In a powerful speech about civil rights, police brutality, voting rights, and homeownership at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute in Boston, Senator Elizabeth Warren said what many activists and protestors have been shouting from the rooftops:
Listen to the brave, powerful voices of today’s new generation of civil rights leaders. Incredible voices. Listen to them say: “If I die in police custody, know that I did not commit suicide.” Watch them march through the streets, “hands up don’t shoot” – not to incite a riot, but to fight for their lives. To fight for their lives. This is the reality all of us must confront, as uncomfortable and ugly as that reality may be. It comes to us to once again affirm that black lives matter, that black citizens matter, that black families matter.
Team Blackness also discussed Matt Damon’s latest stupidity (seriously, stop talking), the fastest growing immigrant population (hint: it’s not Latinos), and Obama’s new appointment for secretary of the army.