Charlottesville, Virginia, Removes Confederate Statue As Crowd Cheers

Work crews removed a century-old statue of a Confederate soldier from in front of the courthouse in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday morning as crowds cheered and danced, WTOP-TV reported. Ever since the death of George Floyd on May 25, communities across the country have reckoned with what to do about statues honoring men who fought […]

Portland Officials Warn Protesters That Fireworks, Molotov Cocktails Could Spark Out-Of-Control Fires

Authorities in Portland, Oregon, are warning protesters that some of the devices used in demonstrations, such as Molotov cocktails and fireworks, could spark fires while the state is bedeviled by dry and windy conditions. As KATU News reported, protests have occurred almost nightly in the city since the death of George Floyd on May 25 […]

Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park, Which Features Confederate Monument, Shuts Down Ahead Of Planned Militia Rally

Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park, which features a bald rock face adorned with the carved images of Confederate generals, has closed in advance of a planned protest that officials feared could turn violent. As WAGA-TV reported, “several” far-right groups, including some affiliated with the white supremacy movement, had planned to convene at the park for a […]

Ice Cream Manufacturer Calls On Trucks To Remove Jingle With Racist Connotations, Rapper Writes New One

A major ice crime manufacturer is calling on trucks that deliver the product to ditch the song “Turkey in the Straw” and instead use a new jingle that a rapper came up with, because the original has racist connotations, CNN reported. It’s a bit of classic nostalgia for millions of Americans: the distant sound of […]

Joe Biden Picking Kamala Harris As His Vice President Would Create A ‘Disastrous Duo,’ Says Opinion Columnist

With the 2020 presidential election now less than three months away, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden is expected to announce his selection for vice president within the coming days. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, one of those considered to be near the top of Biden’s list is California Sen. Kamala Harris. But while many […]

Barack Obama Honors Late Civil Rights Leader John Lewis In Eulogy: ‘He Didn’t Sit Out Any Fight’

Barack Obama delivered a passionate tribute to the late John Lewis at his funeral on Thursday afternoon, saying the civil rights icon fought relentlessly to defend democracy and the best interests of his country. Speaking at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the former president began by noting the building’s history with Dr. Martin Luther King […]

NYPD Issues Statement Following Viral Video Showing Protester Pulled Into An Unmarked Van

A video showing a protester being detained and pulled into an unmarked minivan on the streets of Manhattan has prompted the New York Police Department (NYPD) to issue a statement defending their actions, The New York Times reported. The incident occurred on Tuesday and drew comparisons to similar instances of protesters being rounded up by […]

William Barr Condemns Portland Protests, Calls Them ‘Assault On The Government’ In House Hearing Statement

In a congressional hearing, Attorney General William Barr is set to discuss the Portland protests, the “Russiagate” scandal, and his working relationship with President Donald Trump, CNN reported. The report comes the night before Barr is scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary Committee. Barr’s testimony will come on Tuesday, July 28, the same day […]

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 […]

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 […]

Coon Cheese To Be Removed From Supermarkets Over Concerns Of Racist Connotations In Its Name

The manufacturer of an Australian brand of cheese called “Coon Cheese” will soon retire the product’s controversial name, The Age reported. The cheese brand has existed in the Land Down Under for nearly 100 years. For more than two decades, indigenous rights activist Stephen Hagan has been fighting for the product name to be changed […]

Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert Introduces Resolution To Ban Democratic Party

On Thursday, Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas introduced a resolution that would ban the Democratic Party, The Hill reported. In a statement, Gohmert argued that the Democratic Party is a historically racist organization. “A great portion of the history of the Democratic Party is filled with racism and hatred,” he said. The congressman called […]

House Of Representatives Votes To Remove Confederate Statues From Capitol Building

The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to remove statues honoring Confederate fighters, as well as a bust of a Supreme Court justice who wrote a damaging opinion on slavery, from the U.S. Capitol Building, The Associated Press reported. In a 305-113 vote, in which 72 Republicans joined their Democrat colleagues in voting in favor of […]

Lafayette, Louisiana To Remove Statue Of Confederate Soldier That Has Stood In Town For 100 Years

The city of Lafayette, Louisiana has voted to remove a statue of a Confederate fighter from the city, The Advocate reported. However, the group that put up the statue has gotten a court order preventing the removal, and the matter will have to go before a judge. Tuesday night’s city council meeting turned into a […]

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 […]

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” […]

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, […]

Pentagon Bans Confederate Flag At All Military Bases

The Pentagon has effectively banned the Confederate flag from being displayed at all of its military bases, CNN reported. In a Defense Department memo issued Friday. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper called the American flag “the principal flag we are authorized and encouraged to display.” “The flags we fly must accord with the military imperatives […]

‘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 […]

Asheville, North Carolina, Approves Slavery Reparations For Black Residents

The city of Asheville, North Carolina, voted Tuesday night to approve slavery reparations for its Black residents, The Citizen-Times reported. The ordinance doesn’t authorize direct payments, but rather aims to invest in the city’s Black community. In a unanimous 7-0 vote Tuesday night, the city passed a resolution apologizing for its role in slavery and […]

Artist In Bristol, England Replaces Toppled Statue Of Slave Trader With Statue Of Black Lives Matter Protester

A “stealth artist” in Bristol, England has replaced a statue of a slave trader, which was torn down during George Floyd protests, with a statue of a Black Lives Matter protester, Reuters reported. Following the death of George Floyd, as CNN reported in early June, protests against racial injustice were taking place not just in […]

University Of Mississippi Removes Confederate Statue From Prominent Location To Remote On-Campus Cemetery

The University of Mississippi on Tuesday began the process of moving a Confederate monument that had stood in a prominent place on campus to a more remote corner of the school’s grounds ABC News reported. Erected in 1906, the statue of a saluting Confederate soldier has stood near the city’s main administration building. Unlike other […]

Mississippi Asks For Public’s Input On How To Replace Confederate Imagery On State Flag

A Mississippi state agency is asking for the public’s help in coming up with something to replace part of its flag, after the state decided to remove imagery associated with the Confederacy, ABC News reported. As reported by The Inquisitr, the Magnolia State’s legislature voted in June to retire the state’s flag, which had been […]

Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson Says ‘For Life’ Series Is ‘At The Apex Of Social Justice’

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is discussing his new series, For Life, and said the show is “at the apex of social justice,” according to a report from Deadline. For Life is inspired by the true story of Isaac Wright Jr., a Black man who was wrongfully convicted and tossed into the prison system. While locked […]

New Orleans Statues Toppled From Their Bases, Another Vandalized With Spray Paint

Two statues of historical figures in New Orleans were toppled from their bases late Thursday or early Friday and a third was vandalized with spray paint in the same time period, police revealed on Friday. As The New Orleans Times Picayune reported, the bust of Confederate Col. Charles Didier Dreux was discovered on Friday morning […]

Minneapolis Police Officers File For Disability Payments For PTSD Following George Floyd Protests

At least 150 Minneapolis police officers have started the process of applying for disability payments, saying they’re suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the wake of the George Floyd protests, KMSP-TV reported. Of those officers, 75 of them are under doctors’ orders not to return to work due to PTSD. Of the 150 […]

Thomas Jefferson Descendant Calls For His Memorial To Be Removed From D.C., Replaced By Harriet Tubman Memoria

In a new op-ed published in The New York Times, a direct descendant of Thomas Jefferson said the memorial that stands to the second president in Washington, D.C. should be removed and replaced with a monument to Harriet Tubman. Lucian K. Truscott IV said that when he and his siblings were children, they would often […]

Frederick Douglass Statue Vandalized In Park In Rochester, New York

A statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass was torn down by protesters in Rochester, New York, and suffered such significant damage that it will have to be replaced, The Democrat & Chronicle reported. This is at least the second incident in a matter of days in which a statue that in no way honors racism has […]

Summer Taylor, One Of Two Seattle Protesters Hit By Car Driving Into Crowd, Dies

Summer Taylor, one of two Seattle protesters who were hit by a car that drove into the crowd, has died, KING-TV reported. She was 24. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning, a group of protesters was demonstrating on a stretch of Interstate 5 in the downtown section of the […]

Joe Biden Says ‘We Have A Chance To Rip The Roots Of Systemic Racism’ In Independence Day Message

In a video message published on Independence Day, the Democratic Party’s presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden said that Americans “have a chance to rip the roots of systemic racism,” The Hill reported. “Our country was founded on an idea: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’ We’ve never lived […]

Car Drives Into Crowd Of Protesters In Seattle, Two People Injured, One Critically

A man is in custody after police say he drove his car into a crowd of protesters in Seattle, injuring two people, including one critically. As KING-TV reports, at about 1:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, protesters were gathered on a section of Interstate 5 in the city’s downtown. Though that particular section of the road […]

St. Louis Protesters Return To Neighborhood Where Couple Pointed Guns At Them

Protesters in St. Louis, Missouri, again marched past the neighborhood where, a week earlier, a couple famously emerged from their home pointing guns at them, KSDK-TV reported. This time the couple was nowhere to be seen. Last week, as reported at the time by The Inquisitr, an incident unfolded in a St. Louis neighborhood that […]

Russian Billionaire Andrey Filatov Offers To Buy Two U.S. Statues That Protesters Want Gone

A Russian billionaire has offered to purchase two controversial statues in the U.S. that protesters want removed, CNN reported. One is of former President Theodore Roosevelt and the other is of a Russian, Alexander Baranov. Andrey Filatov is, among other things, the founder of the Art Russe Foundation, which collects and preserves Soviet-era art. His […]

NFL Plans To Play ‘Black National Anthem’ Before Week 1 Game, Per Reports

The National Football League (NFL) plans to play a song colloquially referred to as “the Black national anthem” before a Week 1 game, ESPN reported. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the song “Lift Every Voice and Sing” (or, in some spellings, “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing”) was written as a poem in 1900 and […]

Richmond, Virginia, Mayor Orders Immediate Removal Of All Confederate Monuments In The City

Richmond, Virginia, Mayor Levar Stoney ordered the immediate removal of all Confederate statues in the city, in part because of concerns about protesters being injured in trying to forcibly topple them, The Spokesman reported. The Virginia city was, for a period of time, the capitol city of the Confederate States of America, and monuments to […]

Jon Stewart Slams Donald Trump: ‘White Power Is Playing In His Head All The Time’

Jon Stewart didn’t hold back on Monday while speaking with the hosts of The View about President Donald Trump. In an interview promoting his new movie Irresistible, Stewart said that the upcoming election will be the most divisive in history and accused the president of racism, as The Daily Beast reported. While talking about the […]

Man Caught On Video Appearing To Point Gun At St. Louis Protesters Speaks Out

A man who was caught on a video appearing, along with his wife, to point guns at protesters marching through his St. Louis, Missouri neighborhood has spoken out, KMOV-TV reported. On Sunday night, protesters marched through the wealthy, gated St. Louis neighborhood where Mayor Lyda Krewson lives. The protest was put together by the group […]

Mike Pence Faces Backlash On Social Media After Refusing To Say ‘Black Lives Matter’

Vice President Mike Pence said that he doesn’t want to say “Black Lives Matter” because he believes it is part of a “radical left” progressive agenda that would defund the police and tear down historical monuments. As CBS News reports, the vice president was pressed on Face the Nation to explain on Sunday why he […]

Donald Trump Tweets ‘Wanted’ Posters Of Alleged Vandals

On Saturday, President Donald Trump tweeted 15 “wanted” posters of individuals allegedly involved with vandalism in Washington, D.C., Mediaite reported. “The United States Park Police, in conjunction with the FBI Washington Field Office’s Violent Crimes Task Force, is attempting to identify several individuals who are responsible for vandalizing federal property,” the posters say. The posters […]

Kansas State Football Players Join Boycott Of Athletic Program After Offensive Social Media Post By A Student

Kansas State University football players announced on Saturday they were joining an ongoing boycott of the school’s athletic program. Barrett Sallee of CBS Sports reported that several Wildcats players posted an image on social media that included a statement announcing their intentions. “To our family at Kansas State: Due to the recent disparaging, insensitive, and […]

Kevin McCarthy Blasts Nancy Pelosi And Joe Biden: They Have ‘Not Said A Word’ To Denounce Violent Protesters

In an interview with Fox News broadcast on Friday, Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy blasted Democrats Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi. During an appearance on America’s Newsroom, the House minority leader accused the former vice president and the House speaker of remaining silent in the wake of violent protests across the nation. The protests began after […]

‘Supergirl’ Star Nicole Maines Shares Her Definition Of Pride

Nicole Maines is best known for her role as Nia Nal/Dreamer on The CW’s Supergirl, but the actress is also playing a major role as a trans activist off-screen. In a recent interview, Maines took a moment to explain how her definition of Pride has shifted this year, while highlighting her ultimate LGBTQ icon, according […]

Donald Trump Signs Executive Order To Protect Monuments, Statues, And Memorials

On Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a new executive order to protect the nation’s historical monuments, statues, and memorials, The Associated Press reported. The executive order enacts several provisions to prevent the vandalism and destruction of these artifacts and calls for severe consequences for individuals who do vandalize or destroy them. In the executive […]

Mississippi Legislature Has Enough Votes To Get Rid Of Confederate Imagery On State Flag, Proponents Believe

A Mississippi lawmaker believes he has enough votes to change the Magnolia State’s flag, getting rid of Confederate imagery that has adorned it for over 120 years. As NBC News reported, State Rep. Robert Johnson III hopes to see his state change the flag, which has been a lightning rod of controversy for decades. And […]

Denver Civil War Statue Toppled By Protesters

Protesters in Denver tore down a Civil War statue in front of the Colorado State Capitol building early Thursday morning, KMGH-TV reported. At around 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, protesters spray-painted and then toppled the statue honoring The Centennial State’s contribution to the Civil War. Erected in 1909, the statue depicted a generic cavalryman (not intended […]

Dixie Chicks Apparently Change Their Name, Following Lady Antebellum’s Decision To Do The Same

Country music act The Dixie Chicks appear to have decided that the time has come to change their name, Yahoo Entertainment reported, following the decision by their colleagues, Lady Antebellum, to do the same. Both name changes come in the wake of the George Floyd protests. In a Twitter post on Thursday morning, the band […]

Replace National Anthem With Something Less Militaristic, More Inclusive, Says Historian

The national anthem, with its references to artillery and its composer’s connections to slavery, should be replaced with something less militaristic and more inclusive, historian Daniel E. Walker says. As Yahoo Entertainment reported, Walker, the author of No More, No More: Slavery and Cultural Resistance in Havana and New Orleans and producer of the documentary […]

Tony Evers Activates Wisconsin National Guard After State Senator Attacked, Property Destroyed By Protesters

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers announced on Wednesday night he called out the state’s contingent of the National Guard. PBS reported the move was made after a night of unrest and violent protests on Tuesday. In a statement regarding calling out the National Guard, Evers said something changed in the demonstrations that had been associated with […]

Charleston, South Carolina, To Remove Statue Of Slavery Advocate John C. Calhoun

Officials in Charleston, South Carolina are expected to vote Tuesday night to remove a statue of John C. Calhoun, a former vice president who advocated for keeping slavery legal, ABC News reported. Since 1896, a statue of Calhoun has stood in Marion Square in the historic city’s downtown. However, in the wake of the George […]

Seattle Autonomous Zone To Shut Down As Mayor Orders Police To Return After Third Shooting

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced on Monday that police would be returning to the area known as the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, effectively ending the social experiment in the four-block zone. The move comes after the third person was shot in the police-free zone. “A recent silent march had nearly 85,000 peaceful attendees whose message […]