Colin Kaepernick’s Netflix docuseries “Colin In Black & White” is nominated for a prestigious award

Colin Kaepernick has become a bigger star than before. Although he hasn’t played in the NFL since 2017, Kaepernick is more popular with people than ever. He set up organizations to help communities and advocate for his causes. His views on social justice are hugely influential, with many celebrities supporting his initiatives.

Recently, a documentary series was made about the QB and premiered on Netflix. It was about Kaepernick’s teenage years with her adoptive family and how her experiences shaped her opinions on many issues. The biopic received great attention from fans and wider audiences. He was recently nominated for a prestigious award.

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The docuseries, titled “Colin in Black and White,” showed how Kaepernick’s opinions on the topics of his future activism began to form in his experiences as a teenager. Jaden Michael played the lead role of a young Kaepernick. Mary-Louise Parker as Teresa Kaepernick and Nick Offerman as Rick Kaepernick played the roles of Colin’s adoptive parents.

It received mostly favorable reviews from critics on various websites. This led to a nomination for the prestigious Peabody Award. Now the show’s cast and crew are up for another award, as the 6th Annual Black Reel TV Awards nominated them in multiple categories.

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Jaden Michael, writer Michael Starrbury and director Ava DuVernay all received nominations in their respective categories, while award organizers also nominated the series in the ‘Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series’ category. To celebrate this milestone, Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp organization tweeted congratulations to the cast.

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What has Colin Kaepernick been up to since 2017?

Kaepernick played his last game in the NFL in 2016, after which he became a free agent. In May 2022, he had his first practice with an NFL team when the Raiders hosted one for the QB. Apart from this; he mainly defended his opinions and initiatives in the communities and was even part of a deal for a children’s book.

PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 20: Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers returns to pass in the first quarter during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 20, 2015 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

The former 49ers QB doesn’t seem any closer to actively playing in the NFL right now. However, he managed to stay in the spotlight with multiple initiatives and a TV series about him.

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