Did You Miss It? Colin Kaepernick Covers TIME


TIME magazine honours Colin Kaepernick‘s peaceful protest against institutionalised racism in its October 2016 edition.


By placing he and how his now iconic kneel on its cover, and presenting its readers with a thought-provoking piece penned by Sean Gregory.

More below…

I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.

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  1. Stephy September 23, 2016

    Beautiful. IF only more black entertainers would join him. As far as I’m concerned, every damn black person in this country should NEVER pledge of allegiance to a flag that was created (the anthem) by a damn s**** owner who HATED blacks with a passion. You must be out your damn mind. Good for Colin!

    • Fancy BISH September 23, 2016

      Francis Scott Key, the writer of The Star Spangled Banner, believed blacks to be, and I quote, “a distinct and inferior race of people, which all experience proves to be the greatest evil that afflicts a community.”
      Not only that…let’s talk about the writer of The Pledge Of Allegiance, Francis Bellamy…he believed that blacks weren’t equal, immigrants were not equal, and women weren’t equal…he wanted to include the word “equality” in the Pledge Of Allegiance, but not because he BELIEVED in equality…he was a socialist, and when he says equality, he’s saying that he doesn’t like you and wants to change you…and he wants to use government force to do it. But guess what? Bellamy KNEW that state superintendents of education on his committee were against equality for women and African Americans anyway, so he left the word out…ALSO, he wanted kids to stretch their right arm out, palms facing down, as they recited it…like Hitler…this was changed in 1942…

  2. Usual Observer September 23, 2016

    F*cking iconic! “All lives” won’t matter until BLACK LIVES MATTER!

  3. FC/JC September 23, 2016


  4. Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler September 23, 2016

    No matter how hard they try, they can’t stop us now ✊✊✊

  5. Paulo September 23, 2016

    being overseas I’m still a bit out of the loop on this but from what I’ve gathered so far, props to him for being brave and leading the way and let’s hope more people follow suit! I keep reading crazy stories about US police violence on Twitter and social media and while it is heartbreaking it is also uplifting the way the African American community is standing up to this. I wish there would be a more organized movement against police oppresion here in my country cause it happens all the time yet there’s hardly any media coverage.

  6. Kels September 23, 2016

    He makes it cool to wear cornrows again lol

    • XoMoDe September 23, 2016

      Um. It was never “uncool” to wear cornrows…

      • 2bad2bme September 23, 2016

        No it was for a good while. What have you been wearing?

  7. Biting Truth September 23, 2016

    Kaepernick is an opportunistic attention-seeker and was recently voted “Most Hated” player in the NFL. Sales of his jerseys are spiking because people are buying them to burn them. He only did this because there was talk of trading/cutting him, so to protect his own ass he phonied up this self-righteous “cause,” to undercut the situation and make it look like a PR nightmare for the team if they did cut him.

    • Alex September 23, 2016

      That would be some top tier Olivia Pope moves if true. Whether it is or not, I’m glad that people with major platforms are using it. Yesterday, the officer that killed Terence, was charged with 1st degree manslaughter. People are listening.

      • Paulo September 23, 2016

        that’s an improvement but ‘manslaughter’ MY ASS. if you shoot an unarmed person with their f****** hands up then there’s definitely WILL involved. b**** should be charged with murder

  8. Orangeyougladididntsaybanana September 23, 2016

    Shout out to America for oppressing black people and having them make up the bulk of the NFL, NBA, and music industry

    Talk about failing miserably at oppression

    Side note: Can Colin speak out against the violence in Chicago or is that not trendy?

  9. Nowqd Reddibut it ash trjoan ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremixi September 25, 2016

    Nice speaking of him

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