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As Colin Kaepernick’s potential return to the NFL has taken a turn in the right direction, the former quarterback has joined online publishing platform Medium as a board member. Kaepernick, who launched his own publishing company earlier this year, will lead a new interview series called “Conversations with Colin.” He will interview athletes, activists, and thought leaders on Medium’s new vertical focused on race and prison reform.

Amplified Voices: 

  • Renee Montgomery, a guard for the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, will opt out of the WNBA’s season to focus on off-the-court work. Fellow WNBA star Maya Moore has also continued her quest for justice.
  • Oscar-winning former NFL player Matthew A. Cherry has signed a multi-year deal with Warner Bros. Television to develop and produce projects to help amplify marginalized voices.
  • New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins recently joined CNN as a social justice issues contributor. On Wednesday, Jenkins told Wolf Blitzer, “Before I became an athlete, I was Black.”