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Person arrested after laser targets CBP helicopter at Detroit protest

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here One person was taken into custody in Windsor, Ontario Wednesday after shining a laser pointer into a U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection helicopter that was monitoring protests in Detroit.  The Air and Marine Operation AS-350 helicopter was flying near......
New York Post

‘Black love matters’: Couple gets engaged at Black Lives Matter protest

At a demonstration against hate, this couple declared their love. Xavier Young, 26, and Marjorie Alston, 23, got engaged during a Black Lives Matter protest in Raleigh, North Carolina, this weekend. The couple met while working a part-time job at a laser tag arcade in the fall of 2018 and......

Cuomo says George Floyd protesters should assume they’ve been exposed to COVID-19

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that people in New York City protesting George Floyd’s death should assume they’ve been exposed to the coronavirus. “If you were at a protest I would assume you’re exposed,” Cuomo said.  The governor announced......
Sports Illustrated - NCAA Football

Coco Gauff Delivers Powerful Speech at Protest

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTczMDEwMjU3Mjg1NDg5OTAw/coco-gauff-athletes-speaking-out.jpg Jenna West Tennis star Coco Gauff is only 16 years old, but she’s already using her voice to speak out about racial injustice and encourage people to vote. Gauff delivered a powerful speech during a peaceful Black Lives Matter demonstration in her hometown of Delray Beach, Fla., amid ongoing......

158 Resources for Understanding Systemic Racism in America

SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | June 4, 2020, 11:47 a.m. In a short essay published earlier this week, Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch wrote that the recent killing in Minnesota of George Floyd has forced the country to “confront the reality that, despite gains made in the past 50 years, we are still......
BBC Entertainment

Stars back Boyega after Black Lives Matter protest

Image copyright Universal Pictures/PA/AFP/Reuters Image caption L-R: Jordan Peele, JK Rowling, John Boyega and Mark Hamill Stars including JK Rowling and Jordan Peele have praised John Boyega for his emotional speech at a Black Lives Matter protest in London on Wednesday. “Black lives have always mattered,” said the Star Wars......

George Floyd memorial service planned as police to appear in court

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here George Floyd will be remembered at a memorial service Thursday afternoon in Minneapolis, where he died at police hands last week. Civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton and family attorney Benjamin Crump are among the speakers. At about the......

Books about race rise to the top of Barnes & Noble’s and Amazon’s bestseller lists

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here As protests over the death of George Floyd continue, many people are looking to educate themselves and expand their understanding of race-related issues. Some seem to have turned to books to try to learn more.  As of Wednesday, books......
E! Online

Amanda Stanton Reacts to Claim She Brought Kids to Protest for ‘Fame’

Amanda Stanton is standing by her decision to bring her young daughters to a Black Lives Matter protest. On Wednesday, The Bachelor star shared a photo of her and 5-year-old Charlie… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page......

Protests spark fears of new COVID-19 surges

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here As demonstrators flooded streets across America to decry the killing of George Floyd, public health experts watched in alarm – the close proximity of protesters and their failures in many cases to wear masks, along with the police using......
E! Online

Couple Gets Engaged During Moving Black Lives Matter Protest Moment

“Making history while witnessing history.” Across the United States, countless emotional pictures have emerged of those participating in the protests ignited by the police killing… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here...

Next generation of civil rights leaders on their hopes for the future

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Montclair, New Jersey — In O’Fallon, Missouri, Ryan Staples was about to lead a protest march when he saw the Police Chief Tim Clothier. “I said, ‘lock arms with me chief and let’s go,'” Staples told CBS News. “It was......
Sports Illustrated - NFL

Bayern Munich Players Discuss Protest Over George Floyd’s Death

Sports Illustrated
Bayern Munich’s Joshua Kimmich said on Wednesday the team is discussing a possible protest over the killing of George Floyd.  “As a football player you have a big power in this world,” Kimmich said, according to The Independent’s Miguel Delaney. “My opinion is we should feel this responsibility and say......

Esper says he opposes deploying active-duty troops to states to quell protests

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday that he opposes invoking the centuries-old Insurrection Act to deploy active-duty troops to states to quell protests, directly contradicting President Trump, who threatened on Monday to send the military to states that are......

Watch live: Obama to urge Americans to make “real change” in wake of George Floyd’s death

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here President Obama is set to encourage Americans to make “real change” in response to the killing of George Floyd and the ensuing wave of protests.  The former president’s hope is “that we can turn protest into policy,” a person......
Cleveland Scene

Cleveland Police Used These Launchable Chemical Grenades at Saturday Protest

click to enlarge Courtesy: @thresholdevent, Twitter Among the munitions that Cleveland Police officers used Saturday afternoon were launchable “Spede-Heat” chemical grenades that discharge a payload of gaseous chemicals and cause severe burning in the eyes, nose and chest for 10-20 minutes to those exposed. Without appropriate warning, police began launching......

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