'Black-ish' actress Jenifer Lewis wears Nike to the Emmys

Angelo Anderson
September 18, 2018

Approval of the nonbinding resolution amounted to a symbolic rebuke of now-deposed NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other players who have kneeled during the national anthem at games to protest the killing of unarmed black men by the police nationwide - and Nike's recent endorsement of their protests.

Emmy victor and RuPaul's Drag Race host RuPaul Charles walked the carpet in a pristine white suit featuring a repeating black pattern of the Statue of Liberty. What can I do that's meaningful?

Lewis stepped out in a custom sweater by Nike to thank them for using former professional quarterback Colin Kaepernick in a recent commercial, she told Variety. "We need more corporate America to stand up also". Thank you for leading the resistance!

She added, "Thank you, Colin".

Nike made waves earlier this month by introducing Kaepernick as the face of its 30th "Just Do it" campaign. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, whose kneeling protests against racial injustice during the national anthem before football games sparked a social movement a year ago, became the face of Nike's new "Just Do It" campaign in September. Following the 2016 season, Kaepernick was unable to latch on with an NFL team in free agency, and he is pursuing a grievance filing against the league, accusing team owners of colluding to punish him for his social activism.

According to Los Angeles Times' Amy Kaufman, the pink buttons resembled similar ones "created in 1991 in support of Anita Hill following her sexual harassment allegations against Justice C. Thomas".

Kaepernick's campaign, which features the tagline "Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything", has sparked both outrage from Donald Trump and other conservatives as well as approval from fellow celebrities and customers. Thank you for taking a knee.

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