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Американский игрок в американский футбол, выступающий на позиции квотербека клуба Национальной футбольной лиги «Сан-Франциско Форти Найнерс».
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l recently had the honor of sitting down and sharing time with John Carlos and Tommie Smith. l have read about them, studied their public protest, admired their courage, and like many others, l have emulated them, raising my fist as both a symbol of celebrating my Blackness, and acknowledging our connected struggles. But this was different. Hearing them tell their stories, sharing behind the scenes insights into the sacrifices that they willingly made, and the ostracization that was forced upon them...all that I️ could do was listen, take notes, and soak in the elders wisdom.

l recently had the honor of sitting down and sharing time with Tommie Smith and John Carlos. l have read about them, studied their public protest, admired their courage, and like many others, l have emulated them, raising my fist as both a symbol of celebrating my Blackness, and acknowledging our connected struggles. But this was different. Hearing them tell their stories, sharing behind the scenes insights into the sacrifices that they willingly made, and the ostracization that was forced upon them...all that I️ could do was listen, take notes, and soak in the elders wisdom.

@gq #citizenoftheyear #manoftheyear physical copies out tomorrow

@gq #citizenoftheyear #manoftheyear physical copies out tomorrow

@gq #citizenoftheyear #manoftheyear physical copies out tomorrow

@gq #citizenoftheyear #manoftheyear physical copies out tomorrow

@gq #citizenoftheyear #manoftheyear physical copies out tomorrow

@gq #citizenoftheyear #manoftheyear physical copies out tomorrow

@gq #citizenoftheyear #manoftheyear physical copies out tomorrow

@gq #citizenoftheyear #manoftheyear physical copies out tomorrow

Roughly 2.2 million people are incarcerated in the United States, an increase of 1.9 million since 1972. America professes to be the land of the free, yet it has the world’s largest prison population – with one-quarter of the globes prisoners, and just 5% of the total population. Disproportionately America’s prisons are filled with Black bodies. This criminal (in)justice system, ripe with racial discrimination, stigmatizes, profiles, and targets young Black men for arrest at a young age, having its roots in their hyper-policed neighborhoods that they are raised in, and sadly extending into what should be a safe space—the classroom, via the school to prison pipeline. Meek Mill is a victim of this systemic oppression. Yes, there needs to be action surrounding sentencing reform, but there needs to also be action taken around abolishing the racialized norms of injustice that can lead to Meek Mill serving 2-4 years in prison for non-violent parole violations, and Brock Turner only serving 3 months in prison for three felony counts of sexual assault. 📸: @karlfergusonjr

I'm honored to be @gq Man of the Year! Thank you to @e_reid35 @nessnitty @ava @realcoleworld @msladyjustice1 @lsarsour @tamikadmallory @cfpetrella Ameer Loggins, and Mr. Harry Belafonte for being a part of this moment!

Today, Veteran’s Day, I wanted to pay homage and acknowledge our forgotten heroes. Earlier this year as part of my Million Dollar Pledge, I donated to the organization Black Veterans for Social Justice. The donation was used to assist veterans with job placement and housing. It’s amazing to see the courage and dedication of the veterans that fought for this country, only to come home to continue fighting for their rights. In 1770, Crispus Attucks, a Black man, became the first casualty of the American Revolution. He died for a country that would later legally enslave, torture, and kill millions of Black children, women, and men. While the South was fighting to persevere the perverse institution of Slavery, and Lincoln was fighting to save the Union during the Civil War, Black people were fighting for their human right to be free. By the end of the Civil War, roughly 179,000 black men (10% of the Union Army) served as soldiers in the U.S. Army and another 19,000 served in the Navy. Nearly 40,000 black soldiers died over the course of the war. These soldiers need to be honored and never forgotten.

It’s hard to believe that’s it’s been a year since the first Know Your Rights Camp. Our hope was simple, we wanted to help the people. We wanted to provide the young folks with resources to help them navigate their daily experiences as Black and Brown people in America. We also wanted to help local organizations and community leaders amplify their messages. We wanted the focus of the camp to be on human rights, because often times it is our rights as human beings are what’s being violated on a daily basis. We wanted the youth to know: 1. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE FREE. 2. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE HEALTHY. 3. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE BRILLIANT. 4. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE SAFE. 5. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE LOVED. 6. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE COURAGEOUS. 7. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE ALIVE. 8. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE TRUSTED. 9. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE EDUCATED. 10. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW YOUR RIGHTS. We all know that the work is not done and that the struggle continues. This day will always be special to me and I want to thank everyone that helped make it possible. @yourrightscamp @ravisionmedia

Great to build with @steveaoki and talk about Malcolm X and Yuri Kochiyama's great friendship! ✊🏾 "The movement is contagious, and the people in it are the ones who pass on the spirit." - Yuri Kochiyama

I appreciate you @eminem ✊🏾

I was in Harlem w @nessnitty having an amazing conversation w/ the freshmen class of Dream. Seeing all of your faces gave me hope and motivation we can make this world a better place. We hope you enjoy your brand new backpacks and are ready for the school year ✊🏾RP @wearedream - A few weeks ago, @kaepernick7 donated 25,000 to DREAM as part of his million dollar pledge. Today, he and @nessnitty stopped by to talk to our founding 9th graders about activism, taking risks, and starting difficult conversations. We're so grateful to have friends who believe in our youth and their future. #WeAreDREAM

To the young ladies of @GirlsClubNy who always inspire me, I know you will do great this school year and I hope you enjoy your new @nike backpacks. Back to School Backpack Giveaway @nessnitty and I had for the @girlsclubny . 🎥 @relrelrelrel @yourrightscamp @ravisionmedia Thx you all for helping @hidalgoj8 @carbigs @jmallit @queenkongie

$100k to go until I fulfill my Million Dollar Pledge! I’ve donated $900k so far, and have one more month to go until my donations are at the one million I promised! This month you voted for which areas of social justice I should donate to and here are where the donations went: Dream, War On Children, Coalition for the Homeless and United We Dream. Each of those organizations are getting $25k each. Since October 2016, I’ve donated to 31 organizations so far that are working in the communities to fight oppression. One more month to go til I complete my Million Dollar Pledge! See where all the donations have gone on www.kaepernick7.com.

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