news

school stephen colbert news Stephen Colbert Funds Every Grant Requested by South Carolina Teachers
Via: Daily Kos
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

Stephen Colbert has partnered with Share Fair Nation and ScanSource to fund every grant request made by a South Carolina public school teacher on the crowdfunding platform DonorsChoose.org. Colbert made the announcement through a live video feed at a Greenville, SC elementary school. The grants that will be fulfilled total up to $800,000. 

  • -
  • Vote
  • -

Back in January, former Miami Dolphins player Rob Konrad was involved in a fishing accident that forced him to swim 9-miles to safety.

This was probably the first time a swimming dolphin was considered breaking news.

He had fallen overboard, and his ship, which was on autopilot, quickly sailed away from him.

After 16 long hours at sea with sharks and jellyfish, he finally reached shore. A new video has been released this week showing his first encounter with police in Palm Beach after the swim.

You can watch his January press conference about the ordeal below.

football,government,news,nfl,sports,washington redskins
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

"The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board agreed with our clients that the team's name and trademarks disparage Native Americans. The Board ruled that the Trademark Office should never have registered these trademarks in the first place," Jesse Witten, the plaintiffs' lead attorney, said in a press release. "We presented a wide variety of evidence – including dictionary definitions and other reference works, newspaper clippings, movie clips, scholarly articles, expert linguist testimony, and evidence of the historic opposition by Native American groups – to demonstrate that the word 'redskin' is an ethnic slur."
The team will appeal the case, according to a statement from its attorney, and it will be able to keep its trademark protection during appeal. Further, losing the trademark would not force the team to change its name.
Here's one suggestion:

Back to Top