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African-American head coaches fired after changes to Rooney Rule – People’s World


Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers, is one of the three remaining black coaches in the NFL. | Charles Krupa/AP

The end of the NFL’s regular season last Sunday was brutal for head coaches leaguewide.

Within seconds of the final game and into Monday morning, the axe came down on eight coaches: Todd Bowels, NY Jets; Vance Joseph, Indianapolis Colts; Marvin Lewis, Cincinnati Bengals; Adam Gase, Miami Marlins; Steve Wilks, AZ Cardinals; Dirk Koetter, Tampa Buccaneers. Hue Jackson, Cleveland Browns; and Mike McCarthy, Green Bay Packers were fired midseason.

This firing cycle follows right behind the league effort to bolster its standards on a rule for interviewing minority…

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Five African American NFL head coaches fired


Five of the NFL’s seven African American head coaches were fired on December 31st. Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks was fired after just one season. The Cardinals’ record was 3-13 — the worst record in the league — but over the last 18 years, there have only been ten head coaches who were fired after only one year. Three of them were African American.

This NFL season the following Black head coaches were fired: Marvin Lewis (Bengals, 6-19), Vance Joseph (Broncos, 6-10), Todd Bowles (Jets, 4-12), Hue Jackson (Browns, 7-8) and Steve Wilks (Cardinals, 3-13).

The firings mean there are now only two Black head coaches in the NFL: Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn and Steelers longtime head coach Mike Tomlin.

Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks walks off the field after an NFL…

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Five African American NFL Head Coaches Fired | BlackPressUSA


By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Correspondent

Five of the NFL’s seven African American head coaches were fired on December 31st. Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks was fired after just one season. The Cardinals’ record was 3-13 — the worst record in the league — but over the last 18 years, there have only been ten head coaches who were fired after only one year. Three of them were African American.

This NFL season the following Black head coaches were fired: Marvin Lewis (Bengals, 6-19), Vance Joseph (Broncos, 6-10), Todd Bowles (Jets, 4-12), Hue Jackson (Browns, 7-8) and Steve Wilks (Cardinals, 3-13).

The firings mean there are now only two Black head coaches in the NFL: Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn and Steelers longtime head coach Mike Tomlin.

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Rooney Rule and Minority Hires Will Be Under Intense Scrutiny if Majority of African-American Coaches are Fired


NFL firing day is fast approaching, and the official news will start leaking out after teams finish their schedule today. That news may create a public relations issue for the league and its minority hiring record.

According to Mike Florio, four firings seem almost certain given the lack of pushback on recent reporting: Dirk Koetter, Steve Wilks, Vance Joseph, and Todd Bowles. Jay Glazer predicts that those four, along with the two interim coaches, Joe Philbin and Gregg Williams, and Marvin Lewis, will be dismissed. Marvin Lewis feels like the wildcard here (because his tenure would have already ended a long time ago with most owners after zero playoff victories, but we do not know what Mike Brown will do.)

If Lewis is fired, that would mean that five of the seven African-American coaches…

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NAACP calls for 2 officers who reportedly used racial slur to be fired


by Walter Smith-Randolph, WKRC

Two Cincinnati Police officers are on desk duty after they reportedly used a racial slur while on duty, but the NAACP says that’s not enough. (WKRC)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) – Two Cincinnati Police officers are on desk duty after they reportedly used a racial slur while on duty, but the NAACP says that’s not enough.

These are two different incidents and two different officers. One officer is white, the other is black. Both used the N-word in similar circumstances.

The NAACP says the punishment should be the same: They want both officers off the job.

The organization has long battled the N-word. In 2007, it held a funeral to symbolically bury the racial slur.

“It was a term, in my view, to use to classify African-Americans as less than human, and it was always used as sense…

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Petrotrin cries felt by fired UTT lecturers


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The heartbreak felt by ex-Petrotrin workers was the same that was experienced by retrenched University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) lecturers who were sent home earlier this year.

On May 11, 2018, the only national university in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) sacked 59 of its lecturers as part of a reported restructuring exercise. Six months later, on November 30, the national oil company was officially closed and all of its 8,000 workers were sent packing.

UTT lecturers were the first casualties of a state entity this year. Petrotrin workers were next, followed by Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) employees. In all three state entities, workers were sacrificed due to poor decisions made by Board members…

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