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The Internet Is Praising Nessa For Telling Jenelle Evans About Herself During The ‘Teen Mom 2’ Reunion

Teen Mom 2 fans, the drama just got hella real. During Monday’s screened get-together for the MTV series, Jenelle Evans walked out crying when host Nessa Diab shared receipts of the show star talking negatively about her boyfriend, Colin Kaepernick.

During the program, Evans shared her disappointment in Teen Mom OG star Amber Portwood calling her husband, David Eason, abusive. Eason has recently been under fire after shooting and killing Evans’ dog for biting their 2-year-old daughter Ensley in the face.

While speaking with Diab, Evans said she wished that Portwood, who she has feuded with in the past, had contacted her directly and privately instead of calling him abusive on social media. Diab took that opportunity to ask Evans, 27, why it isn’t OK for Amber to call out her man for being cruel and brutal but it is acceptable for Evans to talk bad about her own boo, Kaepernick, when he signed a deal with NIKE last year.

“You posed hateful comments on social media about my family. My man, Colin Kaepernick,” Diab, who has been dating the former NFL star since July 2015, said.

Evans denied ever saying anything about Kaepernick, 31, and added that she did not know who he was.

That’s when Diab brought out receipts. Back in September, Evans expressed disappointment in Nike on Facebook after the brand revealed Kaepernick, who in 2016 declined to stand for the National Anthem before games to peacefully protest police brutality against communities of color, was the face of their “Just Do It” campaign.

“‘Let’s choose the most disrespected guy in the NFL for our promos. Let’s add a slogan about sacrificing, everyone will love it.Let’s choose the man that kneels at our flag,’ YOU’RE WRONG,” Evans wrote on a Facebook post that was read aloud during the show.

“Lets choose the most disrespected guy in the NFL for our promos.” “Lets add a slogan about sacrificing, everyone will…

Posted by Jenelle Eason on Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The post continued: “I will not be buying Nike anymore. Chris Kyle’s wife wrote a huge letter about how she feels and I couldn’t agree more. HER husband actually DID sacrifice A LOT. Nike should change their ‘motto’ immediately. Nike needs a new PR person pronto.”

In a later post, Evans also praised President Donald Trump while mocking Kaepernick.

“Donald J. Trump unemployment rate is so low, even Colin Kaepernick found a job! MERICA,” she wrote.

Diab, hoping to have an open and healthy discussion with Evans about both what her man is protesting and the hypocrisy of her reaction toward Portwood’s comments, addressed the topic calmly and respectfully.

“Please understand something — my man uses his platform to peacefully protest systemic oppression in this country. Specifically, police brutality against black people. Men, women and children are dying — wrongfully dying. People who are doing this are not being held accountable. That is the issue. It has nothing to do with military men, military women, OK,” Diab explained.

She continued: “Because they fought for our constitutional right to peacefully protest. All of us. I would have appreciated if you had contacted me. I would’ve been more than happy, Jenelle, to have a healthy conversation.”

Evans, still denying knowing about Kaepernick, stormed off the stage crying.

“I’m done with this bullshit,” she said. “This is about my storyline and you want to bring up your issues. You want to bring up Teen Mom to bring up your issues.”

In addition to this week’s reunion drama, Evans was also recently fired from the docu-series in response to Eason fatally shooting their pet.

“I was a little bit shocked but I saw it coming,” Evans told Us Weekly of the firing. “It’s shocking still but I respect their decision and have nothing but love for MTV.”

Evans, who said she is trying to make things work with her husband, added: “This is a new chapter for me and my family [and] I will continue to try what’s best for me and my family.”

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Colin Kaepernick’s Life to Become Netflix Series From Ava DuVernay

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Colin Kaepernick’s Life to Become Netflix Series From Ava DuVernay

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Colin Kaepernick’s life is officially getting the Hollywood treatment.

The Black NFL quarterback has announced that he has joined forces with film director Ava DuVernay for a Netflix series titled Colin in Black & White. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the scripted limited drama has been picked to go straight to series.

DuVernay’s six-episode series will take an intimate look at Kaepernick’s childhood, life in high school years, and all of the experiences that led him to become an activist today.

Kaepernick will appear in the series as himself and is set to narrate. An actor will play the younger version of Kaepernick. According to THR, “Emmy nominee Michael Starrbury will pen the script and serve as exec producer alongside DuVernay and Kaepernick. Starrbury previously teamed with DuVernay on Netflix’s Peabody-winning limited series When They See Us, based on the Central Park 5.”

Speaking about her decision to produce a film about the NFL player, DuVernay said that “With his act of protest, Colin Kaepernick ignited a national conversation about race and justice with far-reaching consequences for football, culture, and for him, personally. Colin’s story has much to say about identity, sports, and the enduring spirit of protest and resilience. I couldn’t be happier than to tell this story with the team at Netflix.” 

Netflix says that the drama was conceived back in 2019 and scripts were completed this past May.

The series will look at Kaepernick’s early life as a Black child growing up in a white household that adopted him all while training to become a competitive quarterback while determining his own identity.

“Too often we see race and Black stories portrayed through a white lens,” Kaepernick told THR. “We seek to give new perspective to the differing realities that Black people face. We explore the racial conflicts I faced as an adopted Black man in a white community, during my high school years. It’s an honor to bring these stories to life in collaboration with Ava for the world to see.”

“We’re proud to bring Colin’s experience and his creative vision to life as he joins Ava to share his powerful story and message with all our members around the world,” Cindy Holland, VP originals at Netflix, told THRr. “It is an unparalleled union of two strong and defining voices coming together to tell the story about what it’s like to be Black in America.”

Kaepernick’s influence on the current BLM movement is expanding.

In 2016, the football player set out to protest racial injustice, police brutality, and systematic oppression ahead of a San Francisco 49ers game by kneeling during the national anthem. His act of protest ultimately roused polarizing conversations amongst athletes, NFL officials, and fans. At the time President Trump demanded NFL team owners fire Kaepernick along with any other players who protested during the national anthem. Eventually, Kaepernick became a free agent in 2017 and filed a lawsuit against the NFL. He claimed that the organization and its owners had colluded to keep him out of the league.

In February, he signed a deal with Audible to create multiple projects, including for his upcoming memoir.

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Cheerleader Wins $145,000 Settlement After She Was Booted From Team For Taking A Knee

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Cheerleader Wins $145,000 Settlement After She Was Booted From Team For Taking A Knee

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Back in 2016, American football quarterback Colin Kaepernick made waves and history when he protested against racial injustice and systematic oppression. During the United States national anthem, the star football player took a stand against the injustices by taking a knee. The act of protest set off a wave of similar acts with athletes from other sports including soccer, baseball, basketball and ice hockey taking similar actions. The acts of protest have not only sparked debate about using sporting events to highlight social issues they’ve also sparked talks about patriotism and respect. Moreover, they’ve also caused lawsuits.

College cheerleader, Tommia Dean, recently received a $145,000 payout after she was punished for her silent protest back in 2017.

The now 21-year old had been a cheerleader for Kennesaw State University, Georgia and had been inspired by  Kaepernick’s similar protests and decided to take a new during a game. In response to her protest, her university banned Dean and four other cheerleaders, known in the media as the ‘Kennesaw Five,’ from the football field during the Star-Spangled Banner for the next two games.

Dean hit back at the college who has recently been ordered to pay her $145,000. The school was found to have violated her right to protest. For the payout, the Georgia Department of Administrative Services will have to write Dean a check for $93,000 and another one to her attorneys for $52,000.

According to Marietta Daily Journal, “Dean listed KSU’s then-President Sam Olens as a defendant in the civil suit, alongside Scott Whitlock and Matt Griffin who worked for the KSU athletics department at the time.”

The agreement, which was signed by Dean and representative of the Georgia state department says that “a compromise has been reached… The intent of this agreement is to buy peace of mind from future controversy and forestall further attorney’s fees, costs, or other expenses of litigation, and further that this agreement represents the compromise, economic resolution of disputed claims and, as such, shall not be deemed in any manner an admission, finding, conclusion, evidence or indication for any purposes whatsoever, that the KSU defendants acted contrary to the law or otherwise violated the rights of Dean.”

In her lawsuit, Dean accused her school of violating her rights.

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Speaking about her decision to protest, Dean told WXIA-TV in Atlanta that at the time, she had felt moved to take action through protest. “Before we went out on the field, we all prayed. Together, we all prayed. I felt like this was something I needed to do here, in Cobb County, as a Kennesaw State cheerleader.”

The issue escalated when the local sheriff publicly slammed the cheerleaders for their act of protest. Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren said at the time that t his wife cried when she first saw the protest. “We were both shocked to see such a lack of respect for our flag, our national anthem and the men and women that serve our nation, Neil Warren wrote in an opinion piece published by Marietta Daily Journal.  Dean claimed in her lawsuit that Warren and former state Rep. Earl Ehrhart were racially motivated in making sure that the school kept her and the other four cheerleaders from taking part in national anthem protests.

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