Colin Kaepernick Donates $34,000 to J. Cole’s Dreamville Foundation
Colin Kaepernick still hasn't been signed to a team, however, the former San Francisco 49ers player made a promise to donate $1 million to charities that support racial equality.
ESPN reporter Darren Rovell reported on Wednesday that Kaepernick recently donated $34,000 to J.Cole's Dreamville Foundation, a nonprofit organization that benefits urban youth. Kaepernick's latest donation brings his total to $800,000 so far and he is still going strong. J.Cole has made it known that he supports Kaepernick. During the Baltimore stop of his 4 Your Eyez Only Tour Cole took the time out on stage to praise Kaepernick for his commitment to the cause.
"Matter of fact, don’t y’all think that someone that got money, power and fame should be standing up for them type of shit?" Cole asked the audience. "Baltimore, the shit that’s happening here, don’t you think that somebody should risk their whole livelihood and their whole life to talk about this shit? Even if it cost them their money, their job, their life? Don’t that sound like Colin Kaepernick? Don’t that sound like what he doing? And he trying to come to Baltimore, the city that seems to need that shit for real."
Yesterday (August 23) hundreds of people gathered in protest outside the NFL offices in New York to show solidarity of Kaepernick who is still without a job in the NFL following a season in which he protested social injustice by taking the knee during the national anthem. The hashtag #ImWithKap is currently the second highest trending topic in the country on Twitter.