Tensions between players and the organization rose throughout the month of July after the Minnesota Lynx wore Black shirts stitched with the words, “Change starts with us. Justice & Accountability,” written in white on the front.
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.
"I don't know." That's the response the North Miami police officer gave to shooting victim Charles Kinsey, when he asked why the officer opened fire as he lay flat on the ground, hands outstretched to prove he was no threat to the police.
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.
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."
In March 2009, Johnson joined an Army Reserve unit in Seagoville, Texas, and served four and a half years. He was sent to Afghanistan in 2013 and served eight months with the 420th Engineer Brigade.
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