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Mercedes F1 team supports Black Lives Matter

The Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team will enter an all-black car for the 2020 racing season as part of the company’s pledge to fight racism and encourage diversity.

Black Formula 1 racer
Lewis Hamilton

The team said it has been influenced by the Black Lives Matter movement. At the end of the racing season, which has been delayed by the pandemic, Mercedes-AMG will introduce its diversity program.

Lewis Hamilton, six-time Formula One world driving champion, and the only Black Formula One driver, has openly discussed racism he, his family and friends have experienced in their lives.

Bubba Wallace, the only Black Nascar driver, drove a car this year painted with Black Lives Matter.

 

QB Cam Newton signs with New England

Cam Newton

The New England Patriots have signed quarterback Cam Newton to a one-year deal after the Carolina Panthers released him.

Newton has battled injuries during the last two seasons but is five years removed from winning the NFL’s most-valuable player award.

Ron Rivera, Newton’s former Panthers’ coach, said Newton is back to way he was when he entered the NFL before he was hampered by foot and shoulder injuries.

Newton replaces Tom Brady who signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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