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colin kaepernick to complete $1 million pledge


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colin kaepernick's "know your rights" camp hits chicago


colin kaepernick is continuing his mission to educate and empower the youth. the 29-year-old athlete/activist took his know your rights  camp to chicago’s dusable museum of african american history saturday (may 6).read: colin kaepernick pulls up in a truck full of custom suits for new york ex-conscommon, keri hilson hit up the windy city installment of  kaepernick’s free campaign, which is aimed at raising awareness on “higher education, self empowerment, and instructions to properly interact with law enforcement in various scenarios.”the daylong event in chicago featured guest speakers and a history challenge. kaerpernick also gave the kids dna kits from ancestry.com.check below for photos and video from #knowyourrightschicago.listen: lupe fiasco pledges allegiance to colin kaepernick wi






nfl's roger goodell: colin kaepernick is not being blackballed


nfl commissioner tells cnbc that the league is open to meeting with free-agent quarterback colin kaepernick.        






spike lee may have revealed colin kaepernick's new nfl team


colin kaepernick could be closer to finding a new nfl team, and we have spike lee to thank for potentially spilling the beans. the brooklyn director made a congratulatory instagram post saturday (may 27) announcing that kaepernick signed with the seattle seahawks.read: colin kaepernick vows to donate $1 million to charities aimed at societal changethe post was later deleted, but screenshots make sure nothing every fully disappears on the internet. according to sb nation, lee  was thanking seahawk’s coach, pete carroll, for signing the 29-year-old athlete.“big love shoutout to the head coach pete carroll for signing my brother colin kaepernick to the seattle seahawks,” lee captioned a photo with kaepernick. “truth is on your side. much success for the coming nfl season.”as it turns out, lee






jim brown on colin kaepernick: 'i don't desecrate my flag and my


cleveland browns legend jim brown said that he appreciated colin kaepernick's fight for a cause but didn't like kaepernick's approach.        






colin kaepernick named gq magazine's citizen of the year


new york — free agent quarterback colin kaepernick has been named gq's magazine's "citizen of the year" for his activism.kaepernick began kneeling instead of standing during the national anthem last season to protest racial inequality and police brutality. the demonstration sparked a wave of nfl protests by players during the anthem that repeatedly have been denounced by president donald trump. kaepernick parted ways with the san francisco 49ers in march and hasn't been signed by another team.kaepernick says on twitter he's "honored" by the recognition.the magazine 's story includes comments from several of kaepernick's supporters and confidants. rapper j. cole says kaepernick "sacrificed his dream" to stand for something. ninety-year-old singer and activist harry belafonte says seeing peo






colin kaepernick's jersey donated to smithsonian


a football jersey worn  by colin kaepernick  during his protests against the national anthem, has landed at the smithsonians’ national museum of african american history and culture. the jersey is included in a three-piece collection of kaepernick items donated to the museum by sociologist, author and longtime 49ers consultant, dr. harry edwards.read: common, keri hilson join colin kaepernick for #knowyourrightschicagoedwards donated the items (which include a pair of shoes and a photo of kaepernick) late last year,  and encouraged museum curators to put them up immediately.“i said, ‘don’t wait 50 years to try to get some memorabilia and so forth on kaepernick,’” he told usa today sports. “ ‘let me give you a game jersey, some shoes, a picture … and it should be put right there alongside m






magazine names colin kaepernick its citizen of the year


colin kaepernick is among gq's men of the year, but he declined to provide quotes for the story itself, citing a desire to remain silent.        






colin kaepernick selected 'sports illustrated' muhammad ali legacy awa


quarterback colin kaepernick is being honored for his work on social justice issues.        






colin kaepernick's adviser: three teams inquired about qb


as questions linger about why qb remains unsigned, colin kaepernick's adviser provides insight.        






colin kaepernick named gq magazine’s citizen of the year


new york (ap) — free agent quarterback colin kaepernick has been named gq’s magazine’s “citizen of the year” for his activism.kaepernick began kneeling instead of stand during the national anthem last season to protest racial inequality and police brutality. the demonstration sparked an ongoing wave of nfl protests by players during the anthem that have been repeatedly denounced by president donald trump. kaepernick parted ways with the 49ers in march and hasn’t been signed by another team.kaepernick says on twitter he’s “honored” by the recognition.the magazine includes comments from several of kaepernick’s supporters and confidants. rapper j. cole says kaepernick “sacrificed his dream” to stand for something. ninety-year-old singer and activist harry belafonte says seeing people like kae






colin kaepernick reportedly gets $1 million book deal


by des bieler | washington postthe colin kaepernick story still has a few chapters left in it, but he already has been given $1 million to write about his experiences. the former san francisco 49ers quarterback, who was the first nfl player last year to stage protests during the national anthem, has reportedly landed a book deal with random house.that’s according to the new york post’s page six, which reported tuesday that kaepernick’s book will be published by one world, a random house imprint. page six had reported monday that kaepernick was shopping a book to new york publishers and taking meetings at his talent agency, wme.even as the nfl protests he inspired have continued in his absence, creating national headlines and provoking numerous critical comments and tweets from president do






it's a shame that colin kaepernick is being pushed out of the nfl


chris carlson, associated press filesan francisco 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick, middle, kneels during the national anthem before a preseason game in san diego on sept. 1, 2016.re: “has colin kaepernick been blackballed by the nfl?” march 24 kevin b. blackistone column.i have been a diehard broncos fan since the day my grandpa bought me my first championship shirt in 1997, when i was 5 years old. though colin kaepernick was never a broncos quarterback, i am a big fan of his and it pains me to see such a brave american citizen get blackballed by the league because of his protest against injustice.kevin b. blackistone calls kaepernick’s kneeling during the national anthem last year “a spit in the nfl’s eye” and says he is being ignored by all 32 teams in the nfl because of his “militant






colin kaepernick donates $50,000 to meals on wheels


meals on wheels has confirmed a $50,000 donation from former san francisco 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick.the group that provides food for seniors in need thanked kaepernick for his donation on tuesday. it came a day after president donald trump took a swipe at kaepernick during a campaign-style rally in kentucky by taking credit for the lack of suitors for the free agent. kaepernick's refusal to stand for "the star-spangled banner" ahead of 49ers games last season as a protest of police treatment of minorities became a topic of national debate.meals on wheels faces a sharp funding cut under trump's proposed budget.kaepernick is also promoting a campaign to raise millions of dollars for drought relief in somalia.






backtalk: times readers sound off on colin kaepernick, the mariners and kevin du


seahawksjudge kaepernick on his abilityi was dismayed to read a recent letter to backtalk from a man claiming to be a proud vietnam veteran opposing the possibility of quarterback colin kaepernick joining the seahawks. as a proud air force veteran, i see that man’s attitude as appalling. when mr. kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem he was figuratively standing up for the values and principles that anthem is supposed to represent. the seahawks should sign or pass on kaepernick for his football abilities, not his politics.thomas a. bonsell, port orcharddon’t ignore the politicsmost read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.on memorial day, i thanked those who have demonstrated their patriotism by serving our country. we do not demonstrate our patriotism by burying our he






is colin kaepernick bound to be a seahawk? here’s what the national media are sa


here's what the national media is saying about colin kaepernick potentially landing in seattle.could the seahawks soon sign colin kaepernick? “quite frankly, yes.”that’s what coach pete carroll had to say about the team at least looking into quarterbacks, like kaepernick, on the free-agent market.“we’re looking at everybody. we really are,” carroll told 710 espn’s “brock and salk” radio show monday. “we’ve been tracking everything that’s going on, and we’ve got cap and roster issues and stuff like that that we’re still trying to manage properly. but quite frankly, yes, we are looking at all those guys.”kaepernick led the 49ers to a super bowl appearance following the 2012 season, and was a richard sherman tip away from doing the same in 2013. but since his early success with the 49ers, the






colin kaepernick opts from sitting during the national anthem


colin kaepernick will now stand during the national anthem this upcoming nfl season, espn reports. the san francisco 49ers quarterback made it a pivotal point last year to sit, and later kneel during the anthem portion of each game in an effort to get his point across and promote social change. sources told the news site that he doesn’t want the actual act of boycotting the song to distract the masses from the conversation his movement has since sparked.read: colin kaepernick vows to donate $1 million to charities aimed at societal changekaepernick will terminate his contract with the 49ers this week, to become a free agent espn adds. yet it’s worth noting that in addition to the protest, which caused several nfl players to follow suit, the colin kaepernick foundation vowed to donate $1 mi






colin kaepernick donates $50k to meals on wheels after trump swipe – the denver


meals on wheels has confirmed a $50,000 donation from former san francisco 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick.the group that provides food for seniors in need thanked kaepernick for his donation on tuesday. it came a day after president donald trump took a swipe at kaepernick during a campaign-style rally in kentucky by taking credit for the lack of suitors for the free agent. kaepernick’s refusal to stand for “the star-spangled banner” ahead of 49ers games last season as a protest of police treatment of minorities became a topic of national debate.meals on wheels faces a sharp funding cut under trump’s proposed budget.kaepernick is also promoting a campaign to raise millions of dollars for drought relief in somalia.






souhan: nfl's mistreatment of kaepernick amplifies his message


as the nfl finalizes a five-year contract extension for commissioner roger goodell, his handling of colin kaepernick’s protest is proof that the league would be better off giving his salary to tom brady. or kaepernick.fearing that kaepernick signing with an nfl team would create a momentary distraction or cause a few sponsors to boycott, the nfl has instituted a winking banishment of a worthwhile quarterback, creating a daily distraction and causing a boycott.the nfl isn’t just wrong about kaepernick. it’s wrong about the way in which it is wrong.even if you are one of those americans who wrongly decided that kaepernick’s protest was an insult to our military, you have to now admit that goodell has transformed kaepernick from a talented quarterback with something to say into a strong-armed






donald trump rips nfl qb colin kaepernick during speech in kentucky – the denver


louisville, ky. — president donald trump has taken a swipe at controversial nfl quarterback colin kaepernick at a campaign-style rally in louisville, kentucky.kaepernick, who played for the san francisco 49ers but now is a free agent, hasn’t yet been signed to another team.trump told the crowd he read an article reporting that nfl owners don’t want to pick kaepernick up “because they don’t want to get a nasty tweet from donald trump.”“do you believe that?” he asked the enthusiastic crowd.kaepernick refused to stand during the national anthem at the start of nfl games last season to protest police treatment of minorities.trump says of the people of kentucky, “they like it when people actually stand for the american flag.”






colin kaepernick and the seahawks kind of need each other. so will it happen? –


the washington post’s mark maske provides in-depth nfl analysis with “first and 10,” a dissection of the league’s most important developments.first: kaepernick to seattle — will it happen?colin kaepernick, if he wants nfl employment, just might be down to needing the seattle seahawks.the seahawks, if they want a capable quarterback to back up starter russell wilson, just might be down to needing kaepernick.so kaepernick-to-the-seahawks makes a ton of sense. but will it happen?kaepernick, the polarizing free agent whose ongoing unemployment has led to characterizations that he is being blackballed by nfl teams, visited the seahawks last week.there hasn’t been a publicly acknowledged deal, at least not yet, despite director spike lee’s instagram post over the weekend thanking seahawks coach






colin kaepernick hands out old suits outside parole office


new york — former 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick has yet to find another nfl job, but he’s donating some of his old suits in order to help others find work.video and pictures from social media show kaepernick standing outside a new york city parole office with two boxes of custom-made suits. an instagram post by kaepernick’s “know your rights camp” campaign says the suits will make parolees “better equipped to achieve gainful employment” and “live more productive lives.”kaepernick has been active in social justice efforts while trying to find his next stop in the nfl.his decision to sit or kneel in protest during the national anthem ahead of 49ers games last season became a topic of national conversation.






colin kaepernick meets with 49ers new brass


colin kaepernick met wednesday with 49ers coach kyle shanahan and general manager john lynch, the latter of whom termed it “a really positive discussion” that all parties vowed to keep the conversation’s details private.“we had a great discussion and i think colin left excited. we left excited,” lynch told knbr 680-am.“as kyle and i really believe, the evaluation process is still very much fluid,” lynch added. “we’ve only been on the job a couple of weeks and i can tell you we both really, very much enjoyed being around colin, and he seems like he’s in a real good place.”kaepernick can formally opt out of the final year of his contract as early as march 2 to hit free agency for the first time in his career. discussions can begin with other teams march 7 and deals can’t be finalized until m






titans' rishard matthews changes tone on colin kaepernick


titans receiver rishard matthews, whose brother was killed in afghanistan, has changed his mind about colin kaepernick's anthem protest.        






here's how colin kaepernick is helping somalia


somalia is in dire need of international assistance amid a catastrophic drought that claimed over 100 lives in just two days. the calamity inspired colin kaepernick to help the east african nation.read: colin kaepernick vows to donate $1 million to charities aimed at societal changekaepernick joined the #turkishairlineshelpsomalia effort on social media, encouraging the airline — which is touted as “connected somalia to the rest of the world”— to provide food and water to the country.thanks to professional athlete, and other celebrities, plus the general power of social media, the airline offered a cargo plane with food and water.“amazing news, turkish airlines granted us an airplane to fly to somalia, a 60-ton cargo plane so we can fly there with food, with water for these people,” the fo






49ers owner jed york says it's 'really hard to disagree' with colin kaepernick's


jed york, the chief executive of the san francisco 49ers, said he initially had a negative reaction last season to colin kaepernick, the team's former quarterback, refusing to stand for the national anthem before games in protest of racial inequality and police mistreatment of african americans in the u.s.but york said that after speaking to kaepernick about the issues involved, he came to support kaepernick and remains supportive now of 49ers players who choose to kneel during the anthem in protest."i haven't talked to colin recently," york said tuesday at the nfl owners' meeting here. "but we've had a lot of great discussions. a lot of these discussions started with colin last year. and i'll say from my own personal standpoint when colin originally sat, i was taken aback by it. i mean, i






colin kaepernick for radical change after philando castile verdict


despite being practically ostracized from the nfl, colin kaepernick remains vocal about the systemic injustices against black and brown people.on friday, the former 49ers responded to the acquittal of jeronimo yanez, the minnesota cop who fatally shot philando castile during a traffic stop last year, comparing police to the fugitive slave patrols of yesteryear.“a system that perpetually condones the killing of people without consequence, doesn’t need to be revised, it needs to be dismantled!” kaepernick vehemently captioned concerning the ongoing extrajudicial killings of people of color.read: spike lee may have spilled the beans on colin kaepernick’s new nfl contractin a series of retweets that followed, it was revealed that castile had been stopped 46 times by police before he was fatall






razzblitz, episode 2: is spencer ware-ing on us?


we! are! live! zach and myself go through the nfl news and try to decipher whether or not it is reporter non-sense or the real deal. zach brings up colin kaepernick in a colin kaepernick free podcast and ends up throwing bad karma in the direction of our favorite social justice warrior. bonus: zach plays a long-con joke on me that was really hurtful and unnecessary...






carroll says kaepernick a starter, just not with seahawks


renton, wash. — pete carroll saw colin kaepernick's rise as a starting quarterback firsthand and the seattle seahawks coach still believes kaepernick is capable of being a starter.it just won't be in seattlecarroll had high praise for kaepernick on friday as the seahawks wrapped up their first week of otas. the former 49ers quarterback was in seattle last week to meet with the front office but left still unemployed.while seattle has seemed the most logical destination — from its style of offense to the outspokenness of its locker room — kaepernick won't be signing with the seahawks at this time."colin has been a fantastic football player and he's going to continue to be. at this time, we didn't do anything with it, but we know where he is and who he is, and we had a chance to understand hi






joe montana on why colin kaepernick is is not yet signed


with all the whisper and reports about colin kaepernick’s free agent status, joe montana shared his view tuesday on why the former 49ers quarterback remains unsigned.kaepernick’s ability to play the quarterback position well is more of a factor than his national anthem protest last season, montana told kristian dyer of sporting news.“i’m not sure, i think (if) there’s an injury somewhere he probably gets in,” montana said about kaepernick’s prospects of making an nfl roster next season. “in most cases, you look at tim tebow — a great guy and everybody was talking about him — but what it comes down to is 40 percent completion or even in the low 50s, you can’t win in the league with that. you won’t be in the league very long.“it comes down to his play as much as anything.”many have speculate






seahawk michael bennett says he wishes team had signed colin kaepernick and that


seahawk dt michael bennett said tuesday he wishes the team had signed colin kaepernick.seahawks defensive lineman michael bennett said tuesday he wished the team had signed colin kaepernick and that kaepernick “thought it was going to happen’’ and was shocked when seattle instead signed austin davis.bennett made the comments during a lengthy interview on the breakfast club on power 105.1 tuesday morning.bennett is expected to attend seattle’s mandatory mini-camp this week.bennett, who has publicly supported kaepernick and his political stances since kaepernick first sat and then kneeled during the national anthem last fall and posted a picture of himself with kaepernick on monday, said he thought the former 49ers qb “would be a good player on our team. i wish we would have signed with us b






colin kaepernick named gq 'citizen of the year' | usa news


colin kaepernick, an american football player who last year started protesting police brutality against african americans by kneeling during the us national anthem, has been named "citizen of the year" by gq magazine.the public stand of the former san francisco 49ers quarterback, who is currently without a team, has sparked a wave of similar protests across the national football league and other athletic events.  announcing its decision on monday, gq likened kaepernick to american sports icons, including boxer muhammad ali, who opposed the vietnam war.watch: taking a stand by bending a knee: how colin kaepernick started a movement (2:42)"he's been vilified by millions and locked out of the nfl - all because he took a knee to protest police brutality," the magazine said of kaepernick's prot






christian artists deserve the same free speech as colin kaepernick


in case you haven’t been following the news, the nfl, or the little blue bird i like to call tweety, colin kaepernick is trending. again. but this time it is not for kneeling on the field during the national anthem. it is because he is not even on the field during the national anthem.if you’ve missed the off-the-field action, here are the highlights.march: kaepernick opts out of the final year of his contract with the 49ers.april – present day: no nfl team signs kaepernick.august 23: more than 1,000 people rally outside nfl headquarters in new york, demanding that kaepernick be signed by the start of the regular season next month.august 24: two bars in chicago announce their tvs are on the fritz they will not show any nfl games until kaepernick is signed.throw in michael vick saying kaeper






colin kaepernick’s worst enemy isn’t nfl owners or trump, it’s himself


colin kaepernick is arguably the most talked-about quarterback in the nfl despite being removed from it since last season. now that the free agent has filed a collective bargaining grievance against the nfl, arguing team owners colluded among themselves and with president trump to keep him unemployed, kaepernick’s relevance to the game won’t fade any time soon.kaepernick became a household name outside of football when, as a san francisco 49er, he began kneeling for the national anthem in august 2016. when first asked about it, kaepernick said, “i am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”other players quickly followed in kaepernick’s footsteps, and the gesture has since polarized the country in both sports and politics.






colin kaepernick links his independence back to ghana


nfl quarterback colin kaepernick on the fourth of july questioned the value “independence day” holds for black americans. “how can we truly celebrate independence on a day that intentionally robbed our ancestors of theirs?” kaepernick tweeted, echoing the famous thoughts of celebrated author and abolitionist frederick douglass in his 1852 speech, “the meaning of july fourth for the negro.”while many of us spent the long weekend poolside or flipping burgers, the former 49er took to his native ghana in celebration of his freedom. “to find my independence i went home,” he finished, alongside a minute-long video showing various clips from the trip he took with his partner and equally woke bae nessa diab. no news yet of whether or not the couple’s journey included other countries, or if there w






donald trump takes credit for colin kaepernick's unemployment


speaking at a rally in louisville, kentucky on monday night (march 20), donald trump touched on a number of topics and somehow colin kaepernick’s name came up. the president sounded as if he was taking pride in the free agent quarterback’s unemployment. during the speech, trump spoke on the fact that nfl owners aren’t signing the 29-year-old out of fear of a heckling message from him calling the team out on twitter, cnn reports.read: spike lee puts nfl teams on blast for not signing colin kaepernick“they don’t want to get a nasty tweet from donald trump. do you believe that?” trump stated. reasoning this with the people of kentucky, he added, “they like it when people actually stand for the american flag.” this isn’t the first time trump has gone after kaepernick since he called the then-p






about 1,000 flood sfo to protest immigration ban


closeskip in skipxembedxshare hear the chants protesters belted out at san francisco international airport on behalf of refugees banned under president trump's executive order on immigration. usa today networkthe protesters sentiments has been projected onto a wall of the jfk international airport on urday.(p o: justin lane, epa)san francisco — hundreds of outraged demonstrators converged on san francisco international airport urday afternoon, in defiance of president trump's executive order banning refugees and foreign citizens from seven predominantly muslim countries entry into the u.s.waving signs reading “my grandparents were one of the lucky ones" and "one earth, one people, one love,” they chanted in full throat, "you put a wall, we tear it down" and "never again!"as the crowd swell