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Ava DuVernay To Pay Homage to Central Park Five in New Netflix Series

All praises due to the Ava. The amazing director of Academy-Nominatied films Selma and 13th, Ava Duvernay has shared on social media that she is partering with Netflix for a five-episode series special on the Central Park Five. This follows her previous partnership with the streaming company for 13th, and is slated to be released sometime in 2019.…

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Two California Students Overturn Their School’s Attempt to Censor Black Lives Matter Article

Thinking back to your high school days, how high did activism fall on your list of concerns and priorities? In the case of 16-year-old Vanessa Mewborn and 17-year-old Ariana Coleman, The Black Lives Matter movement and the right to free speech meant much more to them than the approval of their school principal. The school made…

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Tracee Ellis Ross & DeRay McKesson Prove We Are Stronger Together In January Issue of ‘Vogue’

Tracee Ellis Ross and DeRay Mckesson are some of the bold visionaries celebrated in Vogue Magazine’s January 2017 issue. There is really no questioning their committment to pushing the culture and the country forward. Both Ellis and McKesson have been active voices for the Black community, speaking on and leading protests against the infinite issues…

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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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Ava DuVernay, Ryan Coogler, and More Join Blackout For Human Rights To Pay Homage to Victims of Police Brutality

In a series of autobiographical videos, a handful of our brilliant stars pay homage to the men, women and children who’ve lost their lives due to police brutality. Ryan Coogler, Ava DuVernay, David Oyelowo, Mara Brock Akil, and Common are only a few of the black actors and directors who highlight their lifetime accomplishments, and all…

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Washington D.C. Teenager Wins ‘Doodle 4 Google’ Contest With #BlackLivesMatter Piece

In more #BlackGirlMagic news, 15 year-old high-school student Akilah Johnson was named the winner of the ‘Doodle 4 Google’ contest. Chosen from 100,000 submissions, Johnson will be rewarded with $30,000 college scholarship along with a $50,000 grant for her current school Eastern Senior High School as well as a trip to Google headquarters to meet…

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Mark Zuckerberg Sends Important #BlackLivesMatter Memo To Facebook Employees

I first noticed that Mark Zuckerberg was lowkey socially aware when he donated $100 million to Newark school systems in 2010 and $120 million to schools serving lower income students in 2014. Unfortunately, New Jersey officials did not put the money to good use but it made a statement to me about the kind of…

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This Black-Palestine Solidarity Visual Features Lauryn Hill & More

In this deep felt short clip on the connections between Black-American and Palestinian struggle, some familiar faces stand out, including R&B songstress Lauryn Hill, writer Angela Davis, actor Danny Glover and many more. The diverse group of academics, artists and activists all came together in solidarity, holding signs and sharing quotes from victims to speak out against state-sanctioned…

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