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Friday, August 17, 2018

Why LeBron’s New Akron School Merits Praise

Reprinted with permission from Uexpress.

Basketball great LeBron James deserves every bit of the praise he’s getting for opening a new public school, the I Promise school, in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. The academy, which started its first academic year on July 30 with third- and fourth-graders, aims to help academically challenged students by providing not only traditional educational programs but also a host of support services, including counseling and health checkups, to children and their parents.

This is just the sort of intervention and experimentation that public schools need. Supported by millions of dollars from James’ charitable foundation, the school, which will eventually go through eighth grade, will have a longer academic day — and school year — than most.…

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On Eve Of Nazi Rally In D.C., Trump Again Attacks Black Athletes

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com

 

As white nationalists prepare to rally outside the White House this weekend to commemorate the one-year anniversary of their deadly riot in Charlottesville, Trump is attacking protesters.

But he’s not taking issue with the white supremacists and neo-Nazis planning to descend on the nation’s capital.

Instead, he is once again attacking NFL players who peacefully protest to bring attention to police brutality and systemic racism.

The morning after several players respectfully kneeled or raised a fist during the National Anthem of preseason NFL games, Trump unleashed his typical racist tirade.

“Numerous players, from different teams, wanted to show their ‘outrage’ at something that most of them are unable to define,” he tweeted.…

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#EndorseThis: Colin Cowherd Rips Trump On LeBron In Rare Political Remarks

President Trump’s method of dealing with famous detractors is crude and obvious. He attacks loudly, controversially, telling the dissenter in effect, “this is how a fight with me will go.” Liberals find it obscene and dangerous, conservatives think it’s devilishly clever. But one thing all sane people should agree on is that it is not a President’s job to get involved with sports.

In today’s clip, stubbornly apolitical Fox Sports host Colin Cowherd is compelled to break down and address Trump over his trash-talking put-downs of NBA superstar and philanthropist LeBron James. In a striking moment, an emotional Cowherd appears to be ranting at his bosses and Donald Trump at the same time.…

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