Jemele Hill

ESPN

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Your DGB for today is to let ESPN know they are fouling out on racial justice.

For a second, back in September, we thought maybe ESPN would stand by Jemele Hill and on the right side of history after she called Trump a white supremacist. What can we say? Sometimes we at DGB have a misplaced faith in humanity.

Caving under what we can only assume was the pressure of presidential tweets, the network decided to suspend Hill on October 9, citing a “second violation of our social media guidelines” after she suggested a boycott of Dallas Cowboys sponsors.

Today, you’ll let ESPN know that they need to grow a pair and stand by their talent, even if that person is, god forbid, a Black woman with an opinion.

Call ESPN Corporate Offices at (860) 766-2000 and press 1 or send them a message here: http://www.espn.com/espn/customercare/index

 

Jemele Hill

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Your DGB for today is to boycott Dallas Cowboy advertisers, just as Jemele Hill suggested, as a way to let Cowboy owner Jerry Jones know it’s not ok to bench players for protesting the killing of Black people.

In September, Hill was in the news for daring to point out the emperor has no clothes, calling POTUS a white supremacist and a bigot. Truth. This time, she tweeted about Jerry Jones’ threat to bench any players who take a knee during the national anthem. Her “crime” was merely pointing out that instead of boycotting the Cowboys themselves for Jones’ comments, folks could target their sponsors. For her efforts to stand up for Black lives, she was suspended by her employer, ESPN.

We can’t believe we have to say this, but actual Black people are more important than a symbol or a piece of cloth. What’s the point of “respecting the flag” if the country it’s supposed to represent doesn’t respect all its citizens? If the Cowboys owner is going to punish the players for protesting, then hit him where it hurts - right in the ole’ wallet. Tell Jemele Hill and the players who kneel, we hear you.  

 

The Truth Hurts

Your DGB for today is to support ESPN reporter, Jemele Hill.  If you haven’t been on twitter lately, or heard any news, you might not have heard the controversy surrounding the ESPN reporter, Jemele Hill. On 9/11/2017 Hill tweeted that Donald Trump was a white supremacist. I mean...the statement isn’t a lie, and since then people have been coming hard for her.  Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders  even went as far as to say that it was a fire-able offense and that Hill should lose her job with ESPN. The president even did some early morning tweeting regarding this issue because he's a small, fragile man.  https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/908651641943003136   What we want you to do today is to express your support for Jemele Hill. You can either retweet her or tweet your support out to her. You can find the painfully truthful tweet here:  https://twitter.com/jemelehill/status/907391978194849793  You can also  contact ESPN  and urge them to back her a little harder than they are right now. Another option is to start watching her on ESPN’s SportsCenter at 6:00 pm.  Donald Trump is a white supremacist. People shouldn’t lose their jobs or have their lives threatened for speaking the truth. We need more people like Jemele Hill, so stand up and support her so others feel encouraged to come forward.   

Your DGB for today is to support ESPN reporter, Jemele Hill.

If you haven’t been on twitter lately, or heard any news, you might not have heard the controversy surrounding the ESPN reporter, Jemele Hill. On 9/11/2017 Hill tweeted that Donald Trump was a white supremacist. I mean...the statement isn’t a lie, and since then people have been coming hard for her. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders even went as far as to say that it was a fire-able offense and that Hill should lose her job with ESPN. The president even did some early morning tweeting regarding this issue because he's a small, fragile man. https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/908651641943003136

What we want you to do today is to express your support for Jemele Hill. You can either retweet her or tweet your support out to her. You can find the painfully truthful tweet here: https://twitter.com/jemelehill/status/907391978194849793 You can also contact ESPN and urge them to back her a little harder than they are right now. Another option is to start watching her on ESPN’s SportsCenter at 6:00 pm.

Donald Trump is a white supremacist. People shouldn’t lose their jobs or have their lives threatened for speaking the truth. We need more people like Jemele Hill, so stand up and support her so others feel encouraged to come forward.