Tag Archives: Breonna Taylor

“The Talk” Should Include Black Girls as Police Encounters Continue to Rise Amid Ma’Khia Bryant Shooting

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Over the past few years, there has been a growing number of police-involved killings that have been repeatedly plastered across social media and our television screens. These killings are not novel or unprecedented, but they have been occurring at an alarming rate against the backdrop of a civil rights reawakening. These police-involved killings have disproportionately […]

What To Know About Breonna Taylor’s Case and Death

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The death of Breonna Taylor, an African American medical worker who was shot and killed by Louisville police officers in March during a  raid on her apartment, led to nation-wide protest demonstrations in the spring and summer as the case attracted more attention. On Wednesday, a grand jury indicted a former Louisville police officer for […]

Louisville Awaits Breonna Taylor Verdict

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Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer signed an executive order last week that places the city under a state of emergency as Louisville awaits a grand jury decision in the case of Breonna Taylor, an emergency medical technician who died in a police raid at her apartment this year. Fischer’s order would allow him to impose a […]

The Diaspora of Black People Through 90’s Sitcoms: A Required Curriculum for Karens

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We are all sick to death of hearing Black people referred to as suspicious, intimidating or threatening, for no other reason than being Black. Walking. Jogging. Driving. Asleep. Unarmed. Just Black. With the litany of Black 90’s sitcoms, representing the full spectrum of Black life, there really is no excuse for the willful ignorance that causes people […]

City of Louisville Agrees to a $12 million settlement for Breonna Taylor Shooting

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A substantial financial settlement has been reached with the family of Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old African American woman fatally shot by police in her apartment on March 13th. The $12 million wrongful death lawsuit settlement is coming six months after Louisville Metro Police officers broke down the door to Taylor’s apartment to execute a late-night […]

A List of Things Black People got instead of Justice

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The Black community asked for arrests to be made for the blatant disregard of Black lives. Instead, it received rubber bullets and teargas. They’ve requested that officers and racist American citizens be held accountable for their misuse of power when they kill unarmed Black people. Nope, didn’t get that either. Black Americans have even had […]

Expel The Hate: White Allies & The Movement For Change

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In November of 2016, shortly after Donald Trump had been declared President elect of the United States, The New Yorker published a series of essays that were slated as reactionary pieces to the results of the election. The late, great Toni Morrison’s essay, “Mourning for Whiteness”, was particularly moving, encapsulating and remains timely even four […]

Here’s What #BlackoutTuesday Means & How Companies Are Supporting

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If you woke up to all your followers on social media posting black slates, here is a breakdown of why. The hashtag #BlackoutTuesday is being shared with images of just a black slate to intentionally disrupt the workweek. The hashtag was inspired by the #TheShowMustBePaused tag that was created by two Black female music executives, […]

Dear White America… Yup, it’s us Again!

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Dear White America, Yup, it’s us. Again!   To say that I am pissed would be an understatement. But, I AM PISSED!   I am pissed with you, White America. Why is the question you might ask. Because many of you may not even be aware of the names of individuals I am prepared to […]