Daily Archives: October 9, 2017

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One of Only 30 Black NHL Players Joins Anthem Protests and Receives Death Threats

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

I must admit, I didn’t know there were any Black players in the NHL. Well I do remember hearing about one, but I couldn’t tell you his name or point him out in lineup. That might change after Tampa Bay Lighting forward J.T Brown joined the movement of professional players protesting the injustices in this country by sitting during the National Anthem. Brown, who is only one of about 30 Black players in the NHL wrote about why he chose to join the movement on his Twitter account. of protests.“In my life, I have been through more than my fair share of racism both on and off the ice. There comes a time when you cannot remain silent, hoping and wishing for a change. It takes much more,” he said in his post following the game with the Panthers. After making that statement, Brown revealed that received death threats through social media. To read more about this story click here.

New Music on BTN Soundcloud Player (10.09.17) >>> Grace The Martyr, “Son Shine”. Featuring Dave Tolliver


New Music on BTN Soundcloud player comes from Atlanta emcee Grace the Martyr.  His new single “Son Shine” features Dave Tolliver is produced by Danowlin “Weirdo” Stewart . To listen to the single go to our home page and locate the Soundcloud Player on the right side of the page. Or click the artwork above.  

Mike Pence walks out of NFL game as players kneel during national anthem

The Vice President said he left in objection to an “event that disrespects our soldiers, our flag and our national anthem”.


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US Vice President Mike Pence has walked out of an American football game after some players knelt during the national anthem.

Mr Pence tweeted he had left because he “will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our flag and our national anthem”.

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