Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicBlack Lives Matter

Topic: Black Lives Matter

When Black lives are valued, property becomes worth saving

In 2018, Brookings Metro research on Black housing assets found that owner-occupied homes in Black neighborhoods are undervalued by $48,000 per home on average.

George Floyd had Covid-19 in April, unlikely it led to his death: medical examiner report

A New York Times report said the full autopsy showed Floyd had fentanyl in his system, a pain medication often used by recreational drug users.

Lewis Hamilton, CNN anchor Don Lemon call out people for silence on George Floyd killing

F1 racing star Lewis Hamilton & news anchor Don Lemon slam celebrities who care more about their brand & reputation than about human rights.

Anger over Floyd’s death is right. Rioting is wrong

Destroying the property of innocent fellow citizens and putting lives at risk cannot substitute for protest, even if the object of the protests is a great & deeply felt wrong.

China trolls US over protests against Floyd death after Trump criticised Hong Kong

Chinese propaganda outlets played up violent scenes from US protests as the kind of chaos that plagues western democracies but would never be permitted in Mainland China.

South Asians in the US must support #BlackLivesMatter, but first undo your own anti-Blackness

Indian Americans are indifferent to the history of Black liberation struggles that paved the way for their own families to immigrate & enjoy benefits in America.

On Camera

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Congress issues notice to three Ashok Gehlot loyalists for 'indiscipline'

Congress can end Rajasthan impasse despite Gehlot rebellion. Two scenarios emerge

Scenario one would demand Gehlot’s resignation— the high command gets to preserve its authority and Gehlot retains control over the choice of his successor.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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