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President Trump’s war against prominent African-Americans has everybody talking

Trump’s remarks receiving criticism.  Blog King, Mass Appeal WASHINGTON — There’s a war brewing between President Donald Trump and prominent African-Americans. Everybody knows it. But Trump’s history of attacking well-known blacks as possessing “low IQs” has many asking one or two disconcerting questions: 1) Is it merely a poor choice of words? Or, 2) is he a proponent of bigoted ...

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Papa John’s founder forced out following criticism of NFL and use of the N-Word

Papa John’s owner laments language. Blog King, Mass Appeal LOUISVILLE, Ken. — Better ingredients. Better pizza. Poor public relations. This week’s “I Screwed Up a Good Job Award” goes to 56-year-old John Schnatter, founder of Papa John’s Pizza, who was coerced to resign as chairman after using the N-Word during a May conference call with board members and shareholders. John, ...

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Despite shaky English, Jackson selected by Baltimore in 1st round of NFL draft

Jackson must fix public speaking. Mass Appeal Wire Reports BALTIMORE — Everybody knows Heisman trophy winner Lamar Jackson doesn’t articulate well and his English is borderline atrocious. But he’s arguably the most physically-gifted quarterback selected in the 2018 NFL Draft. “I see him as a faster, potentially better, Michael Vick,” said a scout who believes Jackson’s upside is significantly higher ...

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Sportscenter: Michael Smith & Jemele Hill terminated over poor television ratings

Michael & Jemele fired from ‘SC6.’ Mass Appeal Wire Reports BRISTOL — Michael Smith has joined former co-host Jemele Hill on Sportscenter’s contraction list. After hosting Friday’s 6 PM edition, the 38-year-old Smith signed off for the very last time. “Michael is a talented commentator and we greatly appreciate and value his contributions and creativity,” said ESPN Executive Vice President Norby ...

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