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Costa Rican gymnast kneels and raises her fist in floor routine honoring Black Lives Matter

In a nod to Black Lives Matter, Costa Rican gymnast Luciana Alvarado ended her floor routine in Olympic qualifying on one knee, her head back and her right fist thrust straight into the air

In a nod to Black Lives Matter, Costa Rican gymnast Luciana Alvarado ended her floor routine in Olympic qualifying on one knee, her head back and her right fist thrust straight into the air. The 18-year-old said the closing of her routine was choreographed in homage to the BLM movement that spread around the world…

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Black Lives Matter in Utah calls Stars and Stripes ‘a symbol of hate’

The Utah chapter of the Black Lives Matter movement sparked anger on social media during the Fourth of July weekend after it posted a message on Facebook calling the American flag a ¿symbol of hate.¿

The Utah chapter of the Black Lives Matter movement sparked anger on social media during the Fourth of July weekend after it posted a message on Facebook calling the American flag a ‘symbol of hate.’ The head of the organization defended the post, which the group wrote in response to a white supremacist march that…

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Teachers are quizzed after concerns raised in light of the Black Lives Matter movement

The Prevent strategy calls for any use of the programme in schools to be ‘proportionate’

Anti-terror probe over history ‘bias’ in schools: Teachers are quizzed after concerns over Black Lives Matter movement Teachers quizzed by Derby city council after concerns raised in light of BLM The audit took place under the guise of the Government’s Prevent strategy  Said schools should ‘give rounded view of history’ to stop Right-wing extremism  By Daily…

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Sainsbury’s worker, 52, sacked after picking up a cuddly toy and saying ‘Black Lives Matter’

Marian Cunnington, 52, (pictured) picked up a 'Bing' toy - from the leading BBC children's cartoon of the same name - while making price changes at the store in Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Sainsbury’s worker, 52, wins compensation after she was sacked from her 28-year career after picking up a cuddly toy and saying ‘Black Lives Matter’ Marian Cunnington, 52, picked up a ‘Bing’ toy at store in Bridgnorth, Shropshire Made the comment: ‘Should we really be selling this toy? Black Lives Matter’  Price controller Ms Cunnington was suspended…

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Hundreds brave sweltering heat for Black Lives Matter rally in Vancouver

Board votes to remove school resource officers from Guelph’s public schools

Hundreds of people turned out to pressure the city for more action against racism at a Black Lives Matter protest at Vancouver City Hall on Friday. Organizers said the rally was about demanding justice and accountability, and standing in solidarity against white supremacy. It came as former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to…

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Families speak out against police violence at Black Lives Matter Toronto event in Ottawa

Board votes to remove school resource officers from Guelph’s public schools

Several Black and Indigenous families whose loved ones have been harmed and killed by police came together in Ottawa to mark Juneteenth and demand accountability and changes to the justice system. Black Lives Matter Toronto organized the gathering on the steps of the prime minister’s office, where 10 families from across the country shared their…

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Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors is seen publicly for the first time after resigning

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors has been seen out in Los Angeles publicly for the first time

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors has been pictured for the first time since her $3.2 million property portfolio sparked controversy. Cullors, 37, was pictured in Los Angeles Tuesday carrying the book Self Evident Truths: 10,000 Portraits of Queer America – for which she wrote the foreword. The activist recently announced her resignation from the Black Lives…

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Black Lives Matter Fredericton sounds alarm on potential police fund – New Brunswick

Board votes to remove school resource officers from Guelph’s public schools

Municipal police forces are bracing for changes to the New Brunswick Police Act by the government, and one of those changes has caused at least one advocacy group to cry foul. That change aims to create a Municipal Police Assistance Fund. The fund could accept donations from private corporations and individuals. Husoni Raymond, a representative…

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Matter Delights in Music, and Became Bach – Brain Pickings

Matter Delights in Music, and Became Bach

“A rough sound was polished until it became a smoother sound, which was polished until it became music,” Mark Strand wrote in his splendid poem “The Everyday Enchantment of Music,” touching on the materiality of that enchantment: Music is matter dancing in the mind. Music has a profound spiritual power over us — an echo…

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Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors called for the end of Israel in 2015

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors called for an end to the 'imperialist project that's called Israel' at a 2015 panel at Harvard Law School

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors called for the end of Israel in a 2015 panel at the Harvard Law School. In an April 2015 panel hosted by the Human Rights Program at Harvard, entitled ‘Globalizing Ferguson: Radicalized Policing and International Resistance,’ Cullors shared her experience visiting the West Bank and Gaza with a delegation…

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Texas teacher put on leave for ordering yearbooks with Black Lives Matter slogan

Two stickers on the back of the year book - 'Science is real, Black Lives Matter, no human is illegal, love is love, women's rights are human rights, kindness is everything;' the other sticker was a closed fist with the words 'I can't breathe' - riled parents up in North Texas

A North Texas middle school art teacher was put on leave after ordering yearbooks decorated with the slogans ‘Black Lives Matter’ and ‘I can’t breathe.’  Kayla Mick, who works at Downing Middle School in Flower Mound, Texas, outraged parents with the two stickers, which were one of a number included on every yearbook given to…

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Black Lives Matter condemns Israel’s ‘settler colonialism’, declaring ‘solidarity’ with Palestinians

Black Lives Matter has condemned Israel's 'settler colonialism' while declaring 'solidarity with Palestinians' in a statement on Twitter. Protesters are pictured in Minneapolis in April

Black Lives Matter has condemned Israel’s ‘settler colonialism’ while declaring ‘solidarity with Palestinians’ in a statement on Twitter.  The BLM movement said it would ‘continue to advocate for Palestinian liberation’ as it equated the conflict in Gaza to anti-police protests in the US.     The tweet came as thousands of pro-Palestine protesters gathered across the US…

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Cop who posted ‘All Lives Matter’ is being sued by former members of her all-female Mardi Gras crew

Lea, 47, apologized, but refused to embrace 'Black Lives Matter' phrase as members requested

A former cop who formed the first all-female New Orleans Mardi Gras float has been accused of ripping off members to fund her lavish lifestyle. Julie Lea, 47, is being sued by five former members of the ‘Mystic Krewe of Nyx’ for allegedly stealing tens of thousands of dollars from members including, keeping their tips…

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Diversity’s Ashley Banjo calls Black Lives Matter dance routine ‘life-changing’ as it gets BAFTA nod

Proud: Diversity star Ashley Banjo, 32, said he is 'just massively proud' of his group's Black Lives Matter dance routine after it received a BAFTA nomination this week

Diversity star Ashley Banjo said he is ‘massively proud’ of his group’s Black Lives Matter dance routine after it received a BAFTA nomination this week. Appearing on Saturday night’s The Jonathan Ross Show, the dancer, 32, will touch upon the impressive routine, which took place during Britain’s Got Talent in September. He tells host Jonathan,…

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Black Lives Matter golf program opens doors for Nova Scotia youth – Halifax

Black Lives Matter golf program opens doors for Nova Scotia youth - Halifax

Black Lives Matter Golf Nova Scotia was started as a way to introduce BIPOC youth to a new sport while raising social justice issues and educating youth about the Black Lives Matter movement. “Historically (golf) has been underrepresented by BIPOC, it’s been historically white,” said Doug Hill, a committee member with Black Lives Matter Golf…

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