Time magazine’s upcoming issue will have the San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick on the cover. He is being featured for his ongoing protest of police violence and racial inequality.
The magazine announced Thursday that an image of Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem will be on the cover of the October 3rd issue, indicating how the NFL star’s protest has permeated national culture. The story, written by Sean Gregory, explores how Kaepernick’s protests have spred across the country. The issue also includes several commentary peices on the protests.
Kaepernick’s protest first drew attention during a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers, during which he refused to stand during the anthem. After the game, the quarterback explained his motivations toSteve Wyche.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” he said. “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.”
Kaepernick has continued to protest the anthem, and many other athletes have since joined him in calling attention to the injustices faced by black Americans. According to ThinkProgress, 21 athletes in the NFL alone have followed Kaepernick’s lead. Some NBA players have also said they plan to as well.
However, Kaepernick has also faced fierce backlash for his demonstration. ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported this week that in a poll of over 1,000 people, Kaepernick was found to be the most unpopular in the NFL. He’s been receiving death threats for his protests.
“If something like that were to happen, you’ve proved my point,” he said of the threats earlier this week. “It’ll be loud and clear why it happened.”
The image of the cover was first revealed on Time magazine’s twitter account.
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Jolie filed for divorce on Monday citing irreconcilable differences. She is currently seeking physical custody of their six kids. Jolie is suggesting Pitt gets visitation rights and she is not going to be looking for spousal support.
Sources from TMZ have been reporting that conflict over the kids, substance abuse, and anger were triggers for the divorce. It has been reported that Angelina’s decision to file has to do with the way Brad was parenting the children in which she disagreed heavily with his methods.
Sources stated that Angelina also became displeased with Brad’s consumption of weed and alcohol was causing a rise in his anger problem which she felt was dangerous for the children to be around.
Angelina’s attorney, Robert Offer, made a statement saying she filed “for the health of the family.”
There is no current reports of a third person being involved.
Jolie and Pitt got together after starring in Mr. and Mrs. Smith. The couple secretly got married in 2014 at their Chateau Miraval in France, and only let a small number of family and friends to be in attendance. The Jolie-Pitt kids— Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Knox and Viviennne— participated in their parents’ wedding.
This is the second marriage for Pitt, who was previously married to Jennifer Aniston. It was the third marriage for Jolie, who also tied the knot with Billy Bob Thornton and Jonny Lee Miller.
Academy Award winning director Ron Howard returns to direct, “Inferno.” The film is based on Dan Brown’s popular Robert Langdon series. Tom Hanks returns as Harvard Professor and symbologist looking to draw clues from Dante’s poem (Inferno) and races to stop a man threatening to release havoc onto the world with a global virus. Howard said in an interview with the Sun, that Brown’s book had more elements than horror and mystery. It exposed some of the modern day issues facing the world today like “human overpopulation, making it a much more contemporary, edgier kind of thriller.”
Additionally, through the use of science, art and solving riddles, Langdon joins Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), to solve the mystery as they travel across Europe to find clues. Dante Alighieri’s famous poem talked about the journey of traveling the nine circles of hell and being guided by ancient Roman poet Virgil. Howard also directed “The Da Vinci Code” (2006) and “Angels and Demons” in 2009. “Inferno” will be out in theaters Oct. 28.
The 68th Emmy Awards held Sunday, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, was a night to be remembered with Game of Thrones and The People v. O.J. Simpson running away with the night.
The FX mini-series, The People v. O.J. Simpson, scored wins for outstanding limited series and for some of it’s actors. One of them, Sara Paulson, won for outstanding lead actress in a limited series, and spoke about the challenge of playing the role of prosecutor during her acceptance speech.
Game of Thrones broke the record for the highest number of Emmy Awards won by a fictional series. The HBO fantasy drama triumphed in three categories including outstanding drama series. This left the show with a total of 38 awards; surpassing Frasier‘s previous record of 37.
John Oliver won best variety talk series for his HBO series Last Week Tonight, beating fellow British nominee James Corden, who was nominated for The Late Late Show.
Veep won the outstanding comedy series award for the second year in a row, while its star Julia Louis-Dreyfus won outstanding lead comedy actress for the fifth time.
Elsewhere, The Voice took home the award for outstanding reality competition series, beating Project Runway and Dancing With The Stars.
Netflix series Master of None scored its first Emmy award, winning outstanding writing for a comedy series.
Here is the full list of winners:
Outstanding Drama Series — “Game of Thrones”
Outstanding Comedy Series — “Veep”
Outstanding Lead Actress, Drama Series — Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”
Outstanding Lead Actor, Drama Series — Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”
Outstanding Supporting Actress, Drama Series — Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
Outstanding Supporting Actor, Drama Series — Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline”
Outstanding Directing, Drama Series — Miguel Sapochnik, “Game of Thrones”
Outstanding Writing, Drama Series — David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, “Game of Thrones”
Outstanding Lead Actress, Comedy Series — Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Outstanding Lead Actor, Comedy Series — Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”
Outstanding Supporting Actress, Comedy Series — Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”
Outstanding Supporting Actor, Comedy Series — Louie Anderson, “Baskets”
Outstanding Writing, Comedy Series — Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang, “Master of None”
Outstanding Directing, Comedy Series — Jill Soloway, “Transparent”
Outstanding Limited Series — “The People v. O.J. Simpson”
Outstanding Television Movie — “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride”
Outstanding Lead Actress, Limited Series or Movie — Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O.J. Simpson”
Outstanding Lead Actor, Limited Series or Movie — Courtney B. Vance, “The People v. O.J. Simpson”
Outstanding Supporting Actress, Limited Series or Movie — Regina King, “American Crime”
Outstanding Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie — Sterling K. Brown, “The People v. O.J. Simpson”
Outstanding Directing, Limited Series or Movie — Susanne Bier, “The Night Manager”
Outstanding Writing, Limited Series or Movie — D.V. DeVincentis, “The People v. O.J. Simpson”
Outstanding Reality Competition Program — “The Voice”
Outstanding Writing, Variety Special — Patton Oswalt, “Talking for Clapping”
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series — “Key and Peele”
Outstanding Variety Talk Series — “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”
Outstanding Directing, Variety Special — “Grease Live”