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*Black Lives Matter at the 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival is showcased in a big way. It is among the many categories that include Activism, Animation, Breakout Actors, Horror-Genre, LGBTQ, Media, Mental Health, Music, New Directors, Human Rights, Religion, SciFi & Futuristic, Sports, Technology, ...
Despite a quick mention of Black Lives Matter in his essay, Obama's decision to speak so highly of the Parkland activists is a slap in the face of every hashtagged name or movement he refused to talk about from his podium as the head of the white empire. His silence spoke volumes then and his voice ... President Obama

Playwright Kenneth Lonergan and actors Chris Evans and Bel Powley discuss the play Lobby Hero, about the aftermath of murder in a Manhattan apartment. Lorrie Moore talks about her new collection of essays spanning thirty years, See What Can Be Done: Essays, Criticism, and Commentary. Music
"Losing our banners and dealing with damage to our building, while frustrating, is nothing compared to the pain, fear and real danger experienced daily by people who are systemically targeted," she said. "We support the Black Lives Matter movement, and we will continue to replace our banner and ... Unitarian
West has been tweeting overtime, but this time he may have it all wrong since Owens is the equivalent of a Black Tomi Lahren who has called Black Lives Matter protesters "whiny toddlers." She also has gone against the grain on issues surrounding Colin Kaepernick and even called Jay-Z a fraud for ...
Roberts is the professor of the first class on Black Lives Matter in the United States and creator of the "public educational curriculum," "The Black Lives Matter Syllabus," according to his website. In his lecture, Roberts described Black Lives Matter in 10 terms -- a human rights movement, ...

For at least a year, the biggest page on Facebook purporting to be part of the Black Lives Matter movement was a scam with ties to a middle-aged white man in Australia, a review of the page and associated accounts and websites conducted by CNN shows. The page, titled simply "Black Lives Matter," ...
Fifty years after the assassination of Rev Martin Luther King Jr, activists say that the lessons preached by the late civil rights leader still inform the methods of the dominant movements of today, including some of the foundational principles of Black Lives Matter. King – who has been immortalised as ...
Black Lives Matter was born in 2013, after George Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting of Trayvon Martin in Florida. Garza took to Facebook from her Oakland home, and penned a now-famous letter. She concluded it by saying, “Black people. I love you. I love us. We matter. Our lives matter, Black ...
Years before co-founding Black Lives Matter, Alicia Garza sat in a cramped kitchen sipping a sweet gin drink from a red Solo cup, waiting for a pan of turkey legs to finish cooking. The kitchen belonged to Betty Higgins, a retired bus driver in San Francisco's Bayview neighborhood. Higgins — or Ms. Betty as ...
“The work of justice is almost always the work of equity,” said DeRay Mckesson, a prominent activist in the Black Lives Matter movement. “Equality is the idea that everybody gets the same thing. Equity is the notion that people get what they need and deserve.” Mckesson, sporting his famed blue Patagonia ...
The politics of protest have been a part of American history since the birth of the United States. Since before the Boston Tea Party, protests have been used to create change in the U.S.. Today is no different. In light of the shooting that took place last month in Parkland, Florida, protest has once again gained ...
SARASOTA, Fla. -Two weekends of protests by Black Lives Matter have some questioning the stability of the African-American community's relationship with police. Tensions flared following the March 22 arrest of Chad Washington on a felony warrant. Washington was high on drugs when he punched and ...
As Sacramento continues to deal with public anger over the shooting death of Stephon Clark, the city's Black Lives Matter group issued an alert to “Be on the look out” for more rallies and protests this week. Meanwhile, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department released a statement saying an incident in ...
Black lives matter. And in the struggle to reduce racism, the Black Lives Movement matters. That's the encouraging conclusion of new research, which reports both conscious and unconscious pro-white bias decreased during the early years of the political and social crusade. "Anti-racist social movements ...
About 200 people demonstrated in Sacramento on Saturday to protest the fatal police shooting of Stephon Clark, in the latest of nearly two weeks of mostly peaceful rallies since the unarmed black man was gunned down in his grandmother's yard. Another vigil with about 150 people was held Saturday ...
Black Lives Matter was born in 2013, after George Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting of Trayvon Martin in Florida. Garza took to Facebook from her Oakland, California, home, and penned a now-famous letter. She concluded it by saying, "Black people. I love you. I love us. We matter. Our lives matter ...

Multiple groups, including Black Lives Matter, rallied in Sarasota on Saturday, demanding justice for Chad Washington. ... On Saturday, a number of people gathered in Fredd Atkins Park with Black Lives Matter Manasota, the Rodney Mitchell Foundation and Answer Suncoast, demanding answers and ...
Sacramento's Black Lives Matter chapter has announced a gathering on short notice Friday night at City Hall, following private autopsy findings that say Stephon Clark was shot eight times - six in the back - during a night chase in south Sacramento nearly two weeks ago. As tensions grew Friday following ...
Zimmerman, a white neighborhood watch volunteer, stood accused of shooting and killing Martin in Sanford, Florida. When Zimmerman was acquitted, Garza was in complete shock and immediately took to Facebook with a message: “Black people. I love you. I love us. Our lives matter, Black Lives Matter,'' ...
A white Louisiana police officer was fired on Friday and a second suspended for the killing of Alton Sterling, a black man shot in a 2016 incident that inflamed the US debate on racial bias in law enforcement, a police official said. Baton Rouge officer Blane Salamoni, who shot Sterling in a confrontation ...
BILTMORE FOREST – Police forcibly removed a Black Lives Matter leader from a recent anti-racism training after event organizers said she spoke out of turn, causing a disturbance. Sharon Smith, 64, was arrested on March 16 at a Racial Equity Institute event at Mountain Area Health Education Center, ...
“We need white folks to show up, we need brown folks to show up, we need everybody to come out," said Tanya Faison, founder of the Sacramento chapter of Black Lives Matter. "People power is what's gonna make the change happen so we need the people with us.” Faison organized Wednesday's ...
It's almost whiplash-causing to witness the radically different responses to the Black Lives Matter and #NeverAgain movements. While BLM repeatedly talked about their leaderful model, five years after the BLM movement launched in 2013 after the 2012 murder of Trayvon Martin, it has still not been ...
She would evolve from street protester in her hometown of St. Louis to Black Lives Matter organizer in Oakland. But Yates would also feel the pressures of a job that seemed unrelenting: responding repeatedly to the deaths of Black residents in communities across America, struggling to win policy reforms ...
I have spent plenty of time over the past few years talking with Black Lives Matter activists about their work. The conversations are usually about things like systems and policies, strategies for winning change and the path forward. In these moments, just as when we see them taking to the streets in protest, ...
Louisiana will not charge two police officers for the fatal 2016 shooting of Alton Sterling, one of a series of killings of black men that sparked protests across the United States, because evidence showed they acted properly, a state official has said.
Durham County leaders gave their support Monday night to youth-led protests against gun violence that "build on the momentum of [the] Black Lives Matter" movement. The Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution "in support of local youth-led efforts calling for state and national action to ...
Near Clark's body, there was only a cell phone. After killing Clark, the officers muted their body cameras. On Thursday, following a week of protests, civil disobedience and other actions, Black Lives Matter demonstrators marched and their actions made national news across the sports pages. Yes, the sports ...
Black Lives Matter Manasota protesters are disputing the Sarasota Police Department's accounts of the arrest of a man they say attacked police officers last week. The incident took place Thursday around 7 p.m. in the 1700 block of Gore Court where officers were arresting Chad Washington, 35, who had ...
Amid protests over the police murder of Stephon Clark in Sacramento, California, on March 18, Black Lives Matter (BLM) and other activist groups in the city have sought to direct anger away from the city's first African-American police chief, Daniel Hahn, while promoting illusions in his capacity to “reform” ...
It breaks my heart that we put the responsibility on those that are being oppressed to lift themselves out of that oppression, but it's what made us strong as communities. If you are not going to recognize that the Black Lives Matter movement was the catalyst for this movement, we have to work harder to make ...
CHICAGO — Black Lives Matter and a coalition of other community groups have won a seat at the table as the city of Chicago and the state attorney general's office hash out a consent decree that would guide reforms to the troubled Chicago Police Department. The agreement comes on the heels of three ...
On Tuesday, with public attention fixed on a primary election, attorneys filed a document in federal court detailing an agreement few had anticipated — Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration had signed off on allowing groups including Black Lives Matter Chicago to consult on and seek to enforce a court ...
Black Lives Matter Manasota on Sunday will protest the Sarasota Police Department's arrest of a man who they say was brutalized by the very officers he is charged with assaulting. At about 6 p.m. Thursday, Sarasota officers responded to a home in the 1700 block of Gore Court to assist paramedics with an ...
In a new interview with GQ, one of Prince's close friends, high fashion designer Donatella Versace, spoke about one of the past desires that he wanted to see through before dying. Unfortunately, Prince passed right before he was about to make this special wish a reality. As we all know, the icon died at the ...
Latest Videos. Sponsored By. No New Protests Scheduled Soon For Black Lives Matter In Sacramento. The massive protests over the shooting of Stephon Clark shut down the freeway in Sacramento and kept people from going inside Golden 1 Center. Categories: News Local News KOVRTV ...
“Even though Harry Potter isn't political I was inspired by the characters because they talk about standing up to power.” Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give author. But Angie Thomas has revealed that Harry Potter was the guiding influence behind her best-selling debut novel. Waterstones said the success of ...
Black Lives Matter activists linked arms and prevented entry into Golden 1 Center, the home court for the Sacramento Kings. The purpose of the action was to protest the death of Stephon Clark, an unarmed Black man who was shot to death by police in his own backyard on March 18. Police who were in the ...
Following the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, young people across the country are gearing up for this Saturday's March for Our Lives to protest gun violence and call for reforms to our firearms laws. "One of the myths that I hope this moment can help dispel," Lalitha Vasudayven, a professor at Teachers ...
SACRAMENTO (KUSI) — Black Lives Matter protesters blocked the northbound lanes of the I-5 in Sacramento Thursday in the aftermath of a shooting of an unarmed, 22-year-old black man. Stephon Clark was fatally shot and killed in his grandmother's backyard Sunday night when officers from the ...
Angie Thomas' ground-breaking Young Adult (YA) novel inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement has won this year's Waterstones Children's Book Prize. Thomas won the ... The book gained widespread popularity and critical acclaim for its relevance in the Black Lives Matter movement. A movie ...
Last summer, Black Lives Matter activists created organized protests that brought traffic to a standstill in busy parts of the city. In the end, former Mayor Kasim Reed had to speak with protest leaders and some say that current Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms owes a debt to activists who supported her ...
For Catholics, the claim that “black lives matter” must be read within the larger context of our theological tradition. In Genesis, we see that God created humankind in his image, affirming universal human dignity (1:27). The prophets elaborate upon this theme, denouncing those who “trample the head of the ...
Black Lives Matter Sacramento is hosting the demonstration, according to the Facebook event titled "Turn Up - for [Stephon] Clark!" "We are tired of Sacramento law enforcement killing us!" the event description reads. "We are tired of talking and meeting and sitting trying to convince our elected officials that ...
Demonstrators blocked the entrance to a local arena where an NBA game between the Sacramento Kings and the Atlanta Hawks was being held, chanting "Black Lives Matter." Footage of the shooting released by police showed two officers searching for a suspect after responding to a call that a person ...
The shooting, which happened on Sunday, is the latest to draw widespread criticism and protest as the Black Lives Matter movement has put a greater focus on racial disparities in police shootings and the criminal justice system. According to a press release from the Sacramento Police Department, officers ...
A young adult novel inspired by both the Black Lives Matter movement and the rapper Tupac Shakur has won the Waterstones children's book prize. Angie Thomas's debut The Hate U Give won the £5,000 prize, an accolade decided entirely by booksellers, at a ceremony in London on 22 March. Following ...
“He decided to be the face of the Black Lives Matter movement — that's what he wanted — and he said, 'You need to be with me,'” Versace recalled in GQ. “I was ready to do it.” Tragically, Prince died soon after making his request to the fashion designer while they were at the Boom Boom Room in New ...
Black Lives Matter and a coalition of other community groups have won a seat at the table as the city of Chicago and the state attorney general's office hash out a consent decree that would guide reforms to the troubled Chicago Police Department. The agreement comes on the heels of three lawsuits filed ...


 

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