hostile to criticism and protest throughout his tenure—early in his presidency he labeled the press an “enemy of the people” out of frustration with critical coverage of his administration.

Some NFL players have been kneeling in protest in solidarity with Kaepernick, who is currently unemployed because of a league-wide backlash against his political views.

The president’s condemnations of Kaepernick and like-minded players, as well as Hill, stand in stark contrast to his earlier, sluggish reaction to the white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, in which a counter-protester, Heather Heyer, was killed, allegedly by a white supremacist.

That protest, the president insisted, had “very fine people on both sides.”

 

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100 NYC Cops Rally for Colin Kaepernick

Support for the beleaguered NFL Quarterback. Evne  Serpico showed up!

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Nearly 100 NYPD Officers Rally In Support Of Colin Kaepernick

They showed up wearing shirts that read “ImWithKap.”

It’s been nearly a year since Colin Kaepernick began his protests during the national anthem at football games. And now, some members of the New York Police Department are showing their support for the former 49ers quarterback’s fight against racial injustice and police brutality.

Nearly 100 active and retired officers, mostly cops of color, wearing black shirts reading ”#ImWithKap” rallied in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturday, The New York Timesreports. Sergeant Edwin Raymond, who organized the event, told The Times that he was planning this event prior to the Charlottesville incident, but the violence made the need for the event even more pressing.

During the event, speakers related the backlash Kaepernick faced for his demonstration to the recent violence in Charlottesville sparked by a white supremacist rally. Kaepernick’s non-profit, Know Your Rights Camp, shared photos from the event on Twitter.

 

“As members of law enforcement, we can confirm that the issues he is saying exist in policing, and throughout the criminal justice system, indeed exist,” Raymond said at the rally.

City Councilman Jumaane D. Williams, a speaker at the rally, said more cops should be speaking out about accountability, per NY1.

“All of the people behind me risk their lives, so to speak, to protect folks, and they are standing with Kaepernick because they understand how important it is to push back on the structure,” he said.

Retired officer Frank Serpico, whose campaign against corruption in the police department was the subject of the 1973 film “Serpico,” was also in attendance. The 81-year-old told the Associated Press that he felt moved to support Kaepernick.

“He’s trying to hold up this government up to our founding fathers,” he said. “Until racism in America is no longer taboo, we own up to it, we admit it, we understand it and then we do what we have to do to solve it, unfortunately we’re going to have these issues.”

Williams told The Times that Kaepernick ― who still hasn’t been signed by an NFL team ― making this stance doesn’t mean he’s anti-police.

“People use the terms ‘antipolice,’ ‘unpatriotic,’ to scare people from stepping forward,” he told the Times after the rally. “It takes courage to say, ‘I’m going to do it anyway, because it’s what’s right.’”

The NFl “Blackout”

 
 

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Chicken Chumph Troll the Whites Only House

On Wednesday a massive inflatable chicken that was made to look like President Donald Trump — hairdo and all — was placed on some land just south of the White House, perfectly visible for cameras to capture, according to ABC News. The inflatable figure soon came to be known as “Chicken Don,” and the five-month long process to execute the protest may have proven to be worth the wait.

 
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Posted by on August 11, 2017 in Chumph Butt Kicking

 

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Emmit Till…And Racial Re-Appropriation in Art

Now it is “wrong” fora white artist to paint a black subject? To express in art anything about black history?

Methinks there are indeed too snowflakery about and way too much snowfuckery…

That New Jim Crow – Sometime he seem to work both sides of the street,

Protesters Want This Painting of Emmett Till Destroyed—Because the Artist Is White

Artist Hannah Black has launched a petition calling on the Whitney to remove and destroy the painting, Dana Schutz’s ‘Open Casket,’ currently on show at the museum’s Biennial show.

Before it opened to the public, the 2017 Whitney Biennial was lauded by critics for deftly addressing the political and cultural turbulence of our times—not just the Trump era, but our country’s broader socio-political climate and racial tensions during the Obama years as well.

A group of protesters have arrived at a different conclusion: the Biennial has exploited the black experience by displaying a white artist’s painting of Emmett Till, the teenager who was brutally murdered by two white men in 1955.

British artist Hannah Black has launched a petition calling on the Whitney to remove and destroy the painting, Dana Schutz’s Open Casket, which depicts Till’s bludgeoned face as seen in a photograph of his open-casket funeral service.

A handful of people also protested the painting in person last Friday, the Biennial’s opening day, standing in front of it to block it from public view.

More than thirty people have signed the petition, which began circulating Facebook on Monday afternoon. “That even the disfigured corpse of a child was not sufficient to move the white gaze from its habitual cold calculation is evident daily and in a myriad of ways, not least the fact that this painting exists at all,” the petition reads.

A number of original signatories’ names were scrubbed on Monday because they were white; responding to criticism, Black commented on her Facebook post that it was “better to include only black signatories.” The artist declined to speak to The Daily Beast beyond what she wrote in her public statement, which argues that it is “not acceptable for a white person to transmute Black suffering into profit and fun.”

In a statement to The Daily Beast, Schutz said the painting was “never for sale and never will be.” Schutz, who has two other paintings on view at the Biennial, said she created the painting in August 2016, “after a long, violent summer of mass shootings, rallies filled with hate speech, and an ever-escalating number of camera phone videos of black men being shot execution style by police.”

 
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Posted by on July 28, 2017 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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The Chumph in Poland

Things were so bad for the Chumph’s visit in Poland, they had to go back to the time when the communists ran the country and hire people to cheer him!

A few protesters were allowed on the route…

The ladies in red are taking a cue from the Handmaiden’s Tale to protest the Chumph’s war on women’s rights.

My personal favorite?

Can’t wait for the fool to step foot in Germany!

 

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