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Hue Jackson to lead Colin Kaepernick workout; 13 NFL teams have committed to attend | ESPN

Former NFL head coach Hue Jackson will lead the drills during quarterback Colin Kaepernick‘s scheduled workout in Atlanta on Saturday, and former NFL head coach Joe Philbin will be in attendance to assist, the league announced Thursday. The NFL said 11 teams have committed to attend: the Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Giants, New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins. The league said it expected additional teams to commit. Tim McManus, ESPN Full article @ ESPN Share This +FacebookTwitterMail

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UCSC emerita professor Angela Davis to be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame | UC Santa Cruz

Scott Rappaport, UC Santa Cruz celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, The National Women’s Hall of Fame will host a weekend this September in New York honoring the achievements of American women in the birthplace of the country’s Women’s Rights movement. The highlight of the weekend will be the induction of 10 prominent women into the Hall of Fame for their historic achievements. UC Santa Cruz distinguished professor emerita Angela Davis will be one of those women receiving that honor. Her fellow inductees will include attorney and activist Gloria Allred, U.S. […]

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Nikki Giovanni Blasts Trump Presidency: Black People Voting for Him Is Like a Vote for Slavery | Atlanta Black Star

Kiersten Willis, Atlanta Black Star Nikki Giovanni speaking at Emory University in 2008., Featured Image Nikki Giovanni wants Donald Trump’s presidency to crash and burn and said Black Americans voting for him was like a vote for slavery. “My heart breaks for the next generation with these fools in the White House,” she said. “Asking us to give Trump a chance is like asking Jews to give Hitler a chance. I read that 8 percent of Blacks voted for him. That’s like a vote for slavery.” Giovanni, 73, blasted Trump in The Huffington Post, Wednesday, Jan. 25, remarking on an […]

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Akala: “I don’t enjoy explaining that black people are human beings” | New Statesman America

Anoosh Chakelian, New Statesman America late 2017, the rapper and political thinker Akala was driving in London, on his way to a meeting, when a police car pulled him over. “Gang members drive cars like this,” the suspicious officer claimed, before an embarrassed colleague took him aside. She’d recognised Akala, whose activism, as well as five albums and 15 years in the music industry, has earned him public renown. “The whole mood changed completely,” he recalls when we meet. “I got a sense of white people’s interactions with the police. Suddenly I’m not just any old black guy – what […]

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65 Boundary-Breaking Black Women Who Have Paved The Way | Essence

It’s International Women’s Day, and we’re taking a look back at some African-American women who haved paved the way for both us and future generations. From legendary icons like Madame C.J. Walker and Nina Simone to 21st century trailblazers like Michelle Obama and Ava DuVernay, here are 65 dynamic women who have inspired us to achieve greatness. Coretta Scott King The late activist and wife of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., often referred to as the First Lady of the Civil Rights Movement, would have been 90 on April 27. Michelle Obama Michelle Obama will go down in history as […]

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