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Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick is a NFL quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers who made headlines when he began sitting or taking a knee as the National Anthem played in the stadium during the 2016 football preseason. The mixed race athlete was using his notoriety to give voice to the voiceless. He was making a political statement about racism, oppression, and police brutality in America by opting out of the “Star-Spangled Banner” prior to games. Other athletes followed suit in solidarity, but Kaepernick faced threats and backlash from critics. Kaepernick was born on November 3, 1987 to white biological mother Heidi Russo in Milwaukee, WI. He was adopted and raised by Teresa and Rick Kaepernick, a white couple, in Turlock, CA. He attended the University of Nevada and is the founder of the Colin Kaepernick Foundation to fight oppression. Colin also hosts the Know Your Rights Camp for youth to get educated on how to interact with law enforcement. Kaepernick was featured on the cover of the October 3, 2016 issue of “Time” magazine.

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Colin Kaepernick & Eric Reid Give Backpacks To Kids While Waiting For NFL Call

Colin Kaepernick & Eric Reid
Gives Backpacks To Kids In NYC ... No NFL? No Problem.

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid are still making a difference while away from the football field ... this time showing up in NYC to give away backpacks to kids going back to school.… READ MORE >

Jesse Williams Pulls Emmett Till Nike-Kaepernick Memes Amid Backlash

Jesse Williams
Pulls Emmett Till Nike-Kaep Memes ... After Internet Backlash

Jesse Williams drew some major criticism after promoting his new Emmett Till film with memes that incorporated Nike's new campaign with Colin Kaepernick ... and it was so harsh, he pulled the… READ MORE >

- 1 day ago
Martellus Bennett Says Black People Could Make Quidditch Bigger Than NFL

Martellus Bennett
Black People Could Make Quidditch ... Bigger Than NFL

The NFL. MLB. The NBA ... Quidditch?  Hey, it's possible for the "Harry Potter" inspired sport to join those massive leagues -- but only if black people start playing ... at least according… READ MORE >

- 1 day ago
Colin Kaepernick's Attorney Hints Raiders and Patriots Interested In QB

Kaepernick's Attorney
Hints Raiders and Pats Interested ... 'Stay Tuned'

Colin Kaepernick and Tom Brady ... on the same team??? That seems to be the suggestion coming from Colin's attorney, Mark Geragos -- who's teasing to TMZ Sports that two NFL teams could be… READ MORE >

- 6 days ago
'Black-ish' Star Jenifer Lewis Rocks Nike to Emmys, 'I'm With Kaepernick'

'Black-ish' Star Jenifer Lewis
Rocks Nike to Emmys ... 'I'm With Kaep'

Forget Dior and Chanel ... "Black-ish" star Jenifer Lewis was all about NIKE at the Emmys -- rocking a Swoosh sweatshirt to support Colin Kaepernick.  "I am wearing Nike to applaud them for… READ MORE >

- 9 days ago
Meek Mill Dropping Kaepernick Song, 'They Lynch His Bank Account'

Meek Mill
Dropping Kaepernick Song 'They Lynch His Bank Account'

Meek Mill has a song about Colin Kaepernick in the works -- saying the way the QB's been treated by the NFL is essentially a financial "lynching." One of the lyrics -- "They won’t lynch… READ MORE >

- 9 days ago
Enes Kanter Feels Kaepernick's Pain, My President Hates Me Too!

NBA's Enes Kanter
I Feel Kaep's Pain My President Hates Me Too!

NBA star Enes Kanter has a lot in common with Colin Kaepernick -- saying they're both trying to "stand up for what's right" in their countries ... and their presidents HATE them for it.  Of… READ MORE >

- 9 days ago
UCLA Women's Soccer Players Continue Kneeling Protest, 2nd Season In a Row

UCLA Women's Soccer Players
Continue Kneeling Protest ... 2nd Season In a Row

Two UCLA women's soccer players took a knee during the national anthem before their game Thursday ... and the school tells TMZ Sports its coach is still fully in support of their protests.… READ MORE >

- 12 days ago
Jesse Jackson Says Nobody Hated Tim Tebow for Taking Knee, So Why Kaepernick?

Rev. Jesse Jackson
Nobody Hated Tebow for Taking Knee ... So Why Kaep?

Rev. Jesse Jackson has a message for all the Colin Kaepernick haters -- Tim Tebow took a knee too ... and nobody had a problem with that!  We got Jesse leaving Reagan International… READ MORE >

- 14 days ago
Colin Kaepernick To Be Inducted Into High School's Hall Of Fame

Colin Kaepernick
Going Into Hall Of Fame ... At His High School

The Colin Kaepernick haters will have to address him as a Hall of Famer now ... 'cause the ex-NFL superstar is going into his old high school's HOF in November!! Pitman High School -- the Turlock,… READ MORE >

- 14 days ago
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