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Colin Kaepernick Teams Up With Disney For ESPN Documentary Series

Colin Kaepernick is linking up with Disney for a brand new docuseries.

The project will chronicle his journey from San Francisco 49ers quarterback to activist, according to a release, and will feature new interviews as well as never-seen-before archival footage following the football star in the most recent years of his life.

“I am excited for this partnership with Disney across all of its platforms to elevate Black and Brown directors, creators, storytellers & producers,” Colin shared in a tweet about the project. “I look forward to sharing culturally impactful and inspiring projects.”

Colin will also serve as an executive producer on the ESPN show.

The announcement follows the news that Ava DuVernay is also making a limited series based on Colin‘s life as a teen.

That six-episode series will go to Netflix and will focus on his “formative high school years, lending meaningful insight into the acts and experiences” that led to his efforts to fight police brutality and systemic racism.

Ava DuVernay Is Turning Colin Kaepernick’s Life Into a Netflix Series!

Colin Kaepernick’s life is being turned into a scripted series for Netflix and Ava DuVernay is executive producing the project!

Colin in Black & White will be a six-episode series focusing on the football player’s “early life as a Black child growing up with a white adopted family and his journey to become a great quarterback while defining his identity,” according to Variety.

In a statement, Colin said, “Too often we see race and Black stories portrayed through a white lens. We seek to give new perspective to the differing realities that Black people face. We explore the racial conflicts I faced as an adopted Black man in a white community, during my high school years. It’s an honor to bring these stories to life in collaboration with Ava for the world to see.”

The series has already been written and Colin is set to provide narration for the project.

Ava said, “With his act of protest, Colin Kaepernick ignited a national conversation about race and justice with far-reaching consequences for football, culture and for him, personally. Colin’s story has much to say about identity, sports and the enduring spirit of protest and resilience. I couldn’t be happier than to tell this story with the team at Netflix.”

This is Ava’s fourth project at Netflix, following When They See Us, 13th, and her upcoming documentary about the late Nipsey Hussle.

See which celeb recently donated $3 million to the legal defense fund started by Colin.

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Trump Thinks Colin Kaepernick Should Get a Second Chance in NFL 'If He Deserves It'

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Donates $3 Million to Colin Kaepernick's Legal Defense Fund

Twitter’s CEO is helping Colin Kaepernick‘s cause.

Jack Dorsey made a $3 million donation on Wednesday (June 3) to the 32-year-old former NFL quarterback’s Know Your Rights Camp, a fund he started to pay legal fees for protestors who get arrested while fighting for justice for George Floyd.

“$3mm to Colin @Kaepernick7’s @yourrightscamp to advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization to elevate the next generation of change leaders,” the 43-year-old CEO wrote on Twitter.

Just a few days ago, Colin‘s Know Your Rights Camp launched their new fund called the Legal Defense Initiative, which is aimed at providing resources and assistance to protestors in Minneapolis and other cities that have participated in demonstrations.

Jack‘s donation to Colin‘s fund comes after he donated $1 billion to COVID-19 relief efforts.

Colin Kaepernick Is Standing With Protestors in Minneapolis Following George Floyd's Death

Colin Kaepernick is showing his support for the Black Lives Matter protesters in Minneapolis following the tragic death of George Floyd in the Minnesota city that sparked outrage online this week.

The former San Francisco 49ers football player took to social media while watching what was happening.

“When civility leads to death, revolting is the only logical reaction,” he wrote. “The cries for peace will rain down, and when they do, they will land on deaf ears, because your violence has brought this resistance. We have the right to fight back! Rest in Power George Floyd.”

Later in another tweet, Colin revealed that the formation of a legal defense initiative for protesters in Minneapolis that was funded by the Know Your Rights Camp, an organization he founded.

“In fighting for liberation there’s always retaliation,” Colin shared. “We must protect our Freedom Fighters. We started a legal defense initiative to give legal representation to Freedom Fighters in Minneapolis paid for by @yourrightscamp.”

Colin made headlines in 2016 after refusing to stand during the national anthem in protest against police brutality and racial injustice in the United States. It sparked outrage among football fans in the country and also started the #TakeAKnee movement.

See both of Colin‘s tweets below:

Jay-Z Opens Up About Colin Kaepernick After Announcing NFL Partnership

Jay-Z is getting candid about Colin Kaepernick.

The Roc Nation founder was met with some criticism for his partnership with the NFL, which was considered by some to be a betrayal of the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who refused to stand during the national anthem in 2016 to protest social injustice.

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“As long as real people are being hurt and marginalized and losing family members, then yes, I can take a couple rounds of negative press,” he said of backlash to the New York Times.

He went on to explain that Roc Nation’s growing focus on response to criminal justice reform and abuses has led to this moment.

“No one is saying he hasn’t been done wrong. He was done wrong. I would understand if it was three months ago. But it was three years ago and someone needs to say, ‘What do we do now — because people are still dying?’”

“We didn’t say, ‘Let’s go make some money off the N.F.L.,’” he went on to say.

He also revealed why he passed on doing the halftime show.