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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Jul 15, 2019 at 12:32.

The NFL Needs to Get Behind Its Blockers and Run Colin Kaepernick His Check 

The NFL Needs to Get Behind Its Blockers and Run Colin Kaepernick His Check 

The NFL needs to stop playing. They need to stop acting like there wasn’t a major effort to keep former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick out of the league.

There was and there still is.

The NFL didn’t just collude to keep Kaepernick off the field, they are the collusionist colluders in all of Collusionville. And Kaepernick knows this, which is why he filed a suit against the league...

Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Jul 14, 2019.

Colin Kaepernick Doesn’t Approve of Travis Scott’s Super Bowl Halftime Performance [Updated] 

Colin Kaepernick Doesn’t Approve of Travis Scott’s Super Bowl Halftime Performance [Updated] 

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and current head coach of the Wakanda Panthers pro football team, Colin Kaepernick, didn’t give Travis Kardashian Scott his blessing to perform during the Super Bowl halftime show, contradicting reports by an unnamed source probably named “Stravis Spott” who tried to insinuate that Kaepernick thought it was OK.

Despite several reports noting that Scott...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 14, 2019.

Why They Kneel: New York City and Atlanta Prove Everything You Know About Jim Crow Is Wrong

Why They Kneel: New York City and Atlanta Prove Everything You Know About Jim Crow Is Wrong

To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week, for the remainder of the NFL season, The Root will explore the data behind racial disparities in the two cities represented in the National Football League’s premiere matchup—Monday Night Football.

Tonight, the New York Giants travel to Atlanta to take on the Atlanta...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 14, 2019.

You Can’t Be Mad at Big Boi and Travis Scott If You Watch the NFL

You Can’t Be Mad at Big Boi and Travis Scott If You Watch the NFL
Oh, sometimes as we struggle it will be necessary to boycott. But let us remember as we boycott that a boycott is never an end. A boycott is merely means to awaken within the oppressor the sense of shame and to let him know that we don’t like how we are being treated. - Martin Luther King Jr., April 10, 1957

Colin Kaepernick will probably never play another down of football in the NFL and we...

Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Jul 13, 2019. 19 comments

NFL’s Richie Incognito Wanted to Cut Off His Dead Father’s Head, Gets 2 Game Suspension. Kaepernick Still Doesn’t Have a Job

NFL’s Richie Incognito Wanted to Cut Off His Dead Father’s Head, Gets 2 Game Suspension. Kaepernick Still Doesn’t Have a Job

In August Richie Incognito walked into the funeral home in charge of burying his father and told those working that he needed access to his dead father’s body so he could cut off his head.

Incognito told the workers that if he didn’t get access to his father’s dead body that he was going to shoot the workers. The funeral home workers called the police and according to the police report, guns...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Jul 13, 2019.

Mary Bono Resigns as President of USA Gymnastics, Resumes Role as Queen of Clueless White Women

Mary Bono Resigns as President of USA Gymnastics, Resumes Role as Queen of Clueless White Women

Former congresswoman and interim president and CEO of USA Gymnastics Mary Bono was a thing and now she’s gone... Just like that. Four days after she was hired, she’s resigned.

Bono should have never been selected to be president given her proximity to the sexual abuse scandal that rocked USA Gymnastics. But Bono had one major qualification that seemed to trump the fact that she worked for the...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Jul 12, 2019. 22 comments

#ImWithKap: Nike’s Market Value Jumps $3 Billion After Colin Kaepernick Gets Betsy Ross Sneakers Pulled From Shelves

#ImWithKap: Nike’s Market Value Jumps $3 Billion After Colin Kaepernick Gets Betsy Ross Sneakers Pulled From Shelves

Republicans have been big mad since Nike decided to pull its Betsy Ross-inspired Air Max 1 USA sneakers. But it turns out that being on the right side of history just netted the footwear and apparel company a cool $3 billion in market value.

Who knew pissing off conservatives could be so lucrative?

Forbes reports that Nike shares have surged ever since Colin Kaepernick intervened when the...

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Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 12, 2019.

Why They Kneel: Boston, Buffalo and That Pesky N-Word

Why They Kneel: Boston, Buffalo and That Pesky N-Word

To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week, for the remainder of the NFL season, The Root will explore the data behind racial disparities in the two cities represented in the National Football League’s premiere matchup—Monday Night Football.

Tonight, the New England Patriots travel to Buffalo, N.Y., to take on the...

Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Jul 12, 2019. 19 comments

A Darkened Image of Colin Kaepernick Appeared on a Republican Campaign Fundraiser, but They Swear They Didn't Do It

A Darkened Image of Colin Kaepernick Appeared on a Republican Campaign Fundraiser, but They Swear They Didn't Do It

A fundraising email sent by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) appears to show a darkened image of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, but the NRCC swears they didn’t darken the image.

Maybe the image is like a protest photo of Dorian Gray. Maybe the NRCC has gotten hold of a photo of Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who fights for black rights...

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Terrell Jermaine Starr Terrell Jermaine Starr Jul 11, 2019.

Serena Williams Says Everyone Should Be 'Grateful and Honored' For Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid

Serena Williams Says Everyone Should Be 'Grateful and Honored' For Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid

NFL free agents Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have gotten a major boost of support from the greatest athlete on the planet, Serena Williams.

Kaepernick and Reid, two former San Francisco 49ers who have yet to find work in the league after protesting police brutality during the national anthem by taking a knee, were in the stands at the U.S. Open on Friday night as Serena and Venus Williams...

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 11, 2019.

Nike Drops Sneaker Featuring Betsy Ross Flag After Colin Kaepernick Is Said to Complain It Invokes Slavery

Nike Drops Sneaker Featuring Betsy Ross Flag After Colin Kaepernick Is Said to Complain It Invokes Slavery

Just in time for the Fourth of July comes a report that Nike yanked a sneaker embellished with a Betsy Ross flag after NFL footballer-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick complained the image conjured up slavery and all its ills.

According to the Wall Street Journal, which attributes its story to “people familiar with the matter,” Nike’s Air Max 1 USA, featuring the 1770s-era Betsy Ross flag of...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 11, 2019.

Why They Kneel: New York, San Francisco and How To Colonize a City in 5 Easy Steps

Why They Kneel: New York, San Francisco and How To Colonize a City in 5 Easy Steps

To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week, for the remainder of the NFL season, The Root will explore the data behind racial disparities in the two cities represented in the National Football League’s premiere matchup—Monday Night Football.

Tonight, the New York Giants travel to San Francisco to take on the 49ers.

“I...
Jul 10, 2019.

Colin Kaepernick Voted Most Courageous Player by 49ers

Colin Kaepernick Voted Most Courageous Player by 49ers

San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who defied professional football’s usual fear of confronting racial unrest, was voted the 49ers’ most courageous and inspirational player by his teammates, the NFL club announced Friday, the New York Daily News reports.

Kaepernick, who knelt during the national anthem in protest against police brutality this season, was voted the winner...

Monique Judge Monique Judge Jul 10, 2019.

Colin Kaepernick - 1, NFL - 0

Colin Kaepernick - 1, NFL - 0

Colin Kaepernick won the first of many fights in his legal battle against the NFL on Thursday when the arbitrator in the case denied the NFL’s request to dismiss the grievance entirely.

Sports Illustrated reports that the NFL specifically requested a summary judgment phase in hopes that Kaepernick’s collusion case against the organization would be dismissed entirely. Arbitrator Stephen Burbank...

Jul 10, 2019.

Unique Views Podcast, Episode 9: If a Podcast Falls in Kaepernick's Afro …

Unique Views Podcast, Episode 9: If a Podcast Falls in Kaepernick's Afro …

It wasn't supposed to end like this. We were supposed to be a three-person team until the end. But sadly, we lost "Meats." That's right, Yesha "I Like Meats" Callahan has taken her 15,000 Twitter followers and gone home. Stop crying! She's still alive and kicking and dominating page views on The Root. And while my plan all along was to become a solo act, I didn't want it to happen this way....

Jul 10, 2019.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Colin Kaepernick's Protest: It's Dumb and Disrespectful

Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Colin Kaepernick's Protest: It's Dumb and Disrespectful

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says that she thinks Colin Kapernick and other NFL players' protest of unjust policing of minority communities during the national anthem is "dumb" and "disrespectful."

During an interview with Katie Couric on Yahoo!, Ginsburg blasted the protest, which includes players kneeling or raising a fist during the national anthem on game days.

"Would I arrest...

Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Jul 09, 2019.

The Oakland Raiders Grabbed an Openly Racist Player Out of Retirement and Colin Kaepernick Still Doesn't Have a Job

The Oakland Raiders Grabbed an Openly Racist Player Out of Retirement and Colin Kaepernick Still Doesn't Have a Job

If a raccoon crawled out of the woods and vomited onto a Confederate flag and that pile of Confederacy raccoon vomit was next to newly signed NFL guard Richie Incognito, the untrained eye would have a hard time determining which one plays in the NFL.

For those that might not remember or for those who get tired of reading how being racist really does help you level up in Trump’s America, you...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 09, 2019.

Why They Kneel: Cowboys vs. Titans Proves Why Supporting Black Business Is Supporting Black Lives

Why They Kneel: Cowboys vs. Titans Proves Why Supporting Black Business Is Supporting Black Lives

To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week, for the remainder of the NFL season, The Root will explore the data behind racial disparities in the two cities represented in the National Football League’s premiere matchup—Monday Night Football.

Tonight, the Tennessee Titans travel to AT&T Stadium to take on the Dallas...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 09, 2019.

Colin Kaepernick, Dave Chappelle Awarded W.E.B. Du Bois Black Culture Medal; Rachel Dolezal Snubbed Again

Colin Kaepernick, Dave Chappelle Awarded W.E.B. Du Bois Black Culture Medal; Rachel Dolezal Snubbed Again

Quick question: When one of America’s most prestigious Ivy League universities honors Colin Kaepernick, Dave Chappelle and six other African Americans for their contributions to black history and culture, will white people burn their Harvard rejection letters, their Chappelle’s Show DVD sets or the ivy in their yards?

According to the Associated Press, Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for...

Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Jul 09, 2019.

Eric Reid vs. Malcolm Jenkins Is What Happens When Black Lives Matters Confronts All Lives Matter

Eric Reid vs. Malcolm Jenkins Is What Happens When Black Lives Matters Confronts All Lives Matter

To place Philadelphia Eagles Malcolm Jenkins in the proper historical context, just call him the Ralph Abernathy to Colin Kaepernick’s Martin Luther King Jr. Sure, Jenkins didn’t help the FBI in its attempts to discredit King’s voice by confirming King had extramarital affairs, which is what Abernathy did to King. But Jenkins caught the coattails of a movement only to become the appeasing...

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