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Why The Olympics Punished Me For Protesting        NYT        8 September 2020

 

 

 

 

Why The Olympics Punished Me For Protesting        Video        NYT Opinion        8 September 2020

 

In sports arenas around the world,

taking a knee is no longer taboo — it’s trending.

But there’s at least one place

where protesting is still not allowed.

The Olympic medal podium.

In the video Op-Ed above,

the track and field Olympian Gwen Berry

confronts Thomas Bach,

president of the International Olympic Committee,

over what she feels is his organization’s hypocrisy:

Olympians are celebrated for their courage, drive and tenacity.

But if they are spurred by those same traits to demand racial justice?

That’s a punishable offense.

On the podium at the 2019 Pan Am Games, Berry raised her fist.

Then she paid for it.

She was reprimanded by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee

and is now unsponsored.

She is among the top hammer throwers in the world,

but hasn’t received an athletic grant since protesting.

Berry is a Black woman without a safety net

defying a global organization

that brought in $165 million in profits in 2018.

Yet athletes like her — who often scrape by —

are faced with an impossible dilemma:

keep their mouths shut or jeopardize their career to fight for justice.

Berry has fought to get to where she is today.

She was raised by her grandmother

in a household of 13 in Ferguson, Mo.

After having a son at age 15, she earned a college scholarship

and became a top hammer thrower.

While training to qualify for the Olympics in 2016,

she held down two jobs

— working at Dick’s Sporting Goods during the day

and delivering Insomnia Cookies at night —

and helped support 10 extended-family members back home.

Last month,

Team USA formed a council

to make recommendations on race and social justice.

But Berry says as long as free speech is censored,

volunteer committees are not enough.

As for what she really wants?

You’ll have to hear it from her in the video above.

This time, she won’t be silenced.

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=as-4j9GauOk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm a Black Cowboy. This is My Story.        The New York Times        5 August 2020

 

 

 

 

I'm a Black Cowboy. This is My Story.        Video        Op-Docs        The New York Times        5 August 2020

 

Cowboys are among the most iconic figures of the American West.

They’re mythologized as strong, independent people

who live and die by their own terms on the frontier.

 

And in movies, the people who play them are mostly white.

 

But as with many elements of Americana,

the idea of who cowboys are is actually whitewashed

— scholars estimate that in the pioneer era,

one in four cowboys were black.

 

The historian Quintard Taylor writes about how before then,

enslaved people

"were part of the expansion of the livestock industry

into colonial South Carolina,

passing their herding skills down through the generations

and steadily across the Gulf Coast states to Texas."

In Dillon Hayes's "All I Have to Offer You Is Me,"

we meet Larry Callies,

who comes from a long line of cowboys. Growing up in Texas,

Callies dreamed of becoming like Charley Pride,

the first African-American inductee in the Country Music Hall of Fame.

 

As with the cowboy, there’s an assumption of who makes up country music,

despite its diverse history.

The breakthrough of artists like Lil Nas X, Jimmie Allen and Kane Brown

has returned attention to the contributions of black artists to the genre.

 

Callies’s journey shows what we lose

when we don’t acknowledge the full breadth of history.

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWlLNIGIbd0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What does it take for Black Americans to feel safe right now?        NYT        2 July 2020

 

 

 

 

What does it take for Black Americans to feel safe right now?        Video        The New York Times        2 July 2020

 

For some, it’s owning a gun.

Even if that’s not something

they may have ever wanted to do.

 

In the video above,

a chorus of Black voices from across the country

— a schoolteacher in Oakland, Calif.,

a political strategist in Aurora, Colo., and others —

have an urgent message: “Go buy a gun. Arm yourself.

And just make sure you get some training.”

 

This is by no means the first time

many Black Americans have felt the need

to arm themselves for self-preservation.

 

But with a white couple pulling guns

on Black Lives Matter protesters in St. Louis,

right-wing extremists increasing attacks

and co-opting rallies to advance their own messaging

and half of Black Americans already feeling

that they can’t trust the police to treat them equally,

some Black Americans are saying they now have no choice

but to exercise their Second Amendment right.

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSqTKE5apxE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How a Police Encounter Turned Fatal: The Killing of Rayshard Brooks    NYT    23 June 2020

 

 

 

 

How a Police Encounter Turned Fatal: The Killing of Rayshard Brooks        Video        Visual Investigations        NYT        23 June 2020

 

The Times analyzed witness videos,

police footage and official documents

to identify the critical moments — and missteps —

that led to the killing of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta on June 12.

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=b11oIVO9SJU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She called police on him in Central Park. Hear his response        CNN        27 May 2020

 

 

 

 

She called police on him in Central Park. Hear his response        Video        CNN        27 May 2020

 

Christian Cooper

speaks with CNN's Don Lemon about the encounter he had

with a white woman who called the police on him

during an encounter involving her unleashed dog in Central Park.

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=7d25HYk9Oms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is Juneteenth – and should it be a federal holiday in the US?        G        18 June 2020
 

 

 

 

What is Juneteenth – and should it be a federal holiday in the US?        Video        G        18 June 2020

 

Every 19 June for more than 150 years

African Americans across the US

have celebrated freedom from slavery.

 

Guardian US reporter Kenya Evelyn

explores the significance of Juneteenth,

how celebrations have evolved over the years

and looks at whether it is time for the holiday

to receive federal recognition

G

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=Az6hJaNEbSU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

'He Was Unarmed, but He Was Black.' My Son Ahmaud Arbery Was Murdered.    10 June 2020

 

 

 

 

'He Was Unarmed, but He Was Black.' My Son Ahmaud Arbery Was Murdered.        Video        NYT Opinion        The New York Times        10 June 2020

 

After Ahmaud Arbery was chased down and killed

while he was jogging in Glynn County, Ga., investigators say,

one of the white men accused of shooting him used a racial slur.

 

In the above video,

Wanda Cooper-Jones, Mr. Arbery’s mother,

demands that these men be prosecuted

not just on charges of killing her son

but also for targeting him because of his skin color.

 

Yet as it now stands, that can’t happen:

Georgia is one of just four states in the country

without a hate crime law.

 

Georgia lawmakers can change this.

They’re going back into session next Monday,

giving them the opportunity to decide

whether to bring a hate crime bill up for a vote.

 

If we can’t stop these hate-inspired attacks,

we can at least prosecute them for what they are.

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=e2OxvP007sc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

His Best Friend Was Killed By the Police. Now He's Running for Office    NYT    9 June 2020

 

 

 

 

His Best Friend Was Killed By the Police. Now He's Running for Office        Video        NYT News        The New York Times        9 June 2020

 

“If we’re not at the table, we’re on the menu.”

We followed a Minnesota organizer

whose run for office has taken on new urgency

since George Floyd’s death.

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=NOrgSyxTyuU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rev. Al Sharpton gives eulogy for George Floyd at memorial service    CBSN    4 June 2020

 

 

 

 

Rev. Al Sharpton gives eulogy for George Floyd at memorial service        Video        CBSN        4 June 2020

 

Rev. Al Sharpton delivered a powerful eulogy

at the Minneapolis memorial service for George Floyd.

He said, "It's time for us to stand up in George's name and say,

'Get your knee off our necks!'" Watch his remarks.

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=2zjlAixki1M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hands up, don't shoot':

how athletes have protested racial injustice in recent years        G        3 June 2020

 

 

 

 

Hands up, don't shoot':

how athletes have protested racial injustice in recent years        G        3 June 2020

 

The sporting world

has been echoing the global outrage over the death of George Floyd.

 

Throughout the past decade sport stars, and in particular black athletes,

have been able to use their platform to speak out.

 

Here's a look at previous times they've called out racial injustice

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?time_continue=1&v=v4RzVArmCpc&feature=emb_logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘We’re Sick and Tired’: Voices From Minneapolis Protests        NYT        31 May 2020

 

 

 

 

‘We’re Sick and Tired’: Voices From Minneapolis Protests        Video        NYT News        The New York Times        31 May 2020

 

The death of George Floyd at the hands of the police

set off days of protests in Minneapolis.

 

Demonstrators challenged a curfew on Saturday

and took to the streets for the fifth day in a row. Here’s why.

 

Whether it's reporting on conflicts abroad and political divisions at home,

or covering the latest style trends and scientific developments,

 

New York Times video journalists

provide a revealing and unforgettable view of the world.

It's all the news that's fit to watch.

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=crWX4E1KqOM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video Shows New Angle Of George Floyd’s Arrest With Multiple Officers - GRAPHIC

 

 

 

 

Video Shows New Angle Of George Floyd’s Arrest With Multiple Officers        NBC News NOW        29 May 2020        GRAPHIC VIDEO

 

Cell phone video appears to show

George Floyd on the ground with three officers,

while another officer stands next to a police vehicle.

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=oejaHE5jUaA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retracing Ahmaud Arbery’s Final Minutes: What Videos And 911 Calls Show    NYT    18 May 2020

 

 

 

 

Retracing Ahmaud Arbery’s Final Minutes: What Videos And 911 Calls Show        NYT Visual Investigations        The New York Times        18 May 2020

 

Using security footage, cellphone video,

911 calls and police reports,

The Times has reconstructed the 12 minutes

before Ahmaud Arbery was shot dead

in Georgia on Feb. 23.

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=-nKf0TW-L1M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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