Charlottesville: UVA Grad, Red Stars MF Danielle Colaprico Decries “Awful” Events

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One woman is dead and 19 other people are injured following a terrorist attack by a member of a white supremacist group in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday. A 20-year-old white male committed alleged vehicular homicide as he intentionally drive his car into a crowd of counter-protestors demonstrating against the hate rally.

This came on the heels of a torch-lit demonstration by nazis, neo-nazis, confederacy sympathizers, alt-right, white nationalists, white supremacists and other hate groups held on the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville.

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Bobby Knight Really Sucks as a Human Being, Now Let’s Move on From Him

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Why is Bobby Knight still a thing? We’ve known for several decades already what kind of horrible human being he is. During his 76 years on this planet he’s racked up an infamous resume of deplorable actions that should have long disqualified him from relevance and being worthy of our attention.

Yet here we are again, talking about another disgusting thing Bobby Knight did. This time, he went to give a motivational speech at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and he ended up under investigation from both the FBI and the U.S. Army for groping the female employees.

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Britt McHenry Showcasing Politically Conservative Side in Life After ESPN


Britt McHenry, known first and foremost for her infamous berating of a tow company employee, was among those laid off by ESPN in April. She hasn’t secured her next gig yet, and as such doesn’t have to currently adhere to the “opinions expressed are my own and not that of the corporation” routine.

The only brand she has to be concerned with right now is that of the individual named Britt McHenry. Given that she’s let loose a bit and showcased her political bent, which leans to the right.

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Paul Pogba on Manchester Arena Terrorist Attack: “this is not Islam”


Paul Pogba gave a very detailed, interesting, thought-provoking and in-depth interview with Esquire.

While the Q&A appears in the July/August edition of the magazine, which hits news stands today, it was actually conducted about 72 hours after Islamic terrorist Salman Ramadan Abedi detonated a suicide bomb at Manchester Arena. The blast, at an Ariana Grande concert, killed 23 and injured 250 people.

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All Eyez On Me Gives Younger Gen-Xers, Older Millenials Chance to Relive Youth


All Eyez on Me, the much hyped Tupac Amaru Shakur biopic that opened on what would have been Shakur’s 46th birthday, had a mixed bag opening weekend. It did well at the box office, finishing as the third highest grossing film ($27m) behind only Cars 3 ($53m) and Wonder Woman ($40m).

However, it’s been ABSOLUTELY EVISCERATED by critics. The only real explanation for this is the generation gap between hip-hop fans and most movie critics. All Eyez on Me, named for the first and best ever hip-hop double album ever (and arguably the best rap album of all time), is yet another example of the ’90s nostalgia craze taking over pop culture.

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Ana Navarro Attacks Donald Trump and the Racism His Politics Have Legitimized

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Ana Navarro, conservative strategist and political commentator, absolutely stole the show at the 2017 AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing conference. Her Tuesday morning session, “Multiculturalism and Today’s Media: The 2016 Election and What It All Means,” was the highlight of the entire event. The jokes she made about “The Wall” and her story of what she said to Paul Ryan at the Romney retreat was worth the price of admission all by itself.

She was part of a panel that included the woman in that AWFUL  Tronc video Anne Vasquez, and Juan Carlos Lopez, anchor of CNN en Español.

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Ana Navarro Calls Out Paul Ryan and GOP Cohorts; Hilariously Mocks “The Wall”


Ana Navarro, conservative strategist and political commentator, slayed the room with this joke about Donald Trump’s supposed wall on the United States-Mexican border- “I think he will get a half mile wall of Legos, and his supporters will enjoy that.”

It was just one of the many lines that stole the show at her Tuesday morning session, “Multiculturalism and Today’s Media: The 2016 Election and What It All Means.”

This session was hands down the biggest highlight of the 2017 AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing conference.

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Hamilton Chicago Star Miguel Cervantes Raps 26,000 Words a Night With a Message


Ask most people who have attended a Hamilton Chicago performance what the biggest applause line of the musical was, and they’ll likely tell you it was “immigrants, we get the job done!”

The same often holds true in New York, as sanctuary cities have been a dominant and relevant news topic for much of 2017.

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Addison Russell Being Investigated for Domestic Abuse By Major League Baseball

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As of now, there are no official charges of domestic violence against Chicago Cubs Shortstop Addison Russell. He is however, being formally investigated by Major League Baseball. Russell, via the Cubs Media Relations Department, issued the following statement today: 

“Any allegation I have abused my wife is false and hurtful. For the well-being of my family, I’ll have no further comment.”

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Says Bill Maher Shouldn’t Be Fired for Using N-Word

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar pens a column for The Hollywood Reporter these days, and in his latest offering, he weighed in on the firestorm surrounding HBO talk show host Bill Maher. The polarizing comedian was the #1 trending term on Twitter for much of Friday night due to his using the N-word while interviewing Nebraska Republican Senator Ben Sasse.

Abdul-Jabbar, yes the very same Kareem Abdul-Jabbar who is the all-time leading scorer and player with the most career wins in NBA history, says he doesn’t think that Maher should be fired for what he did.

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Ogden Raptors Sexist, Objectifying Promotion Only Symptom of Industry’s Bigger Problem

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“As long as it’s legal, and in good taste, we’re going to do it,” proclaimed Shawn Hunter, co-owner of the not yet named minor league Rosemont baseball team.

Another minor league baseball team, the Ogden Raptors went the opposite route. They came up with something called “Hourglass Appreciation Night,” which was as sexist, objectifying and socially regressive as a sports promotion can get.

Yet, it’s actually not all that much worse than what the supposed leaders of the sports industry have been doing for many years.

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Dodgers Affiliate, Ogden Raptors Deservedly Criticized For Sexist, Objectifying Promotion

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The Ogden Raptors, a Rookie League affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, realize that when you’re a minor league baseball franchise, you have to get creative with your promotions.

With over 200 minor league baseball franchises in the United States, you’ve got to be original in order to get attention from the media and publicity industries.

For some bizarre reason, the Ogden Raptors went the sexist objectification route. They came up with something called “Hourglass Appreciation Night,” a promotion that has less-than-optimal optics. It actually looks like the product of a stuck-in-the-1950s marketing focus group which was led by Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly.

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