Why we need a Juneteenth holiday | Black Lives Matter

Last year, Juneteenth came to Berlin, Germany. On June 19, about 100 people gathered at the Bethanien – a former hospital in the Berlin district of Kreuzberg that has since the 1970s served as a hub for artists and a presentation platform for contemporary art – to commemorate the emancipation of African American slaves. Given … Read more

St Louis couple who brandished guns at protesters plead guilty | Black Lives Matter News

A Missouri court fines Mark McCloskey and his wife, Patricia, for pointing an assault rifle and handgun at Black Lives Matter protesters last year. Two wealthy American lawyers who earned notoriety by pointing guns at Black Lives Matter (BLM) activists marching past their mansion have pleaded guilty to misdemeanour charges, a court official has said. … Read more

Putin Cites “Disorder” Of Black Lives Matter, Questions Capitol Riot Arrests

Vladimir Putin questioned the legitimacy of arresting the Jan. 6 rioters (File) Geneva: Russian President Vladimir Putin batted away a question about his crackdown on political rivals on Wednesday by saying he was trying to avoid the “disorder” of a popular movement such as Black Lives Matter in the United States. Putin, speaking at a … Read more

U.S. Senate unanimously passes bill that would make Juneteenth a federal holiday – National

The U.S. Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would make Juneteenth, or June 19th, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The bill would lead to Juneteenth becoming the 12th federal holiday. It is expected to easily pass the House, which would send it to President Joe Biden for his … Read more

Newton Public Schools Addresses Two Racial Incidents At Elementary School – CBS Boston

NEWTON (CBS) –In deep blue Newton, it’s easy to find yard signs denouncing racism. So when it was found out a student at Burr Elementary School used a racial slur against a Black student, it set off alarms. “In my experience, with two kids in the system, it’s always been a place that’s welcoming,” said … Read more

Drag March for Change: LGBTQ+ community, allies hold 2nd march in support of Black Lives Matter

CHICAGO (WLS) — After the murder of George Floyd last year Jo MaMa organized the Drag March for Change. “I was just like let’s do this. Let’s get all my drag brothers and sisters together and try to make a change,” they said. On Sunday, hundreds are taking part in the march that supports the … Read more

Teenager who filmed murder given journalism award by Pulitzer board

Mr Frazier could not be reached for comment on Friday, and a lawyer who represented her during the Chauvin trial did not respond to an email from Reuters seeking comment. Her video is widely credited with bringing attention to a police killing that might otherwise not even have made the local news. It has been compared … Read more

The Other Side of the River, Revisited

A few weeks ago, about thirty people assembled under cloudy skies on a bluff overlooking the St. Joseph River, in downtown St. Joseph, Michigan. Eric McGinnis, a Black teen-ager from Benton Harbor, the next town over, mysteriously drowned in the river thirty years earlier, on May 17, 1991, and the people had gathered to honor … Read more

The New Yorker Wins Six National Magazine Awards

On Thursday evening, The New Yorker won six National Magazine Awards, more than any other publication, for its work in 2020. Known as the Ellies—for the elephant-shaped statuettes that are presented to winners—the annual awards are among the top prizes in the magazine industry. The New Yorker took home the award for general excellence and … Read more

Boris Johnson Gifts Joe Biden Mural Photo With A Nod To Black Lives Matter

Boris Johnson and Joe Biden met in Carbis Bay on the eve of the G7 Summit Carbis Bay, England: Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave U.S. President Joe Biden a framed photograph of a British mural depicting Black 19th century abolitionist Frederick Douglass, the British leader’s office said on Thursday. Biden reciprocated by presenting Johnson, a … Read more