The Jay Graves Report

Kaepernick lands in the Smithsonian which is a far greater accomplishment than landin’ on an NFL roster! “The Dash”

"Right on playa! I'm just doin' my part!"

The goal is not to live the longest life bruh because none of us have control over how long we actually get to live. The goal is to live the best and most impactful life that we can live. The numbers on each end of the dash are irrelevant. It’s the dash that actually means the most. What did you do with the dash is what the good Lord is goin’ to ask you when you sit down at the judgement day to holler at him. And oh yes playa, we ALL have to sit down with him whether you believe in him or not on this side.

“Did you help someone along the way? Were you impactful to the people that I allowed you to live around and influence? Was your influence positive or negative to the well-being of the world that I created? Did you follow the most important commandment of “Love thy neighbor?” Those are just some of the question that might be asked.

Well playas…I’m not sure how Colin Kaepernick will answer all of the questions asked but for those two or three he’s good. From the small gesture of decidin’ to care about folks other than himself this dun is about to be immortalized in the Smithsonian! Accordin’ to Damion Thomas, the sports curator for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. located on the National Mall, items from the football player will be displayed as part of the Black Lives Matter collection.

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! Do you realize how big that is playa. Whether you like Kaepernick or not isn’t the question because you likin’ him or not actually determines where you head is. There were people that went to their graves hatin’ duns like Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Stokley Carmichael, James Chaney, Fannie Lou Hammer, Malcolm X, John F. Kennedy and the list goes on. That doesn’t erase the fact that those people were key figures in the Civil Rights Movement that changed the landscape of America. Don’t get that twisted bruh.

What Colin Kaepernick has done by simply kneelin’ in protest for change in America is huge because of the reaction that it’s gotten. The very fact that it’s created so much hostility towards him says that it was worth doin’. When Rosa Parks and the local chapter of the NAACP in Montgomery, Alabama decided that she would be the one to refuse to give up her seat on the bus that started The Montgomery Bus Boycott that started on December 1, 1955 created crazy tension from the establishment. However, by boycottin’ the bus service black folks got their point across. Love her or hate her, but she decided to be the one to sit down so that all of us could sit where we wanted to on these darn buses today and anywhere else for that matter. And that’s the edited version.

She, like so many others that have contributed to the advancement of equality in America should be forever applauded and there is no price tag that you can put on that playa. So for all of the people that are elated that Kaepernick isn’t in the league today because of bein’ blackballed. He’s gettin’ his roses while he’s still in “The Dash.” I would rather know that folks thought enough of what I tried to do for others to immortalize my life in the Smithsonian Museum that will be on display forever.

So long after Colin Kaepernick and all of the insensitive owners and fans that live in a world that caters to their every need socially. He will be on display for the simple gesture of carin’ enough about other folks to kneel to get the world’s attention on the injustice that still exists in America. People will be talkin’ about what he did for the advancement of black folks forever. That means more than any paycheck that the NFL could ever give him. Right On bruh! Stop me when I start lyin’!

Playas Thesaurus: 

1) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.

2) Ole boy: noun – the person that I’m talkin’ about.

The G is excluded from the endings of all words because the G is near and dear to my heart because I’m from “The G” which is Gary, Indiana. So I only use the G when I’m talkin’ about “The G!”

The caption under the photo isn’t real but its real talk!