Texas Sports Anchor Speaks Out Against Racist Behavior From Fans At Games
via USA Today
This week Dale Hansen of WFAA-TV of Dallas/Fort Worth gave a powerful talk on air expressing his disappointment in a group of young fans who held up a sign saying “White Power” at a basketball game in Flower Mound, Texas.
Hansen, who previously defended Michael Sam in a similar on-air talk, begins speaking about the incident, then ties in the history of the town before speaking about his own experiences growing up.
“The one black family [my father] knew were good people; all the others he didn’t know, they were the bad people,” Hansen says. “The ignorance in that reasoning if you think about it long enough will twist your mind and it twisted mine.
“Kids have to be taught to hate, and it’s our parents and grandparents and our teachers and coaches too who…
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First Black NBA Player Earl Lloyd Dead At Age 86
Earl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86.
Lloyd’s alma mater, West Virginia State, confirmed his death. It did not provide details.
Lloyd made his NBA debut in 1950 for the Washington Capitals, just before fellow black players Sweetwater Clifton and Chuck Cooper played their first games.
“The State family mourns the loss of a fellow Yellow Jacket and trailblazer who was a true champion both on and off of the basketball court,” West Virginia State president Brian Hemphill said in a statement. “When Earl stepped out on the court on that fateful date in 1950, this remarkable man rightfully earned his place in the historic civil rights movement and, more important, he opened the door to equality in America.”
Lloyd helped the Syracuse Nationals win the 1955 NBA title, joining teammate…
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Auntie made sure he couldn’t just walk away with that $20.
Elderly Woman Shoots Grandnephew Over $20
Via The Root reports:
If this story is true, then Ira Peterson doesn’t play with her money.
According to AL.com, the 79-year-old Mobile, Ala., woman allegedly shot her grandnephew in the foot after he reportedly stole $20 from her. When Peterson noticed that her money was missing, she accused her grandnephew—who lives with her and whose name and age were not disclosed—of taking it. Police arrived around 9:30 a.m. Sunday in response to a call about a shooting and found the grandnephew outside suffering from a gunshot wound to his foot.
Peterson was arrested Sunday and charged with second-degree domestic violence. She bonded out later that same day, according to AL.com.
What the hell?!!?!?
Lee Daniels Says Mo’Nique Got Blackballed For Being Unreasonable
We recently reported that few years ago Mo’Nique was riding high with a successful daytime talk show and an Oscar win under her belt, but in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter she reveals that she hasn’t had the easiest time getting roles since her win and that “Empire” creator Lee Daniels clued her in on why.
Now Lee opens up to CNN’s Don Lemon about how Mo got herself blackballed in Hollywood…
“During the [Oscar] campaign, she was making unreasonable demands, and I remember thinking ‘this is when reverse racism happens.
“You have to thank the producers of the film, you have to thank the studio, and she didn’t understand that. People aren’t going to respond well. I love her, I’ve spoken to her. She’s brilliant, and I love working with brilliant people.
“I think that there were demands…
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Last night I was joined by Geraldo Rivera, one of the most recognizable and respected figures in investigative journalism. He has recently found himself in some hot water, however, after making some controversial remarks about the impact that Hip-Hop has had on minority communities. In a recent interview on HuffPost Live he said, “Hip-Hop has done more damage to black and brown people than racism in the last ten years.” In the clip above, Geraldo explains his position, but concedes that in describing “Hip-Hop” in general as being harmful to young minorities, he may have painted with too broad a brush.