The Indiana Fever, New York Liberty and Phoenix Mercury, were fined $5,000, while players were fined $500 each for wearing black Adidas shirts, according to ESPN.
According to the site, Garner yelled, "I was railroaded! I was railroaded by ABC on the two-year anniversary of my father's death! That's what I have to do? A black person has to yell to be heard?" after she was refused backstage.
Obama addressed the group, saying, "Not only are there very real problems, but there are still deep divisions about how to solve these problems."
The mother of three from Blue Island, just 16 miles outside of Chicago, says she is unsure where we will go as a country from here, but her protest exemplifies the notion that in the fight for social justice and equality, it is deadly to be silent.
The nation remains in turmoil after Sterling's death, followed by two tragic events--the fatal shooting of Philando Castile and the murder of five Dallas police officers.
Richard Feldman, a former NRA lobbyist told The Post, “The NRA has always made a huge point of noting that our gun laws in this country have been discriminatory against blacks and women and other minorities. At this point, it’s probably better to be criticized for not saying anything than for saying something.”
The Lynx protest also comes days after NBA star Carmelo Anthony urged more athletes to cement their role in the fight for justice.
DALLAS (AP) — At a memorial for slain police officers, President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that a week of deeply troubling violence has appeared to expose “the deepest fault lines of our democracy.” But he insisted the nation is not as divided as it seems and called on Americans to search for common ground in […]
Brown's comment was one of many this weekend that lent critique to young black men without considering a system that absolves law enforcement of accountability and blame.
Co-founder Alicia Garza recently stressed on MSNBC that BLM has never called for the murder for police officers, only for them to be "accountable, transparent and responsible."
Bishop T.D. Jakes, whose world renowned church The Potter’s House is based in Dallas, Texas, was one of the many speakers at Friday’s vigil in honor of the five slain officers. Delivering a powerful speech, Jakes’s words resonated with the crowd as he ended his speech with a prayer: ” Today is a very solemn […]