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    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...
    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,...
    NEWLY released CCTV footage may help catch the killer of a mom who was shot dead after telling Black Lives Matter protesters that "all lives matter". Jessica Doty Whitaker, 24, is believed to have been slain by sick murderers while walking with her partner and two friends at 3am on July 5. 6Police released video footage of people in the area around at the time of the killing 6Jessica Doty Whitaker was shot dead after an argument where she said 'all lives matter'Credit: Fox59 6Jessica is survived by her three-year-old son and partner Jose RamirezCredit: Fox59 The two groups clashed over the Black Lives Matter slogan and the young mother was gunned down by an unknown assailant after the dispute....
    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 white couple are facing hate crime charges after they were filmed attacking a car with a shovel, screaming 'only white lives matter' and doing a Nazi salute in front of a Mexican woman and her black boyfriend.    Gregory and Rachel Howell, both 29, were arrested and charged with vandalism and hate crimes on Friday, a week after they were involved in an apparent road rage incident in Torrance, California, on July 22.    Itzel Lopez recorded shocking video of the Howells confronting her and her boyfriend after they noticed that the white couple was tailing them.   Lopez said the Howells followed them for several miles before overtaking them and stopping at a traffic light, where they got out of their...
    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,...
    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 chanting,...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There were tense moments as two groups clash at a Black Lives Matter march in Delaware County on Saturday. The rally was planned by Delco Resists at the Frederick L. Mann Park in Folsom. A separate group arrived and stood in resistance at the event. Some carried Donald Trump banners, the Blue Line American flag and shouted “All Lives Matter.” Police tried to keep the crowds separated as tensions grew. There were no arrests but CBS3 is told a Black Lives Matter organizer was assaulted and plans to file and incident report.
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Meyers Leonard has a brother who served two excursions in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines. He carries a military-themed backpack, wears fight boots and has a telephone loaded with Navy SEALs who’re his pals. He additionally makes this clear: “I completely imagine Black Lives Matter,” he mentioned. Nonetheless, Leonard merely couldn’t carry himself to kneel for the nationwide anthem. Sporting a Black Lives Matter T-shirt over a jersey that he ordered to say “Equality,” and as all different coaches and gamers round him knelt, Leonard stood for the enjoying of “The Star-Spangled Banner” on Saturday earlier than the Warmth re-opened their season by dealing with the Denver Nuggets at Walt Disney World. “A few...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Meyers Leonard has a brother who served two tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines. He carries a military-themed backpack, wears combat boots and has a phone loaded with Navy SEALs who are his friends. He also makes this clear: “I absolutely believe Black Lives Matter,” he said. Still, Leonard simply could not bring himself to kneel for the national anthem. Wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt over a jersey that he ordered to say “Equality,” and as all other coaches and players around him knelt, Leonard stood for the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” on Saturday before the Heat re-opened their season by facing the Denver Nuggets at Walt Disney World. “Some of the...
    Amid pandemic, mopeds have a moment in car-loving US Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat Why is the NHL so afraid of saying Black Lives Matter? As the NHL kicks off its much-hyped restart in the bubble hubs of Toronto and Edmonton, there are three words that the league has avoided at almost all costs. © Provided by For The Win Black Lives Matter. At the start of its Stanley Cup qualifying series between the Chicago Blackhawks and Edmonton Oilers on Saturday afternoon, the NHL held a special, re-opening day ceremony to acknowledge the drastic shift in circumstances that has unfolded since play stopped in mid March. First, players gathered in...
    ELIZABETH, New Jersey (WABC) -- Prominent voices in the Black Lives Matter movement were in New Jersey on Saturday for the painting of a new mural.The brother of George Floyd and Eric Garner's mother attended a ceremony in Elizabeth.A local artist led the effort to paint a Black Lives Matter Mural on Martin Luther King Boulevard across from City Hall.Terence Floyd says the outpouring of support has been of great comfort to their family."It's given us strength and it's given us hope and change, seeing everybody showering us with love and their condolences and their prayers," Floyd said.The event drew demonstrators, asking if black lives matter, then defund the police.----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * More New Jersey news* Send...
    Austin police are bracing for chaos as heavily-armed activists from rival groups face off in the city one week after a Black Lives Matter protester was shot dead.  On Saturday evening, a group of gun-toting men were seen protecting demonstrators at a makeshift memorial for Garrett Foster - the 28-year-old who was killed during a BLM march last weekend.  Across the street, camouflage clad members of the far-right paramilitary group Three Percenters stood watching on, brandishing semiautomatic weapons in an intimidating manner.  Police have bolstered their forces amid fears tensions between the two groups could explode.   Witnesses say Garrett Foster (left) died trying to protect his wheelchair-bound fiancee Whitney Mitchell (right) after a car drove at them during a...
    ELIZABETH, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The Elizabeth community came together Saturday to highlight injustice. Residents, community leaders and others helped paint a Black Lives Matter mural across from City Hall. The mural was designed by a local Elizabeth artist. RELATED STORY — NYPD: Women Accused Of Vandalizing Midtown Black Lives Matter Mural Suspected Of 2 Similar Crimes Just Hours Later Among those attending the event were Terrence Floyd, the brother of George Floyd, and Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner. “Ladies and gentlemen, it’s the communities that we have to save now. We have to save our young men and our young women,” Carr said. “We can’t only say ‘Black lives matter’ when there’s a police killing. Black lives is...
    A VANDAL was arrested after twice smearing white paint over the Black Lives Matter mural outside of Trump tower. Mark-David Hutt, of Rochester, was arrested by the New York Police Department on July 25 and 26. 4Mark-David Hutt was recorded smearing paint over the BLM mural outside Trump towerCredit: Twitter/@ JFNYC1 4Hutt is one of at least eight people who has been detained for defacing the mural Credit: Twitter/@ JFNYC1 He is one of at least eight people who has been detained for defacing the mural. A witness captured footage of Hutt, a Trump supporter, on the ground using his hands to rub white paint over the mural. The person recording can be heard to say "unbelievable" as the...
    By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer Minnesota’s Matt Dumba on Saturday became the first NHL player to kneel during the U.S. national anthem when he did so before the opening playoff game between the Oilers and Blackhawks in Edmonton, Alberta. Dumba knelt at center ice 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. 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. Dumba...
    A New York man was arrested twice for smearing paint across the Black Lives Matter mural that sits in front of Trump Tower.    Mark-David Hutt, of Rochester, was arrested by the New York Police Department on July 25 and 26, becoming one of at least eight people to be detained for vandalizing the mural. Footage of Sunday's vandalism was captured by a witness and begins with the 31-year-old crawling on his knees while using his bare hands to smudge the paint.  'Unbelievable,' one witness says. At least five witnesses watch in stunned silence as Huttd defaced the mural. Cell phone footage shows a man, identified as Mark-David Hutt, smearing white paint across the Black Lives Matter mural in front...
    People gather for a Juneteenth rally in Tulsa, Okla., Friday, June 19, 2020. Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take control of the state and ensure all enslaved people be freed, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki Tulsa City Council decided to remove the Black Lives Matter painting located in the Greenwood District after the mural was not granted city approval. Tulsa World reported that the painter and organizer of the mural, Ryan Rhoades, did not get city approval for the street painting. "Never heard from the city. Never for permission, and never for after the fact, nothing," said Ryan Rhoades, Tulsa World reported. "I...
    Two anti-abortion activists were arrested Saturday morning after writing “black preborn lives matter” outside of a Planned Parenthood building. Writing the phrase in chalk on the sidewalk outside of a Planned Parenthood site in Washington, D.C., was part of an event held by Students for Life of America and the Frederick Douglass Foundation, according to the Daily Caller. “I’m gonna tell you now that if you continue chalking, you will be placed under arrest for defacing property,” a police officer could be heard saying to two of the protesters at one point. “Every Saturday, people are here chalking, and you are taking somebody, young people, and arresting them because they are simply putting ‘Black preborn lives matter?’ You’ve gotta...
    Commentator Candace Owens sat down with the Daily Caller’s Vince Coglianese to get to the bottom of who really leads Black Lives Matter and where all their money is going. “When you try to ask them, ‘Where is this money going?’ They have no offices; there is no organized cell. Right, it’s literally a terrorist organization,” Owens said. “This is what you would expect if you were looking into the finances of ISIS.” (RELATED: Candace Owens Calls Out ‘Doomsday Cult’ Leftists, Kaepernick At CPAC) Owens gave her thoughts on all things BLM, including the protests and riots that have swept across the nation and even into other countries after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. She argues Democrats are...
    Police arrested two pro-life students who were chalking the phrase “Black Preborn Lives Matter” in front of a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Washington, DC, Saturday morning. Matt Perdie Despite the fact the students had received a permit for the event, they were arrested, said Students for Life of America (SFLA) President Kristan Hawkins. SFLA Partnerships Adviser Warner DePriest and Student Leader Erica Caporaletti were arrested on the scene. “What you didn’t see today on the city’s streets will be coming to billboards across the country, because BLACK PREBORN LIVES MATTER, and we will not be silent,” Hawkins said in a statement. “Viewpoint discrimination is not constitutional, and we will take this to court if necessary.” The two students were...
    A WHITE Supremacist married couple have been arrested after their racist rant and attack with a shovel on a car was caught on video. Gregory, 29, and 33-year-old Rachel Howell gave Nazi salutes and screamed “white lives matter” at the occupants of the car. 4Gregory Howell giving a Nazi salute in front of the carCredit: Instagram 4Rachel Howell screamed 'white lives matter' at the occupantsCredit: Instagram Shocking video shows the pair in front of Itzel Lopez as she filmed after their car stopped in front of the one she was riding in at lights in Torrance, California. She said her boyfriend were going home her 25th birthday dinner when they noticed two people in a pickup truck driving behind them for...
    Pro-life activists were arrested Saturday morning for writing “black preborn lives matter” outside of a D.C. Planned Parenthood. The chalking was part of an event with Students for Life of America and The Frederick Douglass Foundation where they planned to paint the sidewalk before holding a press conference at 10 a.m. “I’m gonna tell you now that if you continue chalking you will be placed under arrest for defacing property,” a police officer said to the two protesters. As the officers moved in to arrest the two people who were chalking, someone in the crowd said, “you know they do this every Saturday right?” (RELATED: De Blasio Heckled By Protesters While Painting ‘Black Lives Matter’ In Front Of Trump Tower)...
    WOODLAWN — Dozens of youth and their families, marshaled by Dreadheadcowboy and two others on horseback, marched down 63rd Street Friday evening calling for an end to the gun violence that has afflicted Chicago’s youth all summer. The families danced, chanted and marveled at horses riding along city streets during the “Kids Lives Matter” march from King Drive to Woodlawn Avenue. Dreadheadcowboy, whose real name is Adam Hollingsworth, grew up near the march route at 62nd Street and Kimbark Avenue. He said young children’s voices have rarely been centered during widespread protests in support of Black lives. Young dancers with two squads — Du Damage Dance Team and Bringing Out Talent Dance Company — and their families made up a...
    Pro-life activists will join together Saturday morning to paint the words “Black Pre-Born Lives Matter’ in front of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in the nation’s capital. Students for Life of America (SFLA) and the Frederick Douglass Foundation will paint the mural on the 1200 block of 4th Street NE and then follow up with a news conference at 10:00 a.m. “We know from Planned Parenthood’s racist founder Margaret Sanger, that ending black lives was a goal of the organization, and given the placement of Planned Parenthood abortion vendors and their marketing campaigns, that practice continues,” said SFLA Executive Vice President Tina Whittington. “But pro-life people in Washington, DC and across the country want to make it clear that every...
    A Black Lives Matter-led coalition has launched a drive to address “anti-blackness” within California State University, the nation’s largest four-year system, which consists of 23 campuses with about 430,000 undergraduates. The alliance recently issued a set of 15 demands intended to transform CSU’s Los Angeles location, commonly known as Cal State LA, into a “Freedom Campus” to “make Black Lives Matter.” The list is directed to campus President William Covino. It starts by instructing him to appoint a prominent Black Lives Matter organizer as a Dean. Followed by calls to defund the campus police department, hire more non-white counselors, and establish “a student-driven process for the removal of administrators.” Seven of the demands are related to the newly established College of...
    The passenger in the Jeep that sped through a Black Lives Matter protest, causing one woman to fall off the highway, said they were simply trying to drive to the airport and became jolted after people threw projectiles at the vehicle.   Footage of a blue Jeep racing down a Aurora, Colorado highway as Black Lives Matter protesters desperately jumped out of the way made headlines on Sunday as tensions  mount nationwide. The scene divulged into chaos after the blue Jeep crashed into another vehicle and one man opened fire.  But according to Gregory Goodenough, the driver had not specifically targeted Black Lives Matter protesters and drove onto the highway while following GPS instructions.  Scroll down for video  On Sunday,  a...
    Law enforcement officials in Washington, D.C., arrested two pro-life activists on Saturday after the activists wrote “black pre-born lives matter” in chalk outside a Planned Parenthood building. The two activists, who were flanked by numerous supporters, were approached by law enforcement as they started to write on the sidewalk. “Hey folks, I need to tell you that if you continue chalking, you’re going to be placed under arrest for defacing property,” the officer said. “I’ve given you you’re warning. You understand that, right?” “If you continue chalking, you’re going to be placed under arrest,” the officer continued. At that point the two activists continued to write on the sidewalk in chalk. The officer then motioned to other officers to place...
    Self-proclaimed Marxist and Black Lives Matter (BLM) co-founder Patrisse Cullors called on Democrats to make “sea changes” to their party platform and adopt radical legislation that calls to defund the police force, eliminate both the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and close all federal prisons and immigration detention centers, alongside various other radical demands — otherwise, “any claims of allyship and solidarity with our work to fight for black liberation are for naught.”  Cullors stated there is “an opportunity right now to right the course of history” and warned that if not careful, the Democratic Party “will miss its greatest opportunity” to lead our country to the “true American revolution.”  The radical BLM co-founder...
    TORRANCE (CBSLA) — Two 29-year-olds were arrested Friday for allegedly saying, “white lives matter,” performing a Nazi salute and vandalizing a vehicle with a shovel in Torrance. Gregory Howell, of Carson, and his wife, Rachel Howell, of Seal Beach, were recorded in a road rage incident that happened at about 10:30 p.m. on July 22, according to the Torrance Police Department. In a video circulated on social media, two people were seen outside of a white pickup truck at a stoplight near Artesia Boulevard and Prairie Avenue, according to police. The woman in the video repeatedly stated that “only white lives matter,” as the victims recorded the scene from inside their vehicle. The man was seen giving a Nazi salute...
    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (CBS4) – An unexpected friendship and a bond between families- all from an innocent moment when strangers came across each other while shopping. A 4-year-old yelled “Black Lives Matter” at a woman and got a grateful response, creating a moment that highlights the power of a movement. (credit: Sherri Gonzales) “Going into Home Depot, it was fresh in her mind,” said Caasi Radcliff, the girl’s mother. “As soon as she saw Sherri, there was no hesitation.” Radcliff’s daughter Camryn had recently participated in a family-friendly rally for Black Lives Matter near their home. An event important to Radcliff, who wanted to make sure her young child understood the meaning behind that chant but also wanted to find...
    A Friday report from The Intercept claims that the recent planes and helicopters flying over Black Lives Matter protests are likely linked to a joint effort between the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Department of Justice to “covertly spy” on protesters. “Both the DEA and the Marshals possess airplanes outfitted with so-called stingrays or dirtboxes: powerful technologies capable of tracking mobile phones or, depending on how they’re configured, collecting data and communications from mobile phones in bulk,” the report read. According to the publication, stingrays are controversial for their ability to collect data on all phones in its proximity. Such data is allegedly used to identify and track the movements of people are their associates. In addition, they can...
    ODENTON, Md. (WJZ) — After someone tore down anti-racism signs at Ark and Dove Presbyterian Church in Odenton earlier this week, pastors and church members quickly came together to rally and stand up to the person who took it down. Within hours of it being taken down on Wednesday, congregants had put the Black Lives Matter back up. They said they’re disappointed and angered by the person who took it down and want that person to know this won’t stop them from supporting the movement. >>WJZ has a new news app! Download it now!
    (CNN)A White filmmaker traveled to a town just outside the headquarters of the Ku Klux Klan to document reactions to him holding a Black Lives Matter sign.With a GoPro strapped to his chest under his shirt, out of view to his subjects, and a lapel mic on his body, Rob Bliss, 31, stood on the side of the road in Harrison, Arkansas, with his handmade poster. Harrison is 135 miles north of the capital Little Rock. "They say light is always the best disinfectant, and by showing the reality of many of these places it helps expose people who are in these big cities that don't really know what is still going on in the United States today," he told...
    Anti-government activist Ammon Bundy, who became a cause célèbre in many circles on the right after he led a lengthy armed standoff with Obama administration officials on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in 2016, made waves in a recent Facebook Live video when he said that he recently planned to attend a Black Lives Matter rally in order to show support for defunding the police. In the video, Bundy starts by saying that he is disappointed in some of his followers, who call themselves "Patriots," because "Really, they don't want freedom, in my view. They want division. They want to hate somebody, or a group of people." He went on to claim that people across the...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A “miscommunication” within Baltimore’s parks and recreation department led to the temporary removal of Black Lives Matter artwork at Patterson Park despite the project having city approval, the department said Friday. On Twitter, city councilman Zeke Cohen said park rangers removed the art installation Friday morning. >>WJZ has a new news app! Download it now!
    NHL fans took a knee for their sport after Eric Trump praised the league's players for standing for the national anthem. Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images NHL fans are posting images of themselves kneeling in their jersey with the hashtag #Kneel4Hockey in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. As the NHL restart approaches, players have been standing side-by-side with their opponents as the national anthem played. Eric Trump tweeted out his support of players standing on Thursday night. On Friday, fans began making their #Kneel4Hockey posts, asking for a more clear show of support from the league. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. NHL fans are posting pictures of themselves kneeling in their jerseys with the hashtag #Kneel4Hockey on...
    The Los Angeles Police Department this afternoon released body camera footage showing a US Marine veteran with his hands raised in the air being shot in the head with a rubber projectile during a Black Lives Matter protest in May.  CJ Montano was taking part in what started as a peaceful protest sparked by the killing of George Floyd on May 30 in the Fairfax district in Los Angeles when he said tensions escalated as officers confronted the marchers.  Montano, 24, previously said he had his hands up and was talking to some of the officers, offering to try and get other protesters to stop throwing rocks and bottles at them, when he was shot with several rubber bullets. ...
    Katie Lowes Is Pregnant! Actress Expecting Second Child with Husband Adam Shapiro Florida sets a record for number of coronavirus deaths for 4th straight day Live updates from NBAs return: Magics Jonathan Isaac first player to not kneel or wear Black Lives Matter shirt After a four-month layoff, Thursday marked the official return of the 2019-2020 NBA season, with the Jazz defeating the Pelicans and the Lakers topping the Clippers in the first games in the league's Disney World bubble. Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT PGA applies new safety precautions for players What I’m Hearing: Golfweek’s David Dusek reports on what PGA players are sitting out and new guidelines for the golfers For The Win ...
    Jonathan Isaac stands for the national anthem. Ashley Landis, Pool/AP Images Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac was the only player among the Magic and Brooklyn Nets not to kneel during the national anthem. Isaac also wore his own jersey instead of the "Black Lives Matter" warmups players have been wearing. On Thursday, the New Orleans Pelicans, Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers, and LA Cippers all kneeled during the national anthem. The DeVos family, which owns the Magic, released a statement on Friday supporting the players' protest. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac was the only player during the Magic-Brooklyn Nets game on Friday not to kneel for the national anthem. The move...
    Morgan Zegers, founder of the non-profit “Young Americans Against Socialism,” sat down with The Daily Caller’s Caitlyn McDuffee and explained how Marxism is connected to the Black Lives Matter movement. Her non-profit “Young Americans Against Socialism” aims to inform young Americans about the dangers of socialism. (RELATED: BOZELL: The Real Story Of Black Lives Matter — Marxist, Anti-Family Radicals) WATCH: “A lot of people in America, most Americans, believe that black lives matter,” Zegers told the Caller. “But, the problem is an organization called Black Lives Matter is actually run by ‘trained marxists.’” “When you look at the long term fight against socialism, the left appears to be very much entrenched in a generational battle. They are ready...
    An email from a school counselor of the Plano, Texas, Independent School District (ISD) revealed that a “resource” being promoted to counselors includes Black Lives Matter activism materials and the New York Times’ “1619 Project,” which claims America was founded on slavery and racism. According to Texas Scorecard, a publication of Empower Texans that promotes liberty and fiscal responsibility in the state, a special education counselor in the Plano school district shared with colleagues via email a resource created by Marva Robinson, Psy.D., a clinical psychologist who served as past president of the St. Louis Chapter of the Association of Black Psychologists. Honestly, this is so outrageous you should just read it while thinking about how your school taxes are...
    An active-duty Army sergeant identified himself as the man who shot a Black Lives Matter protester in Austin, Texas, last week. Daniel Perry acted in self-defense when he shot Garrett Foster during the protests, according to a statement from his attorneys that was obtained by the Washington Post. Perry's attorneys said that he was driving for a ride-sharing program when his vehicle was swarmed by protesters. When Foster approached the vehicle while carrying an AK-47-style weapon, Perry believed he was a member of law enforcement and agreed to roll down the window when Foster ordered him to do so. He quickly realized that Foster was not law enforcement. "After rolling down the window, it became apparent to Sgt. Perry...
    WENHAM (CBS) – Two people were charged after they allegedly stole Black Lives Matter signs from homes in Wenham. The 78-year-old man and 67-year-old woman, both from Danvers, were summonsed for three counts of larceny under $1,200. A Maple Street resident reported their Black Lives Matter signs had been stolen on separate occasions July 19 and 20. On July 25 around 10:30 a.m., a resident called police to report that two people were stealing a similar sign from the front yard of a Cherry Street home. Police investigated and determined the man and woman were allegedly responsible for all three thefts. Both are due to appear for probable cause hearing at a later date. “Actions like this have no place...
    Stevenson High School in the wealthy Chicago suburb of Lincolnshire, Illinois, announced this week that it is adopting a variety of initiatives that are designed to promote racial justice. In the memo, school administrators praised the activism of students that had recently come together to promote the Black Lives Matter movement. In a memo that was sent to members of the community, Stevenson High School announced that it is introducing several initiatives to enhance “diversity and inclusion” in the community. The memo, which was penned by superintendent Eric Twadell and principal Troy Gobble, praises students that have worked together to promote the Black Lives Matter movement. The memo suggests that the Black Lives Matter movement is compatible with the values...
    An active-duty Army sergeant from Fort Hood says he was the one who shot and killed a man at a Black Lives Matter protest in Austin, Texas, last weekend, according to the sergeant's attorney. Sgt. Daniel Perry said he fired at Garrett Foster out of self-defense after Foster allegedly raised an assault rifle toward Perry, according to a statement from the attorney obtained by The Washington Post. According to the statement, Perry was driving for a ride-share company in downtown Austin on the night of July 25 when he turned a corner toward a protest he did not know was taking place. At that point, the attorney says protesters began beating on Perry's car. Foster then allegedly approached the car window holding an assault...
    MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- Black Lives Matter demonstrators held a rally outside Trump Tower Friday, calling for police reform and transparency in high-profile cases.The gathering kicked off with a Take Your Knees Off Our Necks march from Times Square, led by civil rights leader Rev. Kevin McCall and the Crisis Action Center."It will be 66 days on Friday and still there is no justice for George Floyd," Rev. McCall told ABC News. "And not only Floyd, but all these families from Abner Louima to the cases we're seeing now."Marching with the group were Eric Garner's mother Gwen Carr, George Floyd's brother Terrence Floyd, Breonna Taylor's family, Abner Louima's family, Sean Bell's widow Nicole Bell, and others.Related: Oprah Winfrey honors Breonna...
    What’s Next Hudson Valley organized a Black Lives Matter march on Saturday from Memorial Park to Riverfront Park in Beacon, with a stop at the Beacon Police Department. At the riverfront, speakers took turns at the podium. Photos by Alejandro Lopez Justice McCray Tamera Dorcinville Kobie Thomas Amir Barksdale Kyle Ali Muhammad and Bryan Ashong Sarghé
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A Black Lives Matter chapter in North Carolina has apologized to the family of a Black man who died last year for demanding the release of jail and body camera footage leading up to his death. “We apologize for any hurt that our support of the legal petition by several news outlets and publications for the release of this footage may have caused the Neville family or his loved ones,” Black Lives Matter Winston-Salem said on Facebook Thursday. “We want to fully impart to them that we meant no harm in any way, and we wish to honor them and the dignity of John Neville.” Prosecutors said John Neville, 57, died in December due to a...
    "Wall of Moms" at a protest in Portland. Caitlin Ochs/Reuters The Portland "Wall of Moms" protest group has been accused of "anti-Blackness" by a local racial-justice organization.  Don't Shoot Portland said Wall of Moms members — who have formed human chains to protect  protesters in the city — have not done their job to shield Black women, leaving them "vulnerable." Don't Shoot Portland also accused Wall of Moms founder Bev Barnum of going behind its back to register the group as a nonprofit. "The lies are finally clear and we are sad but ultimately not surprised that anti-Blackness showed it's ugly face with Wall of Moms," Don't Shoot Portland wrote in a Wednesday Instagram post.  The Wall of...
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A Black Lives Matter chapter in North Carolina has apologized to the family of a Black man who died last year for demanding the release of jail and body camera footage leading up to his death. “We apologize for any hurt that our support of the legal petition by several news outlets and publications for the release of this footage may have caused the Neville family or his loved ones,” Black Lives Matter Winston-Salem said on Facebook Thursday. “We want to fully impart to them that we meant no harm in any way, and we wish to honor them and the dignity of John Neville.” Prosecutors said John Neville, 57, died in December due to...
    Cori Bush, left, is challenging Lacy Clay, a 10-term member of Congress, in Tuesday's Missouri Democratic primary.Mother Jones illustration; Jeff Roberson/AP; Bill Clark/Getty For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.Cori Bush smells tear gas when there isn’t any. Loud noises frighten her, reminders of police brandishing sniper rifles, firing rubber bullets, and revving the engines of armored vehicles. When the video of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck began to circulate, Bush’s reaction was instinctual: “Don’t look at it.” She looked anyway. “It’s a reminder that we didn’t finish the work.” For 400 days in 2014 and 2015, protesters gathered in Ferguson, Missouri, to register their outrage over the...
    (CNN)The Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers took their game down to the wire on Thursday -- just like the Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans did earlier in the night.LeBron James was clutch at the end. First, he scored what turned out to be the game-winning shot by getting the offensive rebound on his own missed shot and laying it in. On the other end of the floor, he defended the Clippers' two stars, Kawhi Leonard and then Paul George, to deny the Clippers from scoring. The Lakers won, 103-101. The Utah Jazz defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 106-104.NBA players took a knee before kicking off the leagues reopened seasonBut the restart of the NBA season was...
    Mayor Bill  de Blasio rolled up his shirtsleeves to paint another Black Lives Matter mural on a city street Thursday, but offered no solutions to tackle rising crime as 10 more New Yorkers were shot in The Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn in just the last two days. De Blasio grabbed a roller to fill in the yellow letters spelling out the movement’s slogan on Jamaica Avenue near 150th Street in Queens. He also posed for photos with constituents under a street sign at Jamaica Avenue and 153rd Street that was renamed “Black Lives Matter Avenue.” The mural painting was the only public event on Hizzoner’s public schedule Thursday aside from his daily press briefing where he failed to even...
    (CBS DETROIT) – Protesters in Waterford staged an overnight protest Wednesday, to demand the release of the 15-year-old girl detained for not completing her homework. The group, Black Lives Matter In All Capacities and Detroit Will Breathe protested Oakland County Judge Mary Ellen Brennan’s detention of “Grace.” Grace is a student at Groves High School and has been in detention since May. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Related
    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The city of Tulsa has decided to remove a massive “Black Lives Matter'' sign painted on a city street following a request from a group of local Republicans seeking permission to paint a “Back the Blue” sign. Tulsa councilors decided to get rid of the sign during a Wednesday council meeting in which they discussed whether paintings on city streets are legal without permits. The discussion kicked off last week after Bob Jack, chairman of the Tulsa Republican Party, asked his councilor about the procedure for painting a mural in support of law enforcement officers. Jack said it was a rhetorical question because he already knows the city does not have a process for street paintings....
    PENNSAUKEN, N.J. (CBS) — A South Jersey artist is using his creative talent to raise awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement and those who have become symbols for change. Three-thousand four hundred Skittles. Countless man hours sorting, painting and hot-gluing them to a 30 by 40 canvas. The result is a striking portrait of Trayvon Martin. The 17-year-old’s killing made national headlines after he was gunned down in 2012 by a man who told a 911 dispatcher the teen looked suspicious. Officers found no weapons on Martin, just a bag of Skittles candy in his pocket. “Trayvon Martin came into my head right away,” said artist Courtney Newman, from his mother’s Pennsauken home. Newman’s art covers a range...
    Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images The Pelicans and Jazz took part in a powerful moment during the national anthem. It was entirely predictable. It was inevitable. And in fact, ESPN had already been reported that it would happen. But when the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz chose to kneel around the words “Black Lives Matter” painted on the court during the national anthem Thursday evening, they used the first seeding game of the NBA‘s official restart in Orlando to make a power statement for equality and social justice. Even if we knew this moment was coming, it didn’t make it any less impactful. Pelicans & Jazz kneel together during National Anthem before NBA Bubble opener pic.twitter.com/kDttXEKI7o — Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver)...
    (CNN)A colorful Black Lives Matter mural was defaced this week, with vandals attempting to obscure 'Black' with red, white and blue paint.The 140-foot mural is on the side of a building in downtown Spokane, Washington -- sponsored in part by Terrain, a local arts non-profit. Terrain, along with digital advertising agencies 14Four and Seven2, hired 16 artists to decorate and paint each letter in Black Lives Matter, according to CNN affiliate KXLY. To some, though, it was insulting. The mural, completed less than two weeks ago, was vandalized on Wednesday. But the community isn't letting the negative response hinder the effort. A fundraiser to restore the mural has already raised more than $10,000. "It took dozens of people working with...
    (CNN)A "Black Lives Matter" mural that was recently painted on a street surface in Tulsa's Greenwood District must be removed because it did not receive approval from the city, officials said this week.Artists and volunteers, who are not officially affiliated with the Black Lives Matter organization, painted the large lettering on June 18, one day before Juneteenth and two days before President Donald Trump held a campaign rally in the city, according to the Tulsa World newspaper. It went up on Greenwood Avenue, also called Black Wall Street, where in 1921 a white mob attacked black residents and burned black-owned businesses in what's known as the Tulsa Race Massacre. Tulsa's City Council decided to weigh in on the mural after...
    Portland's Wall of Moms group — which gained national attention recently after lining up nightly on city streets in solidarity with violent leftists — has been accused of "anti-blackness" by leaders of a black-led community group, the Oregonian reported. What are the details? It's an ironic turn of events given that Wall of Moms members said they aimed to support Black Lives Matter, the paper said, adding that last week the group's white leadership relinquished their positions to let women of color be in charge. 'Standing next to our sisters': Why Portland moms are marching in protests youtu.be The new leaders included Teressa Raiford, executive director of Don't Shoot Portland, as well as Demetria Hester...
    Mayor Invoice  de Blasio rolled up his shirtsleeves to color one other Black Lives Matter mural on a metropolis road Thursday, however provided no options to sort out rising crime as 10 extra New Yorkers had been shot in The Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn in simply the final two days. De Blasio grabbed a curler to fill within the yellow letters spelling out the motion’s slogan on Jamaica Avenue close to 150th Road in Queens. He additionally posed for pictures with constituents beneath a road signal at Jamaica Avenue and 153rd Road that was renamed “Black Lives Matter Avenue.” The mural portray was the one public occasion on Hizzoner’s public schedule Thursday except for his day by day press...
    Mayor Bill  de Blasio rolled up his shirtsleeves to paint another Black Lives Matter mural on a city street Thursday, but offered no solutions to tackle rising crime as 10 more New Yorkers were shot in The Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn in just the last two days. De Blasio grabbed a roller to fill in the yellow letters spelling out the movement’s slogan on Jamaica Avenue near 150th Street in Queens. He also posed for photos with constituents under a street sign at Jamaica Avenue and 153rd Street that was renamed “Black Lives Matter Avenue.” The mural painting was the only public event on Hizzoner’s public schedule Thursday aside from his daily press briefing where he failed to even mention...
    Black Lives Matter activists accused the “Wall of Moms” group, which has appeared at protests in Portland, Oregon, of racism and of attempting to exploit  ongoing demonstrations for the benefit of their own leadership. The Oregonian reported Wednesday: Portland Wall of Moms, a group formed in recent weeks and quickly recognized as a staple of nightly downtown protests, was accused publicly Wednesday of “anti-Blackness” by leaders of an existing, Black-led community group. Wall of Moms, whose members said they aimed to support and protect other Black Lives Matter protesters near the fence in front of the federal courthouse, announced Friday that its white leadership had rescinded their positions to allow women of color to be in charge. … But less than...
    In a TikTok video, Gabrielle Pettway said that 'Blue Lives Matter' rhetoric was "insensitive" and "distasteful." @xogabriellexo/TikTok In the wake of George Floyd's death, Gabrielle Pettway made a TikTok video condemning 'Blue Lives Matter' rhetoric, calling the phrase "distasteful" and "racist." The video is making waves online and even made its way to local news, as Pettway's father is the Sheriff of Jefferson County, Alabama.  Pettway says she made the video to show that despite her affiliation with law enforcement, she's not "blind to the racism within the criminal justice system." While Pettway received some criticism for the video, she says she stands by her statements and she has the support of her family.  Visit Insider's homepage for...
    At present, no organization has more sway in the United States, not just in shaping opinion, but changing behaviors and lives, than Black Lives Matter. A recent Rasmussen poll found that 62% of likely voters now have a “favorable” opinion of BLM. This is almost a reverse of opinion only six months ago. It is both fascinating and troubling to see this transformation. Fascinating in that, like so many political movements, its emergence usually is the reaction to some larger underlying shift in the national order that the existing parties have failed to address. The Republican Party, for example, was spawned from the growing abolitionist sentiment in the country — one the Southern Democrats vehemently resisted to the point of taking up arms.Read members only...