FROM Danielle Belton
The Ethics of Live-streaming Video We’ll delve more deeply into the technical realities and cultural impacts of live-streaming video of police shootings. How should social media sites like Facebook handle such explosive material, and are we prepared to deal with the aftermath? Do we need new rules of the road for the digital age? We'll discuss the mechanics – and the ethics – of the Castile video, which was live streamed on Facebook. Photo: A still from the Facebook Live stream of the death of Philando Castile, who was shot in Minnesota. The video was taken by his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds. (Diamond Reynolds)
Police Shootings – and a Devastating Sniper Attack on Officers in Dallas It’s the latest raw wound in the social fabric: A cold-blooded sniper attack on police officers in Dallas, in the middle of a peaceful march to protest recent police shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana. The headlines seem numbingly familiar – yet still have the power to shock.
Beyoncé's Black Power Moment at Super Bowl 50 Sunday's Super Bowl game was a defensive contest that failed to leave much of an impression. Beyoncé's Super Bowl performance is another matter. Danielle Belton is Associate Editor of The Root , an online magazine that covers African-American culture.
The NAACP Today Civil rights pioneer Julian Bond passed away over the weekend, at the age of 75. He fought for equality and justice throughout his life. He was one of the original leaders of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, co-founded the Southern Poverty Law Center, and headed the NAACP—the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People—from 1998 through the aughts. How relevant is the NAACP today when it comes to addressing the issues of the black community?
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
Janesville and the American Dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn’t prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. On this Memorial Day rebroadcast of To the Point, we hear what’s happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.