New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday followed through on his promise to paint the words “Black Lives Matter” on the city’s famed Fifth Avenue – and right outside of Trump Tower.
De Blasio had announced his plan weeks ago, prompting President Trump to tweet that the Mayor would be “denigrating this luxury avenue.” de Blasio, who was joined by his wife and the Reverend Al Sharpton, addressed the President’s response Thursday: “Let me tell you, we are not denigrating anything.
We are liberating Fifth Avenue.
So, when we say, ‘Black Lives Matter’, there is no more American statement, there is no more patriotic statement, because there is no America without Black America." The mural escalates an ongoing feud between the Mayor and the President – who has criticized Black Lives Matter protestors and whose rhetoric has stoked racial tensions.
Last July, de Blasio said New York would not welcome back Trump – who was born in Queens – after his presidency.
Three months later, Trump announced that he switched his permanent residence to his Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida from his Trump Tower residence in New York.
A year after his killing sparked a national reckoning over racial injustice, George Floyd's relatives met on Tuesday with President Joe Biden to urge passage of a police reform bill, while people around the country continued the call for change. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
[NFA] As U.S. political leaders grow increasingly desperate to persuade Americans to get the coronavirus vaccine, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Wednesday topped offers of baseball tickets and beer with a $1 million prize drawing. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
Author, journalist and Bafta TV Awards judge Caitlin Moran unpicks the events of last night’s ceremony, in particular the successes of Michaela Coel’s sexual consent drama I May Destroy You and Diversity’s Black Lives Matter routine, which caused much controversy when it was first aired.
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A statue of slave trader Edward Colston that was toppled during a Black Lives Matter protest will go on public display on Friday.The bronze memorial to the 17th century merchant had stood in the city since 1895, but was pulled from its plinth during the demonstration on June 7 last year.
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Black Lives Matter protesters are delighted after a decision was made not to prosecute them for taking part in demonstrations last year. Interview with Cuthbert Tura Arutura.The protests had broken the law due to strict meeting restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Speaking at Daunte Wright's funeral, Reverend Al Sharpton has rebuked police over the possibility the 20-year-old black man, shot and killed during a traffic stop in Minneapolis, was pulled over for having air fresheners on his mirror.He said: "air fresheners is to keep the bad odours out. When we come today, as the air fresheners for Minnesota, we trying to get the stench of police brutality out of the atmosphere. We're trying to get the stench of racism out of the atmosphere. We're trying to get the stench of racial profiling out of the atmosphere. "We come to Minnesota as air fresheners because your air is to odorous for us to breathe. We can't breathe in your stinking air no more."
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Hundreds of mourners filled a Minneapolis church on Thursday for the funeral of Daunte Wright, a Black man whose shooting by police after a traffic stop has sparked fresh concerns over the way cops treat people of color. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
"In our most joyful moments and in our most grief-stricken days, he was there with us, sensitive to our every unspoken feeling and emotion. We love our sweet, good boy and will miss him always," the Bidens said in a statement. This report produced by Jonah Green.
Newly released footage from January 6 shows a supporter of former President Donald Trump taunting, stalking and punching law enforcement outside the US Capitol – the latest release of up-close video of rioters who have been charged with assaulting police.
U.S. Senate Democrats scrambled to unite around a sweeping election reform bill they hope to begin debating next week, in the face of Republican opposition and moves by several states to pass laws placing new restrictions on voting. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
[NFA] The Oregon House of Representatives on Thursday night voted to expel one of its own members accused of coordinating with protesters, some of whom were armed, to allow them into the state Capitol. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
Thousands of government, news and social media websites across the globe were coming back online on Tuesday after getting hit by a widespread hour-long outage linked to U.S.-based cloud company Fastly. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
JPMorgan Chase & Co will resume making political donations to U.S. lawmakers but will not give to Republican members of Congress who voted to overturn President Joe Biden's election victory, according to an internal memo on Friday seen by Reuters. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
Joe Biden on Tuesday became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Tulsa, Oklahoma, site where hundreds of Black Americans were massacred by a white mob in 1921, as he marked the country's legacy of racial violence. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
William Braddock, a Republican congressional candidate in Florida, can reportedly be heard threatening the life of political rival Anna Paulina Luna, according to a secret phone call recording exclusively obtained by Politico. CNN’s Leyla Santiago has more.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed has proposed a budget that would slash $120 million from law enforcement and redirect it to investments in the city's African American community. Anne Makovec reports...
Black Lives Matter protesters used leaf blowers to blow back teargas in clashes with federal troops in Portland, Oregon. On the 57th day of protests in the city, thousands of demonstrators marched on a..
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