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White House Press Secretary Sarah “Huckachin” Sanders Says Police Shootings Are A Local Matter

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White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, responded to questions about Stephon Clark -a black man who was shot by police 20 times with just a cellphone in his pocket. The White House, under the Trump presidency, has constantly made a point that police officers should be respected. Sad to think that the many killings of unarmed black men are a “local matter” as she added. One can clearly see it’s happening everywhere and nearly every day, so how is it local?

“Certainly a terrible incident, this is something that is a local matter and that’s something we feel should be left up to the local authorities.”

Another unarmed black man is killed at the hands of police because they felt threatened or had mistaken him for having a weapon…and the White House thinks it’s a local matter. Stephon Clark was shot 20 times and it isn’t a story that’s new. We know how it goes, the police officers involved will not be charged, paid investigation that yields no information and no results. The white circle of life.

This administration doesn’t value the lives of black men and women and definitely not people of color. This is the same administration that is interested in building a wall to so call “protect” us from terrorists and rapist when white men are walking in public spaces and shooting random people. These white men are considered mentally insane because of the color of their skin. We’ve seen it recently with the Parkland shooter.

Check out the video of White House Press Secretary response and tell me if you can hear “I don’t see color.” coming from her thin lips.

 

Did the White House’s comments come off as dismissive? 

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12 Year-Old Keedron Bryant Signed to Warner Records

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“OOHHH THANK YA” is all Keedron Bryant had to say on social media when news finally came out that he had signed a record deal with Warner Records.

Amidst all the difficult news we’ve been facing these past few weeks, we wanted to give you something to smile about. You might remember Keedron Bryant, the 12-year-old boy who went viral after posting a video of himself singing “I Just Wanna Live,” a song written by his mother that tells of being Black in America and just wanting to live.

Keedron’s performance was noticed by everyone from former president Barack Obama, who referred to him and posted the performance in a statement on the murder of George Floyd, to comedian Ellen Degeneres, who closed her show with his full video. 

Just when we thought this story couldn’t give us any more feels, it was announced that Keedron was officially signed to Warner Records and his viral hit would be released on all platforms Friday, June 19, otherwise known as Juneteenth, a day marking the end of slavery in America. 

Congratulations are definitely in order for Keedron Bryant.

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Netflix CEO Donates $120 Million to HBCU’s

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Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings, along with his wife, Patty Quillin, are donating $120 million dollars in total to Morehouse College, Spelman College, and the United Negro College Fund. The $120 million will go towards scholarships for the students. Each college will get $40 million.

According to the United Negro College Fund, this is the largest single donation by individuals.

In a statement Hastings and Quillin said, “We’ve supported these three extraordinary institutions for the last few years because we believe that investing in the education of black youth is one of the best ways to invest in America’s future.”

This isn’t Hastings’ and Quillin’s first time donating to HBCU’s and minority education. In 1997, the two began supporting the KIPP charter school network which helps black and latino students. In 2016, Hastings created a $100 million dollar education fund for black and latino scholarships.

“HBCUs have a tremendous record, yet are disadvantaged when it comes to giving. Generally, white capital flows to predominantly white institutions, perpetuating capital isolation. We hope this additional $120 million donation will help more black students follow their dreams and also encourage more people to support these institutions — helping to reverse generations of inequity in our country,” says Hastings and Quillin.

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