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When Cancel Culture Is Liable in Defamation

Isolation in one’s home and glued to an electronic device, it was inevitable that people would be come more activist online. A growing trend has been where public backlash online, also known as cancelling or calling out, is used to block someone from having a platform or career. The debate around the utility of cancel culture weaves between delicate balances of expression rights and bullying concerns. While the practice started in progressive circles, it has more recently been weaponized by righ...
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Watch body cam footage of police bragging about hunting activists

On May 30, 202, just days after the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, a Black US Army veteran named Jaleel Stallings was also brutally beaten by Chauvin's colleagues. The officers had — in their own words, as seen in the video above — gone out that night "hunting activists." — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Minneapolis, Police, Police Misconduct, Police Brutality, Police abuse, Minneapolis Police, Police Accountability, Chauvin, Police Acting Badly, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, George Floyd Protests, Black US Army, Jaleel Stallings


Aaron Rodgers after Drew Brees' comments: Protests have never been about anthem or flag

NFL Packers American Football Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers called for solidarity and change amid protests over George Floyd's death, adding that on-field demonstrations by NFL players in recent years have "never been about an anthem or flag." Floyd, a 46-year-old ...
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Country Music Is Losing Some Devoted Fans As The Culture Wars Rage On

The stereotype of country music lovers being only Southern and Midwestern conservatives isn’t really true — yet. As some industry stars take controversial stands on some issues (e.g., vaccines) and keep silent on others (George Floyd and BLM), some fans are turning away. – MSN (The Washington Post)
Tags: Art, Music, BLM, Audience, George Floyd


Donald Trump: Drew Brees 'caved under the PR pressure' by changing stance on kneeling

NFL American Football Saints United States president Donald Trump suggested Drew Brees caved "under the PR pressure" as he doubled down on his criticism of the New Orleans Saints quarterback. Earlier this month, Brees issued an apology for comments he made about kneeli...
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Efforts to Track Diversity in Journalism Are Lagging

Despite renewed attention on efforts to diversify hiring in journalism since George Floyd's killing, the ability to measure real progress is proving elusive.
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Exclusive: JPMorgan pressures massive supplier network to increase spending with Black and Hispanic businesses or risk losing their multimillion-dollar contracts

Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan's CEO. JPMorgan told Insider it was pressuring the large companies it works with to partner with more Black and Hispanic vendors. Brian Snyder/Reuters JPMorgan is pressuring large businesses it works with to boost spending with minority-owned vendors. Brian Lamb, a JPMorgan exec, shared the details of the program exclusively with Insider. Small-business leaders and professors say the move could affect the US economy. Hundreds of companies across the US depend on t...
Tags: US, Trends, Goldman Sachs, Federal Reserve, Lamb, Jamie Dimon, Black, Mastercard, Citi, Jpmorgan, Minority, JPMorgan Chase, Leung, John Robinson, University of California Irvine, Brian Lamb


JPMorgan pressures massive supplier network to increase spending with Black and Hispanic businesses. Refusal could spell trouble.

Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan's CEO is pushing the bank to make the US economy more equitable. Brian Snyder/Reuters JPMorgan is pressuring large businesses it works with to boost spending with minority-owned vendors. Brian Lamb, a JPMorgan exec, shared the details of the program exclusively with Insider. Small-business leaders and professors say the move could affect the US economy. Hundreds of companies across the US depend on their contracts with JPMorgan. From tech and law firms that consul...
Tags: US, Trends, Goldman Sachs, Federal Reserve, Lamb, Jamie Dimon, Black, Mastercard, Citi, Jpmorgan, Minority, JPMorgan Chase, Leung, John Robinson, University of California Irvine, Brian Lamb


Caring Causes: George Floyd Global Memorial Birthday Celebration

The 501c3 nonprofit the George Floyd Global Memorial (GFGM) will host a birthday celebration honoring the life and impact of George Floyd on Thursday, Oct. 14 – the date that would have been his 48th birthday.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Colin In Black And White Trailer: Ava DuVernay And Netflix Tell The Story Of Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick took a stand by kneeling, and now he wants to tell you his story in "Colin in Black and White," a new limited series coming to Netflix later this month. In 2016, Kaepernick — then a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers — famously took a knee during the national anthem as a show of protest against police brutality and racial injustice. The 45th U.S. president, whose reality-show catchphrase was, "You're fired," suggested that Kaepernick and other athletes like him should be fi...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Montana, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco, Netflix, Trailers, Nick Offerman, Bronx, Disneyland, Ava Duvernay, White, Black, Colin


Minneapolis police 'hunted' protesters with rubber bullets

An activist and former officer analyse video of Minneapolis police days after George Floyd's death.
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How HBCUs Are Schooling Major Brands in Marketing Deals

Historically Black colleges and universities have what companies increasingly want. But brands have to put in the work--and show receipts--to get it. Since the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer in May 2020, marketers have been looking for ways to link their clients' brands with underserved communities and social justice initiatives. Marketers...
Tags: Minneapolis, Advertising, Black, Sports Marketing, George Floyd


Saturday Night Live Lets Kim Kardashian West Try To Be Funny With Help From Family & Celebrity Cameos

This weekend, Kim Kardashian West made her hosting debut on "Saturday Night Live." This felt like an episode to be dreaded, and all signs pointed to something akin to the disastrous series of sketches when Paris Hilton hosted "SNL" in 2005, at the height of her reality show fame. Thankfully, the woman who garnered fame with an illicit sex tape and turned that draw into a massive empire of fashion, make-up, fashion, and pure celebrity didn't torpedo the entire episode. Unfortunately, she wasn't a...
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George Floyd's Brother to Speak in Vermont

George Floyd’s brother will be speaking in Vermont this month about the impact on race relations of his brother’s death by a police officer.
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Whether City Cop Posted Offensive Tweets Under Investigation

The city’s police watchdog group is investigating whether a Seattle police officer is connected to a Twitter account that posted offensive tweets including those that mocked protesters, George Floyd and a local homicide case.
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California will require an ethnic studies course to graduate from high school

Gov. Gavin Newsom of California. Daniel Kim/The Sacramento Bee via AP, Pool California is among the first states in the US to make ethnic studies a required course for high school graduates. The new law will first apply to students graduating from high school in the 2029-30 school year. An ethnic studies guide was finalized and approved by the state Board of Education in March. California will require its high school students to complete a course in ethnic studies to receive a diploma, sta...
Tags: California, US, America, Trends, Associated Press, Jerry Brown, Stanford University, Medina, Gavin Newsom, Riverside, State Board of Education, Sacramento Bee, AB, Newsom, Daniel Kim, Assemblyman Jose Medina


Officer Who Bragged About Hitting Protesters Gets Suspension

A Boston police sergeant seen on body camera footage bragging about striking protesters with his car during demonstrations over George Floyd’s killing has been ordered to serve an unpaid suspension of at least eight days.
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Tom Morello: ‘We came within a baby’s breath of a fascist coup in the US’

Lockdown and ‘looking after the grandmas’ may have kept the Rage Against the Machine guitarist away from recent protests – but he refuses to be silencedTom Morello has made more than 20 albums, as a founding member of Rage Against the Machine – the political rap-rock band who have sold 16m records, and whose 1992 track Killing in the Name has become a perennial protest anthem – and of the bands Audioslave and Prophets of Rage. He also plays solo under the name the Nightwatchman, and has toured w...
Tags: Europe, Music, Metal, Bruce Springsteen, US, Culture, US politics, Pop and rock, Rage Against The Machine, Tom Morello, Morello, Audioslave, George Floyd, US Capitol Attack, Springsteen Eddie Vedder Damian Marley


Ethnic Studies Made A High School Requirement In California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Along with English, science, math and other graduation requirements, California high school students will have to take a course in ethnic studies to get a diploma starting in 2029-30. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Friday that makes California among the first in the nation to list ethnic studies as a graduation requirement for all public high school students. Assemblyman Jose Medina, a Democrat from Riverside who authored the legislation that has been years in the making, c...
Tags: Politics, California, Oregon, America, San Francisco, Ap, Gop, Connecticut, University Of California Berkeley, Medina, Gavin Newsom, State, Riverside, State Board of Education, Pacific Islanders, State University


Minneapolis mayor calls police conduct during George Floyd protests 'galling' after video shows officers beating man

"The most recent video footage that we saw ... is antithetical to everything that we should be pushing for in our police department,"...
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Florida man pleads guilty to threatening to kill Derek Chauvin's lawyer

William John Hartnett, 42, called an organization that funded the defense of Chauvin, the officer who killed George Floyd, and made the threats.
Tags: Florida, Chauvin, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, William John Hartnett


Minneapolis Mayor: Police Conduct in '20 Unrest Is 'Galling'

Newly released video that shows Minneapolis police officers talking about “hunting people” during unrest following the death of George Floyd has become an issue in the upcoming citywide election.
Tags: Minneapolis, George Floyd


Minnesota Supreme Court Denies Derek Chauvin’s Request For A Public Defender

The court concluded the officer convicted of killing George Floyd is ineligible for a public defender for his appeal.
Tags: News, Minnesota Supreme Court, Public Defender, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin


Indiana Judge Declares Mistrial in Case of Black Man's Death

A hung jury has led to a mistrial in the murder trial of a white man accused of fatally shooting a young Black man in downtown Indianapolis last year during violence that followed protests over George Floyd’s death.
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Agent cuffed at showing taps George Floyd lawyer in suit against cops

Realtor Eric Brown was showing a property to a client in August when police surrounded the home and placed both men and a 15-year-old boy in handcuffs.
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Minneapolis police caught on camera talking about 'hunting' protesters

In the protests that followed George Floyd's death, body camera video shows Minneapolis police officers joking about shooting non-lethal rounds at protesters and talking about "hunting" them down.
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Police caught on camera talking about 'hunting' protesters

In the protests that followed George Floyd's death, body camera video shows Minneapolis police officers joking about shooting non-lethal rounds at protesters and talking about "hunting" them down.
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Stories, George Floyd


Racial justice advocates hope for pardon of George Floyd’s past drug charges

Erasing his two-decades-old record would require the rightwing Texas governor’s goodwillCriminal justice reform experts are hopeful that if Texas governor Greg Abbott approves a pardon request for George Floyd’s drug-related charges, which are almost two decades old, it will send a strong message about the prejudices of a justice system that disproportionately incarcerates Black and Latino people.Floyd was killed by a white Minneapolis police officer and his death triggered a wave of outrage ove...
Tags: Texas, Minneapolis, Race, America, US news, US policing, Greg Abbott, Floyd, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin


Body cam reveals Minneapolis officers talking about 'hunting' civilians during 2020 protests

Body camera footage of Minneapolis Police officers' response to the protests in the days after George Floyd's death, reveals officers talking about "hunting" people as part of a response to quell the unrest.
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Stories, Minneapolis Police, George Floyd


Body camera footage reveals Minneapolis police officers talking about 'hunting' civilians during May 2020 protests, 'f**k these people'

Body camera footage of Minneapolis Police officers' response to the protests in the days after George Floyd's death, reveals officers talking about "hunting" people as part of a response to quell the unrest.
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