Darryl Strawberry Wants NFL Players To "Do Their Job" & Refrain From Political Protests

"You go out and do your job and play sports because you only really have [a] one-time window open to play," the MLB legend told FOX Business Tuesday (Sept. 12). 

As Colin Kaepernick's journey in political activism continues to grow, plenty of retired and active players have shown their distain over his movement.

Next in line is retired baseball player Darryl Strawberry, who spoke to FOX Business Tuesday (Sept. 12) about act of merging sports and politics. Strawberry was the talk of the 80's and 90's during his trek on the New York Mets and Yankees, but fell into drug and alcohol addiction.

While promoting his book Don’t Give Up On Me: Shedding Light On Addiction With Darryl Strawberry, the minister says athletes these days should stick to the art of the game.

“I would tell them, really leave the politics alone as far as your job," he said. "You go out and do your job and play sports because you only really have [a] one-time window open to play sports and have an impact and sports is going to pass away, but what legacy will you leave in life? And that’s the most important thing.” When asked about the the national anthem and Kaepernick's peaceful protest, Strawberry said activism isn't for him.

“The National Anthem stands for what America is all about regardless of what’s happening,” he said. “I wouldn’t do it and I’m not against guys that are doing it, but we have a problem in America, and we need to come together as people, not color but as people. And we need to understand that God has a perfect plan for all of us to come together and love each other and really work together and I think when we work against each other, it separates us.”

Strawberry also shared his thoughts on the country's current battle with opioids with Fox & Friends. "It's a crisis and we need to get out there and educate everyone on the stigma of drugs," he said. "I push them finding God. It's in Jesus that my life changed together. We need to get back to faith."

Strawberry founded Strawberry Ministries in 2011 with his wife Tracy, with a "purpose and passion is serving the Lord Jesus Christ by speaking a message of hope and helping others transform their lives through the power of the gospel."

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Black Trans Woman Bee Love Slater Found Burned Alive In Florida

Over the weekend, the body of Bee Love Slater, a 23-year-old transgender woman was found burned beyond recognition inside a car. According to reports, Slater is the 18th trans woman to be killed this year.

Hendry County investigators said as of now the investigation into Slater's death is ongoing. They cannot title it a hate crime until a clear motive has been established, but Slater's best friend, Kenard Wade thinks the vicious manner of her death is a clear sign.

"She had a really, really good heart," Wade told CBS Fort Myers affiliate Wink. "She would never harm anyone, never put anyone in harm's way. How could someone go to that extreme to get rid of her?"

Wade continued and said Slater received several death threats because she's trans and expressed a desire to leave the area for safety reasons.

Slater's death falls in line with an on-going trend of violence against trans women, particularly black trans women. The Human Rights Campaign states 18 trans women have been murdered in 2019, while 26 members of the trans community were killed in 2018 and 29 trans deaths were recorded in 2017.

CBS News reports that the week of Slater's death, Bailey Reeves, 17 transgender teen was shot and killed in Baltimore on Labor Day.

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T.I. Grills Candace Owens On Trump's 'MAGA' Slogan At The Revolt Summit

T.I. had one pressing question for Candace Owens during the 2019 Revolt summit that Owens couldn't quite answer. The two-day conference held in Atlanta brought together music executives, activists, and entertainers to discuss hip-hop, it's power, the current climate of the genre and to network. However, with the 2020 presidential elections nearing politics were also a hot topic.

For Saturday's (Sept. 14) Hip Hop and Politics panel hosted by Jeff Johnson, T.I. asked the conservative commentator to explain Donald Trump's campaign slogan. "When you say Make America Great Again, which period are we talking about?" Tip questioned. "[Is it] the period when women couldn't vote? The period when we were hanging from trees? The crack era? Which period in America are you trying to make great again."

The 30-year-old Connecticut native said: "I actually think that I would totally rock a hat right now that says Make Black America Great Again," which prompted T.I. to interject and restate the original question.

"Which period was America great that we're trying to replicate? Which era was it? Tell me." T.I. questioned. With an excited audience, Owens' attempt to explain Trump's slogan didn't go so well.

Watch the clip below.

@Tip was not trying to hear it from black white supremacist #CandaceOwens #Diddy #Revolt pic.twitter.com/SfJ0Rvd9SM

— MMS Online (@MMS_Online_) September 15, 2019

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Megan Thee Stallion Signs To Jay-Z's Roc Nation

Just weeks after Megan Thee Stallion was seen with Jay-Z in New York, the breakout Houston rapper has announced her affiliation with Roc Nation.

"I would like to announce that I am officially apart of the @rocnation fam," she said Friday (Sept. 13) with a photo of her and Mr. Carter. "The grind don’t stop!" The rapper has had quite the summer thanks to the release of her recent project, Fever along with monster singles "Hot Girl Summer" with Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign as well as "Cash Shit" with DaBaby.

In addition to her climb to the Billboard charts (both singles made the Hot 100 chart), the rapper made a splash at New York Fashion Week with hangouts with Anna Wintour and a performance at Rihanna's Diamond Ball.

Megan sent subtle hints with her signing to Roc Nation. After all, she drives the boat with D'usse and was recently seen with Jay-Z at Puma's 5th Avenue opening in August.

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— jhus (@likemylambo) August 30, 2019

 

 

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I would like to announce that I am officially apart of the @rocnation fam!!! The grind don’t stop ! #realhotgirlshit

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