‘Pokemon GO’ Developer Niantic Launches Black Developers Initiative

The developer behind breakout augmented reality hits like Pokémon GO, Ingress and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite continues to do its part in providing opportunities for minority game-makers. As announced via the studio’s Twitter account on Thursday, Niantic has launched a new endeavor aiming to provide financing, mentorship and support to Black game development teams. “In […]

Dallas Mavericks No Longer Play National Anthem Before Home Games

On Tuesday, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban confirmed that he directed the team to stop playing the national anthem before home games and has no plans for it to return in the future, according to a report by ESPN. The team did not officially announce the change, but the national anthem has yet to be […]

Historic African American Churches Attacked During Pro-Trump Rally In D.C., Black Lives Matter Banner Burned

A pair of prominent African American churches came under attack during pro-Trump protests in Washington, D.C., with video showing crowds tearing down a Black Lives Matter sign in front of one and setting it on fire. As WUSA-9 reported, the demonstrators took aim at the buildings during raucous protests that stretched into the night following […]

Majority Of Adults In UK Say Black Lives Matter Movement Increased Racial Tensions, Poll Shows

More than half of adults in the U.K. believe that the Black Lives Matter movement has increased racial tensions, a new poll shows. As The Guardian reported, a poll conducted by Opinium showed that 55 percent of adults believe the protests that spread across the U.K. over the summer led to a rise in animosities. […]

Journalist Andy Ngo Under Fire For Sharing Misleading Clip Of Assault After ‘Million MAGA March’

Journalist Andy Ngo is coming under fire for sharing what critics say is a misleading video of a scuffle that took place after what was called the “Million MAGA March,” a large gathering of Donald Trump’s supporters in Washington, D.C. Ngo posted several clips of the violence that broke out after the rally’s conclusion, as […]

St. Louis Couple Who Pulled Guns On BLM Protesters Now Suing Photographer Who Took The Viral Images Of Them

The St. Louis husband and wife who were photographed pulling guns on a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters this summer have filed a lawsuit against the photographer who took the now-infamous images of them. The New York Post reported that Mark and Patricia McCloskey, personal injury attorneys, filed a lawsuit against United Press International […]

Civil Rights Groups Argue Toronto Raptors Should Not Relocate To Kansas City Due To Police Brutality

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Toronto Raptors are currently seeking a temporary relocation to the United States because of international travel bans Canada has put in place. After rumors stirred about the NBA team searching for a new home, influential members of Kansas City, Missouri, have offered to host the squad. However, several […]

NBA Agent Slams League For Embracing Black Lives Matter Movement, Calls It ‘A Horrible Look’

As the NBA resumed its post-season games after having been temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, both the league and the players fully embraced the Black Lives Matter movement. Most people saw this as revolutionary. However, one agent said the decision was more harmful than it was helpful, according to Yahoo Sports. A recent […]

Breonna Taylor Jury Was ‘Not Given The Opportunity’ To Consider Homicide Charges, Says Grand Juror

An anonymous grand juror in the Breonna Taylor case recently alleged that the jury was “not given the opportunity” to deliberate homicide charges against the police officers involved in the raid that killed her because Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron never presented them. As tweeted by VICE News correspondent Roberto Ferdman, the juror released an […]

Donald Trump Accuses Joe Biden Of Using ‘Super Predator,’ A Term Infamously Uttered By Hillary Clinton

In a Twitter message posted on Friday, President Donald Trump accused his general election opponent Joe Biden of using the term “super predator” to describe African American criminals. “Biden made another big mistake. He totally mixed up two Crime Bills. Didn’t have a clue (as usual!),” Trump tweeted, reacting to the Democratic nominee’s Thursday night […]

FBI Closes Case On Alleged Hate Crime Victim Althea Bernstein, Say No Evidence Could ‘Corroborate’ Attack

Law enforcement has decided to close the case on alleged hate crime victim Althea Bernstein. The 18-year-old claimed in June that she had been attacked by four white men who had poured lighter fluid onto her face and burned her in a vicious and racially motivated attack. According to The Wisconsin State Journal, the Madison […]

Meghan Markle Praises Black Lives Matter, She And Prince Harry Demand End To ‘Structural Racism’

Meghan Markle praised the Black Lives Matter movement, while she and her husband, Prince Harry, demanded an end to “structural racism” in the U.K., in an interview with The Evening Standard. October is Black History Month (BHM) in the United Kingdom. For the occasion, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex spoke about the issue of […]

Portland Police Deputized As Federal Officers As Far-Right Proud Boys Move Into City

The Proud Boys descended on Portland, Oregon Saturday, and local police prepared for conflict by ramping up their authority. As the Oregonian reported, dozens of police were deputized as federal marshals, and state Gov. Kate Brown declared a state of emergency in anticipation of confrontations between the far-right group and left-wing counter-protesters. State Police Supt. […]

Donald Trump Reportedly Said Jews Are Disloyal To US, Blamed Inequality On Black Americans

An explosive new report from The Washington Post, published on Wednesday, detailed President Donald Trump’s private conversations with White House aides and other administration officials. In private, the report stated, Trump made racially charged comments about Black Americans and pushed anti-Semitic tropes. After phone calls with Jewish lawmakers, the president said that Jews “stick together” […]

Donald Trump Announces Commission To Promote ‘Patriotic Education’

In a Thursday speech delivered at the National Archives Museum, President Donald Trump announced that he will soon be signing an executive order establishing a commission to promote “patriotic education” in American schools, The Hill reported. During his address, Trump repeatedly asserted that “the left,” led by the Democratic Party, is waging a war against […]

Trump Administration Reportedly Wanted To Use A ‘Heat Ray’ Against D.C. Protesters

The Trump administration faced intense criticism for clearing Black Lives Matter protesters out of Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C., when Donald Trump posed in front of St. John’s Church with a bible. Now, new details of the event have emerged suggesting that feds not only wanted to use pepper spray, which they ultimately did, but […]

Colin Kaepernick Slams NFL’s Messages On Social Justice As ‘Propaganda’

Colin Kaepernick is speaking out against the NFL’s focus on social justice during opening weekend, saying the league is not being sincere about its commitment to supporting change while still keeping one of the leaders of the movement from playing. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback took to Twitter to claim that the NFL is […]

Naomi Osaka Wins US Open Championship Title While Rallying For Social Justice

Naomi Osaka won her second U.S. Open title in three years after defeating Victoria Azarenka in three sets, earning her the third major title of her career. As reported by ESPN, not only did Osaka manage to draw attention to the U.S. Open with her on-court performance, but she also drew attention to racial injustice […]

Da’Vonne Rogers Delivers Powerful Black Lives Matter Speech On ‘Big Brother: All-Stars’

The fifth houseguest was evicted from Big Brother: All-Stars last night as Da’Vonne Rogers had to say goodbye to her friend and untouchable Bayleigh Dayton. In Big Brother tradition, both women gave speeches before the live eviction to tell their roommates why they should keep them in the house. Da’Vonne used her time to seek […]

Donald Trump Starts Process Of Defunding ‘Anarchist’ Cities like Portland, Seattle, & New York

President Donald Trump is ordering places like New York, Portland, Washington, D.C., and Seattle to be blocked from federal funding. Late Wednesday, the president signed a memo that ordered all federal agencies to conduct reports that would detail how their funding could be redirected away from “anarchist jurisdictions.” As the New York Post reported, the […]

Donald Trump’s Motorcade Gets Icy Greeting At March On Washington: ‘Far Too Many Middle Fingers To Count’

Donald Trump’s motorcade got a very icy welcome after passing by the March on Washington on Friday, with pool reports saying he was met with a flurry of middle fingers. Trump was leaving the White House to attend a rally in New Hampshire when he passed by the demonstrations that marked the anniversary of the […]

Jacob Blake Is Handcuffed To His Hospital Bed While Recovering From Gunshots, Family Members Say

Jacob Blake is handcuffed to the hospital bed where he is recovering after being shot by police officers, family members said this week. The police shooting of the 29-year-old man in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has sparked nationwide protests and calls for the officers involved to be fired and face charges. On Thursday, the man’s father said […]

Michael Jordan Has Reportedly Emerged As Key Liaison Between NBA Players, Owners

Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan reportedly acted as a “voice of reason” in meetings with fellow team owners, and was an important go-between in their dealings with NBA players. The two sides have negotiated ways in which the current season can continue amid the players’ call for a greater effort toward social justice. According to […]

NBA Rumors: Playoffs Are Now ‘In Jeopardy,’ Veteran Player Tells Adrian Wojnarowski

The remainder of the 2020 NBA Playoffs may be in doubt following the Milwaukee Bucks’ move to boycott Game 5 of their first-round series with the Orlando Magic in protest of racial injustice and police brutality. In the wake of the team’s decision not to participate in the game, the league moved to postpone all […]

‘Lucifer’ Season 6 To Discuss The Black Lives Matter Movement In One Episode

Season 6 of Netflix’s hit series Lucifer will feature at least one episode that addresses the Black Lives Matter movement, according to an exclusive scoop from Entertainment Tonight. While Lucifer fans are still waiting for the debut of Season 5 of the fantasy show, the writers are already working steadily on planning the renewed sixth […]

Da’Vonne Rogers Called For Justice For Breonna Taylor Live On ‘Big Brother 22’

Da’Vonne Rogers seized the few seconds of live television she had during Big Brother 22 to call for justice for Breonna Taylor, the Louisville woman reportedly killed during a police raid. Her death has become part of a national rallying cry for those seeking to address systemic racism. Da’Vonne appeared in Thursday night’s episode during […]

Multiple Radio Stations To Halt Programming In Honor Of Breonna Taylor, Five Months After Her Death

Louisville, Kentucky, radio station 97.1 FM WXOX has organized a national simulcast on August 13 for dozens of radio stations throughout the country to pause their programming in honor of Breonna Taylor, as Thursday will officially mark the fifth month since her death, according to a post on the station’s website. “On this day, we […]

Donald Trump Says Joe Biden ‘Totally Disparaged And Insulted The Black Community’ With Insensitive Remarks

On Thursday, President Donald Trump accused presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden of insulting the African American community, the Washington Examiner reported. “Joe Biden, this morning, totally disparaged and insulted the Black community. What he said is incredible. And I don’t know what’s going on with him, but it was a very insulting statement he made.” […]

Aurora Police Under Fire After Viral Video Shows Black Family, Including Children, Forced To Lie On Pavement

Police in Aurora, Colorado, are coming under fire after a viral video showed officers detaining a Black family — including children as young as 6 — and forcing them to lie on the pavement as the kids screamed in terror, over what the department now says was a case of mistaken identity. The incident took […]

Officers Who Fatally Shot Breonna Taylor Should Not Be Charged, Law Enforcement Experts Tell ‘USA Today’

The police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor should not face charges, law enforcement experts told USA Today. The fatal shooting of Taylor on March 13 during a botched police raid has become a centerpiece of the growing national protests that arose in the wake of George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis, with […]

Police Are Covertly Spying On Black Lives Matter Protesters, Report Says

A Friday report from The Intercept claims that the recent planes and helicopters flying over Black Lives Matter protests are likely linked to a joint effort between the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Department of Justice to “covertly spy” on protesters. “Both the DEA and the Marshals possess airplanes outfitted with so-called stingrays or […]

New Orleans Pelicans’ JJ Redick Blasts Donald Trump For Anti-Kneeling Tweet

President Donald Trump has strongly denounced athletes who choose to kneel during the playing of the U.S. national anthem and had recently commented once again on the issue. In response, New Orleans Pelicans sharpshooter J.J. Redick put Trump on blast for those remarks on Thursday, stating his belief that nobody in the National Basketball Association […]

LeBron James On Kneeling For National Anthem: ‘I Hope We Made Kaep Proud’

The National Basketball League officially returned to action last night and included a matchup between Los Angeles rivals the Lakers and the Clippers. After every single player from both teams, along with the game’s officiating crew, took a knee during the national anthem, Lakers star LeBron James said he hopes they made Colin Kaepernick proud, […]

NBA Players And Coaches Talk Social Justice: ‘Our Job At The Least Is To Keep These Conversations Going’

With the NBA season set to resume Thursday evening, multiple players and coaches have voiced their thoughts on the growing call for social justice reform around the country, ESPN reported. Earlier this month, nearly 40 players participated in a Zoom call. Also on the line was Timika Palmer, the mother of Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old […]

Major Adam DeMarco Disputes Report From Lafayette Square Protest: ‘Demonstrators Were Behaving Peacefully’

A National Guard major is preparing to challenge before congress the official explanation given by the Trump administration in regards to the forceful clearing of Washington’s Lafayette Square on June 1, The Washington Post reported. Major Adam DeMarco was stationed at the park, which had become a central location in the Black Lives Matter protests […]

Tampa Bay Rays Take Part In Opening Day Activism: ‘It’s A Great Day To Arrest The Killers Of Breonna Taylor’

The Tampa Bay Rays used baseball’s long-awaited Opening Day to engage in a bit of social activism. The baseball team marked the kickoff of the coronavirus-shortened 2020 season with a message calling for justice in the killing of Breonna Taylor, a Kentucky woman who was shot to death during a botched police raid earlier this […]

Donald Trump Tells Protesters To ‘Run For Office’ Instead Of Kneeling During Anthem

In an interview with Barstool Sports founder David Portnoy published on Friday, President Donald Trump said that those protesting inequality should “run for office” instead of kneeling during the national anthem, The Hill reported. Kneeling during the anthem was first popularized by then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick adopted the practice in 2016 as […]

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Tear-Gassed By Federal Agents At Protest

Portland, Oregon Mayor Ted Wheeler appeared at a Black Lives Matter protest Wednesday night where he was first jeered by protesters and later tear-gassed by federal agents, AP News reports. Initially, people assembled near the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse in downtown Portland to call for Ted Wheeler to abolish police within the city and […]

Navy Veteran Chris David Says Unidentified Federal Agents In Portland Broke His Arm During Protest

Navy veteran Chris David alleged that unidentified federal officers broke his arm during a confrontation at a protest in Portland, Oregon, over the weekend, according to MSNBC. David appeared in a viral video that showed him approaching a group of officers to question them about upholding their oath to the constitution, he said. But after […]

Clayton Kershaw Declares ‘We Must Unapologetically Say Black Lives Matter’ In Dodgers Outreach Video

Pitcher Clayton Kershaw appeared alongside several of his L.A. Dodgers teammates in an outreach video to raise awareness for racial equality and the Black Lives Matter movement, The Athletic reported. The video was made following Kershaw’s Zoom call with several African American community leaders across the Los Angeles area. “For centuries, the Black community has […]

St. Louis Couple Who Waved Guns At Black Lives Matter Protesters Charged With Felonies

Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple caught on video waving guns at protesters, have been charged with one felony count each, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. As reported at the time by The Inquisitr, in late June a group of demonstrators was marching through the St. Louis neighborhood where Mayor Lyda Krewson lives […]

Whole Foods Workers File Lawsuit Against Company For Disciplining Workers Who Wore Black Lives Matter Masks

A group of Whole Foods employees has sued the grocery chain over its discipline of workers who wore Black Lives Matter *(BLM) masks, WHDH-TV reported. Beginning in June, according to the lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts, the international grocery store chain began “disciplining, harassing, [and] intimidating” those who wore face coverings […]

Justice For Breonna Taylor Petition Exceeds 10 Million Signatures

A petition calling for justice for Breonna Taylor, who was killed by police officers in her home on March 13, has surpassed 10 million signatures, as reported by Dazed Digital. The 26-year-old was shot in her apartment in Kentucky by officers who entered the wrong home during a drug investigation. The “Justice for Breonna Taylor” […]

Moms Form Human Shield Around Protesters In Portland Against Federal Agents

In order to protect protesters in Portland, Oregon, from unidentified federal agents, a group of moms gathered together to form a human shield on Saturday night. Lindsey Smith, a preschool teacher-turned-journalist in Portland filmed video of a chain of moms gathered together in front of the federal courthouse in the downtown area chanting “Feds stay […]

Person Wearing ‘All Lives Matter’ Shirt Seen Vandalizing Black Lives Matter Mural Outside Trump Tower

Video showed a person wearing a shirt with the words “All Lives Matter” throwing blue paint on the Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower in Manhattan, an incident that led to the arrest of two people. As NBC New York reported, several people were caught on video in what appeared to be a protest, […]

Virginia Cop Charles Hewitt, Who Told Black Driver ‘You’re Going To Get Your A** Whooped,’ Faces Investigation

Virginia State Trooper Charles Hewitt, who was seen in a viral video recorded last year threatening a Black driver and telling the man “You’re going to get your a** whooped,” before forcefully removing the man from his car, is now facing an investigation. Though the incident seen in the footage took place in April 2019, […]

Toronto Raptors’ Norman Powell Joins List Of Players Dissatisfied With Social Justice Nameplate Options

Toronto Raptors guard Norman Powell has become the latest NBA player to express frustration with the list of approved social justice messages the league has allowed players to wear on their jerseys in lieu of their surnames. During a Thursday conference call with reporters, Powell said he was “really upset,” implying that the messages were […]

Bristol, UK, Statue Of Protester Jen Reid Removed After One Day

The statue of Black protester Jen Reid has been removed a day after being erected in Bristol, U.K., the BBC reported. The sculpture was an unauthorized replacement for the statue of 17th century slave trader Edward Colston. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Black Lives Matter protesters removed Colston’s statue and toppled it into Bristol […]

‘The Challenge’: Johnny ‘Bananas’ Devenanzio Reflects On His Win And Future On The MTV Series

MTV’s The Challenge: Total Madness has come to an end, and Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio is the male winner of Season 35. During Wednesday’s episode, the reality star took home his seventh win, and he’s reflecting on his journey to victory and his future on the popular competition series, according to report from Entertainment Weekly. The […]

LA Lakers’ LeBron James Opts To Forego Social Justice Message On The Back Of His Jersey

With several NBA players having a strong interest in supporting the ongoing movement against racial injustice and police brutality, the league has given them the option of displaying messages relating to the cause on the back of their jerseys when the 2019-20 season resumes later this month. Surprisingly, LeBron James — an outspoken proponent of […]