National Anthem

Black woman in black leather jacket sits on stage holding a microphone

Singer Barred From Singing Anthem at 76ers Game for Wearing 'We Matter' Jersey

Sevyn Streeter: “I also felt it was important to express the ongoing challenges and ongoing injustice we face as a Black community within the United States of America.”

Colin Kaepernick with black afro and white jersey with red lettering against blurred blue-green background

Colin Kaepernick Targeted With Violent T-Shirts at Bills Game

The 49ers quarterback’s kneeling protest against police violence still angers a lot of people.

Black women in black cheerleading attire kneeling on green and white football field sideline

Howard University Cheerleaders Kneel During Anthem at Nation's Classic

The cheerleaders, like an entire Seattle high school’s football team and a legion of professional athletes, embraced Colin Kaepernick’s protest of choice over the weekend.

Dolphins players in light blue/green and white jerseys, four kneeling on one knee

From Seattle to Camden, Athletes of All Ages Took a Cue From Kap

Professional, collegiate and high school athletes were inspired by the 49ers quarterback’s ongoing choice to protest police violence and racism by taking a knee during the national anthem.

Megan Rapinoe in blue and white jersey with black/charcoal background

Megan Rapinoe Takes Knee During National Anthem as 'Nod to Kaepernick'

Soccer champion Rapinoe: “We need a more substantive conversation around race relations and the way people of color are treated.”

Colin Kaepernick in black jacket and black t-shirt with red and gold logos on each

Colin Kaepernick Pledges $1 Million to Charities, Criticizes Media Portrayal of National Anthem Protest

Meanwhile, Twitter users celebrated Kaepernick’s activism and new afro with #KapSoBlack, and a police union official criticized a training-camp photo of the quarterback wearing socks depicting police as pigs.

Colin Kaepernick in white warm up shirt holding brown football

NFL Execs Offer Colorful Responses to Colin Kaepernick's Protest

Several anonymous NFL executives expressed their disgust with the 49ers quarterback’s decision to sit during the national anthem in protest of police violence, saying that Kaepernick’s playing days may be numbered.

Colin Kaepernick in red jersey with white "7" in the middle, brown helmet and holding brown football

SF Police Union Demands Apology For Colin Kaepernick's 'Ill-Advised Statements' On Police Violence

“We will not stand by while he attacks police officers killed in this country with statements such as, ‘People are on paid leave while people of color are killed.’”