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    10 top-rated pairs of mens boots worth buying this winter NBA players who deserve to go to the All-Star Game, but wont © Provided by People Kevin Mazur/Hand in Hand/Getty Stevie Wonder and Oprah Stevie Wonder is heading to West Africa for a profound reason. During a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, the 25-time Grammy-winner, 70, opened up about his future plans to live in Ghana indefinitely — as part of his efforts to shield his lineage of grandchildren and great grandchildren from racial injustice in the U.S. "I wanna see this nation smile again," he told Oprah, 67. "And I want to see it before I leave to travel to move to Ghana, because I'm going to do that." When asked if he plans to relocate permanently, the star replied, "I am, because I don't want to see my children's children's children have to say, 'Oh, please...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a new law to help protect expectant mothers in New York State. The Jonah Bichotte Cowan Law establishes requirements for treatment when a mother comes to a hospital with concerns about being in pre-term labor. It’s named after the late son of Brooklyn Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte. Bichotte says she lost her son after being turned away from a hospital in a high-risk situation. RELATED STORY — ‘It’s Disgusting, It’s Inhumane’: Fathers Who Lost Partners To Pregnancy Complications Shine Light On Medical Disparities For Black Women She says the law is a critical step towards reducing disparities in Black maternal and infant care. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK President Donald Trump Grants Full Pardon To Former New York Congressman Chris Collins Sheriff Shuts Down Illegal Party In Queens With More Than 160 People In Attendance Man Accused Of Deploying Delta Flight’s...
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul officer who shot and wounded a Black man who was being sought by police when the man emerged naked from a dumpster was trying to protect his fellow officers and himself, according to his attorney. Anthony Dean’s lawyer, Robert Paule, said the man, identified by state investigators as Joseph Javonte Washington, “claimed to have a gun and had used a knife earlier that evening in a violent assault and rape.” “Many attempts by law enforcement to de-escalate the situation using a variety of non-lethal methods were unsuccessful and the suspect did not cooperate,” Paule said in a statement Wednesday. The Minneapolis Star Tribune and St. Paul Pioneer Press, citing law enforcement sources they did not identify, reported that Dean was fired following Saturday night’s shooting. The officer’s race wasn’t immediately known. St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell said Tuesday he took “swift,...
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul officer who shot and wounded a Black man who was being sought by police when the man emerged naked from a dumpster was trying to protect his fellow officers and himself, according to his attorney. Anthony Dean's lawyer, Robert Paule, said the man, identified by state investigators as Joseph Javonte Washington, “claimed to have a gun and had used a knife earlier that evening in a violent assault and rape.” “Many attempts by law enforcement to de-escalate the situation using a variety of non-lethal methods were unsuccessful and the suspect did not cooperate,” Paule said in a statement Wednesday. The Minneapolis Star Tribune and St. Paul Pioneer Press, citing law enforcement sources they did not identify, reported that Dean was fired following Saturday night’s shooting. The officer’s race wasn’t immediately known. St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell said Tuesday he took “swift,...
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul officer who shot and wounded a Black man who was being sought by police when the man emerged naked from a dumpster was trying to protect his fellow officers and himself, according to his attorney. Anthony Dean’s lawyer, Robert Paule, said the man, identified by state investigators as Joseph Javonte Washington, “claimed to have a gun and had used a knife earlier that evening in a violent assault and rape.” “Many attempts by law enforcement to de-escalate the situation using a variety of non-lethal methods were unsuccessful and the suspect did not cooperate,” Paule said in a statement Wednesday. The Minneapolis Star Tribune and St. Paul Pioneer Press, citing law enforcement sources they did not identify, reported that Dean was fired following Saturday night’s shooting. The officer’s race wasn’t immediately known. St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell said Tuesday he took “swift,...
    By Gregory Lemos | CNN Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse says he used money from a stimulus check to purchase the gun he allegedly used to kill two people and wound one other on the night of August 25. “I got my twelve hundred dollars from the coronavirus Illinois unemployment cause I was on furlough from YMCA. And I got my first unemployment check so I was like, ‘Oh, I’ll use this to buy it,'” Rittenhouse said in a phone interview with the Washington Post that was published Thursday. Rittenhouse, 17, allegedly killed Anthony M. Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum and wounded Gaige Grosskreutz during a protest over the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse’s friend Dominick Black, who has been charged with two counts of intentionally giving a dangerous weapon to a person under the age of 18 causing death, allegedly bought and stored the alleged murder weapon...
    Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager who allegedly shot and killed multiple people during the Kenosha riots, thinks he would've died that night had he not acted. Rittenhouse, 17, allegedly killed Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum during a night of unrest on Aug. 25, following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a black man. Given the protests, the teenager crossed state lines from Illinois to Wisconsin to defend a car dealership from looters. Rittenhouse allegedly shot Rosenbaum when he began to chase the teenager. After the alleged shooting, Rittenhouse ran from the scene. “I feel I had to protect myself,” he told the Washington Post. “I would have died that night if I didn’t.” Shortly after, Rittenhouse reportedly fired again, killing Huber and injuring Gaige Grosskreutz. He was arrested a day later after returning to Illinois. Rittenhouse was not old enough to buy a gun legally, so he gave his...
    THIS is the shocking moment cops shot a knife-wielding black man dead as his frantic mom tried to protect him. Philadelphia police fatally gunned down Walter Wallace, 27, on Monday afternoon which triggered widespread protests in the Pennsylvania city. 11Shocking video revealed what happened moments before the shooting 11Walter Wallace's mom tried to protect him before he died A Twitter video shows angry bystanders yelling at cops who are surrounded by multiple shell casings. More footage posted online by a witness showed Wallace walking towards the police who draw their guns. One resident Mark Halloway said Wallace’s mom had chased after him, begging officers not to shoot her son. “I’m yelling, ‘put down the gun, put down the gun,’ and everyone is saying, ‘don’t shoot him, he’s gonna put it down, we know him,’” he told the Philadelphia Inquirer. Wallace reportedly brushed off his mom...
    Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron responded to criticism from rapper Megan Thee Stallion during her Saturday Night Live performance, saying her comments “exposed the type of intolerance and the hypocrisy” from the Left. Cameron said her performance showed “something that I’ve had to experience because I’m a black Republican, because I stand up for truth and justice as opposed to giving in to a mob mentality, and those are the sorts of things that will be hurled at me in this job.” “Let me just say that I agree that we need to love and protect our black women,” Cameron added during his Fox & Friends interview on Tuesday. “There’s no question about that. But the fact that someone would get on national television and make disparaging comments about me because I’m simply trying to do my job is disgusting.” Megan Thee Stallion said during her performance on Saturday...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto submitted the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act to City Council on Monday. The bill would offer protection from hairstyle discrimination for Black Pittsburghers at work, in housing, in the classroom, and public spaces. “The City of Pittsburgh is committed to equity and to eliminating the barriers that unfairly affect our communities,” said Mayor William Peduto. “Black hair is and always has been professional, but that has not always been reflected by employers, schools, or agencies in this city. This legislation affirms our commitment to improving outcomes for Black residents and make certain that they do not face natural hair discrimination in the workplace, when searching for a home, or when entering a business.” Mayor Peduto’s motivation for introducing the bill was part of Pittsburgh’s Gender Equity Commission’s 2019 report that...
    Megan Thee Stallion marked her solo debut as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live by delivering a politically-charged message to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron.  The 25-year-old rapper called out Cameron over his handling of the case of Breonna Taylor, a black woman killed by police in March in a no-knock warrant on her apartment.  Megan compared Cameron to 'the sell out negros that sold our people into slavery' before diving into a speech about the 'need to protect our black women'.   Scroll down for video  Megan Thee Stallion marked her solo debut as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live by delivering a politically-charged message to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron Megan The Stallion with a statement on the #SNLPremiere #MeganTheeStallion #Savage via @nbcsnl✊ pic.twitter.com/Os2O57PSfK— BroTalkLive (@BroTalkLivePod) October 4, 2020 During her first musical slot on the show, Megan, dressed in a black-and-white body suit, lined up...
    Megan Thee Stallion was the musical guest on "SNL." NBC Megan Thee Stallion was the musical guest on the season 46 premiere of "Saturday Night Live." The 25-year-old rapper performed her hit song "Savage," pausing midway to include Malcolm X and Tamika Mallory's words about equality for the Black community.  “We need to protect our Black women and love our Black women because at the end of the day we need our Black women," Stallion said.  She continued, "We need to protect our Black men and stand up for our Black men because, at the end of the day, we’re tired of seeing hashtags about Black men." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.  —tiny tex (@goldprotini) October 4, 2020 
    Loading the player... Breonna Taylor’s family is fighting back against the decision to not charge Louisville police officers with her death. The family attorney is requesting that Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron release the grand jury’s transcripts from the court proceedings. Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer, offered a chilling message during a press conference on Friday. It was relayed by White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor on Twitter. Read More: LeBron James praises Black women after Breonna Taylor decision: ‘I’ll do my best to change this’ “I was reassured Wednesday of why I have no faith in the legal system. The police and law were not made to protect us black and brown women. I knew Daniel Cameron would never do his job. The system as a whole has failed Breonna.” Breonna Taylor’s mother’s statement: I was reassured Wednesday of why I have no faith in the legal system. The...
    A Connecticut man is facing charges for fatally shooting a bear to protect his pooch, state officials said. William O’Connor, 26, was issued a summons Tuesday after gunning down the female black bear when his dog ran toward the animal and her cubs near the property line of his residence in Thomaston, the Connecticut Post reports. “The dog started barking and the mother bear treed her two cubs,” said Will Healey, a spokesman for the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. “The bear stood her ground and started making loud noises, believing her cubs were threatened.” That prompted O’Connor to grab a .22-caliber long rifle and open fire in the bear’s direction, Healey said. The gunfire hit the bear, which scurried away about 30 yards onto another property before collapsing, Healey said. A necropsy found the bear died from a liver wound, the Republican American reports. O’Connor was issued...
    (CBS4) – Black women got together to protest at the Colorado State Capitol Wednesday after learning no officers were charged in the murder of Breonna Taylor.  (credit: CBS) “Black women are hurting,” said organizer Shenika Carter. “Malcom X said that the Black woman was the most disrespected, neglected, and often forgotten person in our country.”  Shenika Carter (credit: CBS) Carter helped organized the protest. She also organized a caravan from Colorado to Louisville, Kentucky, to join calls for justice where Breonna was killed.  “I could be Breonna, my kids can be Breonna, they’re coming for everyone and that is a problem,” Carter said.    Peaceful protestors, including state Rep. Leslie Herod, spoke out against racial injustice.    “We believe in justice that we have not gotten, and as a Black woman standing in front of you, before this Captiol, we have not done our jobs in there,” Herod told the...
    The organization that represents the country's for-profit colleges is attempting to recruit support among "urban members of Congress" as a bulwark against the legislative reversal of policy gains the sector has made during the Trump administration amid fears of widespread Democratic victories in November. [ READ: IG Probing DeVos Borrower Defense Rule ]The industry group Career Education Colleges and Universities outlined the strategy in internal documents that were shared with U.S. News. The group's effort seeks to court Black and Latino House Democrats, whose constituents disproportionately enroll in for-profit schools, to guard against the reimposition of federal protections for students that have been eroded in recent years – an effort career college officials see as key to keeping the sector alive should Republicans lose control of the White House and Senate in the upcoming election. "There would be a new wave of ideological opponents at the Department of Education seeking to...
    MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson went on a tear Wednesday decrying the lack of charges in the police shooting of Breonna Taylor, and blasted Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron in particular. One of the officers has been charged with wanton endangerment, but none of the three officers were directly charged over Taylor’s death. Johnson told Nicolle Wallace, “I’m so disgusted by this. I’m so disgusted by Daniel Cameron’s performance. I am so sick and tired of Black people going on the air and performing for violence and white supremacy and state-sponsored violence against Black people and claiming their mamas and claiming because they’re a Black man they care about it — This woman got shot in her house! When she was asleep!” “I’m sitting right here in my house right now,” Johnson said. “If cops busted into my house right now and shot me on the air, what Daniel Cameron basically...
    Slack’s top executive has donated to Black Lives Matter and other groups urging federal and local governments to ‘defund the police’ even though the company uses a private security system that relies on patrolling robots in its offices. Stewart Butterfield, the CEO of Slack, and his partner, Away CEO Jen Rubio, pledged earlier this year to give $700,000 and an additional $300,000 in matching donations to ten different organizations, including Black Lives Matter and others. While those organizations are demanding that budgets set aside for police departments be reduced, Slack is using a security system designed by Cobalt Robotics to keep its office space safe. The Cobalt system was first used by the San Francisco-based office chat company in 2018. The hallways of the company were patrolled overnight by two robots, nicknamed Salt and Peppa. Stewart Butterfield, the CEO of Slack, and his partner, Away CEO Jen Rubio pledged...
    Video taken shortly before a car plowed into New York City Black Lives Matter demonstrators shows its pro-Trump passengers getting an NYPD escort to the car. The clip, which surfaced on Twitter, shows several NYPD Strategic Response Group officers surrounding a black Ford Taurus sedan, clearing the way for people to scurry inside the car, which has a New Jersey license plate. The passengers are seen wearing red hats, with one of them wearing an American flag-patterned t-shirt. A police officer is shown slamming the car door shut after the last passenger is inside, before the car drives off and the officers disperse. Video shows NYPD officers escorting Pro-Trump counterprotesters to the car that would later be seen plowing through a crowd of protesters in NYC's Times Square Thursday night The New York Police Department said on Twitter that the vehicle in question was not...
    Tennessee State Rep. John DeBerry, a longtime Democrat who has represented Memphis for 26 years, unloaded on violent rioters who are burning cities down across the U.S. and also took a shot at people who are “too frightened to stand up and protect our own stuff.” DeBerry told Fox News that he’s “appalled” when people try to compare Black Lives Matter to the civil rights movement, saying “there is absolutely no comparison.” DeBerry, during an impassioned speech at the Tennessee House of Representatives, gave the following remarks earlier this month: I rise because I continue to hear references to what I saw in growing up in this country and growing up in the state of Tennessee as I walked with my father and worked with my father here in the state of Tennessee and Memphis, Tennessee, and across this state and across this country in the middle of what has...
    Heavily armed civilians have been filmed protecting businesses in Kenosha after arsonists set buildings alight, torching much of the black business district Monday.  In footage taken by a local reporter, a small group of men can be seen carrying rifles and wearing combat gear as they protect local shops. They deny they are part of a militia.  The Wisconsin city became the nation's latest flashpoint in a summer of racial unrest after the police shooting black man Jacob Blake, 29, in the back Sunday. The shooting occurred three months after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis sparked nationwide protests against police brutality and racism. One of the armed men in the footage taken Monday night says: 'They're destroying their own neighborhood. It's not the civilians. Go f*** up the government that just killed your man. Don't f*** up your neighbors. 'I'm on your side but you can't burn down your...
    Security forces stand guard in front of the courthouse following the shooting of a Jacob Blake by police officer sin Kenosha, Wisconsin. Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Raysean White recorded police officers in Kenosha, Wisconsin, shooting Jacob Blake several times in the back on Sunday. White told CNN that he watched from his house's window as police officers put Blake in a headlock, punched him, yanked on his arm, and Tased him before one of them opened fire. Witnessing Blake's shooting was "highly disturbing," said White, who couldn't sleep at night. "But I'm pretty sure Jacob's kids were more traumatized than anybody during the whole situation," he told CNN.  White also told CNN that though police officers work under mottoes to "protect and serve" citizens, in reality, their presence leaves Black Americans "scared for our lives." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Raysean White said it...
    Protesters ended up torching many black-owned businesses when they went on a rampage over the weekend in Kenosha, Wisconsin, after police shot Jacob Blake, who is black. “Arsonists set buildings ablaze and torched much of the Black business district in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during a second night of unrest sparked by the wounding of a Black man shot in the back by police as his three young sons looked on,” Reuters reported on Tuesday. It continued: Local police, who had support from National Guard troops, fired tear gas, rubber bullets and smoke bombs to disperse the crowd, which grew to several hundred, according to protester Porche Bennett, 31, of Kenosha. Fires destroyed much of the Black business district, Bennett said, adding that the instigators she saw were white. “It’s people from out of town doing this. We’ve been shopping there since we were kids and they set it on fire,” Bennett said. Arsonists...
    There is a huge problem in the U.S. of people calling cops on black people and other people of color for no reason other than that they “look suspicious.” Not only is this response extremely racist, but it also puts POC in danger. Just look at the recent cases of police brutality against Elijah McClain, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many other to see how the criminal justice system is no exception from the systemic racism that characterizes so many polices, programs, and structures within the United States. Recently, in Santa Clarita, California, three black teens were waiting at a bus stop when a man came up asking for drugs. He then tried to take their belongings and pulled out a knife. The teens used their skateboards as shields to protect themselves. There were several people nearby who witnessed the situation and called the police to protect the teens from...
    Police in LA County have come under fire after they were filmed aiming their guns at three black teenagers they had been called to protect after they were reportedly attacked by a knife-wielding homeless man.   The incident unfolded on Friday afternoon in Santa Clarita, around 35 miles north of LA. One of the boy’s mothers, Tammi Collins, uploaded footage of the exchange to social media to decry the actions of the LA County Sheriff’s Office. In the clip, a number of deputies are seeing aiming high-powered weapons at the teen boys, who are all unarmed with their hands in the air. According to Collins, her son and two friends had been sitting at a bus stop moments earlier when they were approached by a homeless man, who asked them ‘if they had any crack’, before trying to steal some of their belongings. As her son recounted to her, the concerned...
    The National Hockey League’s Boston Bruins admitted to editing a picture to remove a police department logo off the shirt of one of the team’s players before posting it on social media. In an email statement, team President Cam Neely confirmed that the team edited a Boston Police Department logo off the shirt of forward Charlie Coyle, explaining that the team was trying to protect him from “unfair criticism,” according to Outkick. The online sports outlet Turtleboy Sports first noticed the removal of the logo last week in photos of Boston Bruins players during a game of pickup basketball. Coyle’s shirt has a logo on the video posted on the team’s Twitter page but not in the close-up photos posted on the team’s social media. “This was not meant as a sign of disrespect in any way,” Neely's statement continued. “We are sorry that the logo was removed and...
    Austin police are bracing for chaos as heavily-armed activists from rival groups face off in the city one week after a Black Lives Matter protester was shot dead.  On Saturday evening, a group of gun-toting men were seen protecting demonstrators at a makeshift memorial for Garrett Foster - the 28-year-old who was killed during a BLM march last weekend.  Across the street, camouflage clad members of the far-right paramilitary group Three Percenters stood watching on, brandishing semiautomatic weapons in an intimidating manner.  Police have bolstered their forces amid fears tensions between the two groups could explode.   Witnesses say Garrett Foster (left) died trying to protect his wheelchair-bound fiancee Whitney Mitchell (right) after a car drove at them during a Black Lives Matter protest in Austin The Austin Police Department released saying they have called in extra cops to help protect both people and property should things go awry.  'We...
    The Washington Post published a column by a college professor who tied American law enforcement to White supremacy, claiming “the system of policing in America is historically and structurally racist” and therefore, calls to defund the police are justified. Indiana University associate professor of history and gender studies Amrita Chakrabarti Myers penned the column headlined, “Violence in Portland exposes the real purpose embedded in law enforcement,” which claimed “American policing was designed to uphold white supremacy — not keep people safe.” SEATTLE POLICE DECLARE RIOT AFTER PROTESTERS SET FIRE TO CONSTRUCTION SITE “This kind of vicious conspiracy theory – that an American cop on the beat in 2020 America is acting like some kind of runaway slave patrol – needs not just a fact check, but a gut check,” Media Research Center director of media analysis Tim Graham told Fox News. “It's amazing that people would be fired over Tom Cotton's defense of law and order, but this kind of rot is utterly uncontroversial...
    A group of military veterans joined Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland as part of an effort to protect them from Department of Homeland Security (DHS) forces on Friday night. Masked and goggled. Some wearing black hoodies emblazoned with “Black Lives Matter.” Some with attire designating their service branch. Many with their hands held tight behind their backs. Others with signs expressing opposition to recent attacks on demonstrators. “I am an American patriot,” one such placard read. “Federal troops defend property, but this does give them the right to take away my constitutional freedom.” The self-described “Wall of Vets” adds a new element to the weeks-long confrontation between racial justice advocates on one side and federal and local law enforcement on the other. Previously, walls of mothers–some pregnant–and fathers have arrived to offer a similar protective barrier and have been tear-gassed in response. One video shows the wall of...
    A group of women demonstrate outside the Justice Center in Portland, Oregon, during a protest against racial inequality on July 18, 2020. Caitlin Ochs/Reuters A group of mothers joined Black Lives Matter protesters in downtown Portland on Saturday and Sunday, spurred by the deployment of federal agents to the city by the president. Pictures and videos show the women forming a human chain to protect protesters.  The leader of the group, Bev Barnum, said they hoped their non-threatening appearance would keep the feds at bay, but they were still hit with tear gas on Saturday night. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A group of about 30 women gathered in Portland, Oregon on Saturday and Sunday night to form a human chain — or "Wall of Moms" — to protect Black Lives Matter protesters from federal agents.  The leader of the group, Bev Barnum, told BuzzFeed News...
    A black man holding an American flag has been filmed telling protesters in Portland 'none of you guys represent Black lives'.  The unidentified demonstrator stood outside the Federal Courthouse on Saturday evening, footage shared on Twitter shows. In the clip he attempts to protect the building from vandals who tore down a fence. Portland has seen nearly two months of nightly protests since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Late Saturday, demonstrators broke into a building, set it on fire and started dumpster fires, police said. The man tells protesters: 'If you stand for justice come here and stand with me, stand with me because I stand for justice. I’m not here to tear down this f***ing fence, I’m not here to spray-paint.' He adds: '“t’s going on every day. If you don’t want to get gassed, stop! It has to stop! None of you guys represent Black lives.' Fencing that had been...
    Sen. Marsha Blackburn called for Rep. IIhan Omar to resign from her seat in Congress following comments Omar made insisting the current economic and political system in the United States be replaced with something more equitable. "IIhan Omar took an oath to defend and protect the Constitution, not shred it," Blackburn tweeted. "Omar and her Marxist comrades are a threat to our Democracy." Ilhan Omar took an oath to defend and protect the Constitution, not shred it. Omar and her Marxist comrades are a threat to our Democracy. Omar should resign.https://t.co/ujBGxbWXtR— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) July 7, 2020 In a speech Tuesday, Omar warned that the current system of government in the U.S. is fundamentally flawed and perpetuates the oppression of minorities and poor people. "As long as our economy and political systems prioritize profit without considering who is profiting, who is being shut out,...
    Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels last week warned rioters thinking about coming to his Florida county that he would not tolerate lawlessness and, if need be, he would deputize all lawful gun owners in his county to protect it from crime. “Lawlessness, that’s unacceptable in this country,” Daniels said in a video that was posted to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office’s official Facebook page. “Lawlessness, that’s unacceptable in Clay County, and if you threaten to come to Clay County and think that for one second that we’ll bend our backs for you, you’re sadly mistaken.” “Tearing up Clay County, that’s not going to be acceptable,” Daniels later added. “And if we can’t handle you, you know what I’ll do? I will exercise the power and authority as the sheriff, and I will make special deputies of every lawful gun owner in this county and I’ll deputize them for this one...
    BET centered Black Liberation like never before in this year’s BET Awards which aired this past Sunday. The 20-year-old event honoring Black excellence, however, chose to not center mine. An ad I made about the need to protect the lives of Black trans women was set to run during the show. Yet by the end of the three-hour program, I sat in shock because my message had never crossed the screen. Slowly I became enraged at the realization that all fingers for how this came to be pointed to BET, a network with a track record of transphobia.  But this year’s BET Awards awards were supposed to be different.  READ MORE: Black trans teen Brayla Stone murdered in apparent hit That’s because, with fist-pumping messages and emotional network promos, BET rolled out artists like Public Enemy and Nas throughout the program to underscore that they were a network...
    Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels announced this week that he will make “special deputies of every lawful gun owner in this county,” if he feels that the Florida county is overwhelmed by Black Lives Matter protesters. Jacksonville is the largest city in the county and is set to be the site of the Republican National Convention where President Donald Trump will accept his party’s nomination for reelection as President of the United States of America. READ MORE: Black Lives Matter groups plan national convention Daniels, the county’s first Black sheriff, has been featured in several viral videos where he says that he is “tough on crime.” The newest announcement was in a three-minute video where he stood backed by 18 deputies. “And if you come to Clay County and you think for one second, we’ll bend our backs for you, you’re sadly mistaken.” he said. “I know what happens...
    Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels made it clear this week that he and his officers will not put up anyone who would bring their lawlessness to his Florida community. In a video YouTube statement posted Tuesday, Daniels, who is black and a Republican, stood with about 20 deputies to declare to civil rights protesters who might consider getting violent that they are not only not welcome in Clay County, but also that he would not hesitate to dole out the pain and use legal gun owners to help keep the peace. Standing by their oath Daniels began by letting citizens know that he and his officers are aware of the debate going on nationwide about police reform and sought to reassure them that the men and women in his office will stand by their oath to protect and defend the Constitution and protect the public. ...
    The Washington Post's opinion editor Karen Attiah has shared images of texts and emails she has received since she was accused of inciting violence after posting an inflammatory tweet on Sunday The Washington Post opinion editor who said white woman are lucky black people aren't looking for revenge has shared images of the threats she says she is receiving from white men.  Karen Attiah posted a tweet Wednesday morning showing an apparent text from an unknown number telling her to 'be careful with hate' and that 'revenge only begets revenge'.  It warns Attiah that her comments would 'wake white men who will protect their women'.  Another email she shared referred to Attiah as a 'monkey' and an 'ape', telling her she was angry 'because white women are beautiful'.  It comes after the editor was accused of inciting violence for tweeting that white women are 'lucky' black people are 'just...
    A statue of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States Donald Trump is looking to monuments to the traitors of the Confederacy to revive his flagging support, with a new Department of Homeland Security task force to protect statues, monuments, and memorials. DHS created the Protecting American Communities Task Force (PACT) in response to Trump’s June 26 executive order. Presumably a few days were spent coming up with the acronym PACT. Just as Trump spent the month of June ranting about, threatening, and attacking Black Lives Matter protesters, he spent the last moments of the month defending the Confederate names of some U.S. military bases. He tweeted a threat to veto the defense authorization bill if it included Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s amendment to rename “Fort Bragg, Fort Robert E. Lee, and many other Military Bases from which we won Two World Wars.” So being named after generals who lost a war they started over slavery was somehow responsible...
    There is an increase in the number of Black women buying guns for protection, and more are learning to shoot at area gun ranges. So what's driving this increased interest in becoming armed?Shaquawna Langhorne purchased her first firearm last week. She thought about being a gun owner for years but said recent cases of unjust killings of Black people at the hands of police, like Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, prompted her to take action."I don't feel protected by those put in place to protect me, so I wanted to protect myself," said Langhorne.Langhorne bought the gun from Mychael Waller, of MJ's Firearms in Richton Park, a certified firearms dealer and instructor.According to Waller, Langhorne has joined the ranks of an increasing number of Black women who choose to arm themselves.Waller said he finds more African Americans are embracing the Second Amendment."I feel like that is my job as a...
    Shaquawna Langhorne is getting acquainted with her firearm after purchasing it last week.She thought about being a gun owner for years but said recent cases of unjust killings of Black people at the hands of police, like Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, prompted her to take action."I don't feel protected by those put in place to protect me so I wanted to protect myself," said Langhorne.Langhorne bought the gun from Mychael Waller, of MJ's Firearms in Richton Park, is a certified firearms dealer and instructor.According to Waller, Langhorne has joined the ranks of an increasing number of Black women who choose to arm themselves.Waller said he finds more African Americans are embracing the Second Amendment."I feel like that is my job as a firearms dealer to let them know you do have these rights," said Waller.And that education is what Chanel Tillman advocates.Tillman, a certified firearms trainer, is with the...
    FOUR hundred National Guard members have been deployed to protect the Emancipation Memorial in Washington DC after Black Lives Matters protesters vowed to bring it down. The statue, which was constructed in 1876 and stands in Washington's Lincoln Park, depicts a freed slave kneeling at Abraham Lincoln's feet, which demonstrators claim resembles Black subservience rather than an ode to the end of slavery. 3 The National Guard has been deployed to protect the Emancipation MemorialCredit: AFP or licensors 3 Critics say the memorial is demeaning towards Black AmericansCredit: Reuters Law enforcement placed barriers around the memorial on Thursday. Protesters are planning to return to the park on Friday to urge the removal of the memorial, according to the Washington Post. It's unclear if protesters want to simply rally in favor of the statue's removal or want to bring it down themselves. In a press conference on Thursday, DC Mayor Muriel...
    Washington (CNN)Beyoncé's mother, Tina Knowles-Lawson, is urging Senate leaders to pass legislation to protect the voting rights of all registered voters, especially Black and Brown communities disproportionately affected by Covid-19.Knowles-Lawson, in partnership with The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights' campaign as well as the group And Still I Vote, penned an open letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday specifically calling for them to pass the HEROES Act, which passed in the House of Representatives in May. The HEROES Act looks to increase voting access, provide additional funding for state and local governments, help fund coronavirus testing and provide a new round of direct payments to Americans. The GOP-led Senate, however, has not taken up the bill, as Republicans have so far balked at the prospect at the $3 trillion price tag and the need for additional stimulus."Congress has starved...
    Imagine a restaurant with lousy service where people keep getting food poisoning. Eventually you fire a couple of cooks and waiters and put up a sign that says “Under new management.” If after a couple of months folks are still getting E-coli from the salad bar you sell the restaurant to a new owner. They remodel the place, but we all know it still looks like a Pizza Hut even if the name out front is New China Dynasty. READ MORE: Abolishing the police: It’s time to throw the whole system away and start over The problem is no matter how you change the name or the menu, the restaurant is built on a toxic waste dump, and you can’t fix it without tearing the whole thing down and starting up somewhere new. American policing is a bad restaurant, built on a lousy foundation, that’s been killing the...
    Imagine a restaurant with lousy service where people keep getting food poisoning. Eventually you fire a couple of cooks and waiters and put up a sign that says “Under new management.” If after a couple of months folks are still getting E-coli from the salad bar you sell the restaurant to a new owner. They remodel the place, but we all know it still looks like a Pizza Hut even if the name out front is New China Dynasty. READ MORE: Abolishing the police: It’s time to throw the whole system away and start over The problem is no matter how you change the name or the menu, the restaurant is built on a toxic waste dump, and you can’t fix it without tearing the whole thing down and starting up somewhere new. American policing is a bad restaurant, built on a lousy foundation, that’s been killing the...
    The recently “unboxed” statue of Sir Winston Churchill remained unscathed at Black Lives Matter protests in London as the Metropolitan Police (Met) finally stationed officers to guard the monument to Britain’s wartime leader. Police and counter-protesters formed a protective ring around Churchill’s statue to protect it from further acts of vandalism, as thousands of Black Lives Matter activists broke coronavirus laws to take to the streets of the British capital for the fourth consecutive week Initially, the protests were ostensibly against the death of George Floyd in the United States, however they have since morphed into an attack on symbols and structures of the West in general, which the activists claim is fraught with “systemic racism”. Churchill Statue Imprisoned In Grey Box to Protect It from BLM Vandals https://t.co/eo22i9cx6Z — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) June 12, 2020 Metropolitan Police Commander Alex Murray said that the protection for Churchill’s statue was not...
    (CNN)For the past decade, Sheldon Smith has been dedicated to helping young African American fathers better their lives and the lives of their children.Through his non-profit in Chicago, the Dovetail Project, he has taught hundreds of young fathers like himself parenting and life skills to become positive role models and responsible parents.And when Covid-19 hit, Smith mobilized to make sure they have the resources and support they need."When businesses were closing and doing layoffs, many of our young men lost employment," said Smith, a 2016 CNN Hero. "We wanted to just make sure that our fathers knew that we were there for them."Sheldon Smith and his team are providing essential supplies to young fathers during Covid-19.To keep program participants safe during Covid-19, the organization paused its weekly group classes, and Smith and his team started what they call the Fatherhood Relief Fund. They're providing necessities such as diapers, baby formula,...
    Neighbors have been filmed shouting 'don't shoot, they're kids' after a police officer pulled a gun on six black teenage boys.  A store owner called the police in Jonesboro, Georgia, to accuse the boys of 'stealing and all that' before standing outside in the parking lot and 'showing off' what he thought was a gun. A police officer responding to the call on Monday found the teenagers walking along the road. Body camera footage released by police showed him holding up his gun and ordering the teenagers to stand still with their hands up. He said: 'Don't move. Please, y'all going to make me nervous. We chilling right now.' A police officer responding to the call in Jonesboro, Georgia, on Monday found the teenagers walking along the road. Body camera footage released by police showed him holding up his gun and ordering the teenagers to stand still with their...
    NBA superstar LeBron James and a number of other hoop stars are launching a new organization to help Black voters protect their rights. James, Atlanta Hawks’ Trae Young, Golden State’s Draymond Green, alongside retired NBA star and commentator, Jalen Rose and WNBA star Skylar Diggins-Smith are the new leadership of “More than a Vote.” READ MORE: Fox host Laura Ingraham called out for different response to Drew Brees than LeBron James The organization will register Black voters for the November election and teach voters how to counter voter suppression tactics. In an interview with The New York Times, James said, “Because of everything that’s going on, people are finally starting to listen to us — we feel like we’re finally getting a foot in the door,” he continued, “How long is up to us.” James stated the organization will be vocal about voter suppression and draw attention to attempts...
    Black activists in Minnesota were seen arming themselves on Thursday to protect local businesses amid the looting and rioting following the death of George Floyd last week. Floyd, 46, died Monday night after a police officer pressed his knee against his neck for more than eight minutes. Footage released of the incident showed Floyd shouting, “I cannot breathe” and, “Don’t kill me.” In a video that went viral on Twitter, the civilians were captured holding automatic rifles outside of a local business in St. Paul, near Minneapolis -- where Floyd died in police custody. CALIFORNIA LIQUOR STORE OWNER USES AR-15 TO PROTECT HIS PROPERTY FROM LOOTERS IN GEORGE FLOYD UNREST A man breaks a window at a tire store Thursday, May 28, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz called in the National Guard on Thursday as looting broke out in St. Paul and a wounded Minneapolis braced for more violence after rioting over...
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