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Packers stay in locker room for pre-game anthems

September 17, 2020

The Green Bay Packers stayed in the team locker room during the pregame anthems Sunday, September 13, 2020. A reporter tweeted the news Sunday morning. “Instead of a roll call of who’s sitting or standing, they want to keep the focus on the issues and actions they’re taking to create real change,” Tom Pelissero tweeted…. [Read More]

Tennis star Naomi Osaka joins athlete boycott in protest of Jacob Blake shooting

September 3, 2020

“As a black woman I feel as though there are much more important matters at hand that need immediate attention rather than watching me play tennis,” she said. Tennis champion Naomi Osaka posted a powerful message in the wake of the Jacob Blake shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Osaka wrote she does not plan to play… [Read More]

Washington football team hires first Black president in NFL history

August 20, 2020

For the first time in league history, an NFL team has a Black president. On Monday, August 17, 2020, the Washington football organization welcomed Jason Wright, a 38-year-old former NFL running back, to a role “responsible for leading the organization’s business divisions, including operations, finance, sales, and marketing,” according to a new release from the… [Read More]

NC Speedway owner loses staff, ‘all but 2’ sponsors after post about ‘Bubba Rope’

July 2, 2020

The owner of a North Carolina racetrack said he has faced death threats, lost employees and seen “all but two” of his sponsors evaporate amid the backlash over his social media post involving the noose found in the garage stall of Black NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace. Mike Fulp, who owns the half-mile, dirt track 311… [Read More]

Packers legend and radio station owner, Willie Davis dies at 85

April 23, 2020

NFL Hall of Famer Willie Davis died on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at age 85, according to the Green Bay Packers. The pro football player “passed away peacefully” after spending about a month in the hospital with kidney failure, the Packers said. Davis — who became the first black captain for the Packers in 1965… [Read More]

Milwaukee Brewers host ‘Brewers on Deck Fan Fest 2020’

February 6, 2020

On Sunday, January 26, 2020, The Milwaukee Brewers hosted their annual “Brewers on Deck Fan Fest 2020,” at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee. Fans got the opportunity to get up close and personal with their favorite Brewers through several can’t-miss experiences – including meet-and-greets, photo opportunities, autograph sessions, kids’ clinics, interactive games and activities…. [Read More]

Milwaukee Brewers unveil new logo and uniforms for 50th Anniversary season

December 13, 2019

On Monday, November 18, 2019, the Milwaukee Brewers unveiled their logo for the 2020 season, during a media event held at Miller Park. The 2020 season also marks the 50th anniversary of the Brewers team. The new logo restores a logo that is deeply rooted in the Milwaukee community and the team’s storied past: a… [Read More]

50 years after Black Power Fist, John Carlos and Tommie Smith to be inducted into Olympic Hall of Fame

October 10, 2019

Originally, John Carlos and Tommie Smith planned to call for a boycott of the Olympics over the lack of Black coaches at the 1968 Olympics. But with a massacre in Mexico City happening 10 days before the opening of the games, the black-gloved fist was a “cry for freedom and for human rights,” as Smith… [Read More]

Former infielder/outfielder Bill Hall to retire as a Brewer

September 12, 2019

On Thursday, September 5, 2019, infielder/outfielder Bill Hall (right) officially announced his retirement as a Brewer during a press conference held at Miller Park. “I was just a small town boy with Major League dreams,” said Hall. “The Brewers gave me an opportunity to live those dreams. The organization and fans welcomed me like family,… [Read More]

Green Bay Packers beat Chicago Bears in NFL 100th season opener

September 12, 2019

On Thursday, September 5, 2019, the National Football League (NFL) celebrated the kick-off of its 100th season with its first week 1 game, with none other than the Green Bay Packers facing the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Packers vs. Bears is one of the oldest rivalries in the NFL. The Packers defeated the Bears… [Read More]