Terence Crutcher Shooting, Charlotte Police shoots disabled man, and Sandra Bland settlement case update

via Terence Crutcher Shooting: Pro Athletes Speak Out About Death — LA Sports Pulse

Instagram The police shooting of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma made national news on Monday, the latest in a long line of unarmed African-American men killed by officers. Plenty of athletes have spoken out about it, just as they have in other similar cases. Russell Westbrook, who just signed an extension with the Oklahoma City…

via The NBA Community Collectively Condemns The Shooting Of Terence Crutcher — Real Stories – UPROXX


Charlotte Police Fatally Shoot Disabled Black Man, Sparking Protests — News One

Police shot and killed a Black man at a Charlotte, North Carolina, housing division Tuesday during a search for a suspect on an outstanding warrant, according to WSOCTV. According to USA Today, police observed an unidentified man inside of a vehicle. Police say he exited with a firearm and then re-entered the car. Officers say when they approached the vehicle, they…

via Charlotte Police Fatally Shoot Disabled Black Man, Sparking Protests — News One


Sandra Bland’s Family Awarded $1.9 Million Settlement — We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

“How did switching lanes with no signal turn into all of this?” (Question left on a voicemail by Sandra Bland during a call from the jail house.) On July 10, 2015, Texas Department of Public Safety trooper Brian Encinia stopped Sandra Bland for failure to signal a lane change. Sandra was 28-years old. She was […]

via Sandra Bland’s Family Awarded $1.9 Million Settlement — We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

A Firsthand View of the Rise of the Black Panther Party — TIME

Stephen Shames’ photographs offer an intimate look at the workings of the Black Panther Party

via A Firsthand View of the Rise of the Black Panther Party — TIME

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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe stands against Dakota Access, construction halted

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Here’s a brief rundown on the latest events surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline and the protest that have sprung up around it.

Government Pauses Construction on Part of North Dakota Pipeline

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North Dakota Governor Activates National Guard, Tribal Leaders Respond

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In North Dakota, people vs. oil pipeline protest strengthens

 

North Dakota Tribe’s Request to Stop Work on Pipeline Denied — CBS St. Louis

NEAR THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, N.D. (AP) – (UPDATED 3:52 p.m.) Federal authorities say they want to review their permitting for the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota and have asked that the company “voluntarily pause” construction on a 40-mile span of land that Standing Rock Sioux officials say holds sacred sites and artifacts.…

via North Dakota Tribe’s Request to Stop Work on Pipeline Denied — CBS St. Louis

A judge has denied the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s request to temporarily stop construction on the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline.

via Tribe’s request to stop work on pipeline denied — KSN-TV

Stein to return to North Dakota for protest-related charges

North Dakota oil pipeline protest finds support in Denver, hundreds gather at State Capitol

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Brothers Sulaiman Lee, Noel Kerr and Leonegus Darealest Empower Youth Through Books via Black Child Promotions in U.K.

article by Rianna Raymond-Williams via voice-online.co.uk Three brothers from Tottenham, North London, are on a mission to raise the self-esteem of African Caribbean children through books. Sulaima…

Source: Brothers Sulaiman Lee, Noel Kerr and Leonegus Darealest Empower Youth Through Books via Black Child Promotions in U.K.

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What Colin Kaepernick’s Protest Reveals About America — The Communication Activist

In a recent GQ interview, NFL quarterback Cam Newton claimed that the United States is “beyond” racism as a country. His response stemmed from a larger question about the racist criticism he faced during the 2015-2016 regular season. “I don’t think of it like that,” Newton said. “I don’t want this to be about race, because it’s […]

via What Colin Kaepernick’s Protest Reveals About America — The Communication Activist

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#VeteransForKaepernick Exploded On Twitter Tuesday Night — The Big Lead

The hashtag #VeteransForKaepernick exploded on Twitter Tuesday night.

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President Obama Surveys Louisiana’s Flood Damage Amid Complaints He’s Late — KTLA

President Barack Obama toured flood-ravaged Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Tuesday, surveying wreckage that has also become a political football. U.S. President Barack Obama speaks with residents as he tours a flood-affected area in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Aug. 23, 2016. (Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images) “We are heartbroken by the loss of life,” Obama said after seeing…

via President Obama Surveys Louisiana’s Flood Damage Amid Complaints He’s Late — KTLA

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Breaking News: Police officers shot and killed in Baton Rouge

WAFB-LIVE STREAMING NEWS FROM BATON ROGUE—Officials confirm 3 law enforcement officers dead, 2 suspects at large

Updating with details as they become available… Cable news networks covering yet another horrific shooting incident today. Three police officers were killed and at least three others wounded in Baton Rouge, LA, early this morning when they were shot less than a mile from police headquarters. One suspect — who was armed with an assault rifle, wearing […]

via 3 Police Officers Killed, 3 Wounded In Baton Rouge Shooting; Obama & Industry React – Update — Deadline

In a city already tense following a high-profile police shooting of an African-American man, three Baton Rouge police officers were killed and three others wounded Sunday. Officials think the attack on the officers is the work of multiple gunmen. Police received a call of a “suspicious person walking down with an assault rifle,” a source…

via Baton Rouge shooting: 3 officers killed, hunt on for shooters — Channel 2 News

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Three law enforcement officers were killed and three others wounded Sunday morning in a shooting at a gas station in Baton Rouge, less than two weeks after a black man was shot and killed by police here. One suspect in the shooting was killed and authorities believe two others might…

via Baton Rouge Shooting Kills 3 Officers, Wounds 3 Others — CBS Los Angeles

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Webslingin’:Turkey Coup, BLM, France and more!

There’s a lot going on. Here is a quick rundown of some things that you need to know.

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How a Group of Asian-Americans Is Spreading Support for Black Lives Matter — TIME

“It was magical that this idea resonated with so many people”

via How a Group of Asian-Americans Is Spreading Support for Black Lives Matter — TIME

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FIVE Latinos were shot and killed by cops in the past week…and we barely knew it. — WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS

While the police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile occupy the news waves, the shooting death of five Latinos this week slipped by. Since last Sunday Vinson Ramos, Raul Saavedra-Vargas, Melissa Ventura, Anthony Nuñez and Pedro Villanueva were shot and killed by cops, but only a few local media barely reported their deaths… […]

via FIVE Latinos were shot and killed by cops in the past week…and we barely knew it. — WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS
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The Coup Attempt in Turkey Will Be Livestreamed — Fortune

A new generation of livestreaming services played a staring role in Turkey’s attempted military coup on Friday. Television and cable news networks have traditionally broadcast live video of previous coups, such as the military uprising against Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan in 2013 along with various wars like those in Iraq. But the advent of…

via The Coup Attempt in Turkey Will Be Livestreamed — Fortune
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Black Lives Matter Collection — The Black Lives Matter Collection

A resource for the Black Lives Matter Movement.

via Black Lives Matter Collection — The Black Lives Matter Collection

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LA Fitness Gym Bans Playboy Model After She Posts Body-Shaming Shower Photo of Woman on Snapchat — KTLA

Playboy model Dani Mathers has been banned from all LA Fitness gyms after she took a photo of a woman inside a locker room shower and posted it on Snapchat with disparaging comments about her body. Mathers received public backlash after she shared the photo of the naked woman inside the gym’s locker room with…

via LA Fitness Gym Bans Playboy Model After She Posts Body-Shaming Shower Photo of Woman on Snapchat — KTLA
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Clem OnojeghuoIs sex all that matters? Then why find sex rather than love? Months ago, I met this guy who, at least I thought, is different from the others. Thought he was so pure and sincere. We became really good friends. You know that connection when you just talk about shits and shits of life?…

via Is Sex The Only Thing That Defines A Relationship? — Thought Catalog

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Marijuana Business Tax To Fund Homelessness Fight Will Be On November Ballot In LA County — CBS Los Angeles

The LA County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday to ask voters in November to approve a special marijuana business tax of up to 10 percent of gross receipts to fund the fight against homelessness.

via Marijuana Business Tax To Fund Homelessness Fight Will Be On November Ballot In LA County — CBS Los Angeles

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Terror Attack France: 77 Reported Dead After Truck Hits Crowd During Bastille Day Celebration

Live Coverage JULY 14th, 2016 Started streaming 3 hours ago NICE, France — A long white truck ran into a crowd of people in Nice, France, on Bastille Day, killing “probably” 30 people and injuring 100 more, a local prefecture official told CNN. Fox News says Sky News is reporting 60 are dead. The driver of […]

via Terror Attack France: 77 Reported Dead After Truck Hits Crowd During Bastille Day Celebration — Memory Hole

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“Between the World and Me” — The Sand County

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book Between the World and Me is essential reading to understand not only modern American culture but it is a necessary addition, a corrective really, to how American history has been taught, continues to be taught in certain circles, and a response to how it is imagined now. But the book is about so much more […]

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Dallas Mourns as Investigation Into Police Shooting Continues — Fortune

The Dallas community on Saturday continued to mourn the loss of five police officers who were killed in a targeted attack by a lone gunman Thursday night, during a peaceful protest over the shooting deaths of two black men by police in separate incidents this week. President Barack Obama–who called the attack “vicious, calculated and…

via Dallas Mourns as Investigation Into Police Shooting Continues — Fortune

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