A.J. Green, David Ortiz, What Had Happened Was -

What Had Happened Was: 9/30/16 Oh, you don’t know? We got you.

A.J. Green, David Ortiz, What Had Happened Was -

What Had Happened Was: 9/30/16 Oh, you don’t know? We got you.

GAME. BLOUSES.

After clubbing 53 home runs against the New York Yankees over his career, Thursday night marked the last time Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz would ever play at Yankee Stadium.

But instead of an embittered night with fans yelling at him on his way out, Ortiz was treated to a delightful night that had players from both teams smiling. “Impressive, man. There were no boos out there,” Ortiz said. “It seems like everybody was happy that I’m leaving.”

Here’s the best of Thursday night’s tribute to Big Papi:


BLESSINGS!

The photo that keeps on giving:

SOCIAL STATUS


FOR THE CULTURE

A Prairie View A&M University volleyball player did blackface on Snapchat.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is hiring a social media manager, and it’ll probably be the best job ever.

When Americans party, Mexicans pay the price in drug cartel violence.

Twenty Latino PBS movies you can stream for free during Hispanic Heritage Month.

There’s an intriguing link between police shootings and black voter registration.


TOP THREE TWEETS

Every morning we’ll hit you here with the best of what we saw on social media the previous night. Why? Why not?

1. MY GUY, WHO HURT YOU?

https://twitter.com/YoungAdolf_/status/781536708487544833

2. YOU TRIED IT, BEY

3. JUST WAY, SON?

#ICYMI

Our brother Martenzie Johnson sat down with Mike Colter, the star of the Netflix series Luke Cage, to talk about the history of his character and what a black man in a hoodie really means in 2016:

Mike Randal Colter was born in St. Matthews, South Carolina. It’s a town of just over 2,000 people — 60 percent of whom are black. While Colter describes his childhood experience as “unique,” he hails from a state that proudly flew the Confederate battle flag outside its statehouse for 54 years until nine churchgoers were gruesomely murdered in 2015. “We had the Confederate flag flying over us for so many years,” Colter said. “And when you go down there, there’s still a sense of separation.” At the age of 8, while his classmates probably wanted to be firefighters and astronauts when they grew up, Colter knew he wanted to be an actor. He even believes he was born to be one. But years before he could even realize that dream, he faced that momentthat almost every black person in this country does: when he realized he was a black person in America. As a member of the Cub Scouts, Colter was away at camp. He recalls sitting next to a boy, no older than 6, who just flat-out called him the N-word.


PICTURE PERFECT


Leave a comment

Related Posts

It’s an Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl rematch: Alcorn State vs. N.C. A&T Braves win SWAC title and and now bring their high-powered offense to bowl game
Well, it’s all set. The matchup for the Dec. 15 Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl in Atlanta is actually a rematch: ...
Read More
HBO’s ‘Say Her Name’ has few answers about what happened to Sandra Bland But new documentary gives her a voice, even in death
The mother of Sandra Bland, the Illinois woman who committed suicide in a Texas jail after being hauled there for bac...
Read More
Meghan Markle ignores negative news, believes British press out to get her
Meghan Markle has developed a way of dealing with negative press: She doesn’t read it. After a tough week in the medi...
Read More
George H.W. Bush’s Willie Horton ad remains flashpoint in dog-whistle politics
What many political historians will tell you is that Donald Trump‘s brand of politics was not created in a vacuum. An...
Read More

Tags