Celebrity Cyber Report – Ava Duvernay & Colin Kaepernick

Published On October 29, 2021 | By Tom Huskerson | Celebrity Cyber News, News and Analysis

Netflix has released the Ava Duvernay miniseries that explores the life of activist and former pro QB Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick protested against social injustice, systemic racism, and police brutality by taking a knee during the national anthem. Many in white America and the NFL owners were not happy and decided to destroy Kaepernick. It didn’t work.

Netflix is working to recognize the talent of African-American directors and producers and scored big when they signed Duvernay. She has produced some of Netflix’s most successful programming including Selma and When They See Us. Duvernay, working with Kaepernick, create a limited series about the athlete turned activist that focuses on his life from childhood to the NFL and finally to activism and global attention. The series, Colin in Black and White, is narrated by Kaepernick himself.

“It’s about how do you get to be the person who can do that. How do you get to be the person who can take a stance for what you believe in and stick by that no matter the slings and arrows that are coming at you,” DuVernay told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show. “So it’s about his early adulthood, his teenage life, and the little things that formed him to become the man that he is.”

“Everyone’s got a story. We have to ask the second question,” she added. “Go deeper. Why do you think what you think? Why do you believe that?”

Colin in Black and White premieres on Netflix on Oct. 29.

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Tom Huskerson Bio Born in Richmond Virginia Tom Huskerson is a military veteran who settled in California after his discharge. Tom attended Santa Barbara City College where he began his writing career as a campus reporter. He worked as an intern news reporter for the Santa Barbara News-Press writing feature stories before moving on to San Francisco. At San Francisco State University Tom studied broadcast communications and began to focus on the Internet. He completed his graduate thesis on Internet advertising. Tom was the first student to ever focus on the Internet as a graduate student at San Francisco State University. After graduation he went to work for Zona Research in California’s Silicone Valley. As a research associate Tom supported senior analyst writing on the latest developments in the Internet industry. During the dot com boom Tom worked for several web businesses as a market researcher and analyst. As a writer and researcher Tom has authored various technical works including a training program for Charles Schwab security. Other projects included professional presentations on workplace violence and hiring security contractors. Tom has also written both fiction and non-fiction works and blogging for a travel website. He has published two books of short stories and completed two novels. Tom is the owner of Scribe of Life Literature and EbonyCandle.com. Tom is not the chief editor for the OnTechStreet. com. A news and information blog that focuses on tech news for African-Americans. The blog is the result of his desire to inform the African American community of the dangers and benefits of the cyber age. In his blog Tom reports on information security, new and analysis, scams and hoaxes, legal happenings and various topics that arise from the age of information. Tom believes that technology is a necessary tool for black people and they should know what is happening. Tom writes believing that techno speak is for the professional and that valuable information can be communicated using plain language. As a result he has embraced the motto, Less Tech, More Knowledge.

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