University fraternity says Black, gay and Jewish people should be ‘lynched’

A university fraternity in Ontario, Canada, allegedly traded slews of racist and homophobic jabs in a private online chat room. (Stock photograph via Elements Envato)

A fraternity at a Canadian university said that being gay, Black or Jewish is a reason to be “lynched” in an alleged Facebook group chat seething with hateful comments.

Delta Chi members at the University of Windsor, in Ontario, made slews of racist, anti-Black, homophobic and antisemitic barbs in the private chatroom, according to screen captures seen by PinkNews.

According to CBC Canada, the reported comments were exposed by two anti-racism student societies – university chiefs have since denounced the fraternity, calling the messages “disturbing” and “unacceptable”.

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A whistle-blower alleged in an email that members of the Delta Chi referred to Black Lives Matter protesters as “criminals” and “idiots” and: “Talked about

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Minneapolis ad agency pairs with historically Black college in diversity effort

A new partnership between Solve’s Minneapolis ad agency and one of the nation’s 107 historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) aims to introduce more students of color to the creative field of advertising.

The partnership, which grew after the police killing of George Floyd, pairs Morgan State University — an East Coast school with no advertising chops — with an award winning agency looking for a pipeline to more diverse hiring.

The idea came to John Colasanti, who founded Solve in Minneapolis nine years ago after career stops in Chicago, Detroit and Boston. Solve’s staff is 84% white and its leadership team has no people of color. Nationwide, only 0.7% of ad and marketing executives are Black and 5.8% of all ad staffers are Black, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the American Association of Advertising Agencies.

Determined to change that, Solve this summer signed a diversity

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Former Eagles Roynell Young, Jimmie Giles picked to Black College Football Hall of Fame

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Former Eagles teammates Roynell Young and Jimmie Giles, who both played college football at Alcorn State, have been selected to the Black College Football Hall of Fame.

Young and Giles and four other inductees were selected from a group of 25 finalists by an 11-member selection committee of journalists, broadcasters, football historians and former NFL executives.

Young, nicknamed The Quiet Storm, was the Eagles first-round pick in 1980 and spent his entire nine-year career with the Eagles, starting 109 games at cornerback and recording 23 interceptions. He started 16 games as a rookie on the 1980 Super Bowl team and made the Pro Bowl in 1981 in his second season.

Young had four interceptions in each of his first three seasons and a career-high six interceptions in 1986. Hes tied with Asante Samuel

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Black College Football Hall of Fame announces six inductees for 2021 class

The Black College Football Hall of Fame on Thursday announced six inductees for the the Class of 2021.

Coy Bacon (Jackson State University), Greg Coleman (Florida A&M University), Jimmie Giles (Alcorn State University), Winston Hill (Texas Southern University), Roynell Young (Alcorn State University) and coach Willard Bailey (Virginia Union, Norfolk State University, St. Paul’s College, Virginia-Lynchburg College) were selected from a list of 25 finalists.

“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, congratulations to the Class of 2021,” BCFHOF co-founder and 2011 inductee Doug Williams said. “It is a significant achievement to be considered one of the best to ever play or coach football at a Historically Black College & University.”

All five players were quite accomplished in the NFL as well. Bacon was a three-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman who spent time with five organizations over a 15-year NFL career. Coleman was an NFL punter for 12 years. Giles

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Sentence reduced for convicted bomber at Black university

Lombardi was convicted in 2000 of planting and detonating two pipe bombs on the campus of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in August and September of 1999.

“Lawrence Lombardi’s criminal acts terrorized FAMU faculty, students, and their family members during the fall of 1999 and generated fear in our community that lingered on well past his arrest,” U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida Lawrence Keefe said in a statement.

No one was injured in the bombings, but prosecutors at the time argued that the bombings were motivated by racial prejudice.

Jurors convicted Lombardi, who is white, of six counts: two counts of maliciously damaging property, two counts of using a destructive device during and in relation to a crime of violence and two counts of interfering with federally protected activities on the basis of race or color.

When Lombardi was sentenced in 2000, the two counts of using

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Black college football coaches seldom get second chances in Power Five

Alabama remains at No. 1 followed by Notre Dame in Amway Coaches Poll

USA TODAY Sports’ Paul Myerberg breaks down the latest Amway Coaches Poll.


The following trivia question still bothers Tyrone Willingham.

Who was the first Black coach in major-college football to get a second chance as a head coach after getting fired from a previous college head coaching job?

After 135 years of college football, this didn’t happen until 2004, when the Washington Huskies hired Willingham after his firing at Notre Dame. Sixteen years later, Willingham, now retired, is one of only four Black head coaches to have been rehired as a non-interim head coach in a Power Five conference after getting fired from a previous college head coaching job.   

By contrast, the Southeastern Conference started this season with four white head coaches who are in their second or third head coaching jobs after being fired.

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Covid Threatens College Gains for Black and Latinx Students

Largely low-income, Hispanic, and with parents whose own educations didn’t get past high school, the young people in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas over the past decade started doing something few of their predecessors had done: going to college.

As the community near the Mexican border came together to prioritize education, scores in math and reading on state standardized tests rose. So did high school graduation rates, to 92 percent, from 87 percent, and the proportion of students filling out the federal application for college financial aid. The number who went on to higher education inched up, to 57 percent, from 56 percent.

“We got a lot of people talking about how important going to college is,” said Katherine Díaz, who helps coordinate this work as deputy director for the nonprofit RGV Focus, which stands for Rio Grande Valley. “More students started seeing, ‘Wow, I can do this.’ And

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Victor Glover becomes first Black astronaut on NASA’s extended space station

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One of Biden’s First Acts as President-Elect Was to Antagonize Kim Jong Un

SEOUL—President-elect Joe Biden is signaling a return to reality in U.S. policy toward North Korea after President Trump failed to sweet talk Kim Jong Un into giving up his nukes and the missiles that could fire them at distant targets, including the U.S.While Kim and the North Korean state media machine remain silent on the election, Biden chose to mark Veterans’ Day with a visit to a memorial to Korean War veterans, paying homage to their sacrifice and U.S. support of South Korea against the North.The decision of Biden, with his wife Jill, to lay a wreath at the memorial in Philadelphia “should send a positive message about reinforcing and sustaining the strength of the alliance,” said David Maxwell, a retired Army special forces officer who served five tours in South Korea.Maxwell, now senior

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Victor Glover to Be First Black Astronaut Aboard I.S.S.

In the 20-some years that people have been living aboard the International Space Station, its extended crew has never included a Black astronaut. Victor J. Glover, a Navy commander and test pilot who joined the astronaut corps in 2013, will be the first.

Since the International Space Station’s inception it has seen numerous other milestones: hosting the world’s first space tourist, having its first female commander and enduring the transition from U.S. astronauts being transported through NASA’s space shuttle program to using SpaceX’s spacecraft.

But Mr. Glover’s achievement is notable for NASA, which has worked to spotlight the “hidden figures” in its history, but has so far sent only 14 Black Americans to space out of a total of more than 300 NASA astronauts.

He will not be the first Black astronaut aboard the station. But those who preceded him from NASA were members of space shuttle crews during the

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SIGMA America Reveals Black Friday Pricing on Popular Lenses and Accessories

SIGMA America Black Friday Pricing Alert

Limited time special pricing available on select Sigma products through authorized retailers.
Limited time special pricing available on select Sigma products through authorized retailers.
Limited time special pricing available on select Sigma products through authorized retailers.

SIGMA Cine 0% Financing

Zero percent financing for 12 months is available for SIGMA Cine lenses.
Zero percent financing for 12 months is available for SIGMA Cine lenses.
Zero percent financing for 12 months is available for SIGMA Cine lenses.

RONKONKOMA, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SIGMA Corporation of America has announced limited-time Black Friday pricing on a variety of popular photography products from Sunday, November 15 through Monday, December 7, 2020 at SIGMA Authorized Dealers in the United States. SIGMA is also offering a Zero Percent Financing option for Cine lens purchases, currently available through the end of 2020, as well as discounts on purchases of multiple Cine lenses.

For the first time ever, SIGMA America will offer Instant Savings on both the acclaimed 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM

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