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NFL launched ‘Inspire Change’ social justice initiative

The NFL launched its new “Inspire Change” initiative, something it hopes will help create positive social changes in communities across the country, the league announced on Friday.

The seven-year social justice partnership — which kicks off with a new commercial airing this weekend that will run through the Super Bowl — has three main focus areas it will tackle with the Players Coalition: Education and economic advancement, police and community relations and criminal justice reform.

“Now, with a season behind us, look at where we are going into 2019,”  Troy Vincent, the NFL’s executive vice president of football operations, told ESPN. “I’m talking about a true partnership. I’m talking about policy change. I’m talking about using the platform for the greater good. So…

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NFL launches social justice initiative, stressing education

The NFL is launching a social justice platform, with an emphasis on education, economic development and community and police relations.

The platform is called Inspire Change and includes the funding of grass-roots organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and Operation HOPE. It also will establish a digital learning curriculum for African-American history in 175 underserved high schools.

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Venezuelan Supreme Court justice flees Maduro regime and is now speaking out

Former Venezuelan Supreme Court Justice, Christian Zerpa

By Youri Kemp
Caribbean News Now associate editor

MIAMI, USA — Former Venezuelan Supreme Court Justice, Christian Zerpa, has fled to the United States to protest President Nicolas Maduro’s regime.

Zerpa, once a staunch supporter of Maduro, fled to Miami, Florida, where in an interview he told EVTV: “I’ve decided to leave Venezuela to disavow the government of Nicolas Maduro.”

Zerpa also called the last presidential elections, which saw Maduro win in a landslide that many saw as flagrantly flawed and illegal, the last straw for him and he decided to speak out against what looks like a totalitarian regime now being run by Maduro in Venezuela.

Zerpa had been a crucial ally for Maduro on…

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Presidential Vote 2020: Racial Justice and Economic Equity Critical Topics for African Americans

Marc H. Morial. Photo: Flickr.

Angela Lang, Executive Director of Black Leaders Organizing for Communities put it this way: “You want our vote, come get our vote.”

The nation recently experienced a midterm election of historic dimensions: more than 47% of eligible voters cast a ballot in November – the highest percentage since 1966.

Black voter participation was a significant force in driving that turnout, and in electing the most diverse Congress in history.

But, as the presidential primary cycle begins, candidates cannot expect to see an equal level of enthusiasm unless issues of racial and economic justice are addressed.

In fact, Black voter turnout fell seven percentage points in the last Presidential election, falling from a high of 66.6 percent in 2012 to 59.6 percent in 2016. National…

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US academic pays tribute to trailblazing Caribbean-American former NY Supreme Court justice

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William C. Thompson, Sr.

(CMC) – A Caribbean American academic in New York has paid tribute to trailblazing Caribbean-American former New York Supreme Court justice and legislator William C. Thompson, Sr., who died on Christmas Eve.

He was 94.

Ron Howell, an associate professor in journalism at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, and author, said Thompson, whose late parents migrated from St. Kitts and Nevis, lived the American dream.

“The death of William C. Thompson Sr. was not just the passing of Brooklyn’s first black state senator, nor of a powerful attorney who stepped onto the highest rungs of the New York state judicial system, nor of the father of one of the city’s most prominent politicians, former city comptroller and current City University chair Bill…

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The Caribbean Court of Justice revisited | Columnist

II suspect that the primary reason why the people of Grenada and Antigua and Barbuda voted on November 6 not to accept the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as their highest national Court of Appeal is because—fundamentally—most of our people do not really know much about the CCJ!

And the truth is that we Caribbean people do not really know very much about the CCJ simply because the institutions and officials that should have been consistently informing and educating us about the CCJ and our other significant regional institutions over the years have not done enough.

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