Tag: Black Lives Matter

Race in America | Dismantling Structural Racism with Opal Tometi

By Karen Attiah | The Washington Post

Tometi is a Nigerian-American human rights leader, community organizer and writer. As one of the three founders of Black Lives Matter, she is credited with initiating the project’s social media strategy which turned a hashtag into one of the most successful civil rights campaigns in modern history. Tometi has been active in the #EndSars movement in Nigeria where demonstrators have called for the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a police unit accused of extortion, harassment, kidnapping and extrajudicial violence. Tometi joins Washington Post global opinions editor Karen Attiah to discuss the work being done in the U.S. and across the world to dismantle structural racism and injustice

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Seattle’s African immigrants, refugees confront what it means to be Black in America

by | king5

King County has a large East African population. They are learning that America’s Black Lives Matter movement is for them, too: “We need to be visible.”

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What American schools should teach about race, racism and slavery

By Dennis Prager | Liberal First

Regarding race and much else, America’s students are not taught history. In fact, they are not taught; they are indoctrinated. With anti-Americanism. The purpose of all teaching about race in American schools is to engender contempt for America. They are, therefore, “taught” the lies of The New York Times’ “1619 Project” — that the United States was founded to preserve and protect slavery — and of such works as Robin DiAngelo’s “White Fragility.”

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BLM, End SARS Protests Unite Americans & Nigerians in Global Fight For Equality

Both campaigns have gone viral, allowing the two groups to share information and resources for their grassroot efforts towards equality

By Jorden Hales – NBC 7 San Diego

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Babatunde Olatunji | The Nigerian drummer who set the beat for US civil rights

Three years before Rosa Parks’ bus boycott, Nigerian drummer Babatunde Olatunji protested against racial segregation in the southern states of America. He was part of a generation of Africans who played an important role in the fight for racial justice in the US – and continue to do so.

By Aaron Akinyemi | BBC

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Israel Adesanya | Nigerian-born UFC star commends NBA players for racial injustice boycott

By Danny Segura | USAToday

Nigerian-born Israel Adesanya is siding with some of his fellow professional athletes’ decision to halt play in protest of a police shooting in Wisconsin earlier this week. The UFC middleweight champion said he commends NBA players for boycotting play in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake by a police officer in Kenosha.

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Kamaru Usman | Nigerian MMA star responds after Colby Covington rips NBA, MLB players for striking as protest for Jacob Blake shooting

By Damon Martin | MMA Fighting

Former UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington has injected himself into the news after players from the NBA and MLB initiated strikes in protest of the shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin. This has elicited a sharp response by Nigerian UFC champion Kamaru Usman

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Kei Kamara | Sierra Leone footballer joins teammates to protest the killing of Jacob Blake

By Sports Africa | BBC

Ex-Sierra Leone striker Kei Kamara feels the campaign for social justice is more important than sport in the United States at the moment. He was talking as his MLS side Colorado Rapids chose not to play a game on Wednesday against FC Dallas in protest over the shooting of Jacob Blake.

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Serge Ibaka demands respect for Black lives around the world

Serge Ibaka is a power forward for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. He was born in Congo Brazaville and is a member of the NBA winning Toronto Raptors team of 2019. In this article he talks on his views on the treatment of immigrants and the Black Lives Matter Movement.

By Aaron Rose | Sports Illustrated

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Ime Archibong | As Facebook’s unofficial Black leader, the Nigerian-American is pursuing racial justice while seeking the next big thing

By Salvador Rodriguez | CNBC

Nigerian-American Ime Archibong plays a unique role in Mark Zuckerberg’s orbit.

For nearly a decade, Zuckerberg has turned to Archibong any time he’s come up with ideas for special projects at Facebook. Archibong is also Zuckerberg’s point person in dealing with third-party developers. Outside of the office, the two executives are running buddies. 

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