@OGMaco respect for the shirt at the #BETX pic.twitter.com/l0gU9fFAcv— Jordan (@dubwork25) June 28, 2015OG Maco made a strong statement at the BET Awards this year. The Quality Control Music artist paid tribute to the black lives that were taken away by the hands of police. Victims such as Tanisha Anderson, Vonderrit Myers, Ernest Satterwhite, Cameron Tillman, Darren Hunt, Dante Parker and sadly many more. He wore the shirt on the red carpet to honor the #BlackLivesMatter campaign, which purpose is to seek justice and equality for African Americans in the United States..@OGMACO made a helluva statement today #BETAwards pic.twitter.com/GLd6J1qGz5— Brittany Lewis (@Buttercup_B) June 29, 2015 A lot has happened in politics this past week. Yesterday (June 27) North Carolina resident Bree Newsome, 30, removed the Confederate flag from outside the South Carolina state house. She scaled the 30 foot pole, while police demanded she get down, until she reached her goal. “You come at me in the name of hatred, oppression and violence. I come at you in the name of God!,” she screamed after pulling the flag free from its restraints. “This flag comes down today!”Upon reaching the ground she was arrested and will face charges of defacing a monument. Newsome’s heroic effort was captured on cameras and is now the talk of the media sparking the hashtage #freebree.Also last week President Obama delivered a moving eulogy for Reverend Clementa Pinckney, one of the victim’s of last week’s Charleston shooting, this afternoon. Reverend Pinckney was one of nine victims of the church massacre carried out last week at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The gunman behind the shooting has now been identified as 21-year-old Dylann Roof and he was formally charged in the murders that same week.