Wednesday, May 18, 2022

#blacklivesmatter

In myriad places across America, individuals and groups are lending their voices to an evolving movement for change regarding the disparate way law enforcement is applied in the U.S. For some, it's the next step in an ongoing journey. Others...
Anyone who thinks the black church is a bygone relic with no relevance to the social justice struggles of today, you may need to reassess. “The church” is obviously not a monolith and is taking on everything from mental illness...
ST. ANTHONY, Minn. — The Minnesota city that employed a police officer who fatally shot black motorist Philando Castile during a traffic stop last year has reached a settlement with Castile's girlfriend and her daughter, who were in the...
Racism is now a pandemic in Shelby County. The pronouncement was made after Shelby County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution to combat the problem with specific policies, Monday (June 22). The measure, written by Commissioner Tami Sawyer, spells out that...
The entire student body at Memphis Academy of Health Sciences hosted a program on Thursday afternoon for a missing student who no one has seen or heard from since last year. “Hearts for Johniah: An Ongoing Celebration of Love” brought...
by Tim Sullivan and Amy Forliti --  MINNEAPOLIS — The police officer seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday...
by Deadric T. Williams and Armon Perry -- (The Conversation) -- While much of the world was sheltering in place in the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans’ undivided attention was focused squarely on Minneapolis, Minnesota, where George Floyd...
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...
Black Lives Matter has been top of mind for many Americans since the death of Trayvon Martin in 2012 and more recently the death of George Floyd captured on video in May. BLM originated in 2015 with the hashtag #blacklivesmatter....
by Stacy M. Brown -- “I can’t breathe…” The senseless killing of unarmed Black men, Black women, Black boys, and Black girls has become so routine that the entire nation now knows the meaning of those three words – and...