An impressive group of Black excellence could stand to be involved in the Atlanta Dream for years to come and one person that should be at the table of the initial discussions and beyond is Colin Kaepernick.
In the backdrop of this socially turbulent climate exists a philosophical discussion of whether or not Black sports figures should volunteer their voices and join, full-throated, in concert with the rest of us to support the cause.
Jay-Z infamously said at the announcement of his upcoming work with the NFL that the league is past the kneeling stage, stating that it is time for action. It would be hard to imagine that the celebrated entertainer and business man picturing the actions becoming so drastic within a year’s time.
The former 49er star came to Chicago to help announce the PlayersTV platform over the NBA all-star weekend.
Today is an opportunity to acknowledge the fact that Kaepernick is indeed a trailblazer for the 49ers franchise as well as a forerunner for the established Black QB success all across the league.
The NFL and Jay-Z can be applauded for their respective efforts to create change, but true change can never be created by either interest until Colin Kaepernick is either at the table with them or at its head.
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