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2020 Walter Payton Man of the Year Nominee
Michael Thomas, Texans 2020 Walter Payton Man of the Year | The 53
A Houston native, Michael Thomas has always been on the forefront of making the community around him a better place en route to his Walter Payton Man of the Year nomination. Thomas has focused on social justice issues and his approach has been two-fold, centering on advocacy and education while driving legislative change. In 2020, he created the unique design of the NFLPA's "END RACISM" pre-game warm-ups, organized a Texans players-only video calling for social justice reform and generated over $17,000 for HBCU scholarship funds by auctioning off special game memorabilia. Lastly, his annual free football camp, "Camp Mike T", is reflective of Thomas' dedication to empower young Houstonians while providing them with the additional resources to become impactful citizens in today's society.
Conversations for Change
Mayor Sylvester Turner | Conversations for Change (Ep. 4)
Janice, Cal and Hannah McNair discuss racism and social injustice with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. Turner shares his story of growing up in Houston, being bused across town to a primarily white school, and going on to earn his way to Harvard Law School. The four of them talked about the effect of George Floyd's death on the country, but more specifically the Houston community, the Black Lives Matter movement and how "this time is different."
Roynell Young | Conversations for Change (Ep. 3)
Former Philadelphia Eagles Cornerback Roynell Young founded Pro-Vision Academy in 1990 as a way to help young students in Houston. Pro-Vision began as an afterschool program and has grown to a 3rd-12th grade state charter school with supplemental workforce and education programs to ensure college and career-readiness. Roynell Young has impacted more than 6,000 young people's lives in Houston.
Jacob Martin, N.D. Kalu join Houston Police Department for teen discussion on social justice
Houston Texans linebacker Jacob Martin and Texans Legend N.D. Kalu continued the conversation on social justice with Houston Police Department officers and local Houston-area teens on Thursday.
Michael Thomas, Texans take part in MLK-inspired Sunday Supper for YMCA
On the eve of MLK Day, Sunday Supper brought diverse individuals from the community together to discuss racial issues, community unity, and collective action inspired by Dr. King's vision.
Michael Thomas inspires teens on Youth for Change Town Hall | Daily Brew
Michael Thomas joined the NFL's Youth for Change Town Hall meeting for a conversation on social justice and affecting meaningful change.
NFL players to wear shirts designed by Michael Thomas
On Sunday, players from all over the NFL will be wearing matching shirts designed by Houston Texans safety Michael Thomas.
Texans, Chiefs come together for Moment of Unity
Players and coaching staff from both teams linked arms and stood in silence for the pregame gesture.
Texans players release powerful video, action plan for fighting racial inequality
The Houston Texans players released a powerful video outlining their fight against racial inequality.
NRG Park, Texans hope to increase voter turnout in 2020 | Daily Brew
NRG Park and the Houston Texans are doing their part to improve voter turnout in 2020.
Texans players discuss using voice, platform for legislative reform
Texans players want to build on what the NBA and the Milwaukee Bucks started, whether that's through approaching NFL team owners and management or discussions with political leaders to create meaningful legislative change.
Texans scrimmage, players hold meeting
The Texans scrimmage inside NRG Stadium was done with a lot of thought about football, and issues happening in the United States.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner joins McNair Family on "Conversations for Change"
The McNair family sits down with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner for an eye-opening discussion about race and social injustice.
Roynell Young, Pro-Vision Featured on Next Episode of "Conversations for Change"
Founder and CEO of Pro-Vision Inc., Roynell Young, is the next guest to share his insight on social justice and racial inequality with the McNair Family.
Lucy Bremond, Executive Director of Emancipation Park | Deep Slant
Lucy Bremond discusses the history behind Houston's Emancipation Park and the original Juneteenth celebrations.
Houston Texans will observe Juneteenth holiday | Daily Brew
The Houston Texans will close their business and football offices on Friday in recognition of Juneteenth, the official end of slavery in the United States.
Romeo Crennel featured on McNair Family's "Conversations for Change"
In a rare glimpse of his personal life, Romeo Crennel opens up about his life growing up in the era of racial segregation during his compelling interview with the McNair family.
McNair, O'Brien speak out on injustice
McNair and O'Brien spoke with John McClain of the Houston Chronicle to discuss social justice.
McNairs, Texans coaches and players attend George Floyd funeral
The McNairs, Texans players and coaches attended George Floyd's funeral on Wednesday, paying their final respects to the slain Houston native.
McNair family launches "Conversations for Change" series to help educate about racial injustice
The McNair family launched a new video series titles, "Conversations for Change," aimed to continue the dialogue about racism and social injustice.
2020 Texans preseason opener has extra meaning | Daily Brew
The Texans face the Vikings in Minnesota on Friday, August 14.
Deshaun Watson, NFL players ask, "What if I was George Floyd?"
Ten days after George Floyd's tragic killing made international headlines, Deshaun Watson and a number of the NFL's top players released a moving campaign condemning racism and their commitment to social justice causes.
Safety Michael Thomas dedicating 2020 season to family
After dealing with personal tragedy off the field, Michael Thomas vows to dedicate his 2020 football season to his family.
Texans will not virtually meet on the day of George Floyd's funeral
GM and head coach Bill O'Brien spoke Wednesday about plans for the Texans in the aftermath of Floyd's killing.
O'Brien "sad, frustrated" over George Floyd killing, opens up about talks with players, coaches about racism
Bill O'Brien expressed his sadness, frustration over George Floyd's death and shared his personal conversations with Texans players, coaches about racism.
Deshaun Watson, Texans join Houston's march for George Floyd
Deshaun Watson joined Floyd's family in Houston's peaceful protest, along with teammates Jacob Martin and Peter Kalambayi on Tuesday.
Houston Texans Foundation announces fund to advocate for social justice programs
The Houston Texans Foundation is proud to announce the creation of the Houston Texans Social Justice Fund to assist nonprofits in the greater Houston area which support youth and provide legal services for underprivileged citizens.