VH1 will air its annual Mother's Day special, "Dear Mama: A Love Letter to Moms," on May 7. The show is traditionally a who's who of Hollywood A-listers saluting their moms. Past featured guests have included Alicia Keys, Will Smith, Halle Berry, Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, DJ Khaled, Kelly Rowland, Chris Paul, and Maxwell.
This year's full lineup has not yet been announced, but we do know this: the show will feature former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, VH1 announced Monday in a press release, who will honor his mom Teresa.
Kaepernick has become a social activist since his decision to take a knee during the national anthem became a national story. He recently donated $1 million to a host of organizations fighting for social justice.
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“I would like to thank Amnesty International for The Ambassador of Conscience Award. But in truth, this is an award that I share with all of the countless people throughout the world combating the human rights violations of police officers, and their uses of oppressive and excessive force.” @amnesty @yourrightscamp @ravisionmedia #KnowYourRights 📸: @karlfergusonjr
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Recent signs have indicated Kaepernick may make his NFL return this season
"Dear Mama: A Love Letter to Moms" will air May 7 at 9 p.m. ET.