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$3 Million Settlement Reached in Philando Castile Case


Valerie Castile, mother of slain Philando Castile, reached a near $3 Million settlement with the city of St. Anthony, Minnesota. This served as slight relief after just ten days ago Jeronim0 Yanez, the officer involved in Castile’s death was acquitted of second-degree manslaughter and all other charges. The family, and those paying close attention, were disheartened to […]

#ICYMI: The Source Weekend Round-Up

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Big Boi released long-awaited album Boomiverse, with features from Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, and Killer Mike. It was met with very positive reviews and reestablished his place as a hitmaker after a hiatus from music. Metro Boomin performed an incredible set at Electric Daisy Carnival 2017 in Las Vegas, most notably bringing Drake out on the stage. Drake […]

Officer Who Shot and Killed Philando Castile Acquitted of Charges


Friday [June 16, 2017], the police officer charged in the shooting death of Philando Castile was acquitted by a jury on all charges. It was nearly a year ago that Officer Jeronimo Yanez pulled over Castile in the Falcon Heights suburb of the Minneapolis and St. Paul area. Yanez said he believed Casfile to be the suspect […]

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. A lifelong basketball player, Mac Irv’s promising career included being a […]

#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. In light of recent events, the song sends a reassuring memorandum on the value of life itself. And while it is undoubtedly true that all lives matter, “I […]

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. It was on the morning of April 22, 2015 that Stephen Rankin, a Portsmouth, VA police officer, responded […]

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. Yesterday 46 people were officially arrested for public nuisance and unlawful assembly near the mansion on […]

Shots Fired on Baton Rouge Police; At Least 3 Cops Dead; Multiple Injured


This morning [Sunday, July 17] multiple agencies are sending reports of a shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana involving various police officers. Police officers responded to a officer-involved shooting near Airline Highway near Old Hammond Highway according to CBS affiliate WAFB. According to Mayor-President Kip Holden of the East Baton Rouge Parish, authorities are still attempting […]

Judge Hatchett To Represent Philando Castile & Family

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As we all tragically witnessed via Facebook Live last week, Minnesota resident Philando Castile was shot in the arm multiple times. Shortly after he was shot he died in the front seat of his girlfriend’s car as she recorded the entire incident for the world to witness. Last week’s shooting resulted in nationwide protests, as […]

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. Beyoncé has addressed the slaying of Black men in our community at the hands of police throughout the […]

#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. Within the stretch of the past three days, it has once more ignited the issues surrounding racial tension, police brutality and […]

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 […]