WHEN PROTESTS ERUPTED around the world after the death of George Floyd, who died in the custody of Minneapolis police, the threat of a global pandemic calmly took a backseat as a rush of justifiable rage against ongoing racial injustice flowed through all 50 American states and several countries around the world. As protesters took to the streets, it became imperative that black photographers, specifically, capture this moment. Continue reading 3 Black Photographers on Capturing the George Floyd Protests
A black college student has been critically injured after police shot him in the head with a beanbag round during a protest in Austin, Texas. Continue reading 20-Year-Old College Student Suffers Brain Damage After Police Shoot Him With Beanbag Round at Protest
Hundreds of thousands of protesters took the to the streets on Saturday for a historic Women’s March on Washington. Following Friday’s Inauguration protests throughout the Downtown area of Washington D.C., Saturday morning saw the crowd of protesters growing by the thousands into the afternoon. The Women’s March successfully shut down multiple streets, include the area surrounding the Washington Monument.
Following several days of protest that sometimes erupted into violence and property destruction, the mayor of the city of Charlotte, North Carolina has imposed an indefinite midnight-to-six-a.m. curfew.
The political climate in Brazil has many questioning the wisdom of holding this year’s Summer Olympics in Rio. Between the country’simpeachment of the president, poor infrastructure, terrible recession,sea pollution, and the Zika virus, Brazil is in the midst of chaos and turmoil. As the Olympics torch arrived in Rio De Janeiro, protests over the high cost of the games marred the ceremony. Police used tear gas and pepper spray to disperse the crowd of hundreds of demonstrators.