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Oprah Backs The March For Our Lives Protest

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While sitting down for interviews about her role in A Wrinkle In Time, Oprah Winfrey spoke out in support of the Parkland shooting survivors who are responding to the tragedy by organizing a nationwide “March for Our Lives” protest. She even went as far as to compare it to the civil rights movement.

“It’s a proud moment,” Oprah said. “It’s an evolving moment for our country. The same thing happened, as you know, back in the ’50s and ’60s for the civil rights movement.”

Explaining the correlation between the two events, Oprah continued, “Young people said, ‘We will not tolerate what our ancestors have tolerated. We’ve had enough, and we’re willing to fight for it and we’re willing to march in the streets for it and, if necessary, die for it.'” She added, “I feel the echoes of the past in the spirit of what they’re trying to achieve through the March for Our Lives.”

Oprah said she hadn’t yet decided, but explained that she believed it was important for the students to be the face of the march. “I think it’s necessary that they be the leaders of this march,” she said. “You want to hear from them. This is their march.”

Oprah isn’t the first public figure to speak out in support of these marches. George and Amal Clooney will be joining the march and announced a donation of half a million dollars to the cause.

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Amy Schumer Refuses Superbowl Ad Spot To Support Colin Kaepernick

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Amy Schumer has decided to side with Colin Kaepernick.

Schumer joins the list of entertainers that have turned down the NFL. The actress/comedian announced she will not appear in Super Bowl ads this year as a sign of support for Colin Kaepernick.

“Once you witness the truly deep inequality and endless racism people of color face in our country, not to mention the police brutality and murders. Why not kneel next to your brothers? Otherwise, how are you not complicit?” she wrote in her Instagram post. “[…] I personally told my reps I wouldn’t do a Super Bowl commercial this year. I know it must sound like a privilege ass sacrifice but it’s all I got. Hitting the NFL with the advertisers is the only way to really hurt them.”

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Friday thought. I wonder why more white players aren’t kneeling. Once you witness the truly deep inequality and endless racism people of color face in our country, not to mention the police brutality and murders. Why not kneel next to your brothers? Otherwise how are you not complicit? I think it would be cool if @maroon5 backed out of super bowl like @badgalriri Did. I personally told my reps I wouldn’t do a Super Bowl commercial this year. I know it must sound like a privilege ass sacrifice but it’s all i got. Hitting the nfl with the advertisers is the only way to really hurt them. I know opposing the nfl is like opposing the nra. Very tough, but don’t you want to be proud of how you’re living? Stand up for your brothers and sisters of color. And the hottest thing a guy can do is get down on one knee. Not to propose but to reject the treatment of his teammates by this country. Anyone who says its disrespectful to our military please read up on the fact that a lot of veterans are proud of what @kaepernick7 is doing and fully support him. What are your thoughts?

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Rihanna also turned down the Half Time show in support of Kap.

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Kyle Kuzma Signs Deal With GOAT To Wear Rare Nikes

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Los Angeles’ Lakers’ second-year forward Kyle Kuzma has signed a deal with GOAT, the world’s largest marketplace for authentic sneakers, making him the first athlete to partner with a sneaker reselling platform.

“GOAT has inspired me to start collecting more seriously and build my style around sneakers,” said Kyle Kuzma. “People assume that, as an NBA athlete, you can get access to any kind of sneaker you want. When in reality, it’s hard to get the exclusive releases or shoes from the past, and feel confident they’re authentic. GOAT gives me a second chance at not only the limited releases I missed, but also the shoes I wasn’t able to afford growing up.”
“GOAT has always celebrated great athletes,” said Eddy Lu, co-founder and CEO of GOAT. “Kuzma is emblematic of the passion, focus, and determination that reflect what it means to be great. We couldn’t be more proud to have Kuzma represent the GOAT brand, and inspire others both on and off the court.”
Since the NBA removed its restrictions on what color sneakers players can wear on the court.  The deal will allow Kuzma to wear any color combinations of rare kicks.

 

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Adidas Releasing Limited Edition Waterboy Collection

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Adidas is officially releasing a Bobby Boucher jersey from 1998 classic Waterboy.

The jersey is apart of limited edition collection to celebrate Adam Sandler’s iconic character. The gear will feature the SCLSU (South Central Louisiana State University) Mud Dogs apparel from their Bourbon Bowl victory. Boucher was the linebacker that led the team to an epic comeback win 30-27.

The Adidas Bobby Boucher Mud Dogs’ replica jersey recreates the original Adidas Mud Dogs’ uniforms worn in the film. Centered around the classic orange home colorway, the jersey features Boucher’s name on the back, the #9 and the Bourbon Bowl Championship patch on the upper left chest. Additional design details include the royal blue and white striping across the sleeves and neckline.

The limited edition capsule collection will feature key pieces of apparel and accessories seen throughout the 1998 classic film have been recreated for fans of Bobby Boucher and the Mud Dogs, including the Bobby Boucher Mud Dogs’ replica jersey ($120), Coach Klein’s varsity jacket ($100), an SCLSU hat ($30) and SCLSU water bottles ($20).

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