Patriots-Buccaneers report cards: Mac Jones sets 40-year-old mark for rookie QBs
There was a stretch in the second half where Jones could do no wrong. By the end of the game, Jones had completed passes to nine different receivers, showing a new level of mastery of this offense. Not only did he catch eight passes for 70 yards (both team highs), he also completed two passes for 45 yards. Hunter Henry continues to chug along as an effective option in the passing game, catching four passes for 32 yards. Grade: FDefensive LineThis wasn’t the Patriots’ best day in rush defense or pass rush overall from this group.mlive.com
Student Advocacy Center hosting drive-through fundraiser
ANN ARBOR, MI - The Student Advocacy Center of Michigan will host its annual fundraiser in a new format this year during a drive-in event at Crossroads Community Baptist Church. The annual Telling Tales Out of School event is set for 6:45 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, May 7, at the church, located at 2580 Packard Road, Ann Arbor, offering a live storytelling experience in a safe environment. It will include an appearance from Detroit-based actor Jonathan Jones, who will tell the story of a former Student Advocacy Center student who says the center saved his life, while other storytellers will share stories of challenges they’ve faced in their high school and elementary school experiences. “We are so looking forward to safely connecting with our community, especially after this long year of isolation,” Student Advocacy Center Executive Director Peri Stone-Palmquist said. Domino’s Pizza, Zingerman’s baked goods and gourmet popcorn will be brought to guests’ cars by the Ann Arbor Derby Dimes Roller Derby League.mlive.com
Federal grand jury hearing evidence in death of George Floyd
The New York Times first reported that a grand jury was hearing testimony against Chauvin. Floyd’s death sparked protests in Minneapolis and beyond and led to a nationwide reckoning on race. Like Chauvin, all three were fired soon after Floyd’s death. It’s unclear what specifically prompted the increased grand jury activity in the last few weeks, though most federal grand juries are discharged after about 18 months. Barr rejected the deal in part because he felt it was too soon as the investigation into Floyd’s death was still in its relative infancy, the officials said.
AP Exclusive: Black Lives Matter opens up about its finances
This marks the first time in the movement’s nearly eight-year history that BLM leaders have revealed a detailed look at their finances. The foundation said it committed $21.7 million in grant funding to official and unofficial BLM chapters, as well as 30 Black-led local organizations. In its report, the BLM foundation said individual donations via its main fundraising platform averaged $30.76. “Because the BLM movement was larger than life — and it is larger than life — people made very huge assumptions about what our actual finances looked like,” Cullors said. Leaders at the BLM foundation admit that they have not been clear about the movement’s finances and governance over the years.
Americans who live, work near capitols see peace, new hope
Isaac Smith, of Boston, speaks to a reporter near the Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston about the new incoming administration, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)SALEM, Ore. – Normally quiet streets around U.S. state capitol buildings have looked more like battlegrounds recently, putting those who live and work there on edge. As President Joe Biden was sworn into office, demonstrations at state capitols were scant, with only a few protesters showing up, and in some cities, none at all. Jonathan Jones' front-row seat to what happens next is his restaurant that is decorated with Black Lives Matter signs and art near the Oregon State Capitol. She said she is optimistic that Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will be able to accomplish many things.
McManus' 6 FGs lift Broncos over Pats in COVID-delayed game
Denver Broncos offensive tackle Garett Bolles, left, congratulates kicker Brandon McManus in the second half of an NFL football game after his sixth field goal against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. Sunday’s game was originally scheduled for last week but got postponed twice, first by a day, then by seven. He was steady early, but had back-to-back interceptions in the fourth quarter to let the Patriots back into the game. It was the first game back for Newton, who returned after missing New England’s Week 4 loss at Kansas City. McManus, who connected on field goals of 52 and 54 yards, now has six games with multiple 50-yard field goals.
Charles H. Wright Museum Celebrates Black History Month With New Exhibit, Workshops
DETROIT, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) In celebration of Black History Month, the Charles H. Wright Museum in Detroit is offering plenty of activities for the entire family, as well as a new exhibit. From school children, all the way through corporations, everyone has had a connection to this institution in some way, said Charles H. Wright Museum Educator, Jonathan Jones. For nearly 20 years, the museum held the title of the largest African American cultural museum in the world. It focuses on what it means to be a black woman in terms of strength, in terms of beauty, in terms of agency and in terms of integrity, said Jones. The museum will also offer a variety of workshops to celebrate Black History Month.detroit.cbslocal.com