# Black lives matter
Dillard's Employee Fired After Calling Customer the "N Word"
Customer tells the employee, "Treat human beings with morals, respect, and values.”. It's 2022 and racism is still at an all-time high in America. The 2020 murder of unarmed black man, George Floyd, by police, highlighted racism in America and sparked national protests. Since then, a nationwide reckoning with racism has been prompted, unlike any in the past half-century.
Emmy Award-Winning Filmmaker Cathleen Dean Brings New Documentary Wade in the Water to Miami Youth Film Festival
Wade in the Water DocumentaryUrgent Inc. South Florida Filmmaker Cathleen Dean won an Emmy award for her deep-dive exploration into Black Florida’s fight for the right to swim. ‘Wade in the Water Drowning in Racism,’ brings to life the 1960’s Civil Rights protests that desegregated the state’s beaches and swimming pools.
“He tried to kill me in front of my kids" victim yells at BLM protesters in Andrew "Tekle" Sundberg shooting
On July 13, 2022, a man began shooting indiscriminately into a neighboring apartment. After a 6-hour standoff, police snipers shot & killed him. On Saturday, July 16, Black Lives Matter protesters called his death senseless.
Opinion: Your Melanin Summer Glow
My Beautiful Melanin Queens, the time is upon us once more. The time when the sun provides us with serotonin but strips us of all hydration. Makeup gets cakey. Edges no longer lay flat. Our skin gets darker with tan and lighter with ash.
Opinion: Teaching Kids About Juneteenth is Hard
It’s that time of year again. The Jubilee Celebration. Freedom Day. Juneteenth. The holiday that arguably best represents Black America. A warm summer day of joy, food, and community, which we revere so as to remind ourselves where we came from and what we’re still fighting for.
Opinion: Two Years After George Floyd’s Death, The Washington Post Killed Him Again
The date is May 25, 2020. We’ve been in quarantine for a few months, left only longing for a world outside of the ever-enclosing walls we’ve been stuck in. The simulation is broken. Time isn’t real and quiet chaos is reigning.
Opinion: BLM activist says Tempe homeless man Sean Bickings drowning was due to police violence
Jamaar Williams, an activist with Black Lives Matter Metro Phoenix, said "there is no question" the incident involved police violence from the Tempe officers. -Yahoo News. On May 28, 2022, Tempe police officers responded to a reported altercation between a homeless man and woman near the Elmore pedestrian bridge.
Ben Crump and BLM need to tell Black men to stop resisting police. (Opinion)
Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump is representing the family of Patrick Lyoya, a 26-year-old Black man who was shot in the head after struggling with a police officer. On April 4, 2022, in Grand Rapids Michigan, Patrick Lyoya was pulled over in a traffic stop due to an inconsistency in the license plates of the vehicle he was driving.
DeSantis' map could reduce districts where Black voters are a majority, thus making it tricky for Democrats to win votes
Governor DeSantis' 20R-8D Florida map could potentially reduce the number of districts where Black voters are a majority and make it difficult for Democrats to win votes. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' 20R-8D map stands a chance of making it difficult for Democrats to win anywhere north of Orlando or outside major cities, Dave Wasserman, who analyzes House races as a senior editor at The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter, wrote on Twitter.
Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism
“Our lack of understanding about implicit bias leads to aversive racism.” — Robin DiAngelo. It’s no longer enough for white people to simply say they’re not racist, we have to be actively anti-racist. That’s the aspect of this that many white people overlook in their rush to be defensive about how they are not racist. Maybe you aren’t, but it’s time to confront racism in America. A problem that has been baked into the foundation of the country.
Tuesday in Denver: King Soopers workers vote, accept 3-year contract, City Council to pay $500,000 settlement and more
(DENVER, Colo.) Hello, good morning and happy Tuesday Denver!. Welcome back to yet another Tuesday edition of the Denver Daily Round-Up. Another workday is taking place, and much has happened in the Mile High City since Monday. Without wasting anytime, the following is a closer look at a few of the most important and local stories you need to know about this Tuesday:
Cleveland's Black Lives Matter Pavement Art Fades Away Without Causing Insurmountable Problems
Black Lives Matter Street Art June 2020 Cleveland WARD 6The Brown Report Newspaper (Photo) Cleveland, OH - The death of George Floyd caused a national uproar throughout the country. Mr. Floyd was a black man killed by a white police officer. In Minneapolis, Minnesota, the incident occurred May 25, 2020, during an arrest after a store clerk suspected Floyd may have used a counterfeit $20 bill. This tragedy sparked national conversations regarding race relations, race-baiting, police, community relations, and justice reform. Organizations and businesses placed billboards and banners supporting Black Lives Matter throughout the country. As a result, many elected officials felt a need to do something of expression to say, Black Lives Matter.
One Black Man's Fear of Walking in His Neighborhood Started a Nationwide Movement
Shawn Dromgoole has lived in the same Nashville neighborhood for his entire life. His family moved to the 12 South neighborhood of Nashville over 54 years ago and has owned the same house ever since. However, gentrification has inevitably pushed his fellow Black neighbors out of their homes due to surging home prices, and new, white neighbors had moved in.
Family and friends gather to remember the life of Jarvis Lykes
On Friday and Saturday, December 17-18, 2021, the family of Jarvis Lykes, gathered with community members, activists and organizers from around the country to remember his life. The family used the commemorative weekend as an opportunity to speak out against gun violence in the community, particularly police brutality. The events, which began with a motorcade each day, were the brainchild of Jarvis's mother, Kathy Scott-Lykes. Kathy has been a fierce advocate for her son since the day of his death; and also advocates for justice for other families who have lost children as a result of police brutality. In partnership with several community organizations, including Justice for Georgia, Georgia Moms United and the Georgia Reform Coalition, Mrs. Lykes coordinated rallies at the end of each day's motorcade. At Friday's rally, held at the Fourth Street Baptist Church, keynote speakers included Jacquelyn Johnson, mother of Kendrick Johnson and Kimberly Handy- Jones, mother of Cordale Handy (killed by Police in Minnesota in 2017).
What Happened to Jimmy Atchison??
George Floyd. The name is now synonymous with police brutality and the senseless killing of unarmed black men. His murder was recorded on video, for the world to see after police showed up on the scene to investigate a rather minor alleged crime. This unjust abuse of power set off nationwide protests. Just imagine if there was no video or police body cam footage. Would the average citizen have reacted in the same manner? Now, this is what brings us to the case of Jimmy Atchison. If there was video of the murder, then his name might have been what people would associate with police brutality- in Atlanta and around the country.