Saturday, July 11, 2020
More than 100 Major League Soccer players raised their right fists before the MLS is Back Tournament opener on Wednesday in a show of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter social justice movement. Wednesday’s MLS match, held inside a bio-secure “bubble” at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, marked the first North American professional men’s league to return to action since the pandemic upended the sports calendar in mid-March. Last month, more than 170 Black MLS players formed the Black Players for Change organization with three goals: have a voice in all racial matters as they relate to MLS, increase Black representation in the MLS Players Association and the highest levels of MLS, and have an impact in Black communities. Read the full story at ESPN.com.
Thursday, July 9, 2020
In light of heightened awareness and understanding of racism in our country, Miriam Webster recently reviewed and updated their definition of racism to include systemic racism. Read the full story.