Head of state for Iran tweets support for #BlackLivesMatter movement

 

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Iran’s head of state Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reportedly tweeted his support of the #BlackLivesMatter protests that have denounced the recent police killings of black people in America.

A series of tweets came from Khamenei’s account that made clear references to the ongoing movement in the U.S. in an effort to call attention to the racial biases that exist in law enforcement and the justice system. 

#AliveWhileBlack responds to #Crimingwhilewhite: stories of police discrimination

 

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In response to an online protests where white Americans take to social media to share their experiences with police, black responders have created the #AliveWhileBlack hashtag to share less positive encounters with police.

#Crimingwhilewhite reveals just how much of a break whites gets when committing crimes. Unfortunately, that luxury isn’t available to people of color. 

Second Ebola patient dies in U.S.

 

An American doctor who was diagnosed with the Ebola virus has died.

Dr. Martin Salia was flown to Nebraska from Sierra Leone over the weekend for treatment. Thomas Eric Duncan, who contracted the disease in Liberia and traveled to Dallas, died last month.