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Colin Kaepernick Takes A Knee For The Latest Cover of ‘TIME’ Magazine

As of lately, we’ve seen San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick using his platform to protest the Black lives being lost at the hands of police. What started as the athlete taking a knee during America’s national anthem has lead to his now infamous pose on the cover of TIME magazine. Kaepernick, a natural born…

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Audio: Miguel, “How Many”

  In the wake of the most recent police executions of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, R&B crooner Miguel has taken to the studio to express his deep frustration and support for the #BlackLivesMatter movement with his latest heart rendering offering, “How Many.” “How many black lives?”, he sings. “How many heartbeats turned into flatlines…

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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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#OscarsSoWhite Inspires Upcoming HBO #BlackLivesMatter Documentary

Everyone is disappointed in the Academy for their failure to recognize diverse talent. Literally, everyone. Closing out 2015, Twitter user @reignofapril created the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite to address the situation at hand, causing the blogosphere to uproar in frustration. Now that the Academy has failed again, despite last year’s backlash, the hashtag has become even more…

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Ferguson Activist DeRay McKesson Schools Stephen Colbert on White Privilege

DeRay McKesson is, at this point, a champion point maker. We all saw that absolutely perfect exchange between the modern day activist and Wolf Blitzer during the Baltimore uprising in which he would not be swayed from his point despite Wolf’s attempts to derail him. Well, DeRay is at it again but this time with…

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Reagan Gomez Explores The Mistreatment Of Black Girls In Schools

In the wake of #AssaultatSpringValleyHigh, (officer Ben Fields has been fired by the way), there has been many conversations pertaining to where Black girls fall within the school-to-prison pipeline. Actress and creator, Reagan Gomez, dug up some investigation of her own when she asked Black women on Twitter about their school experiences. The results were astounding. Responses poured in with testimonial…

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Justin Adu Digitizes The Black Revolution For Art Exhibit

African Americans of today live in very complex and trying times. Since the beginning of the television and radio age, the media has been portraying African Americans as the dangerous and unstable majority. We are rarely highlighted for our accomplishments and are often made a mockery at the white man’s expense. Morning talk shows would…

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