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A tribute to Colin Kaepernick and Lebron James
Topic Started: Aug 2 2018, 02:55 AM (1,445 Views)
James

Some people get fame and wealth and they totally waste it, they don't use it to do any good in the world.

Colin Kaepernick and Lebron James are two athletes that's using their fame the right way. They are using their fame and wealth to try and make things better for blacks.

These two brothers are cut from a different cloth, they are MUCH MORE than athletes. This is a tribute to them for the things they are doing to help black people.

Starting off is Colin Kaepernick, he was a starting quarterback in the NFL. Kaepernick was one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL, he took his team to the Superbowl.

Colin Kaepernick got sick and tired of seeing the police killing unarmed blacks and getting off without any punishment or jail time. So to bring attention to this injustice done to blacks by the police, Kaepernick started protesting by sitting and kneeling during the time when the national anthem was being played before the start of NFL games.

This angered some people that he was protesting during the national anthem, even though those same people wasn't angry that the police was killing unarmed blacks.

Because of his stedfast commitment to protesting injustice done to blacks, when he became a free agent no NFL team would sign him or even bring him in for try outs, even though he was one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL.

This is the SACRIFICE that Colin Kapernick made for black people, he sacrificed his career and his wealth.


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Not only did Colin Kapernick sacrifice his career on behalf of black people, but he also gives back in many different ways. He recently donated his entire shoe collection to homeless people.

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Even though he's not employed, Kaepernick gave a million dollars to organizations that's serving in poor neighborhoods.

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Colin Kaepernick donated 1000's of backpacks to kids in Harlem. He said that Malcolm X is his hero.

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Colin Kaepernick donated a 100 of his custom suits to people that's getting out of prison and trying to get a new start in life. He went down to a parole office and gave them away.

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Next up in Lebron James, he also speaks out against injustice done to blacks, and for doing this he has also been criticized by many people, some people say that he should just play basketball and not speak on injustice or social issues.

Lebron James also has a good heart and he gives back in big ways to help poor kids, and poor people in general. Lebron James recently made a pledge to pay for a 1000 kids college tuition.


Lebron James just started a public school for low income and high risk kids. The name of his school is called the I Promise School.

Here are some pictures of the opening of his school.


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Colin Kaepernick in Africa helping out, he doing a lot to help out in Somalia. This is Colin Kaepernick Ghana, he said that he went to Ghana to find his roots.



Colin Kaepernick donates 100 suits to former prisoners http://time.com/4764467/colin-kaepernick-suits-probation-job-search/

Lebron James to pay for a 1000 kids college tuition https://www.sbnation.com/2015/8/13/9151441/lebron-james-foundation-scholarships-akron-cavaliers
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Lebron James came out in support of the protest against the police in New York for choking unarmed black man Eric Garner to death, Lebron wore an I Can't Breathe shirt in support of the protest for Eric Garner.

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Lebron James spoke out when unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin was shot and killed, Lebron said that greatly affected him.

This is the direct quote from an interview that Lebron James recently gave on how Trayvon Martin death affected him.

Lebron James-----the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin "hit a switch for me. From that point on, I knew that my voice and my platform had to be used for more than just sports.
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Lebron James supports Colin Kaepernick in his protest against the the police killing unarmed blacks. Lebron said that Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed for his protest.

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Colin Kaepernick said that Malcolm X is his hero, and he openly shows his love and support for Malcolm X.

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Colin Kaepernick with two of Malcolm X daughters, at one of Malcolm's birthday celebrations.

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Colin Kapernick also shows his love for Muhammad Ali.

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Colin Kaepernick wearing a shirt honoring Marcus Garvey.

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Colin wearing shirts honoring Black Panthers leaders Huey P Newton and Fred Hampton.

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Colin Kaepernick recently went to the African country of Ghana in search of his African roots.

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Colin Kaepernick has a passion for helping kids.

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Lebron James has a passion for helping kids.

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Lebron also helps build homes for low income people, this is a home that he recently built for a family.

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This is the family that Lebron built that home for.

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Colin Kaepernick with Trayvon Martins parents.

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1000's of people protested outside the NFL headquarters in New York, in support of Colin Kaepernick.

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Martin Luther King Jr supported athletes using their platform to address injustice in the world as shown in these videos, in this first video Dr King came out in support of athletes boycotting the 1968 Olympics.

Dr King praised those athletes for making a sacrifice to make things better for blacks.




Dr. King praised and supported Muhammad Ali for not going to fight in Vietnam.



Dr. King speaking on the right to protest.

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