Tag Archives: Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter Awarded Swedish Peace Prize

28 May

BLM-3Three women founded Black Lives Matter in 2014, In 2017 they will be honored by the Swedish Peace Foundation.


 

Why Fox News must destroy #BlackLivesMatter

3 Sep

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Fox News has launched an all out propaganda war against the #BlackLivesMatter Movement. The network is trying to blame the recent deaths of police officers on the movement, and trying to make a case that #BlackLivesMatter is putting officers lives at risk by changing the atmosphere in which cops must now work. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/09/why-fox-news-must-destroy.html

Sandra Bland speaking on Black Lives Matter

21 Jul

Sandra Bland speaking on Black Lives Matter

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Before her death in a Texas jail under mysterious circumstances, Sandra Bland made a video discussing Black Lives Matter. Check out her thoughts on Black Lives Matter here: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/07/sandra-bland-speaking-on-black-lives.html

Billboard puts spin on Black Lives Matter

15 Jun

Billboard puts spin on Black Lives Matter

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Civil rights activist Fred Davis has posted a billboard in Tennessee which reads “Black lives matter. So let’s quit killing each other.” Check out this report focusing on Fred Davis and the billboard at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/06/billboard-puts-spin-on-black-lives.html

Georgia cop speaks out against bad cops and speaks up for the good ones

15 Jun

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Billy Ray Fields, an African American police officer in Georgia has posted a video doing something that can quickly ease tensions between African American communities and cops. Fields admits that there are bad cops and hopes that they are kicked off the force. What’s sad is that he also admits that speaking out could hurt his career although he also speaks up for good cops. Check out the video – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/06/georgia-cop-speaks-out-against-bad-cops.html

Wisconsin students march on state capitol demanding justice for Tony Robinson

10 Mar

wisconsinOver 1,500 high school and college students marched to the capitol building in Madison Wisconsin, and then peacefully entered to protest the police shooting of teenager Tony Robinson. Watch the inspiring video – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/03/wisconsin-students-march-on-state.html

Black Lives Matter: Have you heard the case of Brittany Overstreet

1 Mar

Brittany-Overstreet-2The 17-year-old, Brittany Overstreet claims she was beaten by a school resource officer over a false allegation that she was carrying mace. When searching for the mace there was an altercation that left her with a broken jaw and other injuries. No mace was found and to top it off Brittany was the one charged with attacking the officer. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/03/black-lives-matter-have-you-heard-case.html

Pres. Obama marks 3rd anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death

27 Feb

obamabarack_022615gettyPresident Obama on Thursday commemorated the third anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old black high school student shot dead in Florida by a neighborhood watch volunteer. Read more – http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/02/res-obama-marks-3rd-anniversary-of.html

HBO Acquires ‘3 1/2 Minutes’ Doc on Jordan Davis Shooting

1 Feb

HBO Acquires ‘3 1/2 Minutes’ Doc on Jordan Davis Shooting

HBO has licensed U.S. television rights to director Marc Silver’s “3 1/2 Minutes,”. The film centers on the 2012 shooting death of black teenager Jordan Davis at a Florida gas station and the subsequent trial of his killer, Michael Dunn. – Learn more and see the movie trailer at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/01/hbo-acquires-3-12-minutes-doc-on-jordan.html

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Sheriff to take over probe of police shooting death of Tamir Rice

3 Jan

Sheriff to take over probe of police shooting death of Tamir Rice

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Cleveland has transferred its investigation into the fatal police shooting of a 12-year-old boy to the Cuyahoga County sheriff’s department, city officials said on Friday. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/01/sheriff-to-take-over-probe-of-police.html