New Yorkers support Colin Kaepernick (PHOTOS/VIDEOS).

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Thursday, August 24, 2017. New York City – Thousands of people rallied yesterday, August 23, outside NFL offices in NYC in support of Colin Kaepernick.

8/23/2017 NYC - People supporting Colin Kaepernick.  Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC – People supporting Colin Kaepernick.
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“Colin Rand Kaepernick (born November 3, 1987) is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. Kaepernick played collegiate football at the University of Nevada where he was named the Western Athletic Offensive Player of the Year twice and was the Most Valuable Player of the 2008 Humanitarian Bowl. Kaepernick was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

In 2016, Kaepernick gained national attention when he began protesting by not standing while the United States national anthem was being performed before the start of games, motivated by what he viewed as the oppression of people of color in the U.S. His actions prompted a wide variety of responses, including additional athletes in the NFL and other U.S. sports leagues protesting the anthem in various ways.

Before a preseason game in 2016, Kaepernick sat down, as opposed to the tradition of standing, during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner”. During a post-game interview, he explained his position stating, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder”, referencing a series of events that led to the Black Lives Matter movement and adding that he would continue to protest until he feels like “[the American flag] represents what it’s supposed to represent”. In the 49ers’ final 2016 preseason game on September 1, 2016, Kaepernick opted to kneel during the U.S. national anthem rather than sit as he did in their previous games. He explained his decision to switch was an attempt to show more respect to former and current U.S. military members while still protesting during the anthem after having a conversation with former NFL player and U.S. military veteran Nate Boyer. After the September 2016 police shootings of Terence Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott, Kaepernick commented publicly on the shootings saying, “this is a perfect example of what this is about.”-Wikipedia.org

Following his departure from the 49ers, Kaepernick remains unsigned today. People say that he is being blackballed because of his protest.

Many other football players are also protesting. Black and White players are supporting Colin Kaepernick.

8/23/2017 NYC - People supporting Colin Kaepernick. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC – Mysonne was one of the speakers at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.
Mysonne, known as “The N.Y. General” to his fans, is an independent, Bronx-based MC. He is known for his introspective style and brutally honest lyrics, laid artfully over heart pounding beats. With an undying love of hip hop, and an impressive resume of mix tapes, online tracks and videos, this experienced MC is out to prove that struggle can make you stronger.
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8/23/2017 NYC - Symone D. Sanders was one of the speakers at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.  Symone is a democratic strategist, communications consultant and CNN Political Commentator who rose to prominence during her tenure as the national press secretary for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC – Symone D. Sanders was one of the speakers at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.
Symone is a democratic strategist, communications consultant and CNN Political Commentator who rose to prominence during her tenure as the national press secretary for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders presidential campaign.
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8/23/2017 NYC - People at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC – People at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.
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8/23/2017 NYC - Woman singing "Lift Every Voice and Sing," known as the Black National Anthem at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.  James Weldon Johnson composed the lyrics of "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing." Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC – Woman singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” known as the Black National Anthem at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.
James Weldon Johnson composed the lyrics of “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing.”
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8/23/2017 NYC - Dave Zirin. Sports editor of The Nation was one of the speakers at the rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.  Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC – Dave Zirin. Sports editor of The Nation was one of the speakers at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.
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8/23/2017 NYC - Representative Gregory W Meeks was one of the speakers at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.  Gregory Weldon Meeks is the U.S. Representative for New York's 5th congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party.  Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC – Representative Gregory W Meeks was one of the speakers at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.
Gregory Weldon Meeks is the U.S. Representative for New York’s 5th congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party.
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8/23/2017 NYC - Jumaane Williams was one of the speakers at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.  Jumaane is the Council member for the 45th District of the New York City Council. He is a Democrat.  Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC – Jumaane Williams was one of the speakers at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.
Jumaane is the Council member for the 45th District of the New York City Council. He is a Democrat.
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8/23/2017 NYC - Dr. Hazel N. Dukes was one of the speakers at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.  Dr. Hazel N. Dukes is President of the NAACP New York State Conference and a member of the NAACP National Board of Directors, a member of the NAACP Executive Committee and well as and active member of various NAACP board sub-committees. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC – Dr. Hazel N. Dukes was one of the speakers at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.
Dr. Hazel N. Dukes is President of the NAACP New York State Conference and a member of the NAACP National Board of Directors, a member of the NAACP Executive Committee and well as and active member of various NAACP board sub-committees.
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8/23/2017 NYC - A member of the NAACP speaks at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.  Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC – A member of the NAACP speaks at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.
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8/23/2017 NYC - Members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. were some of the speakers at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.  Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC – Members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. were some of the speakers at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.
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8/23/2017 NYC - Carmen Perez was one of the speakers at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick. Carmen is National Co-Chair of Women's March, Executive Director, Gathering for Justice, Founder of Justice League NYC and Justice League CA. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC – Carmen Perez was one of the speakers at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.
Carmen is National Co-Chair of Women’s March, Executive Director, Gathering for Justice, Founder of Justice League NYC and Justice League CA.
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8/23/2017 NYC - Rev. Stephen Green was one of the speakers at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.  Stephen is a member of The People's Consortium Human and Civil Rights Inc. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC – Rev. Stephen Green was one of the speakers at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.
Stephen is a member of The People’s Consortium Human and Civil Rights Inc.
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8/23/2017 NYC - Tamika Mallory was one of the speakers at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.  Tamika was one of the Women’s March organizers. She is also an entrepreneur, speaker, freedom fighter, hip hop lover, fashionable protester. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC – Tamika Mallory was one of the speakers at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.
Tamika was one of the Women’s March organizers. She is also an entrepreneur, speaker, freedom fighter, hip hop lover, fashionable protester.
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8/23/2017 NYC - Rev. Pastor Jamal Harrison Bryant was one of the speakers at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.  Radical, Revolutionary, Innovative, Anointed, and Cutting Edge are some of the words often used to describe Dr. Jamal-Harrison Bryant. This ministry driven vanguard has inspired thousands of believers around the nation. He has an unprecedented prophetic mantle that distinguishes him as a remarkable visionary who has made a powerful impact in the Christian Arena. Stepping out on faith and the support of 43 people who believed that God was going to do the unexpected, Dr. Bryant founded The Empowerment Temple. The first service was held on Easter Sunday, April 22, 2000, in a Baltimore City banquet hall. In just seven short years, God has directed the paths of over 10,000 members to Empowerment Temple, the fastest growing church in the A.M.E. denomination.  Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC – Rev. Pastor Jamal Harrison Bryant was one of the speakers at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.
Radical, Revolutionary, Innovative, Anointed, and Cutting Edge are some of the words often used to describe Dr. Jamal-Harrison Bryant. This ministry driven vanguard has inspired thousands of believers around the nation. He has an unprecedented prophetic mantle that distinguishes him as a remarkable visionary who has made a powerful impact in the Christian Arena. Stepping out on faith and the support of 43 people who believed that God was going to do the unexpected, Dr. Bryant founded The Empowerment Temple. The first service was held on Easter Sunday, April 22, 2000, in a Baltimore City banquet hall. In just seven short years, God has directed the paths of over 10,000 members to Empowerment Temple, the fastest growing church in the A.M.E. denomination.
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8/23/2017 NYC -  Linda Sarsour was one of the speakers at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick. Left side: NYPD Sergeant Edwin Raymond and retired NYPD detective Graham Weatherspoon. Linda is a Palestinian-American-Muslim, civil rights activist, National Co-Chair of Women's March, co-founder MPower Change.   Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC –
Linda Sarsour was one of the speakers at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.
Left side: NYPD Sergeant Edwin Raymond and retired NYPD detective Graham Weatherspoon.
Linda is a Palestinian-American-Muslim, civil rights activist, National Co-Chair of Women’s March, co-founder MPower Change.
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8/23/2017 NYC -  Women’s March Resistance Revival Chorus at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC –
Women’s March Resistance Revival Chorus at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.
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8/23/2017 NYC - Pastor at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.  Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC – Pastor at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.
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8/23/2017 NYC - People at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC – People at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC - People at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC – People at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.
“Rest in soul power! Dick Gregory.”
Sunrise: October 12, 1932, St. Louis, MO.
Sunset: August 19, 2017, Washington, D.C.
Richard Claxton Gregory was an American comedian, civil rights activist, social critic, writer, entrepreneur and actor. During the turbulent 1960s, Gregory became a pioneer in stand-up comedy for his “no-holds-barred” sets, in which he mocked bigotry and racism. He performed primarily to black audiences at segregated clubs until 1961, when he became the first black comedian to successfully cross over to white audiences, appearing on television and putting out comedy record albums.
Gregory was at the forefront of political activism in the 1960s, when he protested the Vietnam War and racial injustice. He was arrested multiple times and went on many hunger strikes. He later became a motivational speaker and author, primarily promoting spirituality.
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8/23/2017 NYC - People at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC – People at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC - People at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC – People at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC - People at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC – People at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.
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8/23/2017 NYC - People at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC – People at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.
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8/23/2017 NYC - People at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC – People at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.
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8/23/2017 NYC - People at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC – People at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.
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8/23/2017 NYC - People at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC – People at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.
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8/23/2017 NYC - People supporting Colin Kaepernick. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC – People supporting Colin Kaepernick.
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8/23/2017 NYC - People supporting Colin Kaepernick. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC – People supporting Colin Kaepernick.
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8/23/2017 NYC - People supporting Colin Kaepernick. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC – People supporting Colin Kaepernick.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC - People supporting Colin Kaepernick. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC – People supporting Colin Kaepernick.
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8/23/2017 NYC - People at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC – People at the “United We Stand” rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.
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8/23/2017 NYC - People supporting Colin Kaepernick. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
8/23/2017 NYC – People supporting Colin Kaepernick.
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