Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Tag: #BlackLivesMatter

Looking at How Black Women Are Policed...

Earlier this summer in Bakersfield, California, Tatyana Hargrove, a 19-year-old Black woman, was riding her bicycle to a store to buy a Father’s Day...

Race, Criminality and the Persistent Myth of...

In America, more frequently than any other race of people, white people kill white people. In fact, Caucasians have a lengthy history of victimizing...

Trump’s ‘Law & Order’ State Will Provide...

Last week, the district attorney's office in Los Angeles announced that they will not prosecute two officers who shot and killed a young Black...

Study Shows Deep Racial Divide on How...

Protesters and police officers seemingly have one thing in common, according to a new survey: Both agree that bad cops aren't held accountable by...

State of Emergency in Charlotte: Why Are...

There is a state of emergency in Charlotte, but where is the state of emergency for Black people? There are a number of things that...

Reaching the Breaking Point: When is Enough…Enough?

Things are getting hot in Charlotte, with the police shooting death of another Black man, this time Keith Lamont Scott. This comes on the...

The Hypocrisy of #NeverForget: Why Black Folks...

On the 15th anniversary of 9/11, we are told that we must never forget.  Yet under a false narrative that white Americans have imposed...

Julieka Dhu, Australian Aboriginal Woman Was Dragged...

Black Lives Matter in Australia.  As attention has been paid to Black women who have lost their lives while in police custody and in...

Trump’s Call for ‘Law and Order’ and...

In the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement and a national debate over badly needed reforms to the policing of communities of color,...

Will Conflict over the Centrality of LGBTQ...

This is not your parents' or grandparents' liberation movement.  In a manner that was not present in the Civil Rights and Black Power movements,...

Black Women Ran the DNC, But Will...

With the major party conventions now over, it is worth noting their contrasts in terms of the representation of Black people. While the Republican...

From Tel Aviv to Rio to London,...

Although the #BlackLivesMatter movement began following the 2012 death of Trayvon Martin and spread with the 2014 death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, the...

Punishment for WNBA Players Only Confirm Black...

When is it acceptable for athletes to be political and to engage in protest?  The recent example of pro-Black Lives Matter protests by WNBA...

If ‘Black Lives Matter’ is ‘Racist’ and...

Blue Lives Matter.  It’s like the new “White Power,” or an acceptable slur against the dignity of Black people when the n-word is not...

After Trying to Link Baton Rouge Shooter...

Once again, the most recent incident involving the killing of police officers — this time a shootout in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, that left three...

Fashion Industry Called Out for Acknowledging Paris...

A Black woman who works in the fashion industry decided to boycott New York Fashion Week: Men's after the trade failed to acknowledge the...

Christian Rapper Lecrae Still Fighting with Fans...

  After getting blasted by fans for a Fourth of July tweet about what enslaved Africans were doing on the date in 1776, Black Christian rapper...

Micah Johnson: Hero or Villain?

Micah Xavier Johnson — the accused gunman in last week’s Dallas shooting ambush that left five police officers dead and seven wounded, along with...

Why the Dallas Shootings Should Not Silence...

In a case of collective punishment, there is an attempt in some sectors of society to place blame for the killing of five Dallas...

Nation on Edge: Dallas Ambush Leaves 12...

In what has been characterized as the deadliest day for law enforcement in the U.S. since 9/11, gunmen in Dallas waged a coordinated, ambush-style...

Deaths of #AltonSterling and #PhilandoCastile Reveal How...

https://youtu.be/1zDwGLu9JYY The rate of police killings of Black Americans is nearly the same as the rate of lynchings in the early decades of the 20th...