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[WATCH] Racist Cyclist Assaults Group Posting Police Brutality Flyers On Bike Trail In Maryland

Police in Montgomery County, MD are looking for the man in the video below who physically assaulted a small group posting racial justice flyers along the Capital Crescent Trail in Bethesda.

At approximately 12:45 pm today(June 5), three young adults were walking the Capital Crescent Trail near the Dalecarlia Tunnel. The young adults, one man and two women, were posting flyers in support of Black Lives Matter and justice for George Floyd.

The suspect, a white man, began to argue about the flyers and grabbed the flyers from one of the victims, as seen in the video. The suspect then pushed his bicycle and began to charge one of the victims, causing them to fall to the ground.

The Maryland-National Capital Park Police tweeted they were seeking the assault suspect, with photos taken from the video.

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Kanye West Pays For George Floyd Daughter’s College Fund

As it was reported yesterday, Chi-Town born rap mogul Kanye West donated $2 million to the families and legal teams of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and Geroge Floyd, however, Yeezus has also reportedly fully paid the tuition for George Floyd’s daughter, Gianna Floyd.

West has also donated to several Black owned businesses in his hometown, just in time for the arrests of the four Minnesota Police officers involved in the death of George Floyd.

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced just two days ago that Derek Chauvin, the ex-officer who had his knee on George Floyd’s neck, which killed him, had his charges upgraded to second degree murder while the other officers, Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao are all charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and abetting second-degree manslaughter.

Many other celebrities have taken their star power to the streets to stand in support of justice for George Floyd including Nick Cannon, Jamie Foxx, Michael B. Jordan, Trey Songz as well as Bun B and Trae The Truth, who organized a rally earlier this week in Floyd’s hometown of Houston to protest police violence.

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Trump Suggests Protesters Be Imprisoned for 10 Years

In what is now the most talked-about conversation in the political history of this country, President Donald Trump told the governors that they were “weak” for not being willing to send the National Guard into the streets to neutralize the violence and looting that has predicated most of the protests around the country for the death of George Floyd in the hands of the Minneapolis Police. Trump added that the protesters should be put in jail for a long time to avoid these types of riots and insurrections from happening again.

On a teleconference call yesterday (June 1) with several governors from around the United States, President Trump issued a scathing warning that if the leaders do not “dominate” the protesters in the streets by matching force with force, then “they’re going to run over you. You’re going to look like a bunch of jerks.”

“You’ve got to arrest these people. You’ve got arrest these people — and you’ve got to charge them,” Trump said. “And you can’t do this deal where they get one week in jail. These are terrorists, these are terrorists, they’re looking to do bad things to our country. They’re Antifa and they’re radical left. You have to track people, you have to put them in jail for 10 years and you’ll never see this stuff again.”

He added that if the rioting and looting could not be stopped by state and local law enforcement, he will have no problem sending in the U.S. military to all major cities that were not under control, including the country’s capital.

Cities such as New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Richmond, and many others have been issued a mandatory curfew during night hours. Those who violate these orders are subject to arrest. Video footage of these overtly aggressive arrests has surfaced, such as the Spelman and Morehouse students who were tased after their car window was broken and tire flattened by the Atlanta Police before being arrested for violating curfew.

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[WATCH] Classic Tupac Shakur: We Can’t Do But So Much Marching

Back in 1993, a 22-year-old Tupac Shakur took the podium at the 23rd Annual Indiana Black Expo and bared his heart about police brutality, going to war and ownership.

Introduced by Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad, who held the same sentiments as the late rapper…Tupac told the kids of the 90’s to put their minds together and go to war. Speaking on ownership as a man and woman, bearing arms, and togetherness, an emotional Tupac shared his experience as a black man in America who became successful. The platinum rapper stopped his busy schedule to influence a group of young black teenagers who were hanging on his every word, Tupac commanded the crowd to stand up for something. Shoulder to shoulder. And today his words are echoing the feelings of the new generation of this nation.

Dr. Greg Carr and Tupac Shakur during an 23rd annual Indiana Black Expo, 1993

“We can’t be do but so much marching…We’ve been marching for damn near 100 years. We are marching on the anniversary of marches from when we marched 25 years ago.” Pushing the kids to arm themselves and challenge the system many disagree with his words. It still remains that the soldier attitude and passion Tupac illuminated seems to be gone from this era.

That year, Pac spoke to us, and his words still ring a bell today. What changes will we make? Where are our leaders today? Who will this generation listen to?

“These white people see us as thugs…”

Watch Tupac’s epic speech below. Rest in power king.

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[WATCH] BET Founder Bob Johnson Calls for U.S. to Pay $14T in Reparations for Slavery

It’s about time someone addressed the root of the economic plight that many are protesting around the country today.

Black Entertainment Television founder Bob Johnson took to CNBC’s Squawk Box to call on the U.S. government to offer African Americans and the descendants of slaves in the United States a $14 trillion reparations plan in order to help quell the unrest in America’s streets.

“Think about this. Since 200-plus-years or so of slavery, labor taken with no compensation, is a wealth transfer. Denial of access to education, which is a primary driver of accumulation of income and wealth, is a wealth transfer,” said Johnson.

The 74-year-old media mogul added, “I’m talking about cash. We are a society based on wealth. That’s the foundation of capitalism.” 

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NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio’s Daughter Arrested In Manhattan George Floyd Protest

According to several confirmed news reports, daughter of NYC mayor Bill De Blasio’s daughter was arrested at a protest in Manhattan on Sunday.

25 year old Chiara De Blasio was arrested for unlawful assembly around 10:30 pm on Sunday in Lower Manhattan, according to police sources. The police source said that Chiara was blocking traffic and refused to move when she was arrested.

“That was a real hotspot, police cars were getting burned there, people were throwing and yelling, fighting with cops. There were thousands of people in that area at that time,” according to the police source.

De Blasio’s daughter gave her address on East End Avenue, which is Gracie Mansion, but she didn’t tell the arresting officers that she was the mayor’s daughter.

Chiara, who graduated from Santa Clara University in 2016 with a major in social work, was given a DAT(desk appearance ticket). City Hall nor the Mayor’s Office have commented on her arrest.

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Being Brown In America: What’s Next?

America is on fire. Not a surprise to many after another life was senselessly taken away from us. George Floyd represented millions of brown-skinned people that are targeted, attacked and judged based off the color of their skin.

We sang, we prayed, we hoped and nothing changed. Now comes the rage, anger and disbelief. Growing up as young black girl in America, I was aware of the separation of race at a very young age. Raised by my great-grandma, aunt and grandma…I already felt like a burden from day one. My mom who was a former Black Panther left me when I was 4 years old after battling several stages in life. Coming from this environment built a sad, angry confused little girl who was pushed out into a world who then treated me as a burden as well. The reality of police brutality enters our community at such a young age that even as a child I became numb to the image of seeing black men and women beat then arrested. My mom returned 7 years later and instantly began teaching me about her experiences as a Black Panther in ‘AmeriKKKa’. I moved to live with her in NYC and began attending various marches and protests against police brutality. In 1992, I was one of the few featured on the cover of the New York Amsterdam News while being maced by the NYPD at just 11-years old.

We’re treated differently in schools, retail stores, airports and anywhere others can judge or separate us. Our kinky hair, wide noses and bronze-colored skin seems to make some people uncomfortable but our talents, strength and magnetic intrigue them at the same time. We’ve watched men get beaten, abused and viciously attacked by police who have walked off free. They’ve hung black people, used plungers on them and have done deplorable things that get swept under the rug. Fast forward to today and the same things are happening over and over again and the African-American community is livid. 

Michelle Obama tweeted, ‘Right now it’s George, Breonna, and Ahmaud. Before that it was Eric, Sandra, and Michael. It just goes on, and on, and on.’ These are our sentiments. When does it stop? Cities are protesting all over America right now. Some are burning, looting and fighting and others are showing up in huge droves blocking traffic to get their point across.

What’s next? Where is America headed and what can be done to change police brutality?

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Flo Rida Launches Mobile COVID-19 Testing Site in Florida

According to a news report from TMZ, Sunshine State rapper Flo Rida has teamed up with his personal doctor to launch mobile testing sites at companies seeking to reopen following the more than a month-long lockdown due to the Coronavirus.

Flo, along with his doctor and now business partner Dr. George Tabi, launched a $1.5 million healthcare venture together called the Asktabs Mobile Wellness Center, which can test up to 1,500 people a day with a minimal staff of up to 14 people.

Last week, 30 employees from Miami’s The Metro Wrapz were the first to get tested by Asktabs. The testing site is primarily for businesses looking to safely reopen, but individuals can get tested as well.

Flo Rida and Dr. Tabi are looking to send Asktabs mobile sites around Florida throughout the summer and the rest of 2020.

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[WATCH] George Floyd Update: Minneapolis Cop Killing Sparks Huge Protest In Minnesota

After an apparent police-related killing in Minneapolis, MN that took the life of 46 year old George Floyd, citizens of The North Star State have taken to the streets to show that they want justic.

Even though four police officers were fired yesterday for the May 25 death of George Lloyd, citizens are still seeking justice, demanding that charges be brought upon all four of the officers involved. As the viral video of Floyd echoing the same painful last words as 2014 police killing victim Eric Gardner continued to circulate, thousands of protesters took to the streets of Minneapolis to show solidarity against this injustice.

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[WATCH] George Floyd Update: Minneapolis Cop Killing Sparks Huge Protest In Minnesota

After an apparent police-related killing in Minneapolis, MN that took the life of 46 year old George Floyd, citizens of The North Star State have taken to the streets to show that they want justic.

Even though four police officers were fired yesterday for the May 25 death of George Lloyd, citizens are still seeking justice, demanding that charges be brought upon all four of the officers involved. As the viral video of Floyd echoing the same painful last words as 2014 police killing victim Eric Gardner continued to circulate, thousands of protesters took to the streets of Minneapolis to show solidarity against this injustice.

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