For the second year in a row the NFL has been by spun by a top performer for its Super Bowl Halftime show. Also for the second time the rejection comes in response to the NFL’s treatment of Colin Kaepernick. Last year Jay-Z turned down an offer to perform in the Super Bowl and spoke about it in the ApeShit song with Beyonce. “I said no to the Super Bowl: you need me, I don’t need you. Every night we in the endzone, tell the NFL we in stadiums too.” he spits.
This year it seems that Rihanna has followed in the footsteps of Jay-Z by turning down the opportunity to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime show. According to reports, she refused because she disagrees with the NFL’s stance on Colin Kaepernick. Her show of solidarity with Kaepernick has made the NFL once again find a new performer. This year they have selected Maroon 5. No official comment has come from Rihanna or her representatives.
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and comedian Dave Chappelle are among eight people being saluted by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture.
The eight recipients of the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal are being honored Thursday afternoon by the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard.
Kaepernick, formerly of the San Francisco 49ers, created a firestorm when he began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 to protest police brutality and social injustice.
The other honorees are Kenneth Chenault, chairman and a managing director of General Catalyst; Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Pamela Joyner, founder of Avid Partners, LLC; psychologist and author Florence Ladd; Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative; and artist Kehinde Wiley.
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