Tag: black lives matter

‘Sick Of Fighting’: Racism To Be Addressed In New AFL Documentary

Amazon Prime Carlton player Eddie Betts stars in AFL’s new seven-part docu-series, 'Making Their Mark'.The AFL’s new seven-part docu-series, ‘Making Their Mark’, will address some of the racism faced by players when it releases next month. The trailer for the…

/ February 15, 2021
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When Reporting Becomes a Defense for Rioting

John Sullivan, also known as Jayden X, calls himself an activist, a reporter, or an entrepreneur, depending on who’s asking. When I first reached him by phone, he told me that he was “a video journalist, or maybe a documentarian,…

/ February 3, 2021
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How Black Lives Matter Came to the Academy

On a Saturday night in early June, Shardé Davis, an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Connecticut, was sitting on a couch in a rented apartment in San Diego, scrolling through her Twitter feed. She…

/ January 30, 2021
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Scottie Marsh’s Latest Mural Has A Brutal Invasion Day Message For Scott Morrison

Street artist Scottie Marsh has taken aim at Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s controversial Australia Day comments, and his refusal to acknowledge January 26 as a day of mourning for First Nations Australians.  His latest work, in Sydney’s inner-city suburb of…

/ January 25, 2021
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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Is Considering Changing Its Name After a Local Newspaper Surfaced Its Founder’s Racist Legacy

Prompted by a report in the local newspaper about the segregationist activities of William Rockhill Nelson, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri, is reassessing its name and considering whether or not to continue honoring the real estate and newspaper…

/ January 22, 2021
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I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here’s Paulini Curuenavuli Recalls ‘Breaking Down’ After Racism

After recently opening up on ‘I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!’ about the racism she faced as a child, Paulini Curuenavuli has said the experiences had her thinking she was “not good enough” in adulthood.  The 38-year-old Fijian…

/ January 13, 2021
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Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf stepping down

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf will step down from his position, Fox News first reported and Axios has confirmed. Why it matters: Word of Wolf's departure comes a week before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration and the massive security concerns…

/ January 11, 2021
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Hungarian Conservatives Have Threatened to Tear Down a Public Art Installation That Has a Black Lives Matter Message

Conservatives in Hungary are threatening to tear down a planned public art installation in Budapest because of its social-justice message. The three-foot-tall sculpture, by artist Péter Szalay, depicts a rainbow-striped Statue of Liberty on bended knee, an allusion to US athletes…

/ January 7, 2021
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‘Stain On Australia’: Miranda Devine Slammed For Blaming Capitol Riots On BLM Protesters

Australian conservative columnist Miranda Devine has been condemned online after she controversially blamed last year’s Black Lives Matter demonstrations against racial injustice for the pro-Trump riots at the US Capitol on Wednesday.   “I guess we really shouldn’t be surprised at…

/ January 7, 2021
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Street Artists Around the World Captured a Turbulent Year in Real Time—See the Beautiful and Unforgettable Works of 2020 Here

For much of the year, the best—and safest—place to see art was on the street. And perhaps more than in any other year, street art offered a real-time distillation of the events shaping our lives. Across the globe, artwork speaking…

/ December 31, 2020
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These Are the 22 Art Projects That Social Media Went Bananas Over in 2020

As the phrase “going viral” took on a new, far more literal definition this year, art that went viral on the internet evolved into a role more important than ever. While we were stuck at home, art shared online served…

/ December 28, 2020
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African-American Resistance to the COVID-19 Vaccine Reflects a Broader Problem

Back in March, when the pall of the pandemic hung over the city, and long stretches of Broadway were as desolate as a dry creek bed, the New York Police Department began enforcing a mandate to observe social-distancing measures. Between…

/ December 19, 2020