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Fans find it fascinating, if not a touch peculiar, to see the radical reversal of opinion of exiled quarterback Colin Kaepernick from certain pockets of mainstream America. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said he would “welcome” Kaepernick back into the league if someone wants to sign him. Not long thereafter, the San Diego Chargers and the…

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Washington Redskins head coach Ron Rivera is swimming uphill against the powerful NFL currents by declaring that he supports players who peacefully protest by kneeling during the national anthem.  Rivera is boldly bucking the nonnegotiable and unilateral stance adopted by NFL owners and Commissioner Roger Goodell that prohibits kneeling. Rivera says the players are exercising…

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Jack Dorsey has donated $3 million to Colin Kaepernick‘s Know Your Rights campaign. The Twitter CEO has pledged the huge sum to a new fund called Start Small, and the money will go towards the NFL quarterback’s campaign to “advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization to elevate…

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NFL superstar and New Orleans legend Drew Brees ignited a firestorm of controversy when he said he opposes kneeling during the national anthem, inciting an onslaught of bare-knuckled criticism from current and former athletes. Without saying his name, Brees is referencing exiled quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who began sitting and then started kneeling during the playing…

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The Weeknd is using his platform for good by speaking out about injustices and funding causes and organizations working to alleviate them. After the inhumane treatment George Floyd suffered at the hands of Minneapolis police officers, which ultimately lead to his tragic death, the 39-year-old Canadian singer made a huge donation to several organizations fighting for…

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A parody site falsely reported Colin Kaepernick signing to an NFL team. On April 9, Kaepernick began trending on social media after a parody ESPN site posted the misinformation. The site claimed that the New York Jets made the announcement and signed Kaepernick to a 1-year deal worth $9 million. However, the news proved to…

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You would think that exiled NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick would have a place in the revived XFL football league. However, the average XFL contract is a relatively paltry $55,000, far below the salary Kaepernick was accustomed to when he made $40 million over his six seasons in the NFL. And since the two sides could not come…

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Over the weekend, former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick incited a near-riot among right-wing Americans when he blasted the U.S.-directed assassination of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani. “There is nothing new about American terrorist attacks against Black and Brown people for the expansion of American imperialism,” Kaepernick tweeted on Jan. 4, 2020. America has always sanctioned…

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Ava Duvernay took a moment to blast Megyn Kelly for her comments against Colin Kaepernick. In response to the United States’ president’s attack on Iran, Kaepernick posted the following tweet on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020: “There is nothing new about American terrorist attacks against Black and Brown people for the expansion of American imperialism.” He…

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Inspired by Colin Kaepernick’s on-field protests against police brutality, Tommia Dean joined the peaceful movement while cheerleading at Kennesaw State University. In 2017, Dean and four other cheerleaders kneeled during the national anthem at a college football game. As a result, the cheerleaders were escorted off the field. After the incident, Dean proceeded to file…

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Tommia Dean, a former cheerleader at Kennesaw State University, explains why it was important for her to take a knee during a college football game and how her actions were a pivotal moment for the African-American community. Dean won her lawsuit against officials at the institution for being removed from the field following her decision…

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