Friday, January 15, 2021

#blacklivesmatter

Two things inspired then-high school sophomore George Hofstetter to create an app that aims to prevent police brutality: the killing of Trayvon Martin and George’s worries for his younger brother’s future. “I want him to grow up in a world...
(Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)Six years ago today, Trayvon Martin fought for his life when George Zimmerman racially profiled, shot and killed the 17-year-old in in Sanford, Florida. The loss still resonates today on the anniversary of his death, but Martin’s memory still...
“This is not the Memphis that Dr. King would have appreciated and talked about going into the promise land.” Wham! CNN analyst Angela Rye delivered that solid verbal punch during a city-sponsored MLK50 commemorative program at the Orpheum on Saturday. Just...
Local attorney Erica Perry was nothing short of grateful after CNN analyst Angela Rye dedicated $5,000 of her speaking fee from the “I Am A MAN” commemoration event this past Saturday to the Black Love Bail Out project. Rye’s move...
Getty Images Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced Tuesday that the two Baton Rouge, La., officers involved with the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling will not face state charges in his death. Landry read his announcement at a news conference at 10...
Black Lives Matter protesters march through the streets of Sacramento during a demonstration on March 30, 2018 in Sacramento, California. Hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters marched through the streets of Sacramento demanding justice for Stephon Clark, who was...
Lezley McSpadden, the mother of slain Ferguson, Missouri teen, Michael Brown, is gearing up to be the change she wants to see. McSpadden announced that she will run for Ferguson City Council at an Institute of Politics panel discussion at Harvard University on Monday night, reports...
In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr., and in solidarity with the family and supporters of Stephon Clark and others killed by police, demonstrators protest and march in the Magnificent Mile shopping...
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is going against the grain with his recent statement that kneeling during the national anthem at NFL games is not the right place to protest, the Star-Telegram reports. READ MORE: Omarosa warns Trump to ‘come clean’ before White House...
By ROB MAADDI, AP Pro Football Writer Colin Kaepernick has a new deal with Nike, even without having a job in the NFL. Kaepernick's attorney, Mark Geragos, made the announcement on Twitter, calling the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback an "All American...
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