Tag: Protest

Sheila Jackson Lee

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Becomes Third Black Member of Congress Arrested for Protesting Republican Anti-Voting Restrictions

Last month, we reported on Rep. Joyce Beatty, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, being arrested during a peaceful protest for voting rights reform. A few days later, Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia was arrested in a similar protest. And now, less than two weeks after that, a third Black…

Raven Saunders

Silver Medalist Raven Saunders Breaks Olympic Protest Rules To Call Attention to Oppressed Communities

As if hurling an 8.8-pound shot put 64 feet and 11 inches to win a silver medal at this year’s Tokyo Olympics weren’t impressive enough, Charleston, South Carolina’s Raven Saunders has also become one of the few medalists (so far) to use their time on the podium to call attention…

Rep. Joyce Beatty

Rep. Joyce Beatty and Voting Rights Activists Arrested During Peaceful Protest in Senate Building

Protests continue across the nation’s capital in an effort to rein in racist anti-voter legislation taking place in states such as Texas, Florida, and Georgia. And now, those efforts have progressed to the level where elected officials are getting arrested for supporting every American citizen’s right to fairly and legally…

Olympian Gwen Berry

Olympic Athlete and Activist Gwen Berry Turns Away From Flag During National Anthem Medal Ceremony She Claims Was a ‘Setup’

The Tokyo Olympics is shaping up to be a hotbed of protest and calls for social reform and increased social justice by American athletes. As the games grow nearer, track and field star Gwen Berry has made headlines across the country by turning away from the flag during her medal…

Marilyn Monroe statue in Palm Springs

Palm Springs Erects Giant ‘Sexist’ Statue of Marilyn Monroe

Throughout much of her life, and even now, 69 years after her death, Marilyn Monroe is considered a larger-than-life Hollywood icon. And now, thanks to a new 26-foot-tall, 34,000 pound-memorial statue of the actress recently unveiled in Palm Springs, the actress is literally larger than life — but not everyone…

North Carolina

North Carolina Driver Faces Hate Crime Charges After Hitting 2 Black Women With Her Car During a Police Reform Protest

Lisa Michelle O’Quinn of Greenville, North Carolina was arrested after hitting two Black women with her car during an otherwise nonviolent protest over the fatal police shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. in April. Elizabeth City has been the site of near-daily protests for weeks, and tensions in the city grew…