Alton Sterling

On The Rise: Mac Irv Is On A Mission To Inspire


It’s not really much of a secret that the lines that once separated basketball from Hip-hop are proving to be more blurred as time goes on, and coming up in the musically drenched environment of Minneapolis, making a transition between the two was somewhat effortless for rising emcee Mac Irv. Visit for more information A lifelong basketball player, Mac Irv’s […]

#BlackLivesMatter: Get Lifted with “I Am King” by Ray Hodge

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Intense vocals, minimal production, and a powerful message all make up the recipe for “I Am King”, a commanding track cooked up by budding vocalist Ray Hodge. Visit for more information In light of recent events, the song sends a reassuring memorandum on the value of life itself. And while it is undoubtedly true […]

Virginia Jury Convicts White Police Officer of Killing Unarmed Black Teen


Yesterday [Thursday, August 4] emotions were high and the atmosphere was tense as a jury convicted a former Virginia police officer of voluntary manslaughter following his fatal shooting of a young unarmed Black man accused of shoplifting. Visit for more information It was on the morning of April 22, 2015 that Stephen Rankin, a […]

Fedral Judge Seals Autopsy Of Alton Sterling


A federal judge has made the decision to keep Alton Sterling‘s autopsy classified today [August 2, 2016] after it was completed yesterday in the East Baton Rouge Parish where Sterling was shot and killed after a brief encounter with police. Visit for more information The US Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Louisiana […]

Around 70 Arrested in Minnesota Protesting Death of Philando Castile


Since July 7, protestors have camped outside of the Governor’s mansion in Minnesota following the shooting death of Black man Philando Castile at the hands of law enforcement, and today [Wednesday, July 27] police say dozens of them were arrested. Visit for more information Yesterday 46 people were officially arrested for public nuisance and unlawful […]

Man Who Records Alton Sterling Death Fired From His Job

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The man who shot the video of Alton Sterling being shot to death by police has been fired from his job for posting the video on the internet. Visit for more information Christopher LeDay was fired the day after he was arrested at his job on charges of assault and battery at Dobbins Air […]

Owner Of Store Where Alton Sterling Was Killed Suing Baton Rouge Police


Abdullah Muflahi, owner of the Triple S Mart convenience store where Alton Sterling was shot and killed by police last week, is suing Baton Rouge police. Visit for more information In the suit, Muflahi claims that officers illegally took him into custody and confiscated his entire security system without a warrant. Joel Porter, Muflahi’s attorney, said […]

Beyoncé Speaks Out On Officers Killed In Dallas Shooting

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Queen Bey has had a lot to say about getting in “formation” lately. She’s not only speaking out on the Black lives that matter, she’s also speaking out on the lives of the recently slain officers in Dallas also. Visit for more information Beyoncé has addressed the slaying of Black men in our community at the […]

[Watch] Second Video of Alton Sterling’s Death Surfaces


By now, most people know the name Alton Sterling. The Baton Rouge resident’s fatal encounter with Louisiana police have infuriated the nation and caused more civil unrest from city to city. A second video of Sterling’s death has recently surfaced, which shows the graphic events that occurred on Tuesday, July 5. Visit for more information […]

#FreeDeray: Black Lives Matter Activist DeRay McKesson Arrested in Baton Rouge Protests


One of the generation’s most prominent activists, DeRay McKesson, was taken into police custody late last night [Saturday, July 9] while protesting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana following the shooting deaths of Black men at the hands of law enforcement, particularly Alton Sterling who lost his life to Baton Rouge police earlier this week. Visit […]

#BlackLivesMatter Protest Held at Taste of Chicago Food Festival

Tensions continues to escalate in the U.S. since the police shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile last week, and the recent Dallas shooting, in which 11 police officers were shot, five fatally. Chicago is the latest city to make headlines after over 100 protesters infiltrated downtown Chicago for hours on Saturday, July 9. Beginning at […]

LeBron James Says He Shed “Multiple Tears” Over Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

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Of the four major North American sports leagues, the NBA might be the most liberal when it comes to allowing its players to make political or personal statements. While NFL players have complained about Commissioner Roger Goodell‘s lack of understanding when it comes to supporting things like Breast Cancer Awareness outside of the designated time […]

15 Tweets That Prove Why Twitter Might Offer The Best Insight On Race In America


The “Twittersphere” has long proven itself to be the ultimate melting pot of ideas. It has the power to leave us laughing, crying, enraged, inspired, and all too often, disappointed in the span of one five-minute scroll through our timelines. Visit for more information Within the stretch of the past three days, it has once more ignited the issues surrounding […]

Jay Z Speaks On Recent Police Shootings On New Track “Spiritual”

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In light of the recent police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, many people have been weighing in on social media, including several Hip Hop notables. Jay Z, who is not too active on his own social media page, chose to voice his opinion the only way he knows best, via song. With that […]

Beyoncé Pauses Her ‘Formation’ Show in Glasgow to Pay Respect to Victims of Police Brutality

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Beyoncé and Jay Z have taken heat in the past about their perceived silence on important issues facing the Black community, but it’s worth noting that they have–especially Queen Bey–taken steps in recent months to make sure that their opinions and outrage is heard publicly on different platforms. Visit for more information Beyoncé’s Lemonade […]