“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”.- George Santayana. These words are so poignant and a reflection of what we are facing today….
Today in history, marks the 99th anniversary of the bombing and complete destruction of Black Wall Street, also known as the Tulsa Race Riot (massacre) of 1921. A black community where black owned business flourished. In case you don’t know what Black Wall Street was, according to Fain(2017) “In 1921, Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Greenwood District, known as Black Wall Street, was one of the most prosperous African-American communities in the United States.
Continue reading On This Day… May 31st 1921 #TulsaMassacre- #BlackWallStreet BURNED to the GROUND! [Details]
We are speaking out about George Floyd’s senseless murder. Celebs, entertainers and sports figures around the world are voicing their take on race and police brutality in light of the current state of the world.
During a Friday morning segment of ESPN’s “Get Up,” former NBA player and current on-air personality Jalen Rose provided his commentary on the state of race relations in the United States:
Continue reading #JalenRose SPEAKS out passionately about #Georgefloyd REBELLIONS! [vid]
Fired police officer Derek Chauvin’s mugshot.
When Activist, Scholar, actor, rapper Killer Mike was coerced to speak, I’m almost certain CNN was hoping he would corral the ‘troops’ and URGE us all to go home. Stop the LOOTING, stop the destruction, and go home. He did that….and so much more.
He asked for a call to order..a charge to the powers that be to STOP, THINK and LISTEN. Rebellion comes out of oppression. Rebellion comes out of frustration. Rebellion comes out of systemic, blatant RACISM that we see, endure and cultivate EVERY DAY.
Killer Mike nee’ Michael Render said, “It is your duty to not burn down your own house down for anger with an enemy.” Truth. If you burn down your home, where do rest to regroup, reenergize and to strategize to fight for justice again. We have to fight again and again and again until our cries are heard. Listen to his moving, passionate and empowering words:
Continue reading Activist/Rapper #KillerMike offers a POWERFUL speech in light of the #AtlantaProtests & #GeorgeFloyd MURDER! [Vid]
What started out as a peaceful protest soon went AWRY. By Friday night, an Atlanta police vehicle was set on fire and windows were broken when a protest over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis turned violent.
At least three people were arrested and one officer was pushed to the ground, according to police.
Continue reading #Atlanta is on FIRE! #GeorgeFloyd protests turn into RIOTS! [Vid]
A CNN crew was arrested while giving a live television report Friday morning in Minneapolis — and then released about an hour later — as the crew covered ongoing protests over the death in police custody of George Floyd.
State police detained CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez, his producer and his photojournalist shortly after 5 a.m. CT (6 a.m. ET) as Jimenez was reporting live from a street south of downtown, near where a police precinct building was earlier set ablaze.
Continue reading #CNN crew of color ARRESTED while white reporter in the same area says he was treated ‘differently’! [Details]
It seems as if business owner Joe Cunningham had some RACIST thoughts to express about thd George Floyd murder and African-Americans in general!
Continue reading #CancelJoeCunningham- #Wraps2go owner sparks CONTROVERSY with RACIST remarks about #GeorgeFloyd! [Details]
Police!? All of this for running a stop sign? Is this JUST?
A 21-year-old black man justifiably panicked when several cops pulled guns on him and repeatedly screamed, “Show me your hands” … even though he was clearly already showing them.
The incident played out in Midland, Texas on May 16 but video of the arrest started circulating late last week. It’s going viral now due to George Floyd’s deadly arrest in Minneapolis, because it underscores the tense dynamic between African-Americans and police … even during something as minor as running a stop sign.
Continue reading 90-yr old grandmother tries to diffuse situation as Texas police draw weapons on #TyeAnders for running a stop sign! [Vid]
Who is Officer Derek Chauvin?
Derek Chauvin is the former officer in the video seen around the world with his knee on Floyd’s neck. He’d been with Minneapolis police for 19 years.
Chauvin has been involved in use-of-force situations before. According to a Pioneer Press article, Chauvin shot a man during a domestic assault call in 2008.
Continue reading Police Who KNELT on #GeorgeFloyd’s neck until he DIED! Who is #DerekChauvin- A history of brutality! [Details]
Acclaimed actor Denzel Washington needs to be recognized for his astute character as a man and a citizen.
Denzel Washington came to the aid of a man in West Hollywood last week after he spotted the individual in a distressed state while surrounded by several police officers, according to a video that has since gone viral on social media.
Continue reading Actor #DenzelWashington acts as BARRIER between unarmed black man & police in now VIRAL video! [Vid]
Not sure why..but there is looting and someone is driving their vehicle through Cumberland Mall near
Continue reading There is LOOTING & destruction going on at #Cumberland Mall near Atlanta! [vid]
Minneapolis is BURNING after the senseless MURDER of George Floyd at the hands of the police! It’s a REBELLION!
We NEED to talk…or else history is doomed to repeat itself over and over…..