More than 50 politically left-of-centre groups in the United States have signed a letter to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, warning he could lose Black voters' support unless he commits to more transformative policing reforms. Biden's criminal justice agenda has drawn renewed attention following weeks of nationwide protests since George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, … Continue reading Biden warned to focus on policing or lose Black voters
Lewis Hamilton is set to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement by 'taking a knee' when the 2020 F1 season kicks off in Austria next month. The F1 star has championed anti-racism and civil rights action across the globe in the wake of George Floyd's death in Minnesota. Hamilton has used his standing as one of the world's … Continue reading Lewis Hamilton in support of Black Lives Matter
On the CBS special, Justice for All hosted by Gayle King, George Floyd’s brother Philonise said he believes Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with second-degree murder in Floyd’s death, knew exactly who Floyd was as he pressed his knee into his neck. Not only that, Philonise said he believed it was personal, and he’s not the only one who sees it … Continue reading REVEALED: The untold rift between George Floyd and Derek Chauvin
California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom wants a statewide standard of police use of force as his state is dealing with protests in response to the death of George Floyd. Newsom tweeted, "Protesters have the right to protest peacefully – not be harassed. Not be shot at by rubber bullets or tear gas. Today I am calling for the creation … Continue reading California Governor blasts US police for unnecessary use of force
Muriel Bowser, Mayor of Washington DC, America's capital, has painted the street leading to the White House with giant Black Lives Matter text. The move comes days after United States President, Donald Trump, ordered the U.S Park Police and National Guard troops to disperse peaceful protesters outside the White House so he could walk out … Continue reading Mayor of Washington paints road leading to the White House with Black Lives Matter
Donald Trump was earlier accused of having a walk from his White House cabinet to a historic church in the vicinity, which had been nearly burnt down by Black Lives Matter protesters. President Donald Trump has busted the claims that he had ordered to disperse the protesting crowds from nearby Lafayette Square, as he was … Continue reading Trump denies ordering riot police to use tear gas
The wave of violence across the US has affected members of the media reporting during the events. On 1 June, Sputnik journalist Nicole Roussell said she was fired at by police while covering protests in Washington, DC, despite identifying as being a member of the media. A stinger grenade left a couple of welts on … Continue reading Journalists who have been attacked by US Police during the riots
It's unbelievable that the life of an average black man is now valued at a 3-year prison term. Take your time and envisage an "ideal" American society where a typical white supremacist has the right to pull his trigger at random -- by error or commission -- towards a group of protesting blacks, and gets … Continue reading Racist White Man bags 15 Years after shooting 5 Black Men during a protest
This article preaches self control, love, understanding and respect for the laws, unity among blacks, and the need for peace. It's a must-read for everyone. Image: Black Lives Matter. It saddens me that what little is left of the black civil rights movement is spent defending thugs, hustlers, drug dealers, and troublemakers such as Michael Brown, Eric … Continue reading Listen O Ye Black Man, “Resist Arrest And Die”.
The 2016 ESPY Awards has come and gone but the contributions from NBA's famous four at the event--Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James--especially with their outstanding Black Lives Matter messages, will forever live in our memories. It gives us solace hearing the idols pass across a message of love and peace. The … Continue reading Powerful Black Lives Matter Speech From NBA’s Best Four At The ESPY Awards.