Adams Shares BLM Message Despite School Board Veto

Manchester Township’s Destiny Adams has been making headlines off the court after the school board denied her request to wear a Black Lives Matter shirt during pre-game warmups in her senior season. The senior and her teammates have figured out a way to share their message without breaking the school’s rules


Manchester Township’s Destiny Adams is one of New Jersey’s most high profile girls basketball players. The 2020 JSZ Miss Hoop Zone Finalist has signed to play college basketball at the University of North Carolina. Adams wanted to wear a Black Lives Matter shirt during pregame warmups in her senior season but that request was denied by the Manchester Township Board of Education. Despite the setback, Adams and her Hawks teammates were able to follow the school guidelines and still share their message.

Adams and her teammates wore Black Lives Matter hoodies as they walked into the gym for their season-opening game against Jackson Liberty. The Hawks followed school protocol and wore their pre-game gear but Adams was able to put MLB on her shoes, socks, and a taped wrist. Destiny scored 27 points, hauled in 16 rebounds, and blocked seven shots in the Hawks 65-44 win. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has more on a story that has received national attention: