Tag: Alton Sterling

Black Artists Host Events to Show Unity with Law Enforcement

In a time of violent and tense relations between law enforcement and Black citizens, celebrities in the Black community are using their status as role models to show their solidarity with police and community leaders. Over the weekend, hip-hop artist The Game, whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, hosted…

Why the Bahamas Issued an Advisory for Travel to the U.S.

As news of last week’s police-related deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile continues to circulate internationally, the Bahamas Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration issued a travel advisory for Bahamians traveling to the United States, particularly young men. The travel advisory states, in part: “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs…

Sharp Split in Attitudes Toward #BLM Between Political Parties

A new poll found a sharp contrast between Democrats and Republicans when it comes to the Black Lives Matter movement. When asked overall, 45 percent of registered voters said they approve of the Black Lives Matter movement, compared to 42 percent who disapprove, 13 percent who were not sure and…

Photo of Black Woman at Baton Rouge Protest Goes Viral

A photo taken during protests on Saturday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, following the police-related death of Alton Sterling on July 5 has gone viral on social media. It’s being called an iconic photo of the Black Lives Matter movement, which was started by Black women. Ieshia Evans, 28, wearing a…

Protesters Arrested, Obama Seeks Unity, Families Call for Peace

With the backdrop of nationwide protests over police shootings last week and the tragedy in Dallas, comments over the weekend ranged from President Barack Obama saying we are not in a race war to Bill O’Reilly calling Black Lives Matter a “hate America” group. Hundreds of Protesters Arrested in Demonstrations…