Archive for the ‘World’ Category

Saints’ Cameron Jordan Donates $120K to Fund Anti-Racism Training for Police

Monday, May 10th, 2021

New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan donated $120,000 to fund anti-racism training for police officers in the city, according to Amie Just and Ramon Antonio Vargas of NOLA.com. Jordan said he was inspired to get involved while he was watching demonstrations unfold in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, a Black man who was murdered by Derek Chauvin, a Minneapolis police officer.

California forum letters: Bee readers weigh in on recall, e-bikes, nursing home failures

Sunday, May 2nd, 2021

Don’t fall for recall “Gavin Newsom faces a recall election. Here are the next steps” (sacbee.com, April 26) Just because there’s an effort to recall Gov. Newsom later this year doesn’t mean we need to fall for it. Governing a large, diverse and populous state like California during a pandemic is no job for rookies.

Harford executive sends legislation county council to put 25 farm properties into agricultural preservation

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

If approved by the council, the acreage preserved or pending settlement in state and local preservation programs would total 61,604 acres, which is 26.4% of Harford County’s land mass, according to the statement. Harford’s agricultural preservation program is funded by revenue from the transfer tax, half of which must go toward agricultural preservation efforts and half to school construction.

Alison Collins’ lawsuit comes amid S.F. school district crisis. The real losers could be the students

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

It came nearly two months after the city attorney — with backing from the mayor — sued the school district over the district’s slow reopening, pitting local officials against each other. Collins, who’s asking for $87 million in damages, filed the lawsuit against the district and five fellow board members Wednesday, alleging they violated her free speech rights by stripping her of her position as vice president and removing her from a committee over tweets she posted in 2016 attacking Asian Ameri...

Buffalo Bills’ home gets new name: Highmark Stadium

Monday, March 29th, 2021

The Buffalo Bills’ home has a new name: Highmark Stadium. The newly rebranded health insurer, Highmark BlueCross, BlueShield of Western New York, has purchased the naming rights for what was simply known as Bills Stadium last season, the team announced on Thursday. The move comes after Pittsburgh-based Highmark Inc.

Former Steeler Ryan Switzer asks for prayers after son’s COVID-19 diagnosis

Saturday, March 6th, 2021

Former Steeler WR Ryan Switzer is asking for prayers after his son's COVID-19 diagnosis.Switzer tweeted that his 9 month old son Christian was taken to the hospital after woke up in his own blood. In an additional tweet, Switzer said that doctors are still trying to find the source of the bleeding and will need a blood transfusion.Switzer played for the Steelers for two seasons before signing with Cleveland Browns’ practice squad for the 2020 season.

From a new Bears home to Ravinia-style concerts, Arlington Park redevelopment ideas abound

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

A recurring topic on Chicago sports talk radio, online message boards and social media for years, the possibility of a Chicago Bears move to Arlington Heights is back in the spotlight -- one of many options being floated by local officials and residents now that the fate of Arlington International Racecourse seems sealed. Although some wish the historic 94-year-old racetrack would continue to host horses, many started weighing in with redevelopment ideas almost immediately after track owner Chur...

Journalist Charles E. Cobb to speak at annual African American History Month lecture

Sunday, February 21st, 2021

Charles E. Cobb worked to organize rural communities for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee during the Civil Rights movement. And now, 50 years later, the lessons he learned then can help organizers continuing the fight for racial justice. To celebrate Black History Month, the University is continuing its tradition of hosting a lecture to recognize and celebrate the historical contributions of Black Americans.

Titans players, foundation give $130K to social justice orgs

Friday, February 19th, 2021

Tennessee Titans players and the team’s foundation have donated more than $130,000 to nine organizations dedicated to social justice. A news release from the NFL team says players offered personal donations and the The Titans Foundation matched them. The recipients include 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee, which focuses on academic and social development of Black male students in the greater Nashville area; YCWA Amend Together, which engages men and boys to change the culture supporting violenc...

Atlanta United owner Arthur Blank’s foundation donates $17m to civil rights center

Friday, February 5th, 2021

Atlanta United owner Arthur Blank is donating $17 million to help a civil rights museum expand and offer new programming, the club announced in a release on Thursday. Arthur Blank's family foundation announced the gift to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, which will see most of the money fund a new, three-story west wing at the downtown Atlanta museum.