On Friday Colin Kaepernick announced that he raised $20,000 for Assata’s Daughters which is a group named after convicted cop killer Assata Shakur. The former NFL quarterback matched donations from his celebrity buddies as part of his Million Dollar Pledge.
Which of his celebrity friends came through with the donations? Comedian Hannibal Buress and actress Yara Shahidi each donated $10,000 to Assata’s Daughters, who claims it“carries on the tradition of radical liberatory activism encompassed by Assata Shakur.”
Per The Washington Times:
The pledges were linked to a previous donation made by Mr. Kaepernick, who announced in April he would give $25,000 to the Chicago-based group as part of his campaign to give $1 million to organizations “working in oppressed communities.”
Ms. Shahidi, star of the ABC-TV comedy “Black-ish” and the spin-off “Grown-ish,” thanked Mr. Kaepernick for giving her the idea.
“I decided to donate to Assata’s Daughters, which is an amazing organization based out of Chicago,” said Ms. Shahidi in a video posted on Mr. Kaepernick’s Twitter feed. “And I just have to say thank you to Colin for such an amazing idea, but also in engaging all of us and helping to contribute to our world.”
She’s youngest to donate to my #MillionDollarPledge #10for10 #Encore at 17yo. Accepted to @Harvard , & stars @blackishabc & @grownish & still gives bk in our community. @yarashahidi‘s donating $10k to @AssataDaughters. TY, Yara! https://t.co/aK6dKa5Boa 4 more! pic.twitter.com/HWyLaLBcMu
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) February 2, 2018
Did anyone notice there weren’t any anthem protests at the Super Bowl? I’m sure you did, if you are still even tuning into the NFL.
Rap star Cardi B said she would not perform during the halftime show if Kaepernick was not in the league. It is highly unlikely that someone of her stature would even be given consideration to perform during the halftime show of the Super Bowl.