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Obama Joins Baseball Greats In Saluting 100 12 months Anniversary Of Negro Leagues

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Former President Barack Obama, together with three different previous presidents saluted the 100th anniversary of Negro League baseball in a digital commemoration marketing campaign launched Monday (June 29).

Obama, together with former Presidents George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter and Invoice Clinton, saluted the founding of the league in a collection of movies, in lieu of an in-person celebration that had been scheduled for June 27, however shelved as a result of coronavirus pandemic. The web celebration is at www.tippingyourcap.com and options a number of movies of notable folks actually tipping their cap to the historic sports activities group.

Check out a few of right this moment’s present and just lately retired Black gamers who’re tipping their hat within the centennial celebration.

“In the present day, I am tipping my hat to everyone within the Negro Leagues who left a century-long legacy of expertise and spirit and dignity in our nation,” mentioned Obama. “So, this is to Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, Cool Papa Bell and everyone else, together with three courageous ladies who did us all proud.”

RELATED: Remembering the Negro Leagues and Black Excellence 100 Years Later

The Negro Leagues had been based in February 1920, combining teams of Black skilled baseball golf equipment across the nation. They developed at a time when Blacks weren’t allowed to play within the Main Leagues, and in lots of locations weren’t even allowed to look at as spectators.

Names like Leroy “Satchel” Paige, Josh Gibson, James “Cool Papa” Bell, and Marcenia “Toni” Stone, the primary lady to play skilled baseball, are among the many many who stepped onto the diamond for the leagues.

The commemorative marketing campaign options pictures and movies from Baseball Corridor of Famers Hank Aaron and Dave Winfield together with different MLB greats together with retired L.A. Dodgers and Atlanta Braves slugger Dusty Baker; and Cy Younger Award-winning New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia

Rachel Robinson, widow of Jackie Robinson, the primary to interrupt the professional baseball colour line within the trendy period, alongside together with her household additionally saluted the centennial.

The web site is soliciting donations to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas Metropolis, which reopened to the general public on June 16.

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Neighborhood Rallies After Black Lives Matter Mural Defaced

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Police in Oak Park, Illinois are investigating the defacing of a Black Lives Matter mural that was put in in June, leaving metropolis officers and artists to determine restore it.

The mural was found vandalized on Wednesday (July 8) to learn “All Lives Matter,” reports Chicago station WLS and avenue crews had been working to scrub it by the day.

“To see it vandalized, defaced this fashion, it is shameful,” Oak Park Space Arts Council Government Director Camille Wilson White informed the station.

The mural within the suburban Chicago neighborhood was created over the course of two days about two weeks in the past and was made to be extra colourful than different murals across the nation to replicate the suburban city’s range. However vandals painted “all lives matter” over the messaging.

However locals blasted the act of defacing it and now wish to make it even higher than it was at first. Supporters put chalk artwork across the mural to replicate its message.

“Black Lives Matter is not only a motion,” mural designer Franka Huanchicay, informed WLS. “It is not only a political assertion, however it’s nearly folks.”

Oak Park police haven’t but made any arrests within the matter and metropolis employees energy washed the vandalism to take away it, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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Keke Palmer Has the Classiest Response After August Alsina Slams Her On Twitter

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Regardless of August’s heated Twitter thread, Keke took to Instagram to seemingly share her response to the state of affairs. It was stylish and iconic all on the similar time.

“I wanna be imply, however I can not. I need to publish screenshots, however I will not. I really feel attacked, however It is not about me. It is about a lot greater than that and as a lot as I need to defend myself towards the disrespect I’ve obtained (trigger I imply I am not good on a regular basis) that is about one thing a lot larger,” she expressed on Instagram.

“I would not really feel good kicking somebody when they’re down as a result of it is really easy to assault once you’re in a nook, I get it. Folks be hurting y’all and more often than not it has nothing to do with you,” her message continued. “I can not f–k up my karma anxious about my ego, although I am human and I’ve one. Simply know I’m that bitch regardless of what my humility might make one imagine.”

In closing, she stated, “I haven’t got to beg or be thirsty for a rattling factor as a result of my expertise speaks louder than my appears. Let the cheek be turned pooh’s, my character is just too sturdy.”

She later instructed her followers on Twitter that she liked them and thanked them for his or her assist since day one. The actress additionally added, “The theme is boundaries. Everyone would not must know your online business, that is not faux it is honoring one’s privateness.”

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‘Karen’ Embarrasses Herself Telling Black Man He Doesn’t Dwell In His Personal House

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A white girl was caught on video in one other incident wherein she tries to criminalize a Black man for doing nothing greater than merely sitting exterior his own residence.

TooFab.com posted the video of the unidentified man ready on his son to come back out whereas the lady, additionally unidentified, stands on his porch telling him that he didn’t reside on the residence.

“This woman’s loopy, y’all,” he says, within the video, which was posted to Reddit. “I’m at my home.” The lady challenges him, saying “why don’t you come into your f*****g home.”

So he walks as much as the door and enters as regular. “One other white woman pulling some previous bullcrap,” he replies. A housemate confirms that the person does reside on the home. It’s unclear what the situation of the incident is. The video was posted to YouTube July 9.

The lady nonetheless doesn’t admit she’s improper and the person turns into annoyed, shouting “I don’t should do something you say, woman.” He says that she’d already referred to as police, however no officers present up through the video.

She walks away and continues to shout obscenities at him, accusing him of being a drug supplier.

“I am a drug supplier… wow. Wonderful,” the person laughs. “You see that stuff on the web on a regular basis, however you by no means suppose it may occur to you at your personal home. However there it’s.”

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