Tag: Colin Kaepernick

NFL Owners Care More About Appeasing Trump Than About Colin Kaepernick, Leaked Audio Reveals

A leaked recording of a meeting between NFL players and owners apparently confirms the obvious: the owners want to please President Donald Trump — knowingly at Colin Kaepernick’s expense. At least one owner suggested the league designate a Black spokesperson, while owners continue to take a “hands-off” approach. The meeting,…

Colin Kaepernick Wins Ambassador of Conscience Award, Uses Platform to Slam 'Lawful Lynchings'

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick once again used his public image to bring attention to racism and police shootings of Black men. The athlete received the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday. According to the organization’s website, the prestigious honor “recognizes remarkable individuals and groups who have promoted…

Kaepernick's Lawyers Want to Depose Former Papa John's CEO

Former NFL player Colin Kaepernick’s grievance against the NFL has requested a new list of people to be deposed — and among them is John Schnatter, the disgraced former CEO of Papa John’s. Kaepernick’s legal team is also seeking to depose Jerry Jones, owner of the Cowboys, and has questions…

State of the Union a Dog Whistle to Racists

Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke was one of the first to commend President Donald Trump on his State of the Union (SOTU) address Tuesday night as the entire speech was an affirmation of Trump’s view of whose lives matter. “Americans are dreamers, too,” Trump said at the…

Kaepernick Completes His $1M Philanthropy Pledge

Colin Kaepernick is not letting his critics, including President Donald Trump, define him.Kaepernick hasbeen making good on his plan to donate $1 million and all the proceeds from his jersey sales from the 2016 NFL season to charities. From October 2016 to June 2017, he hasdonated $900,000 to 31 organizations….

Trump Encourages Racists, Says Celtics' Jaylen Brown

Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown opened up about his experience with racism growing up in Marietta, Ga., and how he thinks President Donald Trump emboldens racists. In London for Thursday’s NBA game, where the Celtics, the leading team in the Eastern conference, will face the Philadelphia 76ers,Brown spoke of painful…