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Sun 12:01  Global Protests for George Floyd Staged in Berlin, London and Toronto
The untimely death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis law enforcement officers has prompted global protests in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. In Berlin, thousands of protestors gathered on Saturday outside the U.S. embassy — located on Pariser Platz, next to the iconic Brandenberg Gate — to protest Floyd’s death. Attendees […]
Sun 11:57  ‘Mother Dough’ – a ‘History of Bread, Woman and Struggle’ – Wins First Iberseries Pitch
Argentina’s “Mother Dough,” a four-part doc series portraying how women have fed humanity through their work at home and their doughs, has won the first Iberseries Pitch, ending first year activities at this year’s Iberseries, an event which is setting out to become the foremost Spanish-language drama series festival in the world.  “‘Mother Dough’ is […]
Sun 10:44  ‘Dark City Beneath the Beat’: Film Review
“We dance in the streets because we don’t have anywhere to go now.” There is much that sticks and stutters and loops in the mind after watching “Dark City Beneath the Beat,” a bright, ebullient and simultaneously seething musical documentary dedicated to the Baltimore club scene, but that’s the line that lingers longest. An apparent […]
Sun 10:39  Did Hacktivist Group Anonymous Take Down Minneapolis PD Website?
The internet was abuzz late Saturday night with speculation that Anonymous — the decentralized hacker collective — had successfully disabled the Minneapolis Police Department website, in retaliation for the murder of George Floyd. The Minneapolis PD site, as well as the parent City of Minneapolis site, became inaccessible late Saturday, according to multiple user reports. […]
Sun 09:25  Joe Biden Urges Peaceful Protests: ‘We Must Not Allow this Pain to Destroy Us’
Joe Biden has urged Americans to protest peacefully, and to not let their anger over the death of George Floyd at the hands of law enforcement officers overshadow the “reason we protest.” In a Medium post published early Sunday morning (full post below), Biden said “protesting such brutality is right and necessary. It’s an utterly […]
Sun 05:52  Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO and Paramount Take a Stand in Support of Black Lives Matter Movement Amid
In an unusual move, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO, Starz and other major Hollywood players are using their corporate social media accounts to take a stand and support the Black Lives Matter movement amid the ongoing nationwide protests decrying the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers. Meanwhile, CEO of ViacomCBS-owned Paramount Jim […]
Sun 04:08  Newsom Declares State of Emergency in Los Angeles as Protests Rage
The National Guard is deploying to Los Angeles on Saturday night as the fourth day of protests sparked by the death of George Floyd once again turned violent. At 10:30 p.m., Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles County, and authorized the National Guard deployment in response to requests from the […]
Sun 03:24  TV News Scrambles to Cover Protests Nationwide
NBC News and ABC News broke into their networks’ Saturday-night schedules to cover protests breaking around the country in reaction to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, while the nation’s three main cable-news networks featured ongoing coverage of public dissent instead of  regularly scheduled programming. Viewers saw surprising scenes of protest in cities ranging […]
Sun 00:37  SAG-AFTRA Condemns Police Attack on Louisville Journalists Covering Protest
SAG-AFTRA is condemning a Friday night attack by a police officer on two of its member journalists who were covering a protest in Louisville, Ky. “Last night, a Louisville, KY police officer aimed and fired pepper balls at WAVE3 News reporter Kaitlin Rust and photographer James Dobson,” the union said Saturday. “Rust and Dobson are […]
Sun 00:35  ‘Insecure’ Actor Kendrick Sampson Hit by Rubber Bullets at Los Angeles Protest
“Insecure” actor Kendrick Sampson was hit by police’s rubber bullets while protesting George Floyd’s death in Los Angeles on Saturday. While the actor went live on his Instagram account to show his view of events, he could be seen on a CNN broadcast simultaneously, with viewers watching Sampson get hit by a police baton on […]
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