This year has been really tough. We have lost a lot of greats and have had to deal with the onslaught of increased violence against people of color, specifically Black Americans. But, sometimes it is a relief to just laugh and truly enjoy whatever is coming down the news thread. Michelle Obama’s and Missy Elliot’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ with James Corden offers just that.
It is always great to see young people in the spotlight using their platforms to activate others in the name of justice and equality. That is exactly what Yara Shahidi, who plays the oldest daughter on the hit show Black-ish, is doing.
The Today Show‘s Tamron Hall is a seasoned professional in the media world. She is well-respected and does not shy away from confrontation when necessary. In a recent interview during the Republican National Convention (RNC), Scott Baio learned that the hard way. He thought he could make sexist remarks about Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama without recourse. Tamron Hall set him very straight.
In this newest video from Franchesca Ramsey and her Decoded series with MTV, she debunks four of the most popular (very distracting and often false) myths about the Movement for Black Lives.
Working at the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality almost always means dealing with detractors hellbent on proving that your social issue is unimportant, off base and otherwise useless. The Movement for Black Lives is a perfect example of how people who do not support the work will come up with literally any reason to discredit it.
One of the most consistent responses to the idea that “Black Lives Matter” is the phrase “All Lives Matter.” Along with that, some have suggested that BLM is really a hate group that is racist against White people. Now, Seriously.TV has put together a video showing just how ridiculous all of that is.
Last night’s town hall on police violence in America left a lot to be desired. It was so bad that Erica Garner, the late Eric Garner’s daughter, staged a solo walkout while President Obama was speaking.
Eric Garner was killed on graphic video two years ago by New York Police officers. He was held in a chokehold after repeatedly telling cops, “I can’t breathe.” His case is one of the many instances where officers have not been issued justice for their crimes against Black people.
Many celebrities have been speaking out about the unjust levels of police violence against Black people in the United States. This week, Queen Latifah explained how it feels being the daughter and family member of many police officers. Her response might surprise you.
Many powerful images are coming out of the Movement for Black Lives. Most of them are from people on the ground who are organizing to end police brutality. However, this new video from Mic News called “23 Ways You Could Be Killed if You Are Black In America” features celebrities like Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Rosario Dawson, Pharrell, and A$ap Rocky discussing the many ways that Black people are murdered by police in the United States.
It takes a lot of courage for a young Black woman to speak up in the midst of racist people. Yet, that is exactly Jessica Disu, an activist, community organizer, and artist from Chicago did on Monday’s airing of Kelly File on Fox News.
By: Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton is struggling to make inroads among young Americans who overwhelmingly supported Bernie Sanders during the Democratic presidential primary, a worrisome sign as she tries to reassemble the coalition that twice propelled Barack Obama into the White House.