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COMMUNITY POLICING TOWN HALL, Sept 10, 2019
“Whether we like it or not, there’s a disconnect between law enforcement agencies and the communities that we serve," said State Attorney Aramis Ayala, who began the discussion by interviewing Anquan Boldin, a former NFL wide receiver who co-founded the organization. “We can blame whomever we want for it, but it’s not about the blame. It’s about the responsibility, and the responsibility lies on every single person who is involved in it.”
The Actions Behind The Protests
For players taking a stand, whether by raising a fist, taking a knee, or even simply speaking out, the message has always been more important than the method. But along the way, that’s gotten obscured. Though they have taken a stand in different ways, Boldin, the former Cardinals, Ravens, 49ers and Lions receiver, and Jenkins, the veteran Eagles safety, sat down together to explain the why behind the protests.
NFL Players Meet with Congress About Police Relations with the Black Community
A group of four former and current NFL players held a Congressional forum this week to address criminal justice issues, including police brutality against the black community, reported NBC News.
Why We’re Talking about Race
Last November, NFL players Anquan Boldin, Andrew Hawkins, Malcolm Jenkins, Josh McCown and Glover Quin met with members of Congress to discuss issues related to law enforcement and race. In this installment of the Players’ POV, three of the players discuss how these issues have impacted their lives.
Q&A with former UB running back and current NFL player Branden Oliver
See what Branden has to say on playing at the University of Buffalo, going back to get his degree, going undrafted, playing for the Chargers, the team this year, Khalil Mack, and injuries as her sits down for a little Q&A with Ubspectrum.
Boldin hopes to give voice to those that don’t have one
ESPN’s Jim Trotter follows Lions WR Anquan Boldin as he goes to Capitol Hill with four NFL players to start a conversation he hopes builds a bridge between law enforcement and minority communities.
GANG OF FIVE Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association: Tim Kennedy reveals new MMA organisation to help athletes cash in
New fighters’ association promises to address the disparity in revenue share between the UFC and its athletes compared to other major sporting leagues the NFL, NBA and MLB
Anquan Boldin moves into top 10 in career catches with big TD snag
The Lions lost a Hall of Fame-caliber receiver this year, but gained another. And against the Bears, he continued to improve his credentials.
Anquan Boldin moved into the top 10 in career catches during Sunday’s game against Chicago at Ford Field. He entered the day with 1,061, and needing just one to match Andre Johnson for 10th in NFL history.
A WOMAN WHO MEANS SPORTS BUSINESS: MEET ANGELA LACHICA
Angela LaChica is the President & Chief Executive Officer of LaChica Sports, Incorporated, a comprehensive athlete management firm. Combining her years of sports industry expertise and business strategy, Angela leads the development and execution of national marketing and media campaigns for top athletes and premier sporting events.