"I just felt like I needed to write something for the Black kids who had to see or witness these things," Bennett told The Root. “I thought about myself as a kid and the things that [kids today] see because of the way media is consumed. We didn’t have access to as many things that were happening in the world. Now, you see all these things.”
Saturday, March 02, 2019
Monday, February 06, 2017
Now I don't care much for the New England Patriots (although as a NY Giants fan I probably should like them) but I'm really liking one of their tight ends, Martellus Bennet. Bennet has been outspoken on social issues of importance to African Americans such a Black Lives Matter. He has spoken in support of Colin Kaepernick's protest and against Kanye West visiting Donald Trump. But I'm really loving him for saying he won't be following tradition and going with the rest of the New England Patriots organization to receive congratulations from Trump at the White House when that visit happens.
Martellus Bennett said to reporters:
"I haven't thought about it. I am not going to go," the New England Patriots tight end said. "I can elaborate later on in life; right now I am just trying to enjoy this ... People know how I feel about it, just follow me on Twitter."