Watch Ava DuVernay’s perfect response to Trump’s call for ‘law and order’

{ object.primary_image.title }}

The clip from DuVernay’s ’13th’ shows exactly how history is repeating itself in the global unrest following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Tony McDade. Ava DuVernay had the perfect response to Donald Trump’s call for law and order amid the global protests sparked by the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Tony McDade. Read Full Story

Read Full Article on Fast Company

Michael B. Jordan’s ‘Just Mercy’ streams for free as show of support for Black Lives Matter protests

{ object.primary_image.title }}

To help people understand “the countless injustices that have led us to where we are today,” the true-life drama starring Michael B. Jordan is free on digital platforms through June. In light of the global protests following the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Tony McDade, Warner Bros. announced it’s making its 2019 film Just Mercy free to watch for the month of June on digital platforms in the U.S. Read Full Story

More

This video calls out L.A. mayor’s handling of police force during Black Lives Matter protests

{ object.primary_image.title }}

City officials are saying one thing about Black Lives Matter, but the actions of their police forces are doing another, as this expertly edited video reveals. The irony of protests against police brutality being met with police brutality has not been lost during this current global outcry for racial equality sparked by the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and more. Read Full Story

More

America’s gun violence epidemic is inextricably linked to police violence

{ object.primary_image.title }}

Can we change policing if we don’t change the country’s lax gun laws? More than three months after Louisville police forcefully entered the home of Breonna Taylor and fired multiple shots, striking her at least eight times, the officers involved still have not faced charges. Without video evidence, like there was for the deaths of George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks, there’s no “indisputable proof of wrongdoing,” the city’s deputy general counsel said (though one officer is being fired, Louisville Mayor Greg Fisher recently announced .) The police have continued to defend their use of force in the case, asserting that they only fired their guns after Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, initially shot at them. Read Full Story

More

Here’s what’s included in the sweeping police reform bill introduced by Democrats

{ object.primary_image.title }}

The Justice in Policing Act would revamp significant aspects of law enforcement and police work in the United States. Two weeks after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police touched off a wave of global protests, Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate unveiled sweeping legislation that would revamp significant aspects of police work in the United States. Here are some of the major items in the bill, according to reports by NBC , the AP , and CBS : Read Full Story

More

I’m one of NYC’s only Black CrossFit gym owners. Here’s why I’m not disaffiliating—yet

{ object.primary_image.title }}

Christopher Sainsbury shares the demands Black gym owners have made amid the company’s initial silence on Black Lives Matter and founder Greg Glassman’s racist comments. For well over a week after George Floyd’s death, CrossFit remained silent, even as mass protests swept the country and countless brands pledged solidarity with the Black community. When CrossFit founder Greg Glassman did eventually comment—on an internal Zoom call that was leaked to BuzzFeed News —he floated conspiracy theories, questioned the motives of protestors, and asked gym owners why he should mourn Floyd’s death. “We’re not mourning for George Floyd, I don’t think me or any of my staff are,” he claimed. Read Full Story

More

This map reveals 1,747 monuments and other Confederate symbols of America’s racist past

{ object.primary_image.title }}

The map was compiled by the Southern Poverty Law Center to show how prolific glorification of the Confederacy is. The George Floyd killing last month has led to a flurry of activity surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement. The overwhelmingly peaceful protests that started and continue in the wake of his death have led to sweeping police reform proposals , calls to defund the police and reallocate that funding directly back into the local community , and even TV shows that helped glorify police violence being canceled . Read Full Story

More

Exclusive: Change.org to dedicate $6 million toward racial justice efforts

{ object.primary_image.title }}

After withering criticism for soliciting donations on its petition for justice for George Floyd, the company is announcing new policies on what it does with its donations. The Change.org petitions calling for justice for George Floyd and Breonna Taylor are two of the biggest in the company’s history, “magnitudes” larger than anything the site has seen before, says acting CEO Nick Allardice, and not just in terms of signatures. After adding their names and seeing a prompt to “chip in,” many signees also contributed money—though what exactly they were “chipping in” for was left somewhat vague. The company’s revenue model (despite having “.org” in its name, the company is for-profit) involves taking donations when people sign, but the windfall these petitions generated is an order of magnitude larger than usual: In the end, the company netted $10 million in donations from the two petitions, and while it dedicated some of …

More

George Floyd funeral and memorial services: Here’s what to know

{ object.primary_image.title }}

Memorial services for George Floyd will be held in Minneapolis, North Carolina, and Houston, with a funeral planned for Houston. Three separate memorial services and a funeral service will take place today and in the coming days for George Floyd, the black man whose death in Minneapolis police custody on May 25 touched off a wave of protests around the world. Here’s what to know: Read Full Story

More

The only thing missing from ‘Star Wars’ star John Boyega’s fiery Black Lives Matter speech

{ object.primary_image.title }}

The actor’s impassioned speech in London will be one for the books in this current wave of protests. But we need to amplify one point he touched on: “We need to take care of our black women.” The ongoing protests in response to the death of George Floyd has seen some powerful moments from high-profile figures who are using their reach and platforms to push for lasting change. Read Full Story

More

Subscribe to our newsletter

Join our newsletter and never miss out trending marketing news.

HitcountVariables(pk=4157, ajax_url='/api/hit/ajax/', hits='3')