Protesters are gathering to stand in solidarity with Minneapolis and protest the death of Floyd. Louie said he’s watching what’s happening in Minneapolis – with riots and buildings being burned down – and is now worried about what could happen to his businesses and the surrounding neighborhood. … [Read more...] about Hundreds Of Black Lives Matter Activists Protest Death Of George Floyd In Sacramento
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Be respectful when you talk to white folks. That didn't seem to help Christian Cooper, the Ivy League-educated black man who was bird-watching in New York's Central Park last weekend when a white woman threatened to call police on him after he confronted her about not leashing her dog. In video Cooper shot that shows part of their encounter, he seems calm and polite. … [Read more...] about George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. What can black parents possibly tell their kids now about staying safe?
University of Southern California Law School Professor Jody Armour recently defended a highway protest by Black Lives Matter activists in Los Angeles. On Wednesday, hundreds of protesters blocked traffic on the 101 freeway to bring attention to the death of George Floyd. According to Armour, the protest shows the “festering wounds that haven’t actually healed over time here in LA.” … [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