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3 Arrested In Shooting Following White Nationalist Speech At Univ. Of Florida

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A Texas man who shot at protesters after a white nationalist’s speech at the University of Florida and two brothers who urged him to “kill them” have been charged with attempted homicide, police said on Friday. No one was injured in the shooting incident, which occurred on Thursday near the campus in Gainesville where hundreds […]

Several Cleveland Browns Take A Knee During The National Anthem

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A number of Cleveland Browns players knelt and huddled during the national anthem on Monday night before the preseason game against the New York Giants. Isaiah Crowell, Duke Johnson, Jabrill Peppers, Christian Kirksey, Seth DeValve, Jamie Collins, Kenny Britt, Ricardo Louis and Jamar Taylor were among the players who knelt together behind the team near […]

University of Texas Removes Four Confederate Statues

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In the wake of the violent Charlottesville rally that left one dead, and multiple others injured, the Univerity of Texas at Austin has made the immediate decision to remove four statues of individuals with Confederate ties from the campus’ South Mall. Bronze statues of Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Albert Sidney Johnston and Confederate Postmaster […]

Barack Obama Supports Protesters Of The Muslim Ban

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In his first post white house statement, Barack Obama praised protestors against Trump’s Muslim ban. Kevin Lewis, Obama’s post-presidential spokesperson, read his statement. “President Obama is heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country.” “With regard to comparisons to President Obama’s foreign policy decisions, as we’ve heard before, the president fundamentally […]

NAACP Members Arrested During Sit-in Protest

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Late last night [Jan.3] a sit-in protest was held in Alabama by the NAACP opposing the nominations of the U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, as U.S. Attorney General. These protestors arrived early and refused to leave the Sessions’ office until he was no longer the nominee. The group consisted of five men and one woman, all arrested […]

ICYMI: Aminé Speaks Out Against Trump on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

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Last night was the television debut of summertime sensation Aminé. And although the Portland rapper is relatively new to the limelight, he wasted no time to take proper advantage of his internationally televised performance. As we all know, reality TV star Donald Trump was elected president of the United States and it has, what seems like, […]

NFL Players to Protest National Anthem This Opening Weekend

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With the NFL season finally underway, the American people are gearing up to celebrate opening weekend. Grills are prepped, jerseys are on, and fantasy rosters are set all across the country in preparation for Sunday morning’s festivities. This year however, the public’s anticipation for 2016’s first football Sunday isn’t solely focused on the game. San Francisco […]

#KapSoBlack: The Latest In Black Twitter’s Support of Colin Kaepernick

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In recent days, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has made a wave of headlines following his refusal to stand during the playing of the national anthem in protest of police brutality within the United States. Naturally, the move was met with a great deal of criticism that included the burning of his jersey by […]

Violent Unrest Shrouds Milwaukee Following Fatal Police Shooting

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Milwaukee citizens woke up to a city on fire and a community destroyed, after swarms of of angry protesters took to the streets on Saturday, August 13 following the fatal officer-involved shooting of an armed and fleeing black man earlier in the day. Confrontations between rioters and officer continued past midnight on the city’s north side, where […]

#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 […]

UPDATE: Eleven Officers Shot, Five Fatally, During Dallas Protest

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UPDATE: A fifth officer has been pronounced dead, six officers are recovering and there are currently four suspects, with one suspect claiming bombs were also planted downtown. Dallas Police have rounded up two suspects who unloaded their weapons during a Dallas protest tonight [Thursday, July 7], hitting eleven officers and killing four. The protest was in […]

Peaceful Protest to be Held Outside of Beyoncé’s Houston Concert

Three months following Beyoncé’s spectacular Super Bowl performance, her song “Formation” is still the center of controversy. As the Queen Bey gears up to return home to headline her Formation World Tour, the Coalition of Police and Sheriffs have planned a peaceful protest outside of the concert, according to Click2Houston. The organization claims the popular song is […]

Spike Lee Documents Mizzou Protest In New Series

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The history of the racially charged incidents that shook the University of Missouri’s campus will be the inspiration behind a new series directed by Spike Lee. The short film, titled 2 Fist Up, will showcase the students of Mizzou who stood up against administration for not acting on complaints of racial mockery dating back to 2010. […]

Listen Now: 10 Songs Soundtracking The #BlackLivesMatter Movement

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As much as 2015 saw tragedy with countless acts of police brutality and racially-charged misconduct, it also saw communities coming together in solidarity. In particular, the #BlackLivesMatter movement has expanded its reach feverishly, working towards reforming what time and time again is proving our society has become one that deeply needs mending. With the philosophical […]

Protesters Shut Down San Francisco’s Bay Bridge on MLK Day

Yesterday (January 18) all lanes of the Bay Bridge going into San Francisco were blocked by #BlackLivesMatter protesters just east of Treasure Island, according to California State Troopers. At 4pm, California activism group Black Seed, a Black and Queer liberation group, announced they’d taken the Bay Bridge and claimed responsibility for the protest. The group took […]

NAACP Creates Hotline For Mizzou Students To Report Discrimination On Campus

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The NAACP has lent their hand to the University of Missouri student body in order to help them feel comfortable in reporting discrimination on campus. After many repeated failed efforts in reporting racism on campus, students took to social media to report the problems they were facing, which caught the attention of the President of the NAACP of Jefferson […]

Rev. Jesse Jackson Commends #Mizzou Players For Protest

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Reverend Jesse Jackson has praised the University of Missouri Football team for (peacefully) taking matters in their own hands regarding threats made to people of color on their campus. Black members of Mizzou’s “Tigers” football team announced they would not participate in team activities or games until University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe stepped down. […]