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  1. jamesfrmphilly

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    http://thegrio.com/2016/07/22/wnba-...-fined-for-wearing-black-lives-matter-shirts/

    WNBA players stage boycott after being fined for wearing Black Lives Matter shirts

    On Thursday, the WNBA fined several players for wearing Black Lives Matter tee shirts and the players from the New York Liberty and Indiana Fever responded by staging a bold boycott. The players refused to answer any questions after their game unless the questions were about Black Lives Matter or the fines that had been levied against them.

    “We feel like America has a problem with the police brutality that’s going on with black lives around here, and we just want to use our voices and use our platform to advocate for that,” the Liberty’s Tanisha Wright said, according to Deadspin.

    “Just because someone says ‘Black Lives Matter’ doesn’t mean that other lives don’t matter. People put out this imaginary ‘black lives only matter’ whenever people say, ‘Black lives matter.’ What we’re saying is, ‘Black lives matter, too.’ Period.”

    –Tina Charles donates half of her WNBA salary to charity

    The Liberty’s Tina Charles accepted a Player of the Month award with her jersey inside out, while Indiana Fever star Tamika Catchings told Excelle Sports she would only answer Black Lives Matter questions.

    “There’s a lot of other stuff outside of basketball that’s going on that, as a whole, all the players have grabbed a hold of,” said Catchings. “I think it’s important that us as players — being able to utilize our voice, and being able to stand for, and stay united for what matters to us.”
     
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    I hope the male NBA players rally behind them. Funny I had not heard about this.
     
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    On point and on time comments sis!!
     
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    Wow. I had no idea this was even happening at all. Amazing to me how this was not big news. I watch the news everyday and didn't hear this story. I'm happy they rescinded but sad they were penalized for doing something the male NBA were not placed in this position. Both should have been able to show support.
     
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    Good observations;

    And your wake up call to male NBA players is also on point!

    Slam dunk time y'all!!
     
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    seems as though the women players are much braver than the males.......
     
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    Either they need to fess up or foul out:

    As regards their own sexist viewpoints too!!
     
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