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Colin Kaepernick Invokes Jackie Robinson’s Iconic ‘I Cannot Stand’ Quote

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Never one to hold his tongue, Colin Kaepernick is known for using his famed social media platforms to speak up and speak out for civil and human rights, especially when it comes to the controversy over America’s National Anthem and the ways it tears down the Black community. But Monday (Apr. 15), Kaepernick reminded us […]

Big Sean Collaborates with Puma for His First Sneaker

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Words by Fatima Barrie This past weekend, Big Sean unveiled his first collaborative sneaker with Puma. The newly appointed Puma brand ambassador is slated to drop his own shoe this spring. The collaboration comes as a 50th anniversary celebration of Puma’s iconic Suede collection, which is partnering with big names and brands in music, fashion, […]

PUMA Teams with Legends for Suedes 50th Anniversary

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Words by Leslie Monet Earlier this week PUMA announced they are celebrating their 50th anniversary of the quintessential Suedes in 2018 by prudently aligning an iconic symbol to represent each year. Considerate of a delicate balance with racial tension across the nation, PUMA has audaciously chosen Olympic Gold Medalist Tommie Smith, who was the first […]

Iconic 1968 Olympics Activist Tommie Smith Defends Colin Kaepernick’s Protest

Tommie Smith and John Carlos made history back in 1968 when they gave the Black Power salute on the winner’s podium during the Summer Olympics. The gesture incensed people across the country, in the same way San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick‘s refusal to stand for the national anthem as a form of protest has the past few days. […]