In 2016, Colin Kaepernick went from a famous NFL player to an infamous civil rights activist after deciding to kneel during the National Anthem to protest against the injustices African-Americans face in this country.
Kaepernick made standing up for what you believe in something to aspire to. The quarterback presented a bold statement and gave life to an old trend by letting his afro grow and flourish. If that wasn’t Black enough, he even rocked cornrows for a while during the season.
In honor of the brave athlete’s 29th birthday, we honor his confidence, strength and Blackness with photos of Colin Kaepernick looking like Black excellence. #KaepSoBlack
10 Powerful Photos Of Colin Kaepernick Looking Like Black Excellence
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1. Keeping the ‘fro in shape is a must.
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2. Stand for something, or fall for anything.
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3. Woke bae.
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4. Leader of the pack.
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5. “It’s better to be a lion for a day, than a sheep all your life.”- Elizabeth Kenny
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6. “It is our duty to fight for our freedom.”- Assata Shakur
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7. Dignity, Pride, Roots.
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8. #KnowYourRightsOakland #KnowYourRightsCamp 📷: @ttime32
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9. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. “- MLK
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