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Common and Keri Hilson join Colin Kaepernick for his Know Your Rights camp empowering youth in Chicago

SUPPORT: Common supports Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights camp in Chicago

NFL STAR Colin Kaepernick is continuing his mission to educate and empower young people.

The 29-year-old athlete and activist took his Know Your Rights  camp to Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African American History last week where he was supported by rapper Common and singer Keri Hilson.

The Know Your Rights camp is Colin’s free campaign, which is aimed at raising awareness on “higher education, self empowerment, and instructions to properly interact with law enforcement in various scenarios.”

Colin hit worldwide headlines when he refused to stand during the National Anthem before an August 26 pre-season game against the Green Bay Packers.

The act sparked outrage among many fans and applause from others.

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Colin told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game.

“To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

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