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CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 21: A young man gestures as he and others participate in in a protest at Marshall Park September 21, 2016 in Charlotte, NC. The North Carolina governor has declared a state of emergency in the city of Charlotte after clashes during protests in the city in response to the fatal shooting by police officers of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

Social Influencers Use The #MannequinChallenge to Take on Police Brutality

This week’s internet sweeping trend has resulted in the mass communication of an important message. The #MannequinChallenge hashtag is filled with humorous tidbits of random stand-still activity. But internet actress, writer, and director Simone Shepherd teamed up with a few talented actors to demonstrate what happens when African Americans are stopped by police. Appropriately titled #BlackAndBlue,…

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Common Enlists Stevie Wonder for “Black America Again”

Common has been one of the many trailblazing celebrities to put action behind his passionate repugnance towards the state of America’s pervasive racism and discrimination against Black people. Today, he brought us another powerful performance piece with the legendary Stevie Wonder lending his inimitable voice for the song’s triumphant closing chant. “Black America Again” dropped…

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Audio: Chris Brown, “A Lot of Love” & “My Friend”

Police brutality has been the cause of at least 136 Black deaths in 2016 according to a project by the Guardian, which tracks police killings in America. Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were recently added to that list in less than 48 hours apart. In the wake of this senseless bloodshed, Chris Brown releases two new tracks with intentions…

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Another Black Man Gone Too Soon, Alton Sterling

Last night at 11:30pm I received a message stating that we had lost another Black man to police brutaity. His name was Alton Sterling. He was a father of five. He was selling CDs outside of a gas station. His arms were outstretched. Two police officers tackled him, and they held him down to pull…

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