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DeRay McKesson Contacted Daniel Caesar After His YesJulz Commentary

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Daniel Caesar caught the wrath of the Internet when he defended YesJulz a week after she offended Black women in the Hip-Hop community while attempting to defend her own miscues. Caesar stated in an Instagram Live session, “Why are we being so mean to Julz? Why are being so mean to white people?” The perceived […]

#BlackLivesMatter Premiere Advocate DeRay McKesson Sues Fox News For Defamation

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Civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson is suing Fox News and network host Jeanine Pirro, alleging that she made “false and defamatory statements” about him while discussing the Black Lives Matter movement. Mckesson, one of the movement’s leaders, said that Pirro defamed him when she claimed during a “Fox & Friends” segment that he directed protesters […]

Charges Dropped Against 100 Protesters Including DeRay McKesson After Baton Rouge Arrest

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Prosecutors in Baton Rouge today [Wednesday, July 20] announced they will drop charges in about 100 cases involving protesters arrested for obstruction of a roadway or public passage. In a statement, District Attorney Hillar C. Moore III of East Baton Rouge reviewed the arrests that occurred between July 8 and July 11 and announced that only four protesters remained […]

Watch DeRay Mckesson’s First Baltimore Mayoral Campaign Ad

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Early this month, DeRay Mckesson announced that he would be running for mayor of his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland which, fittingly, has been the site of his rise to prominence as a civil rights and #BlackLivesMatter activist. After the deeply troubling and mysterious death of Freddie Gray last year at the hands of six police officers–who […]

Black Lives Matter Activist, DeRay Mckesson Is Running for Mayor of Baltimore

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Meet the Black Lives Matter advocate doing more than just protesting. Thirty-year old DeRay Mckesson, who rose to prominence in the past year after being one of the forerunners of the national Black Lives Matter movement, has officially filed to run for mayor of Baltimore just 83 days before election polls are to open. ““I […]

DeRay Mckesson Hits Stephen Colber’s ‘The Late Show’ to Talk #BlackLivesMatter, White Privilege

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Leading #BlackLivesMatter activist and frequent addresser of the rampant police brutality problems plaguing our society, DeRay Mckesson, sat down with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show last night to discuss America’s issue with addressing race, and dismantling white privilege. In the brief interview clip, which you can watch above, Colbert quickly soliloquies Mckesson’s resume before […]