NFL Protests: League Came Together for a Powerful Day

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Denver Broncos kneel in protest during the national anthem before their game against the Buffalo Bills. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig, USA TODAY Sports)

by Nancy Armour via usatoday.com

Empty sidelines in Nashville and Chicago. Jacksonville owner Shad Khan standing arm in arm with his players. The Miami Dolphins wearing “I’m With Kap” T-shirts during warm-ups. Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis eloquently explaining his change of heart about players protesting during the national anthem. The NFL had one of its finest moments before the games even began Sunday, coming together from every corner – players, coaches, owners and league office – in forceful rebuke of the latest torrent of hate from President Donald Trump.

Whether black, white or brown, on bended knee or with locked arms, the NFL’s rare show of unity was both a dignified condemnation of the wrongs we still must right and a reminder that, for all of…

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September 24th is National Cherries Jubilee Day!

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befunky-design15Today’s Food Fact:

Cherrie ‘Jubalee’ was credited by Chef Auguste Escoffier, who created the dish for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897


Here are today’s five thing to know about Cherries:

  1. The cherry is the fruit of many plants of the genus Prunus, and is a fleshy stone fruit.
  2. The cherry fruits of commerce are usually obtained from a limited number of species, including especially cultivars of the wild cherry, Prunus avium.
  3. The name ‘cherry’, often as the compound term ‘cherry tree’, may also be applied to many other members of the genus Prunus, or to all embers of the genus as a collective term.
  4. The fruits of many of these are not cherries, and have other common names, including plum, apricot, peach, and others.
  5. The name ‘cherry’ is also frequently used in reference to cherry blossom.

Today’s Food History

  • 1870 Georges Claude was born. A French engineer, he invented the…

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