Colin Kaepernick is GQ magazine’s 2017 Citizen of the Year. GQ pit four covers of new American heroes. Besides Kap, there’s Stephen Colbert, NBA player Kevin Durant and “Wonder Woman” actress Gal Gadot. A 10-person team wrote about Colin Kaepernick, including J. Cole, Ava DuVernay and Harry Belafonte. See Colin Kaepernick’s cover and read more here.
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Sean Diddy Combs wants his own professional football league. He tweeted, “I did have a dream to own an NFL team but now my dream is to own our own league!” This in response to Jemele Hill of ESPN being suspended. Read about that here. Diddy started tweeting after Keith Boykin’s tweet that read, “Black players… Read more »
Colin Kaepernick NEVER said he would stand for the National Anthem. Word started going around over the weekend that Kap would no longer protest if he got another shot in the NFL. His girlfriend, Nessa Diab, posted on social media, “The reports that Colin will stand for the anthem are completely false! He has never… Read more »
Michael Vick’s wife has put him in a sexual time out. I always heard that was a bad idea. Take the poll question here on my Tony’s Tea group on Facebook. Why did Kijafa Vick shut down the lovin? Because of his comments about Colin Kaepernick and his afro. Kijafa got sick of the attacks on… Read more »
Spike Lee will be at a rally for Colin Kaepernick at NFL headquarters. It’ll be August 23 in NYC at 345 Park AVE in NYC. Organizations involved include Justice League NYC and the Empowerment Movement. Spike did not organize the rally but it has support. More here.
Jerry originally criticized Colin Kaeperknick for his silent protest during the playing of the National Anthem. He said Colin shot;dn’t disrespect the flag. Jerry has since changed his mind. Read here for more.
Tony Dungy talked with Dan Patrick about the Colin Kaepernick controversy and not standing for the national anthem. Other players have joined in on the protest. Tony talked about him not standing during his playing days.
Jed York, owner of the San Francisco 49ers, is donating $1 million to organizations working to fight inequality and improve relationships between law enforcement and the surrounding communities. Read here for the official statement. I cannot imagine the blow back he’ll get. But much respect for doing it anyway.
Rodney Harrison is an ex-NFL player who now does the studio football show for NBC Sunday Night Football. I guess his point is Colin ain’t Black so he can’t speak on the issues of Black men being killed by police and nothing’s being done about it. Well, Colin Kaepernick is half-Black. Rodney says he didn’t… Read more »
San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick didn’t stand for the National Anthem before a recent preseason game. That got people riled up. He told NFL Media, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than… Read more »