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Who Is Guy Fawkes?

Today, the fifth of November, is Britain’s Guy Fawkes Day—a national holiday that memorializes a revolutionary group’s plot to blow up Parliament and bring down the government. It’s fitting, honestly, that this celebration falls right around Election Day in the U.S., especially this year, since we don’t even seem to…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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What’s Happening in Nigeria?

After a summer of ongoing protests over police violence—including the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor—greater numbers of Americans are starting to understand this facet of systemic racism. Of course, it’s not only an issue in the United States, and over the past two weeks protests in Nigeria over police…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Virtually Visit Black Lives Matter Street Art

One enduring element of social movements is street art. Stories are told, lives are honored, and activism promoted through murals and graffiti. In recent months (and years), anti-racist protesters have produced a large swath of street art on walls and sidewalks across the country, and you can now visit many of those…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Driver Who Rammed BLM Protesters Not Even Charged With Crime

A driver in what looks like a Dodge Durango rammed a crowd of protesters in Times Square last night, dragging one person a whole block. News this morning is that the driver was taken into custody but released and will face no charges. They are getting away with it.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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How to Protest for Social Justice at Home With Your Kids

The world is in overwhelming flux right now. On one hand, you have a terrifying global pandemic; on the other, a society in the midst of a social injustice awakening. Many families want to be a part of the movement but are still apprehensive about venturing too far from their quarantine safe space.Read more… Continue […]

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Massive Attack speak out against torn down slave trader statue in Bristol

Legendary English music group formed in Bristol, Massive Attack, approved of the removal of the Edward Colston stature by anti-racism protesters, saying, “The Colston statue should never have been a public monument. It’s history could have been understood in a museum. The elevation of a slave trader clashed badly with our civic identity. A philanthropy […]

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NASCAR Driver Bubba Wallace Honors ‘Black Lives Matter’ Movement With New Livery

NASCAR’s only black driver, Bubba Wallace, is taking a stand against the current of racism that runs through the sport he loves. His new Black Lives Matter racing livery speaks volumes about his commitment to making equality a central issue in the sport.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Rockstar Games Will Temporarily Shut Down GTA Online And Red Dead Online In Support Of Black Lives Matter

Rockstar Games said today that it will shut down the servers for its popular online games, Red Dead Online and Grand Theft Auto Online, for two hours in response to the current protests over police brutality and the death of George Floyd.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Why Saying ‘All Lives Matter’ Is a Problem

It has now been seven years since Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi created the Black Lives Matter movement and organization in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman. Upon hearing this slogan, some people reacted by wondering “But don’t all lives matter?” As in, if the…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Electric Scooters Finally Prove Useful

When the people of Paris revolt, they build barricades to block the roads with anything they had handy. This has been true for centuries, and it has included everything from carts to furniture to the very cobble stones of the street. Tuesday afternoon, Parisians engaged in demonstrations sympathetic with American…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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How to Support the Protests if You Can’t Attend

In the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd and countless other black people in the US, hundreds (thousands?) of protests have sprung up in every corner of the country demanding justice and accountability, and permanent systemic change to the structural racism this country was built on. During such a critical…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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