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‘It hurts to breathe,’ Jacob Blake speaks out from hospital bed

Jacob Blake, the Black man who was shot in the back by a white police officer in Wisconsin last month, spoke out for the first time from his hospital bed as dueling demonstrations over racial justice and policing continued to roil a handful of U.S. cities. In a video posted on Twitter, Blake, dressed in […]

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Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka pulls out of tennis tournament in New York over Jacob Blake police shooting

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has pulled out of a major tennis tournament in New York in a protest over the police shooting of Jacob Blake. “As a black woman I feel as though there are much more important matters at hand that need immediate attention, rather than watching me play tennis,” Osaka wrote on […]

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‘They shot my son seven times, seven times like he didn’t matter’: Jacob Blake’s father

The sister of Jacob Blake told reporters on Tuesday that even as he fights for his life with seven gunshot wounds from police officers, she isn’t sorry or sad. She is angry and tired. “So many people have reached out to me saying they’re sorry that this has been happening to my family. Well don’t […]