Vote like your life depends on it

Another Black man has been shot by those sworn to protect and serve. Yet during this turmoil, we are expected to remain calm as we watch our loved ones continue to be slaughtered in the streets. Black Lives Matter, a global movement, has been at the forefront of the push for social justice, freedom and […]

Death of mentally ill Black man being called ‘West Coast Eric Garner’ (video)

A current federal wrongful death lawsuit against the Hayward, California police department, has brought to light a case that escaped national attention. Roy Lee Nelson Jr., a mentally ill Black father, died during an arrest declaring, “I can’t breathe,” after family members called 911 for medical help. Now recent video introduced into evidence has called […]

Lawyers for cop who killed Eric Garner claim he was never put in a chokehold

By now, many people have heard the story of Eric Garner, 43, who was a married father of six children and two grandchildren. In the infamous video viewed by millions across the world, Garner was placed in a chokehold by New York Police Department Officer Daniel Pantaleo and shouted “I can’t breathe” multiple times before lying motionless […]

Eric Garner: When a black man’s life is worth $5.9 million

On July 17, 2014, at approximately 3:30 p.m. in Staten Island, New York, Eric Garner was approached by New York City police officers who suspected him of selling loose cigarettes. Moments later, after being placed in a chokehold deemed illegal by New York City, the life of Eric Garner ended. Though the incident was caught on […]

We can't breathe vs. I can't breathe

We all have to know that Eric Garner did not die in vain but there are others who are dying from the same pain through economic circumstances who were killed by the fact that their dreams have been diminished. The phrase “I can’t breathe” became a rallying cry of protesters because of a public murder that […]

High school basketball teams banned from wearing ‘I Can’t Breathe’ T-shirts

A group of high school basketball players for Mendocino High School were banned from wearing T-shirts with the phrase, “I Can’t Breathe.” According  to the Associated Press, officials at an annual basketball tournament in Northern California banned the boys and girls teams from Mendocino High School. The teams wore the “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts during […]

Insensitive cop mocks Eric Garner with T-shirt line

The last words of Eric Garner were “I can’t breathe,” and these three words have been a rallying cry for protesters around the country. But Corporal Jason Barthel of Mishawaka, Indiana, police department takes offense to Garner’s dying words and he is protesting with a new line of clothing. His line of clothing reads “Breathe […]

Athletes support Eric Garner with ‘I Can’t Breathe’ T-shirts

As the world pushes on with their support for Mike Brown, Eric Garner and the many lives lost throughout the years to police brutality, we have seen a few celebrities steadily showing their support for the cause. Just after John Legend and Chrissy Teigen made headlines for buying out a couple of food trucks for several thousand […]

Derrick Rose wears ‘I Can’t Breathe’ shirt during pregame warm-up

(Photo Credit: ESPN.com) Count Chicago Bulls star point guard Derrick Rose among the athletes bold enough to make a statement and stand in solidarity with protesters across the country as he donned a “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirt during warm ups prior to the start of his Bulls taking on the Golden State Warriors Saturday night […]

Eric Garner’s support goes viral with #ICantBreathe hashtag

There’s unrest in the hearts and streets of the American people. From California to New York, people of all races and backgrounds march together in solidarity against police brutality and in particular, the death of Eric Garner. Even with more than enough proof to bring these officers to justice, somehow another officer got away with […]

Artist Adrian Franks discusses his latest work, ‘I Can’t Breathe’

Artist Adrian Franks recently spoke with rolling out about his latest work, “I Can’t Breathe,” a tribute to to Eric Garner. Why is protest art important? I think activism in the arts is vital because throughout history artist were the movers of culture. When the people needed to be informed with current events, social issues, […]

Mother suffering with asthma abused by NYPD

The New York Police Department once again has been caught on camera brutalizing people of color. This time NYPD police assaulted Denise Stewart, 48, an asthmatic mother of four. She was dragged naked from her apartment and pressed against the wall by NYPD cops as she screamed, “I can’t breathe.” To make matters worse, police were […]