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. 

Target refuses to apologize for racist ‘Annie’ ad

 

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Major retail chain Target is refusing to apologize for releasing an ad promoting a clothing line for the film “Annie” starring Quvenzhané Wallis.

Target came under criticism for using white models to advertise the Annie-themed clothing line instead of children of color. The corporation released the following statement in response to the backlash.

White reporter disses Kobe Bryant for wearing ‘I can’t breathe’ shirt, say he’s not ‘hood enough’

 

Doug Gottlieb Has Thoughts On Kobe Wearing An "I Can't Breathe" Shirt

 

 

It started with Derrick Rose donning a shirt with the caption, “I can’t breathe” in support of Eric Garner protesters. Then other NBA players followed suit. Among them? Kobe Bryant. 

But a white reporter feel that Bryant isn’t “hood enough” to sympathize with the plight of the average black person.