Tag: #BlackLivesMatter

5 Events That Shaped Black History Month In The UK

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Black History Month is widely celebrated and honored in the United States, but you might be surprised to find that the UK celebrates the annual holiday too. October marks the start of the country’s month-long Black History celebration that commemorates the achievements of Black Britsh and […]

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Black Georgia Students Say They Were Suspended For Protesting Racism; Video Shows Police Threatened Them, Too

NewsOne Featured Video You can always tell how racist a person or institution is by their response to allegations of racism. For example, high school students in Rome, Georgia, said they were subjected to white schoolmates waving around Confederate flags and using racial slurs and school officials refused to do anything about it. As a […]

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Indianapolis Police Under Investigation, Including Sgt. Charged For Kicking Handcuffed Black Man In The Face

NewsOne Featured Video Source: JEFF DEAN / Getty When it comes to policing Black people, cops often prove themselves to be nothing more than bullies with badges, guns and easily bruised egos who will use even the slightest hint of defiance of their authority as an excuse to treat Black bodies like human piñatas. In […]

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Here We Go Again: McMichaels’ Defense Attorneys Ask Judge To Let Jury Hear Ahmaud Arbery Was On Probation When He Died

NewsOne Featured Video Source: change.org / other The defense attorneys for the white men accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery are still bound and determined to put the victim on trial for his own death, despite the fact that the judge keeps telling them it ain’t happening. They’ve asked that Arbeyy’s mental health records be admitted […]

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Jelani Day’s Body Revealed To Be Missing Vital Organs After 2nd Autopsy

NewsOne Featured Video Carmen Bolden Day has seemingly endured more unnecessary suffering, uncertainty and callous treatment than any mother who has lost her child.  It was bad enough that the body of her son, 25-year-old Illinois State University graduate student Jelani Day, wasn’t found off the south bank of the Illinois River until 10 days […]

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DOJ Says Jacob Blake Being Shot In The Back 7 Times On Video Isn’t Proof Of Excessive Force

NewsOne Featured Video Source: The Washington Post / Getty Federal prosecutors announced Friday there would be no charges in the shooting of Jacob Blake. After unsuccessfully trying to detain him, Kenosha officer Rusten Sheskey shot Blake, who is now paralyzed from the waist down.   Sheskey maintains he both acted in self-defense and was trying to […]

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom Signs Police Reform Bill To Oust Bad Cops After What Black Lawmaker Calls A ‘Mammoth Fight’

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Wally Skalij / Getty One thing advocates against police violence and corruption have always argued is that it’s useless to fire a police officer over misconduct or abuse if all the officer has to do is run to the next precinct over for a new job. On Thursday, California Gov. Gavin […]

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White Oregon Man Arrested In Connection With Fatal Shooting Of Black Man Who Complimented His Girlfriend

NewsOne Featured Video Source: KEZI / iOne Digital On September 19, a white man fatally shot a Black man in Oregon allegedly because the Black man complimented his girlfriend. He was initially arrested on one charge of second-degree manslaughter and released on bail before a Deschutes County grand jury indicted him on a total of […]

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A Bronze Statue Honoring George Floyd Was Vandalized Just Days After Dedication

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Anadolu Agency / Getty Just days after a sculpture of George Floyd was unveiled in New York it was defaced.  NBC News reported this is the second time the statue was vandalized since it was first made public on the Juneteenth holiday.   Located in Manhattan’s Union Square, Park the statue is one of […]

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‘Boogaloo Boi’ Pleads Guilty To Federal Riot Charge For Shooting Up Minneapolis 3rd Precinct Police Station During George Floyd Protest

NewsOne Featured Video Source: JEFF KOWALSKY / Getty Organizers and community members warned about right-wing infiltrators during racial justice protests last year. When shots were fired in Minneapolis as the Third Precinct police station burned, people on the ground insisted the gunshots were the result of right-wing agitators. They were right.  According to MPR News, […]

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‘Say Her Name’: Janelle Monáe’s New Song Draws Attention To Black Girls And Women Killed By Police

NewsOne Featured Video Ahead of International Daughters Day on Sept. 26, Janelle Monáe recently released a 17-minute long collaborative tribute song called “Say Her Name” in honor of 61 Black women and girls, from ages 7 to 93, who’ve lost their lives due to police violence. “Say Her Name” follows up on Monáe’s previous collaborative […]

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Tim Scott Peddling Republican Talking Points On ‘Defunding Police’ Instead Of Facing Real Reasons For Failed Action On Police Reform

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Drew Angerer / Getty Making the rounds as a part of the weekend news programs, Republican Sen. Tim Scott weighed in on the failure to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act on Face of the Nation Saturday. During the interview, Scott claimed policing reform fell apart because of areas […]

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BLM-LA Leader ‘Swatted’ Again After Announcing LAPD Lawsuit, Says Incident Underscores Call to Defund Police

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Irfan Khan / Getty Dr. Melina Abdullah, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles, has been “swatted” twice in the past year. The second incident came just a day after filing a lawsuit against LAPD for its disproportionate response to an initial “swatting” incident last August.   According to the […]

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Oregon High School Students Put On Blast For Engaging In Racist ‘Slave Trade’ Snapchat Group

NewsOne Featured Video In today’s episode of Oregon Wants To Be Texas So Bad, the school district in Newberg, Ore., is dealing with an influx of flagrant caucasity taking place among both students and staff, including an incident involving students participating in a racist Snapchat group called “Slave Trade.” Insider reported that it reviewed photos […]

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