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  • Kobe Bryant on Kaepernick's protest: 'I would have participated'

    02/12/2018 5:25:30 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 26 replies
    wsbtv ^ | Feb 12, 2018
    Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant during an interview with outspoken ESPN anchor Jemele Hill weighed in on the Colin Kaepernick protest debate by saying that if he were still playing today he would have joined in on it despite the potential backlash. Bryant said that Kaepernick’s message was a “very simple one” and that people are as entitled to protest peacefully as they are to be upset about those protests. “Yeah, I would have participated in it, for sure. I’m sure I would have gotten some flak for it. That’s fine,” he told Hill. “I think that Colin’s message was...
  • Just Before Super Bowl, Kaepernick Announces He Raised $20K for Group That Honors Cop Killer

    02/04/2018 4:47:32 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 29 replies ^ | 02-04-2018 | Caleb Hull
    Colin Kaepernick continues to make headlines despite being out of a job in the NFL since last season. He has done so by remaining in the public eye politically with his activism. Kaepernick launched the “Million Dollar Pledge,” which he explains is a project to "donate one million dollars plus all the proceeds of my jersey sales from the 2016 season to organizations working in oppressed communities, 100k a month for 10 months.”
  • Colin Kaepernick donates $10K to leading Soros-backed resistance group

    01/24/2018 11:49:23 AM PST · by detective · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 21, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Colin Kaepernick entered the home stretch of his Million Dollar Pledge last week with a donation to one of Democratic moneyman George Soros’s favorite left-wing resistance groups. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback announced Thursday that his foundation would give $10,000 to the Advancement Project as part of his commitment to donate $1 million to organizations “working in oppressed communities.” Advancement Project has another prominent funder: Mr. Soros, whose major philanthropies have given more than $9.5 million to the group since 1999, according to the conservative Capital Research Center.
  • Bizarre Question About Colin Kaepernick Makes Nick Kyrgios End Interview

    01/16/2018 4:12:35 PM PST · by blam · 32 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 1-16-2017 | Jay Busbee
    There’s no better place on Earth to talk about NFL players protesting during the national anthem than the Australian Open, apparently. Nick Kyrgios was holding what, by all accounts, was a pretty relaxed news conference following his straight-sets defeat of Rogerio Dutra Silva in the first round of the Australian Open. Then, a journalist ventured a peculiar question about former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 to protest systemic racial inequality, among other causes. The question to Kyrgios ran as follows: “You’re friends with the American football player Colin Kaepernick...
  • Terrell Owens Claims He’s Being Blackballed From the NFL Like Colin Kaepernick

    12/26/2017 6:24:56 PM PST · by bobk333 · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/25/2017
    “What’s stopping Colin Kaepernick from being in the league?” Owens said to TMZ Sports. “Owners, general managers, it’s all about an opportunity. Same thing with Colin. You trying to tell me that he can’t play in the league right now?
  • Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs is serious about buying Carolina Panthers and Colin Kaepernick [tr]

    12/20/2017 9:52:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 65 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 19, 2017 | Charles Robinson
    n a sign that Sean “Diddy” Combs is serious about making a push to buy the Carolina Panthers, the hip-hop mogul is moving to set meetings with potential investors in hopes of shaping a prospective ownership group, two sources familiar with Combs told Yahoo Sports. Those efforts are expected to include the involvement of Colin Kaepernick, who had a lengthy call with Combs to discuss the former NFL quarterback’s role in forming an ownership group.
  • Kaepernick Wants To Be Part Of Ownership Group To Buy The Carolina Panthers By Sean 'Diddy' Combs

    12/18/2017 10:22:36 AM PST · by blam · 119 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12-8-2017 | Tyler Lauletta
    With the Carolina Panthers surprisingly soon to be on the market, the franchise is getting interest from a few unexpected new potential owners, including Sean "Diddy" Combs, Stephen Curry, and now Colin Kaepernick. Current owner Jerry Richardson announced on Sunday that he would be selling the team after a report from Sports Illustrated revealed accusations of sexual misconduct and the use of a racial slur. Hip hop mogul and entrepreneur Sean "Diddy" Combs was one of the first high-profile celebrities to express interest in owning the team, tweeting out on Sunday night "I would like to buy the @Panthers. Spread...
  • Diddy wants to buy Carolina Panthers, would 'immediately' sign Colin Kaepernick

    12/18/2017 6:37:25 AM PST · by Joe Dallas · 91 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 12/18/17 | Will Brinson
    The Carolina Panthers will be up for sale following the 2017 season, with Jerry Richardson announcing his intention to put the team on the market when Carolina's last game ends. Although Richardson did not address the NFL's investigation into alleged workplace misconduct, it is clear why Richardson would be moving on after more than 20 years of being the face of the franchise. At least one potential buyer has already emerged, and he is promising big things. And it would be a different type of owner than you are used to seeing, because Diddy wants to buy the "North Carolina...
  • Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs eyes Carolina Panthers, wants to sign Kaepernick

    12/18/2017 6:34:33 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/18/2017 | Fox News
    Hip hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs said he hopes to buy the Carolina Panthers so he can sign Colin Kaepernick after the team’s current owner announced he will sell the franchise amid sexual misconduct allegations.
  • Beyoncé presents Colin Kaepernick with Muhammed Ali Legacy Award

    12/05/2017 6:59:15 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 5, 2017 | Brandon Carter
    Music superstar Beyoncé presented NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick with the Muhammed Ali Legacy Award on Tuesday. Photos posted on Twitter show Beyoncé making the surprise appearance to present Kaepernick with the award. Sports Illustrated announced Kaepernick as the recipient of the award last week. The award is given each year to someone who "embodies the ideals of sportsmanship, leadership and philanthropy and has used sports as a platform for changing the world," the magazine said. Sports Illustrated said Kaepernick is receiving the honor due to his "steadfastness in the fight for social justice, for his adherence to his beliefs no...
  • Jane Fonda praises Colin Kaepernick at ACLU awards gala: 'Keep kneeling until you can stand'

    12/04/2017 10:11:03 PM PST · by Zakeet · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 3, 2017
    Former NFL star Colin Kaepernick made a rare public appearance on Sunday where he was honored by the ACLU of Southern California. The organization invited Kaepernick to its annual Bill of Rights awards gala where he and other stars such as Gina Rodriguez, Jane Fonda and Judd Apatow were honored for their work this year. The NFL star, who gained a lot of attention for his decision to kneel during the National Anthem at games, was awarded the Eason Monroe Courageous Courage Award, according to The Hollywood Reporter. [Snip] Later in the evening, Fonda yielded some of her speech time...
  • Jane Fonda Honors Kaepernick at ACLU Dinner: ‘Colin, You Are Woke!’

    12/04/2017 2:59:04 PM PST · by george76 · 58 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | December 4, 2017 | JEROME HUDSON
    Actress and left-wing activist Jane Fonda poured praise on former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick Sunday night at the ACLU of Southern California’s annual Bill of Rights Dinner. ... Kaepernick became the face of what many football fans considered an anti-American demonstration when he began to take a knee during the playing of the National Anthem before the start of NFL games ... Fonda, of course, became the face of opposition to the Vietnam War in 1972 when she visit to North Vietnam at the height of the war, earning the nickname “Hanoi Jane” and infamously denounced American soldiers...
  • Colin Kaepernick on Time's 'Person of the Year' Shortlist

    12/04/2017 6:09:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Sports Ilustrated ^ | December 4, 2017 | Scooby Axson
    Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick was named one of the 10 people on Time Magazine's shortlist for their annual "Person of the Year" honors. The winner will be announced on Wednesday at 7 a.m. ET.
  • Kaepernick: Indians and Blacks Have the Same Fight

    11/24/2017 6:02:34 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 59 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/24/2017 | Daily Mail Reporter
    NFL free agent Colin Kaepernick spent the holiday celebrating with crowds at the annual Indigenous People Sunrise Ceremony on Alcatraz Island. "I realize that our fight is the same fight. We're all fighting for our justice, for our freedom, and realizing that we're in this fight together makes it all the more powerful."
  • Colin Kaepernick celebrates 'Unthanksgiving Day' on Alcatraz Island

    11/24/2017 10:45:30 AM PST · by ColdOne · 35 replies ^ | 11/23/17 | Lisa Fernandez
    Today, I was on Alcatraz Island at the Indigenous People’s Sunrise Gathering, in solidarity with those celebrating their culture and paying respects to those that participated in the 19 month occupation of Alcatraz in an effort to force 🇺🇸 to honor the Treaty of Fort Laramie. — Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) November 24, 2017
  • Colin Kaepernick makes surprise appearance at 'Unthanksgiving Day' on Alcatraz

    11/24/2017 6:06:11 AM PST · by bgill · 36 replies
    SFGate ^ | Nov. 23, 2017 | Michelle Robertson
    Colin Kaepernick made a surprise appearance at the Alcatraz Indigenous People's Sunrise Gathering on Thursday. A tradition since 1975, the annual dawn festivities, also known as Unthanksgiving Day, commemorate the 1969-71 occupation of Alcatraz by American Indians, during which 89 American Indian activists and leaders occupied the island and former penitentiary with the demands that it be turned into an Indian cultural center and school. Between traditional dancing and speeches, Kaepernick delivered a message of resistance and hope to the thousands gathered on the island
  • Idiot Kaepernick is an outright cop-killers-supporting communist

    11/20/2017 6:52:02 AM PST · by ETL · 31 replies
    various sources (links included) | Nov 20, 2017 | various authors
    I'm sure most if not everyone here already knows this, I just wanted to share some new stuff I personally learned earlier today regarding the shirts he wears at his press conferences. I've added the new pieces onto the things that I've previously posted here. Kaepernick social media posts laud Black Lives Matter, Black Panthers,... August 30, 2016 “'History!' Kaepernick wrote on Instagram Oct. 15 [2015], when he marked 50 years since the Black Panther Party was founded.Kaepernick has posted 170 photos or videos on his Instagram account in the four years since he created it. Most of his...
  • A History Lesson for GQ and its 'US Citizen of the Year' Colin Kaepernick

    11/17/2017 11:23:44 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 12 replies ^ | Nov 18, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    “He knelt during the playing of our national anthem. And he did it for a clear reason, one that has been lost in the yearlong storm that followed. He did it to protest systemic oppression and, more specifically, as he said repeatedly at the time, police brutality people toward black people.” (The editors of GQ magazine, explaining why they hail Colin Kaepernick as “U.S.Citizen of the Year.”) “The only publication that speaks to all sides of the male equation, GQ is simply sharper and smarter.” (From GQ’s masthead.) In fact, the (BLACK U.S.) citizen who U.S.-based GQ hails as "U.S....
  • A History Lesson for GQ and its 'US Citizen of the Year' Colin Kaepernick

    11/18/2017 6:36:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | November 18, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    “He knelt during the playing of our national anthem. And he did it for a clear reason, one that has been lost in the yearlong storm that followed. He did it to protest systemic oppression and, more specifically, as he said repeatedly at the time, police brutality people toward black people.” (The editors of GQ magazine, explaining why they hail Colin Kaepernick as “U.S.Citizen of the Year.”)“The only publication that speaks to all sides of the male equation, GQ is simply sharper and smarter.” (From GQ’s masthead.)In fact, the (BLACK U.S.) citizen who U.S.-based GQ hails as "U.S. Citizen of...
  • MSM Magazine Names “Unemployed/Untalented” Kaepernick as “Citizen of the Year”

    11/15/2017 2:35:46 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies ^ | Nov. 13, 2017 | Kim Smith
    Just when you think the left couldn’t get any more wacky, they go and do something that proves there’s always room for more lunacy. Case in point: Monthly publication GQ Magazine named former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as its “Citizen of the Year” in its “Men of the Year” edition, which is subtitled, “The New American Heroes.” Apparently, this is no joke.