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Obama Meets with Golden State Warriors

Obama Meets with Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors met with former President Barack Obama last Thursday instead of the customary visit to the White House for NBA champions. POTUS44 hosted the team at his DC office ahead of their game that night against the Wizards. ESPN reported that the meeting was set up by star player Steph Curry, who has become a golfing buddy of Obama’s over the years. Curry described the meeting as “very low key” and “a great time for us to kind of talk about life and not basketball.” They were pretty tight-lipped on the specifics. “We all have met him once or twice before in other situations, so [it’s] always just great conversation,” Curry said. Curry and fellow star player Draymond Green also had a post-game chat with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA). In 2016, Obama hosted the team in celebration of their 2015 NBA championship. During the visit, Obama, a well-known basketball fan, was given a commemorative jersey with the number "44" emblazoned on the back. In September 2017, Curry publicly criticized Donald Trump's attacks on Black athletes peacefully protesting justice inequalities during the National Anthem. And Trump rescinded an invitation to the White House -- the same invite the team had already declined. More on the Obama meeting here.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Reverses Course, Again, on Angela Davis Honor

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Reverses Course, Again, on Angela Davis Honor

Latinx Businesses Less Likely to Get Funding

Latinx Businesses Less Likely to Get Funding