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NBA Legend Michael Jordan Opens Up on the Shootings of Black Americans, Police

Charlotte Hornets owner and basketball legend Michael Jordan breaks his silence on the recent wave of violence in America, most notably the high-profile shootings of African-Americans by police and the violence that officers have faced themselves.  Jordan, who has not been known for being outspoken about social issues, released a one-page open letter to The Undefeated, as athletes around the sports world have started speaking out in greater numbers about social issues.  Here’s what he said:

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Jesse Williams’ Empowering Speech on Black Oppression, Race Injustice at the 2016 BET Awards

Four days ago, Grey’s Anatomy actor and activist Jesse Williams won a humanitarian award at the 2016 BET Awards, and he pretty much stole the show.  Personally, I had to take a few days for all the noise on social media to die down and allow Jesse Williams’ words to marinate on my conscious.  The message that this brother dropped on the world was so deep, unflinching and POWERFUL.  It was one of the most coherent and sincere critiques of Continue reading “Jesse Williams’ Empowering Speech on Black Oppression, Race Injustice at the 2016 BET Awards”

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