Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating the liberation of those who had been held as slaves in the United States. Originally a Texas state holiday, it is now celebrated annually on the 19th of June throughout the United States.
Month: June 2020
In historic decision, Supreme Court rules employers cannot fire workers because of gender identity, sexual orientation The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that employers cannot fire workers because of their gender identity or sexual orientation. In a 6-3 vote, the justices found that “an employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender
The Hanover County man arrested Sunday for driving his truck into a crowd of protesters “is an admitted leader of the Ku Klux Klan and a propagandist for Confederate ideology,” Henrico County’s top prosecutor said Monday. Harry H. Rogers, 36, has been charged with attempted malicious wounding, felony vandalism, and assault and battery. He is
Two law enforcement agencies acknowledged Monday that officers patrolling Minneapolis during the height of recent protests knifed the tires of numerous vehicles parked and unoccupied in at least two locations in the midst of the unrest. Video and photo images posted on the news outlet Mother Jones show officers in military-style uniforms puncturing tires in
Javier Ambler was driving home from a friendly poker game in the early hours of March 28, 2019, when a Williamson County sheriff’s deputy noticed that he failed to dim the headlights of his SUV to oncoming traffic. Twenty-eight minutes later, the black father of two sons lay dying on a north Austin street after
What was the point of the police slashing the tires?
Just when I thought he could not disgust me anymore I received this video in my Facebook Messenger Inbox
COVID-19 Puts Medication Abortion in the Spotlight Only patients in a limited number of states have access to “no-test” medication abortions. During the COVID-19 crisis, 12 states issued policies that attempted to limit abortion access during the outbreak, such as deeming abortion “non-essential.” Most of these state policies have been blocked by court order or
New York Times: Despite Big Promises, U.S. Has Delivered Limited Aid in Global Virus Response“The Trump administration has lauded itself as leading the world in confronting the coronavirus. But it has so far failed to spend more than 75 percent of the American humanitarian aid that Congress provided three months ago to help overseas victims
👉🏾Within 10 days of sustained protests:Minneapolis bans use of choke holds. 👉🏾Charges are upgraded against Officer Chauvin, and his accomplices are arrested and charged. 👉🏾Dallas adopts a “duty to intervene” rule that requires officers to stop other cops who are engaging in inappropriate use of force. 👉🏾New Jersey’s attorney general said the state will update
In November 1898, in Wilmington, North Carolina, a mob of 2,000 white men expelled black and white political leaders, destroyed the property of the city’s black residents, and killed dozens — if not hundreds — of people. For decades, the story of this violence was buried, while the perpetrators were cast as heroes. The Wilmington
Why didn’t Commish mention Kaepernick in his apology and why send out an apology now? Well let’s look at what an apology is: Apologizing when you’ve broken a rule of social conduct—from cutting in line to breaking the law—re-establishes that you know what the “rules” are, and you agree that they should be upheld. This
Dozens of demonstrators descended on a Middle River crab house Saturday afternoon to confront its operator over racist comments posted to social media. The reprisal comes amid protests across the nation after the death of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes. Protesters chanted “Shut
The Police are unable to control the dog that has a hold on a man already handcuffed!
Until 2013, Davis was the only female mayor in Compton’s history. On June 4, 2013, Aja Brownwas elected as Compton’s 2nd female mayor and the city’s youngest mayor. In 2004, Alita Godwin became only the second black woman to serve as Compton City Clerk.
Thank you Donald Trump for creating this horrific atmosphere.
“More than a thousand people are killed each year by the police. Most are white. Most suffer from mental illness,” he wrote. “But I am not viewing the death that spawned this week’s events as a sign of an epidemic of racial violence. What I know of the country’s history tells me that we are
The more I hear from Trump the more I want to ______________________ fill in the blank. President Trump suggested today that George Floyd is “looking down” from heaven and marveling at this month’s marginally positive jobs report, calling it “a great day” for the dead black man.
Let me start by saying I wish I never had to send this email. I wish that the lives of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless others weren’t so violently cut short. I wish that institutional racism, and the police violence it gives rise to, didn’t cause their deaths. I wish that all
The FTC continues to seek out and warn sellers who peddle so-called Coronavirus treatments with no proof they work. If you see an ad that says a product can prevent, treat, or cure COVID-19, stop. Think to yourself: if there’s actually been a medical breakthrough, am I really going to hear about it for the
This is the Indianapolis Police. Watch, as the officer gropes the breast of the protestor, she THEN, understandably pulls away.Police then beat her and unload their weapons on her.
I just want to remind America of the brutality we have suffered. I too often hear “All lives matter” – yes they do but when the fire department is called to the scene only the Black house is burning. “The barbaric torture and murder of James Byrd Jr. by three white men – Shawn A.
Spreading gossip feeds a dark hunger in us. Sometimes we think the only way we can feel good about ourselves is to make someone else look bad by comparison. But the kind of self-esteem that can be purchased at another’s expense is hollow and not worth the price.
🗣Your black friend is trying to be ok. In the midst of a global pandemic, your black friend is trying to maintain a sense of normalcy. Your Black friend in the past 30 days has watched a Black man get shot dead while jogging (Ahmaud Arbery); a Black woman get shot dead while sleeping (Breona
I’ve stopped to assess a few things since this year came in and as I looked at the bigger picture, the picture became much clearer: A) Even though he thought he got away with Collusion with the Russians, he didn’t. B) He wasn’t held accountable for Treasonous actions with Ukraine C) He wasn’t held accountable
As the national anthem of the U.S., “The Star-Spangled Banner” is one of the most important representations of the United States as an independent country. Its meaningful lyrics and catchy melody can inspire the citizens to honor their homeland with great joy and pride. Yet a lot of our Black men have experienced anything but
When the enemy is all around you, seek refuge in the Lord…
Have we had enough yet…. I don’t know the anger from Strange Fruit to the death of Martin one would think we would have had enough and joined forces. But I think we have gotten very comfortable with no longer sitting in the back of the bus – we have Uber eats, we got comfortable