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.
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.”
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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
The protester said he stood in front of the car during a demonstration in the hopes that Reynolds would roll down her window and speak with activists.
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.
As the only Black woman in my office, the Black Lives Matter movement has given me the fuel I’ve long needed to use my authentic voice while at work.
And Donald Trump isn't happy about it.
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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."
Bruce Smith’s “Celebrity Family Feud” answer was so ridiculous that Steve Harvey blurted out, “What the f*** did he say?”
It was a battle of NFL greats on Celebrity Family Feud, Sunday, as current stars took on NFL Hall-of-Famers. One legend in particular, Bruce Smith, provided both host Steve Harvey and viewers with one of the most legendary answers in the game’s history. While playing in the “fast money” round of the game, Smith was asked “If Captain Hook was moonlighting as a handyman, he might replace his hook with what tool?” To which Smith replied, “A hammer.” Unfortunately, his teammate Michael Irvin had already guessed that answer so he was forced to provide a second answer. Smith’s second answer surprised everyone when he immediately followed up with, “A penis.” Harvey had already begun asking the next question when he abruptly stopped and said, “What the f*** did he say?” After several seconds of laughter from the audience and participants, Harvey profusely apologized. “I swear I’m sorry, that just came out,” said Harvey. “I don’t even know where that came from?” Everyone on set found the answer to be hilarious and viewers at home were equally impressed. Many people, from fans to sports personalities, took to Twitter to revel in the hilarious response. Funny answers are common on the gameshow, but this answer was exceptionally hilarious. “Your ass is going on YouTube, though,” Harvey warned Smith. “You're gonna be the greatest clip ever played.” Smith did not earn any points for the obviously incorrect answer, but he did help his team solidify a $25,000 donation to the Professional Athlete Foundation.
Anderson Cooper takes a deep dive into the debate of the removal of confederate monuments.
On 60 Minutes, Anderson Cooper took a deep dive into the debate of the removal of confederate monuments, research that Cooper says CBS began in 2017. During his report, Cooper sat down with Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, who during the recent protests over the future of Monument Avenue, has made it clear he wants the statues taken down. "The monuments are just a symbol of the effort to ensure African Americans stayed, maybe not in physical bondage, but in bondage in political and economically in this country and in this city," said Stoney, who added, "Those who chose to erect those monuments, and the figures who are glorified in those monuments, they made some serious attempts to ensure that people who look like me would never hold any political office, ever, in Virginia." Cooper asked Stoney if, following Charlottesville, he was surprised by how many people were willing to come out and show their true colors, to which Stoney responded, "I think it woke a lot of people up, not just here in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but around the country." "It is, for me, the greatest example of nostalgia masquerading as history. It's the fake news of their time," stated Stoney. Cooper also sat down with former New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu who, back in 2017, made the controversial decision to remove four confederate monuments, and shared with Cooper the dangerous risk that came with it. While Cooper described the scene as looking "like a military operation," due to the fact that construction crews "wore bullet proof helmets and vests, and police snipers were stationed on rooftops nearby," Landrieu shared that it was impossible to find a local company that would take on the monumental job. "When we put the thing out to bid, the one contractor that showed up had his life threatened. He had his car bombed," revealed Landrieu. "His car was actually fire-bombed. Death threats were coming in and, so, I couldn't find a crane. I could not find a damn crane." As we know, Landrieu did eventually find a contractor out of state to take down the four monuments, and Landrieu more than stands by his decision. "In a city that I represent, that's 67% African American, to have a young African American girl pass by that statue and look at it every day, I ask myself, 'Am I really preparing for her a really good future? Is she feeling like she's getting lifted up by the government, or is she being put down?' I mean, I think the answer's pretty clear. Really, what these monuments were, were a lie," stated Landrieu. Asked to clarify, Landrieu explained, "On the sense that Robert E. Lee was used as an example, to send a message to the rest of the country, and to all the people that lived here, that the confederacy was a noble cause. And that's just not true." Finally, Landrieu stated, "I really did want to make a definitive statement, as a white man from the south, as the Mayor of a major American city at the dawning of the 21st century, that it's not unclear anymore about what the Civil War was about, and who won, and what the values are that we should really revere." However, not all agree with the removal of confederate monuments, hence the debate across the country. Professor William J. Cooper, a former professor of history at Louisiana State University for 46 years, told Anderson Cooper that removing the monuments is a mistake and that they are not, in fact, a "false history." "The monument was put up there by real people who had real beliefs. Maybe we don't like their beliefs. But one of the things that bothers me most as a historian is what I call 'Presentism,' judging the past by the present. Figuring that we are the only moral people, that nobody else could be moral if they didn't think like we think," said the former professor, who also said that the monuments "do celebrate white supremacy." However, removing the monuments is a "slippery slope." "Should Mount Vernon be up today? Should we go burn Monticello down tomorrow? Certainly Thomas Jefferson believed in white supremacy," said William Cooper.