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The NFL Boycott, Let’s Discuss Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”


NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, has been struggling to find a new team since opting out of his contract last season. It all started when Kaepernick took to his knees during the national anthem, instead of standing during each game. Kaepernick staged a one-man protest last season by kneeling for African-Americans instead of standing for the national anthem before each week’s game.

But critics have said his refusal to stand for the “Star-Spangled Banner” has been disrespectful to this country and its service men. Therefore, the NAACP, The NYPD, The National Action Network and Kaepernick supporters across the board are calling for a boycott of the NFL games until Kaepernick gets an equal opportunity at making a roster for the upcoming season.

CLEVELAND, OH – AUGUST 21: A group of Cleveland Browns players kneel in a circle in protest during the national anthem prior to a preseason game against the New York Giants at FirstEnergy Stadium on August 21, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Looks like other players are joining in on the protest.

Tune into “Conversations Of A Sistah” at 6:30 p.m. EST with host Tracy L. Bell as she discusses the NFL Boycott. She will be taking calls in the studio at 1-917-889-7872.

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114 thoughts on “The NFL Boycott, Let’s Discuss Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”

      1. Either way Kaep is between a rock and a hard place because nothing changes even if he is signed with a team. He will still keep taking a knee during the anthem. There needs to be a goal in place for all of this. At the end of the day Kaepernick should tell them to kiss his ass.

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      2. Either way Kaep is between a rock and a hard place because nothing changes even if he is signed with a team. He will still keep taking a knee during the anthem. There needs to be a goal in place for all of this.
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        Jim Brown just said something along these same words. “Colin has to make up his mind whether he’s truly an activist or he’s a football player,” Brown said. “Football is commercial. You have owners. You have fans. And you want to honor that if you’re making that kind of money. …

        “You have to understand there’s intelligence that’s involved, OK? I can’t be two things at once that contradict each other. If I sign for money, then the people I sign with, they have rules and regulations.”

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      3. @Slick, I read his interview on MSN. He does make good point in thinking Kaepernick should’ve planned differently.

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  1. There’s an NFL tight end who is married to mixed race woman and he is first white player to kneel during national anthem

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      1. Hello everyone.
        Happy “hump Day”
        I don’t know a thing about football but I know Colin is being black balled for taking a stand against injustice.

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    1. He took a huge risk financially and career-wise by protesting. His money and his career would have been “safer” if he had just kept quiet, but he chose not to. And that takes courage.

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  2. They should have listened to Ray Charles and changed the National Anthem to America, the beautiful. But they can’t get past God shed his grace on thee

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  3. I have compassion for Colin. I wonder how long can he survive without income. He needs to organize his movement into a non profit so he can secure grants, people and businesses can show their support through donations, and he can be salaried for his activism. There’s no half stepping, this movement has evolved to where Colin is at the level professional activist.

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    1. Because this is serious. What Kaepernick is doing is not to be taken lightly. this man may have put his career on the line for a cause. And everyone should be talking about this. And unless we change the system, nothing changes.

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  4. We all can do our part to promote change. I’m glad they are able to use their platform to bring exposure to the racial disparities ✊🏾

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  5. Kudos to Colin and all who stand with him.
    As for the black folks who talk out the side downing him, well, the house negroes didn’t want to rock the boat on the plantation either because they were too brainwashed and desperate for white approval that at the end of the day they acted like they weren’t slaves like everybody else. Smdh

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    1. This is not a distraction, this is an appropriation.

      White people need for things to be their idea.

      There is momentum behind Colin and the pending NFL boycott has the NFL concerned. So the NFL has no choice but to give in eventually but they will take credit for the cause.

      They will say not only blacks took the knee and give the credit for this movement to white players.

      The white player here is sincere but he’s being used as a pawn by the NFL without even knowing it.

      This white player’s face on this movement will give the NFL the out clause it needs from their bigoted stance against Colin and black activism. The white players and NFL will be morphed by the media into great white hopes and champions of the people.

      Watch. There will be NFL scholarships for inner city black youth and all kinds of diversity this and diversity that and none of the change will pay tribute to Colin. They’ll name the the diversity programs after a white player or after a white coach.

      Appropriation is the most conniving and covert and manipulative form of racism.

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  6. The Browns finally win at something! Glad to see the movement in Cleveland. Ohio is one of thee most racist states in America, so for them to take a stance on this issue, is awesome!!

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  7. What are they protesting? America is the best country in the world. Is there racism? Yes. But with hard work and/or an education, this is the land of the milk and honey. Quit protesting and starting helping by donating money and time to those less fortunate. Disrespecting the national anthem is the easy way out and it’s STUPID!

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    1. Are you serious?
      If people hadn’t taken the time to protest change would never come. You sound like one of those people Malcolm X complained about. You know it is a problem at the bank but yet you do nor say nothing.

      You see people protesting and complain about them protesting. But when protesting make things better your behind is the first one in line living off the benefit of the same people you complained about protesting The anthem is disrespectful and Colin has a right to his freedom of speech..

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  8. So NOW that “they” are taking a knee during the anthem, What CHANGES?, will KAEPERNICK be back on some teams Roster, or is this just another STORY for the news?

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    1. they might not make it such a big deal as to who stands who takes a knee.

      they may eradicate the national anthem all together and just roll on out with America The Beautiful

      Kap might get a gig.

      (possible changes)

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  9. They claim Kaepernick’s protests were blamed for the NFL’s sharp slide downward in ratings.
    If the man is capable, stays out of trouble (which he does) and can help the team win, let him play. Honestly, though I show respect to others, I don’t stand for the anthem at games either. #sowhat!

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  10. Colin Kaepernick sucks as a quarterback. He won 3 games last season. He’s an attention whore whose self-promotion backfired in his face.

    Now he’s promising not to take a knee anymore. If he was serious about racial injustice he would tell the NFL to kick rocks.

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    1. “If he was serious about racial injustice he would tell the NFL to kick rocks.”
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      Not necessarily. We ALL have jobs and most of us wouldn’t jeopardize a good job for what the company considers inappropriate behavior. I personally wouldn’t jeopardize my current job to protest a national issue either.
      People should definitely stand for what they believe in, but you do have to use appropriate forums. Hopefully he’s learned.

      But I do agree, he’s not a good QB… 😆

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      1. I respectfully disagree with y’alls comments.

        Blaine Gabbert, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brock Osweiler and Case Keenum all played poorly last year and none of them have at any point in their respective careers attained the level of success that Kapernick has; People wouldn’t say that they’re as talented as Kapernick either. Yet they all have jobs right now with new teams.

        So, for what other reason could it be that Colin hasn’t been picked up yet? Perhaps they’re trying to break Colin and make him into a 40 million dollar slave and he won’t go along with it? Please stop bending offer backwards to explain away blatant racism. I appreciate the open dialogue and exchange of ideas but as i said “I RESPECTFULLY DISAGREE”.

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      2. CORRECTION – POLICE BRUTALITY WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL IN THE NFL NOT KAP. JUST BECAUSE HE HAD THE HEART AND BALLS TO STAND UP FOR AND BROUGHT ATTENTION TO THE INJUSTICE NOT HIMSELF. THE ONLY WHORES ARE THE OWNERS AND PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO LET MONEY RULE.

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  11. Glad to see Colin stand for something instead of being like Ben Vereen dancing in blackface in the video below at Ronald Reagan Inauguration and Ray Lewis shucking and jiving in front of white massa. They can’t say he got this baby over here and there, always in court/Maury, out drinking getting drunk and disrespecting women and yet people say he is a PR nightmare. Our PR nightmare is serving the highest office in the land where the bar has been set so low if he doesn’t tweet folks say he acts Presidential and Colin isn’t acting like a man standing for his principals.

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  12. Once I actually listened to the words of the song I don’t stand for it either and this country guaranteed me that right to do so. How can you call yourself a Christian when the Bible tells us not to worship material things as if they are God. The flag is not God.

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    1. He didn’t vent any issues. When questioned, he made his reason known. He silently chose not to stand. He didn’t (as far as we know) tell others to do the same. He made HIS choice for HIS reasons. Respect due.

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      1. Most people don’t go to work and discuss politics or their views…it’s a job. Standing and praising the flag is not part of his job description.

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      2. I don’t care when or where he does it as long as he do it. I didn’t know one had to have one place to vent their social issues to make IT legitimate. It ain’t where he is standing it is what he is standing for.

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  13. If Colin could still play at a high level, he would be signed already. You can’t be a shitty player and a public relations nightmare at the same time. It’s funny that folks want to ban together and boycott the NFL over Kaepernick, but ya won’t ban together to run gang bangers and drug dealers out of ya neighborhoods.

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  14. Man listen, in MY opinion it seems as if he is being punished for exercising his Freedom of Speech (and expression).

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  15. Unfortunately, his NFL career is over. He let his emotions take over and white people don’t play behind the national anthem. Hopefully, he can get a job overseas. He would have been more useful had he kept making money and funneled that into a good cause. I guess it’s too late now.

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    1. Smh. No! THAT’S what’s wrong with America now. “The powers that be” are so monopolized that if someone does something that offends them, “they” try to ruin you. That’s BS. This man has every right to kneel for what He believes just like you (and whomever else) have the right to stand for what you (they) believe.
      ITS HIS RIGHT. He shouldn’t be punished for his actions and beliefs.
      If America and the NFL were more focused on THE REASON HE WAS KNEELING IN THE FIRST PLACE, THEN HE WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN KNEELING DAMN NEAR ALL SEASON SMH

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      1. It’s not to late for anything. He did not let “emotions” take over, but instead lead by his intelligence. He had a big platform to protest and he made use of it.

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  16. Smh. No! THAT’S what’s wrong with America now. “The powers that be” are so monopolized that if someone does something that offends them, “they” try to ruin you. That’s BS. This man has every right to kneel for what He believes just like you (and whomever else) have the right to stand for what you (they) believe.
    ITS HIS RIGHT. He shouldn’t be punished for his actions and beliefs.
    If America and the NFL were more focused on THE REASON HE WAS KNEELING IN THE FIRST PLACE, THEN HE WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN KNEELING DAMN NEAR ALL SEASON SMH

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  17. WE as a collective should no longer support the NFL. Wondering what would happen if black college players suddenly attend HBCUs exclusively. 🤔

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  18. SOOOOOO a murderer didn’t hurt the brand? and Wife Beater didn’t hurt the brand? But a brother taking a knee will?

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  19. Taking a kneel over the fact that black people are getting murdered by on duty cops and no one gives a shit. Smh.

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    1. That’s right….what about what he did was illegal? NOTHING that’s what…he just exercised his right to a peaceful protest smh and he’s better than a LOT of QBs in the League………all this heat for nothing

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  20. Tracy you had a good show 2night. I tell you. You keep us hoppin with these topics…it’s true they treating Kaep like a runaway slave.

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  21. Tracy you’re right that Kaep has donated to several charities.
    Since starting the anthem protests a year ago, Kaepernick pledged to work to help poor minorities often left behind by society. He’s worked to feed hungry people in Somalia, and he’s donated almost $1 million to groups around the country that help others who are less fortunate. In this latest round of donations, he’s helping little girls and people looking for work. This is happening right here in New York.

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  22. Since starting the anthem protests a year ago, Kaepernick pledged to work to help poor minorities often left behind by society. He’s worked to feed hungry people in Somalia, and he’s donated almost $1 million to groups around the country that help others who are less fortunate. In this latest round of donations, he’s helping little girls and people looking for work. This is happening right here in New York.

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  23. Hazel Dukes, the NAACP’s state president in New York who was expected to be among the rally speakers, said: “Right now, the action of the league seems to imply to young black men that this league, which is comprised of 70 percent African-Americans, only values black lives if they are wearing a football uniform.”

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  24. Tra Jim Brown spoke out against this and this is what he said which for me makes sense.

    “Colin has to make up his mind whether he’s truly an activist or he’s a football player,” Brown said. “Football is commercial. You have owners. You have fans. And you want to honor that if you’re making that kind of money. …

    “You have to understand there’s intelligence that’s involved, OK? I can’t be two things at once that contradict each other. If I sign for money, then the people I sign with, they have rules and regulations.”

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    1. I AGREE KAEPERNICK SHOULDVE HAD THIS ALL PLANNED OUT B4 HAND BUT MAYBE HE JUST WANTED TO DO THIS AND PLAN AS HE GO/WENT ALONG.

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  25. These comments are a trip and Tracy said she’s seen them all. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but I always enjoy her show.

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  26. Tracy I’m NOT INTO football either but the rally on yesterday was held outside of the NFL offices in NY not MSG. 😛 Just wanted to let u know.

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