Tag Archives: Colin Kaepernick

Friday Open Thread | NFL player Olivier Vernon takes a knee during anthem

At the start of the Cowboys game daughter and I were setting the table, my boys were in the living room and as the national anthem was being played, my youngest son yelled out to me, “Mom, come here, lets … Continue reading

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Houston Texans NFL owner on players kneeling: ‘we can’t have the inmates running the prison’

During a closed-door meeting among NFL team owners and executives, Houston Texans owner Bob McNair made a stunningly inappropriate analogy about allowing players to kneel during the national anthem. “We can’t have the inmates running the prison,” said McNair, a … Continue reading

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Eminem bodied Trump during his #HipHopAwards cypher

(CNN) In what is perhaps the fiercest and the most exhaustive attack against Donald Trump in hip-hop, Eminem “came to stomp,” unleashing on the President in an explosive 4.5 minute freestyle — which aired during Tuesday night’s BET Hip Hop … Continue reading

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Dallas sportscaster on NFL players taking a knee: “All of us should protest how black Americans are treated”

Sportscaster Dale Hansen of Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA—whose excellent work we have shouted out before—offered a beautifully strong and clear defense of the national anthem protests on his segment tonight. Hansen, a Vietnam veteran, takes down the idea that the … Continue reading

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Dolphins safety Michael Thomas get emotional when talking about Trump calling him “a son of a bitch”

Miami Dolphins safety Michael Thomas said he had to take action to make the world a better place for his daughter after President Trump attacked NFL players like him who kneel during the national anthem. Thomas became emotional while talking … Continue reading

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Sunday Open Thread | #TakeAKnee ‘til change comes…..

1. #TakeAKnee is a movement started last year by NFL player Colin Kaepernick. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, 29, began kneeling during the national anthem last NFL season as a demonstration to protest (police brutally killing unarmed black men) the current treatment … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread | Trump calls NFL Players Who Kneel a “Son of a Bitch”

President Trump told a crowd at a rally for Alabama Senate candidate Luther Strange (R) on Friday night that they should “pick up and leave” NFL games if they see players kneeling during the national anthem. “When people like yourselves … Continue reading

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