Antonio Brown Says Colin Kaepernick’s Foundation Hasn’t Done Any Work, Calls Him A ‘Trash’ QB And ‘Sell Out’ Who ‘Isn’t From The Hood’

Antonio Brown has some unfiltered opinions about Colin Kaepernick that’s sparking debate. Apparently, he feels like Kaepernick sold out by settling his collusion lawsuit against the NFL, calls him a “trash” quarterback that doesn’t really want to play, and then he questions what the free agent’s foundation has actually done for people “in the hood.” All he said inside…

 

Embattled NFL star Antonio Brown is highly critical about NFL free agent Colin Kaepernick and he’s sharing his unfiltered opinions with anyone who will listen. Over the last few days, the ex-Bucs baller has been speaking on Kaepernick’s name in interviews, questioning his philanthropic efforts and his talents on the football field.

During a sit-down interview on “Cigar Talk,” AB shared what he thought about Colin’s ongoing battle with the NFL after he launched a silent protest in 2016 by kneeling during the National Anthem in an effort to raise awareness to police brutality.

It seems AB – who’s currently working on DONDA Sports projects with Kanye West – feels like the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback sold out when he agreed to a settlement with the NFL in 2019 following his collusion lawsuit, which he filed October 2017. AB said folks shouldn’t feel sorry for Kaepernick because he “took the money.”

”He took a deal," the 34-year-old said. "We don’t feel sorry for you. You took the deal. F*** outta here. Man, you on f***ing Nike, man. F*** outta here."

It was previously reported by the Wall Street Journal that Colin and his former teammate Eric Reid would split the less than $10 million they received in the settlement. In the case, Kaepernick claimed the NFL’s 32 owners "colluded to deprive him of employment rights in retaliation for his leadership and advocacy for equality and social justice and his bringing awareness to peculiar institutions still undermining racial equality in the United States."

AB also questioned if Colin – who released his first children’s book in October 2021 – is doing what he claims via his foundation. He doesn’t believe the foundation is helping underprivileged people “in the hood.”

"He built a foundation. What it do, though? I’m being real. What superhero he enforce? Who he put on? Who he help?,” AB questioned.

The former NFL QB established the Colin Kaepernick Foundation, a non-profit organization with the primary focus of fighting oppression through education and social activism. The Million Dollar Pledge, a program in which Kaepernick vowed to donate $1 million to charity, has been a hallmark component of the organization. Kaepernick has donated to a large number of causes, including Mothers Against Police Brutality, School on Wheels and Youth Services, Inc.

In addition, Kaepernick has established the “Know Your Rights Camp,” an enterprise fully funded by Kaepernick to raise awareness on higher education, self-empowerment and to instruct others on how to properly interact with law enforcement. 

Since being blackballed from the league, Colin has expressed he wants to play. He uses social media to post videos of his practices, making it known if someone from the NFL calls him up, he’s showing up to practice.

AB doesn’t believe Colin REALLY wants to play football. 

”You took the money, the commercials. We don’t see you outside. We don’t see him in the hood. He don’t do nothing. Like, we cool. But, nah, we ain’t even stan Kaepernick."

He continued, "He not even from the hood. He haven’t even been in the trenches. We like Kaepernick and all, but we ain’t really on that."

Whet?!  This coming from a man who literally LEFT a football game in the middle of the game?!

Check out the clip that’s circulating below:

 

You can watch the full interview here:

That wasn’t the only interview AB came for Kaepernick in…

AB also popped mentioned Colin in a recent interview with 50 Cent’s This Is 50 network where he wanted to make it crystal clear that he should not be compared to the former NFL quarterback.

“We saw what happened to Colin Kaerpernick …” interviewer June Archer said before AB cut him off.

“Colin Kaepernick not AB. Colin Kaepernick not even from the hood. He’s not even from Liberty City. So, I don’t even want to mention his name,” he said. “AB is a valuable football player. AB had stats last year, touchdowns.” 

He doubled down on his comments about why people shouldn’t feel sympathy for Kap.

“He’s been treated good,” AB said. “He got (a) Netflix documentary. Don’t get it twisted. See that’s the wrong thing about the world. We think, ‘Oh Kaepernick treated so bad because they don’t let him play football.’ Yeah, they didn’t let him play football, they gave him commercials. They gave him money. I’m not trying to tell you what ‘they’ did, I’m telling you the reality of what happened.”

AB said Colin isn’t really “blackballed” because he was still able to sign contracts and still make money. He believes if the NFL really banned him, he wouldn’t have received any contracts to anything. He then goes on to explain the difference between Colin being “banned” and how he has been treated.

“Kaepernick, I feel like he’s a great guy. He stood for a great cause but he don’t understand. He’s not from Liberty City. He’s not even built like that. Dudes like me, they ban you. They don’t even give you contracts. They don’t even want to deal with you. I’m not really an icon right now. You don’t see them writing no books about me,” Brown said.

“You telling me, yo Colin Kaepernick, what did he do? What’s he at right now? Do you see him? I’m on the streets right now every day – people seeing me. They get excited. You know why? Because I make them feel good. They can relate. They know what’s really going on. But they know I still put on a smile and overcome it.

“Colin Kaepernick created all commotion then went in the cut in the corner. I’m in the people’s face every day.”

 

AB is comparing apples to oranges. And, like when most men feel threatened, is making up ish to belittle the person he’s threatened by. 

He would feel some kind of way if someone questioned his alleged "pro black" beliefs because he dates and procreates with white women, diminishing the "black wealth" he so often preaches about.  So he should probably not question the next man’s blackness.

Thoughts?

Photo: Andrew Mills/NJ Advance Media via AP

Former NFLers Randy Moss, Keyshawn Johnson React To Now Ex-Raiders Head Coach Jon Gruden’s Racist, Homophobic, Sexist Emails

Former Black NFL stars, Randy Moss and Keyshawn Johnson, are speaking out in response to the controversy surrounding leaked racist emails sent by former Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden.

 

Jon Gruden resigned as head coach of the Raiders after reports emerged of him using homophobic, racist and misogynistic language in emails while he worked as an ESPN analyst.  A lot is happening. Get the deets inside…

The NFL is in a tizzy!

A few days ago, Jon Gruden "stepped down" as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders after reports were released about him using homophobic, racist and misogynistic language in emails while he worked as an ESPN analyst.  And by stepped down, we put our money on fired.

Some were shocked, while others weren’t. Everyone is talking about it.

After the reports were published, Jon Gruden said he didn’t have "a blade of racism" in his body in response to an email he wrote where he described NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, who is Black, as having “lips the size of michellin tires” in an email 10 years ago. Gruden said he regularly used the phrase “rubber lips” to describe anyone he considered a liar.

Hmph.

Former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss got emotional during ESPN’s "NFL Countdown" after he was asked he could play football for Gruden after the emails were revealed. He said he was hurt by Gruden’s emails especially since he’s in a leadership position.

 

"For us to be moving back and not forward … National Football League, this hurts me."

A powerful conversation from the Sunday NFL Countdown crew on Jon Gruden’s 2011 email that included a racist comment in reference to NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith: pic.twitter.com/FQvMGFUfOj

— ESPN (@espn) October 10, 2021

 

"Now being able to play 14 years in the National Football League to have something like this of a leader," Moss said. "We talk about leadership. We give guys these big contracts because they want to be able to lead 70 men, coaches, equipment staff and managers to the No. 1 goal and that’s to win a championship. And for us to be moving back and not forward in the 21st century. Like I said, man, National Football League: this hurts me. The clock is ticking, man. I’m sorry."

Peep the clip above.

More from the interview below:

The NFL is exploring potential discipline for Gruden in response to his comments. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced they removed Gruden from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ring of Honor following his resignation from the Raiders.

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson, who won a title under Gruden in 2002, said he always felt that Gruden was a” fraud” and a “used car salesman.”

Oop.

 

“He’s just always been a fraud to me…from day one he’s been a used car salesman and people bought it.”@keyshawn reacts to Jon Gruden’s resignation from the Raiders. #KJM pic.twitter.com/iVu7vlJCjk

— Keyshawn, JWill & Max (@KeyJayandMax) October 12, 2021

 

“He’s just always been a fraud to me. … From day one, he’s been a used car salesman,” said the former player-turned-sports analyst. “And people bought it because he inherited a championship team built by Tony Dungy and Rich McKay, and he came in there with a little bit of different energy than we had with Tony, and it kind of kicked us over the top to get our world championship — which I am grateful for. But at the same time, I also saw through who he was through that journey of getting a championship.”

Peep the clip above.

The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal published reports that Gruden used homophobic, racist and misogynistic language in a series of hateful messages over a seven-year period that ended in 2018. Gruden sent an email to Bruce Allen, the former president of the Washington Football Team, where he called NFL commissioner Roger Goodell a “f*ggot” and a “clueless anti football p*ssy”.  Everything was uncovered in an ongoing investigation into The Washington Football Team’s problematic front office culture and disturbing claims brought by former members of the cheerleading team.

In other emails Gruden said player Eric Reid, one of the first players to kneel alongside Colin Kaepernick during the national anthem in protest at police brutality, should be fired. He also called then Vice-President Joe Biden a “nervous clueless p*ssy” and exchanged photos of women wearing only bikini bottoms.

Folks have been sounding off about the controversial emails on social media:

 

Same team employs Antonio Brown who has been charged/convicted of battery, burglary, sexual assault, child endangerment, intimidation, and reckless driving https://t.co/I1YJTJvyYs

— Dan (@ClappedDan) October 12, 2021

 

 

Marquette King, Khalil Mack, amari Cooper, Antonio Brown and a few other players that claimed they weren’t happy in Oakland under gruden the signs were in front of us this whole time https://t.co/XoptlPr0eF

— EST. Pee (@nix973) October 12, 2021

 

 

NFL and the Gruden emails: pic.twitter.com/JaVzIgmlsu

— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) October 14, 2021

 

 

Something is terribly wrong with a major American sports league who’d blackball Colin Kaepernick for speaking truth about racial inequality while conveniently overlooking misdeeds committed by Jon Gruden & Brett Favre for years on end. https://t.co/DWerRv8W9B

— Pro-Democracy; Anti-Fascist! (@Wobbledance1) October 13, 2021

 

 

I think this is a pretty great example of talking about what’s wrong with Gruden’s emails that’s genuine and accessible to people across various ideological lens/vocabularies. https://t.co/YlnND5cBxr

— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) October 13, 2021

 

 

Jon Gruden has always been this man. He’s always felt this way. We are better off knowing it and the league is better off without him. Just know, he ain’t the only one. Someone had to be receiving those emails too! https://t.co/louFtTX770

— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) October 12, 2021

 

 

I joined @DonLemonTonight to discuss Jon Gruden and Kyrie Irving. pic.twitter.com/QGSMz6g5FL

— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) October 13, 2021

 

EA Sports is removing Gruden from Madden NFL 22:

 

Madden has removed Jon Gruden from the video game because of his emails. To my knowledge they have never removed any player for any crimes. Nor should they, by the way. Just when you think things can’t get more insane they do. pic.twitter.com/jccsuqIOlv

— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) October 13, 2021

Thoughts?

Photos: Steve Jacobson/Shutterstock

ESPN Reportedly Suspends ‘Apologetic’ Sage Steele Over Controversial COVID & Barack Obama Race Comments

ESPN has taken action against anchor Sage Steele after she made some controversial comments about the COVID-19 vaccine and forever president Barack Obama. She has apologized, but the network still issued a suspension. More inside…

ESPN’s Sage Steele has found herself in hot water after making some controversial comments about the COVID-19 vaccine and forever president Barack Obama.

While chopping it up on Jay Cutler‘s “Uncut with Jay Cutler” podcast, she shared her thoughts with the former NFL quarterback about the COVID vaccine mandate her employer – ESPN – put in place. She said she only got the shot because she didn’t want to be removed from the air.

"I work for a company that mandates it and I had until September 30th to get it done or I’m out," she said about the vaccine. "I respect everyone’s decision, I really do, but to mandate it is sick and it’s scary to me in many ways. I’m not surprised it got to this point, especially with Disney. I mean, a global company like that."

According to Front Office Sports, ESPN has suspended the regular noon "Sportscenter" anchor and she will no longer be the host for the the 2021 "espnW: Women + Sports Summit," which will take place from Oct 18th -20th.

Not only that, the site reports she has tested positive for COVID-19, but her suspension goes beyond her diagnosis.

“At ESPN, we embrace different points of view — dialogue and discussion makes this place great,” ESPN said in a statement. “That said, we expect that those points of view be expressed respectfully, in a manner consistent with our values, and in line with our internal policies.”

The network also shared an apology from Steele:

"I know my recent comments created controversy for the company, and I apologize,” Steele said. “We are in the midst of an extremely challenging time that impacts all of us, and it’s more critical than ever that we communicate constructively and thoughtfully.”

Check it:

 

pic.twitter.com/A8RtHlh1C0

— Michael McCarthy (@MMcCarthyREV) October 5, 2021

 

The 15-year ESPN veteran made a series of controversial remarks during her appearance on Jay Cutler’s podcast, which included her thoughts about the vaccine mandate, sexism in the industry, and she even questioned forever president Barack Obama’s ethnicity. Hmph.

While chatting about which "box" she would check for the census (as a biracial woman), she shared her opinion on Mr. Obama’s preference when filling out the questionnaire.

“I’m like, ‘Well, congratulations to the president. That’s his thing.’ I think that’s fascinating considering his Black dad was nowhere to be found, but his White mom and grandma raised him, but hey, you do you. I’m going to do me."

Ma’am, have several seats. It’s also interesting she chose former Bears QB Jay Cutler’s show to express these "race concerns", seeing that he, himself, is a vocal Trump supporter.  Cutler was also known in the NFL for being "an overpaid quarterback who choked during big games, threw inconsistent passes, missed dozens of games due to injury, and had a bad attitude."  He was also signed to the Dolphins over Colin Kaepernick, who had a much better stats, much to MANY fans’ dismay.  And he was quite silent on all matters that involved Black Lives.

While talking about sexism in journalism, she placed blame on female sports reporters for wearing oversexualized attire.

“So when you dress like that, I’m not saying you deserve the gross comments, but you know what you’re doing when you’re putting that outfit on, too,” Steele said. “Like, women are smart, so don’t play coy and put it all on the guys.”

Gotta love the "conservative women" who display internalized misogony whenever they feel it will be welcomed.  Former ESPN anchor Jemele Hill flagged her comments as "clown behavior" on social media:

 

So on top of thinking former President Obama shouldn’t identify as black because he didn’t have a relationship with his black father, Sage Steele also thinks female journalists who dress a certain way “know what you’re doing when you’re putting that outfit on.”

Clown behavior. pic.twitter.com/edgTVopQqg

— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) October 3, 2021

 

"So on top of thinking former President Obama shouldn’t identify as black because he didn’t have a relationship with his black father, Sage Steele also thinks female journalists who dress a certain way ‘know what you’re doing when you’re putting that outfit on.’ Clown behavior."

Indeed it is.

Sage was also rightfully dragged on Twitter (and by other former colleagues too) for her thinly veiled hateful & idiotic comments:

Le Sigh. My Dad wasn’t around when I was younger. I’m still Black.

— Cari Champion (@CariChampion) October 3, 2021

My dad is white and my mom was a Chilean immigrant. I consider myself Latina even though she is currently “nowhere to be found” because (like Obama’s father) she is dead. @sagesteele is awful. https://t.co/zEzDTnfmHf

— Lisa Guerrero (@4lisaguerrero) October 3, 2021

I’m not sure anyone hates being black more than Sage Steele. Uncle Ruckus would feel inferior in comparison.

— FOST (@GeorgeFoster72) October 3, 2021

Never forget Sage Steele leaned over to allow her her hair to be pulled on live TV and let the guy comment it was “real” suggesting others wear weaves in her position and only responded “random! Lol” pic.twitter.com/k1fsEhj11I

— (@exavierpope) October 3, 2021

3) Sadly, @sagesteele has a long rep there for trying to blow up the careers of co-anchors and other co-workers. Mind of an assassin, no aim, always wounding herself. But this stuff, especially the Obama part, is intolerable. They need to take her off the air, immediately. https://t.co/HmO3NwHmIK

— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) October 3, 2021

This woman stays putting her foot in her mouth.

NFL Fans Are Outraged Over Tim Tebow’s Return Before Colin Kaepernick’s!

Word on the curb is that Tim Tebow is making an NFL return after not playing in the league since 2012. Fans are outraged the white former QB is getting a job before Colin Kaepernick. Deets inside…

The sports world is in a frenzy after news broke that Tim Tebow would likely be making a return to the NFL. Fans are PISSED the former white quarterback is getting an NFL job while Colin Kaepernick still remains sidelined.

According to reports, Tim Tebow is expected to sign a one-year contract with his hometown Jacksonville Jaguars soon. The 33-year-old, a former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner, will make a comeback as a tight end.

The #Jaguars are planning to sign QB-turned-TE Tim Tebow to a 1-year deal, per me and @TomPelissero, a deal that could be official in the next week or so. Nothing done yet. But he’ll have a chance to make the team to reunite with his mentor and college head coach Urban Meyer.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 10, 2021

"The #Jaguars are planning to sign QB-turned-TE Tim Tebow to a 1-year deal, per me and @TomPelissero, a deal that could be official in the next week or so. Nothing done yet. But he’ll have a chance to make the team to reunite with his mentor and college head coach Urban Meyer," tweeted NFL reporter Ian Rapoport.

Oh, but get this. Tebow will be returning to the NFL to play tight end, a position he NEVER played in high school, college or his previous three-year NFL career, according to ESPN.

If he signs, he’ll reunite with head coach Urban Meyer after winning two college football national championships while at Florida in 2006 and 2008.

Tebow played with the New York Jets during his final regular season game in the NFL before he was hired by ESPN as a college football analyst in 2013. In 2015, he signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles as a third string quarterback. He played all four pre-season games before he was released before the regular season.

Fans have been sounding off on the fact Tim Tebow could possibly be given a job and Colin Kaepernick still hasn’t been picked up by a team. Some say it’s giving “racism” and “white privilege.” As you know, Kaepernick was blackballed from the league after he took a knee during the National Anthem in 2016 to bring awareness to police brutality and social injustice.

Peep the outrage below:

::laughs in Colin Kaepernick:: https://t.co/KiAopAAWDz

— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) May 10, 2021

Tebow – Hasn’t played in the NFL since 2012. Gets another shot.

Kaepernick – Hasn’t played since 2016. Gets nothing.

What’s the difference? Can’t seem to put my finger on it… pic.twitter.com/F9BF5CdqKX

— BLACK ADAM SCHEFTER (@B1ackSchefter) May 10, 2021

There’s no way you can tell me that Tim Tebow deserves to be on a team as an unproven tight end who hasn’t played in 9 years more than Colin Kaepernick. There’s just no way that’s gonna make sense.

— David Dennis Jr. (@DavidDTSS) May 10, 2021

Tim Tebow finding a team and Colin Kaepernick can’t.

White privilege NFL style.

Tebow can’t throw, never could, never played TE, and hasn’t played in ..what …8 years?

Explain it to me like I’m 5.

— steven pasquale (@StevePasquale) May 10, 2021

Tim Tebow hasn’t played football in 6 years and will be 34 heading into training camp and he just signed with the Jags. From here on out, I don’t ever want to hear another word about how Colin Kaepernick isn’t good enough for another shot in the NFL.

— . (@TheFatDoja) May 10, 2021

Interesting how the same people that are praising Tim Tebow for his values outside of football, see Colin Kaepernick’s values as a distraction. pic.twitter.com/aqbDpZZXci

— Ahmed Ali (@MrAhmednurAli) May 10, 2021

But no one will sign Colin Kaepernick because hE hASn’T pLayEd in ForEvER and He woUlD bE a DiSTracTioN

— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) May 10, 2021

Waiting for Colin Kaepernick to sign with the #Jaguars as a tight end too….. Wait, no?

— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) May 11, 2021

So Tebow haven’t played an NFL game in damn near a decade and it’s that simple…no hate but you got to be kidding me

— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) May 11, 2021

Remember, Colin Kaepernick isn’t in the NFL because…
– “he was a terrible QB”
– “he brings a media circus everywhere”
– “he hasn’t played in years”
– “kneeling is disrespectful” pic.twitter.com/12vwtUlTIz

— Joe Praino (@FixYourLife) May 10, 2021

From NFL Now: Tim Tebow is expected to sign with the #Jaguars. He’s back, with a chance to make the team and help their locker room. pic.twitter.com/W2I4d3GmP6

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 10, 2021

 

#TimTebow proves prayer changes things…………but so does being white! #TeamDl

— DL Hughley (@RealDLHughley) May 12, 2021

 

In 2019, Colin trekked it to Atlanta for an NFL workout with wide receiver Antonio Brown. No NFL team picked him up, but he has been putting in work behind the scenes. The former NFL QB is releasing a new book about the abolition of policing and prisons.

TMZ reports:

The book — titled "Abolition for the People: The Movement for a Future Without Policing & Prisons" — is set to drop in October and features 30 essays, including one from Colin himself.

Colin also served as editor on the project — which we’re told will be available in hard copy, audio book and e-book.

“The omnipresent threat of premature death at the hands, knees, chokeholds, tasers, and guns of law enforcement has only further engrained its anti-Black foundation into the institutions of policing," Kaepernick states. "In order to eradicate anti-Blackness, we must also abolish the police. The abolition of one without the other is impossible."

One person familiar with the book says the conversation Colin wants to have with his readers is essentially this … how do we reimagine and reenvision keeping communities safe without a militarized police presence?

Thoughts?

Photos: AP Photo/Mike McCarn/John Raouxddd

Army Sergeant Jonathan Pentland CHARGED With Assault After Shoving Black Man In Viral Video, Protesters Turned Up Outside His Home

Jonathan Pentland – a U.S. Army Sergeant seen physically assaulting a Black man in a viral video – has been charged with third-degree assault thanks to the Internet. More inside…

Audacity is still seemingly on sale for FREE these days because these racist folks are still out here doing the absolute most. Thankfully, technology is getting them hemmed up.

A white Army sergeant was captured in a viral video physically assaulting and berating a Black man who was simply walking while black.

42-year-old Jonathan Pentland – a U.S. Army sergeant – was seen pushing and berating a Black man – named Deandre – in a South Carolina neighborhood in a video that spread like wildfire. Social media users quickly shared the video on their accounts, asking people to identify the aggressor in the video, and it worked.

In the clip, Jonathan – an Army solider based at Fort Jackson – asks the Black man what he’s doing in “his” neighborhood, to which the young man responds he’s taking a walk. Jonathan quickly let him know he was in the “wrong neighborhood” and if he didn’t leave, he would personally put him out. Throughout the video, Jonathan is seen getting in Deandre’s face yelling, and at one point, pushing him where he almost fell to the ground. Deandre remained cool the ENTIRE time.

There are some reports this is Deandre’s neighborhood as well, but those are unconfirmed for now.  Either way, the sidewalk is public and anyone is allowed to walk on streets and sidewalks.

The altercation was recorded and then shared by a neighbor – Shirell Johnson – on Facebook. According to her, the incident happened in a subdivision of The Summit, which has a Columbia address but is technically outside the city’s limits.

Check it:

Thankfully, some black people saw what was going down and got him out of the situation before it escalated further.

Neighbor Shirell Johnson shared more details about the incident after the police came and took a police report:

”Thank you all for reaching out and helping to support Deandre! The young black male’s name is Deandre. We did not know him nor had ever met him until last night. The young lady recording the video we also did not know until last night. She saw the young man in distress and knew he didn’t do anything wrong so she started videoing for his safety! (Smart girl). She sent me the video last night and I got the ok to post it. I have been in contact with both D (as I call him now) to check on him and the young lady Shadae who did the video. Both are doing ok but still processing. Last night we all bonded bc we noticed a young man in distress and he happened to be black! We waited with him until the officer arrived and we repeatedly informed the officer that D was assaulted (you all didn’t see the second instance) when he slapped his hand and his phone fell and cracked. The officer told us that his supervisor told him that he could only charge the white guy with malicious injury to property and not assault! Deandre was calm throughout and he had been in that neighborhood-The Lakes @Barony Place walking plenty of times and he lives in the summit! Lots of people walk out there and never any trouble. Vinnetta and I only wanted to get D to safety bc the situation was getting out of control and that white guy was very angry and yelling at him overpowering him. We circled back to get him out of that situation bc we refused to see D go to jail or lying there dead simply bc he was black. The only thing he did was be black while walking!!!

 

Me and bestie was out for our evening walk and came across this quickly escalating situation of a young man walking…

Posted by Shirell Johnson on Monday, April 12, 2021

Yesterday, Jonathan was reportedly arrested, taken to Richland County Jail, and was charged with third-degree assault and battery, which carries a maximum penalty of a $500 fine or 30 days in jail. He should have been charged with a HATE CRIME.

Before the arrest was made, Fort Jackson Commanding Brig. Gen. Milford H. Beagle Jr. said Jonathan’s behavior in the video "is by no means condoned by any service member” and he said they were going “to the bottom of this ASAP.”

"The leaders at Fort Jackson in no way condone the behavior depicted in the video posted recently," said Fort Jackson…

Posted by Fort Jackson Commanding General on Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Fort Jackson confirmed an investigation into Jonathan Pentland has been launched at the federal level…as it should.

The leaders at Fort Jackson in no way condone the behavior depicted in the video and will work closely with each law enforcement agency as investigations move forward.

— Fort Jackson Post CSM (@fortjacksoncsmT) April 14, 2021

The command team, our Criminal Investigation Division (Army CID) agents, and our Staff Judge Advocate teams are all engaged with their professional counterparts and civil authorities to seek the facts which will determine how the investigations progress.

Victory! Starts Here!!

— Fort Jackson Post CSM (@fortjacksoncsmT) April 14, 2021

Before Jonathan was charged, protesters showed up outside of his home and chanted “No Justice! No Peace!”

Black Activists pulled up to the home of racist Army sergeant Jonathan Pentland who assaulted and tried to oust a young Black man walking in the neighborhood pic.twitter.com/DMi5GGdd1v

— Habari Entertainment (@Habarient) April 15, 2021

This is right now at the sidewalk outside #JonathanPentland‘s house where he assaulted a young Black man pic.twitter.com/Z1jeNhfguE

— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) April 14, 2021

Too close to my house for me not to pull up (not even a 5 min drive). Jonathan Pentland was right…. We are a “tight knit community” and that’s exactly was we showed him. pic.twitter.com/YSvZmCXEtu

— Mac (@crownme_mac) April 15, 2021

It started with video of a racist encounter with Army Drill Sergeant SSG Jonathan Pentland assaulting one Black youth for walking through his neighborhood.

Now The People of Columbia, SC are on his lawn. https://t.co/FmCC0mnO3J pic.twitter.com/BD1XPauOWY

— Ms. Natasha (@soulful_chica) April 15, 2021

One protester explained how the neighbors tired to LIE on Deandre, claiming he tried to sexually assault her daughter:

 

 
 

 

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It’s reported he and his family have moved from their home to an undisclosed location.

Don’t run now! Jonathan Pentland and family leaving their home for an undisclosed location. My guess is they’re moving his ass to Ft Jackson to keep people away from the smoke he’s catching!#JohnathanPentland pic.twitter.com/yZib8CYSiE

— fitchic (@alexisnaniya) April 15, 2021

The protesters also hosted a press conference outside of Jonathan’s home:

And we’ll just sit this here:

While we’re dragging racist Army sergeant Jonathan Petland, let’s not forget his she devil wife Cassie Dalrymple Pentland, who cheered her husband and antagonized the young Black man he assaulted.

Karen’s like her are partners with white man in maintaining white supremacy. pic.twitter.com/JbZnWWNRhd

— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) April 15, 2021

It’s supposedly Jonathan’s wife’s birthday today. Happy Birthday, KAREN.  We hope your husband’s charges and you getting dragged are the ultimate gift.

As if we needed another example, but this is EXACTLY why former NFL QB Colin Kaepernick took a knee!

Photos: RCSD/Facebook Screenshots

Birthday Boy Dr. Dre’s Estranged Wife Accuses Him Of Letting ‘Visitors’ – Likely Other Women – Wear Her Clothes + Alleged Mistress Celebrates B’Day At His Mansion?!

Dr. Dre celebrates his 56th birthday today. Word on the curb is that one of his alleged mistresses celebrated her birthday at his mansion. Meanwhile, his estranged wife Nicole Young, is accusing Dre of letting his chicks wear her expensive clothes and she wants them back. More inside…

Since Dr. Dre’s estranged wife Nicole Young pulled the trigger on their divorce, things between them keep getting messier by the day.

After 24 years of marriage, Nicole Young, wants out and she has been filing paperwork left and right in the ongoing high-profile separation.

Now, Nicole believes Dre is letting his chicks run all through his mansion and that they have been wearing expensive clothing she left behind. So, she’s demanding access to their marital home so she can retrieve the rest of her belongings. Apparently, she left a ton of personal belongings in their Brentwood home, so she’s asking the courts to allow her to get them.

According to the documents, Nicole claims she left the home back in April 2020 (a few months before she filed for divorce) with the “bare minimum” of her belongings. The reason she didn’t grab everything is because Dre was allegedly drunk and yelling, “F*ck you. Get the f*ck out. Go to Malibu,” so she left out in a hurry to their home in Malibu.

Nicole claims she left designer and vintage handbags, couture clothing, and – get this – 20 fur coats in a "cedar and temperature-controlled" closet. Also, Nicole revealed her regular closet and her "boutique room" at the home is about 1,000 sq. feet, which is larger than some people’s apartments and homes. Sheesh.

TMZ reports:

Since she’s left, Nicole says she’s observed several different women posting photos and videos inside the house — and she claims some of Dre’s visitors might be wearing her stuff.

For instance, Nicole claims one of Dre’s playmates posted a photo in his bathroom while wearing what appear to be her Chanel slides. She’s also upset Dre throws huge parties — like one he had in October for the NBA Playoffs — because she thinks with all the drinking, it’s just a matter of time before someone damages or takes her belongings.

Oh, and one more thing … Nicole’s worried Dre might pack up her remaining property and just send it to storage. She says that would be catastrophic for her furs, which must remain in that temperature-controlled closet.

Must be nice.

As far as folks possibly having access to her things, she may be on to something…

Back in October, Nicole wanted to subpoena three of Dre’s alleged former mistresses to testify against him in the divorce proceedings. In the paperwork, she named model-turned-skin care entrepreneur Kili Anderson, singer Jillian Speer, and Crystal Sierra (Crystal Rogers) – who is known as the ‘Queen of Latin Hip-Hop.’

Well, Kili recently shared some birthday flicks on her Instagram and it appears she celebrated at Dre’s mansion (above).

"Brat Pack 2021 .. Best Birthday Ever! #TBT," Kili wrote in the caption of a picture of herself with her friends.

You can look at the background of her photo and compare it to the background of a photo of Dre kneeling alongside Colin Kaepernick:

 

 
 

 

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Chile…

You’ll notice, Kili put the #TBT hashtag in her caption, which means Throwback Thursday, so the picture could be old. A friend of Kili’s also shared a picture from the celebration, tagging Brentwood, CA:

So, maybe it was recent? Either way, we know Nicole is watching.

It was rumored and speculated Dre fathered a daughter with Kili Anderson, who was allegedly born in January 2015. Word on the curb is that Dre had his team scrub the baby story from the site that broke the story.

Nicole could be talking about Kili in her new paperwork, or she could also be reacting to rumors that Dre is dating Omarion’s ex/kids’ mother, Apyrl Jones. They were spotted on a dinner date last week, which fueled dating rumors. 

After the pics hit the Internet, Apryl’s former "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" co-star Moniece Slaughter shared some shady tea that Dre and Apryl had been dating "for a while." Following her interview, Moniece was forced to shut down her social media accounts after receiving threats against her and her family’s safety. She blamed Dr. Dre for it.

Dre’s estranged wife also recently filed paperwork because she believes the Hip Hop mogul bought a $2.15 million house — free and clear — in 2019 and she suspects he provided his alleged mistress with that home. Nicole also previously filed paperwork detailing how Dre allegedly abused her throughout their 20+ year relationship.

Dre agreed to pay Nicole $2 million in temporary spousal support while their legal battle continues to play out in court.

All of the divorce drama over Dre’s reported $1 billion empire stems from a pre-nuptial agreement they signed in 1996. Nicole filed documents claiming she was forced to sign the prenup under duress on their wedding day. Two years later, Dre supposedly told her he was ashamed he made her sign the prenup and allegedly tore it up in front of her.

It was previously reported that their prenuptial agreement could possibly mean Nicole will NOT be entitled to half of her husband’s reported $1 billion fortune. Yikes! However, some courts will deem a prenup stale or invalid after 10 years if it isn’t updated.

Today, Dr. Dre celebrated his 56th birthday and fellow rapper Ice Cube posted a tribute:

 

 

 
 

 

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NBA’s Jonathan Isaac Suffers Season-Ending ACL Injury Days After Explaining Why He Didn’t Take A Knee Or Wear ‘BLM’ Shirt During Anthem

Jonathan Isaac of the Orlando Magic is out for the season! He suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during last night’s game against the Sacramento Kings. The injury comes just days after he explained why he decided to stand during the National Anthem and why he chose not to wear a Black Lives Matter t-shirt like the rest of the NBA when the season restarted. Get it all inside…

Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac is out for the remainder of the season days after the NBA restarted the 2019-20 season in the Orlando Bubble.

The team announced Isaac tore his ACL in his left knee during a game against the Sacramento Kings last night with 9:19 minutes left on the clock in the fourth quarter. He hopped between two Kings players on his way to the basket, but then his knee blew out and he fell to the floor, visibly in pain.

Watch it below:

Jonathan Isaac went down with an apparent knee injury and left the game in a wheelchair

Hope he’s okay pic.twitter.com/MZHoy9rqy2

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 3, 2020

 

PRESS RELEASE:
Jonathan Isaac injury update pic.twitter.com/uCtH8MdaT3

— Orlando Magic PR (@Magic_PR) August 3, 2020

 

The team announced the 22-year-old baller would be “out indefinitely and his return to the court will depend on how he responds to treatment and rehabilitation." You can read their press release above.

IT IS WELL!!! 2 Kings 4! Thank you for all of your prayers and concerns I’m encouraged. Remember our God is not just a God of the hills but a God of the valleys! (2 Corinthians ch 4 vs 9!) MY COMEBACK WILL BE GREATER THAN MY SETBACK!!!! I STILL STAND IN JESUS NAME!!!! pic.twitter.com/9Icv0WULQ6

— Jonathan Isaac (@JJudahIsaac) August 3, 2020

The NBA forward – who is an ordained minister – hopped on Twitter to thank everyone for their prayers and he remained optimistic about an epic comeback in "Jesus name."

"IT IS WELL!!! 2 Kings 4!," he tweeted. "Thank you for all of your prayers and concerns I’m encouraged. Remember our God is not just a God of the hills but a God of the valleys! (2 Corinthians ch 4 vs 9!) MY COMEBACK WILL BE GREATER THAN MY SETBACK!!!! I STILL STAND IN JESUS NAME!!!!"

The Magic ended up defeating the Kings, 132-116.

This was Isaac’s second game since the season restarted last Friday. During Magic’s first game against the Brooklyn Nets, Isaac decided to stand during the National Anthem (pictured atop). He also wore his team jersey instead of the “Black Lives Matter” t-shirt the other players and coaches (from both teams) were wearing. Kneeling during the National Anthem as a peaceful protest against police brutality was launched by former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick in 2016.

Sports journalist Taylor Rooks asked Isaac if he believed black lives mattered and asked him to explain what religion has to do with kneeling for the anthem to protest against racism and police brutality. 

I asked Jonathan Isaac two questions:

You didn’t kneel during the anthem but you also didn’t wear a black lives matter shirt. Do you believe black lives matter?

Can you explain what religion has to do with kneeling for the anthem to protest against racism and police brutality? pic.twitter.com/me61FleWPY

— Taylor Rooks (@TaylorRooks) July 31, 2020

 

"I believe that Black Lives Matter. A lot went into my decision, and part of it is, I thought that kneeling or wearing the Black Lives Matter t-shirt doesn’t go hand-in-hand with supporting Black lives. So I felt like, just me personally, what is that I believe is taking on a stance that, I do believe that Black lives matter, but I just felt like it was a decision that I had to make, and I didn’t feel like putting that shirt on and kneeling went hand in hand with supporting Black lives. I believe that for myself, my life has been supported by gospel, Jesus Christ, and everyone is made in the image of God and that we all forge through God’s glory.

Each and every one of us do things that we shouldn’t do and say things that we shouldn’t say. We hate and dislike things that we shouldn’t hate and dislike, and sometimes it gets to a point where we point fingers, whose evil is worse, and sometimes it comes down to whose evil is most visible. So I felt like I wanted to take a stand on, we all make mistakes, but I think that the gospel of Jesus Christ is that there’s grace for us, and that Jesus came and died for our sins and that if we all come to an understanding of that and that God wants to have a relationship with us, that we can get kept all of the things in our world that our messed up, jacked up.

I think when you look around, racism isn’t the only thing that plagues our society, that plagues our nation, that plagues our world, and I think coming together on that message that we want to get past not only racism but everything that plagues as us as a society, I feel like the answer to that is gospel."

He also revealed he informed his teammates of his decision in a meeting before the game started.

Watch the full clip above.

The Magic released a statement when the season restarted where they showed support to the players using their platforms to raise awareness to issues that are important to them. No mention of Isaac not kneeling.

Technically, kneeling during the anthem is prohibited in the NBA. However, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said that the league would not enforce that rule while in the Orlando Bubble.

"I respect our teams’ unified act of peaceful protest for social justice and under these unique circumstances will not enforce our long-standing rule requiring standing during the playing of our national anthem," Adam said in a statement to Yahoo Sports.

Everybody has a right to say and do as they please accoridng to their beliefs.

 

EXTRAS:

1. The Navy SEALs are planning an investigation after videos surfaced online of dogs attacking a man wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey in a K-9 demonstration during a fundraising event last year. STORY

Photo: AP Photo/Ashley Landis

Michael Che Gets His Own HBO MAX Show + Idris Elba Inks First-Look Deal With Apple

Big projects are in the works for Michael Che, Idris Elba & Colin Kaepernick! Deets on Michael’s new HBO Max comedy show, Idris’ new deal with Apple and Colin’s overall deal with Disney inside…

 

Michael Che is out here doing BIG things!

The “Saturday Night Live” star is getting his own original sketch comedy series. The untitled project will feature six-episodes, produced by Universal TV, which is owned by NBC where “SNL” is housed. So, good news is he likely will be able to continue hosting the “Weekend Update” on “SNL.” Get those checks!

According to Deadline, each episode of the show will follow a theme or incident – i.e. police brutality, unemployment, etc. He’ll use sketches and vignettes to illustrate what it feels like to experience this from a Black vantage point. Now, THIS is what we need.

The show is less about being “right” and more about being honest even IF its controversial. We’re DEF here for this. Hopefully, white people will be too.

“I’m really excited to be working on this show with HBO Max” said Michael Che. “It’s a project I’ve been thinking about for a while and we have a lot of sketches we want to shoot so please wear your masks so that we can go into production.”

The Untitled project will be executive produced by Che, Lorne Michaels, and Erin Doyle.

In case you haven’t heard, Michael made headlines when he paid the rent for all of the tenants living in the same public housing complex as his grandmother, who died in April of Coronavirus. Loves it!

As for another new gig…

Black Hollywood is inking deals and making major moves.

Idris Elba and his Green Door Pictures productions company just inked a first-look deal at Apple. Woot!

Under the deal, Idris’ production company will produce both new series and features for Apple’s streaming platform, Apple TV Plus.

Variety reports:

Jay Hunt, Apple’s creative director for Europe, led the deal. Elba is repped by WME, The Artists Partnership and Ziffren Brittenham. Elba is the latest high-profile star to sign a deal with Apple. Others include Oprah Winfrey, Alfonso Cuaron, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Justin Lin, Kerry Ehrin, Jason Katims, Lee Eisenberg, Monica Beletsky, Sharon Horgan, Alena Smith and Simon Kinberg. It was also announced last week that Apple had signed an overall deal with the Maurice Sendak Foundation. Under that deal, the foundation will develop new projects based on Sendak’s books and illustrations.

What shows are you expecting to see from Idris?

Also…

Former NFL star Colin Kaepernick is getting to those coins!

The former 49ers quarterback has inked an overall first-look deal wit The Walt Disney Company via his Ra Vision Media. The NFLer-turned-activist wants to tell scripted and unscripted stories that explore race, social injustice and the quest for equity. The new platform will put Black and Brown directors and producers in positions to tell the stories that need to be told.

Deadline reports:

Disney said the deal will extend across all Walt Disney Platforms including Walt Disney Television, ESPN, Hulu, Pixar, and ESPN’s The Undefeated. Kaepernick will work closely with The Undefeated, which is expanding its portfolio across Disney, to develop stories from the perspective of Black and Brown communities.

Good news! His first project is already in production.

The first project in development under the deal is an exclusive docuseries produced by ESPN Films chronicling Kaepernick’s life. Using extensive new interviews and never-seen-before archival material that documents his last five years, Kaepernick will tell his story from his perspective. Libby Geist, Kevin Merida and Connor Schell will executive produce for ESPN. Jemele Hill, who previously worked for both ESPN and The Undefeated, is a producer on the project. Further details will be announced.

“I am excited to announce this historic partnership with Disney across all of its platforms to elevate Black and Brown directors, creators, storytellers, and producers, and to inspire the youth with compelling and authentic perspectives,” Colin said. “I look forward to sharing the docuseries on my life story, in addition to many other culturally impactful projects we are developing.”

“During this unprecedented time, The Walt Disney Company remains committed to creating diverse and inclusive content that resonates and matters,” said Bob Iger, Disney’s executive chairman. “Colin’s experience gives him a unique perspective on the intersection of sports, culture and race, which will undoubtedly create compelling stories that will educate, enlighten and entertain, and we look forward to working with him on this important collaboration.”

Let’s go!

Photos: Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images North America/Splash/ Paul R. Giunta/Getty Images North America

Colin Kaepernick & Ava Duvernay Are Releasing A 6-Episode NETFLIX Series – ‘Colin In Black & White’ – About Him Growing Up With White Adoptive Parents

Colin Kaepernick might be "the man, the myth, the legend" of the wokest kind now, but before he set off a culture-shift in how we deal with race in America, he was finding his way as a biracial male in an all white family and environment. 

 

Deets inside on the powerful series he and Ava Duvernay are bringing to Netflix to show his journey.

The former 49ers QB will forever be known as the man who launched a ripple effect of forcing institutions to address racial disparities head on when he began kneeling during the National Anthem at football games.  Now, it’s time we get to know the man behind all of this bravery, and how he got to this point of social conciousness.

Netflix just announced that the SI Muhammad Ali Legacy Award recipient is teaming up with Academy Award nominated director Ava Duvernay for a 6-episode series, called Colin in Black & White, taking us into the adolescent & teenaged life of all-star athlete and activist Colin Kaepernick. The streamer’s press release explains the limited, scripted limited series further saying:

The series will focus on Kaepernick’s formative high school years, lending meaningful insight into the acts and experiences that led him to become the activist he is today. Emmy Award® Nominee Michael Starrbury writes and serves as executive producer, alongside DuVernay and Kaepernick who will appear as himself as narrator of the series.

The six-episode series, which was conceived in 2019 and recently completed writing in May, provides an introspective look at Kaepernick’s early life as a Black child growing up with a white adopted family and his journey to become a great quarterback while defining his identity. The limited series reunites Starrbury and DuVernay who last worked together on Netflix’s acclaimed When They See Us, which received 16 Emmy Award® Nominations, including a nomination for Outstanding Writing for the duo and was recently honored with a Peabody Award®.

Ava & Colin gave their own takes about why this was necessary to create:

"With his act of protest, Colin Kaepernick ignited a national conversation about race and justice with far-reaching consequences for football, culture and for him, personally,” said DuVernay. “Colin’s story has much to say about identity, sports and the enduring spirit of protest and resilience. I couldn’t be happier than to tell this story with the team at Netflix.”

“Too often we see race and Black stories portrayed through a white lens,” said Kaepernick. “We seek to give new perspective to the differing realities that Black people face. We explore the racial conflicts I faced as an adopted Black man in a white community, during my high school years. It’s an honor to bring these stories to life in collaboration with Ava for the world to see.”

Yes!

As for Colin’s parents, pictured above, we can’t imagine they wouldn’t be 1000% on board with this inside look into their lives as well.  Back in 2016, his parents set the record straight about whether they were behind Colin and his decision to continue to kneel and protest:

“Colin is carrying a heavy load and following a difficult path that he truly believes in. He is putting his entire future and possibly his life on the line for those beliefs,” Teresa and Rick Kaepernick wrote in a statement addressed to The Undefeated on Friday. “As his parents, it pains us to read articles and tweets saying that his family does not support him; this could not be further from the truth. We want people to know that we are very proud of our son and admire his strength and courage in kneeling for the rights of others.”

 

The Undefeated also revealed more about why and how The Kaepernicks adopted Colin (pictured above & below with his sister and brother), and their journey to making sure Colin always knew who he was:

Rick and Teresa Kaepernick, who are white, adopted Colin when he was only 5 weeks old. The couple had lost two sons at birth to congenital heart failure and were not eligible to adopt a white baby from a private adoption agency. Then came along a tiny biracial baby boy who had recently been given away by his 19-year-old white mother. Teresa called Colin her “perfect child.”

Four years later, the family (Rick and Teresa also have two other children) moved from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, to Turlock, California, with the daunting task of raising a biracial boy in an all-white household in America.

From the beginning, the Kaepernicks reaffirmed to their youngest son that his different skin color was perfectly OK, and they never tried to make him white. They even drove him an hour out of town to get him cornrows when he was a teenager.

 

Meanwhile, the Know Your Rights Camp creator also just signed on as Medium’s newest Board Member.
 

We’re excited to announce our founder, @kaepernick7, will be the newest Board Member @medium. In addition to this, #KaepernickPublishing partners with Medium to further our mission uplifting voices of our communities. pic.twitter.com/FQYYNdTQcP

— Kaepernick Publishing (@KaepernickPub) June 18, 2020

Colin is getting all the things, and it’s about time.

Will you be watching Colin in Black & White?

 

Photos: DFree/Shutterstock.com, Colin’s Instagram

George Floyd’s Family Wants 4 Officers Put In Jail For Murder! + LeBron, Odell Beckham Jr. & More React To His Senseless Death

The family of George Floyd – the man who died after police pinned him – is speaking out and they want the four officers involved put in jail for murder. Meanwhile, tons of celebs are reacting to George Floyd’s death. Get it all inside…

George Floyd’s family is speaking out after the 46-year-old black man was murdered by police Monday night in Minneapolis while in police custody.

A bystander filmed video of a police officer pinning George Floyd down (who was already handcuffed) with his knee in his neck as George pleaded he could not breathe. He eventually became unresponsive and was pronounced dead at 9:25 pm Monday (May 25th) at Hennepin County Medical Center, according to the medical examiner. The three white officers and one Asian officer that were involved in the incident were fired, but that’s NOT enough.

 

We did it!! Your calls to @jacob_frey led to the termination of all four officers Now call DA Mike Freeman (612-348-5550) and tell him to ARREST & CHARGE these officers for the murder of #GeorgeFloyd. We must continue to fight for #JusticeForFloyd!! #SayHisName pic.twitter.com/2VHCS7doQp

— Benjamin Crump, Esq. (@AttorneyCrump) May 26, 2020

 

Now, the Floyd Family is calling for the four officers to be charged with MURDER. And rightfully so because that’s exactly what was done in broad daylight.

George Floyd’s family appeared on CNN to speak out for the first time following the death of their loved one. The firing of the four police officers is NOT enough for the family.

“I just don’t understand what more we have to go through in life. He didn’t have to do that to him," his brother said. "They treated him worse than they treat animals. They took a life, they deserve life."

"I don’t feel sorry for them,” he continued.

Another family member said firing the police officers “is a good start” but they want to see them charged “because what they did was murder.”

"They need to pay for what they did. He didn’t deserve what happened to him," she said.

Peep the emotional clip above.

In another interview…

George’s sister – Bridgett Floyd – spoke to "Good Morning America" about her brother’s death.

"They murdered my brother. They killed him," she said. "Firing them is just not enough."

As a mother of black sons, Bridgett said she’s fearful that the same thing could happen to her sons when they grow up.

"You never know what could happen when they walk out the door. They’re small kids right now, but one day they’re going to be adults," she said. "They need to know how to defend themselves, how to stand up for themselves, how to talk for themselves because if I don’t teach that to them, this world, this cold, cold world will take over my babies."

Attorney/civil rights leader Ben Crump – who’s representing the family – talked about how long George begged for his life as the police officer slowly killed him.

"It was nine minutes," Crump said. "Just imagine what George Floyd endured for those nine minutes begging for breath, begging for life."

Tragic. Peep the clip above.

Celebrities are also reacting to news of George Floyd’s death, including LeBron James, Odell Beckham Jr., T.I., Viola Davis, Ava DuVernay and more:

 

 
 

 

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Do you understand NOW!!??!!?? Or is it still blurred to you?? #StayWoke

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So fuckin sick of posting this shit Maaaaan… But then if we don’t,it goes unnoticed. I’m ready when y’all is… IT WONT STOP UNTIL WE STOP IT‼️#ByAnyMeans #LongLiveGeorgeFloyd #USorELSE

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Worlds honestly sickening. It really is….. no explanation

— Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) May 27, 2020

 

 

 

 
 

 

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This is what it means to be Black in America. Tried. Convicted. Killed for being Black. We are dictated by hundreds of years of policies that have restricted our very existence and still have to continue to face modern day lynchings. Here’s the thing……America will never be great until we can figure out a way for it to work for EVERYBODY!!! "I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard and valued"……. RIP George Floyd

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Until he died… the police officers face says it all… the disregard of human life… human black life… Why is it when the police show up for black men murder can easily be put into the equation… On the other hand when a young white teen walks into a church sits down and worships with the members a few minutes later pulls out a high-powered weapon and murders innocent black people while they were worshiping God… The cops showed up apprehend him and take him to get something to eat and he is unscathed… our hearts break every single day… We cannot stay silent!

A post shared by Jamie Foxx (@iamjamiefoxx) on May 26, 2020 at 3:21pm PDT

 

 

You deserved your breath, your dignity, your life. Not to die in the street, murdered by a white cop’s knee on your neck. You deserve our tears, our prayers, our rage, our action. We must act – for you – and for all of those were no cameras are present. We must. #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/JeMNUtkXv6

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Getting killed by the police is the sixth leading cause of death for young black men in America. This is George Floyd. He should be alive. Justice for George Floyd now. Instead of sharing the video of the violence against him, text FLOYD to 55156 (or click link in bio) to demand that the officers who took his life are charged.

A post shared by Tessa Thompson (@tessamaethompson) on May 26, 2020 at 9:42pm PDT

 

 

Dear white brothers and sisters, we desperately need y’all’s help. #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/sMNuB6kHVc

— Emmanuel Acho (@thEMANacho) May 27, 2020

 

Former NFL star Colin Kaepernick – who was blackballed from the league for launching a silent protest to help raise police brutality awareness – reposted the picture of himself kneeling alongside the cop who took a knee on George’s neck, originally posted by former NFL wide receiver Nathan Palmer, on his Instagram Stories: 

If you STILL don’t understand what Colin was trying to do with his silent protest, at this point, you’re part of the problem.

Former NBA player Stephen Jackson was good friends with George and affectionately called him his "twin." He posted a tribute to George on his Instagram writing:

 

 

 
 

 

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The love is diff when u really wanna see your brother win. Twin was really living through me. He was talented in 2 sports and the difference between me and bro was I had more opportunity than he did. 2 things we have in common both from the bottom and both of our names will live forever. U will remember the name George Floyd. Love u twin. Rest Easy. Love to all who have love for all. I mean that

A post shared by Stephen Jackson Sr. (@_stak5_) on May 26, 2020 at 10:11pm PDT

 

 

14 year NBA veteran Stephen Jackson was a close friend with George Floyd – the Minnesota man who died while in police custody after an officer kneeled on his neck. @CBS46 pic.twitter.com/rSx3qtN43D

— shon gables cbs46 (@shongables) May 27, 2020

 

We pray George Floyd’s family receives justice. He didn’t deserve for his life, like countless other black lives, to be stolen by problematic police officers.

 

Photos: GMA Screenshot/Ben Crump Law Office

So Apparently The Patriots Drafted A Kicker With A White Supremacist Tattoo (That He Says He’ll Remove) – But, Colin Kaepernick.

The New England Patriots drafted a new kicker – Justin Rohrwasser – who has a tattoo that resembles that depicts the symbol of a rightwing militia. Now, he’s saying he’ll have it removed. Meanwhile, Colin Kaepernick still doesn’t have an NFL job. More inside…

The NFL and their ever-changing rules are something else.

New England Patriots kicker Justin Rohrwasser has a tattoo that’s causing controversy. The organization drafted Justin in the fifth-round of last week’s NFL virtual draft. It didn’t take long for social media users to realize he has a tattoo on his arm that depicts the symbol of a rightwing militia group – the Three Percenters.

The group advocates gun ownership rights and resistance to the U.S. federal government’s involvement in local affairs. Three Percenters have also been accused of advocating against immigrants, refugees and minorities. By the way, the group was front and center during the white supremacist Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in 2018.

When folks noticed the tat, it didn’t take long for people to ring the alarm about it on social media:

 

DISCOURSE! I DEMAND IT! pic.twitter.com/x2ONruBNWO

— Justis Mosqueda (Day 49) (@JuMosq) April 25, 2020

 

 

Justin Rohrwasser had the Three Percenters tattoo as early as 2015, which was still seven years after the Three Percenters’ formation. The symbol didn’t just “change” in recent years. pic.twitter.com/oFh0iqFWHn

— Andrew Joseph (@AndyJ0seph) April 25, 2020

 

 

For those scoring at home, a white supremacist found a job in the NFL, but Colin Kaepernick isn’t welcome.

— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) April 26, 2020

 

 

The NFL… pic.twitter.com/XMX3Wb5WKX

— Resist Programming (@RzstProgramming) April 26, 2020

 

At first, the 23-year-old announced he would get the tattoo covered. Then, he changed it up and said it would have it completely removed from his body. Hmph.

“As soon as I saw what it was linked to on Saturday, it was exactly that time I knew I had to get it totally taken off my body,” he said. “I said [I would] cover it up, but I want to get it removed from my body. It’s shameful that I had it on there ignorantly.”

Here’s what he initially said about the tattoo during a conference call with reporters, according to ESPN:

"I got that tattoo when I was a teenager and I have a lot of family in the military. I thought it stood for a military-support symbol at the time," he explained. "Obviously, it’s evolved into something that I do not want to represent. When I look back on it, I should have done way more research before I put any mark or symbol like that on my body, and it’s not something I ever want to represent. It will be covered."

It’s reported Justin has had the tattoo since late 2015 – when he would have been about 19-years-old. One could argue the league nor the Patriots knew about the tattoo before signing him, but that’s far fetched. The NFL does an extensive background check and they bombard potential players with tons of questions when scouting new players.

Hmph.

Meanwhile, former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick was blackballed after he took a knee during the National Anthem (several times) to protest police brutality and systemic oppression against people of color. Chile.  Typical.

 

EXTRAS:

1. The Carolina Panthers agreed to terms with 17 undrafted free agents that rounded out the 2020 Draft Class. STORY

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DJ Khaled – Thank You Lyrics

Play this song

[Intro: Big Sean & DJ Khaled]
I gotta give thanks, you know?
I never really met nobody who was truly successful that wasn’t thankful (Straight up, woah)
For the good and the bad (Go time)
It made me who I am
Straight up, look
DJ Khaled

[Verse: Big Sean]
When it get this dark, you gotta feel your way out
They tried to bury me alive, I Kill Bill-ed my way out
Letting go of grudges that I used to feel a way about
‘Cause some emotions are too taxing to keep paying out
Life is what you make it, I know I’ll make it for sure, then make it some more
I know critics hate it galore, it doesn’t phase me no more
I know some peoples only taste of success is the bite that they take out of yours
My GG told me God laugh at you when you make plans
The type of wisdom that made us men
Plus tryna thank everybody who helped us along the way
Is like trying to name every single member of the Wu-Tang Clan
Yeah, I might skip one or two
But that doesn’t mean they wasn’t just as part of the plan
Some love goes without saying
Who would’ve thought that DJ that was on 6 to 10
Right there on 99 Jamz, screamin’, “We the best”
Would’ve had all the execs eatin’ right out of his hands?
Showed us all the keys to success from doors being slammed
Look, I gotta thank Khaled, who back in 2010
Convinced Ye, Sean should drop my last shit
It’s a smash hit, add Chris to it and it’s a classic
That’s that rare shit, yeah loyalty everlasting, look
All I know, forever stuck to the code
Only one I changed was 48221 to 90210
Fast forward later, this nigga Khaled my neighbor
The type of stories that you can’t make up
The universe doesn’t just work it out, man, it works in our favor
What’s Heaven on earth, getting everything that you prayed for?
Shit, believe it to achieve it or you never will
On the phone with Colin Kaepernick
He like, “They not gon’ make it easy for us in this game and they never will”
I’m like, “That’s not just the NFL, bro, that’s every field”
Look, no restraints, bitch, only strength
That’s my wavelength, surprised I ain’t go insane
Heard more gunshots outside than the doorbell rang
And swam with sharks that’s too big to fill up tanks
And I’m right here, right now, how could I not give thanks?
Feel my pain, I paint these pics, I spill this paint
I miss my dogs, I spill this drink
I pray that all your growing pains turn gold champagne
Plus I gotta thank my exes on some “thank u, next” shit
And all the old times that gave me new perspectives
Speaking of new, I’m about to ink a new deal, Don Life Records
And put anyone on in the city who needs connections
This that Fortune 500, my shit never plummet
I just bought a mansion and moved in the dungeon, don’t none of y’all want it
So all y’all fuckboys that want us to fuck up
Just know I make fire in the place and not one of ’em fumble
My vision is tunnel, Sean Don

[Outro: Big Sean]
And I just gotta give thanks
‘Cause it’s that time
You know what I’m talking about, that grind time
You’ve been grinding your whole life
It’s that time where that preparation meets that opportunity
And you gotta be ready
And give thanks

Mary J. Blige – American Skin (41 Shots)

[Verse 1: Mary J. Blige]
41 shots
And we’ll take that ride
Across the bloody river
To the other side
41 shots
Cut through the night
You’re kneeling over his body in the vestibule
Praying for his life

[Pre-Chorus: Mary J. Blige]
Is it a gun? Is it a knife?
Is it a wallet? This is your life
It ain’t no secret
It ain’t no secret
No secret, my friend, you can get killed just for living in
Your American skin
[Ad-Libs: Mary J. Blige & Kendrick Lamar]
Yeah
Oh yeah
Yeah
Oh-oh

[Verse 2: Kendrick Lamar]
If I die right before I wake
Cross my heart, then I seal my fate
Life in the dark of the heartless
Looking at the remedy for all this
Everyday they look at you a target
Falling victim, them and
Him and her then this one, insensitivity
Talk bad religion, skin identity
Lack rash decision made by yours
Pack facility with the urban boy
Gun admitted he bear arm
The entity, arm and leg and head made to destroy
80% of the victim was yours
Maybe I get to relive years of war
Look on the corner, we been here before
Look at the momma, you seen tears before?
Pain bright and early
Rain, sleet, hail, snow, worry
More storm barricade the city
Prosecution, unhung jury
These days murder keep ’em busy
Sweet blood flowed on the gurney
Yellow tape tied around the street
Colin Kaepernick was more than worthy
I could reverse the day, reverse the time
Reverse the block, reverse the gun, reverse the shot
Reverse the law, reverse the flaw
That made us all the versions of a danger flock
Reverse the love, reverse the hate
Reverse the hope, reverse the way we playing sin
Reverse the moment, so we can live again
Life and times of the American skin

[Chorus: Kendrick Lamar]
41 shots
41 shots
41 shots
41 shots
American skin

[Verse 3: Mary J. Blige]
41 shots
Lena gets her son ready for school
She says, “Now, on these streets, Charles
You got to understand the rules (41 shots)
If an officer stops you (41 shots)
Always be polite (41 shots)
And never ever run away
Promise momma you’ll keep your hands in sight”

[Pre-Chorus: Mary J. Blige (Kendrick Lamar)]
Is it a gun? (What is it?) Is it a knife? (What is it?)
Is it a wallet? (What is it?) This is your life
It ain’t no secret (It ain’t no secret)
Sure ain’t no secret (It ain’t no secret)
No secret, my friend, you can get killed just for living in
You can get killed just for living in
You can get killed just for living in
Your American skin

[Outro: Kendrick Lamar & Mary J. Blige]
41 shots
You can get killed just for living in
41 shots
Your American skin
41 shots
Be careful out there, oh baby
41 shots
Listen to momma [?]
41 shots
Don’t wanna take the ride
41 shots
Don’t wanna, don’t wanna, don’t wanna, don’t wanna take the ride
41 shots
Don’t wanna take the ride
41 shots
[?] shots

Eminem – Campaign Speech letras

Jumped out of the 2nd floor of a record store
With a Treacherous Four cassette and a cassette recorder
In Ecuador with Edward Norton
Witness the metamorphosis
Of a legend growin’ like an expert swordsman
From the Hessian war and
Hence the origin of the Headless Horseman
Born with the endorphins of a pathetic orphan
Endless source and reservoir
Of extension cords in dresser drawers
And deadbolts on the bedroom doors
And sexual torture kits kept in a separate storage bin
Excellent boyfriend

Use intercourse to settle scores
With women who have been vendettas towards men
Dickhead is forced in ’til there’s shredded foreskin
Reddish torn and they’re only bein’ fed a portion
Bed sores and sore shins
Pregnant whores can get abortions
Fetish for stickin’ metal forks in, self-absorption
Skeletor, I went to Hell and fell a floor
A predator, I’m headed for competitors
Better warn ’em, what I lack in tact and a set of morals
I make up for in metaphors like a cosmetic store
Stegosaurus, Chuck Norris with a thesaurus
Yes, of course, a mess of warrants
You want some? Come and get some, boys!
I’m givin’ Daniel Pantaleo a refresher course
On excessive force and pressure points
And dressin’ George Zimmerman in a fluorescent orange
Dress and four inch heels to address the court
With a bullseye on his back, his whole chest and torso
Or left on the doorsteps of Trayvon’s dad as a present for him
In my present form I’m Desert Storm
Appetite for destruction there’s no suppressant for
Aggressive, forceful, and less remorseful in every morsel
Unpleasant, horrible; hello, gorgeous!
The rebel with devil horns just fell off the yellow short bus
Met a contortionist, said, “When you wanna get sexual?”
She said, “However I fit in your schedule. I’m flexible.”
Expired tags on the Saturn, got Catherine Bach
In the back in Daisy Dukes with the hazards on
At a traffic stop gettin’ harassed, sign an autograph
For this asshole cop’s daughter
Laugh ’cause I called her a brat on it
He spat on it and brought it back lookin’ half in shock
Had a heart attack and dropped dead
Started fallin’ back with it
And got slapped with a Colin Kaepernick practice sock

One ball and half a dick, Apple Watch
Crack front axle, walked in a Bass Pro Shop with David Hasselhoff, pulled Tabasco sauce out of my satchel
Knocked over a fisherman’s tackle box and *crash sound*
Asked if they had a laughin’ stock
That was fuckin’ stupid…

You got it twisted, all ’cause I offered this bitch
A doggie biscuit, you call me misogynistic
Bitch, get to massagin’ this dick!
Like spas in this bitch, slob on it with gobs of lipstick
Got a shoppin’ list for you to run some odds and ends with
It’s not a bitch on this earth I can be monogamous with
She’s non-existent
Robin Thicke with a throbbin’ dick on some suave and slick shit
But I shout derogatives at bitches like fuckin’ missile launches
Misfit, blond and nitwit
Like I’ve gone ballistic, with a frostin’ tip kit
Screamed, “I hate blondes,” and became one, I’m optimistic
Love to start shit
Shovin’ Clark Kent’s undergarments in the glove compartment
Of the bucket, bumpin’ Bubba Sparxxx
I’m double parkin’ up at Targets, trouble ’causer, a double crosser
Shadiest mothafucka you’ll ever come across
Olympic gymnast, been known for some assaults
A couple lawsuits, enough to cause a stomach ulcer
Same damn brain scan results as Rainman’s is
Something’s off, but when Dustin Hoffman’s
Dressin’ up in your mummy costume
On stage dancin’ to “Brain Damage,” what’s the problem?
Nothing’s wrong, the name brand is back to reclaim status
Run the faucet, I’ma dunk
A bunch of Trump supporters underwater
Snuck up on ’em in Ray Bans in a gray van with a spray tan
It’s a wrap, like an Ace bandage
Don’t-give-a-fuck persona, to my last DNA strand
E&J in the waistband, at the VMAs with the stagehand
She wants kielbasa, pre-arrange an escape plan
Three-inch blade on point, like a See-and-Say
Consider me a dangerous man
But you should be afraid of this dang candidate
You say Trump don’t kiss ass like a puppet
‘Cause he runs his campaign with his own cash for the fundin’
And that’s what you wanted
A fuckin’ loose cannon who’s blunt with his hand on the button
Who doesn’t have to answer to no one—great idea!

If I was president
Gettin’ off is the first order of business
Once I get in office
Second thing that’ll make me happy’s walkin’ up to Uncle Sam
Naked, laughin’, dick cupped in hand
Screamin’, “Fuck safe sex!”
Throw a latex and an AIDS test at him
Tell Congress I run this land
And I want the rubber banned, and make it snappy
Addiction to friction and static
Addict who can’t escape the habit
Continue to chase the dragon
But as fate would have it, I walked up in major Magics
Dressed as the maintenance man
In a laser tag vest and a racin’ jacket
With a gauge to blast it
And sped away in the station wagon
Stacey Dash’s and Casey Anthony’s
Crazy asses in the backseat
Throwin’ Stayfree pads at me
Dead passenger in the passenger seat
Unfasten the safety latches
And slam on the brakes in traffic so hard
I snapped the relocation brackets for the monster tires
‘Finna get a murder case and catch it
Like you threw it at me encased in plastic

And send Dylan Roof through the windshield of the Benz
Until he spins like a pinwheel and begins feelin’…
Like a windmiller with a thin build while his skin’s peelin’
And skids ’til he hits a cement pillar
Swing for the fence like Prince Fielder
Knock it into the upper peninsula
You wanna go against ‘zilla? The Rap God
When will I quit? Never been realer
The in-stiller of fear, not even a scintilla of doubt
Whose pens iller than Prince in a chinchilla
Or Ben Stiller in a suspense thriller
Revenge killer, avenge syllable binge
Fill a syringe, ’til I
Draw first blood
Even pop shit on my pop shit, and it’s popular
Couldn’t be more awkwarder
Cause you’re innocence I robbed you of
It’s my fingers that got stuck up
Taught ya ta, not give a
Slapstick, hockey puck
The broad hunter with the sawed off
Like an arm when it’s lopped off of ya
But I’m not gonna, get the shotgun
Or the Glock, I’m gonna opt for the ox
Cause I’m into objects that are sharp when I shop
And it’s not a shock, I’m such an obnoxious fucker
The Rock Hudson of rock ’cause who would have thought
This much of a cocksucker to go across the buttocks of Vivica Fox with a box cutter
That was for 50, little slap on the wrist be warned
I’m unrevealin’ quickly
My squabbles, I’m grappling with your time traveling with me
Try and follow, as I wobble, relapse into history, with a flask of the whiskey
Tip it back then I’m twisting wine bottles
Like what happened to Chris Reeves’ spine column
That’s the plan of attack when I’m fixing my problems
Wish my chest wasn’t having to get these rhymes off ’em
But the fact that I have so many rappers against me mind boggles
And why I haven’t come back on these faggots who diss me is
More of a spectacular mystery than a fucking Agatha Christie crime novel

But my patience is wearing thin
Swear I been contemplatin’ rubbing shit in your face ’til I smear it in
Diss you in every lyric until you fear the pen
And never appear again
If you actually had fuckin’ careers to end
But then I think of Molly Qerim and I steer ’em in that direction and forget my ideas for them
Molly, I’m gone off you
Man, light some kush
You’re my first take, I’ll nail you
Can’t lie, I gush
If I won you over, you would be the grand prize
I’m entranced by your looks, come and give the Shady franchise a push
You can get it in the can like some Anheuser Busch
Jeans too small, least three pant sizes tush
Mushed against your damn side, your puss
And thighs are squished
What kind of attires that?
I’m ready to be rode
Psychopath, bet you we’ll get it poppin’ like a flat
Light the match to ignite the wrath
Got knives to slash and slice hermaphrodites in half
Piper Chapmans might just have to picket me
Like a scab
Hard to describe in fact
Startling violent perhaps
Are things that come to mind as soon as I start spitting rhymes like that
And you aren’t really surprised at that
But as far as these lines I rap
And these bars, wouldn’t dial it back if I star 69ed the track

Why am I such a dick?