Tag Archives: Black Lives Matter

KKK Man Gets Three Years For Driving Into BLM Crowd

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports: A Hanover County man who told police he was a high-ranking member of the Ku Klux Klan was sentenced Tuesday to three years and eight months in jail for driving through a crowd of protesters in Henrico County last summer. Harry Rogers, 37, pleaded guilty last week to five misdemeanors: three counts of assault, and one …

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Aunt Jemima Rebranded As “Pearl Milling Company”

CNN reports: Quaker Oats is releasing a new name and logo for its “Aunt Jemima” products, finally retiring the racist stereotype that has adorned its pancake mixes and syrups for decades. The name “Aunt Jemima,” long criticized as a racist caricature of a Black woman stemming from slavery, will be replaced with the Pearl Milling Company name and logo on …

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NYPD Hit With Class Action Suit Over BLM Protests

Gothamist reports: Mayor Bill de Blasio and his embattled police department are facing yet another lawsuit over the NYPD’s treatment of Black Lives Matter protesters — with a potentially “astronomical” price tag for city taxpayers. Filed in federal court on Thursday, the new class action lawsuit accuses the NYPD of violating the rights of New Yorkers through “demoralizing and brutal …

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NY Sues NYPD Over Excessive Force At BLM Protests

Spectrum’s NY1 reports: New York State Attorney General Letitia James is suing the New York City Police Department in an effort to install a federal monitor to oversee them. The lawsuit comes after the AG’s office found widespread civil rights abuses by police against Black Lives Matter protesters over the summer. This marks the first time in state history the …

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New York City Sees Protest-Free Election Night

The New York Daily News reports: As Election Day updates slowed to a trickle into Wednesday morning, most New Yorkers appeared to have stayed home rather than take to the streets. The NYPD had braced for protests Tuesday night over the outcome of a contentious presidential race between President Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden, dispatching officers throughout the five …

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Harris: Trump Will Never Say “Black Lives Matter”

The Washington Post reports: Kamala D. Harris, sitting in a barbershop chair in the middle of a Detroit parking lot, told a socially distanced gathering of Black men that Trump “will never say Black lives matter.” “When we look at this election, there are some very clear differences. Donald Trump will never use the term ‘Black lives matter.’ He will …

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Omaha Man Who Killed BLM Protester Commits Suicide

The Omaha World-Herald reports: The surreal and sordid ordeal involving a white Omaha bar owner and a young Black Omaha man ended Sunday with a staggering development. Jake Gardner — awaiting arrest after a grand jury in Omaha indicted him last week — shot himself outside a medical clinic in suburban Portland, Oregon, two law enforcement officials told The World-Herald. …

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Southern Baptists May Drop “Southern” From Name

The Washington Post reports: The 50,000 Baptist churches in the convention are autonomous and can still choose to refer to themselves as “Southern Baptist” or “SBC.” But in his first interview on the topic, convention president J.D. Greear said momentum has been building to adopt the name “Great Commission Baptists,” both because of the racial reckoning underway in the United …

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NFL Fans Boo Moment Of Silence For Racial Equality

The Guardian reports: The NFL season on Thursday night got off to a dismal start, and exposed the pernicious sentiments of many in America, when some fans jeered what the league described as “a moment of silence dedicated to the ongoing fight for equality in our country.” The incident was particularly striking because it was meant as a show of …

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Prager: BLM Are Biggest Racists “Outside Of The KKK”

“There’s no escape. Remember, the left is totalitarian. I’ve said it all my life, most people think I’ve engaged in hyperbole. Maybe now you realize that is literally accurate. “All leftists are totalitarian. Liberals are not, conservatives are not, leftists are. Total. Our control must be total. You cannot escape leftism. Not even on an American Airlines flight, that little …

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NFL To Stencil “End Racism” In End Zones Of Stadiums

NBC Sports reports: The NFL will join other sports leagues in putting social justice messages on the playing field this season. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on a conference call this afternoon that the league will stencil “End racism” and “It takes all of us” in the end zones at each stadium this fall. “The NFL stands with the black …

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No Charge For FL Man Who Pointed Gun At BLM March

The Tallahassee Democrat reports: Panic broke out Saturday afternoon at a downtown Tallahassee Black Lives Matter protest after a counter-protester reportedly pulled out a gun. The incident, which started with a fistfight, was caught on video that quickly began to circulate on social media. Witnesses said the incident began as a counter-protester walked up to a crowd of roughly 150 …

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Obama Urges “Peaceful, Strategic, Purposeful” Protests

ABC News reports: Former President Obama on Friday called for “peaceful, sustained” demonstrations for racial justice as the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis., has ignited a new round of protests and demands for reform across the nation. The tweet came as thousands of people congregated in Washington, D.C., in a march against police brutality and systemic racism …

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LIVE VIDEO: 57th Annual March On Washington

The Washington Post reports: Thousands of protesters gathered Friday at the Lincoln Memorial to call for criminal justice reform and racial equality while honoring the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” address from the same location. Planning began in June after the funeral of George Floyd. Organizers say they want to highlight the …

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Mets And Marlins Players Exit Field After Moment Of Silence, Leaving A BLM Shirt On Home Plate [VIDEO]

Yahoo Sports reports: As team after team announced they would refuse to play games in protest of Jacob Blake’s shooting, the New York Mets and Miami Marlins still decided to take the field on Thursday night. And then they walked off. After rumblings of a potential player protest, the Mets took their places on the field as scheduled. However, starting …

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NBA To Resume Playoffs, Trump Mocks “Bad Ratings”

ESPN reports: NBA players have decided to resume the playoffs, a source tells ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Thursday’s three playoff games are postponed, the league announced. Demanding societal change and ending racial injustice has been a major part of the NBA’s restart at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. The phrase “Black Lives Matter” is painted on the arena courts, …

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St. Louis Couple To Speak At Virtual GOP Convention

The Washington Post reports: The St. Louis couple who became famous after wielding guns at protesters on their private street will be part of the largely digital Republican National Convention next week, Trump advisers said this week. The couple — Patricia and Mark McCloskey — will appear on behalf of the president during the virtual weeklong event and express their …

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Cops Probe Swatting Incident At Home Of BLM Leader

Courthouse News reports: The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating a possible prank call Wednesday that triggered a heavily armed police response at the home of leading Black Lives Matter activist Melina Abdullah, who livestreamed the incident as her three children were inside the home. Abdullah, co-founder of Black Lives Matter LA and a professor at California State University, Los …

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“KKK Leader” Gets 6 Years For Driving Into BLM Protest

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports: A Hanover County man and avowed Ku Klux Klan leader boasted on social media shortly after he drove through a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters in Henrico County in June, according to video shown during a trial on Monday. “They scattered like cockroaches,” said Harry H. Rogers, 36, in a Facebook live video he posted …

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De Blasio Sued For Denying “Blue Lives Matter” Mural

The New York Post reports: A pair of pro-cop groups are suing Mayor Bill de Blasio after being denied a Blue Lives Matter mural akin to the one Black Lives Matter had splashed across Fifth Avenue, The Post has learned. The lawsuit, filed late Monday by Blue Lives Matter NYC and Standing up for NYC in the Southern District of …

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