Lakers’ tour of National Civil Rights Museum stirs emotions, ideas

first_imgPreviousThe Lakers take in an exhibit about the 1963 March on Washington as they tour the National Civil Rights Museum on Sunday in Memphis, Tenn., an excursion that stirred a lot of emotions. (Photo courtesy of Ty Nowell, Lakers.com)The Lakers’ Brandon Ingram and others walk past the burnt out shell of the Freedom Riders’ bus that was fire bombed in 1961 as they tour the National Civil Rights Museum on Sunday in Memphis, Tenn. (Photo courtesy of Ty Nowell, Lakers.com) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLakers players listen to a museum official as they tour the National Civil Rights Museum on Sunday in Memphis, Tenn., an excursion that stirred a lot of emotions. (Photo courtesy of Ty Nowell, Lakers.com)Lakers players toured the National Civil Rights Museum on Sunday in Memphis, Tenn. The museum is attached to the Lorraine Motel, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated five decades ago. (Photo courtesy of Ty Nowell, Lakers.com)The Lakers’ Josh Hart, left, Julius Randle, center, and Corey Brewer lead the way during the Lakers’ tour of the National Civil Rights Museum on Sunday in Memphis, Tenn. (Photo courtesy of Ty Nowell, Lakers.com)The Lakers take in an exhibit about the 1963 March on Washington as they tour the National Civil Rights Museum on Sunday in Memphis, Tenn., an excursion that stirred a lot of emotions. (Photo courtesy of Ty Nowell, Lakers.com)NextShow Caption1 of 5The Lakers take in an exhibit about the 1963 March on Washington as they tour the National Civil Rights Museum on Sunday in Memphis, Tenn., an excursion that stirred a lot of emotions. (Photo courtesy of Ty Nowell, Lakers.com)ExpandMEMPHIS — As he moved solemnly through the National Civil Rights Museum, Corey Brewer kept thinking about his mother. He clasped his hands in front of him and shook his head slowly as he was transported to key moments in history.He walked past a replica of the lunch counter where four black teenagers remained seated despite being refused service in 1960. He peered into the burnt out shell of the Freedom Riders’ bus that was fire bombed a year later.The museum is attached to the Lorraine Motel and Brewer gazed into room 306, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated five decades ago.Glenda Brewer, he realized, had lived through all of this. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“Just to see how far we’ve come,” he said. “Looking at the years: 1940, 1930, 1964. My mom is 73, she was born in 1944. So, just thinking about what my mom had to go through and my dad.”The Lakers toured the museum on Sunday, a day before facing the Memphis Grizzlies on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. They are an NBA team full of players in their early 20s, many of whom had not visited the museum or experienced such a visceral portrayal of civil rights.Brewer grew up in Portland, Tenn., more than three hours from Memphis and just north of Nashville. As much as Brewer celebrated the progress since segregation, he wondered how far the United States has truly come. Police brutality against black people has been a leading topic of discussion and cause for protest, with Brewer mentioning the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014.“It’s a strange time for sure right now,” he said. “When you think about some of the stuff that’s happening right now and you think about what’s happened in the past, it’s kind of similar to be honest.”That was what the 31-year-old Brewer hoped some of his younger teammates took away from the tour. Kyle Kuzma fell to the back of the group, moving at his own pace through the exhibits. “It’s pretty crazy,” he said. “There’s a lot of things that are going on in this world that if you go back and come here and actually see those things and learn about it, things are still happening.”The Lakers figure prominently into the NBA’s plans, facing the Grizzlies at FedEx Forum, which the league calls the “celebration game.” Team president Jeanie Buss and General Manager Rob Pelinka toured the National Civil Rights Museum separately Sunday, along with NBA commissioner Adam Silver and members of the Grizzlies.Center Brook Lopez participated in a panel discussion Sunday evening called, “Where do we go from here?”As the players toured the museum, Kuzma stayed close to Luol Deng, who had visited the museum several times as a member of the Chicago Bulls.“I told him you’ve got to come solo,” Deng said. “Take your time.”A refugee from Sudan who was raised in Great Britain, Deng had a unique perspective, Kuzma said.“Being from Africa, being over there and learning it, he knows more than a lot of things that I have learned through black history growing up in school and watching certain things,” Kuzma said.Kuzma was most moved by the first exhibit in a room with these words etched around the circular ceiling: “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal.”The scene led Kuzma to pull out his phone and send a tweet that asked, “Why is the beginning of learning black history for most people start with slavery? Instead of African kings and queens and royalties.”Later, he said, “I think that people don’t really understand that Africans, that culture was there long before America was.”For Kuzma, it was his first time through the museum; his first time in Memphis. He called the experience “pretty special.”It was a sentiment that no doubt would please Brewer.“I’m glad the young guys got to come,” he said, “because it’s very important to know where we come from.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Sumner Newscow special polling: The Kansas Star Casino questions

first_imgAre you glad Sumner County has the Kansas Star Casino? Yes. No. It depends on what aspect of life you are talking about. View Results  Loading … How many times do you think you go to the Kansas Star Casino in a given year? I bet I’m there over 100 days of the year. I’m guessing 31 to 100 days of the year. I am probably in there once a month. I may have been in there once or twice a year. I haven’t been there in over a year. I have never gone. View Results  Loading … Since the Kansas Star been erected, have you gambled more? Yes. No. I don’t gamble. View Results  Loading … When you go to the Kansas Star what do you primarily do? I gamble. I’m there for a social function or a business meeting. I eat at a restaurant. I attend a concert or an event like a rodeo. I won’t go to the casino no matter what the venue is. View Results What kind of gambler are you at the Kansas Star? I’ll drop more than $500 a visit. I’ll spend anywhere from $10 to $500 a visit. I’ll spend less than $10. I don’t spend any money at all. View Results Has the Kansas Star affected where you go for entertainment? I spend more time at the Star, so I don’t go to other places as much. The Star has had no impact on my entertainment choices. View Results Do you think you spend more or less on other things since the Kansas Star has opened? I spend less on other things because of the Star. It has had no impact on my spending habits. View Results  Loading … If you gamble regularly, where do you go? I go to the Kansas Star. I go to the casinos in Oklahoma. I switch it up – sometimes at the Kansas Star, sometimes Oklahoma I don’t gamble in these parts, I go elsewhere or online. I don’t gamble at all. View Results  Loading …  Loading … Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments  Loading …Follow us on Twitter.  Loading …last_img read more

Nora Springs man’s sexual abuse trial delayed until August

first_imgNORA SPRINGS — The trial of a Nora Springs man accused of sexually abusing a five-year-old has been delayed again.35-year-old Aaron Olson was arrested in November at the Nora Springs Motel at 825 West Congress Street after being accused of showing a five-year-old pornography and performing sexual acts with the victim on three different occasions between January 1st and November 8th of last year. Olson pleaded not guilty to three counts of second-degree sexual abuse as well as first-offense possession of marijuana.His trial was scheduled to start on July 9th in Floyd County District Court, but District Judge Rustin Davenport recently approved a continuance in the case, delaying the trial to August 6th.Second-degree sexual abuse is a Class B felony, with each charge carrying a maximum 25 year prison sentence.last_img read more

‘How could you top Celtic losing to Lincoln Red Imps?’ – Rangers reaction

first_img1 Pedro Caixinha has guided Rangers out of the Europa League at the first hurdle Rangers have suffered what is perhaps the most embarrassing defeat in their history having been knocked out of the Europa League by Progres Niederkorn.The part-timers finished fourth in the Luxembourg top division last season, but managed to claim a 2-1 aggregate win over Pedro Caixinha’s side.Tonight, two second half goals from Niederkorn gave them a 2-0 home victory – their first ever win in Europe – after the Gers won 1-0 at Ibrox last week. In fact, Niederkorn have only scored three goals in European competition since 1977 – with two of them coming against Rangers!The result was so embarrasing people cannot actually believe it happened. Social media was abuzz with reaction after the game, and we collect some of the best tweets below… [View the story “‘How could you top Celtic losing to Lincoln Red Imps?’” on Storify]last_img read more