Michael Vick thinks Colin Kaepernick should cut his hair to be more “presentable”

Sadly, Colin Kaepernick still hasn’t been added to a roster in the NFL despite there being at least a dozen quarterbacks he’s better than who already have. Many fans and onlookers, myself included, suspect it’s because NFL owners have collectively decided to blacklist him due to his protest of the National Anthem to highlight social injustice. So what’s next? Well, former NFL quarterback Michael Vick has a controversial suggestion for Kaep – cut his hair. 

Warriors reportedly won’t be visiting Trump’s White House

The Golden State Warriors are likely 12 hours into a non-stop celebration that won’t wind down for at least a couple more days. After winning the NBA Finals on Monday night, that’s to be expected. But the team is still making news in other, unexpected ways on the eve its second championship in three years.

Reports are coming out that suggest that the Warrioes have unanimously decided to not visit the White House due to the politics of the Trump administration, according to the Independent.

If true, this would be a huge blow to the presidency in the whole public relations department. When the New England Patriots visited the White House, only a handful of 50-plus players elected to not attend. But if an entire organization is electing to stay home instead, it’s telling of a larger issue [read: Our president is a complete jerk, for lack of more accurate but lesser appropriate words].

Let’s see how long it takes for right-wing “fans” to completely disown their team because they won’t sit down with the Donald. The twitter fingers are probably already getting started.

Chicago teens sound off on Jason Whitlock, LeBron James, and racism in America

By: Taylor Bogert, Kiara Hyde, Chelsea Jackson (BYP Fellows)

 

Can a Black person ever truly outrun racism?

NBA superstar LeBron James found out the hard way when his California home was defaced by an unidentified person who spray painted the n-word on his front gate—the eve of the NBA Finals.

James talked thoughtfully about the incident saying “being Black in America is tough.”

LeBron James responds to racial slurs spray-painted on L.A. home

Just a few days before the start of the NBA Finals, LeBron James was forced to step away from basketball with the shocking reminder that racism knows no bounds. The future hall of famer spoke to the press after it was revealed that someone spreay-painted racial slurs on the front gate of his Los Angeles residence. NBC reports that the phrase used was “the n-word.”

Kobe Bryant sends Jordan Edwards’s brother birthday gifts

Celebrating a birthday, or anything, can be difficult after the loss of a loved one. It’s not difficult to imagine this being the case for Kevon Edwards, 17, who was in the car when a police officer fired a rifle and fatally shot his younger brother, Jordan. The story made national news and is being followed closely as there are more developments  Apparently, retired basketball players are no exception to hearing about the tragic incident. 

Adam Jones donates $20,000 to Negro League Baseball Museum after being targeted with racist heckling

Adam Jones appreciates the history of black baseball players and what they went through. If not for them, he may not have gotten the chance to be where he is now: playing centerfield for the Baltimore Orioles. To offer his thanks, Jones donated $20,000 to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City during a visit last weekend. 

Courtesy: Jasmine Orsted Instagram

Lawsuit Exposes Racism In College Women’s Basketball Team

Jasmine Orsted’s past coaches called her an “excellent athlete.” She proved that to be true during a year at Northern Virginia Community College where she played well. However, the next year she was cut from the women’s basketball team at the University of Mary Washington before the season started. Reportedly, it was because of a lack of “chemistry” between her and her teammates.

That’s at least what she was told. But Orsted tells a very different story that eventually led to a lawsuit and a settlement of $160,000, according to The Washington Post.