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Review: TIFF 2019: ‘The Obituary of Tunde Johnson’ is a unique commentary Special

‘The Obituary of Tunde Johnson’ is a powerful exploration of the deaths of unarmed black people at the hands of American police officers.

Review: ‘The Hate U Give’ is a vital picture in the cultural zeitgeist Special

‘The Hate U Give’ is a galvanizing film that depicts a young woman unexpectedly thrust into the centre of the Black Lives Movement.

Review: ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ exemplifies activist James Baldwin’s work Special

Samuel L. Jackson narrates ‘I Am Not Your Negro’, which transfers civil rights activist James Baldwin’s poignant words to a moving, incendiary documentary by Raoul Peck.

Police union demands Amazon to remove offensive BLM shirt

The largest police union in the United States has urged Amazon to remove a shirt that says "Bulletproof: Black Lives Matter".

Police officer's wife stages robbery, blames Black Lives Matter

Millbury - In Millbury, MA, a police officer's wife claimed she was the victim of a robbery. Apparently, she staged it and blamed it on Black Lives Matter.

Serena Williams speaks out against police shootings

Tennis superstar Serena Williams joined the growing chorus of prominent black voices speaking out against police violence against African-Americans with a Facebook post expressing fear of driving while black.

Review: Latest Second City Toronto revue tackles some thorny issues Special

Toronto - Second City rarely shies from controversial topics, but the Toronto comedy company’s new revue, “Come What Mayhem!”, seems to have thorny social issues as its mission. Terrorism, racism, rape culture, bullies – a lot of boxes get checked off.

Coalition affiliated with Black Lives Matter issues its demands

A coalition of 60 organizations under the umbrella of a group called the "Movement for Black Lives" released its first policy platform statement on Monday, just days before the second anniversary of the death of black teenager Michael Brown.

California city must pay for police cam videos needed for lawsuit

Oakland - A San Francisco Bay Area city has been ordered to pay for copies of police videos that could show misconduct during Black Lives Matter protests in 2014.

George Zimmerman auctioning off gun that killed Trayvon Martin

George Zimmerman, the man who was acquitted in the shooting death Trayvon Martin in 2012, has put the gun he used up for auction after recently getting the firearm back. And he has plans for the money.

Demonstrators block westbound Bay Bridge in MLK Day protest

San Francisco - Protesters blocked all five westbound lanes of the Bay Bridge for more than an hour Monday in an extended version of anti-racism demonstrations that started early in the day in Oakland.

Texas: Trooper who arrested Sandra Bland indicted for perjury

Hempstead - The Texas state trooper who arrested Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old Black Lives Matter activist who was later found dead in a jail cell, has surrendered to police after being indicted for perjury.

No charges for Cleveland cop who killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice

Cleveland - A Cleveland grand jury decided on Monday not to bring charges against two police officers involved in the November 2014 shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.

Black Lives Matter shuts down 6 cities

Minneapolis - This afternoon, the Black Lives Matter movement staged protests across six cities to call attention to police killings of African Americans in the United States.

#BlackLivesMatter 2015: A year in review

Since its founding in 2013 in response to George Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin, #BlackLivesMatter has grown into an international activist movement.

San Francisco's black community demands justice for Mario Woods Special

San Francisco - Hundreds of people packed into San Francisco City Hall on Wednesday evening, with scores more gathering on the steps outside the building, to demand justice for a young black man shot dead by police last week in the city's Bayview district.

'White supremacists' shoot 5 Black Lives Matter protesters in MN

Minneapolis - Minneapolis police said Tuesday that three men have been arrested in connection with an apparently racially motivated shooting that left five members of the Black Lives Matter movement hospitalized on Monday night.

He's just a kid: Bystanders outraged by beating sustained by teen

Stockton, Calif. police have come under scrutiny in recent days for the department's handling of a defiant teenager accused of jaywalking, and ignoring an officer's orders to get on the sidewalk during an altercation last Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Dismissing #AllLivesMatter completely misses the point

Phoenix - One Democratic presidential hopeful made a grave mistake. He dared to question a progressive lie, and he now faces the wrath of the very people he needs to vote for him.

Special prosecutor to investigate civilians killed by police

Albany - A special prosecutor from now on will be summoned to investigate all civilian deaths at the hands of law enforcement in New York state, governor Andrew Cuomo announced.

Hip-hop power couple leverages wealth to bail out protesters

Baltimore - Hip-hop and R&B power-duo Jay-Z and Beyonce donated tens of thousands of dollars to bail out protesters jailed during demonstrations in Ferguson, Miss., and Baltimore, according to a source close to the couple.

Op-Ed: Is government money the answer for Baltimore, Ferguson?

Baltimore - Mistakes made in the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, Missouri, have been repeated in the Freddie Gray case in Baltimore. Withholding information sparked much of the violence, but poor governance and segregation are culpable for the abysmal conditions.

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Black Lives Matter protesters march on May 1  2015  International Workers Day  in Minneapolis.
Black Lives Matter protesters march on May 1, 2015, International Workers Day, in Minneapolis.
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Amandla Stenberg stars in  The Hate U Give
Amandla Stenberg stars in 'The Hate U Give'
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ABOVE: An aerial view of a University of California campus in Berkeley  near where more than a dozen...
ABOVE: An aerial view of a University of California campus in Berkeley, near where more than a dozen people were injured during two Black Lives Matter protests on Telegraph Avenue in December 2014.
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GLEAMING: The new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge shines above the darkened old...
GLEAMING: The new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge shines above the darkened old span during construction in 2013. The old bridge has largely been removed.
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A scene from TIFF 2019 selection  ‘The Obituary of Tunde Johnson’
A scene from TIFF 2019 selection, ‘The Obituary of Tunde Johnson’

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