First of all, what a dumb song title. I don’t even understand it. But then, I don’t understand the sentiment behind it, either (and they say country music is just “simple tales”). Pfffft.
We told you Monday that many a wypipo was big mad over Colin Kaepernick’s selection as GQ’s Citizen of the Year for 2017, but arguably no one was saltier than ex-ESPN reporter and tow truck victims’ advocate Britt McHenry.
10. Took a really long shower. Not a Silkwood shower where he furiously scrubbed his skin, but one of those 40-minute-long soapless showers where you just lean up against a wall letting the water hit your back while you ponder the inescapable vastness of the void.
It’s long been clear that Colin Kaepernick has become a bigger hero off the football field than he ever was on it. In a year that has seen the ripple effects of the quarterback’s 2016 national anthem protests against racial injustice (protests that effectively barred him from playing the sport again but that have…
The world demonstrably does not need another Cletus safari into the heart of Trump’s America, but The Politico has one for you anyway. In this one, writer Michael Kruse checks in with Trump voters in and around the multiply depressed city of Johnstown, Pa., a year after the election to see how they feel about the job…
A Buena Vista University cheerleader resigned from her squad last week after the school instituted a policy mandating that players and cheerleaders stand during the national anthem.
Well, well, well. Things just got deliciously messy over at the NFL. It seems that if there was ever anything lurking in the dark underbelly of the organization (and I know we all believe that there is; it’s just a matter of details at this point), it will soon be exposed. According to news reports, multiple NFL…
When now-former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee to bring attention to injustice, he may have lost his career simply by speaking out.
Colin Kaepernick’s long wait to get back in an NFL uniform may be over soon, according to his lawyer Mark Geragos. Bleacher Report was the first to report the story.
In what now has to be a familiar scenario, two African Americans are using the courts to battle injustice in these United States. This time it’s two young black women from the sometimes-not-so-great state of Texas, who are taking their respective schools to court for the right not to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.
Last week, NFL Executive Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs Joe Lockhart told reporters that he fully expected Colin Kaepernick to be invited to attend the next meeting between NFL players, their representatives and the league to discuss how the NFL could better support players in their activism…
A police officer at the alma mater of Colin Kaepernick donned a Halloween costume that mocked the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback for his silent protests of racial injustice and the police shootings of unarmed black men. After pictures of the offensive costume circulated on campus as well as social media, the…
As a professional observer, curator, interpreter, documentarian and even occasional appreciator of blatant and reckless acts of shameless whiteness, I’ve seen and read about enough types of aggressively white behavior now to last five lifetimes. Particularly in regard to racism (anti-blackness, specifically). I’m like…
Troy Vincent—the NFL’s executive vice president of football operations—played a key role in bringing players and owners together to discuss and hash out their differences over players’ protests against inequality and police violence during the pregame national anthem.
When the NFL meets with players and their representatives next week to discuss how the league can better support activism efforts by players, it is expected that Colin Kaepernick will be invited to participate in that discussion.
Social justice warrior and displaced NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has remained relatively mum on the subject of his silent protests and his feelings about his current employment situation, but perhaps we are about to hear from him in his own words, and not through the filter of a reporter.
Bruce Maxwell, the first and only Major League Baseball player to kneel during the national anthem, says he “wasn’t even home four hours” before he had to deal with a pro-Donald Trump supporter who was still big mad over the ball player’s gesture.
Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett says the issue of Colin Kaepernick’s unemployment needs to be addressed before players and the league can move forward with talks on how to work together on social causes.