Category: Racism

Research Finds Body Cameras Do Not Lead To A Decrease In Police Violence

Following more than a month of anti-police brutality protests, calls continue for more police forces in Canada to adopt body-worn cameras. Many political leaders have been calling for broader use of body-worn cameras on police officers, saying it would provide increased accountability in the wake of global protests against racism and police violence. But the majority of research into the … Read more

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Police Investigating After Vandals Painted A Statue Of Pierre Elliot Trudeau With Blackface

Police say they’re investigating a report that the face of a statue was covered in black paint at Pierre Elliot Trudeau park in Vaughan. York Regional police do not provide any further information in a tweet about the vandalism. But a photo posted on social media shows a life-sized bronze statue of the former prime minister with black paint on Read more

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Atlanta Police Officer Who Killed Rayshard Brooks Charged With Felony Murder

The officer who shot dead Rayshard Brooks has been charged on 11 counts including felony murder, a charge that carries a possible sentence of life without parole or the death penalty.  The charges were announced at a press conference held by Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard.  Former cop Garret Rolfe, 27, has also been charged on several counts of … Read more

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Jagmeet Singh Tossed Out Of The Commons After Calling A Bloc MP Racist

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh got tossed from the House yesterday after he called a Bloc Quebecois MP a racist and refused to apologize. Singh was angered when a New Democrat motion on RCMP discrimination failed to get unanimous consent from the Commons. Alain Therrien would not support the motion. The Speaker ordered Singh … Read more

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Donald Trump Signs Police Reform Order Banning Chokeholds Except When Cops’ Lives Are At Risk

Donald Trump unveiled his police reform executive order yesterday afternoon in the Rose Garden, which includes setting up a register of bad actor cops, as he bashed Barack Obama for not doing something about it during his tenure.  The president’s plan will ban police from using chokeholds except for in instances when their lives are at risk and will set … Read more

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Band-Aid Launching Range Of Light And Dark Shades To Make Products More Racially Inclusive

Band-Aid is launching a range of bandages in light and dark shades of black and brown to make its products more racially inclusive.… Read more

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Concerned Minneapolis 911 Dispatcher Asked Police Supervisor To Respond To George Floyd Scene

A 911 dispatcher watching real-time footage of George Floyd’s arrest in south Minneapolis last month became concerned about the officers’ behavior and told a police supervisor she didn’t want to “snitch” but thought he should be made aware of the situation, according to an audio recording.  The supervisor promised to “find out” what was happening, but … Read more

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Former Casting Producer For The Bachelor Says Women Were Not Considered If They Were ‘Too Black’

A former casting producer for The Bachelor says that women wearing traditionally black hairstyles like afros and braids were considered “too Black to be contestants” o… Read more

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[Video] Atlanta Man Shot Dead After Incident With Police

An Atlanta police officer has been fired and a second officer placed on administrative duty following the fatal shooting of a black man.  The move was announced by police early yesterday and came shortly after the resignation of the police chief. Police bullets killed 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks. He struggled with police who approached him because he was sleeping in his … Read more

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ABC Casts The First Black Bachelor Lead — Meet Matt James!

ABC listening to the calls to diversify and add a black lead to their popular reality series The Bachelor. This morning on Good Morning America, they made the announcement that they have picked their first male black lead on the show. Matt James … Read more

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Academy Behind The Grammys Are Making Changes To Categories Formally Known As ‘Urban’

The Grammy Awards will look slightly different next year. This time, it’s about new rules and guidelines … Read more

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‘COPS’ Reboot Is Officially Canceled

“Cops” has officially been canceled at Paramount Network.… Read more

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Today Is The Funeral For George Floyd

George Floyd, the black man whose death has inspired a worldwide reckoning over racial injustice will be buried in Houston today. Floyd, who was 46 when he was killed while in Minneapolis police custody, will be carried in a horse-drawn carriage and laid to rest next to his mother.

A judge has ordered bail at $1.25 million dollars for a … Read more

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Hartley Sawyer Fired From ‘The Flash’ Over Re-Surfaced Racist, Misogynistic And Homophobic Tweets

An actor who starred in CW’s The Flash just got fired for some tweets that re-surfaced which were racist, misogynistic, and homophobic in nature. Hartley Sawyer played … Read more

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Terry Crews Faces Backlash Over “Black Supremacy” Tweet

Brooklyn Nine-Nine star and AGT host Terry Crews faced Twitter backlash yesterday after a tweet about race relations he meant to be inspiring turned to controversy.… Read more

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Michael Jordan Pledges $100 Million To Fight Racial Injustice

Michael Jordan and his Jordan Brand pledged $100 million to organizations dedicated to… Read more

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The NFL Apologizes To It’s Players

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday the league should have listened to players earlier about racism concerns in response to NFL players calling on the league to condemn racism and support its black players.  Goodell posted a video to the NFL’s social media on Friday in response to the video “Stronger Together,” which features multiple black NFL players asking the … Read more

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Mourners Prepare For George Floyd’s Funeral As Minneapolis Prepares To Disband It’s Police Department

Mourners in George Floyd’s hometown of Houston will be able to view his casket today, as the series of memorials in his honour reach their final stop. A six-hour public viewing will be held at a local church, with thousands expected to pay their respects, including Joe Biden (the democratic candidate for U.S. president.) Floyd died May 25th after a … Read more

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists Six Ways to Address Police Brutality

One of the most famous scientists in the world stepped out this week to address George Floyd’s death, and the protests that have been going on. Neil deGrasse Tyson wrote an op-ed while he watched thousands of protesters march past his home in New York.  It touches on Colin Kaepernick, Rodney King, the stats behind white privilege, and his own … Read more

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Update On Court Cases Related To The Death Of George Floyd

Defence attorneys say two of three Minneapolis police officers accused of aiding and abetting in the death of George Floyd were rookies barely off probation. They say a more senior white officer ignored Floyd’s cries for help and pressed a knee into his neck. Earl Gray says former officer Thomas Lane had no choice but to follow the instructions of … Read more

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[Video] Buffalo Police Claimed He Tripped – Now Video Has Been Released

There were more protests in America last night and for the most part, they stayed peaceful. Thousands of people in New York City protested the death of George Floyd after the 8pm curfew last night. They gathered in Brooklyn at the site where police used batons against demonstrators on Wednesday. In Buffalo, the police commissioner has suspended two officers following … Read more

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Gabrielle Union Files Harassment Complaint Against NBC And Simon Cowell

Gabrielle Union filed a harassment complaint against NBC and Simon Cowell yesterday. This after results of an outside investigation into… Read more

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[Video] KW Solidarity March Saw Thousands Gather To Support The Black Lives Matter Movement

Last night thousands gathered in Kitchener to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. … Read more

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‘Sesame Street’ Will Host A Special Town Hall With Kids To Talk About Racism

It’s hard for some parents to find words right now when it comes to telling your kids what is going on. … Read more

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Trump Now Has The Highest Disapproval Rating Of Any President … Ever

President Trump has the highest disapproval rating of any president at this point in office, according to a new poll.   Opinion poll analysis website FiveThirtyEight shared numbers showing that Trump’s disapproval rate is at 54 percent, the highest it’s been since October 2019.  “Trump’s disapproval rating has been on the rise again, now up to 54 percent. There were Read more

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Charges Laid Against All 4 Police Officers Involved In George Floyd’s Killing

The three other Minneapolis police officers involved in the arrest that led to the death of George Floyd are now being charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder. Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou … Read more

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A Memorial Will Be Held Today For George Floyd

A private memorial is planned for George Floyd in Minneapolis today, more than a week after his arrest and subsequent death in the custody of local police. Floyd’s killing sparked a series of protests calling for an end to racism and police violence that spread across the U.S. and around the globe. Officials say although the event is private, a … Read more

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UPDATE – Lea Michele Issues Apology For Mistreating Co-Stars After Being Called Out

Lea Michele just lost a huge endorsement and many more might follow after accusations from cast members of GLEE and other productions she has been in. … Read more

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Pepper Spray And Black Lives Matter Shirts Become Amazon Best Sellers

Protest gear is selling like hotcakes on Amazon.  Pepper spray and “Black Lives Matter” merchandise have become some of the e-tailer’s best sellers amid raging demonstrations over the police killing of George Floyd.  A pocket-sized bottle of pepper spray with a keychain attachment was the top-selling item in Amazon’s “Sports & Outdoors” section as of early … Read more

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Black Drivers More Likely To Be Pulled Over During Day

Researchers at Stanford University led the largest-ever study specifically focusing on racial profiling during traffic stops. They say that while black drivers are more likely to be pulled over than white drivers during the day, the shade of night reduces the likelihood that they’ll be stopped because “a veil of darkness” masks their faces.  The term “veil Read more

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The Latest On Anti-Racism Protests And The Death Of George Floyd

Despite an 8pm curfew thousands of defiant demonstrators continued to march through the streets on New York City, late into the night– but much of the recent destruction and looting seems to have been tempered. Mayor Bill de Blasio shifted the citywide curfew from 11pm to the earlier hour, while at the same time rejecting President Trump’s demands that he … Read more

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Blackout Tuesday And Protests In America

This one is all about the protests happening in America, anti-black racism and how all of us can be part of the solution. … Read more

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Floyd Mayweather Is Paying For George Floyd’s Funeral

Flyod Mayweather has stepped up big time following the death of George Floyd. TMZ confirmed that Floyd reached out to the family and offered to pay for all 4 services… Read more

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Another Night Of Protests In America After Trump Called In The Military

Anti-racism and anti-police brutality protests have rocked much of the U.S. for a week now. Yesterday evening, President Trump threatened to deploy the United States military unless states quickly halt the violence that has dogged many of the demonstrations. Shortly after his Rose Garden speech — and ahead of Washington’s curfew — law enforcement officers used tear gas to clear … Read more

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Today Is Blackout Tuesday

Today is blackout Tuesday. The music industry has basically staged a blackout across the board. That means … Read more

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New Nike Campaign Following Death Of George Floyd

Nike has released a new ad on social media urging people to join the fight against racism in America following the death of black man George Floyd.  The brand, famously known for its “just do it” slogan, flipped its catchphrase to “don’t do it” as it delivered a powerful message against police brutality and racism.   “… Read more

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[Video] Twitter Flags Trump Tweet About Last Night’s Violence Related To The Killing Of George Floyd

Police in Minneapolis were forced to abandon their precinct after massive crowds of protesters began to set the building on fire. The thousands of protesters were angry over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died while pleading for air as a white police officer kneeled on his neck. Several other buildings were torched, marking the third night … Read more

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Why The F-Word Is So Satisfying And I Can’t Breathe

Discussing the F-Word, the tragic death of George Floyd, a major airport screw-up, working from home, radio ratings and a very late Canada Post package. … Read more

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Jamie Foxx Defends Jimmy Fallon’s SNL Sketch From 2000

Jamie Foxx has defended Jimmy Fallon after a resurfaced SNL clip from 2000 showed the talk show host impersonating Chris Rock in blackface.   Foxx weighed… Read more

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Investigation Shows No Racial Bias Toward Gabrielle Union While On America’s Got Talent

Hear that? That’s the sound of Simon Cowell breathing a sigh of relief out there somewhere. … Read more

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