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Colin Kaepernick Is GQ’s ‘Citizen Of The Year’

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GQ magazine has named Colin Kaepernick their ‘Citizen of the Year‘ for stepping up and starting the protest that has become a movement in the sports world.

The Former 49ers quarterback knelt during a preseason game last year to to protest the injustice and mistreatment of African Americans by police.

In a news release by GQ, they said “He’s been vilified by millions and locked out of the NFL — all because he took a knee to protest police brutality.” “Colin Kaepernick’s determined stand puts him in rare company in sports history: Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson — athletes who risked everything to make a difference.”

Supporters Of Meek Mill Rally Outside Criminal Justice Center

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On Monday, hundreds of supporters rallied outside of the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia, to call for his sentence to be overturned.

Last week, Mill was sentenced to two to four years in prison for probation violation for a 2008 drug and gun charge.

Since his conviction, Meek Mill has received support from prominent artists and sports players including Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Eagles  safety Malcolm Jenkins and basketball legend, Julius Erving.

Erving, quoting Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Considering his conviction, supporters have even started a change.org petition with over 342,000 signatures.

Bella Vista Church Saved From Demolition

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On Monday morning, after a broad debate over the future of Christian Street Baptist Church in Bella Vista (South Philly), the Philadelphia Historical Commission added the church to the city’s Historic Register.

Ori Feibush, the developer made the decision that he would pull out of his almost- $1.5 million agreement for sell of the century-old  church.

“This was not simply development versus preservation, it’s the economics behind this,” said church representative, Jeff Hill. “This is taking equity from this African-American congregation.”

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