Black Lives Matter

'Never been about race': black activists on how Minneapolis reacted to Damond shooting

Some questioned whether activists had protested less over the death of a White Australian woman. Friday night’s anger at mayor Betsy Hodges and the departure of the city’s police chief answered that<p>In the aftermath of the police shooting of Justine Damond, many on the right of the political …

Policing

Arizona tells armed drivers how to avoid deadly police stops

PHOENIX (AP) — Gun-friendly Arizona is trying to avoid deadly encounters between police and people behind the wheel by teaching armed drivers how they should handle themselves when they are pulled over.<p>Arizona, which allows residents to carry weapons without permits, recently changed its rule book …

Policing

The Democrats' performance as an opposition party? Pathetic

Though Trump is historically unpopular for a president at this moment in his presidency, the opposition is not benefiting from this obvious opportunity<p>Six months into Donald Trump’s term, and Democratic politician’s ability to be an opposition party is, in a word, pathetic.<p>When the poll came out …

Politics

“This is what democracy looks like”: Why Black Lives Matter is a struggle to save our democracy

Documenting the Ferguson uprising, the film "Whose Streets?" is a powerful account of the future of black activism<p>During the presidential campaign, there were regular stories of protesters being attacked at Donald Trump’s rallies. In one particularly disturbing example, a Black Lives Matter …

Liberal POV

Philando Castile’s Mother Offers Support

1. Protests Continue In Baton Rouge After Police Shooting Death Of Alton Sterling<p>Source:Getty 1 of 25<p>2. Activists Hold March Protesting Police …

Policing

Black Lives Matter shouldn’t be expected to protest bride-to-be’s shooting death

The shooting death of Justine Damond, an Australian bride-to-be, by Mohamed Noor, a Somali-American police officer, has turned the entire police …

Lawrence Jones: Protesters of Police Don't 'Follow Up and Vote' Insider

<b>Fmr Navy Seal Told as a Child He'd Never Walk Again Rejects Victim Mentality</b><p>Lawrence Jones remarked that many protesters of police brutality do not follow up and vote for change.<p>"A lot of these protesters in these cities, they don't follow up and vote," Jones told "Fox & Friends" Saturday. "If you …

NAACP to embark on listening tour to plan its future | Miami Herald

The NAACP announced a new interim leader on Saturday, along with a nationwide listening tour that will allow it to talk to local members and figure …

Republican National Convention

College Cracks Down on Snowflakes, Suspends Students for Participating in Black Lives Matter Mob

Screenshot/YouTube<p><i>Note: This article contains coarse language that may offend some readers.</i><p>A college is cracking down on liberal students who shut …

Education

Here's The Explanation For That "Planet Of The Apes" Blue Vest Controversy

Activist DeRay Mckesson thought an ape in <i>War for the Planet of the Apes</i> was made in his image, but that appears not to be the case.<p>Posted on July 22, 2017, 00:18 GMT<p>Earlier this month, activist DeRay Mckesson unexpectedly found himself at the center of a controversy and it stemmed from the …

Movies

What Latin America Can Teach Us About Police Reforms

President Donald Trump’s appointment of Attorney General Jeff Sessions has led people to speculate about the fate of recent police reform …

São Paulo

'No justice, no peace,' Mitch Landrieu says about New Orleans crime: Opinion | NOLA.com

The phrase "No justice, no peace," is probably as misunderstood and misconstrued as the phrase "Black lives matter." The same people who hear "Black …

Mitch Landrieu

Here's What You Missed at Last Year's OZY Fest

If you’re not currently in Central Park for OZY Fest 2017, we have two things to say to you. First, WHY THE HELL NOT?! Seriously — we have a …

Culture

Welcome to the New Trumpism

Six months into Donald Trump’s incompetent presidency, most of his major promises are stalled and unlikely ever to be achieved. The “big, beautiful” …

America First

Activists press for release of arrested martial law protesters

Over 60 youth activists trooped on Saturday afternoon to the Quezon City Police District headquarters in Camp Karingal in Quezon City to condemn the …

Martial Law

Mere Tolerance Will Not Be Tolerated!

The left today is identity politics. That’s it. That’s all they’ve got.

Conservative POV

Confrontational Nina Simone tribute full of poignancy and fury - Nina, Young Vic, review

How the f*** did we come to a time when we have to say “black lives matter?” asks the Olivier-nominated actress Josette Bushell-Mingo in this one-woman tribute to Nina Simone, the artist whose politically electrifying music soundtracked America’s black civil rights movement. Standing on a bare …

Nina Simone

Shots Fired: is this Black Lives Matter, the TV show?

Despite many attempts, television has failed to represent the civil rights movement adequately. Does this 10-part drama succeed?<p>A year and three weeks ago in the Saint Paul suburb of Falcon Heights, Minnesota, a 32-year-old man by the name of Philando Castile was shot and killed by a police officer …

TV

The Easily Scared NRA Blames Black Lives Matter For ‘Racial Hatred’

An organization that deals in guns continues to be afraid of threats that don’t exist.<p>The Black Lives Matter movement against police brutality has inspired so much “racial hatred” that white people in America should fear for their lives, a correspondent for the National Rifle Association’s …

Racism

Prospects for black America about to get worse under Trump

Trump administration plans to minimize civil rights efforts in agencies (and more). Jeff Sessions’ civil rights agenda chills former DOJ prosecutors. …

A Century After Its Founding, NAACP Strives To Stay Relevant

In the age of Black Lives Matter, some young activists have been questioning whether the nation's oldest civil rights group still has significance. The NAACP is meeting in Baltimore, Md.

Black History

“Fairy Lives Don’t Matter”: Will Smith’s Fantasy Cop Movie On Netflix Is a Racial Allegory

Watch the trailer for “Bright,” a film in which Will Smith plays a cop in a Los Angeles populated by orcs and other fantasy creatures–metaphors abound.<p><b>WHAT:</b> The trailer for Netflix’s upcoming film, <i>Bright</i>, which puts fantasy world elements in a modern L.A. cop movie.<p><b>WHO:</b> Director David Ayer and …

Movies

Hillary Clinton's alt-right warnings prove apt

The bombshell emails exposing Donald Trump Jr.’s meetings with Russian officials are proving Hillary Clinton's

Politics

It’s been six months since the Women’s March. What’s happened to the Canadian movement?

“What do we want?”<p>“Equality!”<p>“When do we want it?”<p>“Are you f-cking kidding me?!”<p>It took a few tries to coax a bunch of bleary-eyed bus riders into …

Women's News

CNN Panel Goes Off the Rails When Alan Dershowitz Complains About ‘Black Lives Matter’

The big story on Thursday centered on former football star <b>OJ Simpson’s</b> parole hearing. With Simpson obtaining his parole after nine years in prison …

OJ Simpson

Book Deals: Week of July 24, 2017

Penny Closes Triple with Minotaur<p><b>Louise Penny</b> closed a new three-book deal with her longtime publisher, Minotaur Books. The North American rights …

Books

Police chief pushes back against carding Charter infringement claims

Print<p>Edmonton Police Chief Rod Knecht is pushing back against claims that street checks are a form of arbitrary detention that violate the Charter of …

Canadian News

Letters to the Editor

<b>Lessons of Vietnam</b><p>To the Editor:<p>The closing line in Linda Robinson’s review of “Hue 1968,” by Mark Bowden (July 9), is as chilling as the merciless, monthlong engagement the book describes. “Perhaps,” she writes, the retelling of this battle “will prompt a wider reflection on how to apply the …

Books

Morocco: civil unrest in northern Rif region

People took to the streets in Morocco’s northern Rif region as part of the kingdom’s biggest wave of civil unrest since Arab Spring-inspired rallies six years ago.<p>Police fired tear gas and, according to a Reuters witness charged a groups of protesters, including men, women and children.<p>Tensions …

Africa

Morocco tensions: 83 police, protesters injured in clashes

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Clashes between police and Moroccan protesters Thursday left at least 83 injured in clouds of tear gas and running battles at an unauthorized demonstration over inequality and corruption.<p>Moroccans have in recent days demonstrated in Rabat and as far away as Amsterdam to show …

Africa