Kaepernick’s Been Unstoppable Since NFL’s Cancelation
Colin Kaepernick got heavy into activism on December 2, 2015, after the execution of Mario Woods who was shot and killed by San Francisco police officers. Shortly after that Kaep started his non-profit Know Your Rights Camp (KYRC), the program is dedicated to uplifting Black and Brown communities with traveling daylong youth-empowerment camps. Some of the skills and knowledge attendees will walk away with are how to legally handle yourself during a police encounter, while also providing guidance on how to thrive in areas like health and education. It really is a wonderful thing to see that the NFL couldn’t hold down a man who’s been able to help so many since that fateful game on September 1, 2016, when he took a knee and a stand.
The NFL thought they had crushed a man but they created an activist angel who I would like to see wearing a Philadelphia Eagles jersey in the near future, we need help.
So you see Colin was all in. When it came for Kaepernick to use his platform for something bigger than himself he did. What the Super Bowl QB did kneeling was open up the eyes of thousands across the globe letting them know ‘times they need a changing.’ Shortly after that day his NFL career was over the sport he loved was taken away so swiftly it must have thrown him for a loop.
Perseverance, the word is defined loosely as “steady persistence in a course of action, of purpose, especially inspire of difficulties.” That is exactly what the former NFL star has been able to do. Colin has also started a publishing and production company. Ra Vision Media is the name of the company he’s building and in 2019 he established Kaepernick Publishing. “Which strives to elevate a new generation of writers with diverse views and voices through the creation of powerful works of all genres that can build a better and more just world.” A book is also in the works “Abolition for the People: The Movement for a Future Without Policing & Prisons.”
Netflix is also in the mix they have linked with Kaep to bring us a biopic series circulating around his youth and upbringing as a mixed adopted child. The series is titled: ‘Colin in Black & White’ and will begin streaming on October 29.
The most vital thing Kaepernick still does is wake up at 5 am and train like he’s going to be called back to the NFL and have a chance to take a team to the Championship game at least one more time. If anything Colin’s time away from the game has allowed him to focus on making this world we live in a better place and he’s doing just that.
To get the full aspect of what Colin is doing please go read his article in Ebony where he’s gracing the cover of the newest edition. He’s helping the youth in so many ways and empowering them to become the best version of themselves. It truly is a beautiful thing to see. IMUer’s watch the videos below and see what Colin Kaepernick has been up to the last few years.
“You have the Power and ability to have an impact and create the change and bring about the future that you want”
Kaepernick’s Future Looks Bright
Kaepernick The Activist
Videos: The BL & Netflix
Cover Photo: Essence
Photo 2: NBC News