NFL Players, I echo my brother Shaun. We who are not as well fed as you are counting on you.The league would not dare ban all Black players if all of you walk out in this moment in time.Sure you have your big salaries, but don’t you know Martin Luther King, Jr. had a lifetime to live. He could have been with us in this day witnessing your moment upon the stage, but he gave it up rather than be quiet.We all have something to lose. Money, what good does having it do, when you could be beaten or shot unjustly for trying to live your best life with the money you have earned. “Rise Up, oh mighty warriors, rise up!”

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Harvey is Living Now Book Awards 2020 Bronze Medalist for his memoir Freaknik Lawyer: A Memoir on the Craft of Resistance. Available at haroldmichaelharvey.com

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