Politics

Trump’s actions show weakness, activists say

Protesters are removed as Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Fayetteville, N.C., on March 9. (Photo: Gerry Broome, AP)
Protesters are removed as Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Fayetteville, N.C., on March 9. (Photo: Gerry Broome, AP)

After Donald Trump’s Super Tuesday win on March 15, he stated that there would be riots if he didn’t become the GOP nominee. He’s already encouraged violence during rallies, and has threatened to have protesters arrested. See what #BLM activists and supporters and Trump followers have said about the violence on social media.

Sandra Bland’s mom supports Clinton

Geneva Reed-Veal, mother of Sandra Bland, who died in police custody, along with Eric Garner’s mother, Gwen Garner, and Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, spoke during a forum in South Carolina for the Democratic candidate.

Throwing support behind Sanders

Erica Garner (Photo: screenshot from ad)
Erica Garner (Photo: screenshot from ad)

Erica Garner, daughter of Eric Garner, the unarmed black man who was killed by New York City police after a 2014 altercation, stars in a dramatic ad for Bernie Sanders.

“We need to believe in a leader like Bernie Sanders.”

Erica Garner

Views on Obama’s speeches

We put your voice and written comments against Obama’s words in a video. An excerpt is above. View the full video hereHave more to say? Call us at 540-739-2928. We may add your comments to future videos.

What do you think of Obama’s speeches, the Justice Department investigations and the political efforts made to improve the relationship between law enforcement and the minority community? Who should do more? What should they do?

Media

A news conference takes place Aug. 15, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (Photo: Jeff Roberson, AP)
A news conference takes place Aug. 15, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (Photo: Jeff Roberson, AP)

Are we missing big picture on race?

“We see biased news coverage … because the narratives that fit our stereotypes … are deemed more accessible by those who are covering the news.”

Travis Dixon, media scholar

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