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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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Watch Al Jazeera’s Documentary on Police Brutality’s Female Victims

Al Jazeera is going beyond media portrayal in a documentary for two of this generation’s highest profile cases. Delving into firsthand accounts from the loved ones of Rekia Boyd and Bettie Jones as well as the police officers responsible for their murders, The Lives of Black Women tells the stories of women killed by Chicago’s…

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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: Kenneth Whalum, “Might Not Be Ok” Feat. Big K.R.I.T.

Memphis’ quiet giant Kenneth Whalum returns with an honest outcry entitled “Might Not Be Ok.” Calling in Big K.R.I.T. with fiery, passionate bars, the duo’s harmonious balance create a perfectly haunting ballad. Ghostly coos and weeping piano keys make up the instrumentation behind the cadence of K.R.I.T.’s charging lyrics and Kenneth’s sweetly somber vocals. With…

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Ava DuVernay

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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“Circle of Mothers” Series Sheds Light on Mothers as Victims of Injustice

“Circle of Mothers,” a painting series by Sylvia Maier captures the pain of the mothers who lost children to police brutality. The backdrop of each painting is what appears to be a US coin with the words “In God We Trust” and “Liberty” all of which are ironic because in the cases of these mothers,…

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