Steph Curry Wants to See His Girls Grow up in an Equal World.
“I want our girls to grow up knowing that there are no boundaries that can be placed on their futures, period,” Curry writes in a Players’ Tribune piece he shared on Sunday (August 26). “I want them to grow up in a world where their gender does not feel like a rulebook for what they should think, or be, or do. And I want them to grow up believing that they can dream big, and strive for careers where they’ll be treated fairly. And of course: paid equally.”
Read his essay in full here.
Jemele Hill Is Parting Ways with ESPN. Revisit Our Coverage of May’s Driven Society Discussion.
Sports Illustrated reports that she’ll leave in September with a buyout.
In May, the NABJ Journalist of the Year sat down with Julian Mitchell for a rousing discussion hosted by Driven Society. During the event, she discussed everything from the NFL protest ban to First Amendment rights.
“For whatever ground may have been gained by the Players Coalition and them agreeing to give $90M towards social justice issues, they have just undermined all of that,” she stated. “I just can’t wait to see how this is all characterized 20 years from now, because it’s going to be a lot of people changing their story. And we see it now with the Civil Rights movement.”
We look forward to seeing what lies ahead for Hill. As many have mentioned, Hill has a production company with Kelley Carter. Watch the Driven Society talk below.
A Mass Shooting in Jacksonville Left Four Dead, Including the Gunman, over the Weekend.
A gunman opened fire during video game tournament in downtown Jacksonville, Fla. on Sunday, the New York Daily News reports.
“The two dead gamers were identified by Jacksonville TV stations WJAX and WFOX as Eli Clayton, 22, of Woodland Hills, Calif., who played under the name ‘Trueboy,’ and Taylor Robinson, 27, of Ballard, W. Va., who used the name ‘SpotMePlzzz,'” they wrote. “Steven (Steveyj) Javaruski, who was competing in the football video game tournament, told the Los Angeles Times that the gunman was another gamer who began shooting after he lost during the tournament, which was being livestreamed. Javaruski, 22, claims the shooter ‘targeted a few people’ before killing himself.”
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