The NFL has a NEW Policy About Standing For The Anthem (BAD IDEA)

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After an eye-opening 2017 season, which caused NFL attendance and TV rating dropped as Trump and other critic’s scrutinized on-field protest by many of the league players. NFL commissioner Roger Goodall announced this week that the league has a new policy, “this season, all league and team personnel shall stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem. Personnel who choose not to stand for the anthem may stay in the locker room until after the anthem has been performed”.

When Trump was asked about the new policy he says, “I think the people pushed it forward. This was not me. I brought it out. I think the people pushed it forward. This country’s very smart. We have very smart people,” the president said. “And, you know, that’s something ideally could have been taken care of when it first started. It would have been a lot easier. But if they did that, they’re doing the right thing.”

The new policy stem from all of the opinion’s after former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, shocked the world when he decided to Neil for the national anthem before a preseason game and then before regular-season games throughout the 2016 season.

The protest let some to boycott watching NFL games last season and it appeared to have played a part in NFL’s ratings. Television viewership fell 9.7% across all networks last season, according to Nielsen data. An average NFL game was watch by 1.6 million fewer people compared to last year, declining overall from 16.5 million $14.9 million, ESPN reported.

Although their ratings have dropped, the NFL still signed a $1.5 billion deal with Verizon to stream games across the wireless carriers platform, according to Recode. The NFL also reached a five-year, $3 billion to broadcast Thursday night Football on Fox sports, according to Reuters.

The problem with this entire policy is that it effects the 70 percent of football players that are African American feeling the injustice in this country. Colin Kaepernick and other players have said they are not protesting the anthem or the military; they are using the anthem to bring attention to racial injustice and the issue of police abuse of black and brown Americans. Below is the video of Sterling Brown being arrested for a parking violation brings up Kaepernick’s point.

Accepting Different Perspectives

It’s hard for us to hear someone say something that we totally disagree with, without feeling offended. Its absolutely OK for someone to feel offended, but one still need to appreciate someone else’s perspective. No matter how outrageous their opinion may be, listening to them will allow one to better understand where they’re coming from. Sometimes it makes sense sometimes it doesn’t, finding the root to why they think the way they think, can help one understand how they should handle that person.

In the video below Domonique talks about the reasons one should be open to different perspectives. After watching the video please comment with any reasons that may have been forgotten. Also, comment below and tell us what you think about the video.

Importance of FORGIVENESS

No one should ever be afraid to forgive. It is one of the most difficult things that we face as human beings, but never want to admit it. In this video I explain why it is so important for us to forgive as human beings.

Please let me know what you think of the video and comment below with some ideas on why you believe someone should forgive. Also, if you want, please share a situation in your life that made it difficult for you to forgive a person or even yourself.

Ben J and Shakari Briggs Respond To Question about African American Leaders

It is now Black History Month and we have dedicated ourselves to asking our celebz about African American/Black people. We want to address the questions that people of color have been asking, but haven’t gotten legit responses. Although we know not many people will response we will be updating about the ones that do respond. We are in for an interesting month.

Hope that you enjoy our questions and the celeb responses. Don’t forget to comment to keep the conversations going.

Todays Question is “Who are the leaders for our young black men/women today?”