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NEWS ROUNDUP: Obama To Speak At Memorial Service For Dallas Police Officers…AND MORE

President Obama is slated to visit Dallas on Tuesday and pay homage to the five police officers who died following a protest last week. The president was invited by Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings to speak at an interfaith memorial ceremony. According to the White House, President Obama will also meet with the families of the fallen officers. Vice President Joe Biden, former president George W. Bush, and his wife Laura will all attend the service. Bush will also deliver remarks at the ceremony. “As tough, as hard, as depressing as the loss of life was this week, we’ve got a foundation to build on. We just have to have to confidence that we can build on those better angels of our nature,” said President Obama in a statement on Saturday. He plans to meet with civil rights leaders, community activists, and law enforcement officials at the White House soon. “I want to start moving on constructive actions that are actually going to make a difference, because that is what all Americans want,” he said. Read more.

‎Alton Sterling‬, ‪‎Philando Castile‬, Antwun Shumpert‬, the Dallas 5

E NOTES Kai EL'Zabar Executive Editor

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Kai EL’Zabar
Executive Editor

This United States Mess‎Alton Sterling‬, ‪‎Philand Castile‬, Antwun Shumpert‬ and the Dallas 5

“The terror of being a victim of violence just because ‘I’m Black is real’.”

There Must Be A Better Way

(Silver Spring, MD – July 8, 2016) Radio One, Inc. is deeply saddened and troubled by the recent events in our country.  There is no doubt, this is a critical moment in our history.  From Baton Rouge, LA and Minneapolis, MN to Dallas, TX, the outcry of Black people is reverberating throughout this country.

There Must Be A Better Way

(Silver Spring, MD – July 8, 2016) Radio One, Inc. is deeply saddened and troubled by the recent events in our country.  There is no doubt, this is a critical moment in our history.  From Baton Rouge, LA and Minneapolis, MN to Dallas, TX, the outcry of Black people is reverberating throughout this country.

Dear Mainstream Media, Stop Painting Blacks As Terrorists When We Are Being Terrorized

I watch Good Morning America faithfully every morning. I turned it on Thursday morning waiting to see commentary on what happened to Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. I was waiting to see correspondents share the voices of the people living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where Sterling was shot and killed by police, and Falcon Heights, Minnesota. Castile was gunned down by an officer while his fiancée, Diamond Reynolds, livestreamed the event.

Dear Mainstream Media, Stop Painting Blacks As Terrorists When We Are Being Terrorized

I watch Good Morning America faithfully every morning. I turned it on Thursday morning waiting to see commentary on what happened to Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. I was waiting to see correspondents share the voices of the people living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where Sterling was shot and killed by police, and Falcon Heights, Minnesota. Castile was gunned down by an officer while his fiancée, Diamond Reynolds, livestreamed the event.

#BlackLivesMatter: Please Be Careful In These Streets Black People & Allies

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State sanctioned police terrorism claimed far too many Black lives and now it is possible that a black man or woman was pushed to the brink. Five cops were killed by a sniper last night, 11 others injured. This escalation of violence means that black men and women must now be more vigilante than ever. Tensions have risen and so have the stakes.

Twitter comes to rescue after Dallas police misidentify shooter

UPDATED: Friday, July 8, 2016

The man police identified as a shooter in last night’s ambush on police officers is speaking out about the misidentification that could have caused him his life.

NEWS ROUNDUP: ‘Vicious, Despicable Attack:’ Obama Addresses Dallas Police Shooting…AND MORE

Hours after addressing the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, President Barack Obama delivered a statement about the police shooting that occurred during a protest in Dallas, Texas, which claimed the lives of five officers. He referred to the incident as a “vicious, calculated, and despicable attack on law enforcement.” “There is no possible justification for these kinds of attacks or any violence against law enforcement,” said President Obama, while at a NATO Summit in Poland on Friday. “Anyone involved in the senseless murders will be held fully accountable. Justice will be done.” He also used the Dallas shooting as a way to bring attention to the need for stricter gun laws. “Today is a wrenching reminder of the sacrifices they make for us,” he said. “We also know when people are armed with powerful weapons, unfortunately, it makes attacks like these more deadly and more tragic.” He also addressed the tarnished relationship between law enforcement officials and the Black community. “When people say ‘black lives matter,’ it doesn’t mean that blue lives don’t matter. But right now, the data shows that Black folks are more vulnerable to these kinds of incidents. There is a particular burden that is being placed on a group of our fellow citizens.” Read more.

NEWS ROUNDUP: ‘Vicious, Despicable Attack:’ Obama Addresses Dallas Police Shooting…AND MORE

Hours after addressing the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, President Barack Obama delivered a statement about the police shooting that occurred during a protest in Dallas, Texas, which claimed the lives of five officers. He referred to the incident as a “vicious, calculated, and despicable attack on law enforcement.” “There is no possible justification for these kinds of attacks or any violence against law enforcement,” said President Obama, while at a NATO Summit in Poland on Friday. “Anyone involved in the senseless murders will be held fully accountable. Justice will be done.” He also used the Dallas shooting as a way to bring attention to the need for stricter gun laws. “Today is a wrenching reminder of the sacrifices they make for us,” he said. “We also know when people are armed with powerful weapons, unfortunately, it makes attacks like these more deadly and more tragic.” He also addressed the tarnished relationship between law enforcement officials and the Black community. “When people say ‘black lives matter,’ it doesn’t mean that blue lives don’t matter. But right now, the data shows that Black folks are more vulnerable to these kinds of incidents. There is a particular burden that is being placed on a group of our fellow citizens.” Read more.

President Obama Responds to the Senseless Murders of the Dallas Officers

Our communities are in pain with the latest ongoings in our country. As we face terrorism threats from abroad, we face more acts of terrorism and injustices at home. We are disgusted with yesterday’s attack on the Dallas police officers, in which five officers were killed. This is no way to move forward to heal Keep Reading →

Dallas PD Owes Mark Hughes A VERY Public Apology

Dallas Police Department fucked up in a very real way last night. A citizen of Texas, Mark Hughes, was exercising his right to carry a weapon, in his case an AR-15, just as we’ve seen any NUMBER of individuals do at places like Chipotle, or wherever people go in Texas, where open carry of firearms is legal. He brought his gun to the protests, which while maybe not the best decision, is still perfectly legal. Again, perfectly legal.