White Cleveland Browns Player Seth DeValve Takes A Knee to The National Anthem

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In the latest National Anthem protest Cleveland Brown’s players are showing their support to former San Fransisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick. One player who stands out in the protest is Tight End Seth DeValve, who happens to be white.

Last year Colin began to take a knee during the National Anthem to protest the injustice and killings of brown and black people across the country. During the 2016-2017 NFL season many players of African-American backgrounds showed their support.

Seth who comes from a white family took a knee for many reasons. He stated is reasoning for taking a knee during a Monday Night Football against the New Giants. One reason in particular is for his wife who is African American.

In an interview he states: “We took the opportunity to pray for our country and for the men and women in this country during that time,” DeValve said as reported by Cleveland.com. “The United States is the greatest country in the world. It is because it provided opportunities to its citizens that no there country does. The issue is that it doesn’t provide equal opportunity to everybody. And I wanted to support my African-American teammates today who wanted to take a knee. We wanted to draw attention to the fact that there’s things in this country that still need to change.”

He goes on to take about his future children with his wife, “I myself will be raising children that don’t look like me, and I want to do my part as well to do everything I can to raise them in a better environment than we have right now.”

 

Seth and other players around the league understand the criticism and backlash they are receiving. But what they wants fans and supporters of the Anthem to know is that black and brown people deserve to be treated the same.

The players will continue to take a knee until the feel there is a change and understanding around the country. And they would like other players to join and support.

 

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Get to know Simone Biles

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Only 19 years old and already given the title of the world’s greatest gymnast Simone Biles is taking Rio by storm.

Many people have been wondering where has this 4-foot-9 girl has been the last few years. In 2012 Biles was too young to qualify for the Olympic team.

It hasn’t always been a smooth ride for Simone, who at the age of 3 went to live with her maternal grandfather Ron and his wife Nellie. Simone biological mother and father had a struggle with dugs and were unable to care for her and her younger sister Adria.

If you ask Simone today she will tell you that Ron and Nellie are her parents without a doubt.

From a tender age Simone has always messed around doing flips in her living room. A few years later her parents signed her up for gymnastics classes.

Beginning her training for classes is where she met her coach who she says taught her everything.

Amiee Boorman took on Simone and together they would climb the gymnastics rankings.

Amiee Boorman (coach) and Simone Biles

Over the years Simone was racking up medals in World Championships. Biles knows that she is very fortunate to have Boorman by her side even calling her “my second mom. Below Simone states :

“I always say she’s like the second mom to me because she’s been there since I was like 8 years old, and so that’s 10 years that she’s always been by my side,” Biles said. “I’m very fortunate to have a coach that I got to stay with all this time. Every year the bond gets stronger and better and we understand each other more. And it’s like she can tell if I walk into the gym what kind of mood I’m in, what she has to fix for the practice I need or how I’m feeling. So it’s really nice to have someone that can just like read me just right off the bat when I walk in the gym.”

Outside of gymnastics Simone takes pride and loves spending time with family and friends. Her includes  her parents, Ron and Nellie, two older brothers, a younger sister who’s also a gymnast, Adria, and four German shepherds: Maggie, Atlas, Lily and Bella.

If you like to follow more of Simone Bile check out her social media accounts below:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/simonebilespage

Twitter: https://twitter.com/simone_biles

Instagram: https://instagram.com/simonebiles/

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Kobe Bryant’s Farewell

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Mamba day Wednesday April 13, 2016 was the last game Kobe Bryant played in his career.

Thousands of fans, former players, and media packed Staples Center to see Kobe Bryant last go round. This historic moment had Millions of fans at home glued to their televisions and filled with excitement.

Video footage of Kobe Bryant over the years played on the Jumbotron. Followed by Laker Legend Magic Johnson sharing a few words about Kobe’s career.

Many were hoped for an epic game and that’s what Kobe (Black Mamba) delivered. To no surprise Kobe dropped 60 points and the Lakers beat the Memphis Grizzles 101-96.

In his final walk off the crowd gave a standing ovation. Kobe was greeted by his wife kids and later former teammates. Former teammates included Shaq, Lamar Odom, Gary Peyton and other Lakers champions.

It is no secret that Kobe will be missed. Whether he was loved or hated he also delivered without disappointment. Mamba day proved to be a moment fans or haters will never forgot.

Mamba Out. Enjoy Retirement Kobe.

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Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert: Expecting Baby Girl

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It’s a girl.

Singer/Dancer Teyana Taylor and NBA Player Iman Shumpert are expecting their first child together.

The couple announced yesterday via Instagram by posting sonograms of their baby girl.

Not only did they reveal their new and exciting news, Iman also posted the baby’s name in the Instagram caption below.

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The couple has decided to name their baby after Iman naming her Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr. Baby Iman is expected to arrive January 16, 2016.

Congratulations to the couple.

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(Photos) 2015 ESPY’s

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The 2015 ESPY’s aired yesterday July 15th on ABC. Here are photos to recap the Athletes and Celebrities in  attendance.

Cinnatii Bengals Players Devon Still accepted The Jimmy V Perseverance Award honoring his daughter Leah Still who has been battling Cancer.

 

Devon Still accepting The Jimmy V Perseverance Award honoring his daughter, Leah

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Leah Still thanking everyone for their support #espys2015 #leahstrong

ESPN and the ESPY’s honored Caitlyn Jenner for her courage to come out as a Trans-person. They honored the former Athlete by giving her an award for courage.

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Caitlyn Jenner receives the Arthur Ashe Award For Courage #2015espys
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Caitlyn Jenner accepting the Aruther Ashe courage award
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Kendell and Kylie Jenner hit the ESPY’s Red Carpet
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Jenner and Kardashian children showing their support for Caitlyn Jenner

NBA Champion and MVP Steph Curry Won awards for Best NBA Player and Best Male Athlete.

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UFC Fighter and Champion Rhondaa Rousey won an ESPY for Best Female Athlete.

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NFL player Odell Beckham Jr. won an ESPY for Best Play.

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Odell Beckham Jr.

Mone Davis Little League Star won an ESPY for Best Breakthrough Athlete.

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Mone Davis wins Best Breakthrough Athlete.

 

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Britney Spears attends the ESPY’s and is also a presenter.
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Halle Berry attends 2015 ESPY’s Awards and is also a Presenter.
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JJ Watt Ciara and Russell Wilson on the Red Carpet

Special moments at the ESPY’s.

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Top Left (Caitlyn Jenner receiving Arthur Ashe Courage Award) Top Right (Lauren Hill’s Parents accept award on her behalf, she passed away 3 months ago battling cancer) Bottom Left (Devon Still accept Jimmy V Award in honor of daughter Leah Still) Bottom Right (Danielle Green receives Pat Tillman Award)

Last night the 2015 ESPY’s had many special moments. Many Athletes received awards for their great performances throughout the year.

The ESPY honoring Caitlyn Jenner for her courage as a trans person showed that we can overcome the obstacles in our lives.

Congratulations to all Honorees and Winners.

2015 NBA Champions: Golden State Warriors

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The Golden State Warriors bring the trophy back to the Bay Area.

It what turned out to be an intense Game 6 the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-97, taking home the championship trophy in the NBA Finals.

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Long time Veteran Andre Iguodala was awarded the Finals MVP Trophy. Iguodala got his first start in the finals during Game 4.  Getting that start Iguodala was able to lift his team during each game and help them walk away with the trophy.

Winning their first NBA title in 40 years has become a big deal for Warriors fans. Back in the Bay they celebrated at Oracle Arena.

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Congratulations to the 2015 NBA Champions.

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Devon Still ask for prayers with his daughter Leah’s recovery

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Recently Bengals Football player Devon Still reached out to his Instagram followers asking for prayers during his daughters recovery.

As many fans know Devon’s daughter Leah has been battling Cancer for the past year. During this past year she has had some ups and downs in her fight against Cancer.

Most recently being a complication from steam cell transplant called VOD. Below is the Instagram message from Devon explaining the setback his daughter is having during her recovery.

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At age 4, Leah was diagnosed with a stage 4 neuroblastoma. The cancer develops from immature nerve cells and most commonly affects children younger than 5, according to medical studies.

During this trying time in young Leah’s life she has managed to keep a smile on her face, and remain strong despite fighting for her life.

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Our prayers our with Devon, Leah and their family during the tough time.

Pray for Leah. Leah Strong.