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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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Laila Ali Praises Kaepernick, 'Wonderful' He Got Muhammad Ali Award

Laila Ali
Praises Kaepernick 'Wonderful' He Got Muhammad Ali Award

Laila Ali thinks it's GREAT Colin Kaepernick received the special award named after her father -- but she ain't exactly ready to call him the modern day Muhammad Ali.  FYI, the winner of the… READ MORE >

Eminem Blasts Crooked Cops, Shouts Out Kaepernick In New Track

Eminem
Blasts Crooked Cops, Shouts Out Kaepernick ... In New Track

Eminem is on the warpath about racism in America in his new track, "Untouchable" -- even dropping a verse about Colin Kaepernick and his national anthem demonstration. "They call it a Kaepernick… READ MORE >

- 5 days ago
Colin Kaepernick Gets Offer From Jim Jones: Join My Arena Football Team!!

Colin Kaepernick
Offer From Jim Jones: Join My Arena Football Team!!

Colin Kaepernick could be BALLINNN' again real soon ... 'cause the free agent QB just got a personal offer from rapper Jim Jones to join the arena football team he just bought! TMZ Sports… READ MORE >

- 7 days ago
Beyonce Presents Muhammad Ali Award To Colin Kaepernick

Beyonce
Hey, Kaepernick Haters ... It's About Racism, Not the Flag!!!

Beyonce made a surprise appearance to present Colin Kaepernick with SI's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award on Tuesday night -- and took aim at his critics that somehow STILL don't get why he took a knee.… READ MORE >

- 7 days ago
Colin Kaepernick Makes Rare Appearance at Awards Show

Colin Kaepernick
Rare Appearance at Awards Show 'Human Rights Can't Be Compromised'

Colin Kaepernick made a rare public appearance Sunday night ... accepting an award for showing bravery to participate in national anthem demonstrations despite risking his job. The free… READ MORE >

- 9 days ago
Larry King Says Kaepernick Will Lose Person of the Year Award to Putin or Mueller

Larry King
Kaep Ain't Person of the Year ... Gimme Putin or Mueller!!

Bookies think Colin Kaepernick's got pretty good odds of taking home TIME magazine's "Person of the Year" award for 2017 -- but Larry King really doesn't like Kaep's chances.  We got Larry… READ MORE >

- 9 days ago
Killer Mike: Colin Kaepernick's Person of the Year, NOT Donald Trump

Killer Mike
Kaep Is Person of the Year ... NOT Trump!

Donald Trump is NOT Time magazine's Person of the Year ... the honor should go to Colin Kaepernick -- that's according to rap star Killer Mike, who says Kaep's a leader and Trump's an… READ MORE >

- 13 days ago
Joel Embiid Visits Meek Mill in Prison

Joel Embiid
Visits Meek Mill in Prison

Meek Mill kicked it with a VIP visitor -- Philadelphia 76ers superstar Joel Embiid ... TMZ Sports has learned.  Meek being a famous Philly native, has become friends with Embiid, who's… READ MORE >

- 13 days ago
Titans WR Rishard Matthews Supports Kaepernick With Custom Cleats

Rishard Matthews
I'm Backin' Kaep ... On My Cleats!!

Colin Kaepernick ain't on an NFL roster, but he'll be taking the field against the Texans this Sunday ... courtesy of Tennessee Titans star Rishard Matthews' cleats!! The 28-year-old receiver… READ MORE >

- 14 days ago
NFL's Eric Reid: Malcolm Jenkins' Players Coalition Played Us, I'm With Kaepernick!

NFL's Eric Reid
Players Coalition Is Playing Us ... I'm With Kaepernick!

Eric Reid -- the first player to kneel with Colin Kaepernick -- says Malcolm Jenkins and Anquan Boldin are playing members of their Players Coalition ... privately negotiating with NFL… READ MORE >

- 14 days ago
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