Oakland A’s Player Bruce Maxwell Becomes First MLB Player To Kneel During National Anthem
Taking a cue from former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Oakland A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell took a knee tonight during the National Anthem before the start of their baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Oakland, California. Maxwell has become the first major league baseball player to kneel during the national anthem.
A's Bruce Maxwell just took a knee during anthem. He is the first in #MLB to do it. @sfchronicle @SFGate #baseball #Oakland #athletic… Read
Donald Trump Slams North Korean Foreign Minister, Compares Him To “Little Rocket Man”
Donald Trump took a break from his tweets about the NFL and the NBA to continue his dragging of North Korea. He first mentioned Iran’s test-firing of a ballistic missile and then goes on to complain about how they are working with North Korea. He punctuated the tweet with “Not much of an agreement we have!”
Iran just test-fired a Ballistic Missile capable of reaching Israel.They are also working with North Korea.Not much of an agreement we have!
— Donald J. Trump… Read
‘Will & Grace’ Gang Takes On Donnie & Melania – Tribeca TV Festival
They’re definitely back. The Will & Grace gang wasted no time at the Tribeca TV Festival before jumping into the present and taking a swipe at Donald Trump — just as quickly and easily as they seem to have fallen back into old their roles.
David Kohan, asked how he’d react if Trump called him “a son of a bitch” — that’s how the president referred to Colin Kaepernick last night — the W&G co-creator said without a beat, “I guess I would rather be a son of a bitch than the… Read
Stevie Wonder “Takes A Knee” For America At Global Citizen Festival
Before performing a medley of his classic hits like “Higher Ground,” “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours,” and “Overjoyed,” at the Global Citizen Festival, Stevie Wonder made a passionate speech about unity saying, “It is only through life we can make life happen through ourselves and each other.” He added, “Our global brothers and sisters, I didn't come here to preach, but I'm telling you, our spirits must be in the right place all the time.”
After encouraging everyone… Read
NCAA Basketball Champs Can’t Find Time For Trump White House
Add the 2017 NCAA basketball champion North Carolina Tar Heels to the list of teams that will not be heading to the Trump White House.
A story in the Charlotte Observer newspaper today said that although the team was invited and willing to go, it “couldn’t find a date that worked for both parties,” according to Steve Kirschner, the team spokesman. "We tried about eight or nine dates and we couldn't work out that date, so – we would have liked to have gone, but not going."… Read
‘Star Wars’: Ron Howard Shares “Dangerous And Desperate” Photos From Han Solo Movie Set
Ron Howard continues to leave a trail of Twitter/Instagram breadcrumbs that will eventually lead the highly anticipated Star Wars standalone Han Solo movie. He posted two photos, with similar captions about shooting a scene about “desperate and dangerous times.”
One dusty and hazy photo features what might be wreckage from a spaceship and silhouettes of unknown characters while the other seems to be on the same planet with explosions going off in what seems to be a… Read
‘Free Speech Week’ With Milo Yiannopoulos, Ann Coulter, Steve Bannon Canceled At UC Berkeley
UC Berkeley was set to be the location for “Free Speech Week” starting on September 24. Milo Yiannopoulos, Ann Coulter, Steve Bannon, Pamela Geller, and other alt-right figures were scheduled to speak, but today it was announced that the event has been canceled.
According to the UC Berkeley website, the student organization, Berkeley Patriot has decided “through its outside legal counsel” that they have canceled all events that taking place between September 24-27. The… Read
Golden State Warriors Will Not Visit Donald Trump’s White House
UPDATE with comment from NBA Commissioner: Adam Silver, the NBA Commissioner, has weighed in on the Golden State Warriors’ non-visit to the White House. “I was in favor of the team visiting the White House and thought it was a rare opportunity for these players to share their views directly with the President,” said Silver in the statement posted on Twitter. “I am disappointed that that will not happen. More importantly, I am proud of our players for taking an active role… Read
MSNBC Devotes Day To Global Citizen Festival Featuring Stevie Wonder, Green Day, Pharrell Williams
For the sixth year, New York City’s Central Park will play host to the annual Global Citizen Festival which brings together musicians and world leaders to make commitments toward health, gender equality, education, and other poverty issues. This year, MSNBC and YouTube will be live streaming the event starting at 4 PM EST.
This year’s event features performances by Stevie Wonder, Green Day, Pharrell Williams, The Killers, The Lumineers, The Chainsmokers, Big Sean, Andra… Read
Donald Trump Doubles Down On NFL Stance: Kneelers Should Be Fired
UPDATE with comments from Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin: Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks took to Twitter in regards to Trump’s comments calling his behavior unacceptable and saying, “If you do not condemn his divisive rhetoric you are condoning it!”
The behavior of the President is unacceptable and needs to be addressed. If you do not Condemn this divisive Rhetoric you are Condoning it!!
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) September 23, 2017
He elaborated on… Read
NFL Commissioner Calls Trump Comments On Anthem Kneelers “Divisive”
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, the Players Association, and various football stars fired back at Donald Trump today after the president ripped players who don’t stand up for the national anthem. Goodell called Trump’s comments “divisive.”
At a campaign rally last night in Alabama, Trump said, "Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, say, 'Get that son of a b—- off the field right now. ‘Out, you're fired!' Total disrespect of… Read
LeBron James, Jemele Hill, Kobe Bryant Choose Team Curry In One-On-One With “Bum” Trump
Refresh for updates LeBron James is calling foul on President Donald Trump’s White House dis-invitation of Steph Curry this morning – pointing out that Curry already said he didn’t want to go anyway.
“U bum,” James tweeted today. “@StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going! So therefore ain’t no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!”
Tweeted ESPN’s Jemele Hill, “You can’t be uninvited to something you weren’t going to anyway.”