Colin Kaepernick

Retired NFL quarterback Michael Vick is backing down from comments he made on Monday advising unemployed NFL QB Colin Kaepernick to cut his afro to increase his chances of getting signed by a NFL team.

Vick, who spent 21 months in prison on dog fighting charges, said in an interview with Fox Sports that he knew what it was like for a “toxic” player to find work in professional sports.

Kaepernick blackballed himself in the NFL by taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police shootings of unarmed black men last season.

The 29-year-old quarterback opted out of his contract with the 49ers in 2016, making himself a free agent in 2017.

But no NFL team will touch him after the national anthem controversy last year.

Vick, who retired from the NFL after every team passed on signing him last year, advised Kaepernick to “be presentable” by going “clean-cut”.

“First thing we got to get Colin to do is cut his hair,” Vick said on “Speak for Yourself.”

Vick continued: “I’m not up here to try and be politically correct, but even if he puts cornrows in I don’t think he should represent himself in that way. Just the hairstyle. Just go clean-cut. You know, why not? You’re already dealing with a lot. All he needs to do is just try to be presentable.”

After the public backlash on social media, Vick, 37, walked back his comments with a statement on Twitter.com Tuesday.

“Colin Kaepernick’s hair has nothing to do with him not being on a NFL roster right now. Let’s be clear!” Vick wrote. “I wish only the best for Colin. I stand by what I’ve said about him being signed at some point this season to help a NFL club. I think he is a great kid who has a bright future and I’m looking forward to seeing him on the field again. Trust and believe what I said was not in malice.”

Photos by Eric Espada/Getty Images





  • Please Stop The Madness

    Thanks so much for the post and for waiting for his backtracking statements before posting.

    Fukk Ronnie Mexico. We stood behind your dog killing ass. The whites are never forgiving you for the dog killing and now we are never forgiving you for your coon ass remarks sir. Gone head and trade Kee-YAH in for a white woman and get.it.over.with.

    You ride is waiting on you. Get on at the next stop

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVAE4lQfu_g

  • Renee26

    And don’t you EVER speak on Colin again!!

  • Tammie Reed

    And then he goes on social and says, he is a “great kid” ANOTHER blow… Lawd!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/956161bde0ec573423c340b9dc1ce4355e1faa66832a36f57cd1897fa2a79352.gif

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Mike Vick done messed up my weekend and its only TEWSDAY wit this here shit

  • Renee26

    LMAO I have never seen this video!! where da white women at??!

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Jahnee Gill posts it here all the time. I sometimes post it if I think she is going to be late to the post.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Backtracking….backstroking….backpedaling smh. Mike needs to realize regardless of how much cooning he does he’s still known as a dog killer…all dogs wanna do is be loved and he was fighting and killing them for sport…he needs several seats but make sure you wipe them off afterwards cause herpes spreads….

  • Renee26

    I Hollered…I know her other favorite is the one with the dude turning his lips up

  • Renee26

    Don’t let him mess up your week….throw him the finger and keep it movin

  • Rayne

    Why don’t ppl mean what they say and say what they mean anymore? Cause of all this fakeness goings on.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    YOOOO…I just spit out my cake!!! Where the white at!!! Im done….

  • Renee26

    Ok…that’s a WHOLE grown man right there!

  • Please Stop The Madness

    The fanger? Mike Vick is dead to me. He getting dirt thrown on his casket and Im going to happy hour

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Chile….

  • Rayne

    I die a lil every damn time I see this lmfaooo ??

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Listen2Me

    What about one of your home team coaches getting fired? (I know that you always go hard for your sports team) what are your thoughts?

  • stav

    I guess his afro is a symbol of defiance to the white NFL slavemasters and that scares them! When his afro affects his abilities to throw a football ,then and only then should he take that(foolishness) into consideration , otherwise Michael Vick needs to have several seats, and stop acting like a house N@#!$.

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    ROFL!!!!!!!!!!

  • ?Royalty?

    Vick honey just go on and sit yourself in the corner ova there…..
    Just go on and face the wall, for a lil’ bit……
    When you’ve learned your lesson you can come out okay?

  • LibraGirlonly

    I work in corporate and I rock faux locks and their are plenty other black woman with natural styles. A lot of us here wear braids and fros.

  • Coy little wink

    Yoooo..I wasn’t ready ???

  • MsPam

    I wish black folks would stop nix picking at every little thing. We have a lot of other problems to worry about. Now y’all want to attack Michael Vick?! His hair have nothing to do with why he’s not playing, he’s a ok quarterback not a great one. People need to remember that Colin was put in system as a child, by his mother, . who is white and adopted by whites. Colin is trying to find out who he is as a “black man”. If Colin never plays a football game in his life, trust and believe he won’t starve/homeless. He has millions! Black women stop defending Colin because he’ll walk right pass you! You see what his girlfriend looks likes.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Sometimes , make that a lot of times folks should never say what they are thinking! Aunt Sandy I agree that Kaepernick blackballed himself! The hair had nothing to with it because plenty of football players with long hair in a variety of styles. Colin had discovered his blackness and has a cause that made/make coffee cream colored folks uncomfortable. They don’t want to see it out loud but it will be hard for him to be signed now, plus his stats declined, he is a distraction off and on the field to the NFL and they frown on that.

  • Wyteprivilege

    lololol!!!! I like that ish! lol

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • ?Royalty?

    Lol?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I thought Colin was picked up by another. I honestly don’t care if he never gets picked up; I support the brother. The fact that he took a stand, and continues to stand in the face of adversity, makes him one hell of a man. He’ll be ok. Trust.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    NANCY!

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Its me Nan. Its me!!!! Karlie Redd is an octogenarian sandwich maker.

  • Cheese eggs

    Umm…they still not gonna let you in the house Mike?

  • Lisa daniels

    Whites love their dogs more than their own children as that’s what Mike forgot

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Alicia.Ashe

    Ctfu!!!!!

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Randy Moss wore a Buckwheat ‘fro for almost half a decade when he was with the Vikings… and is married to a white woman and nobody ever said shit about it

  • Please Stop The Madness

    What about Deion Sanders. Was his damn curl unprofessional?

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Vick is a clown with them crusty azz lips.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Mandinga. Roll Tide Roll. Your Sister In Christ

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    It was in a different time. You could also go off the handles and say whatever and do whatever and not be blackballed

  • tintin

    Mike Vick should never have an opinion ever again. White man is still mad about the dog fighting. sit down

  • Renee26

    I’m with you there!

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • LibraGirlonly

    I do not agree with you. Out if all those negros in the league he was the only one to take a stand so I will defend him and that’s that.

  • stanhope

    Uncle Tom Vick needs to STFU! Colin is my boy!

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Nah not yet. The Seahawks wanted him as a backup, but decided not to sign him. The coach said that he was too great of a qb to be a backup…I rolled my eyes when he said that. You don’t get sorry backup qbs…you get qbs that are just as good as the starter

  • stanhope

    And I know you are speaking of the lips he sits on. Now that is some crusty s h y t.

  • Jen_no_juice

    Bruh your backpedaling was a contradiction! Take a stance like Colin did before you try to get in the mix. Just take your herpes and sit down sir

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    YAAAASSSS!!!!!!!!! FUGG FOLKS…… IN A HALF NELSON!!!!!!!

  • stanhope

    Naw sustah, he would walk past your nasty t w a t like every other man before last call.

  • Soda

    *Nitpicking

  • Jen_no_juice

    Mike had cornrolls in the league! Cut them when he got in trouble. When has Colin been in legal trouble? So Mike can sit his hypocritical herpes ass down

  • Jen_no_juice

    Thank you

  • starbright9449

    Afros and our kinky textures aren’t presentable. Hair must be silly straight or wavy to be presentable. What God gave us and grows out of our scalps are disgusting and gross. *SARCASM*

  • Please Stop The Madness

    and do whatever

    ^^^^^^^^^^
    this isnt all that true. Michael Jordan had to leave and go play baseball for two years…minor league at that. Bc he was betting. Why? The white man (David Stern to be pacific) told him he had too. Pete Rose got his ass blackballed/fired and he a fat white man. The man who wanted to bring his son to the MLB clubhouse. They told him nope. You and your boy can go home. You will not do as you please in sports and never will be able to. If Michael Jordan cant nobody can. You gotta answer to higher power most times. Sadly.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    All of it.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Hey Nettie.

  • starbright9449

    If he bald his head he may get another shot like how black women with natural hair wear a wig or straighten their hair for an interview to increase their chances of getting a job. Now not all of us do that and still get hired but some people are so racists, our hair texture bothers them so I can understand wearing a wig then snatching it off after getting the job.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Im very proud of Cap for telling these folks fukk their job. They forced him out and he is still okay

  • klwbaby

    So Mike’s advice to Colin is that he should shuck and jive his way back into the NFL’s good graces..

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    How you Shug? I shole missededed yall (but SR was on some ‘hateful hostess’ mess, so I got scarce ’cause I can get hatefulness at work, LOL!)

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Yea you’re right, but there are many athletes, not just the NFL that have and are getting away with a lot. The NFL likes to deal with it in house, but when it gets out in the public and ppl cry out, then they do something about it. I could be wrong, but it seems like the black athletes get hit the worse. Vick is a prime example.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Im living. All I can do. How you is?

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Look how sweet you is to meh…. you let me be Nettie… ROFL!

  • Please Stop The Madness

    I sure did think that. I was like awww fukk it. I can be Ms. celie.

  • MsPam

    LOL! What did his “stand”do for anyone?! What laws did he change?! Black folks are getting killed every second, people are hungry and homeless,What did his “stand” do for you or me?!

  • MsPam

    That too!

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    The NFL is a gigantic business frat house and anything threatening to tear it down they retaliate, instead of changing.

  • MsPam

    If you are a dude/man get off of here talking like a bitch!

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Now this here is true. Look at Ben Rothslisberger. Not shit happened to him. Vs. A Ray Rice. But on the back side of that there are the Ray Lewises etc that get to live and be great too. Guess it depends on the team. IDK. It sucks though.

  • stav

    Pretty much!

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Yea it’s unfortunate

  • Please Stop The Madness

    It wasnt for you or me. It was for HIM. How he felt. You missed the whole entire POINT.

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    I’m yet holding on… got a new boss (azzwhole)… growing out my fro (I can get to work on time now)…. tryna stay cool (it’s hot as hail in the DMV), you know, just the usual day-to-day tryna not cut a bish ’round here existence, LOL!

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    I’m downright envious myself!

  • Please Stop The Madness
  • Please Stop The Madness

    +1.

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    #petty
    ROFL!

  • Renee26

    Colin is protesting for black men and women…I for one will not drop my support of him and his advocacy

  • Justlooknout

    Runs and jumps in your arms and knocks Nancy’s wig off her head. She never pins it down. I LOVE AND MISS YOU something Bad.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2ba00670bffd961251e656623e43de9561f1ee9dd90715a6dfc5b3ac80431216.gif

  • Renee26

    The ONLY one putting his career on the line to stand up for what’s right. That’s a very admirable trait

  • speakinmymind

    **shrugs shoulders** I was thinking abt it but Soda beat me to it.

    By the way Nan, I’m the star of The Bodyguard…**waving real hard**

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Michael Vick is easy to dislike. He’s arrogant and comes across as a know-it-all. He wore his hair the way he chose to, and he had more than a few scandals that Arthur Blank quietly put to bed until it was impossible to do so any longer. Who is he to judge?

    Colin Kapernick is a very lousy quarterback. The national anthem issue is only part of the story; Kaepernick is not an accurate passer. He was very effective with the “option” play, at one time, but opposing teams long ago figured out how to stop him.

    Teams don’t like distractions, and they usually want to win. Kaepernick can help with neither so he’s therefore jobless.

    But I do support what Kap did; he made a very important statement and for that, he has all of my respect. Too bad he isn’t a better QB though.

  • Renee26

    In the corner

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    yeah ’cause the Steelers didn’t prevent Rapisthisberger (alleged) from playing and he been accused at least twice of misconduct of sex!

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LOL! I just said him!

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Please Stop The Madness

    Im not here for Condi Omarosa Carson today.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Im not here for Condi Omarosa Carson today.

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Justlooknout

    Why is yall getting mad at Micheal Vick. He is really not that bright.

    Who’s last name is MEXICO. :facepalm:

  • Justlooknout

    Why is yall getting mad at Micheal Vick. He is really not that bright.

    Who’s last name is MEXICO. :facepalm:

  • Renee26

    LMAO

  • Renee26

    LMAO

  • Renee26

    Same here..we are encouraged to bring our full selves to work

  • Renee26

    Same here..we are encouraged to bring our full selves to work

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Please Stop The Madness

    Damn Primetime was out here fukking up seat covers, sofas, and collars out in 1988 and BEYOND with that gatdamn curl. Nobody told him to cut his hair and find him a job. Nigga kept his curl WAY past the time it was fashionable. In baseball AND the NFL. Nobody said shit.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Damn Primetime was out here fukking up seat covers, sofas, and collars out in 1988 and BEYOND with that gatdamn curl. Nobody told him to cut his hair and find him a job. Nigga kept his curl WAY past the time it was fashionable. In baseball AND the NFL. Nobody said shit.

  • Anunnaki

    I like his hair, 🙁

  • Anunnaki

    I like his hair, 🙁

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    I love what you just said. Your employer must be more ‘evolved’ than some others.

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    I love what you just said. Your employer must be more ‘evolved’ than some others.

  • Renee26

    Yeah they are really big on diversity

  • Renee26

    Yeah they are really big on diversity

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Hello!

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • klwbaby

    It’s a good thing that helmets has those straps on them because all that juice on his head probably would had that helmet sliding into the end zone and he is still on the 50 yard line.

  • Justlooknout

    I got “hawt” tear rolling down my face.

  • Justlooknout

    Thinking about you all the time, not ever sure when reach out. Hoping and praying all is well. So much to catch up with you on my end. LE sigh

  • Anunnaki

    ***wails**** I use to have that jerry curl messing up covers, pillowcases all my clothes, neck just be shiny…***wails** sommore

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    That’s awesome. I guess some folks are finally getting beyond what’s growing out of our scalps and learning to appreciate what’s underneath – some great minds! We can be kinky, curly, AND cerebral at the same dam* time!

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    collars…. WAY past the time….
    CRINE.

  • Dowoop

    Is that an “I just died” emoji?

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    “ghost” LOL!

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • PussyGal0re

    No malice, just sheer ignorance. Mike you are oblivious to the fact that if Kaep had a buzz cut and defended BLM he would have the same results. The world(white people) view him as a black man. Did they show your Bama-ass any mercy? Fitting neatly into the box does not spare one from the inevitable negro wake up moment. For future references, as a black man, don’t ever let something as stupid and coonish again escape your lips. “Yes’m boss’m, I’z a good negro with my lined up Cesar” SMMFH!!

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Renee Bee

    I do too. He does have a beautiful crown that defies gravity. Many of us would love to have that fullness gracing our heads.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Exactly!

  • Anunnaki

    yesssss. I would not cut my hair,

  • Renee Bee

    Call it what it is, Nan. R-A-P-E!!
    (P,S. Heeeelllllloooooooo from the other side, Mz.. Mystery Woman.)

  • Hunni24

    I sure have missed you. Was thinking about you last week and then I realized it was you. I had been noticing your font and thought you were familiar. Then you confirmed it to Zeta and I was so happy but didn’t have a chance to post.

  • Harley

    He needs to backtrack after that statement. Them white folks tarnished his whole image and he has the NERVE!

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Hey Boo, Hey!!!!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/42e766825cc2dd5dbc519049a6665384ef032d605184f428da26f418913d9567.gif
    (Yall ever hear from Cap? I been gone so long, last time I heard any mention of her it was still wintertime…. hope she’s ok.) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/40856033303d04950fead1121c6be6c0bd1dd252110cb05af14c38f525dcbbac.gif

  • Renee Bee

    Bloop!

  • Harley

    Right! It is his natural state. Tell Tom Brady to cut off his hair

  • Harley

    Plenty of QB’s signed that are WAY worse that Colin. And he did not have a problem before he kneeled getting signed.

  • klwbaby

    Just curious, u are asking why people are attacking Mike but u in turn start attacking Colin…

  • Shira Harding-James

    Coming from man who brutally killed dogs…. oh ok

  • Anunnaki

    I hate yo AZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ tuday …..LOG OFF………………………….****real tears****** can we all just get along

  • Shira Harding-James

    I would!

  • Kanyade

    They are especially fighting mad as of late. I think it was announced he would be inducted into Virginia’s Hall of Football Fame? Or wherever he’s from. I’m too lazy to Google. Somebody in my timeline was all in an uproar about it.

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    bring it in hun… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8e992eb809e3c78556e1bae76a957ee392f74c42daf190275b13fe9cdd8a8826.gif
    no judgment here!
    (wipes curl juice from my cheek) LOL!

  • Renee Bee

    Nope. Lots of name changes and lurkers after our dearest Auntie had a “Take Care Hun” dust up party.

  • Unhappy American

    ????

  • hottlanta

    Thought I would never see the say where a black man had no gun, never said a word and white folks see him as violent and threatening. Vick got that slave mentality to be a “comfort zone Negro” to white folks. He forget the D. Martin Luther King, Jr. had short buzz cuts, suits the whole 9 yards and they still killed him. Those civil rights marchers were dressed to the 9’s and still got beat by the police. Vick take a look and see those well dressed black people get a beat down so your azz can live the life you live.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFcCQDkVOjM

  • Unhappy American

    Wow came home 2 hours early from work caught my 14 year old daughter in my den having sex I’m devastated SMH now the police here but they cool they feel me but it’s a mess I just had to get it off my chest SMH #IwishIwastrollingbutitsreal???????

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    That’s why I left for a bit. I saw where things were headed, and I’m only gonna take so many insults from ANYbody, LOL!!!!!! Sandra was trump-trippin’ and had clealy gotten hold of a bad batch of that breitbart kkkool-aid… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5a16feb7886870b58e876a7ffc6b264e7419e743bb55ec579123b82d4a427799.gif

  • imright

    u would think Mike would be more understanding….being that he was railroaded about some stupid dogs. but Colins clap back was PRICELESS !!! said Mike had Stockholm syndrome !!!

  • hottlanta

    Back in the day that was called a sexual calling card. The bigger the fro the more women you got.

  • Gina Romantica

    I’m sorry

  • JustB

    I think what he was saying is valid… For us as blacks his hair is invisible…but we are in a white man’s world…we have to go extra miles… Right or wrong… And any interview I’ve had I have presented myself in a weekday way not a weekend way and landed the job…he is catching more slack cause he is mixed and chose to stand up for the black in him…Yes this issue is beyond his hair… But it’s unfair to act like what Vick said was way off cause it wasnt

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Damn, I’m not sure what to say to make you feel better babygirl, but remember we were all young once. Don’t say or do anything that you will regret later…trust me I’ve been there. My daughter is now grown, and I think back to one particular fight we had when she was a stupid teen, and the words I said to her still makes me feel horrible.

  • Vegas1989

    I’m very sorry to hear this. I work with high school girls and this is a very sensitive subject. I just want these young girls to “Think” about the decision that they make. It affects everybody. Now the police is involved it’s another level. I will be praying for you and this situation.

  • hottlanta

    Are you okay. What happened to the young man? I never encountered that but I can only imagine. Go to your child now. You have every right to be mad upset and disappointed. Tell her what road she is going down is not right for her. Take her to a doctor and have her EXAMINED because you don’t know how long she has been having sex we don’t want her to have any kind of disease. To bring him into the house and into the den is quite bold. Let her know that she has violated the sacred bond of TRUST between mother and child and whenever you leave the home you can’t trust her anymore. You have a lot of rebuilding to do and you have prayers in your corner to get through this. You are not her friend you are her mom. Don’t feel guilty about going to work to make a better life for her.

  • Anunnaki

    if you had the First conversation, now its time for the 2nd one….14 they do dumb stuff. I been there, but I did a lot of talking to mine, we got thru it together, she thought I was gonna be angry, I wasn’t, its nature. but the lines had to be drawn, and respect had to be earn all over. it took time but, shes now in her 20’s happily married with a daughter. but i get your frustration. its normal for any mother

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Your parental instincts will help you get through this with your daughter. You know what to do. God Bless

  • Renee Bee

    Bwahahahahahaha! Chile…

  • Anunnaki

    why show this, DAM, u done messed up my day 🙁

  • Harley

    It is OFF! It is ridiculous! His hair had nothing to do with it. Have you seen football players hair??????

  • Anunnaki

    WOW I didn’t know that ***hmmm****

  • Anunnaki

    its beautiful, and it grew right out his scalp…lol

  • Harley
  • Anunnaki

    fits the conversation PERFECT.

  • noireyblanca

    Mr. Vick is trying to continue to get a check period.

  • hottlanta

    I had a combo pack. I had a big fro and a big azz. I got in a whole lot of trouble. I am going to a 70’s party and Imma wear my big fro wig and have a coupla of flashbacks.

  • hottlanta

    Naw some of these black folks like Vick needs a little history lesson to be shown no matter what we wear we will still be attacked. Since he is stating that his natural hair is threatening to white folks. No one had their pants on the ground, caps backwards or none of that stuff that is not presentable to the public. Messed up your day how?

  • free

    Awwww! My dad caught me laying up with a dude in my room. He walked straight out, got in the car, and left. I wondered why he didn’t make the dude leave but we were fully clothed and just lying on my bed. I really now understand my dad would have probably beat the hell out of dude so he decided to leave. This is a rough time in a parent’s life. I feel for you!

  • hottlanta

    The boy needs to be talked to as well. A lot of woman have 1 soul while brother man is bringing 1000 and we suppose to deal with it. That is the most sexist message I have ever seen.

  • Quitedeliteful

    It’s tough being a parent… Unfortunately, you just might have to get her on some type of birth control because it’s unlikely that she will stop…

  • free

    Yes, these days. On the flip side, be thankful you now know and can do something about it with medical visits and BC.

  • Harley

    He does need to be spoken to but this is HER daughter

  • hottlanta

    I am more worried about this shyt being in the internet. Boys do talk. I can see him now, man I was ova there getting it in and her moms walked in on us. Folks will give the girl all kinds of hell and give him a pass. You know how hypercritical women are. She will be called a whore and he will not. Then we get with him and get mad because he is not faithful to us and yet we allow him to go from woman to woman and not call him out for what he is. Then we wonder why he is on Vanzant with a truckload of kids.

  • hottlanta

    Do you know his parents. Call them and let them know.

  • Felicia Kelley

    Railroaded?????

    Ok!!?

  • TheOwley

    And people are now getting on Vick because of his corn rows. Really? When are black folks going to drop the hair attacks on other blacks. Black women in the service have fought hard to wear natural hair and then you have a retarded comment by Vick trying to undo that.

  • Fire & Ice

    Ok!!! Ugh I’m tired of black people having to conform, to make yt comfortable. Your natural hair makes them uncomfortable, your dark skin makes them uncomfortable, they way you speak makes them uncomfortable, wearing a hoodie makes them uncomfortable, questioning their authority makes them uncomfortable, and the list goes on and on ?

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    So why even bother bring up him cutting his hair then? The show is called speak for yourself in this case Vick should ONLY speak for himself.

  • hottlanta

    Please you can be emotionally tied a person without the sex. Our daughters need to know that as well. Having a poster with a bunch of doll heads is not a good message for sexual health. The words soul ties is so played.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Yea his hair has nothing to do with it just like race didn’t play a part in YOU going to jail and not being able Ron get signed and being protested after you served your time good day to you Mr. Vick ?

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Couldn’t have have! Smh

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    ???

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    OMG! (are you for real????) I’m so sorry this happened, but don’t beat yourself up about it. I had a stay-at-home Mom, and I STILL found a way to accomplish my little grown arse ignorant agenda. Hopefully, this will put some fear/respect into your daughter and you guys can use this as a teachable moment about the realities of bad choices. (Now on this part i’ll tread lightly because I’m not a mother, BUT, I’d take her lil self to get the ‘alphabet’ test, and tests for any other STDs – not to humiliate her, but to drive home the REALITY of how serious the consequences Could be for her momentary lapse in obedience and judgment. Also, she will get some first-hand education from those in the field that she may have already heard from you, but disregarded because we never think our parents know what they’re talking about.)
    Lastly, be encouraged (you’re not the only one with a child who’s being ‘curious’ or trying to grow-up too quickly). I hope this all works out well for you and your family in the end. Peace & Blessings.

  • JustB

    He is an unemployed football player at this point… No his hair isn’t the point I believe I said that…and gave my thoughts to what I thought the issue is… The fact that he chose his black side… Vick had braids and is probably got slack for it and is putting him on… I don’t think he was malice

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    DAM I have no words I wish I did all you can do at thins point is provide proper education on std ALL of them show the pictures and everything and talk to her about what sex REALLY means emotionally and spiritually. It’s happening these days I had a patient 17 yr old said she only sleeps with men 25 up to 35 we did a std test it came back positive for chlym had to call and tell her she had a attitude and then when told she had to tell whoever she was sleeping with to get treated and tested she sucked her teeth. Education is key they gone still have sex but education will save their life

  • dontgetblocked

    He’s an athlete not a CEO. He can wear his hair like he wants.

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    oh wow…. ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JustB

    He is an unemployed athlete… I looked at his comment as an Employment tip… It’s a known fact that our hair scares white people… It maybe something that is under stood but it is what it is… Black men expecially have to do more to gain respect if your employer is white point blank

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    say THIS!!!!!

  • Harley

    He had to choose. He cannot identify as a white man. I am of mixed race and identify as a black woman because that is what society fixates on ..skin color and hair… it is sad because race is not a real thing!

  • Harley

    No it is not! I did not say show her daughter the picture but DO explain to her that your body IS a temple and every Tom, DICK, and Harry should not have access to it!

  • Harley
  • Gina

    First of all you never poop where you eat. In other words Colin shouldve left all that protesting until after hours outside his workplace. Same way I cant wear a shirt to work that say’s” f#ck the police”…

  • hottlanta

    A bunch of inspirational messages ain’t never stopped no one from having sex.

  • Gina

    Isnt Colin half black and white?? So whats his gripe?? Ohh yeah getting attention and scoring “cool”points with blacks…

  • hottlanta

    Black people spend all day worried about how white people feel about them in public, whereas white folks get drunk as hell, talk loud and will even pee in public and don’t give a flying fyck about trying to present themselves presentable to us black folks.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    I agree with his first statement. It is true blacks need to present themselves differently when they go before YT to get a job. It’s said but it’s true. Now, after you get said job, then go in with your beautiful African self and dare anyone to fire you… Til then, you have to play their sick games…

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Why did you feel you had to call the police?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    This the recipe for raising an emotionally confident woman.

  • Mister Fantastic

    But Vick
    Yoooou cut your hair and asked massa is we sick, and still no team picked you up.
    Welcome to the SUNKEN PLACE….

  • Harley

    Clearly you are missing the point and have comprehension issues

  • Harley

    Clearly you are missing the point and have comprehension issues

  • Harley

    Clearly you are missing the point and have comprehension issues

  • Harley

    Clearly you are missing the point and have comprehension issues

  • Harley

    Clearly you are missing the point and have comprehension issues

  • Minkie Babie

    Look Angela David I mean Colin is not tryna play football why we keep begging for teams to put him up. He made 100 M that’s more than you making.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Colin knew there would be consequences, and I’m sure was prepared to not work in the league! Sometimes those dream jobs turns out not to be fulfilling as thought. Colin actually walked away from the league, and can only stay on his terms! He’s not to be pitied, he’s wealthy, famous and now has a great platform to do wonderful work!

  • Fire & Ice

    I was thinking the same thing. Colin is a grown ass man, not a kid. This is how these coaches and teams talk to and treat them. Vick is only repeating what he’s learned on the plantation, all these years. These guys may be millionaires, but they get treated like children.

  • Faux Gibbler

    Key words: he opted of fine the 49’rs roster

  • Noirluv45

    Not only drunk, but strung the hell outta drugs.

  • Noirluv45

    Oh, we don’t wanna upset massa with our freaking natural hair, so let’s all get weaves or relaxers, dye our hair blond so massa can accept us and we be having a job. God, I’m afraid for this weak ass generation who don’t have the balls to stand up. Thank God for Malcolm and the rest of those freedom fighters who were willing to say “F the white an” regardless of what it cost them.

  • Anunnaki

    I get pisst when i see how my people were treated. I get a whole different attitude with whitty. I was at work and look to my left and caught a tude…..

  • Anunnaki

    Lol. Bye..

  • NAYB

    You keep mentioning him being unemployed as as a reason he should cut his hair. This is football not bank of America. These money hungry football franchises don’t give a damn about hair, they care about skill. They care about winning games. No one in sports is going to bypass athletes who have the potential to help them bring in wins and coins because of their hair! This has nothing to do with his hair, if he were bald he’d be just as unemployed!

  • Ruth

    I was the stupidest thing to say. Black people shouldn’t be discriminated against about our hair. AS a black man doing it to his own is disgusting.

  • Ruth

    Right but a black man turning on their own. That’s some coon shit.

  • Ruth

    Money changes nothing if youre being discriminated. It’s wrong and He shouldn’t have to lose out on millions that would be better used to help others boys not as fortunate. Your logic is flawed.

  • JustB

    You obviously Keep looking over many of the things I said and choose to see the unemployed part which it still fact

  • JustB

    I don’t dispute him having to choose… I said he is now being punished for choosing…

  • JustB

    What I said was he is being punished for choosing and unfortunately him being an athlete he is employed by massa…

  • hottlanta

    Don’t matter. Lil Hot was sitting in on an interview with her other co workers and she said this white person was not dressed professionally and was out of order at the interview. She had me rolling when she said someone said they would like to hire him because he had a great personality. Lil Hot went off. She said if she wasn’t there they would have hired that white guy.

  • V Dubb

    You must not be black or you would get it. Trust he gets more respect in this community than Vick. And we don’t give “cool” points. You speak truth or you get the fauk off the podium

  • JustB

    And have you read my entire comment

  • JENNYJONES1

    THAT’S NOT COON SH*T. IT’S FUNNY WHENEVER SOMEONE BLACK SPEECHES THE TRUTH ABOUT SOME BS WE’RE DOING THEN THEY ARE A COON. THE TRUTH HURTS AND MIKE VICK HAD TO LEARN THAT THE HARD WAY AKA 21 MONTHS IN PRISON. HE’S BEEN POOR, RICH, FAMOUS. THE MAN, A PRISONER, IN THE NFL AGAIN BACK TO UNEMPLOYED SO HE KNOWS THE GAME FROM EVER ANGEL AND CAN SPEAK ON THE SITUATION FROM EXPERIENCE. IF KAEPERNICK EVER WANTS TO GET BACK IN THE NFL SORRY BUT IT WON’T BE ON HIS TERMS POINT BLANK……….JENNY JONES!!!!

  • hottlanta

    That is why I don’t party with them. Did you see the video with Labloaf the way he was talking to the black cop and TransWendy Wiliams gave him a racial pass talking bout it was the alcohol. Alcohol brings your true feelings to the surface. But there are some black parents who tell their kids to act a certain kind of way in front of white folks. I never told my kids that. I just told them to have manners and class in front of everyone.

  • hottlanta

    Hey Vick tell the President to act presentable in representing the USA. Your azz would be dropped like a hot potato.

  • JENNYJONES1

    I THINK IT’S HIS WHOLE PACKAGE THAT’S THE ISSUE, THE AFRO AND BEARD ARE JUST MORE ICING ON THE SPOILED CAKE. YOU CAN’T COME TO SOMEONE ELSE’S COMPANY(NFL) AND WANT A JOB AND PAYCHECK FROM THAT COMPANY BUT DO WHAT YOU WANT AND NOT FOLLOW THEY’RE COMPANY’S POLICY OR CAUSE NEGATIVE DISTRACTION ESP IF YOUR SKILL HAS GONE DOWN TOO. IT SEEMS HIS PROTEST AFFECTED HIS QB ABILITY B/C BELIEVE ME IF HE WAS WINNING EVERYTHING ELSE WOULD BE MADE TOLERABLE. HE QUIT B4 HE WAS LET GO………..JENNY JONES!!!

  • mzwhang90210

    His fro is the BIDNESS!!

  • Enoughsaid2020

    “The same tools they use to build you up, will be the same tools they use to tear you down” Afeni Shakur.

  • Mrs. ??????????

    Colin’s fro gives me life! He should never cut it.

  • Pebbles

    Darn it! Mike where was publicist before he decided to speak? He should never, ever, never,never make public comment without first speaking with his publicist on what NOT to say. Once again he is on the news ( sports , blogs,) and it’s not for anything good. If he doesn’t have one he should invest in one.

  • yvette46

    First off Mr. Kapernick is NOT a kid!! He is a full GROWN Black man. And why do people have to give their opinion when they’re are still in hot water themselves. That’s like O.J giving his opinion about Vick killing dogs…

  • JENNYJONES1

    I THINK IF YOU SEE THE WHITE OWNERS/EMPLOYERS AS MASSA THEN YOU SHOULD START YOUR OWN COMPANY AND MAKE UP YOUR OWN RULES NOT TAKING A CHECK FROM MASSA. DO LIKE LORENZO BALL AND HIS SONS DID WHEN IT CAME TO THE SNEAKER COMPANIES. THEY DIDN’T LIKE THE RULES OR THEM MAKING $$$ OFF OF THEM SO THEY WENT THEIR OWN ROUTE BY STARTING THEIR OWN HIGH END COMPANY BUT ARE FOLLOWING ALLLLL OF THE RULES WHEN IT COMES TO THE NBA TO FURTHER THEIR OWN AGENDA AND MAKE MONEY FOR THEIR SNEAKER COMPANY AKA THEY ARE BEING SMART……….JENNY JONES!!!

  • Ms.Vanilla

    This is true. It’s even worse when black men turn on black women but no one seems to see the impact of that.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    I’m sure.. only in Amerikkka.

  • Malcom Flex

    Kap is biracial mom as white as mayonaise but he got more heart and soul than most of bm sports stars.

  • Malcom Flex

    Vick WAS cooning period.

  • Malcom Flex

    Excellent parenting advice. Many black parents teach their kids to either suck up to wp or try to play or con them, since wp are ‘so dumb’

  • Maxima

    Vick is the standard bearer of black men in athletic America. Fake being black and have white sentiment on the inside. Kap truly kept it real and shamed these so called “black athletes”

  • 2telldatruth

    I was very disappointed in Michael Vick for speaking so ill of KP. I mean look at where being the good negro got Vick.

  • JENNYJONES1

    PREACH!!!! ESP WHEN ALL OF THOSE CHEERLEADERS DON’T HAVE A REPLACEMENT JOB & BETTER SALARY FOR YOU. SMH!!!…..JENNY JONES!!!

  • Howard Alum ?

    He is helping out boys that are less fortunate. Throwing a ball is not that hard, but knowing your rights and being aware of self is priceless!

  • free

    all my friends are boycotting NFL games this year. thoughts? i gotta get rid of my sunday ticket. i just don’t want the NFL to get confused because i know YT folk were boycotting when colin was on the team. i want to make sure, if we make a statement, everybody’s clear about what it is.

  • free

    my co-worker did this. interviewed looking one way and then came in to work and we didn’t know who the hell she was lol.

  • free

    RANDY MOSS!!!!

  • free

    NAYB JustB • 10 hours ago
    You
    keep mentioning him being unemployed as as a reason he should cut his
    hair. This is football not bank of America. These money hungry football
    franchises don’t give a damn about hair, they care about skill. They
    care about winning games. No one in sports is going to bypass athletes
    who have the potential to help them bring in wins and coins because of
    their hair! This has nothing to do with his hair, if he were bald he’d
    be just as unemployed!
    *******************************************************************

    had to repost this from below because it made me think about randy moss (google his images). truer words can never be spoken. this is really not about hair.

  • free

    are they saying this is a good thing or bad thing?

  • Justlooknout

    I did…i love her the most

  • EMILY POST

    People get all hyped over nothing..
    I don’t agree with the Mike Vick hair comment but damn it’s not as serious as some of you are making it out to be.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Thanks for the info!

  • TOO REAL

    It’s serious when it comes from a convict that the NFL owns just because they gave him a bone when he was finished with the justice system. please – House boy sit down.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Michel Vick is a shuck-n-jive house negro. KP took a stand for his beliefs which cost him his career but he is still a very rich man.. Vick on the other hand is a coward — he can’t even stand behind his statement. Now he’s backtracking. Vick belongs to the Mo-T-Suh tribe: House Negro who bows and scrapes towards his massa with a tray in his hand asking mo’ tea, suh?

  • Quitedeliteful

    So sad…. She will be the whore and the boy will get a hi-five…

  • Full Monty

    Shut up dog killer!

  • Full Monty

    LOL!

  • EMILY POST

    No really it’s not that serious. It’s his opinion . He has the right to have one even if it may not be correct.
    The people in the NFL did not have his back. He let that dumb hashtag movement use him and now he is out of a job and they have gone on about their lives and he is suffering all of the consequences.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    You’re welcome!

  • Noirluv45

    I agree. If someone sees White anything as massa’s then they need to start there own companies and/or fight the system. We have a right to wear our natural hair. Just like they always do, they want to control us, and I’m not to be controlled when it comes to something like my hair as long as it’s clean and neat. Those Black women in the military fought to keep their braids, and guess what? They won. There are two types of people: leaders and followers. Leaders take the necessary steps to freedom, whereas follows just follow and don’t have the guts to stand.

  • Noirluv45

    I hear ya! No, I didn’t see that video, but knowing Wendell, I’m not surprised “she” gave the dude a pass. Yep, alcohol sure does bring out the real person. ??? on teaching your children manner and class. Seems to be a lost art today, AND for not thinking White folks are better than they are, thus, they have to “behave” a certain way.

  • Noirluv45

    I see. Sorry, my apologies for the misunderstanding.

  • Ridajean

    Vick is not even in the league anymore, but he knows what it takes for a black man to be accepted by the white NFL team owners because he was once blackballed. Vick didnt backpedal. We know this situation is much deeper than a hairstyle, but as black people, we can’t ignore that white people look at us and judge us by our hairstyle too. And more directly at Kaepernick, after standing against the white man for their continuous brutality against black men— white people will view his large thick afro as him showing his push against white supremacy and they won’t stand for that! Open your eyes and stop just repeating that same uneducated drawl!

  • hottlanta

    Especially the way some of these black kids talk. I am all about GOOD English but a lot of these black kids sound like helium balloons and it is disgusting. It is like they have gone to a school as how not to sound soo black. Then if another black person makes fun of them they get mad and say they picking on me saying I sound white. No you sound ridiculous. I listen to talk/white folks all day and their verbiage is terrible. To say you talk white is not a compliment.

  • hottlanta

    Lil Hot is a IT Project Manager and she asked him a question on how he would solve problems on the computer system. He said he will call his friends. She had me rolling when everybody said great answer.

  • hottlanta

    Malcolm X had a small afro, well dressed and well spoken. They thought it was threatening and killed him. So him wearing an afro and viewed as threatening is moot. Black skin is threatening and a woke black man is just as threatening as a gun. No word from the LGTBQ community. White people even take it to another level and say body language is threatening. The way you stand. fold your arms or your eyes looked threatening. It don’t matter if you speak or not.

  • Ridajean

    White people did not kill Malcolm, it was our own black people! Check your history, better yet, check the Spike Lee film..no whites were surrounding Malcolm when he was killed, just his very own black people! Hmm….

  • Bdot
  • hottlanta

    Just because a room is all black doesn’t mean white folks ain’t involved. I stand by what I said. Malcolm was surrounded by white folks when he was murdered. Just like they show the picture of Malcolm with a rifle looking out of a window. They don’t tell you he had that rifle protecting his family because the cops wouldn’t.

  • Moon Lee

    Maybe Vick should go back to rocking cornrows, so he can get his balls back ! Lol….

  • Crazy tee

    I don’t know about the NFL but walk into a high class interview with an Afro and see if you get the job….

  • Ridajean

    Lol! I can’t change your beliefs
    and not trying to, but your stance is not fact! He was preaching in a black church surrounded by his Muslim brothers when he was shot! And more importantly, name me one white person who would have been comfortable sitting in a temple filled with black people in the segregated 60s? SMH!

  • Quitedeliteful

    No uneducated drawl here. Vick backpedaled, KP stands his ground and I respect that and of course “this situation is much deeper than a hairstyle”. It doesn’t matter whether he has hair or not — and thank god he’s brave enuf to push back against the “white supremacy”. You worrying about how white folks view his afro?!?!? Don’t be such a simp!!!

  • Ridajean

    Finally.. someone who gets it! Thank you.

  • Ridajean

    Sounds like you agreed with me. Have a good day!

  • Quitedeliteful

    My day is always good but we hardly see eye to eye…

  • Crazy tee

    Your welcome….

  • hottlanta

    You probably believe that James Earl Ray a poor dirt farmer had the time, money and intelligence to track Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. and kill him as well.

  • hottlanta

    Walk in there with a suit on and not an afro and still see if you get the job. You think they gonna hire you because you got on a nice suit and combed your hair. ROTFLMAO

  • Ridajean

    I told you to do your research on Malcolm X…he was killed by members of the Nation of Islam! I never disputed King’s death! Back to the original point, impression is everything and how ‘we’ as black people present ourselves when we’re trying to get a job, does matter. Now if Kaepernick is not interested in playing for the NFL anymore, he doesn’t have to change a thing!

  • Yup, I said it

    Mixed kids like Colin experience racism that most black folks wouldnt even imagine. He is half black but raised in an adopted white household where his black side couldnt even be explored. Colin found himself, and got him an African (Egyptian) woman from the motherland. The NFL need to let that man do his thang and stop with they control tactic, black balling bs. MIck Vick just needs to shut the hell up and worry about staying the hell away from dogs and any pets for the rest of his life.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    The millions lost won’t interfere with his personal statement, mission, activism, or consciousness shared when materialism and consumerism is in epidemic proportions! Just like Dave Chapelle walked away from a big pay day for his own principles! He can do a sports camp, and reach many kids and parents, or raise awareness and money for various causes or charities! He’s woke!

  • Chana Jamison-Strickland

    Bullshit respectability politics. Black ppl shouldn’t have to change their natural selves (ie. The hair that naturally grows out of our heads) for a job. If a White man can walk in with long hair and get the job, then a Black man with long hair should also qualify. So yes, I will (and HAVE in the past) walk my ass in with my afro AND GET THE JOB.

  • Chana Jamison-Strickland

    Keep shuckin and jivin to get the White man to accept you. We’ll continue to be Black as hell with our big ass afros and still achieve success. If they don’t want you, you make your own way, but the last thing anyone should do is compromise their true (unharming) self just to feel accepted.

  • Crazy tee

    I agree they shouldn’t have to but being in the fact that most of the jobs we walk into or trying to get are owned by a white man who makes the decision if they want to hire you or not….If there were a ton of black owned businesses it wouldn’t matter but they black folk don’t know how to stick together….When black folks come up they only look out for themselves……

  • Chana Jamison-Strickland

    1. I’ve gotten a job at a White owned business with my fro.

    2. I currently work at a business owned by a Black woman which has locations throughout the country and is ever expanding. Most of my coworkers are POC.

    The more we love ourselves and look out for eachother, the less we will feel the need to change ourselves for ppl who don’t even accept as who we are.

  • Crazy tee

    Your a woman it’s different….Men should be clean cut…fro should only be and inch or less….most of these fro are all over the place and no where near clean looking….I don’t work for anyone because I work for myself but I was at one point in the corporate world and every brother came clean cut….now if it’s a minimum wage job go looking like whatever