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Erykah Badu Kneeled To Kick Off The Soul Train Awards In Honor Of Colin Kaepernick!

5 December 2017 Lifestyle, MXO Entertainment News No Comment


By Susan Johnes

Posted December 5th 2017


During her performance at the 2017 Soul Train Awards on BET, Erykah Badu got things started off the right way.

Appearing on stage just after a high-energy performance from Lady of Soul Award honorees SWV, Ms. Badu walked to the center of the stage and immediately took a knee, before sharing brief words of praise for former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

“Kaep, we appreciate you for giving your life,” she said, as she kneeled. “Giving up your dream because you believe in us.”

The singer sojourned on one knee while speaking out a few more comments to open the event, as audience members stood in solidarity.

Badu also criticized Donald Trump and his consistently poor decision-making since becoming President.
Kaepernick has gained the support of many people in and outside the Hollywood community after spending his 2017 leading a selfless, revolutionary campaign calling for an end to systemic oppression and disregard for communities of color in America.

Kaepernick, who has yet to receive a new NFL contract, was recently named GQ’s citizen of the year. He has been a vocal activist during his time away from the NFL and continues fighting inequality and bureaucratic injustices.

Despite being locked out of NFL for taking a knee protest to police brutality, millions have stood by his side, and Kaepernick is determined to stand in the rare company of Muhammad Ali and Jackie Robinson – athletes who risked everything to make a difference.

Nearly 90 men are currently employed as quarterbacks in the NFL. But Colin Kaepernick is indisputably better than at least 70 of them.

To this day, he is still one of the most gifted quarterbacks on earth. It is sad that he has been locked out of the game he loves because of kneeling during the playing of the national anthem.

He did it for an apparent reason. The United States police officers were brutality handling the people of color. Kaepernick did it to protest systemic oppression and police brutality toward black people.

As his public identity begun to shift from football star to embattled activist, Kaepernick has grown wise to the power of his silence which has helped his story go around the world.

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