Archive for the ‘World’ Category

Eagles’ Rodney McLeod named NFLPA Community MVP

Friday, September 25th, 2020

Eagles safety Rodney McLeod was named the NFLPA Community MVP for Week 2 for his work off of the football field, the NFL Players Association announced Friday. McLeod, 30, distributed 40,000 pounds of fresh food for families and provided polling information and opportunities for voter registration on site earlier this week. McLeod donated 2,000 boxes of food to Philadelphia’s Food Share Program as part of his “Everybody Eats Every Month” initiative.

Hundreds protest for a 2nd day in NYC following indictment in Breonna Taylor case

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Demonstrators have taken to the streets again on Thursday, one day after a grand jury indicted a Kentucky officer for wanton endangerment in the Breonna Taylor case. Hundreds are protesting in Bushwick, Brooklyn demanding justice for Breonna Taylor. The anger spilled out of McCarren Park in Williamsburg, the hurt over Taylor's killing fueling these protests.

Have $29 million? Derek Jeter’s Davis Islands home up for sale

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

It's said to be the largest home in South Tampa, coming in at just under 22,000 square feet, with 345 feet of open bay situated on Davis Islands. Derek Jeter and his wife, Hannah, since have moved out of the expansive mansion and put it up for sale for a cool $29 million. Don't worry, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady, who has been renting it from Jeter, will move out.

Saints players announce #SAYHERNAME campaign

Friday, September 11th, 2020

Saints players announced the #SAYHERNAME campaign, an initiative aimed at raising awareness around the current state of Black women in America, Friday. Along with team owner Gayle Benson, Saints players plan to use the upcoming season to support Black Women in Social Justice and Racial Equality by “uplifting both leaders and the left out or looked over in this space, bring about solutions that elicit systemic change both in New Orleans and across the country, and ultimately make a safer, more eq...

Illinois’ high court says face masks must be worn in courts

Sunday, August 30th, 2020

Anyone entering a Illinois courthouse should be wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus, according to an Illinois Supreme Court order. The state’s highest court issued an order Thursday including face masks in its rules governing who is admitted into courthouses “in the interests of the health and safety of all court users, staff, and judicial officers during these extraordinary circumstances.

Tracking the Suspect in the Fatal Kenosha Shootings

Friday, August 28th, 2020

A teenager who walked among protesters in Kenosha, Wis. carrying a military-style semi-automatic rifle was arrested and faces a charge of first-degree intentional homicide in connection with shootings that left two people dead on Tuesday night. Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old Illinois resident, appeared on multiple videos taken throughout the night by protesters and bystanders who chronicled the events as peaceful protests gave way to chaos, with demonstrators, armed civilians and others facing ...

Bengals CB Mackensie Alexander leaves camp as authorities search for his missing father

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Mackensie Alexander has left training camp. Alexander traveled to Florida to be with his family as authorities search for his missing father. According to the Okeechobee County, Florida Sheriff’s Office, Alexander's father, Jean Odney Alexandre, is missing.

Thousands of migrants denied help in the pandemic

Monday, August 17th, 2020

Migrants in casual roles have lost work under lockdown - but they are unable to access benefits.

Andy Cohen unable to donate plasma due to being gay

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

It turns out he was rejected. Cohen is prohibited from giving plasma because he is gay. He was told that gay men are unable to give blood due to concerns over HIV infection, despite him being HIV negative.

Saints QB Brees donates $5m to help build healthcare centres in Louisiana

Monday, July 27th, 2020

For the second time this year, New Orleans Saints star Drew Brees has made a $5million donation.