ONN – NFL And Roc Nation Partnership Can Spur Urban Investment, Purge Bad Cops
The announcement of the Roc Nation / NFL Partnership was met with a largely negative response but if you read the press release, Colin Kaepernick and other should be excited.
In particular the part about having NFL Players designate places in their cities that would be the focus of Roc Nation / NFL Initiatives was based on a conversation I had with NFL Executives during the NFL Annual Meeting. Thank you for listening.
But I believe the Roc Nation / NFL effort should be also to bring back a form of the NFL Youth and Education Towns – only this time make sure The Boys and Girls Clubs run them and not the NFL. The Towns should have areas where students can learn how to make things: not just music but websites and videos to promote tunes, networks, wood furniture, and have classes in welding and programming languages. You get the picture.
Finally, a Junior Achievement style program should teach kids how to start and run a business.
Then, there should be a place where the neighborhood can report and out bad preditor police officers and have them removed from service. That would fulfill some of what Colin Kaepernick was after when he started the National Anthem Protest.
A great and exciting start.
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