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Black Lives Matter DENIES launching UK political party after application is made

The plinth of Winston Churchill's statue is defaced with the words (Churchill)

Black Lives Matter UK today denied launching a UK political party after an application by another group was made in its name.    The Electoral Commission published ‘names, descriptions and emblems’ which it is currently considering as part of its assessment process. This included an application for a political party under the name Black Lives Matter, the…

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Illinois officer who shot, killed Black man fired from police force – National

Illinois officer who shot, killed Black man fired from police force - National

WAUKEGAN, Ill. — A suburban Chicago police officer who fatally shot a Black man who was a passenger in a vehicle and wounded the Black female driver has been fired, the department’s officials announced late Friday. In a brief statement, Waukegan Police Chief Wayne Walles said the unidentified officer committed “multiple policy and procedure violations.”…

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Trump avoids speaking on Black experiences of racism in second U.S. debate – National

Trump avoids speaking on Black experiences of racism in second U.S. debate - National

U.S. President Donald Trump avoided answering a question about whether he understands why Black American parents fear for their children during the second U.S. presidential debate. When asked by moderator Kristen Welker to speak directly to Black families about “the talk” — telling their children to be careful to avoid violence at the hand of…

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White BLM protester called black officer ‘pet n****r’, claims black MP

Women and equalities minister Kemi Badenoch warned that teaching pupils that white privilege was fact was breaking the law

A white Black Lives Matter protester called a black police officer guarding Downing Street a ‘pet n****r’, a top Tory minister claimed in Parliament yesterday. Repeating the racial slur word-for-word in a Commons debate on Black History Month, Kemi Badenoch, who is black, urged Labour to condemn ‘many of the actions’ of Black Lives Matter…

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Trump supporter coughs on BLM protesters and yells ‘Black lives don’t matter’

Shocking video showing a Trump supporter coughing on Black Lives Matter protesters is going viral on the internet - and the perpetrator appears to be unrepentant

Trump supporter coughs on BLM protesters and yells ‘Black lives don’t matter’ during shocking standoff in Utah – and he STANDS by his actions in a Facebook post Incident occurred in Kanab, Utah on Saturday as a group gathered for a Black Lives Matter march The Trump supporter identified himself as ‘Robert Brisette’ in video filmed…

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U.S. families seek new investigations into police killings of Black men – National

Click to play video 'Black Lives Matter: Three steps to creating radical and systemic change'

RICHMOND, Va. — One man died after a police officer in New York state told him to move his illegally parked car. Another, in the midst of a mental health crisis, was fatally shot by an officer on a Virginia highway. A third man died in Oklahoma after a struggle with police. His last words…

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COMMENTARY: How Black classical musicians are building communities to support each other – National

Click to play video 'Jully Black and Mesha Brueggergosman on their new musical'

Music has been significant for many during COVID-19 isolation, and in these same months, Black musicians have amplified the momentum of the Black Lives Matter movement. While pop or hip hop music are genres whose agility and responsiveness make them natural sites for popular commentary, this threatens to neglect other arenas of music-making. Story continues…

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Guelph Black Heritage Society receives $5,000 for #ChangeStartsNow campaign – Guelph

Guelph Black Heritage Society receives $5,000 for #ChangeStartsNow campaign - Guelph

The Guelph Black Heritage Society says it has received $5,000 for its #ChangeStartsNow educational campaign. The funding is from the Guelph Community Foundation and Guelph Historical Society. Read more: Guelph Black Heritage Society raising money for #ChangeStartsNow campaign The grant will support a key pillar in the heritage society’s campaign, which is the development of…

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Britain’s Got Talent’s Alesha Dixon defiantly shows off her Black Lives Matter necklace in new video

Defiant: Alesha Dixon hit back at critics as she defiantly showed off her Black Lives Matter necklace in a new Instagram video posted on Sunday

Alesha Dixon hit back at critics as she defiantly showed off her Black Lives Matter necklace in a new Instagram video posted on Sunday. The judge, 42, sparked controversy on Saturday’s pre-recorded Britain’s Got Talent semi-final as she divided viewers by wearing the statement item of jewellery. It comes after ITV rolled out full-page ads in solidarity…

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BLM activist in Indiana admits to being a race faker after posing as a black person for years

Satchuel Cole, born Jennifer Lynn Benton, admitted in a Facebook post to having 'taken up space as a Black person while knowing I am white'.

A community activist who campaigned for racial justice has outed herself as a race faker after posing as a black person for years despite being white. Satchuel Cole, born Jennifer Lynn Benton, admitted in a Facebook post to having ‘taken up space as a Black person while knowing I am white’.  The activist, from Indianapolis, was…

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White SUV driver is charged for ‘mowing down a Black Lives Matter protester’

White SUV driver is charged for 'mowing down a Black Lives Matter protester'

A North Carolina man was arrested Monday after footage showed an SUV running over a Black Lives Matter protester during a rally in Tennessee on Saturday.  Jared Benjamin Lafer, 37, handed himself in to police and was charged with one count of aggravated assault, officials said. A clip posted to Facebook over the weekend had shown…

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Black man shot by LA deputies ‘made a motion towards the firearm,’ police say – National

Black man shot by LA deputies ‘made a motion towards the firearm,’ police say - National

A Black man was shot and killed by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies after he was stopped for a traffic violation while riding a bike, then ran from police, punched one officer and then “made a motion” toward a gun on the ground, authorities said. The Monday afternoon shooting death of Dijon Kizzee in South…

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Hundreds of supporters at Black Lives Matter London protest to ‘defund the police’ – London

Black Lives Matter London

Hundreds gathered in Victoria Park on Saturday to support Black Lives Matter London’s protest calling to defund the police. The protest was one of several to happen across the country as part of a countrywide call to action to defund the police in favour of putting more funding towards community services like mental health and…

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Pauline Hanson slams Black Lives Matter protesters as ‘thugs and bullies’

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Pauline Hanson has slammed Black Lives Matter protesters as ‘thugs and bullies’ after a video emerged of the group descending on a woman eating at a cafe on Monday night.  The video shows the protesters heckling Lauren B. Victor, 49, at a Washington D.C restaurant after she refused to raise her fist at the command…

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