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Thank you to our bro #leftsentthis for penning this incredible article about @kaepernick7 and @e_reid35’s brotherhood!
Via theathletic.com:
Understandably, when we talk about Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid, whether we are in support of their protest against various forms of police violence, or against it, we tend to speak of them as being polestars of political polarity — not as everyday people. Kaepernick and Reid are framed in a way that oftentimes denies them the ability to be viewed outside of the scope of their physical act of taking a knee.
This focus blots out one of the most beautiful elements of their kneeling in the first place, and that is their brassbound brotherhood. We are suppressing their genuine love for each other, and what can be learned from it.
I had the honor of traveling with Kaepernick and Reid to Amsterdam, where the global human rights organization, Amnesty International, presented Kaepernick with its highest honor — the 2018 Ambassador of Conscience Award that “celebrates individuals and groups who speak out for justice.”
I watched as a theatre packed with over 1,000 people rose to their feet to honor Kaepernick for his protest against various forms of police violence inflicted upon Black and Brown individuals and communities. I also witnessed the crowd acknowledge, appreciate, and give a standing ovation to Reid for his genuine camaraderie with Kaepernick, and how he unflinchingly kept the protest alive in the NFL by continuing to take a knee.
While much of the attention rightfully fell on Kaepernick and Reid’s protest, I was drawn to their brotherhood, and the love for each other.
Reid opened his speech with a powerful pause; gathering himself, he said to the crowd, “You have to forgive me, as I often get super emotional when speaking about this brother.”
Reid went on to deliver a beautiful speech outlining the essence of what led to him and Kaepernick taking a knee, concluding by saying, “It’s my honor to present the Ambassador of Conscience Award to my brother, Colin Kaepernick.”
This theme of brotherhood and love was on full display as Kaepernick approached the stage, and he and Reid hugged each other, like companions of...

@Regranned from @yourrightscamp - Our lead speaker Ameer educating the youth! #KnowYourHistory #knowyourrightscamp #leftsentthis

Our lead speaker Ameer educating the youth! #KnowYourHistory #knowyourrightscamp #leftsentthis

@Regranned from @yourrightscamp - The Colin Kaepernick Reading List
Via GQ.com:
Activism is about education as much as it is about action. So we had two of Kaepernick’s closest friends, @cfpetrella and #leftsentthis, supply the resources—books, essays, movies, and music.
At a time in our nation’s history when inflammatory debates over the purpose, scope, and legacy of black protest and white backlash have taken a front-row seat in our collective consciousness, we argue that the need for elevated public discourse supported by accurate depictions of history could not be greater. In service of this goal, we have compiled a list of “Freedom Dream” resources spanning close to two centuries—including books, essays, films, documentaries, songs, and museums—that can help readers, viewers, and listeners to understand race as the central political, cultural, economic, social, and geographic organizing principle of our nation, past and present. For it is only when we acknowledge the centrality of race in dictating the outcomes of life and death in the United States can we begin to work toward meaningful forms of racial justice.
Not only do the following resources reflect the ideas, feelings, histories, and theories to which Colin Kaepernick has drawn attention through his activism and philanthropy, but they also represent the thematic basis of many of our personal conversations with him over the past few years.
* “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro”
Frederick Douglass (1852)
* Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Harriet Jacobs (1861)
* Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases
Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1892)
* The Mis-Education of the Negro
Carter G. Woodson (1933)
* The Wretched of the Earth
Frantz Fanon (1961)
* The Fire Next Time
James Baldwin (1963)
Check out the full list on GQ.com - #regrann

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The Colin Kaepernick Reading List
Via GQ.com:
Activism is about education as much as it is about action. So we had two of Kaepernick’s closest friends, @cfpetrella and #leftsentthis, supply the resources—books, essays, movies, and music.
At a time in our nation’s history when inflammatory debates over the purpose, scope, and legacy of black protest and white backlash have taken a front-row seat in our collective consciousness, we argue that the need for elevated public discourse supported by accurate depictions of history could not be greater. In service of this goal, we have compiled a list of “Freedom Dream” resources spanning close to two centuries—including books, essays, films, documentaries, songs, and museums—that can help readers, viewers, and listeners to understand race as the central political, cultural, economic, social, and geographic organizing principle of our nation, past and present. For it is only when we acknowledge the centrality of race in dictating the outcomes of life and death in the United States can we begin to work toward meaningful forms of racial justice.
Not only do the following resources reflect the ideas, feelings, histories, and theories to which Colin Kaepernick has drawn attention through his activism and philanthropy, but they also represent the thematic basis of many of our personal conversations with him over the past few years.
* “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro”
Frederick Douglass (1852)
* Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Harriet Jacobs (1861)
* Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases
Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1892)
* The Mis-Education of the Negro
Carter G. Woodson (1933)
* The Wretched of the Earth
Frantz Fanon (1961)
* The Fire Next Time
James Baldwin (1963)
Check out the full list on GQ.com



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The Colin Kaepernick Reading List
Via GQ.com:
Activism is about education as much as it is about action. So we had two of Kaepernick’s closest friends, @cfpetrella and #leftsentthis, supply the resources—books, essays, movies, and music.
At a time in our nation’s history when inflammatory debates over the purpose, scope, and legacy of black protest and white backlash have taken a front-row seat in our collective consciousness, we argue that the need for elevated public discourse supported by accurate depictions of history could not be greater. In service of this goal, we have compiled a list of “Freedom Dream” resources spanning close to two centuries—including books, essays, films, documentaries, songs, and museums—that can help readers, viewers, and listeners to understand race as the central political, cultural, economic, social, and geographic organizing principle of our nation, past and present. For it is only when we acknowledge the centrality of race in dictating the outcomes of life and death in the United States can we begin to work toward meaningful forms of racial justice.
Not only do the following resources reflect the ideas, feelings, histories, and theories to which Colin Kaepernick has drawn attention through his activism and philanthropy, but they also represent the thematic basis of many of our personal conversations with him over the past few years.
* “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro”
Frederick Douglass (1852)
* Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Harriet Jacobs (1861)
* Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases
Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1892)
* The Mis-Education of the Negro
Carter G. Woodson (1933)
* The Wretched of the Earth
Frantz Fanon (1961)
* The Fire Next Time
James Baldwin (1963)
Check out the full list on GQ.com

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RP @yourrightscamp - So many memories from Saturday! Quick recap just before the start of #knowyourrightschicago ❤ From the set up and registration, to our AMAZING speakers&supporters showing up to encourage our youth! Thank you @e_reid35 @ricardolockette @kerihilson @ernestine.johnson @common @oldmanebro for coming out to support The mission to uplift communities! And to #leftsentthis, @yareli and @mrjaymorrison - Thank you for giving the youth endless access to resources and knowledge ✊🏾 #ItTakesAVillage @nessnitty
Edited by: @nespinole @jon_espi @mightykatrinab

#Repost @kaepernick7
Another amazing Youth Camp to empower our communities with knowledge. Thank you to all our speakers and guests who supported the youth @yourrightscamp @common #leftsentthis @yareli @mrjaymorrison #FirstDefenseLegalAid @e_reid35 @ricardolockette @kerihilson @nessnitty @oldmanebro + Monica Shirley of Education in the Englewood Community #KnowYourRightsChicago #Ballin4Peace

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@Regrann from @kaepernick7 - Another amazing Youth Camp to empower our communities with knowledge. Thank you to all our speakers and guests who supported the youth @yourrightscamp @common #leftsentthis @yareli @mrjaymorrison #FirstDefenseLegalAid @e_reid35 @ricardolockette @kerihilson @nessnitty @oldmanebro + Monica Shirley of Education in the Englewood Community #KnowYourRightsChicago

#Repost @kaepernick7 (@get_repost)
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RP @yourrightscamp - So many memories from Saturday! Quick recap just before the start of #knowyourrightschicago ❤ From the set up and registration, to our AMAZING speakers&supporters showing up to encourage our youth! Thank you @e_reid35 @ricardolockette @kerihilson @ernestine.johnson @common @oldmanebro for coming out to support The mission to uplift communities! And to #leftsentthis, @yareli and @mrjaymorrison - Thank you for giving the youth endless access to resources and knowledge ✊🏾 #ItTakesAVillage @nessnitty
Edited by: @nespinole @jon_espi @mightykatrinab

@Regrann from @nessnitty - ❤️❤️❤️ forever!!! Let's go!!! RP @kaepernick7 Another amazing Youth Camp to empower our communities with knowledge. Thank you to all our speakers and guests who supported the youth @yourrightscamp @common #leftsentthis @yareli @mrjaymorrison #FirstDefenseLegalAid @e_reid35 @ricardolockette @kerihilson @nessnitty @oldmanebro + Monica Shirley of Education in the Englewood Community #KnowYourRightsChicago#tech #tuesday
#branding #opportunity #mobileofficemedia - #regrann

#Repost @kaepernick7
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Another amazing Youth Camp to empower our communities with knowledge. Thank you to all our speakers and guests who supported the youth @yourrightscamp @common #leftsentthis @yareli @mrjaymorrison #FirstDefenseLegalAid @e_reid35 @ricardolockette @kerihilson @nessnitty @oldmanebro + Monica Shirley of Education in the Englewood Community #KnowYourRightsChicago

#HHGB #CHI Salute to @kapernick007, @yourrightscamp and all of the speakers/presenters for their successful and insightful in Chicago! #HipHopGivesBack rp @kapernick007 ❤❤❤ #RP @kaepernick7: Another amazing Youth Camp to empower our communities with knowledge. Thank you to all our speakers and guests who supported the youth @yourrightscamp @common #leftsentthis @yareli @mrjaymorrison #FirstDefenseLegalAid @e_reid35 @ricardolockette @kerihilson @nessnitty @oldmanebro + Monica Shirley of Education in the Englewood Community #KnowYourRightsChicago

❤❤❤ #RP @kaepernick7: Another amazing Youth Camp to empower our communities with knowledge. Thank you to all our speakers and guests who supported the youth @yourrightscamp @common #leftsentthis @yareli @mrjaymorrison #FirstDefenseLegalAid @e_reid35 @ricardolockette @kerihilson @nessnitty @oldmanebro + Monica Shirley of Education in the Englewood Community #KnowYourRightsChicago

❤️❤️❤️ forever!!! Let's go!!! RP @kaepernick7 Another amazing Youth Camp to empower our communities with knowledge. Thank you to all our speakers and guests who supported the youth @yourrightscamp @common #leftsentthis @yareli @mrjaymorrison #FirstDefenseLegalAid @e_reid35 @ricardolockette @kerihilson @nessnitty @oldmanebro + Monica Shirley of Education in the Englewood Community #KnowYourRightsChicago

Another amazing Youth Camp to empower our communities with knowledge. Thank you to all our speakers and guests who supported the youth @yourrightscamp @common #leftsentthis @yareli @mrjaymorrison #FirstDefenseLegalAid @e_reid35 @ricardolockette @kerihilson @nessnitty @oldmanebro + Monica Shirley of Education in the Englewood Community #KnowYourRightsChicago

‪"I know my rights, and I know that they never wanted me to have them."‬
‪- #leftsentthis
‪(Our lead speaker for #knowyourrightschicago)

RP @yourrightscamp - So many memories from Saturday! Quick recap just before the start of #knowyourrightschicago ❤ From the set up and registration, to our AMAZING speakers&supporters showing up to encourage our youth! Thank you @e_reid35 @ricardolockette @kerihilson @ernestine.johnson @common @oldmanebro for coming out to support The mission to uplift communities! And to #leftsentthis, @yareli and @mrjaymorrison - Thank you for giving the youth endless access to resources and knowledge ✊🏾 #ItTakesAVillage @nessnitty
Edited by: @nespinole @jon_espi @mightykatrinab

So unbelievably honored to call these people my family ❤️❤️❤️ #Repost @kaepernick7 with @repostapp
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RP @yourrightscamp - So many memories from Saturday! Quick recap just before the start of #knowyourrightschicago ❤ From the set up and registration, to our AMAZING speakers&supporters showing up to encourage our youth! Thank you @e_reid35 @ricardolockette @kerihilson @ernestine.johnson @common @oldmanebro for coming out to support The mission to uplift communities! And to #leftsentthis, @yareli and @mrjaymorrison - Thank you for giving the youth endless access to resources and knowledge ✊🏾 #ItTakesAVillage @nessnitty
Edited by: @nespinole @jon_espi @mightykatrinab

So beautiful!!! ❤️❤️❤️RP @yourrightscamp - So many memories from Saturday! Quick recap just before the start of #knowyourrightschicago ❤ From the set up and registration, to our AMAZING speakers&supporters showing up to encourage our youth! Thank you @e_reid35 @ricardolockette @kerihilson @ernestine.johnson @common @oldmanebro for coming out to support Kap's mission to uplift communities! And to #leftsentthis, @yareli and @mrjaymorrison - Thank you for giving the youth endless access to resources and knowledge ✊🏾 #ItTakesAVillage
@kaepernick7 @nessnitty
Edited by: @nespinole @jon_espi @mightykatrinab

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