Facebook mistakenly labels Black men ‘primates’

Social media giant founded by Mark Zuckerberg apologises for ‘clearly unacceptable error’ but has previously faced allegations of racial bias. Facebook has announced that it disabled its topic recommendation feature after it mistook Black men for “primates” in a video on the social network. A Facebook spokesperson called it a “clearly unacceptable error” and saidContinue reading “Facebook mistakenly labels Black men ‘primates’”

Officers, paramedics charged in Elijah McClain’s 2019 death

Colorado’s attorney general said Wednesday that a grand jury indicted three officers and two paramedics in the death of Elijah McClain, a Black man who was put in a chokehold and injected with a powerful sedative two years ago in suburban Denver. The 23-year-old’s death gained widespread attention during last year’s protests against racial injusticeContinue reading “Officers, paramedics charged in Elijah McClain’s 2019 death”

A Texas school district asked a Black principal to remove a photo of him kissing his white wife. Then the community branded him a critical race theory ‘boogeyman.’

Dr. James Whitfield recalled in a Facebook post that his school district once asked him to take down a photo showing him kissing his wife. He told Insider that was just the start of a sustained harassment campaign from local residents. At a tense public meeting in July, residents accused Whitfield of promoting “the conspiracyContinue reading “A Texas school district asked a Black principal to remove a photo of him kissing his white wife. Then the community branded him a critical race theory ‘boogeyman.’”

Punching Nazis, Exposing Fascists, and the Antifa Philosophy: Fringe Nation (VICE)

As riots and protests spread nationwide, some politicians and news media pointed to violence by Antifa as the culprit. Alzo Slade talks to someone from Antifa to hear their side.

Israeli spyware firm linked to fake Black Lives Matter and Amnesty websites – report

Researchers say web domains masquerading as activist, health and media groups are used by governments to hack targets An Israeli company that sells spyware to governments is linked to fake Black Lives Matter and Amnesty International websites that are used to hack targets, according to a new report. Researchers from the Citizen Lab at the UniversityContinue reading “Israeli spyware firm linked to fake Black Lives Matter and Amnesty websites – report”

Emails Reveal Cops Fanned Flames as FBI Debunked Antifa Hoax

On Sept. 11, 2020, the same day the Federal Bureau of Investigation released a statement dismissing rumors that leftist activists were starting wildfires in Oregon, a sheriff in Washington state sent a very different message to other members of law enforcement. “One of the methods Antifa is using to start fire’s,is to take a mason jar with tinder placed insideContinue reading “Emails Reveal Cops Fanned Flames as FBI Debunked Antifa Hoax”

Livid Trump Wanted Person Who Leaked Bunker Story Executed, New Book Claims

Trump was taken to the White House bunker during protests last year over the police killing of George Floyd. According to a new book by a senior White House reporter, a furious Donald Trump told aides in May 2020 that whoever leaked information to the press about his stay in the White House bunker hadContinue reading “Livid Trump Wanted Person Who Leaked Bunker Story Executed, New Book Claims”

A woman who ran over a demonstrator during a George Floyd protest in Denver last summer is found not guilty of assault by jury

Video of a car hitting a demonstrator during protests over the death of George Floyd protests last May went viral. A jury found that the woman driving the car was not guilty of assault. A lawyer for Jennifer Watson said she was scared for her safety. A woman accused of hitting a person with herContinue reading “A woman who ran over a demonstrator during a George Floyd protest in Denver last summer is found not guilty of assault by jury”

Darnella Frazier, who recorded George Floyd’s death, loses uncle in police crash

The teenager who recorded the last moments of George Floyd’s life in a video that helped launch a global protest movement against racial injustice said her uncle has died in a crash involving a Minneapolis police car. Darnella Frazier said in a Facebook post that Leneal Lamont Frazier died early Tuesday after his vehicle wasContinue reading “Darnella Frazier, who recorded George Floyd’s death, loses uncle in police crash”

UN calls for end of ‘impunity’ for police violence against black people

Report launched in aftermath of George Floyd murder cites example of 2018 death of Kevin Clarke in UK A UN report that analysed racial justice in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd has called on member states including the UK to end the “impunity” enjoyed by police officers who violate the human rights of blackContinue reading “UN calls for end of ‘impunity’ for police violence against black people”

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