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Consumer and fan expectations are forcing the NBA, the NHL, and Nike to see brand activism as good for business

Sports fans and consumers are now expecting brands to take a stance. Ashley Landis/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports Consumers are quick to notice when brands don't take a stand in activism, especially in today's political climate.  Players in major sports, including the NBA, NHL, and ATP, are ramping up activism by boycotting games as an act of solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement. Brands like Nike, Google, and Lyft are also more increasingly participating in activism, but some pe...
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BLM Group Gathers At Capitol For Breonna Taylor; Another Protest Planned For Saturday Evening

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Graham Norton: 'Ireland is a nation of leavers. I am in awe of the people who stayed and changed minds'

As his third novel is published, the television presenter talks about growing older, Eurovision and resuming his talk show in a pandemicGraham Norton is chipper as we chat in West Cork, where he spends much of his time when his eponymous BBC TV show is not on air, and to which he has repaired during lockdown. Despite the disappointing weather – Storm Ellen is about to wreak havoc on the west, and the following week will bring flooded roads and power outages across the area – and the daily waves ...
Tags: Books, Fiction, Bbc, Culture, Ireland, Television & radio, Ellen, Black Lives Matter, Graham Norton, West Cork, Norton

Oregon lawmakers demand answers after a report alleges that the Trump administration spied on protesters' electronic communication

PORTLAND, OREGON - JULY 26: Federal police confront protesters in front of the Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse in downtown Portland as the city experiences another night of unrest on July 26, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. For over 56 straight nights, protesters in downtown Portland have faced off in often violent clashes with the Portland Police Bureau and, more recently, federal officers. The demonstrations began to honor the life of George Floyd and other black Americans killed by law enforc...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Oregon, US, Trends, Dhs, Surveillance, Portland, Portland Oregon, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Black Lives Matter, Charles Davis, Trump, US Department of Homeland Security, Portland Police Bureau

2020 Elections: Adam Schiff faces off with Eric Early in race fueled by impeachment aftermath

Congressional District 28 The District: It stretches from West Hollywood to Pasadena and from Echo Park to the Angeles National Forest. It’s highly diverse but the majority are Democrat. Given its spot in Southern California, it has a high number of entertainment industry constituents. It has large populations of Latinos, Asian-Americans and Armenian-Americans. Incumbent: Adam Schiff, 60, is in his 10th term as a congressman for the area. His career has spanned from the U.S. Attorney’s Office ...
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Joyous animated video for Nina Simone's "Color Is A Beautiful Thing"

Musician and civil rights activist Nina Simone's Fodder On My Wings from 1982 was one of her mostly forgotten albums until its reissue this year by Verve Records. In celebration, director Sharon Liu and animators Nicolette van Gendt & Duncan Gist created this beautiful and uplifting music video for the High Priestess of Soul's nursery rhyme-like tune "Color Is A Beautiful Thing." — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, News, Civil Rights, Black Lives Matter, Nina Simone, Fodder On My Wings, Sharon Liu, Nicolette van Gendt Duncan Gist

2020 Elections: Sherman, Reed square off for San Fernando Valley’s 30th Congressional seat

Congressional District 30 The District: It stretches from Gendale and Burbank to Hidden Hills, including neighborhoods like Sherman Oaks (no relation) and Porter Ranch along the way. The Incumbent: Brad Sherman, 65,  was first elected to Congress in 1997, after an early career in accounting. He would move on to serve on three major House committees, including the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Financial Services Committee. His tenured has been marked by priorities that include e...
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Breonna Taylor's family demands release of evidence

The family of Breonna Taylor on Friday demanded that authorities in Kentucky release all body camera footage, police files, and grand jury transcripts that led to no charges being filed against police officers who killed the Black woman while she was sleeping, during a mistargeted drug raid at her apartment. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Kentucky, Racism, Black Lives Matter, Police Killings, Breonna Taylor

Louisville protesters faced off with an extremist militia on the 2nd day of unrest following no charges for the police involved in Breonna Taylor's killing

Protesters in support of Black Lives Matter were met with counter-protesters including an armed extremist anti-government group.
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‘The Simpsons’ Replaces Hank Azaria With Alex Désert as the Voice of Carl in Season 32 Premiere

Three years ago, Hari Kondabolu released a documentary called The Problem with Apu, which snowballed into a years-long discussion about The Simpsons and the racial stereotypes it may have perpetuated with a mostly white writer’s room and voice cast. Earlier this year, it resulted in Hank Azaria stepping down from voicing Apu to leave room for an actual Indian actor to voice the character. And what of the other character of color who Azaria voiced, Carl Carlson? Black actor Alex Désert has made ...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Movies, Casting, Disney, Fox, Simpsons, Animation, Desert, Black Lives Matter, APU, Harry Shearer, Homer Simpson, Springfield, Carl, Saul

Protesters Rally In Sacramento One Day After Grand Jury Declines To Charge Officers In Breonna Taylor’s Death

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Louisville police arrest the state lawmaker who authored 'Breonna's Law,' during a second night protests over the lack of charges related to Breonna Taylor's death

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - SEPTEMBER 24: Demonstrators march through the streets on September 24, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky. A Kentucky grand jury indicted one police officer involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor with three counts of wanton endangerment. No officers were indicted on charges in connection to Taylor's death. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images Police in Louisville, Kentucky, arrested a state lawmaker, Rep. Attica Scott, who had introduced legislation to ban "no-knock" w...
Tags: Politics, News, Kentucky, Trends, Protests, Black Lives Matter, Taylor, Charles Davis, Michael, Louisville, Scott, Louisville Kentucky, WDRB, First Unitarian Church, Louisville Metro Police Department, Attica Scott

Costco yanks Palmetto Cheese brand from store shelves after owner calls the Black Lives Matter movement a 'terrorist organization'

REUTERS/Richard Clement Costco is no longer selling Palmetto Cheese at over 120 locations after cheese company's owner called Black Lives Matter a "terrorist organization," the cheese company's owner confirmed to The Post & Courier. Palmetto Cheese owner Brian Henry, the owner, said it's just part of the retailer's normal rotation and has since apologized for his actions – but he does not plan on stepping down following the backlash. However a sign at one Costco location said that, "The *...
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Watch: Stevie Wonder's incredible statement on Breonna Taylor, the George Floyd uprising, the election, and the universe

From a statement that Stevie Wonder released yesterday, titled "The Universe Is Watching Us — Stevie Wonder In His Feelings": "As time is evolving, it seems so much has changed. So much is moving to a different rhythm. The way we work, live, love, meet, and greet.— Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, Politics, News, Activism, Stevie Wonder, Black Lives Matter, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd

Breonna Taylor updates: Kentucky governor, Louisville mayor decline Trump's offer for federal help; BLM doubles down on demands

Kentucky's governor and Louisville's mayor declined President Trump's offer for federal assistance. Black Lives Matter doubles down on demands. Latest news.         [Author: Louisville Courier Journal]
Tags: News, Kentucky, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Louisville, Trump, Louisville Courier Journal, Breonna Taylor

Watch: Stevie Wonder's statement on Breonna Taylor, the George Floyd uprising, the election, and the universe

From a statement that Stevie Wonder released yesterday, titled "The Universe Is Watching Us — Stevie Wonder In His Feelings": "As time is evolving, it seems so much has changed. So much is moving to a different rhythm. The way we work, live, love, meet, and greet.… Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, Politics, News, Activism, Stevie Wonder, Black Lives Matter, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd

Trump supporters claim garage was tagged with anarchy symbol, BLM, and "Biden 2020"

A family in the Twin Cities reported yesterday that their garage was vandalized and tagged with the anarchy symbol, BLM (i.e. Black Lives Matter) and the slogan "Biden 2020." A van was also set on fire, with the garage ultimately receiving serious damage from the blaze.… Read the rest
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The partner of a protester who was shot and killed in Kenosha is suing Facebook alleging it enabled paramilitary violence against protesters

A man speaks at a site where a demonstrator was killed on August 26, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Brandon Bell/Getty Images A federal lawsuit alleges Facebook was negligent when it failed to remove an event page encouraging armed vigilantes to attend protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The 39-page complaint notes that the page was full of threats of violence. "I fully plan to kill looters and rioters tonight," one person wrote. "Use hollow bullets," posted another. "[T]hey expand on contact." T...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Lawsuit, News, White House, US, Trends, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Charles Davis, Kenosha, Rittenhouse, Wisconsin State Journal, Kenosha Wisconsin, Tech Insider

Tucker Carlson Accuses BLM of Lying About Breonna Taylor’s Death, Gets Major Fact Wrong

Fox News host Tucker Carlson reacted Wednesday night to Louisville police officers dodging charges in the killing of Breonna Taylor by claiming Black Lives Matter had peddled a “lie” about the 26-year-old’s fatal shooting, all while falsely accusing Taylor’s boyfriend of being a drug dealer.With protests erupting in Louisville hours after a grand jury decided not to charge three cops with killing Taylor, Carlson recapped the decision while complaining about the way Taylor’s death had been portra...
Tags: News, Kentucky, New York Times, Fox News, Black Lives Matter, Taylor, BLM, Louisville, Tucker Carlson, Walker, Glover, Carlson, Daniel Cameron, Breonna Taylor, Kenneth Walker Taylor, Taylor Carlson

New bill would prohibit most federal agents from ever wearing camouflage again

Federal officers use crowd control munitions to disperse Black Lives Matter protesters outside the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse early Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Portland, Ore. AP Photo/Noah Berger The Clear Visual Distinction Between Military and Law Enforcement Act, introduced by US Sen. Tammy Duckworth, would prohibit most federal agents from wearing camouflage. The legislation was introduced in response to federal agents wearing military-style fatigues on the streets of Por...
Tags: Politics, News, Oregon, Senate, Iraq, US, Trends, Law Enforcement, Portland, Homeland Security, Tammy Duckworth, Portland Oregon, Illinois, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, US Army

Fact check: McDonald's US flags have not been removed for BLM and antifa

A Facebook post states incorrectly that McDonald's has removed its U.S. flags nationwide to support antifa and Black Lives Matter.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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No more 'Uncle Ben's,' now the rice brand is 'Ben's Original'

Mars, the company behind "Uncle Ben's," today revealed a new, slightly less racist brand name for the popular quick-cooking American rice. "Ben's Original." From AP: Mars had announced in the summer that the Uncle Ben's brand would "evolve." Since the 1940s, the rice boxes have featured a white-haired Black man, sometimes with a bow tie,…
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Louisville Protesters Chant “Burn It Down!” After Cops Who Killed Breonna Taylor Aren’t Charged for Her Murder (VIDEOS)

Protesters have taken to the streets of Louisville after the Jefferson County grand jury announced their decision to charge just ONE officer, Brett Hankison, with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment … not for killing Breonna Taylor, but for bullets that entered neighboring apartments. Reaction to the Grand Jury announcement in Louisville. #Louisville #BreonnaTaylor — Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) September 23, 2020 A man just nearly pulled his...
Tags: Videos, News, Kentucky, Protests, Jazz, Black Lives Matter, Taylor, Protesters, Louisville, Jefferson County, Louisville Kentucky, Louisville Louisville, Breonna Taylor, Brett Hankison, Black Lives Matter Protests, Breonna Taylor Protests

Sheryl Sandberg reportedly said Facebook played a major role in sparking movements like Me Too and Black Lives Matter, but that 'we don't get credit for any of it'

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer. AP Photo/Eric Risberg Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, said Facebook doesn't get "any credit" for its role in major social movements, according to leaked audio obtained by The Verge. "The brave women who spoke out on Me Too, the brave people who spoke out on Black Lives Matter, the brave people who organized the Women's March — they needed the tool," Sandberg reportedly told Facebook interns in July. "There's a re...
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Wells Fargo's CEO apologized for blaming the company's lack of diversity on 'a very limited pool of Black talent.' Here's why that attitude is pervasive and harmful to workers.

Charles Scharf, CEO of Wells Fargo, issued an apology Wednesday for problematic comments about hiring Black employees. Reuters Wells Fargo CEO and president Charles Scharf issued a public apology Wednesday following a report by Reuters citing racially insensitive comments made by the executive.  Scharf said that the bank had trouble reaching its diversity goals because there was not enough qualified minority talent, according to Reuters. It's important to discuss why that argument is false...
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Happy birthday to John Coltrane

Born on this day in 1926, the great John Coltrane. Here is Saint John performing his civil rights elegy "Alabama" composed after members of the Ku Klux Klan bombed the 167th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four young Black girls and injuring more than a dozen others. "You can play a shoestring if…
Tags: Video, Music, News, Alabama, Civil Rights, Jazz, John Coltrane, Black Lives Matter, Black, Saint John, Ku Klux Klan, Birmingham Alabama, A Love Supreme, 167th Street Baptist Church

How Racism Affects Bloggers and Influencers

Racism is one of the biggest problems everyone has to face in this emerging world. Human culture, despite being more accepting, still indirectly discriminates against those that are considered as minorities. Since it is inexplicitly inculcated in the behavior of many cultures, people who are considered “different” are usually discriminated against. Discrimination is true in almost all industries and is not only limited to race. There is also a strong disparity among genders and even age. Raci...
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Seattle City Council Votes to Cut Some Police Jobs and Funding, Overriding Mayor’s Veto

The Seattle City Council voted on Tuesday to cut a number of police positions and some funding for the city's law enforcement, overriding a veto on the proposal from Mayor Jenny Durkan.Calls to defund the police department entirely arose following the death of George Floyd, an African American man killed during his arrest by officers in Minneapolis. Demonstrators in Seattle set up an "autonomous zone" without police in the city's Capitol Hill neighborhood for several weeks in June, but t...
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'It's a low bar to be not Donald Trump': Young Democratic activists explain the vision of the future driving first-time voters to the polls

Thousands of youth demand action during a Climate Change protest in downtown Los Angeles, California on September 20, 2019, as part of a global protest happening around the world. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images In the past few years, there has been a surge in youth activism. But will movements like March for Our Lives and the global climate strike translate to the ballot box? Activists and organizers explain what is motivating young — especially Democratic-leaning — first-time vote...
Tags: Politics, New York, Texas, Voting, News, Colorado, New York City, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Pew Research Center, South Carolina, Michael Carter, Voter

Costco reportedly pulls Palmetto Cheese after founder calls Black Lives Matter a 'terror organization'

Costco has reportedly removed Palmetto Cheese from store shelves after the owner of the cheese brand called Black Lives Matter a terror organization.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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