In an effort to both show the power of their economic freedom while calling for a Justice Department probe into the shooting death of a Black teenager by a White police officer, Chicago protesters planned a large demonstration on the city’s Magnificent Mile to disrupt the Black Friday holiday.
“A group of White supremacists showed up at the protest, as they have done most nights,” Miski Noor, a media contact for Black Lives Matter told the Star Tribune.
Throughout the night, Minneapolis police claimed, via Twitter, that chemical irritant was dispersed by protesters as they attempted to take down the tarp that separated police from demonstrators. Those on the ground, however, denied the claim, posting photographs and videos of police unleashing the irritant on the crowds.
The shutdown, attended by nearly 300 protesters, began at 7:00 p.m. In the end, 43 adults and eight juveniles were arrested and charged with unlawful assembly and pedestrian on the freeway, the state patrol confirmed.
A local NAACP chapter has announced plans to open up a discrimination hotline for Black students at the University of Missouri.
The students of Yale University used their voices to speak out against several instances of racial injustice on the Ivy League campus.
There are some people in this world that simple aren’t worth responding to.
Occupy Wall Street protesters claim that New York Police Department officers violated their constitutional rights.
Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson is taking his powerful message to the Ivy League this fall. Yale Divinity School announced this weekend that he will…
In Houston, Texas, a high school student was among others participating in a tribute of recently slain Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Gorofth. The student, Fatimah…