“I thought the social media posts were disgusting and appalling,” Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said last week. “I’ve known DeSean for a long time. He has, I think, really understood the ramifications of that appalling post. So far, everything that we’ve asked him to do to both educate himself and to learn and take action, he’s done completely. So, I would hope that would continue.” … [Read more...] about Eagles’ DeSean Jackson ‘Taking The Proper Steps To Educate’ Himself After Anti-Semitic Posts
Falk was claimed by the Jets off waivers from Miami in May. He threw for 230 yards and two touchdowns in the preseason for New York, winning the No. 3 job over Davis Webb. … [Read more...] about Jets promote QB Falk from practice squad, waive S Jackson
“Merely by being black and forcing other candidates to consider his very real potential to garner black votes, which they need, Jackson has had an impact,” the journalist Ronald Smothers wrote in a New York Times profile at the time. An aide for Walter Mondale, the eventual Democratic nominee, went a step further, telling Smothers, “Jackson’s being in the race gets more information on things such as South Africa, affirmative action and black colleges into Mondale’s briefing books.” … [Read more...] about Jesse Jackson on Reparations: ‘We Are Due a Different Kind of Recognition’
As Samuel L. Jackson once wisely intoned, “I have had it with these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane!” No doubt passengers of the Torreon-Mexico City flight of Air Mexico were wishing they had the actor on board with them when a snake slithered from the overhead compartment and fell down into the cabin below. Snakes! On a plane! The AP reports that the plane received priority landing in Mexico City, where workers “secured the reptile.” One intrepid passenger took a video of the incident, giving internet trolls a whole new way of leaving messages for Taylor Swift. … [Read more...] about Where’s Samuel L. Jackson? There Was Actually a Motherf*cking Snake on a Motherf*cking Plane
Like other alumni campaigning against the Jackson statue, Carroll Foy says it should be carted off from its central location and taken away from campus or to a museum on the grounds. She said she appreciated some of Peay's initiatives outlined in his July letter, such as intensifying the recruitment of faculty members and students from marginalized backgrounds. But she said she doesn't understand why he or the school's Board of Visitors, which appoints the superintendent and oversees the school's budget, will not remove the Jackson statue. … [Read more...] about At VMI, Black alumni want Stonewall Jackson’s statue removed. The school refuses.