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    A group of Hollywood celebrities is gushing over the Black Lives Matter street mural that was painted in front of Trump Tower in New York on Thursday. Mayor Bill De Blasio (D) lent a helping hand to the mural effort, along with members of the “Central Park Five” — the five black men who were acquitted in the 1989 Central Park jogger case. “The people of the city believe Black Lives Matter. We wanted to send that message to the...
    The recent Black Lives Matter protests have led to let to some cops that are responsible for murdering black people being charged, a ban on “no-knock” raids in Louisville, the repeal of 50-a in New York, police department budget cuts, among other policy changes and symbolic acts. However, there is still a lot of work to be done and progress to be made. People around the U.S. continue to protest and gather in response to injustices and systemic oppression that...
    Powerful murals full of rage, anger, defiance, pain, sorrow and hope sprang up across blocks of downtown Oakland’s boarded-up streets during recent Black Lives Matter protests, displaying perhaps what words could not convey. The murals spoke powerfully to what was going on in the city, the nation and the world. Now, Black leaders are trying to capture lightning in a bottle, preserving the works of art along with the voices and the relevance of the moment. The plan, led by...
    Actor Terry Crews tweeted Tuesday that Black Lives Matter shouldn’t “morph into” Black Lives Better. “If you are a child of God, you are my brother and sister,” Crews tweeted. “I have family of every race, creed and ideology. We must ensure #blacklivesmatter doesn’t morph into #blacklivesbetter.” If you are a child of God, you are my brother and sister. I have family of every race, creed and ideology. We must ensure #blacklivesmatter doesn’t morph into #blacklivesbetter — terry crews...
      Most Black celebrities appear to be in support of Black Lives Matter and the social uprisings that have taken place globally since the death of George Floyd. But when it comes to the movement, it appears Terry Crews has some reservations. “If you are a child of God, you are my brother and sister,” the actor tweeted out Tuesday morning, noting, “I have family of every race, creed, and ideology.” BEVERLY HILLS, CA – AUGUST 08: Actor Terry Crews...
    Studies and new data have shown that the Black Lives Matter protests have not led to a spike in coronavirus cases. The National Bureau of Economic Research took data from the 300 largest cities in the United States and found no evidence that cases grew in the days and weeks following the start of the protests. The research found that social distancing actually increased during the protests since people tried to avoid the protests entirely and stayed inside. “Our findings...
    Ariana Grande sent food trucks to voters waiting in line at the polls in Kentucky on June 23. Kentucky’s primary was held on June 23 and activists were outraged over the limited polling places, especially in Black neighborhoods. The state closed numerous polling places because of the coronavirus pandemic. The singer sent drinks from local spot Blackbeard Espresso and tacos from LATino Food Truck. Grande tweeted support and retweeted a tweet from Black Voters Matter. Her tweet read, “sent...
    “And we start to use this hashtag as our umbrella language, and we share it with other community organizers in our network. And then 2014 happened, when Michael Brown was murdered. We are reeling and shocked and seeing how different people in Ferguson are met with a militarized police force, and that gets us going again and we do a Black Lives Matter Freedom Ride. So hundreds of us are on the ground and from that point we develop a...
    Institutional racism plays a role in the disproportionate impact that coronavirus has had on Black communities, Dr. Anthony Fauci said in a congressional hearing on June 23. Lawmakers questioned Fauci on racial disparities of the pandemic and the coronavirus. Fauci told them that the Black community has been facing a “double whammy.” He said that because Black adults might be essential workers and therefore be unable to social distance. And the fact that the Black community is also disproportionately affected...
    The president believes that he introduced Juneteenth to the world. As misguided as he might be, the reality is a lot of people (Black people) didn’t really know about the holiday marking the end of slavery until he said something. Sure, there are pockets that have incorporated the holiday into their annual ritual — but for slews of African Americans, the day was commemorated by the posting a meme on Instagram. But as my mother used to say, what the...
    They are winning the battle for the hearts and minds of America. Our Civiqs daily tracking poll spanning three years showed America just how successful and powerful the Black Lives Matter protests have been in radically and rapidly shifting public opinion in favor of dramatic changes to the status quo. It’s no surprise, then, that it received front-page treatment at The New York Times as well as coverage in dozens of media outlets including MSNBC, Bloomberg, Washington Post, Politico, and the Late Show with...
    Brooklyn will get a giant Black Lives Matter mural similar to the one painted in yellow in downtown Washington, DC. Artists, elected officials and others joined in painting the words along Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant Saturday. State Attorney General Letitia James tweeted a photo of herself with a paint roller in hand saying “Proud to help Brooklyn say it loud: #BlackLivesMatter.” James was standing next to the Rev. Al Sharpton who also tweeted that he was helping the effort. He...
    Richard Petty Motorsports will be fielding a #BlackLivesMatter-liveried car for Bubba Wallace at Martinsville Speedway for Wednesday nights NASCAR Cup Series race in solidarity with the widespread movement against racial injustice. (Richard Petty Motorsports) Wallace is the only African-American currently competing in the NASCAR Cup Series and has become a central figure in the sport’s response to issues raised in the wake of the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody. The Alabama-born driver wore an I Can’t...
    As the world continues to speak out against the systemic racism plaguing our country and mourning the tragic death of George Floyd, tons of celebrities are speaking out. It has been interesting to watch what the white A-listers of the world are doing to address the issues we’re facing and realize who’s willing to step up to be an effectual ally in the fight for equality and who isn’t willing to risk offending their fans. Here, we’ve gathered a few...
    Childish Gambino’s 2018 song “This Is America” is seeing a bump on TikTok, and the charts, in the wake of countrywide protests. The song—and more specifically the video, which has more than 674 million views—addresses police brutality and racial unrest, and it’s being used to soundtrack TikToks documenting the current unrest across America. Know Your Meme points out that a remix of the song, bookended with Post Malone’s “Congratulations,” started circulating in April but picked up in early May—when...
    Childish Gambino’s 2018 song “This Is America” is seeing a bump on TikTok, and the charts, in the wake of countrywide protests. The song—and more specifically the video, which has more than 674 million views—addresses police brutality and racial unrest, and it’s being used to soundtrack TikToks documenting the current unrest across America. Know Your Meme points out that a remix of the song, bookended with Post Malone’s “Congratulations,” started circulating in April but picked up in early May—when...
    (CNN)TikTok users of color and their allies are using the #blacklivesmatter hashtag on the app for social advocacy, providing tips on how to protest safely, sharing educational resources and speaking out on racial injustice. The hashtag is trending on TikTok, with more than 4.9 billion views, as waves of protests sweep the nation in the wake of the death of George Floyd.TikTok is an outlet for users to express themselves, Vanessa Pappas, general manager of TikTok US, told CNN in...
    (CNN)Its Blackout Tuesday, a day promoted by activists to observe, mourn and bring about policy change in the wake of the death of George Floyd. This movement has spread on social media, where organizations, brands and individuals are posting solemn messages featuring stark black backgrounds, sometimes tagging the posts with #BlackLivesMatter. Music industry leaders vow to pause business for a day in observation of Blackout TuesdayHeres the problem. While these posts may be well-intended, several activists and influencers have...
    As thousands of protesters take to the streets in response to police killings of black people, companies are wading into the national conversation but taking care to get their messaging right. Netflix’s normally lighthearted Twitter account took on a more somber tone on Saturday: “To be silent is to be complicit. Black lives matter. We have a platform, and we have a duty to our Black members, employees, creators and talent to speak up.” That got retweeted over 216,000 times...