Colin Kaepernick has another deal under his plate!
The football star turned activist has inked a deal with Disney that will create projects focusing on race, social justice, and equity. The partnership will also spotlight Black and Brown content creators.
Journalist Jemele Hill is set to produce the docuseries to cover the last five years of his life.
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ESPN shared the details in a press release:
The Walt Disney Company today announced an overall first-look deal with Colin Kaepernick’s production arm Ra Vision Media. The partnership will focus on telling scripted and unscripted stories that explore race, social injustice and the quest for equity, and will provide a new platform to showcase the work of Black and Brown directors and producers. The first-look deal will extend across all Walt Disney Platforms including Walt Disney Television, ESPN, Hulu, Pixar, and The Undefeated. Kaepernick will work closely with The Undefeated, which is expanding its portfolio across Disney, to develop stories from the perspective of Black and Brown communities.
“The scripted six-episode series will dive deeper into Kaepernick’s early years as a black boy adopted into a white family, his transition into an NFL football star, and his work as a social justice activist.”
Colin Kaepernick Blackballing NFL Comments On George Floyd Protests, Doesn’t Go Well
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Your league rejected peaceful protest. Your league victimized a Black man that peacefully activated his guaranteed American rights. You’re a part of the problem, and have done nothing rectify this. Therefore, it is my Black ass that you are invited to kiss. https://t.co/JKRzWWJKHw— Van Lathan Jr (@VanLathan) May 30, 2020
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Save the bullshit— Kenny Stills (@KSTiLLS) May 30, 2020
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You gotta be fucking kidding me https://t.co/K8vST8IaCo— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) May 30, 2020
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Shame on you. This is beyond hollow + disingenuous. This is a lie. Your actions show who you are. You’ve done nothing but the exact opposite of what you describe here. Keep Mr. Floyd’s name out of your mouth. Shame on you + the “consultants” of this travesty of an organization.— Ava DuVernay (@ava) May 31, 2020
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NFL owners: "The ultimate peaceful protest, taking a respectful knee, is so awful we'll blacklist the guy who did it for years!"— Harvey 🐰🐦 (@arimareiji) May 30, 2020
Also NFL owners: "Why are they rioting? Why don't they just peacefully protest?"
You think we don't see which knee actually bothers you? pic.twitter.com/B2xiJW7ZdT
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What all of this statement really says:— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) May 30, 2020
Colin Kaepernick was right.
The league’s owners—the commissioner’s bosses—blew this years ago when they didn’t care. https://t.co/3qcDfytQFY
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This from team owners is something else https://t.co/Tuv5gSrNEA— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) May 30, 2020
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Roger Goodell implemented a rule that says players can’t peacefully protest during the anthem on the field because he was completely & utterly terrified of fox news & maga costing him a few dollars even though the NFL makes billions. I don’t think this is the fight for him. https://t.co/0HWnGMUEYs— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) May 31, 2020
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