activism

Hip-Hop Still Asks #BringBackOurGirls, Is The Demand Loud Enough?

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Four years ago this weekend, 276 schoolgirls were abducted by an African Islamic-Terrorist group called Boko Haram in the middle of the night from their dormitories in the Borno State of Nigeria. This kidnapping prompting international outrage and the widely popular #BringBackOurGirls hashtag, a campaign shared by leading celebrities such as Michelle Obama and Ellen […]

Black Lives Matter Protest Shut Down London City Airport

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Tuesday morning a group of nine Black Lives Matter protesters stormed the only runway at London City Airport, put up a tripod and locked themselves in together in an effort to bring their cause to light. This time around, the protests weren’t the aftermath of the shocking death or unjust treatment of a Black individual […]

Rise Of The Raptivist: The Role Social Commentary Plays For Change

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In this tumultuous social climate, where topics often revolve around human rights protests, police brutality, vocal hate groups on social media and the fear of terrorism being instilled by the media, it is officially “cool” to be socially active and “woke.” The opinions of the public matter more than ever in this digital age, especially […]

#ForTheLoveOfFlint: Join Justice League NYC In Raising Awareness And Attention

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Following Justice League NYC being honored with the NAACP Chairman’s Award for their social justice work, particularly relating to Flint, the hard work continues. While accepting the award, leaders Tamika Mallory and Carmen Perez had the word “FLINT” written on their arms, showcasing their tireless effort to help raise awareness, attention and vital resources. The […]

Activist DeRay Mckesson Outlines Plans For Mayoral Race

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After declaring he has plans to run for Mayor of Baltimore, Civil Rights activist DeRay Mckesson, 30, has raised over $77,000 in nine days and has outlined his plans for the city, releasing them on Friday [February 12, 2016] according to the Huffington Post. Mckesson’s plans are focused on education, youth development, safety and community […]