When the anthem began in Detroit, a slew of Lions walked off the field and headed toward their locker room; some remained on the field and knelt. On the other sideline, several Bears players knelt while 20 others waited for the anthem to end before jogging onto the field. … [Read more...] about Racial injustice themes fill empty NFL stadiums
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The NFL had been the focus of protests in American sports ever since Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 to call attention to the systematic oppression of Black people in the U.S. Kaepernick, who led San Francisco to the Super Bowl in 2012 and the NFC title game the next year, was unable to get a job in the league in 2017. … [Read more...] about Racial injustice themes on display in empty NFL stadiums
“As for how long that (loss to the Chiefs) will linger, I think it will, forever,” Lynch said. “You think of games that got away. You can’t sugarcoat it like, ‘Oh, hey, you’ll forget about this.’ You don’t forget about something like that. The only thing I know to do is turn around and work.” … [Read more...] about 49ers’ ‘unfinished business’: Will bitter loss fuel another Super Bowl run?
Stars and Stripes is "in a class by itself," the New York Times wrote in May 1919. "The articles are well-written, impartial and trustworthy." Many of the articles are not too serious: "No soldier wants to read what he calls the 'heavy stuff' in his service newspaper." … [Read more...] about ‘Your paper, first, last and for all time’: How Stars and Stripes became a wartime force
“It’s so beautiful what they’re doing, putting out such a positive message,” said Caroline Burciaga, daughter of Ray Burciaga. “My dad was very outgoing. This is the kind of thing he would have loved to have been involved in.” … [Read more...] about Texas Brotherhood honors first responder at Richmond Fire Department