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Police Force Cutting into Family Ties: 23-Year-Old Targeted by an Order Given by His Uncle
May 20, 2021
On Tuesday, May 10, Attorney Carl Douglas, and Black Lives Matter Los Angeles Co-founder Melina Abdullah joined 23-year-old filmmaker Jamal Shakir to announce a lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles and LAPD police officer, Eric Anderson. The premise of the case sounded like many others, law enforcement using overly aggressive force to manage a peaceful protest, but for Shakir, the order for his attack came directly from a family member. ... read more »
Hundreds Join Daunte Wright’s Family on March for Justice
May 4, 2021
Hundreds of people joined Daunte Wright's family and friends on a march through the Minneapolis suburb where he was fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop three weeks earlier. ... read more »
‘Black America’s attorney General’ Seems to be Everywhere
May 3, 2021
Ben Crump, the Rev. Al Sharpton says, is ``Black America's attorney general.'' In less than a decade, the Florida-based attorney has become the voice for the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd -- Black people whose deaths at the hands of police and vigilantes sparked a movement. ... read more »
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City wants to Remove Black Lives Matter Mural From Fence
April 12, 2021
City officials in West St. Paul are demanding a man remove a colorful Black Lives Matter mural from his fence because it violates code. ... read more »
Floyd spurred broad push for change globally, activists say
March 28, 2021
It was, he thought, the same old story: Police kill a Black person, protests erupt, politicians pledge reforms and corporations offer platitudes about supporting needed change. But Wallace, the 38-year-old founder and executive director of Equity and Transformation, a social and economic justice advocacy group in Chicago, came to realize that this time was different. ... read more »
Study: Portrayals Of Black Women/Girls Improving In Film & TV, But Work Needed
March 5, 2021
Portrayals of Black women and girls in film are showing signs of progress, with their characters more likely to be depicted as leaders or as working in STEM professions than white women, but issues of ``colorism'' still exist, according to a study released today. ... read more »
LAPD, police union outraged by report of Floyd ‘Valentine’
February 15, 2021
A report that Los Angeles police officers circulated a photo of George Floyd with the words “you take my breath away” in a Valentine-like format has prompted an internal investigation and drawn blistering condemnation from Floyd’s family, the district attorney and the police union. ... read more »
Dr. Martin Luther King’s Non-violent Approach to Justice is Still Alive and Well, Even During Times of Division
January 14, 2021
Dr. King prided himself on his nonviolent approach to justice, a most powerful tool during the Civil Rights Movement. ... read more »
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NBA’s Playoff Game Boycotts Sparks Domino Effect Across Major League Sports Amidst Jacob Blake Shooting
August 26, 2020
The Milwaukee Bucks took a historic stand by electing not to play in the scheduled Wednesday Game 5 of the NBA Playoff series versus the Orlando Magic to boycott police brutality and specifically boycott the treatment of Jacob S. Blake, a 29-year-old American Black man who was shot in the back seven times by a Kenosha police officer that left him paralyzed earlier on Sunday. ... read more »
FILM REVIEW – Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn
August 13, 2020
Decades ago, long before BLM protestors marched and chanted “George Floyd—I can’t breathe,” demonstrators shouted “Yusuf. Yusuf. Yusuf. No justice, no peace.” Racially motivated crimes that ignite outrage have a long history. One of the most heinous felonies provides a back story to today’s struggles. ... read more »
WENDY’S WINDOW: The Silver Lining of Tragedy
August 6, 2020
Sometimes, good things can come out of life’s most tragic events. We are experiencing trying times that are making all of us rethink how we operate and how we carry out our daily lives. The fallout of COVID-19 has touched both our personal and professional lives.  ... read more »
Movement for Black Lives plans virtual national convention
July 3, 2020
Spurred by broad public support for the Black Lives Matter movement, thousands of Black activists from across the U.S. will hold a virtual convention in August to produce a new political agenda that seeks to build on the success of the protests that followed George Floyd’s death. ... read more »
Thousands Show Up for George Floyd and Justice in Los Angeles
June 11, 2020
Thousands took to the streets of Los Angeles this past weekend, and into the early part of this week, marking the 14th consecutive day of protests sparked by the May 25 killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. ... read more »
Black Lives Matter leader and Professor Dr. Melina Abdullah Announces Lawsuit Against City of Los Angeles and Former Police Chief
February 27, 2020
Black Lives Matter’s Dr. Melina Abdullah and her law team held a press conference in front of the Los Angeles Police Department Headquarters to announce the filing of a lawsuit regarding an arrest at the Police Commission meeting in 2018. ... read more »
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