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Colin Kaepernick Responds to Not Voting Backlash

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Colin Kaepernick has been receiving tons of backlash for not voting this election season. Maybe even more because of the disappointing loss that Hillary Clinton received late Tuesday night. Colin Kaepernick said he will not be participating in this election cycle. That didn’t go over well with some. Especially Stephen A. Smith. You would’ve thought Kaepernick cashed one of Smith’s checks the way he fired off on this ESPN segment.

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Kaepernick responded to everyone with a clip from a Malcolm X interview about voting. He left no caption. Nothing. Just a clip. A powerful one in fact.

I can’t go in on Kaepernick too hard. He is doing some actually work behind the scenes. We may not agree with him on this voting thing but that may because we need someone to blame for this election cycle.

There is a lot of blame to go around on how Donald Trump became president. It’s not Kaepernick’s fault, though…

 

 

What do you think about Kaepernick, not voting?

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  1. Jennifer troupe

    November 11, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Thats his business. Just like im quite sure its alot of people who are protesting he who must not be named’s election who probably actually voted for him. *%$# a vote, is he for the cause? Its about to be alot of shit… Its already starting. People are being attacked verbally and people are being distracted by whether or not he voted. That @&%$ election was tuesday and they are alread mobilizing while we sitting up here tryna figure out what happened, we better be figuring out what we gonna do… And fast

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12 Year-Old Keedron Bryant Signed to Warner Records

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“OOHHH THANK YA” is all Keedron Bryant had to say on social media when news finally came out that he had signed a record deal with Warner Records.

Amidst all the difficult news we’ve been facing these past few weeks, we wanted to give you something to smile about. You might remember Keedron Bryant, the 12-year-old boy who went viral after posting a video of himself singing “I Just Wanna Live,” a song written by his mother that tells of being Black in America and just wanting to live.

Keedron’s performance was noticed by everyone from former president Barack Obama, who referred to him and posted the performance in a statement on the murder of George Floyd, to comedian Ellen Degeneres, who closed her show with his full video. 

Just when we thought this story couldn’t give us any more feels, it was announced that Keedron was officially signed to Warner Records and his viral hit would be released on all platforms Friday, June 19, otherwise known as Juneteenth, a day marking the end of slavery in America. 

Congratulations are definitely in order for Keedron Bryant.

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Netflix CEO Donates $120 Million to HBCU’s

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Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings, along with his wife, Patty Quillin, are donating $120 million dollars in total to Morehouse College, Spelman College, and the United Negro College Fund. The $120 million will go towards scholarships for the students. Each college will get $40 million.

According to the United Negro College Fund, this is the largest single donation by individuals.

In a statement Hastings and Quillin said, “We’ve supported these three extraordinary institutions for the last few years because we believe that investing in the education of black youth is one of the best ways to invest in America’s future.”

This isn’t Hastings’ and Quillin’s first time donating to HBCU’s and minority education. In 1997, the two began supporting the KIPP charter school network which helps black and latino students. In 2016, Hastings created a $100 million dollar education fund for black and latino scholarships.

“HBCUs have a tremendous record, yet are disadvantaged when it comes to giving. Generally, white capital flows to predominantly white institutions, perpetuating capital isolation. We hope this additional $120 million donation will help more black students follow their dreams and also encourage more people to support these institutions — helping to reverse generations of inequity in our country,” says Hastings and Quillin.

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