Baseball Player Called the N Word

Baltimore Oriole outfielder, Adam Jones, was called the N word during a game at Fenway Park in Boston. The same fans threw a bag of peanuts at him. The fans were immediately kicked out of the game, but Jones wanted more action taken. After an investigation by the Red Sox, the identified fans were banned for life from Fenway Park. …

New Orleans Removes Confederate Monuments

Last week the city of New Orleans removed 4 confederate monuments – one entitled Liberty Monument and the other three to commemorate Generals Robert E Lee, P.G.T. Beauregard and Jefferson Davis (president of the Confederate States of America).  The city council previously voted to take down the monuments, 6-1.  City workers actually had to do the work during the night, wearing …

United Airlines Set to Lose Millions, Maybe Billions

Last week United flight 3411 was scheduled to travel from Chicago to Louisville. The full flight was completely full and loaded with passengers. Just before takeoff, a United flight ticket agent said the flight was overbooked and asked 4 passengers to voluntarily leave the plane. In exchange, the airline would offer $400, a hotel room and status on a flight …

Sportsmanship Defined

Mitchell McKee, a 15-year old freshmen discovered that his dad had terminal cancer and that he would undoubtedly die from this dreaded disease sooner rather than later. In an effort to take the pain away, even for a moment, Mitchell set a goal to win the state championship in wrestling as a sophomore. Fast forward 9 months and Mitchell found …

Every School Can Replicate, “We Dine Together” Club

A very cool idea started at Boca Raton High School in Florida.  They actually call it a club – the We Dine Together Club. These students believe that no student should have to eat alone at their school. They believe that school should not be an isolating experience. So, each day members of this group roam the lunchroom and the …

“We Put a Huge Premium on Body Language”

“We put a huge premium on body language, and if your body language is bad you will never get in the game…EVER!” These are the words of Geno Auriemma, Head Women’s Basketball Coach, UConn, the man that has led his team to 11 national championships. He claims that recruiting “enthusiastic” “upbeat” kids is tougher today than ever. The reason is that …

Chance the Rapper Donates $1 Million to Chicago Public Schools

Chance the Rapper (Chancelor Johnathan Bennett), fresh off of winning three Grammy Awards had a sit-down meeting with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner about the $215 million budget deficit at Chicago Public Schools. After his meeting, Chance was not satisfied, saying, “The governor gave me a lot of vague answers in our meeting.” He went on to add a memorandum to the …

Basketball Players Stand Up for Downs Syndrome Cheerleader

During a basketball game at Lincoln Middle School in Kenosha, Wisconsin, a cheerleader with Downs Syndrome was being picked on by some students in the crowd. Noticing this atrocious behavior, three basketball players walked off the court and addressed the issue head on. They told the students to knock it off and would not continue the game until the bullying …

Entire City Learns Sign Language for Hearing-Impaired Resident

Members of one small town came together to support one of their own residents, Muharrem, who is hearing-impaired. The residents secretly spent a month learning sign language and then spent a morning surprising Muharrem with all that they learned. Everyone signed their communications to Muharrem.  Watch the video below to see how it all unfolded and how Muharrem responded. Joe’s …

Do We Protect Free Speech…Even if we Hate it?

On February 1st, Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak at the University of California Berkeley.  He was invited by the Young Republicans, a conservative student group on campus. Milo is a very controversial figure who was born and raised in Great Britain. He is very opinionated on feminism, abortion, race relations and politics in general. He is a self-described “troll” …