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  • Colin Kaepernick Signs Deal with Disney Docuseries In the Works

    07/06/2020 12:11:31 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 33 replies ^ | 7/6/20 | TMZ
    Colin Kaepernick Signs Deal with Disney Docuseries In the Works Colin Kaepernick is now in business with Disney -- the Mouse House just signed the QB to an overall first-look deal ... and there's already a docuseries in the works. Disney says the docuseries will feature "extensive new interviews and a vast never-before-seen archive that documents his last five years." "Kaepernick will tell his story from his perspective." And, get this ... Jemele Hill -- who used to work for ESPN -- will be involved in the project as well. As for the overall deal, Disney says "the partnership will...

    07/06/2020 1:05:19 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies ^ | 7/6/2020 | JASON WHITLOCK
    Frederick Douglass spent the entirety of his adult life fighting tirelessly for black people and women to be recognized as full United States citizens. Douglass, a famous black abolitionist in the 1800s, used Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence as the foundation of his argument to end slavery. That’s why it struck me as ill-informed that Colin Kaepernick would use Douglass’ What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July speech as the audio backdrop for his incendiary tweet condemning America’s Independence Day. Kap, aka Mute-hammad Ali, tweeted Saturday morning: “Black people have been dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized and terrorized by America...
  • It's no wonder Colin Kaepernick is so screwed up

    07/06/2020 12:36:27 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 50 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-06-20 | DrJohn
    Colin Kaepernick has evolved. First it was "cops are pigs" and police abuse, and now he's moved on to bigger things. On July 4 Kaepernick sent out a tweet that read in part: Black ppl have been dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized + terrorized by America for centuries, & are expected to join your commemoration of “independence”, while you enslaved our ancestors. We reject your celebration of white supremacy & look forward to liberation for all."while you enslaved our ancestors"Yeah, about that.... Black were enslaved by blacks in Africa long before the colonies. Blacks in the US at one time also owned...
  • Nike Remains Quiet After Kaepernick Calls Independence Day a ‘Celebration of White Supremacy’

    07/05/2020 5:48:52 PM PDT · by blam · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-5-2020 | Dylan Gwinn
    Nike has not responded to a request for comment after Colin Kaepernick, one of their leading pitchmen, called Independence Day a “celebration of white supremacy.” On Saturday afternoon, as 4th of July festivities were getting underway across the country. Kaepernick took to Twitter and accused America of having “dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized + terrorized” black people for centuries. Black ppl have been dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized + terrorized by America for centuries, & are expected to join your commemoration of “independence”, while you enslaved our ancestors. We reject your celebration of white supremacy & look forward to liberation for all. ✊🏾
  • Tweets resurface of Kaepernick wishing followers happy 4th of July in 2012, 2011

    07/05/2020 12:10:23 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 26 replies
    Disrn ^ | 07/05/2020 | Adam Ford
    After activist Colin Kaepernick posted an inflammatory tweet on Saturday condemning the Fourth of July as a "celebration of white supremacy," other tweets from the ex-NFL quarterback resurfaced from 2012 and 2011 in which he wished his followers a happy Independence Day. In 2011, Kaepernick said, "Happy 4th of july everyone I hope everyone has a blessed day":
  • Nike Spokesman Colin Kaepernick’s Independence Day Message: “We Reject Your Celebration of White Supremacy”

    07/05/2020 6:23:44 AM PDT · by yardboyd · 84 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/5/2020 | Jim Hoft
    Nike Spokesman Colin Kaepernick crapped all over America again this Independence Day. On the Fourth of July 2019, millionaire African-American Nike brand ambassador and former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick posted a pre-Civil War quote by Frederick Douglass, accompanied by a graphic video, that attacks the United States as the worst nation in the history of the world. The one-minute long video contains images of slavery, the KKK, lynchings and police abuse of African-Americans with a voice-over reading from Douglass’ 1852 speech on slavery and the Fourth of July. “What have I, or those I represent, to do with your...
  • Kapernick calls Independence Day a "celebration of white supremecy"

    07/04/2020 3:02:28 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 91 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 07/04/2020 | matthew wright
    Colin Kaepernick issued a fierce rebuke of Independence Day, slamming the 'celebration of white supremacy' and calling out America for 'centuries' of abuse against black people.'Black ppl have been dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized + terrorized by America for centuries, & are expected to join your commemoration of 'independence', while you enslaved our ancestors,' Kaepernick said in his tweet. 'We reject your celebration of white supremacy & look forward to liberation for all.
  • Kaepernick isn’t the NFL’s biggest problem, CTE is (chronic brain injuries)

    07/03/2020 4:41:48 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    The Undefeated ^ | Aug 2017 | Andre Kimo
    As important as the issues surrounding the Kaepernick controversy are, the danger of growing up black and male isn’t the thing that makes me fear the most for my grandson’s life — chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease found in athletes, military veterans and others with a history of repetitive brain trauma, is what keeps me up at night. ...Darius has been playing football since he was 5. While it is true that there is no conclusive causal link between football and CTE, the evidence is very compelling and brings me as much if not more concern for...
  • Colin Kaepernick's Life to Become Netflix Series

    06/29/2020 8:42:25 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 55 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 29th, 2020 | Lesley Goldburg
    The athlete and activist is teaming with Ava DuVernay for Colin in Black & White. The six-episode series will examine Kaepernick's adolescent life, focusing on his high school years and the acts and experiences that led him to become the activist he is today.
  • Nike Reports Surprise $790 Million Loss, 46% Plunge In North American Sales

    06/25/2020 5:21:27 PM PDT · by blam · 103 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-25-2020
    New York (AFP) – Sports giant Nike reported a surprise loss Thursday as shutdowns due to COVID-19 prompted a big drop in revenues in spite of higher online sales. Nike reported a loss of $790 million in the quarter ending May 31, which translated to a loss of 51 cents per share compared with analyst expectations for nine cents per share in profit. Revenues tumbled 38 percent to $6.3 billion following huge declines in sales in most of the world. In North America, the company’s biggest operating region, revenues plunged 46 percent to $2.2 billion. A bright spot was online...
  • Former NFL Player Burgess Owens on Kaepernick: ‘We’re Looking at Approving Affirmative Action for a Marxist

    06/22/2020 12:08:27 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 22 2020 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    Former New York Jets safety Burgess Owens recently slammed the NFL for looking to implement “affirmative action for a Marxist,” by encouraging teams to sign Colin Kaepernick. As a member of the San Francisco 49ers, Kaepernick prominently started protesting against the country during the playing of the national anthem in 2016 but found himself left unsigned by any NFL team the following year when he turned free agent. Despite not playing since 2017, this year, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has begun saying that the NFL needs to work with Kaepernick to guide the league’s spending on social justice issues. On...
  • Brett Favre Compares Kaepernick To Pat Tillman, 'I'd Assume Hero Status Will Be Stamped'

    06/21/2020 8:14:14 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 63 replies
    TMZ ^ | June 21, 2020 | TMZ Brett Favre says Colin Kaepernick's willingness to leave his NFL career to fight for social justice reminds him of Pat Tillman's ultimate sacrifice ... and now, he's telling TMZ Sports he thinks both will be remembered as heroes.
  • NFL commissioner Roger Goodell: Won’t Someone *Please* Sign Colin Kaepernick?

    06/16/2020 7:29:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/16/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    A comeback for Colin Kaepernick … or CYA from the NFL? “We should have listened to our players earlier,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told ESPN’s Mike Greenberg last night, perhaps especially the one that made the biggest splash. In the most direct comments on the years-long standoff between the league and its most high-profile exile, Goodell held out an olive branch, offering him a “role” in the league’s new efforts on social justice, but he also “encourage[s]” teams to consider signing Kaepernick to a contract.That would certainly make the NFL and Goodell look better with a significant segment of...
  • Al Sharpton to the NFL: 'Give Colin Kaepernick a job back'

    06/09/2020 4:46:31 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/9/20 | Daniel Canova | Fox News
    Al Sharpton delivered the eulogy at George Floyd's funeral in Houston on Tuesday, and during it asked the NFL to "give Colin Kaepernick a job back." [cut] “The head of the NFL said, ‘Yeah, maybe we was wrong. Football players, maybe they did have the right to peacefully protest,'” he said. “Well, don’t apologize. Give Colin Kaepernick a job back. Don’t come with some empty apology. Take a man’s livelihood. Strip a man down of his talents. And four years later, when the whole world is marching, all of a sudden you go and do a FaceTime, talk about you...
  • NFL Should Drop National Anthem, Embrace Change

    06/08/2020 11:47:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 98 replies
    Deadspin ^ | June 8, 2020 | Rpd Parker
    The NFL says it is sorry. The same league that pushed back and punished Colin Kaepernick for his peaceful protest against police brutality and social injustice now wants to join in and help the same cause.
  • Roger Goodell still owes Colin Kaepernick an apology

    06/07/2020 5:33:47 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 51 replies ^ | 6/7/2020 | Jerry Izenberg
    “We, the NFL, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of Black People. We, the NFL, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest. We, the NFL, believe Black Lives Matter.” — Roger Goodell Thus did the commissioner of the National Football League join the 21st Century. What delayed his arrival was not prejudice or even conviction. It was simply business as usual, influenced the by the collected, banal, midnight tweets of Donald J Trump. When the President speaks, until now, the league always kowtowed. But this past week,...
  • NFL commissioner Roger Goodell admits they were WRONG for 'not listening' to Colin Kaepernick's protests against police brutality and that players can kneel from now on

    06/06/2020 3:49:57 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 71 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 06 2020 | SAM MCEVOY
    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has admitted that they were wrong in the way they handled Colin Kaepernick's protest against police brutality of black people, which ultimately led to the quarterback to be without a club. The NFL has been locked in an ongoing debate with players over kneeling protests during the national anthem before the start of games, a practice popularised by quarterback Kaepernick in 2016 to protest racial injustice and police brutality. Kaepernick filed a grievance against the league in 2017, claiming collusion as no teams signed him after he parted ways with the San Francisco 49ers. The NFL...
  • Twitter CEO giving $3M to Kaepernick group ("Change Leaders")

    06/04/2020 7:41:26 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 04 2020 | Rebecca Klar
    Twitter CEO and founder Jack Dorsey is donating $3 million to former NFL player turned activist Colin Kaepernick’s group Know Your Rights Camp. Dorsey announced his donation to the group Wednesday along with a series of donations to other organizations as part of his "start small grants" initiative launched in April. Dorsey said he would be donating $3 million to Kaepernick’s group to “advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization to elevate the next generation of change leaders.” SNIP
  • Drew Brees receives intense backlash from star athletes after remarks about protesting during national anthem

    06/04/2020 5:20:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 87 replies
    FOX Snooze ^ | 06/04/2020 | By Daniel Canova
    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees continues to stand against players kneeling during the national anthem when the season starts, and on Wednesday he told Yahoo Finance that he would never agree with the gesture. “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country. Let me just tell you what I see or what I feel when the national anthem is played and when I look at the flag of the United States,” Brees said. After receiving backlash about his comments, Brees reiterated his stance later to ESPN saying that he...
  • Please take a survey and help my daughter

    06/03/2020 11:55:24 AM PDT · by Nifster · 56 replies
    Posted on FB ^ | 6/3/2020 | Victoria Hilton
    If you are a smoker or caper or have quit smoking would you please take a few minutes and answer this survey. My daughter is doing her masters degree. This is her survey for her final research paper. She needs 500 or more responders. I would really appreciate it