Tag: 21st century in the united states

A BLM T-Shirt Raises Questions Over Chauvin Juror’s Impartiality

Supporters of Black Lives Matter march toward City Hall during to protest recent incidents around the country of police shootings in Nashville, Tennessee on April 24, 2021.Photo: ADAM DELGIUDICE (Getty Images) Could a BLM T-shirt threaten the conviction of George Floyd’s killer? Over the past few days, a photo of Derek Chauvin juror Brandon Mitchell […]

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White Army Drill Sergeant Arrested in South Carolina for Refusing to Leave Store During ‘Black Lives Don’t Matter’ Rant

John Walter MilesPhoto: Sumter Police Department I’m just going to go ahead and confess something right now: I really enjoy watching angry white people lose their shit over the “racism” of Black Lives Matter. Advertisement They don’t understand the movement because they view the world through a very white lens, and they want desperately to […]

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North Carolina Deputy Fatally Shoots Black Man While Serving Warrant

Photo: Gerry Broome (AP) A Black man in North Carolina was fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy who was delivering a warrant. In other words, it’s a Thursday in America. Advertisement According to ABC News, a man identified as Andrew Brown Jr., was fatally shot by a deputy from the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office on […]

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Officer Who Killed Ma’Khia Bryant Identified as Nicholas Reardon

Vigil attendee holds a sign advocating to protect Black girls in Columbus, Ohio on April 21, 2021. The vigil was for Ma’Khia Bryant, 16, who was shot and killed by Columbus Police on April 20, 2021.The vigil was attended by activists and friends and family of Ma’Khia. Photo: Stephen Zenner (Getty Images) The Columbus, Ohio […]

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Alicia Garza Discusses Leaving Black Lives Matter, the Complications of Balancing Activism and Branding on Jemele Hill Is Unbothered

Photo: Ethan Miller (Getty Images) One thing is for sure, two things are for certain: Spotify’s Jemele Hill Is Unbothered isn’t always what we expect, but it’s always a treat. Advertisement On the latest episode, the award-winning journalist chops it up with Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza, who dishes on her new book, The […]

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Former President of HFPA Reportedly Called BLM a ‘Racist Hate Movement’

Golden Globes signage appears on the red carpet at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 6, 2019.Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision, File (AP) As you may know by now, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which conducts the annual Golden Globe Awards, has had to do some extra public relations fixing in the past few […]

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‘This Wasn’t Policing, This Was Murder’: Day 16 of Chauvin Trial Consists of Lengthy Closing Arguments Before the Jury Deliberates Verdict

Prosecutor Jerry Blackwell gives a rebuttal during closing arguments as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides.Image: Court TV-Pool (AP) The trial of Derek Chauvin is winding down as day 16 saw both the prosecution and defense lay out their closing arguments. Advertisement According to the New York Times, prosecutor Steve Schleicher was the first to […]

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Colorado Judge Resigns After Using N-Word and Declaring ‘All Lives Mattter’

Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) A Colorado judge has resigned after telling her colleagues “all lives matter” and repeatedly using the n-word, among other instances of inappropriate comments. Advertisement According to the Washington Post, Colorado District Judge Natalie T. Chase agreed to step aside after a Colorado Supreme Court censured her based on a report that she […]

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Colorado Judge Resigns After Using N-Word and Declaring ‘All Lives Matter’

Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) A Colorado judge has resigned after telling her colleagues “all lives matter” and repeatedly using the n-word, among other instances of inappropriate comments. Advertisement According to the Washington Post, Colorado District Judge Natalie T. Chase agreed to step aside after a Colorado Supreme Court censured her based on a report that she […]

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Surprise, Surprise: Facebook Groups for Elite Military Members Become Platforms for Racism, QAnon-sense and Election Fraud Propaganda

Photo: Bumble Dee (Shutterstock) It should surprise absolutely no one that some elite members of the U.S. armed forces are QAnon-following MAGAts who are gullible enough to buy into ex-y’all’s-president’s “stop the steal” propaganda and racist enough to believe that Black Lives Matter is an evil that should be punished. Advertisement It’s also not surprising […]

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Oklahoma Senate Passes Bill Allowing Drivers to Hit Protesters Without Being Charged

Black Lives Matter protesters are stopped by police at the entrance to a rally that US President Donald Trump will hold later in the evening at the BOK Center on June 20, 2020, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. – Hundreds of supporters lined up early for Donald Trump’s first political rally in months, saying the risk of […]

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Defense Argues That George Floyd Died From a Heart Attack During Day 13 of Chauvin Trial

Dr. David Fowler, a retired forensic pathologist and former chief medical examiner for the state of Maryland is questioned by prosecutor Jerry BlackwellImage: Court TV-Pool (AP) Throughout the trial, Derek Chauvin’s defense team has largely argued that the Chauvin used “reasonable” force against George Floyd, and Floyd’s drug use and pre-existing health conditions were responsible […]

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White America’s Favorite Honey Baked Ham Is in Twitter Jail After Coming for BLM Co-Founder for Buying House in White Neighborhood

Jason WhitlockScreenshot: YouTube Sports pariah and white America’s favorite lapdog Jason Whitlock is unfortunately a Black man. As such, Whitlock has found a niche in life in which his whole modus operandi is to denounce, bash, and destroy the Movement for Black Lives. Whitlock hates Black people. He hates progressive Black people even more. He […]

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Use of Force Experts Made Up the Majority of Testimonies During Day 7 of the Chauvin Trial

Minneapolis Police Officer Nicole Mackenzie testifies as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek ChauvinImage: Court TV-Pool (AP) As day 7 of Derek Chauvin’s trial went on, we heard numerous use of force experts testify about what was proper protocol and how Chauvin’s […]

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YOOOO, Trump Played TF Out His Own People LOL!: Trump Campaign Dupes Supporters Into Automatic Recurring Donations

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) Donald Trump is a con artist—and he wouldn’t even be a good one if his marks were smarter than a box of dull hammers and rusty nails. Most Americans realize that the Trump presidency was a four-year-long con and that the biggest suckers involved were Orange Juissolini’s own supporters. What […]

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Jury Selection Completed for Derek Chauvin Trial, Opening Arguments in Highly-Anticipated Case to Start Monday

A lone Black Lives Matter sign hangs on the fence surrounding the Hennepin County Government Center, where the trial for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin continues on Monday, March 29. Photo: Jim Mone (AP) The members of the jury for Derek Chauvin’s murder trial have been selected, and the group of 15 who will […]

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No More ‘Performative Gestures’:BLM Sacramento Purchases Land to Build Community and Resource Center for Black people

Black Lives Matter Sacramento founder Tanya Faison speaks to reporters about plans for land that the organization purchased with donations from the community.Screenshot: ABC 10 The Black Lives Matter movement can’t only be about protests. Anti-racism demonstrations that have erupted across the nation have done a fine job of raising awareness about systemic racism in […]

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No More ‘Performative Gestures’: BLM Sacramento Purchases Land to Build Community and Resource Center for Black People

Black Lives Matter Sacramento founder Tanya Faison speaks to reporters about plans for land that the organization purchased with donations from the community.Screenshot: ABC 10 The Black Lives Matter movement can’t only be about protests. Anti-racism demonstrations that have erupted across the nation have done a fine job of raising awareness about systemic racism in […]

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Blue Lives Only Matter When They Are Killing Black People

Black Lives Matter protestors raise their fists in front of a “Blue Lives Matter” flag during an anti-mask right-wing protest “Stand For America Against Terrorists and Tyrants” at State Capitol on July 18, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio. Photo: JEFF DEAN/AFP (Getty Images) The headline for this story is really the gotdamn point. Always. Every time […]

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Can Someone Get The Door? The Stimmys Are Here!

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaks during a news conference with House Democrats before the upcoming vote on the American Rescue Plan, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on March 9, 2021.Photo: ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Getty Images) In what can only be called the most glorious day since Simba flipped Scar off that fiery […]

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Mitch McConnell Says He’d ‘Absolutely’ Support Another Trump Presidency Despite Trump Calling Him a ‘Political Hack’

Photo: Saul Loeb and Mandel Ngan (Getty Images) That’s it: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell shall henceforth be known by the name Trump’s-Lil’-Bitch McConnell. That’s all you can call him after ex-President Donald Trump referred to McConnell as “a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack,” and the Kentucky senator and senior citizen Yertle the Turtle […]

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Black Lives Matter Says $3 Million Fund for People Struggling From Pandemic Depleted After One Day, Seeks More Donations

Photo: Eugenio Marongiu (Shutterstock) A day after announcing a $3 million fund to support grants to Black people struggling during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF) says the fund has been exhausted. On Thursday, in a press release sent to The Root, BLMGNF said it had launched a BLM […]

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Las Vegas Police Say They Fatally Shot BLM Protester After He Raised Rifle. Video Appears to Show Something Different

Photo: Jonathan Weiss (Shutterstock) As a news reporter, my rule of thumb is that the media shouldn’t take police accounts of incidents at face value. Law enforcement officers have every reason to lie just as the civilians they police do, and I’ve covered too many stories where video footage contradicted what officers said happened in […]

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Biden Administration Will Send Masks to Low-Income Communities Across the Country

Photo: Shutterstock We’re a year into the pandemic, but the U.S. government is still getting around to implementing some common-sense measures to protect the American population against the deadly coronavirus. According to CBS News, the Biden administration will be sending 25 million cloth masks to community centers, health centers and food banks in hopes of […]

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Black Lives Matter Global Network Reveals Its Finances Amid Criticism for Lack of Transparency

Photo: trevorwk (Shutterstock) Black Lives Matter is multiple things; it’s a statement, a movement, a network of local organizations and a global network. Like anything that is a lot of things all at once, BLM has seen its share of messaging issues and clashes between activists and organizers with different visions of what the movement […]

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Alicia Garza and Black to the Future Action Fund on What Democrats Owe Black Voters

Photo: Craig Barritt (Getty Images) Black organizers are leveraging the powerful showing of Black voters in the last election to call on President Biden and Democrat lawmakers to move forward on “bold, innovative” solutions to address the many crises facing a community of people who helped secure pivotal wins for the party in 2020. Black […]

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