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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Wearing the Wrong Kicks in Central America can cost you your life

This was a very insightful and powerful article from ndtv.com. It’s perhaps myopically thought that getting jacked and killed for sneakers only happens in parts of the U.S. , but this piece sheds light on the pernicious problem outside of our borders. The sobering part is that it’s ancillary to an even bigger issues in the nations discussed. Be be especially mindful of the words in this article if you travel. Central America: Where Wearing the Wrong Sneakers Can be Fatal

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E:60 Never Walk Alone

Though some people see shoes as merely a disposable item to be purchased, beat up and purchased again( and in most ways that is an accurate description of them). However, there are many instances where shoes transcend their original purpose and exact a real and lasting impact on people.  For Jack, the CP3 VII AE will a special place in his life and illustrates how at times sneakers are so much more than leather and rubber.  

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