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Miami-Dade Police Officer Fired After Video Shows Him Punching Black Woman in the Face at Airport

A Miami-Dade County police officer has been relieved of duty after a video Wednesday (Jul. 1) showed him punching a woman in the face during an argument at Miami International Airport. Bodycam video emerged Wednesday evening showing the violent encounter. The video shows a masked officer speaking to a Black woman in a terminal when she becomes angry and starts taunting him, saying: “You acting like you white when you really Black … what you want to do?” After the woman steps to the officer and g...
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When the Beatles Refused to Play Before Segregated Audiences on Their First U.S. Tour (1964)

When American rock and roll made its way to the UK in the 1950s and 60s, along with a burgeoning folk and blues revival, many young British fans hadn’t been conditioned to think of music in the same way as their U.S. counterparts. “Unlike racially segregated Americans,” for example, “the Beatles didn’t see—or hear—the difference between Elvis and Chuck Berry,” writes Joseph Tirella, “between the Everly Brothers and the Marvelettes.” They also couldn’t see playing to segregated audien...
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5 powerful performances from the 20th annual BET Awards

For two decades, the BET Network has celebrated Black culture with its annual awards ceremony. While the event usually takes place inside Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles, Sunday’s awards ceremony was carried out virtually due to the continued spread of coronavirus. Not only was BET commemorating the 20th anniversary of its awards show, but 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the BET Network itself. Inglewood-born actress and comedian Amanda Seales hosted the broadcast from ...
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Call him ‘El Roth’: Van Halen legend David Lee Roth says he’s changed his name

David Lee Roth has changed his name. The former Van Halen front man now wants to be called “David L. Roth” or “El Roth.” The change was inspired by the current movement in the music industry to disown words having to do with the slavery that existed in the South — which comes in response to the Black Lives Matter protests that rose up after the death of George Floyd. Roth made the announcement via social media, posting a piece of artwork he’d created, showing a giant frog by a tiny human, with t...
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Rodney P meets Kojey Radical: 'I don't want my son to always have to fight'

In our series of cross-generational conversations between black artists, the two rappers discuss racism, identity, police shootings – and how to create a better futureAlthough separated by generations, there is a shared sense of black empowerment and rebellion coursing through the music of Rodney P and Kojey Radical. At 50, Rodney P has been instrumental in the evolution of UK rap. Songs released as part of London Posse in the 80s and 90s, such as How’s Life in London, are among the earliest exa...
Tags: Music, UK, London, Race, Rap, Dave, Culture, Britain, Pop and rock, Hip-hop, Rodney, London Posse, Rodney P, George Floyd

Mi$tuh G – “G.W.O.” (EP Review)

Mi$tuh G is an up-&-coming MC/producer from Sacramento, California who just happened to drop his full-length debut G Files at the very beginning of 2020. But as we approach the halfway point of year, he’s continuing the grind with an 8-track EP. After the titular intro, we go into the first song “Apokalypse”. Where G shows off his chopping skills touching down on 2020 in a nutshell over a gloomy instrumental. The next track “I Heard” finds him comparing & contrasting himself to anyone who oppos...
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The BET Awards celebrate 20th anniversary amid pandemic and protests against systemic racism

Back in April, BET Networks’ president Scott Mills and the producers of the annual BET Awards recognized they’d have to cancel its popular four-day BET Experience and free fan fest at L.A. Live due to the continued spread of coronavirus, but they were adamant that the actual awards ceremony would be presented in some capacity. The crew swiftly pivoted the BET Awards, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, to a virtual broadcast without a live audience. The show will be hosted by comedi...
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How US K-pop fans became a political force to be reckoned with

Expect more online raids of the kind that drowned out a racist BLM backlash and humiliated Donald Trump, experts sayIt started as an attempt to blunt the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement but it ended in derision. When the #WhiteLivesMatter hashtag appeared on Twitter, its unintended descent into ridicule was driven not by hardened political activists but by a loose coalition of young people worldwide united by their love of South Korean pop music.Those hoping to hold back the tide of su...
Tags: Music, Technology, Activism, US, World news, US news, Culture, US politics, Pop and rock, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Bts, Black Lives Matter Movement, K-pop, Tiktok, US elections 2020

J. Alexander Kueng, One of the Cops Who Killed George Floyd, Spotted Out Grocery Shopping After Being Released on Bail

One of the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s murder is back in the public eye. J. Alexander Kueng was out shopping for groceries at a Cup Foods in Minnesota when someone recognized him and confronted him, and recorded the encounter on their cell phone. look who my sister caught at Cub Foods in Plymouth. J. Alexander Keung, one of the officers who lynched #GeorgeFloyd in cold blood. — josiah (@jk3rd_) June 21, 2020 The woman behind t...
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WATCH: Vice President Mike Pence Outright REFUSES to Say “Black Lives Matter,” Even on Juneteenth

During an interview with an ABC affiliate in Pennsylvania on Friday (Jun. 19), Mike Pence refused to say the words “Black lives matter,” instead saying that “all lives matter.” Via CNN: “Let me just say that what happened to George Floyd was a tragedy,” Pence told 6ABC Action News in Philadelphia when asked directly if he would say that Black lives matter. “And in this nation, especially on Juneteenth, we celebrate the fact that from the founding of this nation we’ve cherished the ideal that all...
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12-Year-Old Keedron Bryant Releases Studio Version Of Viral Protest Song “I Just Wanna Live”

The day after George Floyd was murdered by police, 12-year-old Keedron Bryant shared a video of himself performing an original song called "I Just Wanna Live," written by his mother Johnetta Bryant, a cappella. "I'm a young black man/ Doing all that I can/ To stand," he sang. "Oh, but when I look around/ And … More »
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Killer Cop Garrett Rolfe Charged With Felony Murder & Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon in Death of Rayshard Brooks

The Fulton County District Attorney’s office has filed charges against the officer who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks in a Wendy’s parking lot. During a press conference Wednesday afternoon (Jun. 17), Fulton County D.A. Paul Howard announced that former Atlanta Police Officer Garrett Rolfe will be charged with felony murder and 10 other charges, including felony murder and multiple assault with a deadly weapon charges. Howard said Devin Brosnan, the other officer on the scene, also faces three ...
Tags: Crime, News, Minneapolis, America, Atlanta, Georgia, Jazz, Capitol Hill, Wendy, Howard, Brooks, Chris Stewart, Fulton County, Rolfe, Atlanta Police Department, Justin Miller

Drive-By Truckers’ Patterson Hood Apologizes For His “Drunken Joke” Of A Band Name

Recently, several music industry institutions have decided to change their names due to the renewed dialogue about racism in the wake of George Floyd's murder. Nashville country trio Lady Antebellum became Lady A, record label One Little Indian became One Little Independent, and former Young Turks imprint Whities became … More »
Tags: Music, News, Nashville, Patterson Hood, Lady Antebellum, Drive-By Truckers, George Floyd, Lady A

Boss To Trump: “Put On A Fucking Mask”

Since the pandemic started, Bruce Springsteen has been taking over his E Street Radio SiriusXM radio station every couple of weeks to play some songs and talk about what's going on in the world. In his last broadcast he shared some powerful words about the murder of George Floyd and the protests that … More »
Tags: Music, Bruce Springsteen, News, Donald Trump, Trump, George Floyd

Three NYPD Cops Say They Were “Poisoned” With Bleach in Their Milkshakes at Shake Shack

Three NYPD officers were hospitalized after allegedly ingesting bleach that had put been put into their milkshakes at a Shake Shack location in New York City, ABC News reports. The situation went down Monday (Jun. 15) when the three officers hit up a Shake Shack in Lower Manhattan and began to feel sick while drinking their milkshakes. A statement released by the New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association said that it was believed that the officers had ingested bleach. “At some point durin...
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Aaron Glee Jr. Charged With Homicide & Kidnapping in Double Murder of Oluwatoyin Salau & Victoria Sims

The man accused of murdering 19-year-old Black Lives Matter activist Oluwatoyin Salau and 75-year-old AARP volunteer Victoria Sims was arrested Sunday (Jun. 14) in Orange County on warrants for homicide and kidnapping, the Orlando Sentinel reports. 49-year-old Aaron Glee Jr. was booked into the Orange County Jail around 5 a.m. Sunday morning and he was being held without bond as of Monday afternoon. Glee is suspected in the killings of Salau and Sims, whose bodies were found Saturday evening aro...
Tags: Murder, Crime, News, Mugshots, Jazz, Arrested, Homicide, Glee, Orange County, Kidnapping, Charged, Palm Beach County, AARP, Orlando Sentinel, Sims, Tallahassee

Atlanta Protesters Shut Down Major Highway & Burn Down Wendy’s Where Police Killed Unarmed Black Man Rayshard Brooks

Protesters angry over the police killing of an unarmed black man at a Wendy’s drive-thru in Atlanta marched onto the highway late Saturday night (Jun. 13), shutting down part of the Interstate 75/85 downtown connecter, which is a major road through the city, CNN reports. Protesters in Atlanta shutdown an interstate after the murder of Rayshard Brooks by police. #RayshardBrooks #AtlantaShooting #BlackLivesMatter — Omar Moore (@thepopcornreel) June 14, 2020 Seven la...
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NFL Will Celebrate Juneteenth As Company Holiday to Help Combat Racial Injustice

When Colin Kaepernick decided to peacefully protest police brutality by taking a knee during the national anthem back in 2016, the NFL decided that he should no longer be a part of professional football. Now, in the wake of protests nationwide following the murder of George Floyd by police officers, Roger Goodell and the NFL are trying to show that they do care about fixing inequality and ending police violence. In a memo that was obtained by the press, the NFL has announced that they are offici...
Tags: News, Football, Sports, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Austin, United States, Pop Culture, Jazz, Roger Goodell, Goodell, Kaepernick, Juneteenth, Racial Injustice, George Floyd

Taylor Swift Speaks Out Against Tennessee’s Confederate Monuments

Taylor Swift, once notoriously silent on politics, has been raising her voice more and more often lately in support of progressive causes. She's been especially vocal in the wake of George Floyd's death and the wave of Black Lives Matter protests sweeping the globe, rebuking Donald Trump for apparently threatening violence … More »
Tags: Music, News, Taylor Swift, Tennessee, Donald Trump, George Floyd

Minneapolis City Council Unanimously Votes to Replace Police Dept. With Community-Led Public Safety System

The Minneapolis City Council on Friday (Jun. 12) unanimously passed a resolution to pursue a community-led public safety system to replace the police department following the death of George Floyd at the hands of the city’s police. The move comes days after a veto-proof majority of the council voted to disband the police department after the country erupted in protest over the killing of Floyd, a black man who died when a white police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes. “The murde...
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Bob Dylan Talks COVID-19, George Floyd, His Favorite Eagles Songs In Rare Interview

We're one week out from the release of Rough And Rowdy Ways, Bob Dylan's first album of original material in eight years. We can confirm that it's one of this year's best -- more on that next week -- but up until now we haven't heard from the man himself about it beyond … More »
Tags: Music, News, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, Eagles, George Floyd, Bob Dylan Talks COVID

Another Black Man Said “I Can’t Breathe” Before Dying in Police Custody; One Cop Responded: “I Don’t Care”

One of the most powerful parts of the George Floyd video was how the man kept saying that he couldn’t breathe before being killed by police officers. Now, new footage from a 2019 incident in Oklahoma City shows a very similar situation. In May of last year, OKC police were called to a scene where there were reports of a man brandishing a weapon. When they arrived, they found 42-year-old Derrick Scott. The officers questioned Scott before he took off running, and they chased him before tackling h...
Tags: Videos, Crime, News, Jazz, Associated Press, Police Brutality, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Scott, OKC, Oklahoma County, David Prater, Derek Scott, Vickey, George Floyd, Derrick Scott

Another Black Man Said “I Can’t Breathe” Before Dying in Police Custody; Cop Responded: “I Don’t Care”

One of the most powerful parts of the George Floyd video was how the man kept saying that he couldn’t breathe before being killed by police officers. Now, new footage from a 2019 incident in Oklahoma City shows a very similar situation. In May of last year, OKC police were called to a scene where there were reports of a man brandishing a weapon. When they arrived, they found 42-year-old Derrick Scott. The officers questioned Scott before he took off running, and they chased him before tackling h...
Tags: Videos, Crime, News, Jazz, Associated Press, Police Brutality, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Scott, OKC, Oklahoma County, David Prater, Derek Scott, Vickey, George Floyd, Derrick Scott

“His Skull Was Actually Showing”: Man Critically Injured After Toppled Confederate Statue Hit Him in the Head

A Virginia man is fighting for his life in the hospital after he was critically injured when he was hit in the head by a Confederate statue at a monument that was toppled by demonstrators. A witness identified as a Black Lives Matter activist that the injured man, who has since been identified as Chris Green, was at the front of the statue when he was struck in the head as it was pulled down by demonstrators in Portsmouth Wednesday night (Jun. 10). Video footage of the incident showed the exac...
Tags: News, Virginia, Green, Protests, Jazz, Portsmouth, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Richmond, Christopher Columbus, Jefferson Davis, Virginia State Police, Chris Green, Portsmouth Virginia, Portsmouth City Council, Portsmouth Commonwealth

Tulsa Police Officers Arrest Black Teen for Jaywalking, Say Cops Are Shooting Black People “Less Than We Probably Ought To”

Newly surfaced bodycam footage shows two white Tulsa police officers placing two black teens in handcuffs for jaywalking. The incident, which occurred last week and is now under internal investigation, comes as protests against police brutality continue across the country following the murder of George Floyd by a police officer. In the video, the two officers exit their patrol car as the teens pass by walking down the middle of the road. One of the officers says something to the teens, then q...
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Defund the Police: Warum die US-Polizei staatlich definanziert werden sollte

Polizeigewalt mit Todesfolge an BIPoC ist nicht erst seit dem Mord an George Floyd ein Problem in Amerika. Gegen Derek Chauvin, den Polizisten, der Floyd tötete, gab es zum Beispiel schon mindestens 17 Anzeigen wegen Fehlverhaltens im Dienst. Die für den Tod von Philando Castile, Freddie Gray und Terence Crutcher verantwortlichen Beamt*innen wurden entweder freigesprochen oder die Anklage gegen sie wurde fallen gelassen, und die Beamt*innen, die Michael Brown, Alton Sterling und Tamir Rice tötet...
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Thomas Lane, Fired Cop Charged in Murder of George Floyd, Released From Jail After Posting $750k Bail

Thomas Lane, one of the fired police officers who was charged in the killing of George Floyd, was released from jail on Wednesday (Jun. 10) after posting his $750K bail. When asked how Lane was able to post bond so quickly, his lawyer simply told TMZ that it was “pretty good news.” Lane’s family was previously seeking donations online to help get him out of jail and to raise money for his defense fund, TMZ reported, however, it wasn’t confirmed whether or not that was how he raised the money. (F...
Tags: Crime, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Jazz, Bail, Floyd, Lane, Kueng, Minneapolis Police Department, Thomas Lane, Chauvin, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, Tou Thao, Alexander Kueng

Diese Künstler*innen protestieren mit ihren Werken gegen Rassismus

In Zeiten politischer Revolution wirken Demonstrationen oft wie die sichtbarste Möglichkeit, sich für Veränderungen einzusetzen. Doch das ist nicht die einzige Option. Nicht jede*r kann und muss an vorderster Front kämpfen, um seine oder ihre Unterstützung zu zeigen. Soziale Bewegungen brauchen auch Menschen, die im Hintergrund agieren und beispielsweise organisatorische Tätigkeiten übernehmen, finanzielle Mittel zur Verfügung stellen oder emotionalen Support für Betroffene bieten.Und dann kanns...
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NJ Corrections Officer Suspended, FedEx Employee Fired for Mocking George Floyd Killing During Protest

Two more white men have lost their jobs for mocking the tragic death of George Floyd, who was murdered by police officers in an incident that has sparked protests across the nation. One of those protests occurred in Franklin Township, New Jersey. As the group of Black Lives Matter activists marched peacefully through the small town, they passed by a demonstration from counter-protestors. Just would like to speak about how disgusting, racist and evil people can genuinely be. Couple of Franklinvi...
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Verse Mega & Nthebeats – “Justice Now”

As a response to the murder of George Floyd and ensuing international protests against police brutality, Philly rapper Verse Mega and producer Nthebeats team up for a raw, poignant new single, “Justice Now.” The track boasts powerful production from Nthebeats and blistering, impassioned rhymes from Mega, who questions the definition of justice while ripping apart the ills of society that lead to police brutality. The track is available now through all major DSPs via Mega’s DSTRCT9 Records impri...
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