Colin Kaepernick

Hands that once picked cotton, just picked a President

Every election has its firsts.  The 2020 presidential election was no different.  In 2016, we saw the first election where social media was viewed by voters’ more than traditional media.  Trump was head and shoulders better than Hilary on social media.  He continued to be a master of the medium, until he got kicked off. 

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Speaks to the Black Press About Injustice

Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar held a discussion on Friday with members of the Black press about the social injustice in America in wake of George Floyd’s murder by the hands of former police officers. Abdul-Jabbar spoke with Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper managing editor Brandon Brooks and NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent Stacy M. Brown.

Dolphins’ Stills objects to comments by Jay-Z about NFL deal

Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills objected Monday to recent comments from rapper Jay-Z about social activism by current and former NFL players, including Colin Kaepernick. Jay-Z and the league last week announced a partnership he characterized as a progressive step to carry on the campaign that Kaepernick began by kneeling during the national anthem to bring attention to police brutality and racial division. Stills said he isn’t so sure the Jay-Z partnership represents progress. “I felt like he really discredited Colin and myself and the work that’s being done,” Stills said. “I’m going to try and give this man the

Nipsey Hussle: A Legacy That Transcends Rap 

The murder of Nipsey Hussle is personal. It is personal to me. It is personal to a generation in looking at social media and news interviews, there was a clear message that his death was felt deeply and hurt immensely, and particularly for anyone who came into contact with him, no matter how brief the interaction.   

Jemel Hill and LZ Granderson Speak at USC

The USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism hosted a conversation event called “Waking Up with Jemel Hill and LZ Granderson,” where the two notable sports journalists talked about their careers and current news topics. The conversation was moderated by USC professor Miki Turner, who asked their opinions on their recent work, their views on social media, and how they reinvent themselves as journalists. Hill recently wrote a story on how Colin Kaepernick settling out of court with the NFL on his grievance case is a win for the former quarterback. “This was an enormous victory not just for Colin

BREAKING NEWS: Kaepernick, Eric Reid Settle Collusion Grievances with NFL

NEW YORK (AP) — Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have settled collusion cases against the NFL. In a three-sentence statement released Friday, the NFL said: “For the past several months, counsel for Mr. Kaepernick and Mr. Reid have engaged in an ongoing dialogue with representatives of the NFL. As a result of those discussions, the parties have decided to resolve the pending grievances. The resolution of this matter is subject to a confidentiality agreement so there will be no further comment by any party.” Kaepernick’s lawyer tweeted an identical statement. No details were made available. Kaepernick and Reid filed collusion