Colin Kaepernick

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Reactions Are Mixed About How Colin Kaepernick Handled His NFL Workout

Kap’s surprise move from an NFL-sanctioned location to an Atlanta-area high school put the league in an uncomfortable position. 

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J.Lo and Shakira to Headline Super Bowl Halftime Show

As the NFL boycott continues, the league says the Super Bowl LIV halftime show will feature two Latinx women for the first time.

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Colin Kaepernick Guest Edits Paper Magazine

The activist takes over the latest issue to keep the conversation—and the work—going around the fight for justice for Black and Brown people.

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Colin Kaepernick Praises Those Who Continue to Protest Police Violence

The athlete shouts out football players Eric Reid, Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson II, who are still kneeling: “They have never moved past the people.”

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Jay-Z Partners With NFL, World is Confused

With athlete-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick still out of work for protesting police violence, many don’t understand how the MC can support the league that blacklisted him.

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This Artist Spent Super Bowl Halftime Painting Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid

Brandan “Bmike” Odums wanted to support the athletes’ activism against police violence during the big game. So, he made a mural.

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Eric Reid Uses Cleats to Celebrate Activist Art and Kaep's Cause

New Orleans-based artist Brandan Bmike Odums designed the Carolina Panthers safety’s cleats with references to the Black Panther Party.

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Rihanna Says No to the Super Bowl

The singer reportedly declined to perform at the halftime show in solidarity with blacklisted NFL player and activist Colin Kaepernick.

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Colin Kaepernick and Bryan Stevenson Honored With Harvard's W.E.B. DuBois Medal

The award celebrates contributions to Black culture across various fields.

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Pro Football's First Black Starting QB On Sports Racism Then and Now

Hall of Famer Marlin Briscoe: “Today, you thought that all those attitudes were nonexistent or filtered away to some degree, but with the Trump-isms, his philosophy has brought, out of the woodwork, that old-time thought process. That’s scary—it really is.”

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Colin Kaepernick Stars in Nike TV Spot For NFL Season Opener

The athlete, philanthropist and activist’s involvement in the new “Just Do It” campaign prompted a range of responses from supporters, opponents and the NFL.

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NFL Arbitrator: Kaepernick's Collusion Grievance Can Proceed

The NFL tried to dismiss the activist-athlete’s claims that it intentionally banned him from playing on any team. It failed. 

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Kaepernick Depositions Reveal Trump Influenced NFL's Protest Rule

President Donald Trump to Dallas Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones: “Tell everybody, you can’t win this one. This one lifts me.”

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NFL Banishes Protesting Players to the Locker Room During Anthem

Commissioner Roger Goodell: “This season, all league and team personnel shall stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem.”

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ICYMI: Amnesty International Names Colin Kaepernick 'Ambassador of Conscience'

“This is an award that I share with all the countless people throughout the world combating the human rights violations of police officers.”

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NFL Sources Say Seahawks Postponed Colin Kaepernick Visit Over Kneeling Protest

Supporters of the activist athlete say the Seattle team’s decision proves Kaepernick’s accusations of collusion to keep him off the field.

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3 Reasons the Philadelphia Eagles Should Hire Colin Kaepernick

With Carson Wentz out for the rest of the season, the winningest team in the NFC has a chance to bring another talented quarterback on board. Colin Kaepernick should be that man.

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'My Platform Is My People': Colin Kaepernick Wins Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

Surprise guest Beyoncé Knowles-Carter presents the prize to the NFL free agent at SI’s ”Sportsperson of the Year” awards. 

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Malcolm Jenkins and Michael Bennett Comment on Players Coalition Fracture

Several players accused Jenkins of negotiating the NFL’s recent financial commitment to social justice activism without a consensus.

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Colin Kaepernick Receives Muhammad Ali Legacy Award as NFL Commits Nearly $90 Million to Player Activism

“Like Muhammad, Colin is a man who stands on his convictions with confidence and courage, undaunted by the personal sacrifices he has had to make to have his message heard.”