Solange Knowles may have garnered as many fans for her activism as she has for her music. In recent years, Solange has spoken out for the protection of Black lives and equity on numerous occasions, often through the unfiltered use of social media. Sadly, that may not happen nearly as often now.
He may act like it doesn’t bother him, but President* Trump’s taking it to heart how his CEO buddies are abandoning him in droves. Following his actions amid the Charlottesville tragedy, the CEOs of Merck, Walmart, Under Armour and Intel have all dropped out of Trump’s advisory councils.
The “Alt-right” movement has been at the top of the news cycle following this past weekend’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va. One would think that means they’d take a step back and wait for the heat to die down some. NOPE.
Instead, these white supremacist groups are looking to expand and sponsor rallies in as many as nine cities across the country this weekend. And they’re also denying any allegiance to the “Alt-right” and are identifying as “First Amendment supporters.”
Institutions are taking the time to be more cautious about allowing organizations to hold events on their campus following this past weekend’s horrific scene in Charlottesville, Virginia. They’re specifically thinking twice about welcoming known white supremacists – finally.
Texas A&M was being set up as the next battleground of racism and anti-racists during a scheduled “White Lives Matter” rally on Sept. 11. Thankfully, the university has cancelled the event in advance, according to Slate.
Protestors in Durham, N.C. got tired of waiting for local politicians to remove the Confederate monuments that can be found in many Southern states. So they decided to make it their own responsibility.
NFL players are continuing to protest the “National Anthem” as a new NFL season starts. This past weekend, the Oakland Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch and the Seattle Seahawks’ Michael Bennett made headlines as they sat on the bench while the song played before their respective preseason games, according to ESPN.
Deandre Harris, 20, is known throughout the world for the wrong reasons. Instead of his aspiring music career, he’s known for being the victim of a beating doled out by a group of white supremacists at this weekend’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va.
A photo was posted on Twitter that showed Harris on the ground as a group of men surround him with poles as they proceeded to hit him with them. Harris recently sat down for an interview with The Root about his horrific experience.
**Trigger warning: vehicular violence, racial aggression**
An ugly scar that’s long been a part of the United States of America was exposed again this weekend as hundreds of white supremacists and racists gathered in Charlottesville, Va. to protest the removal of a Confederate statue.
The tone of the already tense environment took a turn for the worse when this group was met by counter-protestors who were against their open gathering based on hate and bigotry.
Betty Shelby is returning to law enforcement. If the significance of the name somehow escapes you, Shelby is the former Tulsa police officer who shot an unarmed Terence Crutcher and was found not guilty by a jury.
In a move that’s not all that surprising once you consider the culture of police departments, a nearby department has jumped in to offer her a job, according to the Tulsa World. Shelby will join the neighboring Rogers County Sheriff’s Office, according to Sheriff Scott Walton.