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Michael B. Jordan Launchs #ChangeHollywood Initiative With Color Of Change

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Michael B. Jordan and Color of Change are teaming up to launch #ChangeHollywood, a new initiative aimed at bringing about positive change in tangible ways. They plan to invest in anti-racist content, authentic Black stories, Black talent, and reinvest police funds to support Black communities. 

“This roadmap is just the beginning of the journey to racial justice. We are all accomplices in the fight to transform Hollywood, and we invite content creators and industry leaders to join us in working together to #ChangeHollywood,” Jordan said. “We look forward to including a variety of voices in doing what we do best: telling authentic stories, bringing people together, partnering with influential artists, and changing the rules of the game.”

“The legacy of racism in Hollywood is long and unforgivable: excluding Black talent, silencing Black voices, derailing Black careers, and using the economic power of the industry to prop up police who target and enact violence on Black communities,” president of Color Of Change, Rashad Robinson said. “We know from our advocacy that the industry won’t change on it’s own, so we’re building off our current work to hold Hollywood accountable to offer these resources and a roadmap toward enacting racial justice. From the writers’ rooms to the streets, we are energized and ready to help Hollywood follow through on their statements that Black lives matter.”

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The two parties have already begun a dialogue with companies like WME and Endeavor Content and organizations like BLD PWR about steps forward. Check out the full roadmap here.

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NFL Fines Antoine Winfield Jr. $7,815 For Taunting Tyreek Hill During Super Bowl

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The NFL has fined Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Antoine Winfield Jr. $7,815 for taunting Kansas City Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill during the Super Bowl, earlier this month. Winefield explained that the taunt was revenge for all the times Hill had done the same move to receivers throughout the season, including against the Bucs during their Week 12 matchup earlier in the year.

”The taunting, it was something I had to do,” Winefield said after the Super Bowl. “When we played them earlier (Tyreek)Hill went off on us. He back-flipped in front of my face and gave me the peace sign. So it was only right I gave him the peace sign right back. It felt amazing to be able to do that”

Hill torched the Bucs for 269 yards and three touchdowns during Week 12, but in the Super Bowl, he was held to just 73 yards. Winfield threw Hill’s taunt back at him with 4:06 remaining after successfully defending a fourth-down pass.

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Winfield was drafted by the Bucs with the 45th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. In his impressive rookie year, he finished with 94 tackles, one interception, six passes defensed, and two forced fumbles.

The Bucs dominated the Super Bowl, winning 31-9, and securing Tom Brady’s 7th championship.





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Tim Tebow To Join New York Mets For Spring Training For 5th Straight Year

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The New York Mets have once again invited former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow to join their spring training roster. Tebow, who won the Heisman Trophy in 2007, first returned to professional baseball in 2016. He’s been invited back to join the Mets for spring training each of the last four years.

In 34 games with the Mets, Tebow has batted .151 and hit his first home-run last spring.

In 2019, Tebow said he’s still optimistic regarding his hopes of making it to the major league: “That would obviously be something that would be special, and I think another part of the dream,” Tebow said. “Part of it’s just playing every day and enjoying it and competing, which I love. Obviously, that would be awesome. It would be a lie if I said that wouldn’t be super cool. … But I wouldn’t say it would be a success or failure if that did or did not happen.”

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Due to coronavirus precautions, MLB teams are only allowed 75 roster spots for spring training.

During the rest of the year, Tebow works as a football analyst for SEC Network.

In the NFL, during the 2011 season, Tebow led the Denver Broncos to their first playoff victory since 2005, after beating the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime.

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6ix9ine Fears For His Safety During Community Service

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Though Tekashi 6ix9ine is set to be a free man this weekend when his house arrest period comes to an end, the ramifications of his crime spree and subsequent turn as a stoolie are far from over. In fact, some project that he’ll be looking over his shoulder for the rest of his days, despite putting up a tough front whenever he addresses the public. In any case, his bed has been made — rainbow sheets and all. Case in point, 6ix9ine and his team have recently pointed out a conundrum of sorts, one that appears to be having an impact on his upcoming commitment to community service.



As of now, Tekashi has been assigned 300 hours of community service, with his attorney Lance Lazarro confirming that he has yet to have completed a single hour. With the world seemingly set to be his oyster come Saturday, Lazarro has since voiced concerns that actively engaging in the community service requirements will put his life at risk. A fair notion, considering serving one’s community requires one to be physically present in a given location — though should 6ix9ine intend on doing anything beyond traipsing around his bedroom, he’ll have to step outside eventually. 

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TMZ reports that Lazarro is requesting that 6ix9ine be able to do his service at a secured facility, providing the example of a hospital or a school. Think witnesses and security — the more the merrier. It’s unclear whether or not 6ix9ine will ever ease up, though it’s unlikely given how antagonistic he continues to behave on social media. Alas, these are the pitfalls of reckless designs. 

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