(Watch) Dr. Dre has got Colin Kaepernick's back. The hip-hop legend posted a photo of himself and Kaepernick kneeling with a one-word caption that said "Defiant" on his Instagram page, which we are now showing on screen. The choice of the word 'defiant' is notable since Dr. Dre was a central focus of the HBO series The Defiant Ones, which was a four-part documentary series that told his story and the story of Jimmy Iovine. The kneeling pose is what drew national attention to Kaepernick, as that is how he chose to protest systemic racism when he was still a member of the San Francisco 49ers. It is a powerful image that reminds us all what so many in this country and around the world are still fighting for - Equality.
(Watch) Hockey star Jeremy Roenick sued NBC Sports and its parent companies for wrongful termination on Friday, claiming the network discriminated against him as a straight man after he made off-color remarks on a Barstool Sports podcast. Roenick also alleges that the network retaliated against him because he was an outspoken supporter of President Trump in 2016. It is more likely due to his inappropriate quote involving his coworker, Kathryn Tappen. “I’m swimming with my wife and Kathryn, and they’ve got their bikinis on, and they look f—in’ smokin’,” he said on the podcast in December. “Ass and boobs everywhere. It’s great.”
(WATCH LIVE) Wallace was at Tennessee’s Bristol Motor Speedway for NASCAR’s Cup Series All-Star Race. It was one of the first racing events that featured fans in the stands since the coronavirus pandemic caused state governments to limit large gathering. Backlash over him standing up for basic human rights was obvious with loud boos by the Confederate flag waving attendees - even though such flags are now disallowed at events. In the most disgusting display of the day when Wallace crashed into a wall during his qualifying run the crowd erupted into cheers, showing off just how classy and civilized they really are.
(Watch Live) All Elite Wrestling announced yesterday that TNT champion Cody Rhodes will face off against gay wrestler Sonny Kiss in a title match at the Fight for the Fallen TV special this Wednesday. Kiss, who is openly gay and uses both he and she pronouns, immediately faced horrific homophobic abuse from some fans – and one tweet in particular stood out to Rhodes. Rhodes, who has almost one million followers on Twitter, shared the offending tweet - which called Sonny Kiss a ‘faggot’, and has since been deleted - and wrote 'This is terrible. And you’re not worth the signal boost.' Rhodes was met with widespread praise for defending his co-worker so publicly.
(Watch Live) In news that sent shockwaves through professional sports, the formerly named Washington Redskins have decided to drop their longterm namesake over fears that it was racially insensitive towards Native Americans. This had been a debate for some time but this year, with renewed focus on social justice and equal rights for all, including the LGBTQ community and the black community, big sponsors finally stepped in to support the name change and it was quickly pushed through much to the delight of activists.