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Imagine being unemployed and sticking to your commitment of donating $1 Million. Colin Kaepernick is doing just that and is clearly the American Hero we need — he kneels so he can take a stand for the country he loves and all of the people in it.

While folks are still upset at him for taking a knee during the National Anthem in protest of racial inequality, Kaepernick has done more for his Country and community than most Americans.

The former 49ers quarterback had committed to donate $1 Million over the course of 10 months to a variety of charities and he continues to put his money where his mouth is.  Kaepernick posted a quick video montage of him giving away over $700,000 and still has $300,000 to go. Appropriately playing Joey Bada$$ For My People as the background music.

Meanwhile Kaepernick has yet to be signed to a new team after opting out of his San Francisco 49ers contract back in March, many are claiming that he is being blacklisted due to his political activism.

Former team mate Eli Harold who participated in taking a knee during the National Anthem protest told ESPN “It’s frustrating for me because I really think it has everything to do with the protest that he did. Some general managers and owners are scared to touch him simply because they’re scared to lose revenue, money. We all know he’s better than some of these guys that went in free agency but that’s neither here nor there.”

“I really feel like the world took a step forward in seeing the protest, but it shows you that we really, honestly, in the NFL, in the football realm, in the professional world, we didn’t take a step forward because he’s still not employed. I feel like it’s bigger than what he did, it’s bigger than football. … He’s a good quarterback. You go back and look at the numbers; he had a pretty good season for the games he played. So he’ll be signed.”

Its sad to believe that someone who has so valiantly fought for peoples rights and equality would be blacklisted for exercising his Constitutional right, but its seems to come in stride for Kaepernick, who’s Instagram account is a testament to civil rights heroes, clearly an inspiration for the quarterback.

 

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Watch: Julia Roberts And Owen Wilson Give Advice To Their 10-Year-Old Selves

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To say Wonder is a must see movie is an understatement! Not only will the film touch you and inspire you to be a better person, it will also entertain you from start to finish.

But don’t take our word for it. HipHollywood sat down with the film’s stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson who shared their excitement to bring this heartwarming story to life and how they channeled their real-life parenting skills into the role.

“I think we felt a responsibility to be authentically parents and authentically parents to these two kids, said the 50 year old mother of three. “And I think that’s why you really believe these four people are family and are really having this experience together.”

In the film based on the NY times best seller, Roberts and Wilson play the parents of a teenage daughter (Izabela Vidovic) and 10-year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay) with facial differences entering mainstream elementary school for the first time.

When asked if they had any advice for their ten year old selves, Roberts said: “I have a ten year old son and I tell him to run.”

Meanwhile Wilson says he remembers 5th grade vividly, and enjoyed having his brother Andrew Wilson at the same school to protect him. “It helped so much having an older brother who was already at the school, so that would be the advice I’d give, have a cool older brother.”

Wonder hits theaters November 17, just one day before Wilson’s 49th birthday. 

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