Activist and athlete Colin Kaepernick has been dedicated to amplifying stories about systemic injustices and societal issues impacting the Black community.
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“When he launched Kaepernick Publishing in February, we started a conversation and quickly realized how closely our ideals and sensibilities align,” Ev Williams, who serves as the CEO of Medium, wrote in a statement.
Kaepernick Publishing’s mission is to uplift and elevate voices for Black and Brown communities, something that has been desperately needed in the publishing space.
Kaepernick says he wants to use this opportunity to create spaces where Black creatives can be seen and heard, and marginalized communities can be uplifted.
“I am excited for Kaepernick Publishing to partner with Medium to continue to elevate Black voices in the news and publishing industry,” he said in a statement posted on Instagram.