#BlackLivesMatter: A Trending Hashtag or a Civil Revolution

The black community has always faced criticism when speaking out about the oppressive forces we face in the world. Yet, the music we make, the art and fashion trends we create, and the slang that originated within our communities are heavily used amongst our critics. After the death of Trayvon Martin in 2012, the Black Lives Matter Movement was founded the following year by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi. From the very beginning, this civil rights movement has been condemned by people who say they do not want…

Louisville Metro Chief Conrad resigning after the killing of Breonna Taylor

LOUISVILLE, KY – Today, Louisville Police Chief Steve Conrad announced that he will retire on June 30, after mounting pressure from grassroots organizers, conscious media and elected officials.  Pulitzer prize winner and Courier-Journal political writer Phillip Bailey reported that multiple sources told him Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer was given an “ultimatum which included the threat to impeachment if the chief was not pushed out due to the #BreonnaTaylor shooting.”  While the announcement of Chief Conrad’s forced resignation by Mayor Fischer checks off one of the demands by the Taylor Family,…