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Will you take a knee or boycott Nike? Try these African brands if you can’t relate


American sportswear brand Nike has taken sides on the race-based debate that has plagued the American football league by featuring former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as one of its faces of its new “Just Do It” campaign.

30-year-old Kaepernick has been sponsored by Nike since 2011 and he has been without a National Football League (NFL) team since 2016 after he started kneeling during the national anthem to raise awareness about police brutality against blacks and other racial injustices. This was regarded as disrespect by conservatives including the president Donald Trump.

Nike’s campaign photo which is part of the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of its iconic “Just Do It” slogan was first tweeted by Kaepernick on Monday and it has since…

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Nat’l Black Church Initiative Launches Wells Fargo Boycott – Los Angeles Sentinel | Los Angeles Sentinel


Rev. Anthony Evans (Courtesy Photo)

Citing a list of infractions, the National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) announced a nationwide boycott of Wells Fargo Bank on Aug. 23.

According to the Rev. Anthony Evans, NBCI president, the call to boycott stems from the institution’s targeting of the African American community and suppressing economic growth in Black neighborhoods.

Wells Fargo has made headlines over the past two years for questionable practices such as creating false banking accounts, charging unfair mortgages fees and assigning unneeded car insurance to customers. The bank’s activities led to $1 billion fine in April by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

“What we hold Wells responsible for, in our community, is taking out…

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Louisville group calls for boycott of Papa John's



LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) — The group African American Think Tank in Louisville is calling for a boycott of Papa John's. The group also created a list …
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Louisville reverend calls for boycott of Papa John’s pizza amid


Reverend Gerome Sutton has called on all community members to boycott Papa John’s. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
The Papa John's brand has been impacted by founder John Schnatter's comments. (Source: WAVE 3 News)The Papa John’s brand has been impacted by founder John Schnatter’s comments. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A boycott of Papa John’s pizza is being called for amid the use of a racial slur by the company’s founder, John Schnatter.

Reverend Gerome Sutton of the African-American Think Tank delivered a list of demands to the Louisville based company on Wednesday. Sutton, who said he had been waiting weeks for a meeting with CEO Steve Ritchie, has demanded several things – including the appointment of an African-American to the pizza empire’s board.

He also called for a boycott of the chain on Wednesdays and Fridays, saying those are the two busiest days for pizza sales….

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'63 Boycott – Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival



'63 Boycott will screen on August 6th, 2018 at 1PM as a part of the Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival. Details here.
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Pastors seek newspaper boycott | Robesonian



LUMBERTON A group of African American pastors called for a boycott of the The Robesonian on Friday for what they said was biased and degrading coverage of Robeson County sheriff candidate Ronnie Patterson.

About 50 people gathered at a press conference outside the Lumber River Missionary Baptist Association in Lumberton to take part in a free-flowing conversation that included accusations of racism against The Robesonian, calls to boycott the newspaper and to make changes in the county by voting.

In its April 26 edition, The Robesonian documented that Patterson had lied under oath during an investigation 10 years ago of a charge of sexual harassment of a female officer whom he supervised…

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