A Black Lives Matter mural is set to be removed in Tulsa after the city received a request for a pro-police painting

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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 … Read more A Black Lives Matter mural is set to be removed in Tulsa after the city received a request for a pro-police painting

Family of Black college student killed by white police officer draws support from Jay-Z, Rihanna and Amy Schumer in bid to reopen case

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The death of an unarmed Black college student who was shot by a white New York police officer is getting renewed national attention as high-profile musicians Jay-Z and Rihanna, as well as Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., have joined the victim’s family to demand that the 10-year-old case be reopened.  Pace University football … Read more Family of Black college student killed by white police officer draws support from Jay-Z, Rihanna and Amy Schumer in bid to reopen case

Mass arrest of Black Lives Matter protesters in Omaha raises questions

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Riley Wilson’s reason for attending last Saturday’s protest in Omaha, Neb., against police brutality was displayed in bold black letters across the front and back of his neon-yellow safety vest: “Legal Observer.” As he has done at a handful of other demonstrations that have taken place in the Midwestern city over the last several weeks, … Read more Mass arrest of Black Lives Matter protesters in Omaha raises questions

TikTok so white? Black creators say the platform still has work to do

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In early June, Erynn Chambers stepped onto her porch, just outside the front door of her North Carolina home, opened TikTok on her phone, and began to film herself. “Black neighborhoods are overpoliced, so of course they have higher rates of crime,” she sang to her own tune. “And white perpetrators are undercharged, so of … Read more TikTok so white? Black creators say the platform still has work to do

A Black videographer got stabbed at the Portland protests, and he says it is because he is pro-Trump

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portland stabbing skitch The Oregonian/YouTube Black conservative videographer Andrew Duncomb, 25, was stabbed at the Portland protests early Saturday morning, according to local media. On Wednesday, The Oregonian published graphic video of the moment he was attacked. Police arrested Blake David Hampe, 43, in connection with the attack, The Oregonian reported. Duncomb told the newspaper … Read more A Black videographer got stabbed at the Portland protests, and he says it is because he is pro-Trump

When Black Lives Matter protests turn violent, Donald Trump gets just what he wants

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As two months of protesting has spread across America since the murder of George Floyd, I find myself torn between support for the cause of racial justice and anger at the landscape of shattered glass store fronts, looted businesses and burned buildings left in its wake. It may be impossible to apportion responsibility for the destruction and violence between … Read more When Black Lives Matter protests turn violent, Donald Trump gets just what he wants