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New Seattle Seahawks running back Carlos Hyde believes that an NFL team signing Colin Kaepernick would show that the lea...
06/11/2020
Colin Kaepernick's signing would show NFL is serious about race issues, says Carlos Hyde

New Seattle Seahawks running back Carlos Hyde believes that an NFL team signing Colin Kaepernick would show that the league is serious about doing its part to improve issues of racial inequality.

New Seattle Seahawks running back Carlos Hyde believes that an NFL team signing Colin Kaepernick would show that the league is serious about racism.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that most people across the globe are still at risk of coronavirus in...
06/11/2020
WHO warns most people still at risk of coronavirus infection as mass gatherings resume worldwide

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that most people across the globe are still at risk of coronavirus infection and that the biggest threat to further spread is complacency, as mass gatherings resume in countries worldwide.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that most people across the globe are still at risk of coronavirus infection and remains a threat.

BREAKING: NASCAR bans the confederate flag at all races and tracks. 11 states that renounced their existing agreement wi...
06/10/2020

BREAKING: NASCAR bans the confederate flag at all races and tracks. 11 states that renounced their existing agreement with others of the United States in 1860–1861 and attempted to establish a new nation in which the authority of the central government would be strictly limited and the institution of slavery would be protected.

Two radio hosts in upstate New York were fired after making racist comments during a live broadcast Tuesday.
06/08/2020
Two New York radio hosts fired over racist comments

Two radio hosts in upstate New York were fired after making racist comments during a live broadcast Tuesday.

Two radio hosts in upstate New York were fired after making racist comments during a live broadcast Tuesday. During a discussion about recent violence.

Several protesters and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the federal use of...
06/08/2020
Protesters, ACLU sue over use of force at White House ahead of Trump's church visit

Several protesters and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the federal use of force to disperse a peaceful protest in Washington, DC.

Several protesters and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the federal use of force to disperse a peace protests in DC.

‪BREAKING: New York City mayor lifts curfew ‘immediately’ following multiple nights of peaceful protests‬
06/07/2020

‪BREAKING: New York City mayor lifts curfew ‘immediately’ following multiple nights of peaceful protests‬

As anger and heartbreak have swept across America over the killing of yet another black man at the hands of police, CNN ...
06/05/2020
CNN and 'Sesame Street' to host a town hall addressing racism

As anger and heartbreak have swept across America over the killing of yet another black man at the hands of police, CNN and Sesame Street are refocusing their second town hall to address racism.

As anger and heartbreak have swept across America over the killing of yet another black man at the hands of police, CNN and "Sesame Street" address racism.

President Donald Trump is facing an unprecedented revolt from the elite corps of ex-military leaders and presidents over...
06/05/2020
Military leaders condemn Trump over protest response

President Donald Trump is facing an unprecedented revolt from the elite corps of ex-military leaders and presidents over his brazen response to mass protests and inflaming of racial divides.

President Donald Trump is facing an unprecedented revolt from the elite corps of ex-military leaders and presidents over his brazen response to protests.

WATCH LIVE: George Floyd Memorial Service LIVE from Minneapolis http://blackne.ws/e1481 #georgefloyd #georgiafloydmemori...
06/04/2020

WATCH LIVE: George Floyd Memorial Service LIVE from Minneapolis http://blackne.ws/e1481

#georgefloyd #georgiafloydmemorial

Former President Barack Obama urged Americans on Wednesday to use the urgency of the George Floyd protests to spark “rea...
06/04/2020
Barack Obama Talked about Police-Brutality Protests on Livestream

Former President Barack Obama urged Americans on Wednesday to use the urgency of the George Floyd protests to spark “real change” in the United States.

Former President Barack Obama urged Americans on Wednesday to use the urgency of the George Floyd protests to spark "real change" in the United States.

Black News Alerts is investigating multiple reports surrounding a shooting in Crown Heights Brooklyn last night. NYPD ha...
06/03/2020

Black News Alerts is investigating multiple reports surrounding a shooting in Crown Heights Brooklyn last night. NYPD has confirmed that at least 10 officers fired at an assailant after verbal commands were given to drop a weapon. Local citizens report otherwise.

In care for our community, we have decided not to share video related to this incident. Submitted footage does not show the body though it includes multiple audible gunshots. We will continue to speak with eyewitnesses and locals in addition to NYPD to learn the truth.

Updates will be available at blacknewsalerts.com and in the BNA app blackne.ws/app

#crownheights #brooklyn #NYPD #shooting

‪Republican Congressman Steve King, a career racist, has lost his seat in Congress following a primary in Iowa  #gop #Io...
06/03/2020

‪Republican Congressman Steve King, a career racist, has lost his seat in Congress following a primary in Iowa #gop #Iowa ‬

Minneapolis Public Schools has cut ties with city police after George Floyd's death.  It's unclear if other school distr...
06/03/2020

Minneapolis Public Schools has cut ties with city police after George Floyd's death. It's unclear if other school districts will follow.

The findings of the new autopsy were unveiled Monday by Floyd family lawyer Benjamin Crump at a briefing along with the ...
06/02/2020
Independent autopsy finds George Floyd died of asphyxia

The findings of the new autopsy were unveiled Monday by Floyd family lawyer Benjamin Crump at a briefing along with the doctors who performed the examination.

The findings of the new autopsy were unveiled Monday by Floyd family lawyer Benjamin Crump at a briefing along with the doctors who performed the exam.

Virtually every major city in the US has been consumed by protests for nearly a week, following the brutal death of Geor...
06/02/2020
Federal Government's Response to Protests, Donald Trump Hides in Bunker

Virtually every major city in the US has been consumed by protests for nearly a week, following the brutal death of George Floyd after a police officer knelt on his neck for eight minutes.

Virtually every major city in the US has been consumed by protests and curfews for nearly a week, following the brutal death of George Floyd by police

WATCH LIVE: Joint Press Conference for Morehouse and Spelman students tased by Atlanta Police Department
06/01/2020

WATCH LIVE: Joint Press Conference for Morehouse and Spelman students tased by Atlanta Police Department

WATCH LIVE: Joint Press Conference for Morehouse and Spelman students tased by Atlanta Police Department: http://bit.ly/2m5DAlQ

06/01/2020

‪Protesters in NYC advance to Manhattan from Brooklyn occupying the Manhattan Bridge #NYC #nycprotests #brooklynprotest ‬

06/01/2020

‪Police begin to mobilize against protesters in DC, ahead of 11 pm curfew #DCProtests ‬

BREAKING: NYC Mayor de Blasio's daughter arrested amid New York City protests
06/01/2020

BREAKING: NYC Mayor de Blasio's daughter arrested amid New York City protests

At least seven people were shot as hundreds of protesters in downtown Louisville gathered to demand justice for Breonna ...
06/01/2020
Breonna Taylor protest in Louisville draws hundreds; at least 7 shot

At least seven people were shot as hundreds of protesters in downtown Louisville gathered to demand justice for Breonna Taylor last week.

At least seven people were shot as hundreds of protesters in downtown Louisville gathered to demand justice for Breonna Taylor, who was shot in March.

Mayor Jacob Frey said he made the call to evacuate police officers from the 3rd Precinct before rioters set the building...
06/01/2020
Rioters set Minneapolis police precinct on fire, George Floyd's protests continue

Mayor Jacob Frey said he made the call to evacuate police officers from the 3rd Precinct before rioters set the building on fire Thursday night as protests continued to boil over in Minneapolis after the death of George Floyd.

Mayor Jacob Frey said he made the call to evacuate police officers from the 3rd Precinct before rioters set the building on fire in Thursday night protests.

The CNN sign, a major Atlanta tourist attraction and visible signage for the CNN World Headquarters has been repainted a...
05/31/2020

The CNN sign, a major Atlanta tourist attraction and visible signage for the CNN World Headquarters has been repainted after protestors defaced it during a protest on Friday.

05/31/2020

Submitted footage shows NYPD vehicles ramming into protesters. Many attest protests were “peaceful” until officers arrived. #GeorgeFloyd #protests

05/30/2020

George Floyd's brother says his conversation with Trump wasn’t really a conversation:

"It was so fast, he didn't give me the opportunity to even speak...I was trying to talk to him but he just kept, like, pushing me off"

05/30/2020

‪Trump calls George Floyd's death a "grave tragedy," says that he’s an “ally” and added that he spoke with Floyd's family yesterday.‬

05/30/2020
Trump: MAGA loves Black People

BREAKING: Trump says “MAGA loves Black people.”

These statements were given after the president made light remarks about the nationwide protests last night.

The United States and China clashed over Hong Kong at the United Nations on Wednesday after Beijing opposed a request by...
05/29/2020
U.S. and China fight at United Nations over Hong Kong

The United States and China clashed over Hong Kong at the United Nations on Wednesday after Beijing opposed a request by Washington for the Security Council to meet over China’s plan to impose new national security legislation on the territory.

The United States and China clashed over Hong Kong at the United Nations on Wednesday after Beijing opposed a request by Washington for a Council meeting.

Due to recent events, President Donald Trump is set to announce an executive order against social media companies on Thu...
05/29/2020
Trump is set to announce an executive order against social media companies

Due to recent events, President Donald Trump is set to announce an executive order against social media companies on Thursday, days after Twitter called two of his tweets “potentially misleading”.

Due to recent events, President Donald Trump is set to announce an executive order against social media companies on Thursday, days after Twitter noticed.

As hundreds of protesters confronted police in downtown Minneapolis Tuesday night, following the death of George Floyd, ...
05/29/2020
George Floyd's family calls for Minneapolis police officers to be charged

As hundreds of protesters confronted police in downtown Minneapolis Tuesday night, following the death of George Floyd, the family now speaks out as peaceful protests quickly escalate into violent clashes.

As hundreds of protesters clashed with police in downtown Minneapolis Tuesday night, following the death of George Floyd and the family speaks out.

The Pentagon’s former top watchdog, whom President Trump replaced last month, has resigned from the inspector general’s ...
05/29/2020
Pentagon watchdog resigns after being sidelined by Trump

The Pentagon’s former top watchdog, whom President Trump replaced last month, has resigned from the inspector general’s office, officials announced on Tuesday.

The Pentagon’s former top watchdog, whom President Trump replaced last month, has resigned from the inspector general’s office, announced on Tuesday.

05/29/2020
Unmuted Nation

BREAKING: Minnesota police arrest CNN reporter and camera crew as they report from protests in Minneapolis

BREAKING: Minnesota police arrest CNN reporter and camera crew as they report from protests in
Minneapolis on LIVE TV

‪BREAKING: Minneapolis Police Department's 3rd Precinct on fire as riots continue‬
05/29/2020

‪BREAKING: Minneapolis Police Department's 3rd Precinct on fire as riots continue‬

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