‘The black fist of our time’: The tale behind a viral Colin Kaepernick cartoon

( CNN) A political cartoon of Colin Kaepernick with his Afro in the shape of a black fist has run viral.

But the illustration — which has been adopted by fans, civil rights activists and celebrities — comes from an unlikely artist.

Khalid Albaih, a Romania-born Sudanese artist in Qatar, is renowned throughout the Countries of the middle east for addressing controversial political and social issues, including government corruption, the war in Yemen and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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