15 great photos of creatively vandalized racist statues from around the world

[ad_1] There’s never been a worse time to be a statue of an old racist dude. The global protests against systemic racism and police brutality, in solidarity with the U.S. Black Lives Matter movement as well as individual nations’ own institutional issues, have been spreading and strengthening since the death of George Floyd, who died…

Powerful Black Lives Matter protests continue into a third weekend

[ad_1] The protests that sprung up after the police killing of George Floyd on May 25 are now in their third weekend, and there’s no sign that they’re slowing down. Crowds gathered in major cities around the country (and the world) while residents in smaller localities also turned out to stand against systemic racism. And…

Keke Palmer unpacks her powerful protest encounter with the National Guard

[ad_1] Over the last few weeks, there have been many emotional, impassioned, and viral moments from the protests against racism and police brutality that have swept America and parts of the globe following the police killing of George Floyd.  One you might have seen, with 26.5 million video views, is Hustlers actor and singer Keke…

Stephen Colbert explains why ‘defund the police’ doesn’t mean no cops at all

[ad_1] Widespread protests against racism and police brutality have now entered their second week, with a poll finding the Black Lives Matter movement has gained increasing popularity. As Late Show host Stephen Colbert noted on Tuesday, 53 percent of registered voters now support the cause, up from 42 percent at the end of April. “So…

The 1033 program takes center stage again, as militarized police make headlines – TechCrunch

[ad_1] The killing of George Floyd and the nationwide protests that resulted have been a major wake-up call for many with regards to the role of policing in the United States. Yesterday, Floyd’s hometown of Minneapolis announced plans to dismantle the city’s police department via a veto-proof majority in the city council. Among the factors…

Alicia Keys’ strong commencement speech recognizes ‘the most powerful time to be coming of age’

[ad_1] Alicia Keys has levelled with graduating students who might not feel like celebrating right now, but should honor themselves nonetheless. Students are graduating across America, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and after weeks of protests for racial justice and against police brutality, following the police killing of George Floyd, who died after an officer…

Protesters turned Donald Trump’s #BabyGate fence into beautiful art

[ad_1] The fence Donald Trump had erected around the White House because he’s too cowardly to have protesters exercising their First Amendment rights on his doorstep has been transformed. The barrier that was quickly dubbed #BabyGate has now become something of an art installation for protesters gathered around its perimeter. They may not be able…