Connect with us

Black Listed

Tournament Bans High School Team For Wearing “I Can’t Breathe” Shirts

Teen basketball players face 'I can't breathe' ban

The members of a California high school basketball team barred from participating in a tournament because they continued to wear "I can't breathe" T-shirts, plan a rally Monday, according to a local newspaper.

Members of the Mendocino High School girls basketball team will meet outside the Fort Bragg High School for what a poster said would be a peaceful exercise of free speech rights and to raise awareness of racism and police brutality, said the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

The coastal communities to the north of San Francisco were thrust into the national spotlight this weekend after the athletic director at Fort Bragg High School said that neither boys nor girls teams from Mendocino would be allowed to participate in the three-day tournament hosted by Fort Bragg out of concerns the players would wear T-shirts printed with the words "I can't breathe."

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Trending

NYPD Officer Accused of Fatally Choking Eric Garner Fired Five Years After Incident

News

Staten Island Dad dies choke hold Eric Garner, 43,, Eric Garner, DOJ, NYPD Staten Island Dad dies choke hold Eric Garner, 43,, Eric Garner, DOJ, NYPD

Eric Garner: Tall, Dark and Threatening

News

Valedictorian Address Cut Short as Iranian Student Names Young Black Men Killed by Law Enforcement

News

Staten Island Dad dies choke hold Eric Garner, 43,, Eric Garner, DOJ, NYPD Staten Island Dad dies choke hold Eric Garner, 43,, Eric Garner, DOJ, NYPD

NYPD to DOJ: Make a Decision on Cop Who Killed Eric Garner or We Will

News

Advertisement
Connect
Join EBONY.com