Tag: Black-lives-matter

Archived: Trump Supporters Heed his Call for Hate, Violence

The escalating series of confrontations at Donald Trump’s rallies in recent days reveals a political campaign that has morphed from one featuring a bigoted, hate-spewing, violence-threatening individual to one of supporters heeding his rhetoric and acting upon that hate and violence unprecedented in modern American political campaigns. Following a weekend…

Archived: Law Enforcement Calls for Beyonc Boycott

By Frank Kineavy Getty Images Multi-platinum recording artist Beyonc Knowles has heightened the debate about race relations and garnered the attention of law enforcement officials across the country, who are calling for a boycott of the music icon’s upcoming tour. On Super Bowl Sunday, Knowles stole the show and subsequently…

Archived: Police Officer Appears in Racist Music Video

A St. Joseph, Missouri, police officer, Zackary Craft, has been placed on unpaid administrative leave after appearing in a racially charged music video for a song called “Before This Bomb Blows Up (Racism Goes Both Ways),” which was uploaded on YouTube, by Josh Smith (who goes by J. Smitty). Throughout…

Archived: Feds Sue City of Ferguson for Civil Rights Violations

The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the City of Ferguson, Missouri, to force the city to reform its police department and court system after the government found both had violated citizens’ civil rights and were especially biased against minorities. In announcing the lawsuit late Wednesday,…

Archived: Rosa Parks: Spiritual Godmother to BLM

It has been 60 years since activist Rosa Parks was arrested on Dec. 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Ala. She resisted bus segregation by refusing to give up her seat to a white man when the whites-only section was full. Parks was determined to help propel the civil rights movement through…