Nationally there has been a call to #changethemascot of the Washington Redskins.
The US Patent and Trademark Office just took a giant step to do just that - revoking the trademark for the football team and bringing Washington and the nation one step closer to #changingthemascot. The office called the mascot "disparaging to Native Americans." Check out The Washington Post's coverage here...
And revisit the NCAI.org video :
Derrick Coleman is currently the only Deaf player in the NFL.
The Deaf community has close ties to the game of American football. Gallaudet University is cited with creating the football huddle to prevent sign language interpreters from reading their plays.
This is a video made by the National Congress of American Indians originally shared near the Super Bowl. After watching - dig a little deeper into the organization to see what they are about: http://www.ncai.org
As Brazil prepares to the host the World Cup - challenges mount. Check out The Huffington Post coverage of the atmosphere in Brazil surrounding the Cup: The World Cup is just weeks away. Here's why Brazilians aren't as excited as you are.
Check out The New York Times coverage of the lack of interesting in hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics:
Bidders fo 2022 Winter Games are Melting Away
Interesting food for thought... How important is the "where" and "who" in Olympic hosting?
What impacts might hosting the Olympics have on a host city? Its people? Its economy?