If you are awarded a grammy, you are considered to be the best artist among your peers. The problem is, the Grammys is a white-dominated organization and while it has long "included" non-white people, specifically Black people in the music business, the industry continues to support, promote and reward music that is harmful to black people in general and black women and girls specifically.
In the news…..
Our top story today is the arrest of suspected racist Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke who was indicted on 1st Degree Murder charges ahead of the highly anticipated release of the CPD snuff film showing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being gunned down in October of 2014.
An arrest has been made in the domestic terrorism case where five protestors in Minneapolis occupying the grounds of a police precinct were shot by up to three white males who were antagonizing those participating in the non-violent demonstration.
Donald Trump is being blasted in the media for making false statements about thousands of Muslims in New Jersey celebrating the 9/11 attacks. Perhaps what Trump saw was a report about Five Dancing Israelis who were detained by the NYPD after reports came in that they were celebrating the attacks.
However, this isn’t the only false rumor being spread by Trump as he was called out by a conservative website for tweeting fictional crime statistics about murder rates over the weekend. Apparently the racist propaganda came from a neo-nazi white supremacist source.
In international news NATO held an emergency meeting after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane targeting terrorists in Syria near the Turkish border.
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