Saturday, August 15, 2020

Tag "Black Lives Matter"

    Breaking the cycle of silence on social media and beyond

Breaking the cycle of silence on social media and beyond

By CYNTHIA UMEZULIKE The murder of 46-year-old George Floyd sparked outrage and protests in 550 places across the United States. The avoidable death of George Floyd was not the first incident of discriminatory policing culminating in murder. Similar unexplainable faith met Breonna Taylor 26, Atatiana Jefferson 28, Aura Rosa 40, Stephon Clark 22, Philando Castille 32, Alton Sterling 37, Fressie Grey [...]

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    ‘Nigerian’ officer involved in George Floyd’s death joined the police to fight racism

‘Nigerian’ officer involved in George Floyd’s death joined the police to fight racism

Alex Kueng, one of the officers being charged for their involvement in George Floyd's death, has Nigerian roots, according to The New York Times . Floyd died in Minneapolis in May after a police officer kneeled on his neck for eight minutes with the deceased repeatedly saying he could not breathe. Kueng, aged 26, was reported to have been the youngest and [...]

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    Open letter to my kins: We must rally to pull down systemic racism

Open letter to my kins: We must rally to pull down systemic racism

BY OSASU IGBINEDION Dear Queens and Kings,   The wind is finally behind us. After centuries of discrimination and racial injustice, the world is now waking up to our reality as black people. As a Black woman living in the African continent, Nigeria to be specific (which is the most populous black nation in the world), I feel a little relieved that [...]

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    Burnley condemn banner flown over Etihad Stadium during Man City clash

Burnley condemn banner flown over Etihad Stadium during Man City clash

Burnley, an English Premier League (EPL) club, have issued a strongly worded statement, after a plane carrying what appeared to be an offensive banner flew over the Etihad Stadium during Monday's match against Manchester City. A helicopter with a banner inscribed with the words “White Lives Matter Burnley” flew over the stadium before City strolled to a 5-0 win over Burnley. The [...]

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    DOWNLOAD: J. Cole addresses Black Lives Matter in ‘Snow On Tha Bluff’

DOWNLOAD: J. Cole addresses Black Lives Matter in ‘Snow On Tha Bluff’

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    Nigerian-American activist found dead days after revealing she was molested

Nigerian-American activist found dead days after revealing she was molested

The Tallahassee police department (TPD) in the US says it arrested a suspect over the death of Oluwatoyin Salau, a 19-year-old Nigerian-American activist. Salau, who was actively involved in the 'Black Lives Matter' protests, had gone missing nine days before she was found dead. "Investigators have identified the victims in this case as missing persons Oluwatoyin Salau, 19, and Victoria Sims, 75," [...]

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    Statue of late Belgian king pulled down during protest triggered by George Floyd’s death

Statue of late Belgian king pulled down during protest triggered by George Floyd’s death

A statue of Leopold II, king of Belgium, was taken down in Antwerp after it was defaced by protesters on Tuesday. Leopold was king of the Belgians from 1865 to 1909. During his rule, he oversaw a genocide in the Congo in which over 10 million Africans were reportedly killed. The statue was targetted amid global anti-racism protests following the killing of George [...]

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    WATCH: Protesters dance to Burna Boy’s ‘Ye’ during Black Lives Matter rallies in UK, Germany

WATCH: Protesters dance to Burna Boy’s ‘Ye’ during Black Lives Matter rallies in UK, Germany

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    US embassy in Nigeria joins protest against George Floyd’s death

US embassy in Nigeria joins protest against George Floyd’s death

The United States embassy in Nigeria has protested against the killing of George Floyd, a black-American, in the US. [...]

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    ‘Together we must do better’ — DJ Cuppy joins George Floyd’s protesters in London

‘Together we must do better’ — DJ Cuppy joins George Floyd’s protesters in London

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    ‘You’re the kind of customer I’m happy to lose’ – Bezos replies man who queried Amazon’s support for Black Lives Matter

‘You’re the kind of customer I’m happy to lose’ – Bezos replies man who queried Amazon’s support for Black Lives Matter

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    BTS donates $1m to Black Lives Matter

BTS donates $1m to Black Lives Matter

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    AU warns Africans: Don’t travel to the US… it’s unstable

AU warns Africans: Don’t travel to the US… it’s unstable

The African Union (AU) has issued a travel advisory warning African citizens of the instability in the United States of America (USA). The advisory, which was released on Monday, October 3, noted that the AU can provide limited emergency services to African citizens in the USA. [...]

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    Black Lives Matters protesters shut runway of London City Airport

Black Lives Matters protesters shut runway of London City Airport

All flights at London City Airport were disrupted after protesters from The Black Lives Matter UK movement gained access to the runway. According to the BBC, The Metropolitan Police said it was called to the site after nine protesters erected a tripod and "locked themselves together" on the runway. All nine were removed and arrested. The airport said inbound flights were diverted. The [...]

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