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.

Chris Rock’s Opening Monologue At Oscars 2016

Chris Rock opens up the 88th Academy Awards with a touchy but important topic of controversy, surrounding the “So White” Oscars. The comedian kept it tasteful and funny.

Over the course of few months people have been upset with the nominations that didn’t include any black actors an actresses. Although there were writers that where Caucasian who were nominated like, Straight Outta Compton, screenplay writers Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff.

Take a look at his monologue below and tell us your thoughts. Is Hollywood racist?

Alicia Keys Holds #BringBackOurGirlsNOW Protest

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It’s been six months since over 200 Nigerian girls were abducted from their boarding school by Boko Haram, a dangerous terrorist group that opposes the education of women. And while the story of the missing girls no longer dominates headlines and social media, Alicia Keys hasn’t forgotten.

The pregnant singer, who recently launched her We Are Here initiative, held a #BringBackOurGirlsNOW protest on Tuesday in New York on the six-month anniversary of the massive abduction. Alicia and protesters were out there to raise awareness and to remind people that the girls are still missing.

During an on-the-scene interview, the 33-year-old mom credited her 4-year-old son Egypt as being part of the reason why she decided to protest.

Today is my son’s birthday and it is also making me stand in solidarity with all the mothers of the Chibok girls who have been abducted for six months and are still missing. And it is just outrageous that that’s going on.

Some people have even told me they’ve heard things about ‘there’s been progress,’ but there hasn’t been progress because the girls aren’t back.

So I think that we get mixed information. We don’t know, so we just have to keep being made aware of what’s happening.

Most of the kidnapped girls are still believed to be with the Boko Haram, but four of them escaped recently. According to reports, the girls were aided by a teenaged boy prisoner who managed to get them out of the camp where they were all being held. Using the sun as a compass, the girls walked west for THREE weeks through a jungle before arriving at a village in Nigeria.

Via: Necole Bitchie