Black Lives Matter

ESPN announcer swears off police protection at football games over Breonna Taylor case

Veteran play-by-play man Mark Jones, who calls NBA and college football games for the network, said “I’d rather not have an officer shoot me” in an impassioned series of posts.
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City of Louisville Settles with Breonna Taylor's Family for $12M in Wrongful Death Suit

The city of Louisville, Kentucky, has settled a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old EMT killed by police six months ago.
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Colin Kaepernick Rips NFL for 'Propaganda' and 'Blackballing' Eric Reid

As the NFL becomes more open about social justice messages and promoting equality, Colin Kaepernick is not buying any of it and accused the league of ‘blackballing’ Eric Reid.
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Texans and Chiefs Lock Arms in Moment of Unity on NFL Opening Night

The Texans and Chiefs locked arms in a “moment of unity” prior to Thursday night’s kickoff of the 2020 NFL season. About 16,000 socially-distanced fans were in attendance for opening night at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.
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American Airlines Defends Employees Wearing 'Black Lives Matter' Pin

American Airlines defended employees who wore Black Lives Matters pin. “We are showing our support for our Black colleagues and customers who have experienced discrimination and injustice, not any particular organization,” said the company.
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Naomi Osaka Wearing Elijah McClain Mask at US Open

Naomi Osaka Wears Elijah McClain Mask at US Open

Naomi Osaka Wears Elijah McClain Mask at US Open
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Jacob Blake No Longer Restrained, Guarded in Hospital: Attorney

The Black man shot by a Kenosha, Wisconsin police officer last weekend is no longer shackled and under guard as he tries to recover in a hospital, a defense attorney said Friday.
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Thousands Decry Police Brutality on Anniversary of March On Washington

Thousands of people descended on the nation’s capital on Friday for a major march on the anniversary of the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington.
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Lakers, Clippers Unofficially Vote to Boycott Remainder of 2020 Season: Report

The Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers have reportedly decided to boycott the remainder of the 2020 season in a stunning development as players protest police brutality and injustice against minorities in America.
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NBA Playoff Games and WNBA Games Postponed After Players Boycott in Wake of Blake Shooting

The Milwaukee Bucks and Orlando Magic were not on the floor for their scheduled playoff game on Wednesday, in a reported protest of the recent police shooting of an unarmed black man in Wisconsin.
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