#JusticeForLucca Trends After Unarmed Black Teen Is Brutally Beaten By Florida Police

#JusticeForLucca has begun trending on social media after a video showing two Florida police officers beating a black teen by banging his head against the pavement. The video shows blood splattered across Lucca’s face after the beating by Broward County Officers Christopher Krickovich and Greg LaCerra.

Lucca was beaten and pepper sprayed before being arrested. Another teen was also arrested in the incident. One was charged with simple assault and resisting arrest without violence; the other was reportedly released to his mom, as he had no criminal history, according to Heavy.com.

The video took place near J.P. Taravella High School in Coral Springs, Florida. Read the rest (https://coed.com/2019/04/20/lucca-police-brutality-video-broward-county-christopher-krickovich/)


Black church fires: Louisiana suspect charged with hate crimes

The Greater Union Baptist Church in Opelousas Louisiana is one beneficiary of a GoFundMe to aid historically black churches recently destroyed by arson

Notre-Dame’s ashes spark renewed push to rebuild torched Louisiana churches


Notre Dame was partially destroyed in the fire [Photo: AP] Holden Matthews, the 21-year-old son of a Louisiana sheriff’s deputy, was arrested in connection with the United States church fires and faces hate crime charges.

Prosecutors have filed new hate crime charges against a white man accused of burning down three African-American churches in the USA state of Louisiana.

‘If your TL is full today of Notre Dame burning down, but you heard nothing of the Black churches in Louisiana being burned this month, I hope you’ll reflect on how epistemological violence works, ‘ another user added.
The campaign hit $1.2 million Wednesday morning, with contributions ranging from $5 to thousands of dollars.

GoFundMe spokeswoman Aja Shepherd confirmed in an email that giving to the destroyed Louisiana churches increased Tuesday after Romer’s tweet and a challenge from freelance journalist Yashar Ali to his almost 400,000 Twitter followers.

Man arrested for bringing gasoline cans into St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NY
A “sprinkler-like system” was recently installed and its wooden roof is protected by a coat of fire retardant, ABC 7 reported. He has reportedly taught for Lehman College, Brooklyn College, and Seton Hall University.

According to the GoFundMe page, more than $1m (£766,180) had been donated to the American churches by Wednesday afternoon.

All three fires were started with gasoline and occurred around Opelousas, about 60 miles (100km) west of the state capital of Baton Rouge. Pleasant Baptist Church after they were set on fire allegedly by suspect Holden Matthews.

To help the three churches set on fire – St. Mary Baptist Church in Port Barre, the Greater Union Baptists Church in Opelousas and the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church – rebuild, visit their GoFundMe page here. “Your Paris church, it’s 800 or more years old. These churches need your help”.

Like with Notre Dame, there were no reported injuries.

“It’s all working out for the greater good”, Jack said, when asked about the connection being made to the Notre Dame fire.

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A judge in the USA state added three federal hate crime charges against Holden Matthews, 21, and denied him bond, multiple media accounts reported.

Bishop Talbert Swan said:;This obtuse, gaslighting, doltish, nazi defending, white supremacist, poltroon is tweeting about the #NotreDameCathedralFire, yet has said nothing about a white supremacist burning down 3 Black churches in Louisiana’. Read the rest here (http://personaltechmd.com/2019/04/19/black-church-fires-louisiana-suspect-charged-with-hate/)


Bishop Talbert Swan Slams White Feminists for Trying to Hijack Anthem Protests To Sideline Black Issues

Activist Bishop Talbert Swan didn’t hold back in his fiery rebuke of liberal white feminists he’s accused of “hijacking” Black social movements for their own benefit.

The confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court this week sparked outrage across the nation, as GOP senators seemingly brushed aside sexual assault claims leveled against the newly-appointed justice by different women.

Talbert Swan
Bishop Tabert Swan accused white feminists who kneel for the anthem of “highjacking” Black movements. (Photo by (Dave Roback / The Republican)

Feeling angry and unheard, white women’s rights activists vowed to get their point across. So, snatching a page straight from Colin Kaepernick‘s book, 1980s actress Molly Ringwald called on celebrities like Beyoncé and Christina Aguilera to “sing the National Anthem on bended knee.” It wasn’t long before similar suggestions took root, encouraging every girl or woman to take a knee the next time the national anthem is played in a show of resistance against rape culture.

Swan decried the idea as an act “white supremacy in the name of feminism.”

“White women kneeling during the anthem to protest ‘rape culture’ is [sic] highjacking a movement you took no risks for,” he wrote in lengthy Twitter thread Sunday. “You didn’t kneel in solidarity to protest the murder of Black people, so don’t co opt & make it about your victimization.”

Swan, who heads the Springfield, Mass., chapter of the NAACP, was clearly irked by the idea of white women pirating a movement originally intended to draw awareness police brutality and racial injustice in America.

The activist continued, “I can’t help but ask where liberal white women were when we were seeking justice for #SandraBland, #CharleenaLyles, #ShukriAli … and so many other Black women. You don’t even know their names!”

The Spring of Hope Church of God in Christ pastor proceeded to slam white feminists for failing to put their “Barbecue Becky’s” and “Permit Patties” in check for calling the police on Black folks for no good reason.

“White women participate in our oppression, yet try to appropriate the language & movements associated with it,” Swan tweeted.

The pastor’s tweets drew what some called “white tears” from the feminists who accused Swan of making broad and offensive generalizations about white women. Others sided with Swan, however, and urged white feminists to stop biting off Black culture and find another way to protest. Read the rest here (https://atlantablackstar.com/2018/10/09/bishop-talbert-swan-slams-white-feminists-for-trying-to-co-opt-anthem-protests-in-the-name-of-decrying-rape-culture/)