[07.22.16] PushBlack Now

1. 16-Year-old Compton Native Becomes Youngest Black Pilot to Fly Across U.S. [via AFROPUNK]

Isaiah Cooper, a 16-year-old Compton native, flew across the continental United States which makes him the youngest Black pilot to do so. While there’s been many tragedies in the Black community these past few weeks, let’s remember to celebrate Black excellence as well.

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2. Video Shows Unarmed Black Male Therapist With Hands up Before Being Shot by Police. [via Mic]

Charles Kinsey, a Black male therapist who was consoling a patient with autism, was shot by the police with his hands up. Cell-phone video footage of the incident showed Charles pleading for the police to not shoot him moments before he was shot. After he was shot, Charles asked the cop why he shot him, and the cop replied “I don’t know.” Nevertheless, we are beyond happy to hear that Charles Kinsey survived and is able to share his story.

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3. WNBA Fined Players for Wearing Shirts in Support of Black Lives Matter Movement. [Huff Post]

Just as NBA players have been using their celebrity to protest police violence, many WNBA players have been doing the same thing. However, this has come with a price. The WNBA has fined players from the New York Liberty, Phoenix Mercury, and Indiana Fever for wearing black warm-up shirts that are in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Here at PushBlack, we are in solidarity with all Black athletes who are standing up against police brutality.

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