Saturday, February 6, 2016
Friday, February 5, 2016
The culture of football is such that a league made up of mostly black men is supposed to comply with certain standards created and enforced by mostly white men. Ideally, the players would act subdued in public, celebrate their achievements quietly and speak in a manner that avoids the spotlight.
The Carolina Panthers haven't done any of that this season. On the way to a 15-1 regular season record and the team's first Super Bowl appearance since 2004, the team has had fun and has been fun to watch.
They have talked loudly, danced loudly and celebrated loudly. But they've done something significant along the way, too: The Panthers have embraced, demonstrated and exuded aspects of their blackness in a way that few predominately black teams have done in the past.
They have been wonderfully, unapologetically, proudly black.
Rapper fans flee home after Chief Keef tells fans to vandalize it because they showed him some disrespect.
Three college students say it’s no longer safe for them to return to their Minneapolis home after rapper Chief Keef tweeted their address last weekend and urged his followers to vandalize it.
In the now-deleted tweet, Keef urged his more than 1 million followers to go to the home and “throw eggs and sh– in a bag and rocks and all that at this address” and pledged that he’d retweet the chaos. After a flood of traffic to the home — which didn’t result in any vandalism — police had to station squad cars in front of and behind the home.