A Year After Unrest, a Scarred Kenosha Still Waits to Rebuild

“It shook the foundation,” a City Council member said of the protests that followed the shooting of Jacob Blake last summer.

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Curtains Up! How Broadway Is Coming Back From Its Longest Shutdown.

Determined to reopen, crews are dusting off spotlights, dancers are relearning steps, and everyone is testing, testing, testing as theater seeks to rebound from the devastating pandemic.

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Adam Pendleton Is Rethinking the Museum

“Who Is Queen?” at MoMA is the artist’s most personal and ambitious show yet, exploring how we might live beyond labels in American society. “I want to overwhelm the museum,” he said.

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N.F.L. Will Allow Six Social Justice Messages on Players’ Helmets

The decals, with messages such as “Stop Hate” and “Black Lives Matter,” are part of the league’s efforts to show solidarity with players who have protested against racism and police brutality.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #football, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #kaepernick-colin, #national-football-league, #national-football-league-players-assn, #united-states-national-anthem-protests-2016

Facebook Apologizes After A.I. Puts ‘Primates’ Label on Video of Black Men

Facebook called it “an unacceptable error.” The company has struggled with other issues related to race.

#artificial-intelligence, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #computer-vision, #computers-and-the-internet, #discrimination, #facebook-inc, #facial-recognition-software, #monkeys-and-apes, #race-and-ethnicity, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Virginia Supreme Court Clears Path for Removal of Robert E. Lee Statue

Two unanimous rulings allow Gov. Ralph Northam to remove the statue from its prominent spot on Monument Avenue in Richmond.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #lee-robert-e, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #northam-ralph-s, #richmond-va, #slavery-historical, #virginia

John Akomfrah, an Artist Who Brings Order to Chaos

John Akomfrah’s films have shaken up official narratives around Black identity and imperialism. His latest tries to make sense of life in the pandemic.

#akomfrah-john, #art, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lisson-gallery-manhattan-ny, #movies, #race-and-ethnicity

When the ‘Silent Majority’ Isn’t White

The new media obsession with moderate minorities.

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Video Surfaces of Louisiana Trooper Beating a Black Man

The trooper, Jacob Brown, who was charged with assaulting Aaron Larry Bowman in May 2019 and later resigned, defended the attack as “pain compliance.”

#assaults, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #brown-jacob-louisiana-state-police-officer, #cameras, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #deaths-fatalities, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #greene-ronald-d-2019, #louisiana, #louisiana-state-police, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

Broadway Power Brokers Pledge Diversity Changes as Theaters Reopen

To address Black artists’ concerns, the pact calls for forgoing all-white creative teams, renaming theaters for Black artists and establishing diversity rules for the Tonys.

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Is There Racism in the Deed to Your Home?

Racial covenants were designed to keep neighborhoods segregated. Some states are now making it easier to erase them from legal documents.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #levittown-ny, #minneapolis-minn, #race-and-ethnicity, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-diego-calif

Jay-Z’s ‘Black Album’ Reconsidered

Our culture writer loved this quintessential hip-hop album as a teen. But after the summer of 2020, he started rethinking its message.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #jay-z, #rap-and-hip-hop, #the-black-album-album

Baking the World a Better Place

Talking to children about various types of protest can empower them to make their voices heard.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #parenting

Home Depot Punished Worker for Black Lives Matter Logo, Labor Board Says

A former employee said Home Depot told him to stop wearing a Black Lives Matter logo or quit, according to a National Labor Relations Board complaint.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #home-depot-inc, #minneapolis-minn, #national-labor-relations-board

No Charges for Honolulu Police Officers Who Fatally Shot South African Man

The death of Lindani Myeni became a cause célèbre in South Africa, intensifying criticism there of racism in the United States and a feeling of solidarity with African Americans.

#attacks-on-police, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #honolulu-hawaii, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #myeni-lindani-d-2021, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #south-africa

I Write About the Law. But Could I Really Help Free a Prisoner?

For years as a journalist, I’ve covered attempts to exonerate incarcerated people. But a letter from Yutico Briley led to a different kind of story.

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Lawmakers Sue N.Y.P.D., Saying They Were Beaten With Bicycles at Protest

State Senator Zellnor Myrie and Assemblywoman Diana Richardson say they were assaulted and pepper-sprayed by the police during last year’s Black Lives Matter protests.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #brooklyn-nyc, #de-blasio-bill, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #myrie-zellnor, #police-department-nyc, #richardson-diana-c, #state-legislatures, #suits-and-litigation-civil

5 Takeaways from Derek Chauvin’s Sentencing Hearing

The sentence came more than two months after Mr. Chauvin’s trial concluded with a guilty verdict on all three counts. The courtroom drama continued with powerful testimony from both sides.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #chauvin-derek-1976, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn

George Floyd Statue in Brooklyn Is Defaced With Hate Group’s Symbol

The vandalism came just days after the statue was unveiled, and only a day before the officer who killed Mr. Floyd was to be sentenced.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #brooklyn-nyc, #chauvin-derek-1976, #floyd-george-d-2020, #hate-crimes, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #neo-nazi-groups, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #southern-poverty-law-center, #vandalism

N.Y.C.’s Police Chokehold Ban Is Struck Down by Court

In a victory for police unions, a state Supreme Court judge said a law passed by the City Council is too vaguely worded.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #city-council-nyc, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #supreme-courts-state

Policing and the New York Mayoral Race

As voters head to the polls, we talk to two Democrats about an election that is testing the city’s values.

#audio-neutral-informative, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #crime-and-criminals, #elections-mayors, #hate-crimes, #mayors, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform, #race-and-ethnicity

Judge Narrows Suits Over Clearing of Protesters Before Trump Photo Op

The judge said that federal officials had immunity, and that claims of a conspiracy to clear Lafayette Square for President Donald J. Trump’s walk across it were “simply too speculative.”

#american-civil-liberties-union, #black-lives-matter-movement, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #lafayette-square-washington-dc, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Video of Montreal Police Kneeling on Black Teenager Spurs Outcry

Outrage over the video comes as Canada undergoes a national awakening about institutional racism, including among police forces.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #holness-balarama, #lucki-brenda, #montreal-quebec, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #royal-canadian-mounted-police, #trudeau-justin

Eric Adams Is Awful. I’m Putting Him on My Ballot.

He’ll be bad for progressives but still better than Andrew Yang.

#adams-eric-l, #black-lives-matter-movement, #elections-mayors, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform, #primaries-and-caucuses

St. Louis Couple Who Aimed Guns at Protesters Plead Guilty to Misdemeanors

Mark McCloskey and Patricia McCloskey of Missouri will pay a total of nearly $3,000 in fines and give up the weapons used in the confrontation.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections-senate, #fines-penalties, #firearms, #mccloskey-mark-t-1956, #mccloskey-patricia-n-1959, #missouri, #republican-party, #senate, #st-louis-mo, #united-states-politics-and-government

The World’s Dictators Exploit America’s Racism

They are not completely wrong.

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Driver Who Plowed Into Protesters in Minneapolis Is Charged With Murder

Nicholas Kraus of St. Paul, Minn., was drunk at the time of the crash, the authorities said. Deona Marie Erickson, 31, a social justice advocate, was killed in the episode.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #drunken-and-reckless-driving, #erickson-deona-marie, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #kraus-nicholas, #minneapolis-minn, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Thousands Rally in Brooklyn to Protest ‘State of Emergency’ for Trans Youth

The Brooklyn Liberation march took place amid a wave of legislation targeting transgender children and violence that disproportionately affects Black trans women. “We are here to claim space,” one speaker said.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Alton Sterling’s Family Agrees to $4.5 Million Settlement, Lawyers Say

The settlement came nearly five years after Mr. Sterling, a Black father of five, was fatally shot by a white police officer in Baton Rouge, La.

#baton-rouge-la, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #compensation-for-damages-law, #discrimination, #lake-howie-j-ii, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #salamoni-blane-m-1987, #sterling-alton-b-1979-2016, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Has New York Hit a Progressive Plateau? The Mayor’s Race Is a Key Test.

Concerns about crime are dominating the Democratic primary, and the party’s left wing has just started to coalesce.

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Policing Reform Negotiations Sputter in Congress Amid Partisan Bickering

Just as a bipartisan deal was supposed to be emerging, a new proposal has sown discontent among Republicans and Democrats and divided law enforcement groups, raising doubts about a deal.

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Dianne Morales Faced a Campaign Uprising. Will It Matter to Voters?

Ms. Morales is running for New York City mayor on a platform of tackling inequality and shifting resources away from policing. But her campaign has been marred by defections and dysfunction.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #elections-mayors, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #morales-dianne, #politics-and-government

Movie Museum Rethinks Exhibitions in Response to a Changing World

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, opening in September, has redesigned its galleries amid social movements like Black Lives Matter.

#metoo-movement, #academy-awards-oscars, #academy-museum-of-motion-pictures, #academy-of-motion-picture-arts-and-sciences, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #kramer-bill-museum-executive, #los-angeles-calif, #minorities, #movies, #museums

Black Lives Matter Has Grown More Powerful, and More Divided

Since the murder of George Floyd, the racial justice movement has received millions of dollars in donations. But some chapters have questioned how those funds are spent.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity

Minneapolis Moves to Reopen George Floyd Square

A year after Mr. Floyd was killed by the police, the city of Minneapolis removed barricades around the square. It said it will preserve the artwork and memorials there.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Biden Promises Tulsa Massacre Survivors Their Story Will Be ‘Known in Full View’

The president, who has made racial equity and justice central themes of his administration, was in Tulsa, Okla., to commemorate a painful part of the country’s history.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #united-states-politics-and-government

Bill Bratton Discusses Police Reform With Maureen Dowd

America’s top cop on better policing, race relations, Chauvin, Biden, Rudy and Andrew. 

#black-lives-matter-movement, #bratton-william-j, #criminal-justice, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-los-angeles-calif, #police-department-nyc

‘I Knew That I Couldn’t Stay Quiet’

Millions of Americans took part in street demonstrations after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. A year later, first-time protesters reflect on what happened — and what is next.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020

100 Years After the Tulsa Massacre, What Does Justice Look Like?

In 1921, a white mob attacked the Greenwood district of Tulsa, killing hundreds of Black people and destroying the neighborhood. Justice has never been served. Can it still be today?

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #crutcher-terence-1976-2016, #crutcher-tiffany, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #reparations, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #whites

Times Reporters Write About Enduring Floyd Protest Moments

Last year, more than 30 Times reporters across the country covered the demonstrations after George Floyd’s death. Here, 10 of them reflect on the sights and interactions that have stayed with them.

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How New Yorkers Marked the Anniversary of George Floyd’s Killing

Demonstrations across the city took on varied tones throughout the day, a mix of frustration, celebration and sadness.

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How The Times Acts When a Journalist’s Safety Is Compromised

After situations involving forceful detentions or worse, the organization seeks prompt accountability and change.

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Is Wokeness ‘Kryponite for Democrats’?

Republicans sure seem to think so. They are not alone. 

#black-lives-matter-movement, #budgets-and-budgeting, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #liberalism-us-politics, #police-reform, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

No Charges for Kentucky National Guard Members in Shooting of Barbecue Chef

A county prosecutor says Guard members and Louisville police officers enforcing a curfew “reasonably believed” the victim, a popular restaurant owner, “posed an immediate threat.”

#allen-austin, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #crews-katie, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #kroszkewicz-andrew, #louisville-ky, #mcatee-david-d-2020, #national-guard, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-louisville-ky, #roark-matthew, #wine-thomas

‘On the Ashes of Tragedy’: Mixed Emotions on Anniversary of George Floyd’s Death

The crowds that gathered in Minneapolis and elsewhere reflected on what has changed, and what has not, in America since Mr. Floyd was murdered by a police officer.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #police-reform

A Timeline of What Has Happened in the Year Since George Floyd’s Death

A look back at what has transpired in the year since Mr. Floyd’s murder reveals a country both struggling to confront it history of racial division and continuing to succumb to it.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-reform

Democrats, About to Miss a Police Reform Deadline, Hold Out Hope

The party will need G.O.P. buy-in to pass a bill — which could threaten activists’ priorities.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #democratic-party, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #immunity-from-prosecution, #law-and-legislation, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform

Just How Far Will Republican Attacks on Institutions Go?

For the G.O.P., overturning Roe v. Wade is a live possibility. Taking Jan. 6 seriously is not.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #black-lives-matter-movement, #clueless-movie, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-reform, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

A Year After George Floyd: Pressure to Add Police Amid Rising Crime

Los Angeles, like other cities across the nation, is facing a rise in gun violence. And the police budget is growing.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #floyd-george-d-2020, #los-angeles-calif, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-los-angeles-calif, #police-reform

A Post-George Floyd ‘Racial Reckoning’ Missed Other Inequalities

Acknowledging people’s humanity is interesting. It’s not necessarily justice. Improving their lives, keeping them alive, may be.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #corporate-social-responsibility, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings