Civil Rights & Social Justice
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After seeing she had a greenlight to vandalize while white, she proceeded to write "Floyd" on the business window much to the entertainment of the boys in blue in attendance. We can only imagine how things would've turned out had that woman been a person of color.
Faith Evans found herself arrested over the weekend, but it wasn't for protesting. According to TMZ, the R&B songstress was arrested on Sunday (May 31) after police arrived at the couple’s home in Los Angeles at 1 AM in response to a noise complaint and noticed visible marks and scratches on Stevie J’s face. Although the cause of the altercation hasn't been revealed, the gossip site claims that the couple got into a heated argument that escalated, resulting in Faith Evans being arrested for felony domestic assault.
As arguably the A1 rapper in the game and a business mogul, many have called for the JAY-Z to speak up in regards to the protests across the nation. Minnesota Governor Walz revealed that the "99 Problems" rapper gave him a phone call to discuss justice for George Floyd, who was murdered by Minnesota cops on May 25.
B. Simone is the latest celebrity who has felt the wrath for seemingly choosing to stay quiet during protests. On Saturday (May 30), the social media star took to Twitter to share her thoughts on the civil unrest going on across the country and specifically Black Lives Matter. In regards to the overall current state of events, B. Simone called out allies and non-people of color for their lack of response in the fight for justice, calling on them to get involved outside of sharing memes online.
Lil Wayne has decided to share his thoughts on the horrific murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis officer, Derek Chauvin, but his stance on the issue has left some fans angry. On Thursday (May 28), during an interview with Fat Joe on Instagram Live, Lil Wayne shared his opinion on the current state of unrest and called out protestors for not being "specific" with their calls against police brutality.
The current state of events has everyone looking for an answer, so when actor Shameik Moore took to Twitter to share his thoughts on how to mend the relationship between the Black community and police, people had a lot to say. On Thursday (May 28), Shameik Moore took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the discourse surrounding police brutality against black men and women. Known for his roles as Raekwon in Hulu’s Wu-Tang Clan series and Miles Morales in Into the Spider-Verse, Moore's take on the situation was met with swift backlash for his comments following the death of George Floyd in police custody after suggesting that Black people need to learn "how to deal with police."
Sunken place ambassador Candace Owens is giving us the opinion that no one asked for. According to published reports, on Thursday (May 28) Candace Owens took to YouTube to live stream and discuss the current events going on across the country involving Black America's reaction to there continued police brutality that has plagued the country for decades. During the live, Owens calls out Black America for celebrating NBA superstar LeBron James, who she mistakenly calls a "football player", and shunning notable contributors like Dr. Ben Carson and Condoleeza Rice for their educational status and economic point of view.
“Burn Hollywood burn I smell a riot” Those are the lyrics that opened Public Enemy’s “Burn Hollywood Burn,, the first song that Ice Cube appeared on after he left NWA in 1990. Now as Minneapolis burns with protests following the tragic murder of George Floyd celebrities such as Lebron James, Beyonce, Barack Obama, John Boyega […]
After a second straight night of "riots," the so-called President of the United States, Donald Trump, has chimed in on the matter.
A white man in Minnesota woke up feeling dumb after losing his office space for not minding his business. On Wednesday (May 28), the owners of Top Figure, a Black-owned Minneapolis-based social media and branding agency, were exercising in the gym of their co-opted professional building when they were approached by Tom Austin, the managing partner of F2 Group, who threatened to call the police on the group because he didn't feel "they belonged." The exchange, which was caught on video and posted by Top Figure to Instagram, shows Austin questioning the three men about their office location before pulling out his phone to call the police. in the caption, the men explain in further detail why the questioning was asinine pointing out that the office space requires key cards to enter any space in the building that can only be obtained by being a tenant in the building.
The murder of George Floyd has sparked outrage across the country after yet another Black man was murdered on camera by police. On Monday (May 25), after the horrific video of an unarmed Geroge Floyd being murdered by four Minnesota police officers went viral, many Black notable figures and celebrities took to social media to speak out. According to published reports, the now-viral video was captured as officers attempted to arrest Floyd on suspicion of forgery. Passersby filmed the incident, showing an officer kneeling on the back of Floyd’s neck. The 46-year-old was face down on the pavement repeatedly screaming, “Please, I can’t breathe!” The officer ignored Floyd’s pleas and those of onlookers, until Floyd goes quiet, appearing to lose consciousness before being taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
An Oklahoma Black man who was doing his job was detained for more than half an hour by white men who demanded to know why he was in their neighborhood.