Former NFL Football Player Wade Davis Speaks at UMass

Wade Davis focused on promoting gender equality and engaging men in converstions around issues of gender discrimination and sexual violence against women during his talk on Thursday, Feb. 2.

The event, titled “Protecting Me and We: Ending Gender Discrimination and Sexual Violence,” was sponsored by the Men and Masculinities Center and part of Black Heritage Month, organized by the Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success at UMass. Read more


Thanksgiving Proclamation: Hope, Healing, Unity, Acceptance…and Football

We’ve been here before, America. We’ve arrived at many Thanksgivings of the past divided, confused, anxious, depressed, frightened and disillusioned.

Thanksgiving has been with us since the end of the Revolution, through terrorist attacks, segregation, two world wars, a Great Depression, the Civil War, slavery and the burning of the White House to the ground. Read more

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Editorial: Dear Stephen A. Smith, Colin Kaepernick’s Protest Is Not About You

When NFL star Colin Kaepernick decided to kneel during the national anthem at NFL games, there were always people on both sides of the aisle creating arguments about why they were in favor of or against his actions.

But after the quarterback acknowledged that he did not vote in our most recent American presidential election, he saw some of his supporters make a complete 180-degree turn.

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