Tag: Philando Castile

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…

Four Officers Under Investigation for Racially Charged Social Media Posts

Four police officers from Tennessee are being questioned in regard to racially charged social media posts. Two have been suspended, and twohavebeen decommissioned. Two police officers from Memphis, Tennessee, were suspended after one of them on Thursday posted a photo on Snapchat and another shared the photo on Twitter. The…

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…

Conservatives on Black Lives Matter: 'White Americans despise' BLM

Racial tensions filled the weekend as conservative figures shared their feelings on Black Lives Matter in light of the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, as well as the shootings of five Dallas police officers. Fox News host Bill O’Reilly invited Hilary Shelton, director of the NAACP Washington Bureau,…

Confederate Flag Raised Again at South Carolina State Capitol

By Sheryl Estrada In light of the police-related deaths ofAlton Sterling, Philando Castile, and the killing of five Dallas police officers, the South Carolina Secessionist Party was asked by law enforcement to postpone a previously planned rally toraise the Confederate flag on state capitol grounds Sunday. The group refused, and…