NFL teaming with Jay-Z on entertainment and social activism

Published 4:26 pm PDT, Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Jay-Z

The rapper and entertainment and sports mogul is partnering with the NFL for events and social activism. The league not only will use Jay-Z’s Roc Nation to consult on its entertainment presentations, including the Super Bowl halftime show, but will work with him to “strengthen community through music and the NFL’s Inspire Change initiative.” Inspire Change was created by the league after an agreement with a coalition of players who demonstrated during the national anthem to protest social and racial injustice in this country. “With its global reach, the National Football League has the platform and opportunity to inspire change across the country,” Jay-Z said. “… This partnership is an opportunity to strengthen the fabric of communities across America.”

Curt Schilling

The former major-league pitcher says he’s thinking about running for Congress in Arizona. Schilling confirmed in an email to the Arizona Republic that he’s considering a run. He declined to say in which district he’d run and wrote that “the illegal immigration issue is not a joke.” Schilling, 52, won World Series championships with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001 and Boston Red Sox in 2004. He later was fired as an ESPN commentator for controversial online comments. He’s an outspoken supporter of President Trump, who tweeted, “Curt Schilling, a great pitcher and patriot, is considering a run for Congress in Arizona. Terrific!”

Associated Press

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