NFL Commits $250M To Battle Systemic Racism

Roger Goodell and the NFL have made a full 180 from where they were four years ago.

BYAlexander Cole
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Roger Goodell released a statement last week in which he noted that the NFL was wrong to disagree with players who kneeled during the National Anthem. Throughout the message, he stated that he was ready to protest with the players and now, he is putting his money where his mouth is. Today, the NFL pledged $250 million over the next 10 years in an effort to combat and stop systemic racism.

According to Judy Batista of, the league is actually planning on teaming up with players to create a program for criminal justice reform, as well as financial education. In fact, one anonymous source around the league says the NFL is willing to partner up with the likes of Colin Kaepernick.

“We wouldn’t be where we are today without the work Colin and other players have led off,” the person said. “That is a key point here. We listened to our players. We needed to listen more, we needed to move faster. We heard them and launched a social justice platform because of what Colin was protesting about. The players have always been an essential piece of this effort and this campaign. It would be awesome to engage Colin on some of the work we are doing. He’s doing real impactful work. Getting him in some way would be amazing for us. There’s a lot of work to do to get to that point. We’re certainly open and willing to do that.”

This is a huge announcement from the league and if they follow through, progress will surely be made. As for Kaepernick, you would think a partnership with the NFL would mean he gets signed by a team. If not, we're not exactly sure he would be reciprocating that interest.


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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.