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    A bicycle shop in Austin, Texas, owned by Lance Armstrong says it is terminating a contract with the local police department. “In the context of the current evaluation of community policing in Austin, we have decided to no longer purchase, re-sell and service police-issue Trek bikes and accessories under a City of Austin RFP [Request For Proposal] the shop was previously awarded," Armstong's Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop said in a series of social media posts this week. The shop was awarded a contract worth more than $300,000 in 2019 by the city to provide bikes to the police department for officer use. Officers have used bicycles while performing crowd control during recent Black Lives Matter demonstrations in...
    A woman in New Jersey was facing a felony after retweeting a pro-Black Lives Matter tweet. The charges were leveled against her and four others in late July but were dropped by a local district attorney on Friday. “After reviewing the cases, we concluded there was insufficient evidence to sustain our burden of proof,” Essex County Prosecutor’s Office spokesperson Katherine Carter told the Asbury Park Press on Friday. “Consequently, we moved today to dismiss all charges.” Georgana Sziszak posted a GoFundMe documenting her legal ordeal late last month. “On Friday, June 26, my friend attended a BLM solidarity ride out/protest,” her story begins. “At the protest, they were met with anti-BLM counter-protestors; separated by a wall comprised of officers...
    MANHATTAN District Attorney Cy Vance dropped the felony charge against a Black Lives Matter leader whose home was surrounded by the NYPD for hours on Friday. Vance personally ordered the prosecutors to reduce the felony charge against Derrick Ingram, 28, to a misdemeanor assault, the New York Post reported. 6Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance ordered prosecutors drop the felony second-degree assault charge against Derrick IngramCredit: Getty Images - Getty Ingram turned himself in to the NYPD on Saturday morning after cops charged him with second-degree assault stemming from a June 14 incident. NYPD spokesperson Sergeant Jessica McRorieMcRorie said Ingram struggled with a cop who tried to stop him from crossing a police barrier. He is accused of putting the loud...
    By JONATHAN M. PITTS, The Capital Gazette CENTREVILLE, Md. (AP) — An email message that Andrea Kane, the superintendent of schools in Queen Anne’s County, sent to parents at the end of the 2019-2020 school year started out unremarkably, listing achievements for the year and the dates of coming events. Then it pivoted into less familiar terrain, at least on Maryland’s largely conservative Eastern Shore. Kane called for more and better dialogue on racism in the county and voiced support for Black Lives Matter. Those calls have left Kane, the county’s first Black superintendent, embroiled in controversy and fighting for her job. A Facebook group with more than 2,000 members, the Kent Island Patriots, accuses her of breaking the law....
    Tom Eckerle—a Republican road commissioner for Leelanau County, Michigan—is reportedly resigning after political pressure for repeatedly using the n-word, an anti-Black racist slur, to describe racial justice protestors. Before a meeting of the road commission started last Tuesday, Eckerle was asked by a commission member why he wasn’t wearing a mask. He responded, “Well this whole thing is because of them (n-words) down in Detroit.” When Bob Joyce, the commission’s chair, told Eckerle he couldn’t say that, Eckerle said, “I can say anything I want. Black Lives Matter has everything to do with taking the country away from us.” Let’s be clear: the social aims listed on the Black Live Matters (BLM) website do not mention white people. According to its website, the...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Black Lives Matter protest leader was free Saturday after he turned himself in to face charges for allegedly assaulting a police officer. Twenty-eight-year-old Derrick Ingram is accused of shouting into a bullhorn that was aimed at a police officer’s ear during a June protest, causing pain and hearing impairment. Dozens of officers tried to arrest Ingram on Friday during a six-hour standoff in Midtown. Ingram’s supporters showed up at the scene, and officers were then ordered to back off, a move that’s been criticized by police unions. Mayor Bill de Blasio praised the order, saying in a statement, “Commissioner Shea made the right decision to call off the operation. Assaulting an officer is unacceptable and...
    (CNN)Every day for nearly a week, Manette Sharick and her 3-year-old daughter, Zhuri, drew "Black Lives Matter" in chalk across the sidewalk outside their home in Concord, California.But every time they wrote the message, they woke up the next morning to find that the word Black, and only that word, had been erased. "I just wanted to teach my daughter that Black lives matter, Black culture matters, Black communities matter, and that we are the movement for Black lives," Sharick, who is Black, told CNN. "I was shocked that someone could be purposefully doing this. It hurt a lot, it made me extremely upset." Sharick and Zhuri.Following three days of what she called "overwhelming frustration," Sharick wrote the message in...
    MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — A small group of Black Lives Matter supporters on Saturday cut short a demonstration outside the office of a northern Nevada sheriff and left amid jeers from people in a larger crowd of hundreds of counter-protesters. A man wearing a white cowboy hat exhorted counter-protesters, including some who carried American flags and others carrying semiautomatic rifles on slings over their shoulders, to let the Black Lives Matter supporters to leave the area in peace. “Let them out, guys,” the unidentified man said as a black sedan drove slowly through the crowd. Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley came under fire last month after he posted a letter on his office’s website telling the library not to bother...
    A BLACK Lives Matter organizer streamed the chaotic standoff he had with the NYPD as cops tried to arrest him at his home on Friday. Derrick Ingram posted the live scene, which unfolded in Manhattan around 7am, to his Instagram, and questioned what he did wrong. 3Derrick Ingram, 28, streamed live on Instagram on Friday morning as the NYPD tried to arrest him at his homeCredit: Instagram “What did I do? What did I do?” the 28-year-old said. “I was born black, that’s what I did.” "They're going to mindf**k me, deprive me of food and sleep. I'm staying my black a** at home,” Ingram said, according to the Gothamist. Outside of his apartment in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of...
    Brad Reed August 7, 2020 4:51PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Raw Story A group of Black Lives Matter protesters in Utah are facing potential life in prison for smashing windows and splashing red paint on the street. CBS News reports that Salt Lake City District Attorney Sim Gill this week added a "gang enhancement" penalty against BLM demonstrators who allegedly committed acts of vandalism, which increases maximum sentences for "offenses committed in concert with two or more person or in relation to a criminal street gang." : The enhancement means that the protesters could face life in prison if they are found guilty and punished to the maximum extent allowed by the law, CBS News reports. In a...
    ANDERSONVILLE — The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce is seeking artists to help paint a “Black Trans Lives Matter” mural on a prominent neighborhood street this weekend. The chamber has partnered with Ald. Andre Vasquez (40th) on plans to paint the mural on Catalpa Avenue between Clark Street and Ashland Avenue. City officials gave the OK to paint the mural on the roadway on Thursday, and said they would block off the street this weekend for the project, according to the chamber. The chamber did not have artists lined up when the city gave its permission and issued the tight deadline for the project. Now the business chamber is seeking help from artists this weekend to complete the...
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Thursday the leaders of Black Lives Matter (BLM) “are killers” and that the organization should be recognized as a domestic terrorist group. “Stop the nonsense,” Giuliani told “Fox & Friends.” “These are killers and these are people who hate white people. They are people who hate white men in particular, and they want to do away with a mother/father family,” Giuliani said. “They don’t think fathers are necessary. This is what we are talking about. Not the bull that you get on silly telly.” The former mayor and lawyer for President Donald Trump encouraged viewers to read “two or three backup documents for Black Lives Matter,” purporting that the group believes...
    BOYLE HEIGHTS (CBSLA) — Black Lives Matter – Los Angeles Wednesday announced the launch of its police violence database. The group hosted a socially-distant event in Boyle Heights for the launch of the project with friends and family members of those who have been affected by police violence. BLM-LA said the database would track incidents in Los Angeles County from 2013 to present, including incidents from the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, the L.A. Police Department and others under the purview of L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey. “We’re seeking to meet that violence with accountability, with a reimagining of what public safety is and with, really kind of, safeguards for the whole of the community,” Melina Abdullah, co-founder of BLM-LA...
    BLACK Lives Matter protesters in Portland confronted a woman wearing a swastika armband outside of her house. "Take it off! Take it off, you Nazi!" one protester yelled at the middle-aged woman. 3The woman was wearing a swastika armbandCredit: Laura Jedeed via Storyful 3People pointed lazers at the womanCredit: Laura Jedeed via Storyful Other demonstrators that were stood outside of the East Portland house pointed green lasers and spotlights at her face. The woman, who was wearing a red swastika armband on her left arm, yelled back "I didn't say anything racist!" before shoving protesters and shouting "Get off my property!" One of the protesters told her to "Go back inside your house" and warned that she would get "f***e...
    A woman was arrested and charged for defacing the Black Lives Matter mural in front of the Trump Tower in New York City on Wednesday afternoon. Juliet Germanotta, 38, was arrested and charged with criminal mischief for pouring blue paint on the Black Lives Matter painting in on Fifth Avenue at 3:34 p.m., NYPD Detective Annette Shelton told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “I can’t condone or support government politicians political figures who condone violence, condone hate crimes, condone racist, bigot groups like BLM,” Germanotta said in a live Facebook video before pouring blue paint on the mural. “Like I said, any day someone gives me a bucket of paint is any day that I will be throwin’ paint on...
    A Black teenage says he had to take off his Black Lives Matter mask during his high school graduation ceremony in York, Pennsylvania last month. Dean Holmes told CBS News that he wore it because Black lives are "at risk right now."  Holmes, 18, was pulled off the York Catholic High School graduation procession line by the principal on July 28 and was "forced to remove his mask," according to a viral Facebook post where his father, John, listed his grievances against the school.  John Holmes said his son's "freedom of expression was censored when he was compelled to remove his mask or face the very real possibility of not graduating." The school did not issue any specific warnings about masks or...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City A series of events are coming to Brooklyn to celebrate the arrival of a new Black Lives Matter mural. On Aug. 7, Good People Meet NYC is kicking off a series of Feel Good Fridays with the opening of a new Black Lives Matter Mural at Restoration Plaza, located on Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn. The event will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. and is free to attend. The rain date will be Aug. 8 in the event of inclement weather. Presented by Jude Bernard and Ted Crawford, Brooklyn’s own DJ Mister Cee will be spinning beats throughout the...
    David Edwards August 6, 2020 3:41PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Raw Story Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Thursday claimed that followers of Black Lives Matter "hate white people." Giuliani made the remarks after "Fox & Friends" host Brian Kilmeade asked him about President Donald Trump's obsession over mail-in ballots. : "Whoever wins, this country is going in two dramatically different directions," Giuliani opined. "We're either going to remain a free enterprise country or we're going to become some kind of socialist country that Black Lives Matter wants, antifa, [Sen. Bernie Sanders]. Biden has agreed with it and he's too weak to oppose it." He continued: "So we're headed for pure socialism, we're headed for the end...
    A MASSIVE Trump-trolling Black Lives Matter mural in NYC was defaced AGAIN, as a woman was arrested for tossing blue paint on it. The mural has now been vandalized at least five times since it was put up on July 9 outside Trump Tower. 5A woman was seen spreading blue paint across the Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower in NYCCredit: FNTV 5Pictures show blue paint was splashed on the Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower in New York CityCredit: Splash News Pictures show blue paint splashed over the yellow-letter mural in New York City. A woman was seen tossing the blue paint on the street, and rubbing it around with her arms as police yelled at her...
    President Trump confidante and personal attorney Rudy Giuliani derided the Black Lives Matter movement. Giuliani, who made the comments on Thursday's episode of Fox & Friends, argued that the organization, which regained the national spotlight following George Floyd's death at the hands of law enforcement officials in May, is a terrorist organization. The former New York City mayor compared the Black Lives Matter movement to antifa, a loosely affiliated group of left-wing anti-fascists who have resorted to violence at times, and suggested that both are "domestic terrorist groups, without any doubt.” “You know who knows that best? African Americans. I’ve actually had them tell me, 'Why aren’t they classified as a terrorist group?'” Giuliani claimed. “Just because they are black,...
    Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor and current lawyer of President Donald Trump, pronounced Black Lives Matter a “domestic terrorist group” full of “killers” who “hate white people.” In a Thursday interview with Fox & Friends, Giuliani claimed that because of the ongoing racial justice protests supported by the political left, “this is no longer America…They are literally trying to overthrow our way of life.” Honing in on Black Lives Matter, Giuliani compared the movement to Antifa and said “both of whom are domestic terrorist groups without any doubt.” “Do you know who knows that best? African-Americans. I’ve actually had them tell me, why aren’t they classified as a terrorist group,” Giuliani claimed. “Just because they are Black,...
    The Black Lives Matter mural outside of Trump Tower in Manhattan has been defaced yet again — just days after it was cleaned from a previous act of vandalism. Guilet Dita Germanotta, 39, was arrested Wednesday afternoon after allegedly throwing blue paint across the giant yellow lettering that the city has painted across the block of Fifth Avenue outside the president’s former home, sources told the Post. Germanotta was placed in custody around 4:12 p.m. and was taken to the Midtown North precinct for processing. Charges are pending, according to police. TUCKER BASHES DE BLASIO FOR TREATING NEW YORKERS LIKE 'REFUGEES IN A WAR ZONE' WITH CORONAVIRUS CHECKPOINTS  A Black lives Matter mural that was painted on 5th Avenue is...
    Portland, Oregon Police Chief Chuck Lovell speaks at a press conference on August 5, 2020. KGW Chuck Lovell, the police chief of Portland, Oregon, called for violent protesters to stop their actions at a Wednesday press conference. While protests in downtown Portland have been peaceful since the presence of federal agents was scaled back last week, there have been violent offshoot protests in other parts of the city. "Portlanders need to send a strong message that enough is enough. This is not forwarding the goals that are going to lead to better outcomes for people of color," said Lovell, who is Black. Wednesday marked the 70th consecutive day of demonstrations in the city, which started after George Floyd's...
    MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — A northern Nevada sheriff widely criticized for mishandling a conflict with the county library over the Black Lives Matter movement is encouraging all sides to peacefully express their views at a weekend demonstration planned outside his office. Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley came under fire last week after he posted a letter on his office’s website telling the library not to bother calling 911 for help after the library considered supporting the movement. Coverley later rescinded the threat, saying his department would continue to respond to all 911 calls. The (Gardnerville) Record-Courier reports county officials have mapped out free-speech zones at the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center in Minden where protests are planned Saturday. “Our office...
    YUBA CITY (CBS13) — Yuba City police are investigating after a business’ Black Lives Matter signs were covered with blue paint and hidden under a ‘thin blue line’ flag someone stapled to their building. Police are investigating the act of vandalism as a possible hate crime. Samuel and Pamela Thompson own Porky’s Barbecue on Bridge Street in Yuba City. “Why are you so angry where you deface someone else’s property?” Pamela Thompson said. “You don’t own this building,” Samuel Thompson said. The couple began displaying the BLM signs during the George Floyd movement. “When they start painting the windows, the next thing to do is to firebomb it,” Samuel Thompson said. READ: Fairfield Officer Under Investigation In Alleged ‘Badge Bending’ Thompson...
    Dean Holmes, a Black 18-year-old who graduated from York Catholic High School outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 28, says he was stopped by school officials shortly before receiving his diploma and told to remove his face mask. What did the mask say? “Black Lives Matter.” Holmes was allowed to join his peers and participate in the graduation procession after removing the mask, but as he told the York Daily Record: “You only get one high school graduation. I wish that mine didn't play out like this." The school says instead of face masks, it had students wear face shields. To this end, the school said that if students received prior approval, they were allowed to wear a plain face mask, without...
    (CNN)A Black student was forced to take off his Black Lives Matter face mask in order to graduate, his family says. Dean Holmes, a student at York Catholic High School in York, Pennsylvania, put on a Black Lives Matter mask under his face shield at his July 28 graduation ceremony. As students lined up before the ceremony started, the school's principal pulled him away in front of other students and told him to take off the mask, Holmes told CNN. Holmes had previously been told by another school official to take the mask off, so he eventually relented for fear to not being able to walk across the stage, he said. "I was so mad. I was shaking during the...
    Despite facing First Amendment violation claims for not approving other projects, New York City officials painted Black Lives Matter murals around the city and ignored their own public art projects application in the process, the New York Post reported. New York City Hall was sued by Women for America First, after allegedly denying a mural of their slogan “engaging, inspiring and empowering women to make a difference,” the Post reported. “We haven’t said no to people. We’ve said, if you want to apply, you can apply, but there’s a process,'” Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference, according to a transcript posted to New York City’s official website. I knew this from the very...
    President Trump called Black Lives Matter a 'Marxist group', questioned its credibility and made fun of athletes for taking a knee in a rambling interview with Fox and Friends on Wednesday. The president phoned into his favorite morning show to discuss the anti-police brutality movement and how it had affected sport around the country.  He also said that no other president had done more for the black community than he had, with the exception of Abraham Lincoln.  'Black Lives Matter, when did it start? Marching down the street screaming "pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon,"' Trump said in reference to a single 2015 protest in Minneapolis which sparked tensions in the town.  Scroll down for video  The...
    Celebrities have donated to causes related to the Black Lives Matter movement as the nation continues to grapple with protests related to systemic racism and police brutality. A renewed focus was placed on the Black Lives Matter movement after the death of George Floyd on May 25 while in he was in police custody in Minneapolis. His death sparked protests and riots throughout the country. Many celebrities attended protests, but others have used social media to promote campaigns they’ve donated to in response to the unrest, including bailing out protesters who have been arrested by police, groups that seek to make calls to “defund the police” and reality and political advocacy groups for the Black community. With so many famous people advocating...
    Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) caved to Black Lives Matter and signed an executive order on Wednesday granting voting rights to those who have served their felony sentences. “When someone serves their sentence and pays the price our justice system has set for their crime, they should have their right to vote restored automatically, plain and simple,” Reynolds said during a press conference on Wednesday. Reynolds said her executive order would restore the “voting rights of some felons.” She added that her order requires Iowans to complete their sentences, and they will still require those who committed felony homicide offenses to apply for voting rights restoration individually. “This is a cause on which so many Iowans have worked on,” she added....
    Those Black Lives Matter T-shirts that have featured so prominently throughout the MLS is Back tournament were designed by one of the league’s players, Philadelphia Union midfielder Warren Creavalle. Passionate about design, Creavalle created the distinctive shirts — with bold text on the front and a statement of human rights on the back — as part of the Black Players for Change movement within the league. “There was a lot of discussion around how we wanted to be represented, what do we want our message to be, how would we want to get it across? And obviously a really efficient way to do that is through T-shirts,” Creavalle said. “Being on the platform that we have, we thought...
    Black Lives Matter art and murals have been popping up around Baltimore. Win McNamee/Getty Images The Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks is investigating after officials removed murals supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. The five murals were created by a variety of artists who had been granted approval by the city, The Baltimore Sun first reported. The department described the situation as a "miscommunication," but also said that it had learned of a staff member suspected of behavior "not reflective of our values." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks is investigating after park rangers removed Black Lives Matter murals that had been approved and permitted by the city, The...
    THE COUPLE facing hate crime charges have pleaded not guilty and believe the charges against them are "politicized." David Nelson and Nicole Anderson pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanor charges on Tuesday that their lawyer, Bill Essayli claimed were unfair. 3David Nelson and Nicole Anderson pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanor chargesCredit: Instagram / @the_batlord 3The couple says vandalizing the mural was not a hate crimeCredit: Instagram / @the_batlord "Just as peaceful protesters have the right to march and display their political views in a myriad of different ways, they have the same right to display their dissatisfaction and disagreement with their tax dollars being used to sponsor a radical organization, Black Lives Matter," Essayli said. On...
    WNBA Atlanta Dream players showed up to a game wearing jerseys supporting the political opponent of the team’s owner, Sen. Kelly Loeffler. The Georgia Republican sparked a backlash from the women’s basketball team after opposing the WNBA’s affiliation with Black Lives Matter, the New York Post reports. Loeffler sent a public letter in July to WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert that criticized the league’s support for BLM and suggested putting American flags on each player’s jersey. “The lives of each and every African American matter, and there’s no debating the fact that there is no place for racism in our country,” Loeffler wrote. “However, I adamantly oppose the Black Lives Matter political movement, which has advocated for the defunding of police,...
    A California couple who were seen in viral video painting over a Black Lives Matter mural have pleaded not guilty to hate crime charges, with their attorney calling the allegations against them 'outrageous and politicized.'  Nicole Anderson and David Nelson arrived at the courthouse in Martinez on Tuesday to enter pleas of not guilty to three misdemeanor counts, including vandalism and hate crime, stemming from last month's incident.  Anderson, 42, and Nelson, 53, were captured on video on July 4 defacing a city-sanctioned Black Lives Matter mural in front of the Wakefield Taylor Courthouse by painting over it with black paint.  Scroll down for video  Nicole Anderson and David Nelson (center) on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanor counts,...
    President Trump said Wednesday that Black Lives Matter is “a Marxist group that is not looking for good things for our country.” Trump said in a “Fox & Friends” interview that he questions the “air of great respectability” for Black Lives Matter after two months of national unrest over the killing of George Floyd by Minnesota police. “Black Lives Matter, when did it start? Marching down streets screaming, ‘Pigs in a blanket fry them like bacon.’ They were talking about policemen,” Trump said. “So all of a sudden, this has taken on this air of great respectability. Well, how does it start there? It’s a Marxist group.” Black Lives Matter is both a diverse social movement and the name of...
    President Trump said it will be "okay" with him if he loses his reelection bid because voters side with the Black Lives Matter movement and those who kneel during the national anthem. Trump said that he believes voters do not support the national anthem protests or the Black Lives Matter movement's anti-police sentiments. He said that most voters agree that Black Lives Matter is a "Marxist" group and will side with him on the issue come November. "Black Lives Matter, where did it start? Marching down streets, screaming 'pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon.' They were talking about policemen, policemen and women. 'Pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon.' All of a sudden, this has...
    PRESIDENT Trump slammed the Black Lives Matter movement as a "marxist group that is not looking for good things for the United States." Trump also claimed that Democrats are funding a "far left group of radical anarchists" when speaking with Fox and Friends on Wednesday. 7President Trump slammed the Black Lives Matter movement as a 'marxist group that is not looking for good things for the United States'Credit: BackGrid 7Fireworks are set off outside the Federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon on July 25,2020Credit: New York Times Trump slammed the Black Lives Matter movement for gaining "respectability," amid ongoing protests following the death of George Floyd. He spoke about how some demonstrators who chanted, "Pigs in a blanket, fry them like...
    A FLORIDA woman was reportedly forced to leave an American Airlines flight for wearing an "offensive" mask that read "F--k 12." Wearing a T-shirt that said "Black Lives Matter" and a mask that said "F--k 12", Arlinda Johns was asked to leave the plane after boarding to fly to Illinois. 2A flight attendant asked Johns to cover her mask, which Johns said she didCredit: Tray Johns/Facebook Johns told Local 10 that a flight attendant asked Johns to cover her mask, which the Black Lives Matter activist promptly did. However the attendant returned to Johns' seat and said "I'd better not see that other mask," Johns told Local 10. "I said, 'Leave me alone lady,' She stood...
    President Trump called Black Lives Matter a Marxist group on Wednesday, pushing back on professional sports players kneeling for the national anthem. “Black Lives Matter, when did it start? Marching down the street screaming 'pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon.' They were talking about policemen and women,” Trump told “Fox & Friends.” “All of sudden, this is taking on this air of great respectability. Well, how does it start there? It’s a Marxist group. It’s a Marxist group that is not looking for good things for our country and now I see these leagues all kneeling down.” MAGIC'S JONATHAN ISAAC, WHO STOOD FOR NATIONAL ANTHEM WHILE OTHERS KNELT, SUFFERS TORN ACL The comments came after an Oklahoma state lawmaker...
    Journalists and political commentators ripped President Donald Trump’s Fox & Friends interview on Wednesday morning, branding his remarks on Black Lives Matter, Covid-19, and the 2020 election “racist,” “false,” and “irresponsible.” Critics called out President Trump describing Black Lives Matter as a “Marxist group,” with former professional tennis player Martina Navratilova calling his comments “Racist to the core.” Racist to the core. And just an FYI- Hitler railed against Marxists too… so trump is in some fine company. And BTW- I am no Marxist and I fully support #BLM!!! https://t.co/2rkxnA2HGV — Martina Navratilova (@Martina) August 5, 2020 In fact, it was not okay with him. https://t.co/8BHZITZinw — Jennifer Hayden (@Scout_Finch) August 5, 2020 “BLM = Marxist” is...
    President Donald Trump said Wednesday in an interview he believed the activist group Black Lives Matter was a “Marxist group.” Trump recalled the mantra of Black Lives Matter when they first started chanting “pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon.” “All of a sudden this has taken on this air of great respectability,” he said. “Well, how does it start there? It’s a Marxist group that is not looking at good things for this country.” The president spoke about the group in a phone interview with Fox and Friends on Wednesday morning. Corporate interests have donated over a billion dollars Black Lives Matter in response to the George Floyd protests that occurred in the summer, despite their radical agenda....
    President Donald Trump dug his heels in on the culture war during a Wednesday morning interview on Fox News, but he conceded that if he’s wrong, he’ll “lose an election.” WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 04: U.S. President Donald Trump (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) “When I see them kneeling, I just turn off the game,” he told the Fox & Friends crew when asked about NBA players protesting the National Anthem. “We need to stand up for our flag, We need to stand up for our country and stand up for our anthem, and a lot of people agree with me.” “Hey, if I’m wrong, I will lose an election, and that’s OK with me,” he continued. “I will always...
    Cori Bush, the upset winner of the Democratic primary for Missouri's 1st Congressional District Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, and Washington held their primaries on Tuesday. You can find current results at the links for each state; we’ll have a comprehensive rundown in our next Digest. Leading Off ● MO-01: In a major upset, nurse and activist Cori Bush defeated 10-term Rep. Lacy Clay in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for Missouri’s 1st Congressional District. With 150,000 votes in, Bush led the incumbent 49-46. Bush will now be the overwhelming favorite in November in a St. Louis-based seat that backed Hillary Clinton 77-19. The race featured two strikingly different candidates: Clay’s family has represented this district for over 50 years, while Bush only...
    Cori BushMatt Winkelmeyer/Getty For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.In a stunning upset, Black Lives Matter activist Cori Bush has defeated 10-term incumbent Rep. Lacy Clay in the Democratic primary for Missouri’s 1st congressional district, according to the Associated Press. Bush, a minister and registered nurse, has been heavily involved in protests against police violence since the 2014 Ferguson protests. Mother Jones’ Kara Voght wrote about the race last week: For 400 days in 2014 and 2015, protesters gathered in Ferguson, Missouri, to register their outrage over the police killing of unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown. For most of those days, Bush joined them—at first, in her capacity as a registered nurse to tend to protesters’...
    Support for the ill-defined Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement in America is in many ways a default, thanks to a lack of socially conservative alternatives. “All lives matter” and other standard retorts, such as the BLM being a Marxist front, are proving ineffective in the public discourse. Instead, black Americans deserve a different movement, one based on the history, tradition and faith that originally created prosperity for black communities in past generations.   The BLM movement has the support of 63% of Americans, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll. This after months of protests-turned-riots, hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage, and by early June, at least 19 people killed in connection to the demonstrations that spiraled into riots. More...
    Activists in Tulsa, Okla., on Monday put tens of cardboard gravestones on a Black Lives Matter mural to protest its removal, The Washington Post reported. The gravestones represent Black Americans who were killed in the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, when white mobs descended on Black Wall Street businesses, and those Black Americans killed recently by police. “I felt like displaying the names of the victims of police brutality and the names of the victims of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre would help people understand why we say, ‘Black Lives Matter,’” one of the activists, Tiffany Crutcher, told the paper.  “There was no atonement for the massacre of 1921 and no atonement for people whose lives were lost through police brutality," Crutcher, who...
    THE husband of Los Angeles' District Attorney Jackie Lacey has been charged with assault after he pointed a gun at Black Lives Matter protesters who demonstrated outside the couple's home. Three misdemeanor charges were filed against David Lacey on Monday over the March 3 incident, which was captured on camera. 7David Lacey was caught on cameraCredit: AP:Associated Press The 66-year-old was caught on video saying "I will shoot you", according to the footage. Following the incident, Jackie Lacey offered an apology saying her husband told her he asked protesters to leave, and was acting "in fear". On Tuesday, Lacey's campaign issued a statement, which read: "The events that took place earlier this year have caused my family immense pain. "My...
    NFL legend Herschel Walker defended athletes who stand for the national anthem and said he’s for “American Lives Matter” because he’s “an American.” “Why do a player need to decide who he is for and right now the management is trying to decide for you by putting ‘BLM’ over everything,” the football legend shared during his appearance Monday on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.” (RELATED: Fox News Contributor Says Media Is Ignoring Biden’s ‘Staggering’ Support Of Black Voters) “What BLM are you supporting?” he added. “Who is it your supporting, because the organization is not something that I think speaks for a lot of people.” (RELATED: The Nation Columnist Defends Joe Biden From Tara Reade: ‘I Would Vote For...
    Rev. Brian X. Needles delivers Easter Sunday Mass via livestream on April 12, 2020 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in South Orange, New Jersey. Elsa/Getty Images A New Jersey pastor asked a lector to stop wearing a t-shirt with the Black Lives Matter slogan. Rev. Brian Needles of Our Lady of Sorrow Church in South Orange, New Jersey wrote a letter to parishioner Tom Morris about his attire while performing readings during Mass, local news outlet The Village Green reported. According to a version of the letter published by a local community group on their Facebook page, the pastor wrote that something as simple as a shirt "can be a real source of division and distraction."...
    The California attorney general has filed misdemeanor gun charges against the husband of Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey for an incident in March in which he allegedly pointed a gun at Black Lives Matter protesters, CBS Los Angeles reports. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed three misdemeanor counts of assault with a firearm against David Lacey, his office confirmed Tuesday.  On March 2, with protesters gathered outside the Laceys' home in Granada Hills, cellphone video showed a man purported to be David Lacey open the front door of the couple's home and point a black handgun, before demanding, "Get off my porch. Right now. Get off. Get off of my porch. I will shoot you. Get off of my porch."...
    The director of the 'Knights Party' of the Ku-Klux-Klan, Thomas Robb, in 2015. Johannes Schmitt-Tegge/picture alliance via Getty Images An Arkansas Black Lives Matter group was confronted by an armed militia as they protested white supremacy on Sunday. According to the New York Post, the group congregated in Harrison, Arkansas, and landed near the compound of Ku Klux Klan leader, Thomas Robb.  One protester, Quinn Foster, told Insider he carried a flamethrower as a "deterrent" during the demonstration after receiving over 100 deaths threats leading up to the protest. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A Black Lives Matter protester in Arkansas said he carried a flamethrower around as a "deterrent" if things got out of control...
    The husband of Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey was charged Monday in connection with pulling a gun on Black Lives Matters protesters outside their home in March, a move that further inflamed an already fraught relationship between activists and Lacey's office. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed charges against David Lacey in Los Angeles Superior Court for three misdemeanor counts of assault with a firearm, according to charging documents obtained by Politico. Jackie Lacey said the couple was awakened early March 2 to protesters who had knocked on their front door with jopes of meeting with Los Angeles County's top prosecutor. In a video tweeted by Melina Abdullah, a Black Lives Matter organizer, David Lacey, a Pan-African Studies professor at California...
    Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL star Herschel Walker questioned the Black Lives Matter movement multiple times Monday, saying that “American Lives Matter” would be a more meaningful movement. "Why does a player need to decide who he is for?" Walker asked Fox News’s Laura Ingraham about professional athletes kneeling for the national anthem in support of Black Lives Matter during an appearance on her show Monday night "What BLM are you supporting? ... The organization is not something that speaks for a lot of people." "I'm for 'American Lives Matter' because I'm an American." Walker also posted a video on social media that same night urging America to “wake up.” “America wake up...if we love our Country, let's...
    MARTINEZ — The Martinez couple accused of a hate crime and vandalism for painting over a Black Lives Matter mural outside of the county courthouse entered a not guilty plea Tuesday morning, and joined their attorney at a news conference where he condemned the hate crime charge as “outrageous.” Nicole Anderson, 42, and David Nelson, 53, will not be back in court for months to fight the misdemeanor charges, but are planning to take their case to trial. Anderson and Nelson were the subject of a July 4 viral video, which allegedly showed Anderson painting over the first two letters of the block-long, yellow, city-sanctioned mural while Nelson encouraged her, telling onlookers they were “sick of this narrative” and that...
    MARTINEZ, Calif. (KGO) -- The Martinez couple accused of a hate crime for painting over a Black Lives Matter mural appeared in court Tuesday.Nicole Anderson and David Nelson entered not guilty pleas to three misdemeanor charges. Their attorney calls the charges outrageous and politicized."Just as peaceful protestors have the right to march and display their political views in a myriad of different ways, they have the same right to display their dissatisfaction and disagreement with their tax dollars being used to sponsor a radical organization, Black Lives Matter," defense attorney Bill Essayli said outside the courthouse.WATCH: Video shows confrontation between artists, pair painting over BLM mural in MartinezEMBED More News Videos A Black Lives Matter mural was defaced in Martinez...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles district attorney’s husband charged with pulling gun on Black Lives Matter protesters outside couple’s home. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Kristen Doute is doing her part to make a positive impact on society. Kristen Doute is doing her best to prove that she’s learned from her past mistakes. On the heels of her firing from Vanderpump Rules, which came after she was accused of racism, Kristen has taken to her Instagram page and to her Instagram Stories to ensure her fans and followers that she supports the Black Lives Matter movement while also requesting donations for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). After first sharing a photo on her Instagram page that read, “Black Lives Matter,” in sign language, Kristen spoke out on her Instagram Stories. “Hey guys, I wanted to quickly talk about a post that’s on my actual...
    MARTINEZ (CBS SF) — A couple accused of painting over a large Black Lives Matter mural on a downtown Martinez street pleaded not guilty Tuesday to hate crime and other misdemeanor charges filed against them. The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has charged 42-year-old Nichole Anderson and 53-year-old David Nelson, both Martinez residents, with three misdemeanor counts including a hate crime for their alleged actions over the July 4th holiday weekend when Anderson covered up letters of a Black Lives Matter mural with paint and Nelson directly aided in her alleged criminal conduct. The incident was captured by witnesses on video that went viral after being posted to social media. Outside the Martinez courthouse, the couple’s attorney — Bilal...
    NFL legend Herschel Walker says he fully supports "American lives matter" — because he is an American first and foremost. Walker has also spoken out in condemnation of kneeling protests over the last several days. What are the details? In a Monday night social media post, Walker detailed what he referred to as a disturbing incident that he witnessed Sunday night during a workout. He captioned the now-viral video, "America wake up ... if we love our Country, let's speak up, stand up and protect it!" "I saw a bunch of people holding a BLM sign burning the Holy Bible, flag of the United States of America, and a cross," he said....
    PROTESTS in Portland turned violent Monday night when a female suspect stabbed another woman and the angry crowd blocked cops from investigating the crime in a chaotic scene captured on video. The woman, who had come to take pictures and shoot video inside the park, got into an argument with a protester before stabbing her in the chest. WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES 2 A protester was seen bleeding from the chest in the video posted onlineCredit: @NaturalDivinity18/TikTok The video of the incident shows the blood-soaked victim and fellow protesters following the assailant. “Call the police!” a woman recording the scene is heard shouting eight times, urging other protesters to back away from the suspect, who was still holding the knife.  ...
    Senator Ted Cruz has called riots 'organized terror attacks' and slammed Black Lives Matter protesters as 'avowed Marxists' looking to disrupt the 'Western-prescribed nuclear family structure' ahead of a hearing on Antifa and political violence later today.    'These violent riots are not spontaneous, nor are they mere coincidences. Instead, the evidence suggests they are organized terror attacks designed to instill fear and tear down the fundamental institutions of government,' Cruz told Fox News.   The Texas Republican also blasted Democrat officials for 'letting their cities burn' and reinforced his plan for citizens to be able to sue cities if their property is damaged during riots.  His comments come ahead of a Senate hearing Tuesday to investigate the 'political violence' he said...
    The leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement have never asked to meet with President Donald Trump, Trump said in an interview with Axios released Monday on HBO. The moment came when Axios Reporter Jonathan Swan pressed Trump on his response to the widespread unrest arising from the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Trump argued he is doing what is necessary to contain violence in cities like Chicago and Portland, and Swan responded by asking whether Trump had ever met with a Black Lives Matter activist to address their concerns. “Black Lives Matter started off – to me – very badly… ‘Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon.’ I got off to a bad start,” Trump said....
    UPTOWN — A group of Chicago artists collaborated on the city’s newest piece of public art: a massive “Black Lives Matter” mural on Clifton Avenue in Uptown. The new mural — which spells out the slogan in bold, colorful letters — now adorns the 4700 block of North Clifton Avenue, between Broadway and Lawrence Avenue. Finished on Sunday, the mural is a collaboration between 18 Chicago artists. Each of the 16 letters in the mural was painted by a different artist or artist collective, with Chicago sign painting duo Heart & Bone sketching out the letters for others to decorate. The mural was financed by the artists, who volunteered their time to complete the work, according to...
    A large group of “aggressive” protesters swarmed Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best’s Snohomish County home over the weekend, the police chief confirmed in an August 2 letter addressed to members of the Seattle City Council, detailing the incident. Dozens of vehicles lined the road as roughly 200 protesters, “mostly white men and women in their twenties,” gathered in the neighborhood to protest, according to the Lynwood Times. The protesters wore masks and held signs reading, “Black Lives Matter.” The outlet reported that protesters “shouted profanity and insults at neighbors, took license plate information on vehicles, took pictures of homes, and asked little kids who lived in the neighborhood what schools they attended.” Some demonstrators attempted to head to Best’s residence...
    Two anti-abortion protesters were arrested on Saturday outside a Washington, D.C., Planned Parenthood facility after police said they chalked “Black Pre-Born Lives Matter” on the sidewalk outside the facility, a report said. The Washington Post reported that the Students for Life of America, an antiabortion group, led a protest of about 24 people at a small rally. The two individuals arrested were identified in the report as Erica Caporaletti, 22, and Warner De Priest, 29. The group plans to sue Mayor Muriel Bowser, a Democrat, and claims that the city violated their First Amendment rights. The report pointed out that Bowser approved and commissioned in June a mural that read, “Black Lives Matter,” near the White House. The report said...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks is investigating one of its own after a park ranger allegedly damaged and removed five Black Lives Matter murals in Patterson Park. The artists said they want a clear explanation for what the city is calling a miscommunication. They all had permission to display their work in the park. One of those artists is Patton Ado. Growing up in Montgomery County, his Hispanic roots date back three generations. His great-grandfather three times over was also a refugee from Syria. He said diversity is important to him and so is Black Lives Matter. “The Black Lives Matter movement should matter a whole lot to everybody. The idea that all lives...
    SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – The Archdiocese of Newark is reaffirming a dress code for lectors who assist the priest at Mass. It comes after a controversy over a “Black Lives Matter” t-shirt worn at a church in South Orange. Three words that convey a powerful message: Black Lives Matter. It’s a common sight on signs near Our Lady of Sorrows in South Orange, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported. It’s also a source of conflict, after Tom Morris wore a t-shirt with it to church. “George Floyd being murdered really bothers me,” Morris said. A fellow worshiper complained. “That’s offensive, she yelled at me. And it was in church,” Morris said. PROTESTS AND POLICE REFORMS Writer David Simon, The Wire Creator, Discusses...
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday the city skipped over the permitting process used by people who wish to create street art when it painted Black Lives Matter outside Trump Tower on 5th Avenue last month. “That is something that again transcends all normal realities because we are at a moment of history when that had to be said and done. That’s a decision I made,” de Blasio said at a news conference. “We haven’t said ‘no’ to people. We’ve said, ‘If you want to apply, you can apply, but there’s a process.'" The mayor was asked about the process the city went through before it painted the artwork after a women's group supporting President...
    A staggering 75 percent of Black business owners have seen an increase in business since the beginning of June, according to new research conducted to coincide with National Black Business Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the important contributions from Black-owned businesses. The poll of more than 400 Black business owners found that as a result of the recent Black Lives Matter protests across the nation and across the world, prompted by the death of George Floyd. While the increase in business has been welcome, particularly in light of the devastating economic impact of COVID-19, the study also reinforced the inequities that Black entrepreneurs continue to face. And, COVID-19 didn’t make matters any better for Black business owners. Seventy-six...
    The Metropolitan Police Department arrested only four people for defacing property during nearly two months of rioting in the District of Columbia. On Saturday, MPD arrested two pro-lifers for writing “black preborn lives matter” outside of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic.  “If you open the door to free speech on the city streets to one group,” Students for Life Executive Director Kristan Hawkins told the Daily Caller News Foundation, “you can’t shut it to others.” The Metropolitan Police Department arrested four people for defacing property throughout almost two months of protests and rioting in the District of Columbia, but arrested two pro-lifers for writing “black preborn lives matter” in chalk Saturday. MPD spokeswoman Alaina Gertz confirmed to...
    City officials ignored their own application process for public art projects to paint Black Lives Matter murals around the five boroughs, in order to mark an important moment in history, Mayor de Blasio said as his administration faces claims of First Amendment violations for refusing to green light other proposals. “We haven’t said ‘no’ to people, we’ve said, ‘If you want to apply you can apply but there’s a process,'” de Blasio said during his City Hall press briefing Monday. The pro-Trump Women for America First has sued City Hall for blocking a mural of their slogan “Engaging, Inspiring and Empowering Women to Make a Difference!” on a Manhattan roadway, while allowing multiple paintings of BLM throughout the city. Hizzoner...
    Major League Baseball viewership ratings fell off after opening day as the league embarked on a social justice mission in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. ESPN reported that the opening weekend game between the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals drew 4 million viewers, making it the most-watched regular-season game since 2011. Viewership dipped back down, however, following its opener. “MLB really fell off after opening day. In general, both leagues aren't getting the audience one might expect from a nation that's been deprived of entertainment for months,” Ethan Strauss, a reporter for the Athletic, wrote in response to a tweet showing that ESPN reported 922,000 viewers for the Mets-Braves game, 1 million for the...
    A CUBAN business owner has slammed local Black Lives Matter protesters for using "mafia tactics" in their attempt to encourage diversity. Fernando Martinez, who is a partner in the Ole Restaurant Group in Louisville, Kentucky, said that local businesses received a letter from protesters with a list of demands they believe will improve diversity in the community. 4Fernando Martinez questioned the tactics of local Black Lives Matter activistsCredit: Twitter 4Protesters in Louisville on July 25Credit: Rex Features Martinez publicly denounced the demands on his Facebook page, calling them "mafia tactics" that were being used to intimidate business owners into complying. Like many cities across the country, Louisville has seen an influx of Black Lives Matter protests in recent months, sparked...
    Members of the Cuban community in Louisville, Kentucky, held a rally supporting a local immigrant-owned restaurant that was reportedly threatened by Black Lives Matter protesters. Dozens of rallygoers stood in the city’s NuLu district, which is known for its locally owned establishments, to push back against demands that businesses in the area hire more black employees. “We’re here to work. We’re dreamers. We’re people who love freedom and love this country,” rally organizer, business owner, and Cuban immigrant Fernando Martinez said about Cuban Americans. “This is not a race fight. This is an idea fight.” Martinez is a partner of the Olé Restaurant Group, which was one of dozens of businesses in the NuLu district that received a letter...
    The Chicago Hearth Division is investigating the alleged removing of a Black Lives Matter banner by somebody in a firetruck, division officers stated. A publish on Nextdoor — a social community for neighborhoods — by Dr. Adele Cobbs claims the banner in Kenwood close to Lake Shore Drive was eliminated early Saturday by somebody who hopped out of Firetruck 15, which belongs to Station 45 in close by Bronzeville, the Chicago Tribune experiences. “They actually obstructed site visitors to do that,” Cobbs wrote in her publish, which included a photograph displaying the firetruck. “Unbelievable. They’re paid to serve our neighborhood and that is what they give thought to Black lives.” Cobbs alleged two white males took down the banner,...
    The Chicago Fire Department is investigating the alleged removal of a Black Lives Matter banner by someone in a firetruck, department officials said. A post on Nextdoor — a social network for neighborhoods — by Dr. Adele Cobbs claims the banner in Kenwood near Lake Shore Drive was removed early Saturday by someone who hopped out of Firetruck 15, which belongs to Station 45 in nearby Bronzeville, the Chicago Tribune reports. “They literally obstructed traffic to do this,” Cobbs wrote in her post, which included a photo showing the firetruck. “Unbelievable. They are paid to serve our community and this is what they think about Black lives.” Cobbs alleged two white men took down the banner, the Chicago Sun-Times reports....
    British taxpayers reportedly paid out £1.5 million to police Black Lives Matter and counter-protests on the weekend of June 13th to 14th, according to the Mail on Sunday. The newspaper added that the far-left BLM UK is set to announce on Tuesday what it will spend its war chest on, after having raised £1.18 million to develop “strategies for the abolition of police”. This is not the first time that vast amounts of public money has been used to pay for London’s Met to police protests. It was reported last year that policing the Extinction Rebellion protests had cost £37 million by October of 2019. Covering the two-week-long ‘Autumn Rising’ actions cost £21 million alone. April 2019’s protests cost £16 million...
    The corporate and left-wing media completely ignored the story last month about a 24-year old mother, Jessica Whitaker, who was killed by Black Lives Matter supporters in Indianapolis, Indiana after an alleged argument over the term “All Lives Matter.” Analysis by the nonpartisan bias-checker Ground News, which tracks coverage of news stories and assigns a “bias rating” to stories based on coverage or lack of coverage from partisan media, found that national coverage of the story came nearly exclusively from right-wing or center-right publications. As Breitbart News reported, the story was originally reported by local media, but went largely ignored by the national press until it was picked up by the Gateway Pundit. From Breitbart News’ story at the time:...
    BLACK Lives Matter protesters marched on the home of the Ku Klux Klan Grandwizard, which led to a standoff with armed racists. Demonstrators were pictured trooping through Zinc, Arkansas on Sunday. 11A man gives a Nazi salute to protesters that have gathered in ZincCredit: The Mega Agency 11Armed residents pictured standing along the road which leads to the compound of the KKKCredit: The Mega Agency 11A BLM protester seen with a megaphone rallying the crowdCredit: The Mega Agency 11Locals were seen carrying guns at the protest in Zinc, ArkansasCredit: The Mega Agency 11A counter protester wearing a balaclava holding a weaponCredit: The Mega Agency The protest was organized by Bridge the Gap NWA and promoted by Ozarks Hate Watch,...
    Minnesota’s Matt Dumba became the first NHL player to kneel during the U.S. national anthem when he did so before the opening playoff game between Edmonton and Chicago in Edmonton, Alberta. Dumba knelt at center ice Saturday while fellow Black players Malcolm Subban of Chicago and Darnell Nurse of Edmonton each stood with a hand on one of his shoulders. Several teams this week stood together during the U.S. and Canadian anthems, with some players locking arms to show solidarity. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM With the message “END RACISM” on the video screens around him, the Wild defenseman made a passionate speech about racial injustice on behalf of the league and the Hockey Diversity Alliance. “Racism is everywhere,...
            by Anne Hendershott  If anyone was hoping that the return of the long-awaited Major League season would lift our spirits and bring us together, they had to be disappointed to learn that we are more divided than ever over the National Anthem kneeling debate. And although President Trump has not chosen to join the burgeoning #BoycottMLB movement on Twitter, the president has joined a growing number of disheartened baseball fans who are unhappy that their favorite teams are taking the knee. Even before the start of the season, President Trump tweeted that he was “looking forward to live sports, but any time I witness a player kneeling during the National Anthem, a sign of great disrespect...
    Dua Lipa and Boyfriend Anwar Hadid Adopt New Puppy Dexter: Pics If the Senate doesnt bail out the childcare industry, economists see women leaving the workforce en masse Rugby league: Folau remains standing as team mates kneel for Black Lives Matter (Reuters) - Israel Folau's decision not to kneel down with his team mates before Sunday's Super League match between his Catalan Dragons and St Helens was a "personal choice", his coach Steve McNamara said. © Reuters/CARL RECINE Super League - St Helens v Catalans Dragons © Reuters/CARL RECINE Super League - St Helens v Catalans Dragons The former Australia rugby union international remained standing as other players and match officials "took a knee" at the Headingley ground...
    A husband and wife in California were arrested last week on hate crime and vandalism charges after allegedly getting out of their truck at a traffic stop, doing a Nazi salute and shouting “only white lives matter” at a Black man and his girlfriend. Gregory and Rachel Howell, both 29, were arrested on Friday on vandalism and hate crime charges, the Torrance Police Department said in a press release. Both were released the same day on bail, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office records. A woman named Itzel Lopez said she was in the passenger seat while her boyfriend, who is Black, was driving home from her birthday party on the night of July 23 when they noticed two...
    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (CBS4) – It could have been an awkward moment for two Colorado moms: a 4-year-old girl yelled “Black lives matter!” at a Black woman she saw shopping in Home Depot. Instead, it was the beginning of a precious friendship. (credit: Sherri Gonzales) “I went back to say thank you for recognizing that my life matters,” Sherri Gonzales told CBS4. “Her mom was not expecting her to say that and did not know what to say,” Sherri said. Sherri said they talked for a few minutes and the girl, Cam, noticed her Denver Broncos necklace. Cam told Sherri she wants to be a Broncos cheerleader one day. Sherri has some experience cheering for the team — her son...
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A group of artists are painting a mural reading “Black Lives Matter” on part of a downtown Indianapolis street scheduled to reopen Monday. City officials said the portion of Indiana Avenue between Blackford and West streets was closed Thursday afternoon until Monday, WISH-TV reported. Organizers said the project has been the works for several months and local artists are helping. Mali Jeffers, a community organizers, said the goal of the project is to “continue the conversation to end systemic racism globally, so we’re joining the movement that’s happening everywhere,” according to WTHR-TV. Similar murals have been painted elsewhere in the U.S., including in Ohio, Florida and Utah. Several have been vandalized. Security staff was stationed near the...
    ISRAEL FOLAU has caused more outrage after snubbing an anti-racism protest. The controversial Catalans star was the only player to stand while everyone else took a knee in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement before kick-off. 2Controversial Super League star Israel Folau refused to take knee in solidarity with Black Lives MatterCredit: Mark Cosgrove/News Images 2The star was sacked by Australia’s rugby union after a social media message claiming ‘hell awaits’ gay peopleCredit: Rex Features Christian Folau, whose social media message claiming “hell awaits” gay people saw him sacked by Australia’s rugby union, clearly has no intention of making life easy for himself after signing a 12-month deal. It is not mandatory to kneel and Super League cannot take...
    A New Jersey pastor is facing pushback after sending a letter requesting that one of his church-goers refrain from wearing Black Lives Matter shirts to services. Hide Tom Morris has attended Our Lady of Sorrows in South Orange, New Jersey, since 1981. In recent weeks, he’s worn various T-shirts supporting Black Lives Matter, but apparently some fellow church-goers found that to be offensive. Hide “I write to let you know that several people have complained to me after seeing your t-shirt with the Black Lives Matter slogan,” reads a letter from Fr. Brian Needles. “I obviously have neither the power nor the desire to dictate what clothing a person wears to church. On the other hand, I don’t wish to...
    A black man who said he was on his way to work was recorded getting out of his car and shouting at a group of Black Lives Matter protesters who were blocking a highway near Austin, Texas. “Hey look, I understand the cause. I appreciate it, but I gotta go to work!” the unidentified man is heard saying in the video from Saturday night. “I’m black. I gotta go to work! I got bills. I got kids. Get the f--- out my way!” he shouted at the protesters, who were reportedly mostly white. Black man exits his car and angrily tells protesters to let him go to work and provide for his kids pic.twitter.com/GQUDw0lmfR— Savanah Hernandez (@sav_says_) August 2,...
    A Portland, Ore. woman was shot and wounded in a hail of 150 bullets on Saturday night — and neighbors are blaming police reform as violent crimes rise in the city, according to reports. Local police said several occupied apartments and vehicles were hit with gunfire along the 600 block of NE 87th Street, with one slug striking the woman in her arm. “Responding officers applied a tourniquet and she was transported to the hospital by ambulance with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries,” Portland police said in a release. “No other injuries have been reported to police, however bullets struck at least 8 occupied apartments and 7 vehicles (unknown if occupied).” The gunplay happened as Black Lives Matters...
    A husband and wife in California were arrested last week on hate crime and vandalism charges after allegedly getting out of their truck at a traffic stop, doing a Nazi salute and shouting “only white lives matter” at a Black man and his girlfriend. Gregory and Rachel Howell, both 29, were arrested on Friday on vandalism and hate crime charges, the Torrance Police Department said in a press release. Both were released the same day on bail, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office records. A woman named Itzel Lopez said she was in the passenger seat while her boyfriend, who is Black, was driving home from her birthday party on the night of July 23 when they...
    A black motorist is going viral after flipping out at Black Lives Matter protesters who blocked a Texas highway — getting them to let him through after screaming, “I gotta go to work!” The unidentified motorist was filmed getting out of his pickup after a group of mostly white protesters blocked Austin’s I-35 late Saturday. “Hey look, I understand the cause, I appreciate it — but I gotta go to work!” he told the group after getting out on the highway. “I’m black — I gotta go to work! I got bills. I got kids. Get the f–k out my way!” he yelled as one of the protest leaders approached him. The protesters — who moments earlier had been...
    A black motorist goes viral after flipping out at Black Lives Matter protesters who blocked a Texas freeway — getting them to let him by after screaming, “I gotta go to work!” The unidentified motorist was filmed getting out of his pickup after a bunch of largely white protesters blocked Austin’s I-35 late Saturday. “Hey look, I perceive the trigger, I recognize it — however I gotta go to work!” he advised the group after getting out on the freeway. “I’m black — I gotta go to work! I received payments. I received youngsters. Get the f–ok out my manner!” he yelled as one of many protest leaders approached him. The protesters — who moments earlier had been chanting,...