Colin Kaepernick Teams Up With Ben & Jerry’s For New Flavor

Colin Kaepernick will now be getting his own flavor of ice cream via Ben & Jerry’s. The new flavor, named “Change the Whirled,” will be part of Ben & Jerry’s non-dairy lineup.

Proceeds from the ice cream will go to Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp, which is a program dedicated “to advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders.”

The new flavor will hit shelves in early 2021.

Nike And Colin Kaepernick To Release Monochromatic “True to 7” Jersey

Its hard to believe that it has been four years since NFL Star and social justice activist Colin Kaepernick took a knee to protest police brutality against black and brown people. The courage that he displayed on September 11 resulted in the league and owners blackballing him from playing the game that he loves.

This all-black “True to 7” jersey is a follow-up to the 2019 black and white colorway and celebrates the four year anniversary of the former San Francisco QB taking a knee on the sidelines, protesting police brutality and systemic racism.

This “Icon Edition” jersey features Kaepernick’s #7 on the chest and his logo branding on the collar. The jocktag offers a three-part design with the Nike Swoosh, Kaepernick’s signature afro logo and another K logo.

Although it’s clear that Kaepernick is continuing to be ostracized, many companies have begun to open their eyes to his true mission. With Madden 21 finally adding the quarterback in the game and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell admitting to handling the situation all wrong, it’s clear to see why Nike’s ongoing support of Kaepernick has been so crucial.

The Nike Kaepernick “True to 7” jersey will hit the Nike SNKRS app on September 17, retailing for $150 USD.

Walt Disney Co. Announces Partnership With Colin Kaepernick

As part of a first deal look with Disney, Colin Kaepernick will be the focal point for an upcoming docuseries via ESPN Films.

This project will center around Colin’s journey over the last 5 years which will include interviews and exclusive footage. Kaepernick’s company, Ra Vision Media, will work cohesively with The Walt Disney Co. to produce compelling content focused on “race, social injustice and the quest for equity.” Content from the deal will span across all Disney platforms, including Walt Disney Television, Pixar, ESPN, The Undefeated and Hulu.

With the first-look deal, Disney will have the right of first refusal over whatever Kaepernick and his company, Ra Vision Media, creates. Jemele Hill, who previously worked for ESPN in 2018, will produce the series. This news follows Kaepernick’s other project with film maker Ava DuVernay announced earlier this week.

Colin Kaepernick And Ava DuVernay Team Up For Netflix Series “COLIN IN BLACK & WHITE”

Netflix has just announced a new show entitled Colin In Black & White, coming from filmmaker Ava DuVernay. This series will focus on Colin Kaepernick’s adolescent years from being an adopted black child in a white family.

This project will be directed by Michael Starrbury and Kaepernick will handle the narration duties.

The six-episode series, which was conceived in 2019 and recently completed writing in May, provides an introspective look at Kaepernick’s early life as a Black child growing up with a white adopted family and his journey to become a great quarterback while defining his identity. The limited series reunites Starrbury and DuVernay who last worked together on Netflix’s acclaimed When They See Us, which received 16 Emmy Award Nominations, including a nomination for Outstanding Writing for the duo and was recently honored with a Peabody Award.

Colin Kaepernick spearheaded the much needed conversation about police brutality on black people through his courageous peaceful protest during his time in the NFL. As much as certain media outlets tried vilifying him, many now see how necessary and ahead of his time Colin was, especially with today’s climate.

“With his act of protest, Colin Kaepernick ignited a national conversation about race and justice with far-reaching consequences for football, culture and for him, personally. Colin’s story has much to say about identity, sports and the enduring spirit of protest and resilience. I couldn’t be happier than to tell this story with the team at Netflix.”

Ava DuVernay

“Too often we see race and Black stories portrayed through a white lens. We seek to give new perspective to the differing realities that Black people face. We explore the racial conflicts I faced as an adopted Black man in a white community, during my high school years. It’s an honor to bring these stories to life in collaboration with Ava for the world to see.”

Colin Kaepernick