Washington Redskins

NNPA Hosts National Black Parents’ Town Hall in Norfolk

Panelists for the event, where questions and comments were discussed regarding the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), were Linda Langley Davis, the director of educational services for Hampton Roads, Inc.; Fred Smoot, a former Washington Redskins cornerback and motivational speaker; Rev. Dr. Kirk T. Houston, the founder and pastor of Gethsemane Community Fellowship Church; and Deidre Love, the executive director of the nonprofit Teens with a Purpose.

L.A. Native Works Hard for Spot in the NFL

Dayvon Ross has been working hard to earn a roster spot for the Washington Redskins (6-4 conference, 6-7 overall). He is currently under a small contract with the franchise, allowing him to practice alongside the team and practice squad. Ross mentioned the difficulty of getting attention and trust from the coaching staff. “If you’re not drafted in like the first three rounds, then you have to really work your butt off you can get looked at,” Ross said in regards to getting on the roster for the franchise. “I’ve done everything to get to a starting or even on

Former NFL Player makes TV Series About His Brother

Fox Sports video editor and documentarian Byron Jackson had a passion for film recording. He used his filming skills to create a documentary series about his brother, DeSean Jackson: a wide receiver for the Washington Redskins. The docu-series “DeSean Jackson: Home Team” aired on BET on June 30. The series follows the career and family dynamics of DeSean. Byron also did a stint in the NFL and the Canadian Football League, but was more interested in Film and TV production. “My mindset was to go in a direction of, I believe, my true passion was, which was television and film,”