Tag: Colin Kaepernick

Sports Column: Professional athletes make important statement

By Daniela Ramirez The Kansas City Chiefs’ big win against the Houston Texans was not only a win for the team, but a win for America before the ball was even kicked off.   Two of the best teams in the NFL took a leap of faith Sept. 10 and showed their support of the Black

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Opinion: Nike’s latest ad sponsorship potentially hypocritical

By Giselle Acevedo On Sept 3, Nike released its new ad campaign featuring former San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick who led the team to the Super Bowl during the 2012 season. Kaepernick is also known for controversially kneeling during the national anthem in protest of police brutality, the murder of Black males by police,

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Editorial: ‘Take a Knee’ for change

Before a National Football League game last year, then-49er’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick shook up the world when he kneeled during the national anthem. Kaepernick explained his position stating that he was not going to “show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” “To me, this is bigger

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