While the media and the public howled about Cam Newton’s remarks to a female reporter, awaiting an apology, the Panthers QB was at practice. Ian Rapoport goes inside Newton’s response.

“To the reporters, to the journalists, to the moms — super moms — to the daughters, the sisters and the women all around the world, I sincerely apologize,” said Newton, in the clip, which was retweeted 24,000 times and liked 72,000 times. “[I] hope that you can find the kindness of your heart to forgive me. Thank you.”

Source: Cam Newton’s three main sponsors stick by him after apology


“I got ’em,” says SLCPD officer Clinton Fox, who shot and killed 50-year-old Patrick Harmon in August during what Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown later referred to as “a routine stop.”

In one of three body-cam videos released, Harmon, standing next to his bicycle can be seen complying after he’s asked to remove his backpack. Seconds later, as he’s about to be handcuffed, he attempts to flee and Fox, one of the three police officers on scene, opens fire.

After being shot three times, Harmon is then tasered and administered first-aid. He was pronounced dead later that night at an area hospital.

 

Earlier, DA’s office called deadly shooting ‘legally justified’

Source: Patrick Harmon Body Cam Video Released

The oldest civil rights organization in the United States is advising women, people of color, LGBTQ folks, and other minorities against traveling to the state of Missouri in response to an uptick in racist attacks and the introduction of discriminatory legislation.

The Missouri chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (better known as the NAACP) initially issued the advisory in June after Senate Bill 43, which the the organization calls the “Jim Crow Bill,” was passed. The legislation, signed into law by Gov. Eric Greitens, made it almost impossible for discrimination lawsuits filed by terminated employees to succeed in court.

National NAACP delegates said in late July they support the travel advisory, cautioning individuals that they could face discrimination or racism if they travel to the state.

The advisory lists a series of incidents involving women, people of color, and LGBTQ folks. Among them, the death of a Tory Sanders, a Black man with a history of depression who was taken to a county jail after he made a wrong turn; a string of racist incidents at the University of Missouri; and recent anti-LGBTQ comments by a state representative who said “there is a distinction between homosexuality and just being a human being. ” It also cites a recent report by the Missouri Attorney General’s Office which says Black drivers are about 75% more likely to be stopped by the police than their white counterparts.

The warning encourages people to relay the information on their family, friends, and coworkers. It reads, “Individuals traveling in the state are advised to travel with extreme CAUTION. Race, gender, and color based crimes have a long history in Missouri.”

The advisory will tentatively remain in place until August 28, when the “Jim Crow Bill” goes into effect. Because the delegates support the implementation of the travel warning, it was sent to the national NAACP board to be potentially ratified during their October meeting.

Refinery29 reached out to the Missouri NAACP and will update the story if we hear back.

Source: Why The NAACP Is Warning Women & People Of Color Against Traveling To Missouri

US President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Kellyanne Conway has come under fire after a picture of her casually kneeling on a couch in the Oval Office was widely shared on social media. In an image captured by an AFP photographer, Conway appears on the couch with her shoes on as Trump poses for


Kellyanne Conway takes a photo as President Trump and leaders of historically black universities and colleges meet in the Oval Office on Monday. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
Source: Trump aide Conway draws ire for kneeling on White House sofa

Dozens of Confederate flags were flown over public parking garages in Charleston, South Carolina, in protest after a black activist previously arrested for removing the flag from the state house flagpole was invited to speak at a local university.

Source: Confederate flags fly over Charleston to protest activist’s speech — RT America

A slave named Nearis Green taught Jasper “Jack” Daniels how to distill Tennessee whiskey.

Source: Jack Daniel’s wants you to know about Nearis Green, the slave behind the world’s best-selling whiskey – The Washington Post

Definition of refugee

– Merriam-Webster:

One that flees; especially :  a person who flees to a foreign country or power to escape danger or persecution.

  1. Black Americans live in a system of racist policing, mass incarceration and selective prosecution.
  2. 1.6 million black men are in American prisons, on probation or parole, double the number enslaved in 1850.
  3. Disproportionately black communities are victimized twice the number of whites for risky, high-cost loans.
  4. Black men receive prison sentences that are, on average, 20 percent longer than those of white men who committed the same crimes.
  5. Since 2010, 22 states have passed new voting restrictions that disproportionately affect black voters.
  6. In 2014, the median household income for whites was $71,300 compared to $43,300 for blacks. But for college-educated whites, the median household income was $106,600, significantly higher than the $82,300 for households headed by college-educated blacks;

Thousands of people from around the world flee to America as refugees, yet unable to flee to other countries, millions of Black Americans live like refugees in their own country.