GEORGE FLOYD COURAGE AWARD FOR TEEN WHO RECORDED HIS DEATH

Darnella Frazier — the teenager who captured George Floyd‘s final minutes and started a worldwide movement — is getting an award from a prestigious nonprofit. PEN America announced Tuesday they were honoring 17-year-old Darnella with its annual PEN/Benenson Courage Award. The org’s CEO, Suzanne Nossel, says, “With nothing more than a cell phone and sheer guts, Darnella changed the course of history in this country, sparking a bold movement demanding an end to systemic anti-Black racism and violence at the hands of police.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lirHz93qJ50&bpctr=1603983125 Nossel adds, “Without Darnella’s presence of mind and readiness…

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Portland Rioters Throw Molotov Cocktail at Police, Set 1 Person on Fire

  Recently, the 100th night of protests went down in Portland this past Saturday since the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers. Video footage showed a large number of protesters in the streets gathered together before a Molotov cocktail was thrown in the direction of the protesters. As a result of the cocktail being thrown, protesters scattered quickly. However, one protester was caught on camera with their leg on fire. As the fire tried to spread rapidly on the protester, many jumped in to put out the…

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BRONX ZOO ORG Apologizes for 1906 Racism … PUT AFRICAN MAN IN MONKEY CAGE

More than 100 years too late, the Bronx Zoo is apologizing for its horrific treatment of Ota Benga, a Central African man, who was actually on display in the zoo’s monkey house … with an orangutan. The Wildlife Conservation Society — the organization that runs the zoo — is formally apologizing for the 1906 imprisonment and caged display of Benga for one week. The WCS says … “We deeply regret that many people and generations have been hurt by these actions or by our failure previously to publicly condemn and…

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Supervisor Shamann Walton’s CAREN Act seeks to legally address the weaponization of calling 911 July 9, 2020

Supervisor Shamann Walton represents District 10, which includes Bayview Hunters Point, Potrero Hill and Visitacion Valley, home to the majority of the small but re-growing Black population of San Francisco. – Photo: Santiago Mejia, SF Chronicleby JR Valrey of the Black New World Journalists Society “For us as Black people and people of color, it is literally about life and death. We’ve had a number of people call 911 arbitrarily. It has led to Black people being harmed and in some cases ultimately killed. So we had to do something…

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Lawsuit Claims Kehlani Went Stupid In Rented Ferrari

Oakland’s songbird Kehlani is the subject of a new lawsuit. TMZ reported a Florida based luxury car rental company is suing Kehlani for alleged damages to their luxury vehicle. The company is claiming on April 19th – 22nd the singer rented a black Ferrari for personal use. The high-end vehicle was used as a prop in a music video titled “Open passionate” the luxury rental company believes this is where the damages was done. According to newly released documents, the luxury car was struck by a animal involving some sort…

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Pastor Leon Scoggins: No justice, no peace!

by Pastor Leon Scoggins No justice, no peace! These are the words that are filling streets around the world. This is a cry out from a people who are fed up. They are fed up with Black people being murdered at the hands of white officers with justice nowhere in sight. As a young Black man in America, I am disgusted to think that your skin color can confess your guilt. But what’s even more disgusting is the silence of many church leaders during this time, as people around the…

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