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[Watch] George Floyd’s 6-Year-Old Daughter Speaks Out For The First Time Since His Death

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George Floyd sparked protests across the entire world following his untimely death due to police brutality. HIs 6-year-old recently spoke about her father publicly for the first time with ABC News. Gianna Floyd, the daughter of George Floyd, and her mother, Roxie Washington, shared memories of the gentle giant who adored his little girl.Washington who said Floyd was an excellent father […]

[WATCH] Classic Tupac Shakur: We Can’t Do But So Much Marching

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Back in 1993, a 22-year-old Tupac Shakur took the podium at the 23rd Annual Indiana Black Expo and bared his heart about police brutality, going to war and ownership. Introduced by Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad, who held the same sentiments as the late rapper…Tupac told the kids of the 90’s to put their minds together […]

[WATCH] From Bad To Worse: Chaos Erupts Across America

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Pure Mayhem has erupted across America this weekendplummeting the nations riots from bad to worse. More than 4,000 people were arrested in U.S. cities over the weekend, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s daughter, Chiara, was among the hundreds of people arrested in the city Saturday after failing to disperse during a protest.  More than […]

[WATCH] Don Lemon to Hollywood: Beyoncé Released a Message, You Can’t?

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CNN’s Don Lemon is fed up with Hollywood and he’s not biting his tongue.The Tonight host said he had received texts and tweets from famous faces who were afraid to “hurt [their] brands.” He gave a call out to Hollywood stars to become active and speak out about protests over the death of another unarmed […]

Being Brown In America: What’s Next?

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America is on fire. Not a surprise to many after another life was senselessly taken away from us. George Floyd represented millions of brown-skinned people that are targeted, attacked and judged based off the color of their skin. We sang, we prayed, we hoped and nothing changed. Now comes the rage, anger and disbelief. Growing […]

Ice Cube Cancels TV Appearance ‘I’m In No Mood To Tell America, Good Morning’

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Following the death of George Floyd, Ice Cube called off his scheduled appearance on Good Morning America. Cube was scheduled to appear on Good Morning America, to discuss his Big 3 league, musical legacy, and the state of American society. Instead, Cube decided that America has failed us, and canceled his appearance. The legendary rapper/producer […]

Beenie Man ‘The Bullying Can Stop Now’

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After an epic VERZUZ battle between Dancehalllegends Beenie Man and Bounty Killa, social media poked fun of of Beenie Man’s weight. Memes popped up following the legendary bashment between the kings joking about Beenie’s pertruding belly. Beenie must have seen the memes because he responded to critics and told them they can stop bullying him […]

Rest In Power: Happy Birthday Heavy D!

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Dwight Arrington Myers, better known as Heavy D would have turned 53 years old today. Heavy D & the Boyz were the first group signed to Uptown Records by the late Andre Harrell. Heavy D was the frontman and Eddie F was his business partner in the group, DJ, and one of the producers. In […]

NYPD Shuts Down Illegally Opened Orthodox School in Brooklyn: No Arrests Made

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The NYPD shut down an Orthodox school in Brooklyn after neighbors reported the school was operating in violation of city and state orders. Law enforcement officials revealed more than 100 children were inside the building Monday morning when police arrived to the building on Madison Street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant. Dozens of children were seen exiting […]

[WATCH] McDonald’s Restaurants Set to Open With Strict Guidelines

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McDonald’s just distributed a guide to franchise owners with instructions like putting “closed” signs on tables to promote social-distancing and cleaning bathrooms every half-hour. The guide also demanded the fast-food franchise clean the digital kiosks each time a customer orders. Those were some of the instructions in a 59-page guide that McDonald’s recently distributed to franchisees […]

Black Panther Party Defend Ahmaud Arbery’s Family During Walk For Justice

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The Black Panther Party members showed up armed in the neighborhood of the two men who chased down 25-year-old Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery. Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael and their neighbor William Bryan chased and murdered Arbery on the street as he jogged in broad daylight. Two of the men involved in the murder have already […]

Is President Trump Racist? Demands Asian-American Journalist To ‘Ask China’ About Deaths Before Ending Conference

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President Donald Trump ended his Monday press conference after an awkward  exchange in which he asked an Asian-American journalist to “ask China” about her question and then refused to take another question abruptly ended the conference. Weijia Jiang, who is a White House correspondent for CBS News, asked the President why he continues to make […]

[WATCH] Number Of Unemployed Americans Showing Up At Food Banks Quadruple

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As millions of Americans face unemployment, food pantries have become an essential means of survival. In the heart of the epidemic, Queens, New York, one food pantry is struggling with the ever-increasing number of people. NBC News NOW went there and talked to people waiting for hours in the rain. Many of the people who […]