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New York City paints Black Lives Matter mural in front of Trump Tower

The planned mural had provoked the ire of President Donald Trump, who slammed the mural on Twitter earlier this month as a "symbol of hate."         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, New York City, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Trump Tower


Greatest danger facing young black men is not the police but gang violence, Trevor Phillips warns

The “greatest danger” to young black men is gangs not the police, Trevor Phillips has claimed, as he urged people not to compare Britain’s problems to the racial tensions erupting across America. Speaking in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, the former chairman of Britain's equalities watchdog warned that hundreds of youngsters were dying every year due to gang-related crime. Appearing on the latest episode of The Telegraph’s Planet Normal podcast, Mr Phillips said there was “clea...
Tags: News, America, Britain, Black Lives Matter, Trevor Phillips, Phillips


NYC To Begin Painting Black Lives Matter Mural In Front Of Trump Tower On Thursday

New York City will begin painting the words “Black Lives Matter” in yellow on the road section of Fifth Avenue in front of President Donald Trump’s Trump Tower on Thursday. On Thursday morning, New York 1 News reporter Lindsay Tuchman reported that the city had shut down the street in preparation of the project. Fifth avenue officially closed as the city gets ready to paint a Black Lives Matter mural in front of Trump Tower. More on @NY1 pic.twitter.com/KdaZYcnea6 — Lindsay Tuchman (@Lindsay...
Tags: New York, News, New York City, Nbc News, Fifth Avenue, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, De Blasio, Trump, Trump Tower, Cristina Cabrera, Lindsay Tuchman


"Promissory Note" marries MLK's moving words with music and imagery

Filmmaker Jazeel Gayle took a key passage from Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech and transformed it into a powerful short film about Black Lives Matter. Jazeel says: This film is a tribute to this great country and its bloody imperfections. I detest the idea that Black Lives Matter is somehow un-American. The framers of the Constitution made a promise of Freedom and Justice for all. And that promise is overdue! And we’ve come to collect. Below is the relevant passage from Dr. Ki...
Tags: Video, News, America, Mlk, Martin Luther King, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Racial Justice, I Have A Dream, Jazeel, Jazeel Gayle, Freedom and Justice


New York City starts painting Black Lives Matter mural in front of Trump Tower

The planned mural had provoked the ire of President Donald Trump, who slammed the mural on Twitter earlier this month as a "symbol of hate"         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, New York City, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Trump Tower


San Antonio Spurs' Patty Mills to donate $1 million NBA salary to Black Lives Matter charities after season restart

San Antonio Spurs star Patty Mills has pledged to donate his entire NBA salary for the remainder of the season to organizations tackling racial inequality.
Tags: Cnn, Nba, San Antonio Spurs, Black Lives Matter, Patty Mills


Ford workers want to stop making US police cars, CEO dismisses idea

A diverse group of employees at Ford in the United States have come together in support of the Black Lives Matter movement to demand the company stop supplying the nation’s police with vehicles. According to Jalopnik, a group of Black and white employees penned a letter to the company’s CEO, Jim Hackett, and chairman, Bill Ford, to broach the topic of Ford‘s involvement in police violence that both spurred on and occurred during BLM protests. [Read: Uber to launch London boat taxis — but its ope...
Tags: Startups, London, Cars, US, World, United States, Ford, Bill Ford, Black Lives Matter, Jalopnik, Shift, Jim Hackett


Bark Not Bite: Department Of Justice Recommends Changes To Sacramento Police K9 Tactics

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — “Bark not bite” is the Department of Justice’s new recommendation for how Sacramento Police Department K9s should be trained. In the 2020 report and recommendations for the department, the DOJ asked the Sacramento Police Department to modify its canine-related policies. The Sacramento City Council requested a review of the city’s police department tactics after officers killed Stephon Clark in 2018. The department initially shut down the suggestion, but it’s found its way ...
Tags: News, California, Local, Sacramento, Sacramento Police Department, Department Of Justice, Black Lives Matter, Doj, AG, Sacramento City Council, Faison, Xavier Becerra, Halligan, Sacramento News, Stephon Clark, Tanya Faison


Endgame

This blog has been, for me, a seventeen-year exploration of other people's ideas.  If you've been here long, you'll know that I use short quotes and long excerpts from other people's writings to make the points I write about.  Like most people, I am not an "original thinker."  I try to expose myself to as much as I can, and weigh it against my experience and reason to determine truth.  Then I put it down in pixels to help me get my head around it. Over these past seventeen years (hell, ove...
Tags: Politics, Guns, Education, Obama, North Korea, China, India, Israel, America, Barack Obama, Economics, Iran, Ukraine, Pandora, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton


Oprah Winfrey and Lionsgate to Adapt New York Times’ ‘The 1619 Project’ for Film and TV

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement and global protests that are shaking up the current political landscape, Oprah Winfrey is teaming up with Lionsgate and Pultizer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones to adapt Hannah-Jones landmark examination of racism in the U.S., The 1619 Project, for the screen. In 2019, journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones spearheaded a project for The New York Times Magazine called The 1619 Project that would extensively re-examine the legacy of slavery i...
Tags: Movies, Podcasts, Lionsgate, Virginia, America, New York Times, Adaptation, Oprah-Winfrey, Black Lives Matter, Oprah, New York Times Magazine, True Story, Nikole Hannah Jones, Hannah Jones, Winfrey, Nikole


Poll: 70 Percent of Americans Think ‘Black Lives Matter’ Has Not Improved Race Relations

A majority of Americans believe the Black Lives Matter movement has not improved race relations, according to a new poll from Monmouth University, with 38 percent of respondents saying BLM has hurt racial issues in America, compared to 26 percent who say the movement has helped.The poll’s findings, released Wednesday, compared results from June 2020 to a similar poll conducted by Monmouth in 2016. While 71 percent of respondents agreed that Black Lives Matter has “brought attention to real racia...
Tags: News, America, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Monmouth University, Monmouth, George Floyd


Stormzy's surprise paint job for Croydon teen's bedroom

The musician also talks about why he was cheering at the recent Black Lives Matter protests in London.
Tags: UK, News, Black Lives Matter, Croydon, Stormzy


Cuts to LAUSD police budget could affect valuable mentor programs, advocates say

A popular program that mentors students — and in some cases fosters the type of future law enforcement officers that advocates for police reform say are badly needed — could be impacted when the Los Angeles Unified School District cuts funding to its police force by 35%. While details have yet to be finalized, the Los Angeles School Police Department will face a $25 million reduction, likely to result in the loss of roughly 65 campus police officers as well as reductions to mentoring programs su...
Tags: News, Education, La, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Black Lives Matter, Garcia, Chamberlain, Rachel Ross, Los Angeles Unified School District, Leslie Ramirez, Bartee, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories Breeze


Riders ‘suffer’ to raise money, awareness for “BLMtoPDXBikes’ campaign

Portlander M. Blomberg (center) rode the Ronde PDX route on her singlespeed last week to raise awareness of the campaign. Portlander Devin Bailly likes to suffer. He’s known in local cycling circles as that crazy guy who loves climbing and is one of the caretakers of the three toughest bike routes in Portland: Ronde PDX, La Doyenne, and Giro PDX. Those three routes rise an average of over 7,000 feet each in only about 50 miles (trust me, that’s tough). But Bailly knows his suffering is a choice...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Black Lives Matter, Tigard, Bailly, Ronde, Jonathan Maus, Blomberg, Devin Bailly, Bull Mountains, George Floyd, Portlander Devin Bailly, Ronde PDX La Doyenne, Sexton Cooper


America’s Great Racial Reckoning Comes To The Auto Industry As Some Ford Employees Call For End Of Cop Car Manufacturing

Some American corporations have been forced to come to Jesus in the past few weeks with acknowledgements of racial insensitivity, failures in workplace diversity, and other contributions to institutional racism — but for the most part this reckoning has largely bypassed the automotive industry. Or so we thought,…Read more...
Tags: Science, America, Ford, Jesus, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Ford Police Interceptor


Unions plan ‘Strike for Black Lives’ walkout to highlight racism

By Aaron Morrison, The Associated Press A national coalition of labor unions, along with racial and social justice organizations, will stage a mass walkout from work this month, as part of an ongoing reckoning on systemic racism and police brutality in the U.S. Dubbed the “Strike for Black Lives,” tens of thousands of fast food, ride-share, nursing home and airport workers in more than 25 cities are expected to walk off the job July 20 for about eight minutes — the amount of time prosecutors say...
Tags: Minneapolis, La, Sport, Ap, Canada, Soccer, Missouri, Tennessee, Long Beach, Ferguson, Michael Brown, Union, Associated Press, Honduras, Oakland, Martin Luther King


America’s Great Racial Reckoning Comes To The Auto Industry As Black Ford Employees Call For End Of Cop Car Manufacturing

Some American corporations have been forced to come to Jesus in the past few weeks with acknowledgements of racial insensitivity, failures in workplace diversity, and other contributions to institutional racism — but for the most part this reckoning has largely bypassed the automotive industry. Or so we thought,…Read more...
Tags: Science, America, Ford, Jesus, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Ford Police Interceptor


Pair Charged With Hate Crime For Vandalizing Martinez Black Lives Matter Mural

(CNN) — A White man and a White woman who allegedly painted over a California community’s Black Lives Matter mural this weekend are each facing a hate crime charge, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday. David Nelson and Nicole Anderson are each charged with three misdemeanor counts, including violation of civil rights, vandalism, and possession of tools to commit vandalism or graffiti, the district attorney’s office said in a statement. The incident happened soon after...
Tags: New York, News, California, California News, Cnn, Hate Crime, Black Lives Matter, Anderson, Trump, Martinez, KPIX, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, David Nelson, Contra Costa County District Attorney s Office, Martinez California, Nicole Anderson


Did the NYPD Try to Scrub References to Police Brutality From Its Wikipedia Page?

While we legally cannot, with 100% certainty, claim “New York’s finest” tried to lazily edit their own entry on Wikipedia to be infinitely more flattering—signs point strongly toward them doing precisely that!Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Wikipedia, Nypd, Black Lives Matter, Questions With Obvious Answers


Never surrender to the cancel culture mob

The online mob came for Harald Uhlig. What terrible thing had he done? He tweeted that Black Lives Matter “torpedoed itself, with its full-fledged support of #defundthepolice.” Instead of defunding, Uhlig suggested, “train them better.” Hundreds of people then signed a petition to demand that Uhlig, a University of Chicago professor and head of the Journal of Political Economy, resign. Even prominent economists like Janet Yellen and Paul Krugman joined the mob. Krugman called Uhlig “another priv...
Tags: Opinion, Iraq, Los Angeles, Sport, Afghanistan, Soccer, Harry Potter, Janet Yellen, Hachette, Michigan, University Of Chicago, Black Lives Matter, Boeing, Wall Street Journal, Paul Krugman, Democratic


California’s 2020 ballot measures are mostly do-overs

Four months out from November’s election — and just three months until mail voting begins — outcomes of virtually all major California races are preordained, including a win by the Democratic presidential nominee, assumedly Joe Biden. The big action will be 12 statewide ballot measures that may differ widely in subject matter, but have a common theme: do-over. All but two of the measures would re-fight old battles, including the proposals most likely to grab the spotlight, Propositions 15 and 16...
Tags: California, Opinion, Iraq, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Soccer, Black Lives Matter, Capitol, Legislature, LA County, Dan Walters, Michael Weinstein, Newsom, California Association Of Realtors


Charges expected for Seattle driver who hit protesters

Prosecutors plan to decide Wednesday on charges against the man who hit two protesters with his car, killing one, while driving on a Seattle freeway that was closed for Black Lives Matter demonstrations. Dawit Kelete, 27, drove around vehicles that were parked on Interstate 5 to protect the protesters, hitting two people at about 1:40 a.m. Saturday, according to the Washington State Patrol. Summer Taylor, a 24-year-old veterinary clinic worker, suffered critical injuries and died Saturday nigh...
Tags: News, Seattle, Black Lives Matter, Dawit Kelete, Washington State Patrol Summer Taylor


Morning thoughts on the subject of graffiti...

I'm reading the Wikipedia article on the Alexamenos graffito — the "blasphemous graffito" — because we'd been talking about graffiti.That's a rubbing of something that was scratched into a plaster wall in Rome, long enough ago to be possibly the earliest depiction of Jesus. The exact date is unknown, but it's circa 200.The image seems to show a young man worshipping a crucified, donkey-headed figure. The Greek inscription approximately translates to "Alexamenos worships [his] god," indicating th...
Tags: Comedy, Law, Wikipedia, Animals, Rome, Language, Christianity, Nyt, Jesus, Black Lives Matter, Free Speech, Madison, Christ, Corinthians, Carthage, Constantine


SUV plows into BLM protest in NYC's Times Square, similar potentially deadly attacks happening around U.S.

“#BreakingNews an SUV just plowed through protesters on 42nd street in #manhattan Still assessing injuries if any. More on ⁦@NY1⁩ #blacklivesmatter #nycprotest more on ⁦@NY1⁩,” tweeted NY1 news reporter Ruschell Boone [@RuschellBoone] at 10:19pm New York Time. #BreakingNews an SUV just plowed through protesters on 42nd street in #manhattan Still assessing injuries if any. More on ⁦@NY1⁩ #blacklivesmatter #nycprotest more on ⁦@NY1⁩ pic.twitter.com/RMs1tsc2zT — Ruschell Boone (@RuschellBoone)...
Tags: Post, New York Post, News, Protest, Abc, NYC, New York City, US news, Racism, United States, Terrorism, Iowa, Protests, Broadway, Toyota, Detroit


Two people are charged with a hate crime for vandalizing a Black Lives Matter mural

A White man and a White woman who allegedly painted over a California community's Black Lives Matter mural this weekend are facing hate crime charges, the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office district attorney's office said Tuesday.
Tags: California, Cnn, Black Lives Matter, Contra Costa County District Attorney s Office


Dream owner Loeffler objects to WNBA's social justice plans

Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler is not in favor of the WNBA's social justice plans and has sent a letter to Commissioner Cathy Engelbert objecting to the league’s initiatives to honor the Black Lives Matter movement. Loeffler, who is also a Republican U.S. senator running for re-election in Georgia, asked the league commissioner to scrap plans for players to wear warmup jerseys with “Black Lives Matter” and “Say Her Name” and instead put an American flag on all uniforms and apparel. ...
Tags: News, Georgia, Black Lives Matter, Dream, WNBA, Loeffler, Cathy Engelbert, Atlanta Dream, Kelly Loeffler


Hollywood’s Laugh Factory unveils 48-foot-long mural in tribute to Black Lives Matter

People take photos during the Laugh Factory unveiling a 148-foot-long mural as a tribute to Black Lives Matter in Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) The Laugh Factory unveiled a 148-foot-long mural as a tribute to Black Lives Matter in Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds The Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada speaks during an unvei...
Tags: Business, Hollywood, News, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Nascar, Southern California, Trump, Brown, Los Angeles Daily News, Masada


Black Lives Matter protesters face rare leak charge in Iowa

Prosecutors in Iowa have filed a rarely used leak charge against Black Lives Matter protesters accused of stealing a confidential police document and displaying it during a television news broadcast. Two protesters are charged with unauthorized dissemination of intelligence data, a felony that carries up to five years in prison. The Iowa Judicial Branch says it's only the second time that the charge has been filed since 2010.
Tags: News, Iowa, Black Lives Matter, Iowa Judicial Branch


‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Future Uncertain as Writers “Rethinking” How to Move Forward, Andy Samberg Says

Amid the global anti-police brutality protests sparked by Minnesota police officers killing George Floyd, TV shows centering around cops are starting to re-evaluate their priorities. One of those shows is the goodhearted NBC sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which we learned last month is trying to grapple with its place as a comedy show about cops by scrapping its season 8 scripts and starting from scratch. But even star Andy Samberg, who has played Detective Jake Peralta on the show for all seven se...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Minnesota, Nbc, Black Lives Matter, Terry Crews, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Andy-Samberg, Crews, Samberg, Dan Goor, Jake Peralta, George Floyd, National Bail Fund Network, Brooklyn Nine Nine Future Uncertain


The Movement for Black Lives and Environmentalists Are Finding Common Ground

The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) and the environmental movement have not always walked side by side. However, that tide is slowly shifting. This much-needed unity has never been more clear than in the M4BL’s release of the BREATHE Act, a suite of policy proposals, on Tuesday. Read more...
Tags: Science, Black Lives Matter, Movement for Black Lives, Climate Justice, Systemic Racism, Movement for Black Lives M4BL