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 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.
By: The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump is wildly unpopular among young adults, in particular young people of color, and nearly two-thirds of Americans between the ages of 18 and 30 believe the presumptive Republican nominee is racist.
That’s the finding of a new GenForward poll that also found just 19 percent of young people have a favorable opinion of Trump compared to the three-quarters of young adults who hold a dim view of the New York billionaire.
The week of July 3, 2016 may go on to be looked at as a turning point in the history of the Black Lives Matter movement. With the death of Alton Sterling, immediately followed by the death of Philando Castile, immediately followed by the shooting of nearly a dozen Dallas police officers, it’s sure to be a time period we remember for quite a while.
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.
The murders of Black and Brown people last week at the hands of police are still fresh in many people’s minds. While this has changed the dialogue in our communities, families, and friend circles, it has also changed the types of conversation we are seeing in mainstream media. In a segment on CNN last week, civil rights attorney Charles F. Coleman, Jr. explains why all of he judgements and decisions we are making outside of the courtroom are unnecessary and part of the problem.