Colin Kaepernick’s company filed trademark for image of his face and hair

According to Darren Rovell of espn.com, last Friday Colin Kaepernick’s company,Inked Flash, filed a trademark. Apparently the trademark was for a black and white image of the former 49ers quarterback’s face and hair. Rovell further indicates the company plans on using the image on such products as jewelry and shampoo.                          The filing also stated it could be used in association with “production of television shows and films. As Kaepernick made plenty of news when he sat and then…

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Conflicting reports around Colin Kaepernick Nike Signature shoe and apparel line

Following the initial emerging of word of Colin Kaepernick’s deal with Nike, Darren Rovell of ESPN reported there were no plans to produce a signature for him nor an apparel line. Not so fast, according to Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports. He refutes the earlier Rovell tweet saying a sneaker and apparel line is coming. I have tremendous professional respect for Darren but we’re going to step on each other here. I’ve been told by multiple sources there is absolutely a contract commitment by @nike for a signature shoe and…

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The NFL showing what they are really about with anthem rule

Since Colin Kaepernick began sitting, and then kneeling, during the national anthem in 2016, to protest police brutality against black people, other players across the league joined in there was kneeling at nearly every game. The growing protest and the conversation ( that was later hijacked) that it sparked was going to force America to look in the mirror and really examine the systematic terrorizing of black people by certain segments of law enforcement. However , a concerted effort was launched by the media and their talking heads to divert…

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Adidas is full of S—t

Last month we reported on Mark King, the president of Adidas’ North American operations saying that should Colin Kaepernick get signed by an NFL team, the brand would want to sign him. King said of Adidas: We’re not in the business of activism, we’re in the business of sport. But allowing our athletes to tell their story, it’s really important to us.” “We love athletes that have a platform to make the world a better place. If they’re an activist in a way that brings attention to something that moves…

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Adidas North America President: If a team signs Colin Kaepernick, we want him

During question-and answer session Adidas’ North American President said the athletic company is interested in signing former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick–as soon as he signs with an NFL team. Mark King, President of Adidas’ North American operations said Friday in a Q&A at Arizona State University’s Global Sport Summit that Adidas doesn’t want to appear that it is “taking advantage of this noise or interest that he had generated. If he signs on a team, we would definitely want to sign him.” King also had this to say:…

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Colin Kaepernick donated sneaker collection to Bay Area homeless shelters

Say what you will about San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick, one thing you cannot say is that he does not put his money where his mouth is. In his latest charitable act, Kaepernick donated his sizable sneaker collection, along with clothes, hats and other athletic gear, hats, to homeless shelters and homes for orphaned children.  View this post on Instagram LOVE ❤️❤️❤️ #THEPEOPLE 🙏🏽 #HEART #SOUL RP @yourrightscamp No better way to start off the New Year than by giving back! Huge shout out to Colin Kaepernick @kaepernick7 for…

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Reactions to Kaepernick’s Protest Confirms why he is right

Ever since Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for national anthem, it has somewhat kicked off a national discussion. I say somewhat because the detractors of Kaepernick’s stance, rather than engage in an intellectual dialogue on the issues he is raising, deflects into merely expressing their distaste for his method of protest or would use contrived “disrespect” of the troops as a shield as a tactic to attempt to silence and contaminate the protest.  Almost universally, those who choose to speak out against the action,from the man on the street to…

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Could we be in the Genesis of renewed sports activism?

The 1960’s were a golden age for athlete activism. Bill Russell, Jim Brown, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Muhammad Ali and many others used their platforms to speak out against injustices that affected the black community. Tommie Smith and John Carlos used the worldwide stage of the 1968 Olympic Games as a platform to make a statement of pride and power of their people ( much to the chagrin and drawing the ire of then IOC president Avery Brundage). They all did this at major risk of their careers and even their…

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Detractors willing to attack Kaepernick to avoid having real discussion on race

It is well-known that during the San Francisco 49ers’ preseason game against the Green Bay Packers, that 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick did not stand up during the playing of the national anthem. By taking a stand by sitting down, Kaepernick has become a lightning rod, drawing support from those who agree with his stance and the ire of those who do not. I have found the vitriol that has come Kaepernick’s unsurprising , yet saddening and enlightening. It seems that some in the public and media only get angry when…

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