Carmelo Anthony Will Address Social Injustice At Summer Olympics
Last Friday, Carmelo Anthony responded to the news about the Alton Sterling and Philando Castile shootings by posting a strongly worded message on his web site and Instagram. He talked at length about why he believes more athletes need to "step up" and address important social issues rather than shying away from doing it because of their endorsement deals. (Complex News)
'The Decision': Don't Compare Kevin Durant & LeBron James
It was the perfect storm, really, one we likely won't see again until-er, maybe next summer. The best (regular season) team in NBA history, the 73-9 Warriors, with an open roster spot, the salary cap shooting up from $70 to $94 million, and the perfect Warriors-style player, a 6'11" sharpshooter by the name of Kevin Durant, entering free agency at the peak of his prime. (Complex News)
Did Mike Tyson Get Caught Stealing at the U.S. Open?
Mike Tyson attended the US Open with his daughter Tuesday and demonstrated he has such a sweet tooth for ice cream that he'll do anything to get it, with little regard for consequence. Employees who worked at the Ben and Jerry's concession stand reportedly saw the 50-year-old former heavyweight champion approach their freezer, according to the New York Post. (Complex News)
Early last week, Yahoo! Sports reported that Tim Duncan was on the verge of retiring. On Monday morning, Duncan announced that he has decided to go through with his retirement plans after 19 seasons in the NBA. And he did it in just about the most Tim Duncan way possible-by issuing a low-key press release through the Spurs. (Complex News)
Brandon Marshall Kneels During National Anthem of NFL Season-Opener
Leading up to last night's NFL season opener between the Broncos and Panthers, some fans wondered whether any players would kneel during the National Anthem. One player did so: Denver linebacker Brandon Marshall. (No, not the Jets wide receiver. Same name, different NFL player.) Marshall played with Colin Kaepernick in college. (Complex News)
While it's a beautiful thing to celebrate suffragette Susan B. Anthony, we'd be remiss if we didn't call out her explicit exclusion of black people. "I will cut off this right arm of mine before I will ever work or demand the ballot for the Negro and not the woman." -Susan B. Anthony
In a video posted by TMZ, Timberlake is shown making his way through the mass of people when all of a sudden a hand reaches out and touches his mug. A visibly disturbed Timberlake looks back at the man and shouts "Why would you do that?" (Complex News)
Michael Jordan Isn't Down With LeBron for 'Space Jam 2'
If there ever actually is a Space Jam 2, it will likely star LeBron James. At least if production on the feature starts at some point before he turns 50. But, if the star of the original had his way, the player kidnapped and threatened with becoming an amusement park attraction would not be the current No.(Complex News)
WeTV's 'Money.Power.Respect.' puts the spotlight on black female entertainment attorneys, their day to day interactions with their peers and the music industry. Co-stars, Ed Woods and Wendy Credle, share their opinion on what sets this show apart from other reality TV shows and why it's important to watch.
U.S. Olympic Athlete Greeted with 'Zika' Chants & Boos in Rio
Even though the opening ceremonies for the 2016 Olympics won't go down until Friday, a few events have already started, because fitting everything into the two-and-a-half week duration of the games would be logistically impossible/f***ing bonkers. And because of the weird format, nobody would blame you if you were unaware that the U.S. (Complex News)
The Democratic National Committee today announced the first ad in a seven figure national paid media campaign for the fall that will mobilize key constituencies of the Democratic Party to turn out in November’s election. The first ad, ‘Obstruction’ features President Obama and will air on African American radio stations nationally.
Police Union Insults BLM, Posts Photo of Dogs "Black Labs Matter"
The San Francisco Police Officer's Association is under fire after publishing a photo of two dogs in its newspaper criticizing the Black Lives Matter phrase and movement reported SFGate. The photo shows a black Labrador Retriever with a sign around its neck reading "Black Labs Matter" and a yellow Labrador Retriever with a sign reading "All Labs Matter," a reference to "All Lives Matter," a counter response to "Black Lives Matter." (Complex News)