Protesters started at the Oak Park Market on 12th Avenue around 6 p.m. They began gathering in the street around 6:30 p.m., chanting “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” and “George Floyd Can’t Breathe.” Crowds then marched down Franklin Boulevard to the South Sacramento Police Station. … [Read more...] about Hundreds Of Black Lives Matter Activists Protest Death Of George Floyd In Sacramento
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Stay away from bad places. That didn't seem to work for Breonna Taylor. She was an EMT who was shot at least eight times and killed by police officers who forced their way into her Louisville, Kentucky, apartment in March while she was sleeping. Police say they were there to serve a search warrant for a narcotics investigation and exchanged fire with Taylor's boyfriend. No drugs were found in the home. … [Read more...] about George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. What can black parents possibly tell their kids now about staying safe?
“Martin Luther King said that a riot is the language of the oppressed and you might also say the desperate and forlorn. We have festering wounds that haven’t actually healed over time here in L.A. and so when we see something happen in another city like Minneapolis or New York, it can tear at that scab,” Armour said. “We have a number of police brutality cases in L.A. that have not been resolved to the satisfaction of black Angelenos and more generally Angelenos of all races.” … [Read more...] about USC Law Prof Jody Armour: Black Lives Matter Highway Protest Caused by ‘Festering Wounds’
"Although some people think it is just a figurehead role, figureheads can matter in terms of people seeing themselves in terms of representation," she said. "Seeing yourself at a college is kind of an important part of the admissions process." … [Read more...] about MIT elects first black woman student body president in its 159-year history
An emailed statement from a Starbucks spokeswoman said: "We have absolutely no tolerance for this type of behavior in our stores, and are grateful to the partners (employees) and customers who stepped in to help until officers arrived." … [Read more...] about Man goes on racist rant at Starbucks, calls black man a slave