Tag: black lives matter

Shaun David Lucas Charged With Murder, Wolfe City Police Officer Killed Jonathan Price, 31 On Saturday

Price’s fatal shooting occurred Saturday when he intervened to break up a domestic violence situation. Wolfe City Police officer Shaun David Lucas has been arrested and charged with the murder of 31-year-old Jonathan Price. The officer has been released on a $1 million bond. Rest In Peace.

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Remembering George Floyd

(Note: With the nation’s attention on Breonna Taylor, I thought it necessary to write about George Floyd. The title is not meant to imply that he has been forgotten. This is meant to keep his name, and the memory of what happened to him, in the public domain.) “The shot heard round the world” refers…

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Dijon Kizzee, Shot In L.A. By Police, Video Footage Now Released By LAPD

As reported by the L.A Times: A video obtained by The Times of the controversial shooting of cyclist Dijon Kizzee by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies sheds more light on what happened in the fatal encounter Monday. But questions remain. The hashtag #JusticeForDijonKizzee spread on social media as the American public continues to deal with…

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Mavericks owner Mark Cuban: ‘National Anthem Police in this country are out of control’

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban declared that the “National Anthem Police in this country are out of control,” leading to a tense exchange on Twitter with Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican who represents Texas. Cuban initially tweeted “Bye” on Sunday evening in response to a tweet from Mark Davis in which the Dallas-based conservative talk…

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Workers walk off job across U.S., including in L.A., as part of ‘Strike for Black Lives’. This is what we need

Hundreds of workers rallied Monday outside the Trump International Hotel in Manhattan and in cities across the U.S. to protest systemic racism and economic inequality, joining a nationwide demonstration demanding improvement of Black Americans’ experiences in the workplace. Organizers hoped the effort would grow into a strike inspiring tens of thousands of people to walk…

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Five-Star Basketball Recruit Makur Maker is Blazing a Trail for the Next Generation of Hoop Stars

Five-star high school basketball recruit Makur Maker recently announced where he plans on playing collegiate ball following his time at high school. His decision shocked the entirety of the basketball world. When it came time to make his decision, Maker had his pick of the country’s most elite college programs, including UCLA, Kentucky and Memphis.…

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Where to next with #BlackLivesMatter?

As cities across the country continue to paint #BlackLivesMatter across the streets and people continue to be invigorated about making change for the positive, how can we maintain this momentum and challenge the old establishment to make steps in the right direction to halt this systematic racial bias? Form a Lobby Group Lobbying political members…

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My Open Letter To The White Owners At ‘The D-Word’, A Documentary Brand Begging To Work On Inclusion, A Story By Tahyira Savanna

Dear Tahyira, The D-Word stands in full support of the Black Lives Matter protest movements. We demand justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks, Riah Milton, Rem’mie Fells, Oluwatoyin Salau, and the many other black people whose lives are callously taken by the police and white supremacists. We know that…

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