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Colin Kaepernick donates $50,000 to Meals on Wheels

  • Colin Kaepernick isn’t done taking a stand for what he believes is right. 
  • After the White House unveiled a budget proposal calling for funding cuts that could hurt Meals on Wheels, the free-agent quarterback donated $50,000 to the cause.
  • The gift to Meals on Wheels, a national organization dedicated to fighting hunger and feelings of isolation among seniors, is the latest in a series of socially conscious donations made by the star athlete. 
  • Following his promise to kneel during “The Star-Spangled Banner” to call out police brutality in communities of color, Kaepernick also pledged to donate $1 million of his annual salary to charity.
  • Meals on Wheels thanked Kaepernick via Twitter on Tuesday. Read more (3/22/17 12:14 PM)

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Celebrity campaign for Somalia has raised almost $2 million to relieve famine

  • A viral aid campaign led by actor Ben Stiller, Colin Kaepernick and others has raised nearly $2 million for famine-stricken Somalia in just five days.
  • The movement began after French social media celebrity Jérôme Jarre, concerned about a lack of media coverage surrounding the famine Somalia is currently experiencing, put out a call to action to his followers.
  • After figuring out that there is only one airline currently making commercial flights to Somalia — Turkish Airlines — Jarre set a seemingly impossible goal: What if, using the hashtag #TurkishAirlinesHelpSomalia, his fans could get the company to respond?
  • Soon Stiller and other social media influencers joined in, posting short videos on their respective platforms appealing to the airline to let the initiative use one of their cargo planes to deliver supplies.
  • To their surprise, the airline didn’t just accept — it offered to make multiple trips. Read more (3/21/17 11:40 AM)

Think about how much people hate Beyonce, Colin Kaepernick, or any other black celebrity who spoke out against racial injustice. They didn’t assault any police officers. They didn’t loot any businesses. They didn’t threaten to kill all white people. They didn’t do anything violent at all. They just did something that white people couldn’t ignore. And look at how much they’re hated, despite following racists’ demand to “protest peacefully”. They’ve even received death threats.

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Watch: Trevor Noah asked conservative host Tomi Lahren how Black people in the USA *should* air their grievances and she couldn’t come up with anything

Trevor Noah just conducted one of his most impressive interviews to date, with one of his most controversial guests. Tomi Lahren, a video host on Glenn Beck’s website The Blaze, stopped by the Daily Show for a conversation that spanned from the Black Lives Matter movement to illegal immigration, and the resulting interview is a must-watch for anyone seeking out reason. 

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Colin Kaepernick gives away his own suits outside of a New York City parole office

  • Colin Kaepernick donated some of his old custom-made suits this weekend to a New York City charity that helps formerly incarcerated individuals return to the workforce.
  • According to the the Instagram account for 100 Suits for 100 Men, Kaepernick dropped his donation off at the Queens borough parole office on Sunday. The organization has a boutique inside of the New York City Department of Corrections Community Supervision Unit.
  • “That’s love!!!!” 100 Suits CEO and president Kevin Livingston wrote on Instagram. “When you have Superbowl quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Hot 97 host Nessa personally drop off over two huge [U-Haul] boxes of custom made suits at our office.” Read more (5/2/17)

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Trump takes credit for Colin Kaepernick’s uncertain NFL future

  • At a campaign rally Monday in Louisville, Kentucky, Trump declined to comment on James Comey’s confirmation that his campaign is being investigate for ties to Russia.
  • But Trump did feel the public was insufficiently aware of his dislike for NFL free agent Colin Kaepernick.
  • Trump bragged that NFL owners have declined to pick up the frequent Trump critic so they don’t “get a nasty tweet from Donald Trump.” Read more (3/20/17 9:55 PM)

NFL players donate $20,000 to youth football team that was punished for national anthem protest

  • Several months after a youth football team in Texas faced death threats on social media and retaliation from its league for kneeling during the United States’ national anthem, a coalition of NFL players has stepped up to help the squad rebuild.
  • According to ESPN, Devin McCourty of the New England Patriots, Malcolm Jenkins and Torrey Smith of the Philadelphia Eagles and free agent wide receiver Anquan Boldin have donated a combined $20,000 to fund the inaugural season of the Southeast Texas Oilers, a team made up of former members of the Beaumont Bulls who left the organization after their 2016 protest. Read more. (6/23/17, 7:51 PM)