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January 12, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
Black college basketball coaches, their anger ignited by the decision of NCAA delegates not to restore a scholarship, likely will boycott games, and players and some white coaches are expected to join them. Rudy Washington, head of the Black Coaches Association and coach at Drake, said yesterday he expects his group to boycott games, possibly for the rest of the season. The boycott could begin as early as Saturday, Martin Luther King's birthday. "In all likelihood, there will be a boycott, but I am reluctant to give you a time and date," Washington said.
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September 26, 1990 | By Leigh Jackson, Daily News Staff Writer
Radio stations WDAS-AM and WDAS-FM are calling for a boycott of all Japanese products to protest comments made last week by a Japanese Cabinet minister who compared black Americans to prostitutes. "It just seems stupid to continue to support institutions that don't support us," said E. Steven Collins, information director for the stations. The black-owned stations were expected to announce the boycott at a community meeting today at the Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum at 7th and Arch streets.
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January 12, 1994 | ASSOCIATED PRESS Inquirer staff writer Mike Bruton contributed to this article
The executive director of the Black Coaches Association, upset over the NCAA's decision to cut scholarships, said yesterday he expects his group to boycott men's college basketball games. The boycott, which would include coaches and players, could begin as early as Saturday, which is Martin Luther King's birthday. An official date had not been set last night. "In all likelihood there will be a boycott, but I am reluctant to give you a time and date," said Rudy Washington, head of the 3,000-member BCA and basketball coach at Drake.
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December 6, 1995 | By Warren Goldstein
Forty years ago today, African American citizens of Montgomery, Ala., launched one of the great movements of the 20th century. Four days after Rosa Parks, a seamstress riding the bus home from work, was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to white riders, the black community pulled off a stunning boycott of the bus system. That night a crowd at least 5,000 strong packed the Holt Street Baptist Church, as well as the streets for acres around. Loudspeakers carried the proceedings to the immense, excited crowd.
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July 3, 1987 | BY MIKE ROYKO
It's surprising that Jesse Jackson has become so easily satisfied. Months ago, Jackson was outraged that major-league baseball had so few blacks in top management positions. And he warned that if things didn't improve soon, there would be a boycott of baseball games on July 4, traditionally one of the biggest attendance days of the season. Now, with July 4 almost here, Jackson says he isn't going to hold a boycott after all. "There will not be a boycott on July 4," he said, "because the process is well under way. " Say, what?
BUSINESS
November 15, 1996 | By Rosland Briggs, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER This article contains information from Reuters news service
Carl Bryant is stuck in the middle. An African American, he runs two Texaco stations in Philadelphia. He estimates that sales - both from the pumps and the enclosed sales area - have dropped 30 percent since Nov. 4, when a 1994 tape recording of Texaco Inc. executives allegedly using racial slurs became public. Today, he said he would learn whether community leaders planned to boycott his gas station at Broad and Diamond Streets. "It's affecting everybody. Right is right, and wrong is wrong.
NEWS
September 9, 2004
TO COLUMNIST Elmer Smith: Regarding the Kobe Bryant rape case and apology, you hit the nail on the head. He apologized for raping a young woman by blaming her for not understanding his intentions? I was caught breathless by this. He could have spared us all this debacle, but instead dragged his wife, the victim, the press and the public along for a ride. Mr. Bryant is draped in the same tainted cloth as Mike Tyson, William Kennedy Smith and other high-profile people who think they are above the law. I will make sure I never buy anything associated with his name again.
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December 1, 1987 | By VALERIA M. RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer
Only about half of the 700 pupils at the Morton McMichael Elementary School attended this morning, the second day of a boycott by parents who are angry that the school's acting principal, Nilsa Gonzalez, was not appointed to the job permanently. Yesterday, only about 36 pupils attended the school, at 36th and Fairmount Avenue, said School District spokesman William C. Thompson. This morning was the first on the job for the new principal, Russell Sgro, who had been in charge of the special education program for schools in South Philadelphia.
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June 5, 2009
MARYANNE McGovern won't watch "24," one of the her favorite TV shows, because Janeane Garofalo made a comment she disagrees with, that tea-baggers were confused, angry, racist individuals incapable of understanding a commonsense speech and noting their focus on the president's cultural identity rather than his policies. Surely the answer to our problems as Americans (though we often differ) is not to protest watching one of the best dramas on TV simply because someone has an opposing view.
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March 13, 2014 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA It has been used with great effect to challenge those in power and bring about social change, to further the civil rights movement, to end apartheid in South Africa, and to advance the cause of the United Farm Workers in California's San Joaquin Valley. An exhibit opening Wednesday at the offices of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) titled "Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism" illustrates the power of boycotts in bringing about change around the world over the last 50 years.
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January 23, 2014
Douse with a tweet I was only half surprised that Philadelphia smoking rates are among the highest, having often been agitated by the smell of smoke in subway stations, school stairwells and bathrooms, and on city streets ("New fronts in tobacco fight," Jan. 10). Stronger measures can be developed by the federal government through taxation and graphic labeling, but it's also important to appeal emotionally to smokers, especially teens. Antismoking campaigns need to show the effects of secondhand smoking, not only statistics.
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December 28, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
A national education association has called for an academic boycott of Israeli universities, provoking a backlash from dozens of universities around the country. Leaders at the University of Pennsylvania, Haverford College, Princeton University, Lehigh University, Temple University, and Penn State Harrisburg - the only Pennsylvania State University campus with a graduate program in American studies - are among schools to oppose the boycott approved this month by the American Studies Association.
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October 31, 2013 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - What would Baron Pierre de Coubertin have thought? The Olympic movement, the 19th-century French nobleman's homage to the amateur ideal, collided with 21st-century Times Square on Tuesday. As the countdown to the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi hit 100 days, the U.S. Olympic Committee, by now as ardent a marketer as American Eagle, Hershey's, Marriott or any of the famous square's other neon-fringed enterprises, celebrated by commandeering the three gaudiest blocks in New York City's dense commercial forest.
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August 15, 2013 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
IF STATE AND CITY political leaders aren't able to secure $180 million in funding for the School District of Philadelphia, then a group of local congregations may seek to boycott schools when they open Sept. 9, the coalition announced earlier this week. POWER, Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower & Rebuild, a faith-based community organization representing 41 congregations, is calling on the state and city to provide a "safe and quality environment on the first day of school," said a spokesman for the group, Bishop Dwayne Royster.
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April 16, 2013 | BY ELLIOT FINEMAN
  IN THE 19 YEARS since the Brady Background Checks were instituted - despite Columbine, Virginia Tech, Fort Hood, Tucson, Aurora, the Sikh temple and now Newtown - not one law has been passed at the federal level to reduce gun violence. In fact, just the opposite has occurred. Unfortunately, there is now the growing and looming reality that this sorry trend will continue. Since Newtown, some states, such as New York, Colorado and Connecticut, have tightened gun laws, but many more have loosened them, such as Arkansas, Montana and Mississippi.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
CELEBRITIES cancel talk- show appearances for all types of reasons, but this is a new one: Singer/animal-rights activist Morrissey bailed on " Jimmy Kimmel Live" Tuesday night, because other guests were from the reality-TV show "Duck Dynasty. " Morrissey said he couldn't perform on a show with what he called people who "amount to animal serial killers. " "Duck Dynasty" follows a Louisiana family, the Robertsons, with a business selling duck calls and decoys. * Preparing for her reappearance on TV, is Barbara Walters , who called in to "The View" on Tuesday to report that she's returning to the show Monday.
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February 27, 2013 | By Matthew Lee, Associated Press
BERLIN - Skeptical Syrian opposition leaders agreed Monday to attend an international conference in Rome after first threatening to boycott the session that was to be the centerpiece of Secretary of State John Kerry's first overseas mission in his new job. Opposition leaders had protested what they see as inaction by other nations in the face of violence from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime. Kerry not only made a public plea at a joint news conference Monday with British Foreign Secretary William Hague, he also called Moaz Khatib, leader of the Syrian Opposition Council, "to encourage him to come to Rome," a senior U.S. official said.
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February 27, 2013 | By Ingy Hassieb and Abigail Hauslohner, Washington Post
CAIRO - Egypt's largest opposition bloc said Tuesday that it would boycott the country's forthcoming parliamentary elections, heightening the prospect of future instability after months of political crisis and damaging the credibility of the country's fledgling democracy. The National Salvation Front, a loose coalition of liberal and leftist political parties, said that it would boycott the late April vote because the Islamist government of President Mohamed Morsi did not consult it in passing a new electoral law and disregarded pressure from the group for, among other things, a new cabinet and a redrafting of the country's constitution.
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