I promised myself that after my open letter to Tomi Lahren over her commentary about the Beyonce Superbowl. However, after Trevor Noah’s epic READ of Tomi, I had to reconsider.

Lahren recently visited Noah’s  for an extended interview on ‘The Daily Show’ to discuss her views on the Black Lives Matter Movement, Colin Kaepernick, and more! Their conversation was entertaining and intriguing, to say the least. I felt like Trevor’s proud sister for asking necessary questions and pulling Lahren’s false narratives from under the rug.

You have to give it up to ole’ girl for always sticking to her views…no matter how clueless she sounds.

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It’s evident that black lives matter.

I see it

you see it

the whole world sees it

Yet…a lot of you have this annoying habit that exemplifies the very reason why we have to shout BLACK LIVES MATTER in the first place.

For the people who have this desire to say, “ALL Lives Matter”, after hearing us say, “BLACK Lives Matter”….please know that you are not only showing how selfish you are with your sincerity, you are refusing to acknowledge the problem with police brutality and killings of unarmed black men,women, and children.

When we say, “BLACK Lives Matter”, we aren’t saying other lives don’t. We are saying BLACK lives matter, TOO! When you say ALL lives matter, you overlook the lack of equality and injustices African-Americans face in this country.To add salt to the wound…some of you all have the audacity to compare the Black Lives Matter to a terror group.

As a culture, we are offended. The Black Lives Matter movement was created in peace and for peace.

For those who want to bring up black on black crime, there is an understanding of why police don’t value our lives. However, black on black crime doesn’t equate to the number of unarmed black victims who are dead by the hands of police. Many of these victims were hard-working and good citizens. Black on black crime and the KKK with badges are two different issues.

We all know that ALL lives matter, but blacks are the only people we see being choked, shot for selling CDs, shot in a car with his child in the back seat, shot for helping his autistic patient, dying in jail cells for minor traffic violations, shot for listening to loud music, shot while looking for help after a car accident, shot for partying at his bachelor party, shot while riding the NY subway…I could go on and on.

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Adam gets it….

 

Your white privilege is the blindfold to our frustrations, and you ignore our frustrations with your ALL lives rebuttal. The fact of the matter is ALL lives WON’T Matter until BLACK lives matter. Until every one of us recognize that, we will always be divided in the movement.

 

 

Officer Jeronimo Yanez, who fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop, has been charged with 2nd-Degree manslaughter, as well as two felony counts of dangerous discharge of a weapon. The charge was announced Wednesday by Ramsey County Attorney, John Choi.

Via Slate:

Choi said he made his decision after reviewing dashcam footage of the interaction between Castile and the officer who killed him, Jeronimo Yanez. According to Choi, Castile complied with Yanez’s instructions during the traffic stop, keeping his hands in sight before informing the officer, “calmly and in a non-threatening manner,” that he had a gun. (Castile had a license to carry his firearm, and his family provided a copy of his permit to media about a week after the shooting.) Choi said that Yanez responded by instructing Castile not to pull the gun out. Though Castile replied, “I’m not pulling it out,” Yanez repeated, this time screaming, “Don’t pull it out.” He then proceeded to fire seven shots. According to Choi, Castile’s final words were, “I wasn’t reaching for it.”

The dashcam footage Choi referred to has not been made public, though the ACLU has sued for its release. The aftermath of Castile’s fatal shooting was, however, captured on video by his girlfriend and streamed live on Facebook. The death of Castile, a 32-year-old black man, came during a particularly traumatic week, one that began with the shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and ended with the killing of five police officers in Dallas by a sniper who said he was motivated by a desire to kill white officers.

Before the shooting in Falcon Heights, which left Castile clinging to his life while his girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter looked on, Yanez had said over his police radio that he was pulling Castile over because he matched the description of a robbery suspect. (Yanez, who is Latino, took particular note of Castile’s “wide-set nose.”) According to Choi, Yanez told investigators a day after the shooting that he had become scared for his life because he believed Castile was trying to block the officer’s view of his right hand. Choi, the prosecutor in Ramsey County, said at Wednesday’s press conference that expressing “subjective fear of death or great bodily harm” is “not enough” to legally justify the use of deadly force by a police officer. “I would submit that no reasonable officer knowing, seeing and hearing what Officer Yanez did at the time would have used deadly force under these circumstances,” Choi said.

Too bad it’s only manslaughter. That man was MURDERED for no reason in front of his 4-year-old daughter!

Mega pop star, Lady Gaga, dropped her 4th studio album, ‘Joanne’, and she’s already making waves with her single, “Angel Down”. The touching single a tribute to Trayvon Martin, the17-year-old teen gunned down by a vigilante, George Zimmerman in 2012.

Trayvon’s death sparked the Black Lives Matter movement after Zimmerman was acquitted.

In an interview with Beats 1, Lady Gaga explains how the political climate has influenced her art and inspired her new song in tribute to Trayvon Martin titled, “Angel Down.”
“It’s a very extreme year and a very high, stressful time; people of all ages I think are feeling it. Especially with politics and with society – the way things have been moving, the chaos in America. This was a lot of my inspiration on the album,” says Gaga.

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T.I has definitely utilized his creativity in his latest video for “War Zone”, tackling police brutality in such a unique and thought-provoking fashion.

The Tidal Exclusive offers a different perspective on the whole ALL Lives Matter Vs. Black Lives Matter and also raises the question…what if white folks were suffering by police brutality?

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During the aftermath of the recent tragic shootings of Terence Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott, the women of ‘The Talk’ responded to the question of the day during their table segment, “What do you think it’ll take to stop racial profiling?”. There were very valid answers from Aisha Tyler and Sarah Gilbert, but it was Sheryl Underwood’s emotional response that shut everyone up!

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