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Colin Kaepernick, National Anthem, NFL, San Francisco 49ers -

A cheerleader for the San Francisco 49ers appeared to kneel during the playing of the national anthem ahead of the team’s home game against the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night. Minutes before the 8:20 p.m. Eastern time kickoff, pictures began to surface online of the woman, who has yet to be identified, kneeling in the […]

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Commentary, Criminal justice, National Anthem, Social Activism, Social Justice -

Anderson Curtis has nothing but love for Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid and the other NFL players who risk their good fortune to push for social change. “I applaud them for their courage to take a stand,” said Curtis, a former high school linebacker and running back who is now a field organizer for the American […]

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#IMWITHKAP, Brett Kavanaugh, Eric Reid, Impeachment, Melania Trump, National Anthem, News, NFL, Politics, Senate Vote, Supreme Court, thedownload, Video -

This Weekend Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court, but could he still be impeached by Democrats? In a new interview, Senator Cory Booker was asked about whether Democrats would try to impeach Kavanaugh if they win back the House majority. “The reality is, right now, Republicans control the House and the Senate, […]

The post The Download | NFL player Eric Reid won’t back down + Senator Cory Booker has a message for Dems appeared first on theGrio.

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Carolina Panthers, Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid, National Anthem, NFL, Protest -

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Standing both on principle and alone, Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid took a knee again. In his debut with his new team, Reid, the first player to kneel alongside Colin Kaepernick in order to shine a light on racial injustice and police brutality when they were San Francisco 49ers teammates, reaffirmed […]

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Carolina Panthers, Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid, National Anthem, NFL -

Eric Reid is back in the game, but he’s not backing down. His commitment to “speaking for my people” has not changed since signing with the Carolina Panthers last week. Reid is still all in. “I’ll put it this way: Next year will be 2019,” said Reid, speaking with reporters Monday in Charlotte, North Carolina, […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid, National Anthem, NFL, Protest -

What about Colin Kaepernick? The question immediately comes to mind now that safety Eric Reid, aligned with Kaepernick in a legal battle against the NFL, has signed a one-year contract to join the Carolina Panthers. In collusion grievances, the friends and former San Francisco 49ers teammates allege owners conspired to keep them unemployed because of […]

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Colin Kaepernick, National Anthem, NFL, Nike -

A negative backlash roared through social media when Nike debuted its ad featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick as part of the 30th anniversary of its “Just Do It” ad campaign. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram were peppered with tweets and photos of Nike customers destroying their gear. President Donald Trump weighed in too. But many […]

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colin kaepernick, football, national anthem, national anthem protests, nfl, nflpa, roger goodell -

Back in May, NFL owners terrified of Donald Trump approved a new jingoistic national anthem policy decreeing that “all league and team personnel shall stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem,” before games. The new rule essentially banned any kind of visible protest—such as Colin Kaepernick and many other…

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National Anthem, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles -

PHILADELPHIA — On the opening night of a new season, the NFL still couldn’t shake Colin Kaepernick. The Philadelphia Eagles unveiled their Super Bowl championship banner and defeated the visiting Atlanta Falcons, 18-12. But the game merely provided the backdrop for an early snapshot of a league in which Kaepernick no longer works. The new […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Jerry Jones, National Anthem, NFL, NFLPA -

PHILADELPHIA — With a new NFL season kicking off, it appears the standstill on the league’s national anthem policy will remain in effect for Week 1 if not the entire season. Implementation of the new policy, approved by owners during a league meeting in May, has been on hold since word emerged in July that […]

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Commentary, Dear Fellow White People, National Anthem, NFL -

Dear Fellow White People: This is not to say all black people are one voice regarding the NFL anthem issue. Stop. I know. But I write to you, Caucasian people in particular, because probably none of us will ever have the police showing up because we’re walking down the street. Or grilling. Or struggling to […]

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Athlete Activism, DeMaurice Smith, National Anthem, NFL, NFLPA -

Despite the NFL’s push to reach a resolution on its national anthem policy before the regular season kicks off, the NFL Players Association would support maintaining the current standstill throughout the season, the union’s leader told The Undefeated on Monday. Optimistic about the union’s ongoing dialogue with the commissioner’s office, DeMaurice Smith, the NFLPA’s executive […]

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donald trump, Miami Dolphins, National, national anthem, News, Race, Robert Quinn, Sports -

NFL players demonstrated during the national anthem at several preseason games Thursday night, protests that […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Commentary, Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys, National Anthem -

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott told reporters during a July 27 training camp news conference that he opposed protesting racial injustice during the national anthem. He staked out this territory after Stephen Jones, the team’s executive vice president and the son of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, said players must stand “if they want to be […]

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Commentary, National Anthem, NFL, NFLPA -

Battered again over its nonsensical national anthem policy, the NFL has wisely put its new plan on hold and finally engaged with the NFL Players Association. After initially denying the union a seat at the table as it sought to collectively address the most divisive issue facing the league, owners now need the NFLPA’s help […]

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Commentary, National Anthem, NFL, NFL moms -

ATLANTA — Just when you thought the NFL’s new national anthem policy couldn’t get more mind-boggling, the league and the NFL Players Association announced that the policy will not be enforced while the sides attempt to resolve the issue. This came hours after a report that the Miami Dolphins could discipline players who protest during […]

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Commentary, Duke Ellington, Jimi Hendrix, Marvin Gaye, Music, National Anthem, Pots And Pans, Star Spangled Banner -

I Hear America Singing by WALT WHITMAN: “I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear …” I, Too, by LANGSTON HUGHES: “I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother …” America, from sea to shining sea, knows how to throw a great birthday party: parades and cookouts, sweet tea and chilly brews, fireworks […]

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Donald Trump, Malcolm Jenkins, National Anthem, News, Philadelphia Eagles, Politics -

Malcolm Jenkins had a point to make this week, and did it without having to utter a word. Staging a silent protest, the Philadelphia Eagles cornerback refused to speak during his entire interview with the press. Choosing to instead answer questions by holding up signs that explained how NFL players are protesting police brutality and […]

The post Silent Protest: Philadelphia Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins answered press questions with ‘woke’ signs about racial injustice appeared first on theGrio.

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Colin Kaepernick, Commentary, National Anthem, NFL -

So now we know for certain, the NFL really is full of it. There is no other way to say it: The NFL sold out its players with this new, thoughtless national anthem policy — which it arrogantly believed would not just end the player protests during the national anthem but also finally move the […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Commentary, Eric Reid, National Anthem, NFL, Protest -

ATLANTA — The NFL’s new anthem policy could bolster the cases of Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid, who have filed collusion grievances against the league. The friends and unemployed former teammates on the San Francisco 49ers allege that team owners conspired to keep them out of the NFL because of their political activism. Back in […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Commentary, National Anthem, NFL -

ATLANTA – From the moment Colin Kaepernick demonstrated to shine a light on racial injustice, NFL owners faced a dilemma unlike any they had encountered in the game’s history. And almost two years later, they’re still clearly searching for answers after approving an utterly incoherent new national anthem policy. Following months of discussions about the […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Jerry Jones, National Anthem, NFL -

UPDATE: NFL owners have unanimously approved a new national anthem policy that requires players to stand if they are on the field during the performance but gives them the option to remain in the locker room if they prefer, it was announced Wednesday. Earlier story below: ATLANTA — Determined to put the focus back on […]

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acceptance speech, Amnesty International, Colin Kaepernick, Love, National Anthem, News, Politics, Resistance, Sports, Video -

Colin Kaepernick shared his personal struggles with standing up for social injustice while kneeling during the national anthem and reveals how love has been at the root of his resistance.

The post WATCH: Colin Kaepernick Amnesty International Awards speech reflects on what’s at the root of resistance appeared first on theGrio.

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Anthony Lynn, Bob McNair, Christopher Johnson, Doug Pederson, Jon Gruden, Marvin Lewis, National Anthem, NFL, Protest -

ORLANDO, Florida – A major change in the NFL’s anthem policy is likely coming soon. Alarmed about fan backlash after players protested against racial injustice during The Star-Spangled Banner the past two seasons, owners have discussed the anthem policy during league meetings here. At the May meeting in Atlanta, they’re expected to vote on proposals […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Donald Trump, National Anthem, News, Politics, SOTU, State of the Union, Unemployment -

What did Trump get right and wrong in his first State of the Union address when it comes to African Americans? Here are the facts

The post Black-checking Trump’s African American mentions appeared first on theGrio.

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Carson Wentz, Colin Kaepernick, National Anthem, News, Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles, Police Brutality, Quarterback, Roger Goodell, Sports -

The Philadelphia Eagles are still agonizing over the recent loss of their star quarterback Carson Wentz due to a torn ACL...

The post The Eagles ain’t signing Colin Kaepernick and that’s a damn shame appeared first on theGrio.

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Colin Kaepernick, Entertainment, Justine Skye, national anthem, News, Singer Kneels to Finish Performance, Sports -

NEW YORK (AP) — The national anthem singer at the Brooklyn Nets’ home opener took […]

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