For the last few years, the Black Lives Matter movement has been at the center of activism, protesting a number of issues plaguing the black community including police brutality and racial injustice. However while we regularly see images of males from the movement such as Deray McKesson, the female founders have garnered much less of […]
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The ex-Chicago police detective who shot and killed 22-year-old innocent bystander Rekia Boyd, is seeking to collect disability pay from the city because he says he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder from the 2012 shooting. Dante Servin, 48, could collect as much as $78,000 or 75 percent of his former $104,000 salary until his police pension kicks in.
After years of disappointments in the quest for justice for Eric Garner, the unarmed Black man who died after being placed in an illegal chokehold by the NYPD in 2104, the U.S. Justice Department just took a step in the right direction by replacing the entire team investigating the case. According to a report […]
Longtime activist and former chairwoman of the Black Panther Party Elaine Brown didn’t mince words when it came to characterizing the Black Lives Matter movement. She says the movement’s slogan “hands up, don’t shoot” is grounded in a “plantation mentality.” The harsh criticism of the movement came in an interview with the U.K. site Spiked-online. When […]
Plus, petition launched to get Clarence Thomas included into the National Museum of African-American History and thousands of Seattle teachers wear Black Lives Matter t-shirts.
https://twitter.com/UDCLaw/status/655133994065989632 Jason Goolsby is suing the city of D.C. for assault, battery and failing to prevent false imprisonment by Metropolitan Police Department officers. After footage surfaced of the black college student being forcibly detained by D.C. police in Eastern Market went viral last year, many flooded the streets to protest the injustice. According to reports, the […]
Hundreds of Seattle public school teachers plan to wear Black Lives Matter T-shirts to school for a week. They want to spark a dialogue in the school district about racial injustice.
A Detroit woman is proving that real-life is scarier than anything fictional this Halloween, as she has decided to use her decorations as a means to make a powerful statement about the recent tragedies around the country. https://twitter.com/TheRoot/status/785933109174931456 Larethia Haddon expected that she would draw a lot attention, surprised eyes and even controversy for her […]
After Ben & Jerry’s on Friday announced support for the Black Lives Matter movement, Black Twitter lit up the internet with, well, names for flavors of color, and some of the suggestions will have you bursting out in laughter. https://twitter.com/benandjerrys/status/784062366577225728 And then came an avalanche of names for flavors, including a call for the return […]