Ron Perlman has challenged Ted Cruz, Texas senator to a fight and has offered to donate $50,000 in support of Black Lives Matter should Cruz agree to the match.
Ted Cruz's spokesperson says he took off his face mask while he was eating or drinking. American Airlines has reminded the senator about its rules.
China announced sanctions against U.S. officials including Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, in a largely symbolic retaliation over legislation intended to punish Beijing for its treatment of ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang region.
The NFL, NBA and others have announced a variety of changes.
A violent clash happened between BLM protesters and pro-police supporters in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
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The video claimed BLM “is a cult.”
“We need change. We need justice for the Black community.”
The country artists are "regretful and embarrassed."
July is BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) Mental Health Month, also referred to as Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. As millions around the world stand in solidarity to amplify the Black Lives Matter movement, one thing is clear: Black mental health needs to matter, too. Historically, mental health in the Black community has been a taboo topic. The stigma surrounding needing help, coupled with the trauma of systemic racism and COVID-19 has caused many Black Americans to suffer from a range of issues, including anxiety and depression. To further discuss the stress that comes with being Black in America, Yahoo Life spoke with five Black public figures, who are raising awareness on the importance of seeking therapy or other forms of treatment for mental health, and how to navigate this current social climate.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio grabbed a roller Thursday to paint Black Lives Matter in front of the namesake Manhattan tower of President Donald Trump, who tweeted last week that the street mural would be “a symbol of hate.”
Major companies are continuing their commitments to the Black Lives Matter movement with scholarships aiding Black and POC students.
Even before the 2016 election, New York City’s Trump Tower has been a site of protest, with people gathering on Fifth Avenue to protest everything from gun violence to the nomination of Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh. As of today, though, this stretch of Fifth Avenue will look a little different, thanks to the addition of the words “Black Lives Matter” painted in giant, yellow letters on the street directly in front of Trump’s Midtown Manhattan building.Earlier this month, Mayor Bill de Blasio authorized the mural to be painted in front of the Trump headquarters, and the project kicked off today with Mayor de Blasio painting alongside dozens of city employees. Predictably, Trump is against the mayor’s plans. In a tweet on July 1, Trump said, “NYC is cutting Police $’s by ONE BILLION DOLLARS, and yet the @NYCMayor is going to paint a big, expensive, yellow Black Lives Matter sign on Fifth Avenue, denigrating this luxury Avenue.” Trump also called the move to paint the sign as something that will “further antagonize New York’s finest,” referring to the NYPD, and said that the words Black Lives Matter are a “symbol of hate.”In response to the president, Mayor de Blasio said, “President Trump said we would be denigrating the luxury of Fifth Avenue. Let me tell you: we’re not denigrating anything, we are liberating Fifth Avenue, we are uplifting Fifth Avenue.” New York is not alone in painting Black Lives Matter in large, bright letters on city streets — a similar painting exists just outside of the White House in Washington, D.C. Proponents of these signs say they send a serious message of solidarity, and communicate that local leaders and communities are prioritizing the anti-racist movement. And, the decision to make the message inescapable to Trump, in particular, is important considering that the Black Lives Matter movement has sustained many attacks from the president, who recently called protesters “hoodlums” for trying to take down racist statues. Of course, affixing murals in Trump’s periphery is not a solution or real response to the ongoing crisis of police brutality in America — and many activists don’t support the murals at all. After the Black Lives Matter mural was painted outside of the White House, the D.C. chapter of the Black Lives Matter Global Network called it a “performative distraction from real policy changes.” And let’s not forget that the painting outside of Trump Tower comes after the New York City council voted to change the NYPD budget, but failed to meet protesters’ other demands. Though there are undoubtedly purely performative aspects to this mural, the message to Trump — which is loud and relentless — still stands. Mayor de Blasio has maintained that, “When we say ‘Black Lives Matter’ there is no more American statement, there’s no more patriotic statement, because there is no America without Black America. We are acknowledging the truth in ourselves and in America. By saying ‘Black lives matter’ we are righting a wrong.” It remains to be seen how de Blasio and other local leaders across the country plan to put their words into real action, but all eyes are on them to see if they can make good on their promises.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?The Housing Crisis Is A Black Lives Matter IssueTrump Tweeted A Video In Support Of "White Power"Protests Haven't Led To A Spike In COVID-19 Cases
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At a time when Black trans women are finally being included within the conversations fueling the fight for equality and justice, Jones knows her presence within the movement is vital.
And Donald Trump isn't happy about it.
The couple in the video could be seen cursing at onlookers and shouting "no one wants Black Lives Matter here" and "f---ing keep America great."
Brayla Stone, a Black trans teen, was just 17 years old when she was found dead in a car in Little Rock, Ark., last month. She one of 21 transgender people murdered already this year.
The "Tonight Show" host opened the show with an emotional and heartfelt message to his viewers.
On Monday, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon returned to their studio at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City for the first time since suspending production due to COVID-19 in March. Fallon opened the show with a heartfelt message to his viewers, saying, "As a New Yorker, I want to say thank you to everyone who helped get us back to where we are now, wearing masks, social distancing, washing hands, quarantining, it all helps. To all the states going through the tough parts right now, our friends in Florida, Arizona, Texas, California, all over the south, I know how hard it is and I'm not going to lie to you. It's rough." "I'm here to show you there is a light at the end of the tunnel if we all do our part to keep each other safe. I don't know if anyone else feels this way but, normalcy, any type of normalcy, feels great. So, hopefully we can put a smile on your face for an hour every night and let you sit back and relax while we try to bring you a little bit of normal. These are the hardest times to do comedy, but they're also the times we need it the most. Maybe that's why comedy was invented," said Fallon, who got a little emotional. Fallon also shared the precautions he and his team are taking to put on the safest show possible, as he explained that everyone in the studio had tested negative for COVID, and were wearing masks and face shields, while standing six feet apart. "We are taking this seriously, and I want to thank NBC for doing a good job making sure everyone here feels safe. Just to walk through my day, when I got in this morning I had a temperature check, I did the nose swab test, the one that goes all the way up into your brain. I didn't know at the same time you can get a COVID test and a colonoscopy," joked Fallon. There was no live audience, and Fallon's guests, Charlize Theron and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, streamed their interviews from the safety of their own homes. Regardless, Fallon was so excited to be back in the studio, that he closed out his opening monologue breaking out into song and doing what he does best – making us, and even himself, laugh.
With systemic racism and police brutality being at the forefront of the national consciousness, Theron felt it was a topic she needed to discuss with them.
On Monday, Charlize Theron appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where she opened up about some of the difficult discussion about racism she has had with her two daughters. Jackson Theron (age 7) and August Theron (age 5) are both Black. With systemic racism and police brutality being at the forefront of the nation, Theron felt it was a topic she needed to discuss with them. “I feel that this is such an important moment for them, for all of us,” said Theron. “I wanted them to have an awareness of how unfair and how unjust all of this is.”