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NBA returns with players, coaches, refs kneeling during national anthem – National

1596163192 NBA returns with players coaches refs kneeling during national anthem  - Black Lives Matter

Black players were next to white players. Coaches from one team were next to their compatriots from the opposing side. Many locked arms with the man next to them, some shut their eyes tightly, a few including LeBron James briefly raising a fist into the air or pointing skyward. The NBA had a strong, powerful […]

Portland police find rifle magazines, Molotov cocktails as protests intensify – National

Portland police find rifle magazines Molotov cocktails as protests intensify  - Black Lives Matter

A bag containing loaded rifle magazines and Molotov cocktails was found at a park near where protests have erupted for two months in Portland, Oregon, following the death of George Floyd, police said. A photo of the items was shared in a tweet from police late Sunday saying someone pointed out the bag to officers […]

Edmonton’s first Black-Owned Market sees outpour of community support – Edmonton

1595807772 Edmontons first Black Owned Market sees outpour of community support  - Black Lives Matter

Edmonton’s first Black-Owned Market saw a massive outpouring of community support Saturday. The event featured Black business owners and creators gathered in one area so people in the city could connect with Edmonton vendors they might not otherwise have stumbled across. “We want everybody to really come,” said Rochelle Ignacio, co-organizer of BOM YEG. “We […]

Judge lifts gag order in case against officers charged with George Floyd’s death – National

Judge lifts gag order in case against officers charged with  - Black Lives Matter

A Minnesota judge on Tuesday lifted a gag order in the criminal case against four former officers charged in death of George Floyd, but said he would take under advisement a news media coalition’s request to make body camera footage more widely available. In announcing his ruling, Hennepin County District Court Judge Peter Cahill said […]

Quebec movement demands action against sexual violence, support for survivors – Montreal

Quebec movement demands action against sexual violence support for survivors  - Black Lives Matter

Hundreds of people gathered in a downtown Montreal park Sunday to demand action against sexual violence after a wave of online testimonials sparked a provincewide conversation about abuse, harassment and assault. One of them, Marlihan Lopez, had a simple message for survivors of sexual violence who have been sharing their experiences on social media in […]

Portland mayor, others call on Trump to pull U.S. troops from city amid protests – National

Portland mayor others call on Trump to pull US troops  - Black Lives Matter

The mayor of Portland demanded Friday that President Donald Trump remove militarized federal agents he deployed to the city after some detained people on streets far from federal property they were sent to protect. “Keep your troops in your own buildings, or have them leave our city,” Mayor Ted Wheeler said at a news conference. […]

Black Lives Matter painted on Montreal’s Sainte-Catherine Street East – Montreal

1594800638 Black Lives Matter painted on Montreals Sainte Catherine Street East  - Black Lives Matter

Armed with spray paint cans, brushes and rollers, community activists and others hit Sainte-Catherine Street East in downtown Montreal to paint ‘Black Lives Matter‘ in French and English stretching an entire block between Saint-Hubert and Saint-André streets. Organizers say they are trying to draw awareness to the racial inequalities and injustices Black people face. “This […]

Violence rises in U.S. cities amid coronavirus, anti-racism protests, unemployment – National

Violence rises in US cities amid coronavirus anti racism protests unemployment  - Black Lives Matter

Still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic and street protests over the police killing of George Floyd, exhausted cities around the nation are facing yet another challenge: a surge in shootings that has left dozens dead, including young children. The spike defies easy explanation, experts say, pointing to the toxic mix of issues facing America in 2020: an unemployment […]

Statue of Christopher Columbus toppled by protesters in Baltimore – National

1593962991 Statue of Christopher Columbus toppled by protesters in Baltimore  - Black Lives Matter

By Staff The Associated Press Posted July 5, 2020 11:28 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Baltimore protesters pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it into the city’s Inner Harbor on Saturday night. Demonstrators used ropes to topple the monument near the Little […]

Montreal’s West Island communities rally against racism, police brutality – Montreal

1593910936 Montreals West Island communities rally against racism police brutality  - Black Lives Matter

Hundreds of people gathered at Pierrefonds Community High School on Saturday for a peaceful rally against racism and discrimination. The Montreal Youth Stars Foundation organized the event in the West Island to give the community a chance to speak out. “We felt it was important for their voices to be heard here in the west,” […]