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Colin Kaepernick Is Recipient of 2017 Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

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Colin Kaepernick has continuously used his platform for good and is being recognized for it in a huge way.

A year after his kneeling protest, the conversation about police brutality and inequality is still going strong, proving that it certainly wasn’t the end of his activism.

In 2016 announced that he would “donate one millions dollars plus all of the proceeds of his jersey sales from the 2016 season to organizations working in oppressed communities.”

He also launched the “I Know My Rights” Camp in the Bay Area for youth, inspired by the Black Panther Party.

The event is “a free campaign for youth fully funded by Colin Kaepernick to raise awareness on higher education, self empowerment, and instruction to properly interact with law enforcement in various scenarios.”

“I am proud to be able to present this to Colin for his passionate defense of social justice and civil rights for all people,” said Lonnie Ali, Muhammad’s widow (Sports Illustrated).

“Like Muhammad, Colin is a man who stands on his convictions with confidence and courage, undaunted by the personal sacrifices he has had to make to have his message heard. And he has used his celebrity and philanthropy to the benefit of some of our most vulnerable community members.”

💪💪💪 @gq’s man of the year 👏🏿 #citizenoftheyear

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