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Yung Miami Shares Her Frustrations Regarding Protest Concerns

Since the beginning of the global protesting, following the death of Geroge Floyd. Celebrities have had mixed emotions on the state of America. Most celebrities have been doing their part in trying to support the Black Lives Matter movement, and other celebrities have addressed their concerns regarding the rioting and looting. Reality personality, Shekinah Jo received a lot of backlash after a teary-eyed rant on Instagram, concerning the looting of Gucci stores and other Atlanta businesses. Fans were concerned that Jo cared more about the major corporations rather than the countless amounts of Black lives lost to police brutality.

“Y’all done been in them folks’ store taking they sh-t. Them people got a family. That sh-t not right. They ain’t did nothing to you. Gucci ain’t did sh-t to y’all,” she said full of tears. “Y’all can say whatever y’all want to say. They racist, I don’t wanna hear none of that sh-t. They ain’t did sh-t to y’all. Saks ain’t did nothing to you. They ain’t did nothing to you. Lenox Mall ain’t did nothing to you.”

Following her cringy rant, Tory Lanez took to his Twitter account to express his thoughts after seeing the reality personality’s tearful rant. “WITH ALL THE THINGS GOING ON …. IM SEEING THIS LADY CRYING OVER THE GUCCI STORE BEING BROKEN INTO ?!!?? THE FUCKING GUCCI STORE SHORTY ??!?!??”

Tory and Shekinah went on instagram live to further discuss her concerns and come to a mutual understanding.

City Girls rap star, Yung Miami has seemed to join in on the conversation on her social media, after sharing her frustrations with people being more concerned about looting rather than the main issue at hand.

“Ppl laughing and taking this shit as a joke! Ppl so out of touch that it’s sad they don’t even give af about they own and always making excuses or trying to justify it. Ppl have a problem with ppl looting stores that don’t even want our money fr and follow us around the store as soon as we walk in and think you doing fraud when you paying with your credit card! STFU ITS BLACK LIVES!! That’s one of the biggest problems with black ppl we don’t know how to stick together as a whole it’s always somebody that’s gone say or do some dumb shit! This my last post I’m done!” she wrote on her Instagram.

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The Weekend Urges the Public to Give Whatever They Can After Donating $500K to BLM Movement

Canadian singer, The Weekend has donated to a numerous amount of charities that support the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Grammy-Award-winning singer announced the good deed on Instagram and encourages his followers to do the same. “Keep supporting our brothers and sisters out there risking everything to push for actual change for our black lives,” he penned.

“Urging everyone with big pockets to give and give big and if you have less please give what you can even if it’s a small amount. #blacklivesmatter,” he ended.

Aside from The Weekend, Drake has also made a donation of $100K to the National Bail Out, which was created to put an end to mass incarceration

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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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Man in Palisades Accuses SZA of Being a ‘Rioter’ Tries to Remove the Singer

New Jersey singer, SZA details how an encounter at the Palisades left her “in tears” after being racially profiled while trying to grocery shop.

“I’ve had the WEEIRDDESSST EXPERIENCES TODAY,” the singer tweeted. SZA shares that while shopping, she noticed a man approached a store employee.

“Another random ass man tried to remove me from a plaza In palisades while attempting to buy dog food for fear I was a ‘rioter’.”

“Lol He asked the grocery employee if he was ‘okay’ after watching him speak w me then told me 2 leave,” the Grammy-nominated singer continued.

SZA confirmed to one of her fans that the singer was indeed, white in response to the fan’s tweet.

“Between the ‘lock and load’ rhetoric on my neighborhood app + being rushed out of a public space for being considered a rioter …I was in tears. couldn’t even jump up and down how I wanted cause I didn’t wanna look like a “rioter” to the legion of cops across the street. Smh,” she added.

“And in that moment I realized I cared more about the white gaze than my own humanity .. I was sad for me . I don’t wanna live like that no more . I wanna cry and yell if I need to .. no guilt trip,” SZA continued.

This would not be the singer’s first experience with getting racially profiled. Last year, the singer blasted one of Sephora’s store locations for having a “Sandy Sephora” that ruined the singer’s shopping experience once accusing her of stealing from the store and calling security.

To end the detailed experience, at the Palisades, SZA tweeted “THIS SH*T NOT FAIR !!!!UUUGGHHHHHY VERY IMMATURE RESPONSE VERY MUCH HOW IT IS.”

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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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Russ Reportedly Raises $250K From ‘White Silence’ T-Shirt Sales for Black Lives Matter Movement

Russ Reportedly Raises $250K From 'White Silence' T-Shirt Sales for Black Lives Matter Movement

Hip Hop has been going toe-to-toe with the corrupt police system for the past 30 years. Many white rappers have shown their solidarity in wake of the unjust death of George Floyd by the hands of Officer Derek Chauvin. It’s no surprise that Russ is also taking action because he always speaks out on injustices, especially in the music industry.

“Some artists are scared to lose their fanbase meanwhile black people are scared to lose their LIFE everyday,” Russ wrote. Then, he shared a 2017 photo of himself wearing a t-shirt that reads: “If you want to change the system, speak up White silence is the problem.”

The “Best on Earth” rapper pledged to donate all of the proceeds from the T-shirt sales to the Black Lives Matter movement. So far he successfully raised over $250,000 and his goal is $1 million.

Russ challenged the labels to “Put some money up. Y’all eat off black lives everyday.”

Joey Badass also called out the record labels for their silence and exploitation of gang culture.

There’s a Black Out scheduled for Tuesday, but it’s like saying the school is closed on Saturday since most drops are scheduled for Fridays now. But let’s see what they’ve got up their sleeves.

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Trayvon Martin’s Mother Says George Floyd’s Death ‘Hit Differently’

Trayvon Martin's Mother Says George Floyd's Death 'Hit Differently'

Trayvon Martin’s death was the catalyst for the digital social movement that is globally known as the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

Eight years ago he was on his way home after buying some snacks from the store, while talking on the phone with his then-girlfriend, when George Zimmerman murdered him in cold blood.

Following the highly publicized case, Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges and that was the beginning of the uproar we’re witnessing in 2020.

Since the death of her 17-year-old son, Sybrina Fulton committed her life to activism and is eyeing a seat for the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners.

“At first, I didn’t want to be the voice for Trayvon after he died but I decided I have no choice. Now, I’m called to act, and called to serve,” Fulton said in a video posted to her Instagram.

“It became clear to me there’s an opportunity to turn our family’s tragedy into something positive for many other families.”It took my son being shot down in order for me to stand up. But I’m standing now,” she said

The authorities in charge of George Floyd’s case is already setting up the story to allow Chauvin to walk away. Hopefully, this isn’t another example of how the system doesn’t value black lives.

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Virgil Abloh Clarifies Looting Remarks, $50 Donation

Virgil Abloh Clarifies Looting Remarks, $50 Donation

Virgil Abloh is the latest person on the cancel block because he was tight-lipped in regards to the death of George Floyd, but was vocal about the looting.

To add fuel to the fire, he posted a screenshot of a $50 donation he made towards a bail fund and Black Twitter dragged him to and from the sunken place.

The Off-White designer apologized for his comments about the protests because it gave the impression that his “concern for those stores outweighed my concern for our right to protest injustice and express our anger and rage in this moment.”

“Buildings are brick and mortar and material things can be replaced, people can’t. Black lives matter. In this moment, those other things don’t,” he wrote. “People who criticize ‘looting’ often do also as way to make it seem like our fight against injustice isn’t legitimate. I did not realize the ways my comments accidentally contributed to that narrative. As mentioned yesterday, if looting eases pains nd further the overall mission, it is within good standing with me.”

Virgil took the time out to explain his $50 donation and made it be known that he actually donated $20,500 to bail funds in a matter-of-fact moment. I can understand your frustration if you think my contributions were limited to $50. purely false when it comes to the total. I have donated $20,500 to bail funds and other causes related to this movement.”

Check out his apology below:

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Looters Reportedly Run Off With $2.4M Worth of Watches From SoHo Rolex Store

Looters Reportedly Run Off With $2.4M Worth of Watches From SoHo Rolex Store

In every war, there are going to be casualties, and our hearts are with the hardworking black business owners who are victims of the recent looting.

However, many people aren’t feeling as sympathetic to larger corporations, especially the ones who profit from Black culture.

Police sources say the Rolex store in SoHo was cleaned out. “The Rolex store is empty,” the source said. “They stole like $2.4 million in Rolexes.”

The store was one of many stores that were looted on Sunday night. According to social media, Best Buy, Chanel, StockX, Lululemon, Apple, and more stores all got hit up.

NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller acknowledged that extremists were showing up after protests to riot, and take advantage of the fight for justice against George Floyd.

However, a spokesperson for the Rolex store “no watches of any kind were stolen, as there weren’t any on display in the store. There were simply windows broken and some vitrines smashed.”

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