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Malik Jones’ father leads Black Lives Matter discussion 20 years after son’s fatal shooting

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NEW HAVEN >> Before arriving at the Yale Divinity School to lead a discussion on race Thursday evening, Jimmy Jones couldn’t help but think about the son he buried 20 years ago.

“There is no pain like the pain of burying your children,” Jones said, referring to his son, Malik Jones. “My heart still aches.”

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Remembering Black Lives Matter, Trayvon Martin and Freddie Gray

A panel of college professors memorialized Black Lives Matter and the movement’s icons, Trayvon Martin and Freddie Gray. At the Modern Language Association’s (MLA) annual conference in Philadelphia, these professors praised Black Lives Matter’s activism and criticized police officers.

Ashley Perez, an Ohio State associate professor of comparative studies, mentioned she had to rewrite her latest book, “Out of Darkness,” because at the time, “the Black Lives Matter movement did not yet exist” and she had to live “in the shadow of Trayvon Martin’s death.” She claimed that this “robust activism has brought about [progress]…this movement has changed for what is possible for [her book].” To her, America has a “post-racial or post-racist society [with] painful continuities between past and present.”

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Destroyer comic book fuses Black Lives Matter with Frankenstein

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A young black boy is killed by police. There is no justice, and definitely no peace for his grieving mother, Dr. Jo Baker. She comes from a long line of researchers, and she immerses herself in science rather than religion to fight through her grief, finally unearthing a family secret that may allow the unthinkable: a way to bring her son back.

This is the setup for Destroyer, a new monthly comic book series that fuses the heartbreak of the Black Lives Matter movement with an age-old story: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

The BOOM! Studios comic, written by horror novelist Victor LaValle (The Ballad of Black Tom, Big Machine) and illustrated by Shaft and Incredible Hercules artist Dietrich Smith, doesn’t just take cues from Shelley’s 1818 novel — it continues it.

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Origins of a Movement A new book charts the rise and resilience of Black Lives Matter.

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To many, the Black Lives Matter movement started in August 2014, when protests erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, after a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager. But while the movement coalesced around the street marches in Ferguson and then spread to places like Baltimore, Cleveland, and Chicago, the declaration that supplied its name was coined considerably earlier: in 2013, shortly after George Zimmerman was acquitted of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin.

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Black Lives Matter Leader Says White People Are ‘Sub-Human’ and Suffer From ‘Genetic Defects’

By Lukas Mikelionis | 1:29 pm, February 12, 2017

A Black Lives Matter leader has come under fire after arguing on social media that white people are “sub-human” and suffer from “recessive genetic defects,” and musing about how the race could be wiped out.

In a Facebook post, Black Lives Matter Toronto co-founder Yusra Khogali went on a rant, arguing that black people are the superior race because white people posses “genetic defects” that make them lesser humans, according to the Toronto Sun.

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“Whiteness is not humxness, in fact, white skin is sub-humxn,” she wrote. “All phenotypes exist within the black family and white ppl are a genetic defect of blackness.”

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Canadian Black Lives Matter Leader Says White People Have ‘Recessive Genetic Defects’

 

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The co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto, Yusra Khogali, says that white people suffer from “recessive genetic defects,” according to a report from the Toronto Sun.

In a private Facebook post from 2015 obtained by the Toronto Sun, Khogali said that “white ppl are recessive genetic defects. this is factual.”

“White ppl need white supremacy as a mechanism to protect their survival as a people because all they can do is produce themselves. black ppl simply through their dominant genes can literally wipe out the white race if we had the power to,” she continued.

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Lil Wayne Apologizes for Black Lives Matter Comments

He’s also blamed the “Nightline” host for asking questions about his daughter that “agitated” him

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 03:  Lil Wayne performs onstage during the 2016 Budweiser Made in America Festival  at Benjamin Franklin Parkway on September 3, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Anheuser-Busch)

PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 03: Lil Wayne performs onstage during the 2016 Budweiser Made in America Festival at Benjamin Franklin Parkway on September 3, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Anheuser-Busch)

Lil Wayne made some controversial remarks during an interview on last night’s episode of ABC’s “Nightline.” In the interview, Wayne said he did not like giving a name to the Black Lives Matter movement, and seemed to disagree with the idea that people don’t already believe Black Lives Matter. Wayne has now apologized for his comments, telling TMZ, “Apologies to anyone who was offended.” He has also blamed “Nightline”’s Linsey Davis for asking questions about his daughter, which he said threw him off: “When the reporter began asking me questions about my daughter being labeled a bitch and a hoe, I got agitated,” he said. “From there, there was no thought put into her questions and my responses.”

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