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  • Harvard black culture awards to honor Kaepernick, Chappelle

    09/20/2018 12:55:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 20, 2018 | by AP
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and comedian Dave Chappelle are among eight people being honored by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture, the university announced Thursday. All eight recipients of the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal will be honored by the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard. "The medal honors those who have made significant contributions to African and African-American history and culture, and more broadly, individuals who advocate for intercultural understanding and human rights in an increasingly global and interconnected world," the Hutchins Center said.
  • Nike Pays Kaepernick to Push Peddle False, Harmful Narrative of Police Brutality

    09/13/2018 9:58:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/13/2018 | Larry Elder
    The NFL's Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback who started the phenomenon of NFL players kneeling during the playing of the national anthem, has finally signed a deal. But not to play football. No NFL team has offered him a contract since he parted ways with the San Francisco 49ers. His new deal is with Nike, which plans to use him for the 30th anniversary of its "Just Do It" campaign. The Nike ad, over an image of Kaepernick, reads: "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything." If Nike truly believed one must "believe in something. Even if it means...
  • Colin Kaepernick to be inducted into his high school's inaugural hall of fame class

    09/13/2018 6:38:18 AM PDT · by ETL · 22 replies
    YahooSports ^ | Sept 12, 2018 | Ben Rohrbach
    When Turlock, California’s Pitman High School was coming up with a list for its inaugural athletic hall of fame class, it probably didn’t take long before they got to former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Twelve years after he graduated from Pitman, five years after he led the San Francisco 49ers to within inches of a Super Bowl title and one year after GQ named him its Citizen of the Year for his highly publicized social activism, Kaepernick will headline his prep alma mater’s first hall of fame class. Kaepernick is expected to attend the ceremony along with eight other inductees...
  • Former Marine Mocks Colin Kaepernick’s ‘Bravery’ – He Deserves The ‘Medal Of Honor’ (Jesse Kelly)

    09/12/2018 4:12:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 7, 2018 | Mike Brest
    [Former U.S. Marine Jesse Kelly on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show Friday night] "... Colin Kaepernick is just a guy. He’s an employee who violated the one rule of every employee in the country and that’s make sure your talent outweighs your baggage and he didn’t. He declared America to be racist. When you add in the fact that he read defenses like Helen Keller, he is out of the NFL” ... “I will tell you all the brothers in arms that I serve with, none of them had the bravery to make $39 million in the NFL and then...
  • Mike Rowe Wades in to Nike-Kaepernick Controversy in BIG WAY

    09/11/2018 10:17:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    constitution.com ^ | 9/11/2018 | Andrew West
    One shining beacon of light, however, has been Mike Rowe; former host of Dirty Jobs, and outspoken American whose views don’t always line up with the liberal media’s. The problem is, unlike some of the other blathering idiots that we are forced to endure on television, Rowe is eloquent, thoughtful, fair, and honest. Those traits are so unforgivably rare these days that even the left-leaning media cannot deny what he has to say. Now, 17 years to the day removed from one of our darkest hours, Mike Rowe has spoken again, and he’s made a suggestion that the nation can...
  • Former NFL Player Colin Kaepernick Donates Thousands to Radical Pro-Abortion Group

    09/11/2018 2:25:46 PM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    Life News ^ | Sep 10, 2018 | Ryan Bomberger
    What does it mean to sacrifice everything? Apparently, to a benched former NFL player and multimillionaire, it means another multi-million dollar Nike endorsement deal. Wow. That’s some real suffering. I’m all about people exercising their First Amendment rights. I’m all about people fighting injustice. I’m all about celebrities using their expansive platforms to raise awareness about social issues.
  • Mike Rowe Finally Weighs in on the Controversial Nike Kaepernick Commercial

    09/11/2018 6:13:11 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 25 replies
    Faith Wire ^ | September 10, 2018 | Will Maule
    Mike Rowe Finally Weighs in on the Controversial Nike Kaepernick Commercial — and It’s as Perfect as You’d Expect Everybody’s favorite television host, Mike Rowe, has become well-known for his measured response to the biggest scandal of the day. He is careful to hold his tongue, but when he comes out with a few words on the matter, it is invariably wise and fair. Rowe took to Facebook Monday after being asked about his views on the Nike advertisement controversy – his words were exceptional. "We're Going to Do Something."You’ve been very quiet about the Kaepernick PR disaster at Nike....
  • NFL flag disrespect: LOSER Colin Kaepernick disrespects the LEGACY of William Harvey Carney

    09/11/2018 8:41:13 AM PDT · by topher · 14 replies
    Various | 11-Sept-2018 | Vanity
    It is quite possible that Colin Kaepernick was kneeling during the National Anthem the first time because his life as an NFL football player was such a MESS. He may have been kneeling at that game since he was thinking about how MISERABLE HIS PERFORMANCE WAS AT QB AND HE MIGHT BE FIRED AT THE END OF THE 2016 SEASON (which he was)!!! In 2015, his QB rating was 78+, which is terrible for an NFL QB. In 2016, it was slightly higher, but he was hurting the SF 49'ers, not helping them. So the word LOSER should be equated...
  • What boycott? Nike sales are up 31 percent since the Kaepernick campaign

    09/11/2018 3:59:14 AM PDT · by Sir_Humphrey · 112 replies
    CNBC News ^ | 9/10/2018 | Martha C. White
    President Donald Trump has made his name from sales of everything from suits to steak, but this is his first time selling sneakers — even though that probably wasn’t his intention. Nike sales jumped by 31 percent after debuting quarterback-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick as a new company spokesman — and market observers say the president’s public displays of anger may have backfired by drawing more attention to Nike. “Controversial endorsements tend to generate a lot of hype,” said Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst for retail at The NPD Group, a market research firm. “These kinds of statements and brand partnerships make...
  • Transgender Model... Confirms Colin Kaepernick Relationship; 49ers Quarterback Remains Silent

    09/10/2018 7:29:15 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 126 replies
    © Copyright 2018 Newsweek Media Group ^ | Fkashback: 02/08/16 at 5:45 pm | By Maria Vultaggio
    Transgender model Mia Isabella, who was involved in the reputed Tyga and Kylie Jenner cheating scandal, said she and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick were once in a romantic relationship. Isabella originally remained quiet about her love for Kaepernick to “protect” him. “I loved him very much and he cared for me greatly, but in order to protect his brand I made him walk away from me,” she told International Business Times via email Monday. “Knowing the persecution he would face because I’m a Trans woman.” They have not spoken since late September, she added.
  • Photoshop Time! Just do it!

    09/10/2018 4:32:55 PM PDT · by Nateman · 52 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | Sep 10, 2018 | Nateman
    I had this idea for a graphic and posted it earlier.It occured to me this could become a whole photoshop thread, so I made some more entries! Please feel free to join in the fun!
  • Louisiana mayor prohibits Nike purchases for recreational programs: reports

    09/10/2018 8:21:53 AM PDT · by ETL · 22 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Sept 10, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    A Louisiana mayor reportedly banned his city’s recreation programs from purchasing Nike products in the wake of an ad campaign featuring former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Mayor Ben Zahn, of Kenner, signed a memo last week that states that “[u]nder no circumstances” can any Nike apparel or equipment be “purchased for use or delivery” at any recreation facilities in the city. “Effective immediately all purchases made by any booster club operating at any Kenner Recreation Facility for wearing apparel, shoes, athletic equipment and/or any athletic product must be approved by the Director of Parks and Recreation, or his...
  • Nike online sales surge 31 percent days after Colin Kaepernick ad released

    09/09/2018 4:18:20 PM PDT · by TexasGunLover · 108 replies
    WFAA.com ^ | 9/08/2018 | Scott Gleeson
    Nike's decision to put Colin Kaepernick at the center of its latest "Just Do It" ad campaign did not come without scrutiny, drawing criticism from President Donald Trump and prompting fans to burn their merchandise in protest. But from a sales perspective, the company came out of the week a winner, according to one study. Research conducted by Edison Trends revealed that Nike's online sales surged 31% from Sunday through Tuesday. Nike ran its first ad featuring Kaepernick on Monday.
  • National Fraternal Order Of Police Brutally Slaps Down Kaepernick Nike Ad

    The National Fraternal Order of Police won’t boycott Nike, but they made it crystal clear that they won’t stand for the company’s controversial Colin Kaepernick ad. In a press release deliberately titled, “Believe In Something Even If It Means Sacrificing Everything,” Chuck Canterbury, National President of the Fraternal Order of Police, issued a powerful dismissal of the Nike ad – and completely humiliated Kaepernick in the process. “The Fraternal Order of Police has been called upon to boycott Nike for capitalizing on this former professional football player because he attracts controversy,” Canterbury says in the release. “In our experience, boycotts...
  • NIKE Should Honor Hero Pat Tillman Not Che Guevara Fan Colin Kaepernick

    09/07/2018 11:27:15 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-07-18 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Despite Nike’s pompous slogan adorning its new poster child for its corporate insanity and the NFL’s ongoing death wish as both slap our military veterans and the flag and freedoms in the face, former quarterback Colin Kaepernick has sacrificed nothing compared to those who risked their lives for this country and its freedoms like former Arizona Cardinals star Pat Tillman. While some who would diminish and denigrate his genuine heroism and patriotism like to point out that Tillman was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan, the fact remains that willingly gave up a lucrative Hall of Fame career to put...
  • Delusional Confirmation Bias 101: “This is why he takes a knee…”

    09/06/2018 12:49:29 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-06-18 | Wordsmith
    This is the story that came up on my newsfeed.  See the headline?  Almost every comment on the thread mentions something along the lines of, "This is why Kaepernick takes a knee".   Did these people click beyond the headline, have reading comprehension issues, or thinking comprehension issues?  Here is the story: Police stopped, drew guns and handcuffed a black teenager on suspicion that he was robbing two white women he was in a car with, before it emerged that one of them was his grandmother and the other was giving them both a ride home from church. The incident took place...
  • Nike's Favorability Drops Double Digits Following New ‘Just Do It’ Campaign with Colin Kaepernick

    09/06/2018 7:02:21 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 49 replies
    A new report from Morning Consult reveals consumer opinions of Nike have shifted rapidly since announcing their new campaign with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Across nearly every demographic, perceptions of Nike’s brand have fallen, including among key consumer groups. The report features over 8,000 interviews conducted among American adults, including 1,694 interviews pre-campaign launch (8/26/18 – 9/3/18) and 5,481 interviews post-campaign launch (9/4/18 – 9/5/18). Additionally, Morning Consult conducted a study among 1,168 adults in the U.S. about Nike’s ad and the decision to choose Kaepernick as the face of the campaign. Key Findings Nike’s Favorability Drops by Double...
  • Nike Suddenly Cares About Human Rights and Racial Justice — Except For Its Asian Sweatshop Workers

    09/05/2018 9:14:04 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 19 replies
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | September 5, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Nike went full ‘social justice warrior’ this week when they signed cop-hating, America-hating Kaepernick to be the face of its newest campaign. On Monday, Nike revealed they selected former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to be the face of its 30th anniversary of its ‘Just Do It’ campaign.
  • Store in Chapel Hills Mall clearing out Nike merch in protest of Kaepernick ad

    09/05/2018 7:19:34 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 32 replies
    KRDO ^ | Sept 5, 2018 | Andrew McMillian and Alexis Dominiquez
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Colin Kaepernick sparked a nationwide debate when he took a knee during the National Anthem ahead of NFL games in protest of police brutality, but a store in a Colorado Springs mall is making a stand against Nike after the company picked Kaepernick as the face of its newest ad campaign. Prime Time Sports in the Chapel Hills Mall has a large sign festooned on the window saying "All Nike 1/2 Price" and "Still Choosing to Stand, Just Doing It." Prime Time Sports has been owned by Stephen Martin for 21 years, and he realizes he...
  • Nike to air first Colin Kaepernick ad during Thursday's NFL opener

    09/05/2018 12:27:08 PM PDT · by C19fan · 67 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 5, 2018 | Shalise Manza Young
    The first commercial for the much-discussed 30th anniversary Nike campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick is ready for rollout, and will air during Thursday night’s NFL regular season kickoff game.