Jeff Sessions at a Loss for Words on Issues Impacting African-Americans

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During his hearing today, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III completely fumbled his answers to questioning on his department’s treatment of African-Americans, specifically in regard to black representation at the DOJ’s senior levels and a heinous FBI report on so-called “black identity Read more

Baton Rouge Man Fatally Shot During Police Escorted DCFS Visit

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A Black man was killed in a police involved shooting during a visit from a Department of Children and Family Services caseworker last night in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. According to the news, 23-year- old Calvin Toney, was fatally shot after Read more

Louisiana State Rep. Ted James Says Colleague Havard’s Call for New Orleans Saints Budget Cuts Doesn’t Make “Cents”

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Louisiana State Representative, Ted James replied to State Representative Kenny Havard’s call to cut funds for the New Orleans Saints yesterday. On Monday, Havard stated that he wants “to cut millions in state tax dollars, exemptions and credits allocated to Read more

J. Cole Shares Blueprint For Boycotting the NFL Via Twitter

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Many of us watched yesterday to see how things would unfold during the NFL games after Trump’s “sons of b******”  remark, and it was a beautiful thing to see so many of the players taking a knee, in spite of Read more

March For Civility to Bring People Together Against Hate, Violence, Racism, Injustice, September 23, 2017 at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.

(Washington, D.C.) – On September 23rd, 2017 thousands will unite together against hate, violence, racism and injustice at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. for the March for Civility.  Ken Nwadike, Jr. of the Free Hugs Project and his organization RestoreCivility.org, are leading Read more

The New Tech Tracking Police Interactions, the Raheem.ai Chatbox

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As of today, there has been 848 police involved shootings and/or police involved deaths, which is in part why Brandon Anderson created the Raheem.ai chatbox. Raheem.ai tracks people’s interactions with the police, allowing them to leave a review the way Read more

Black, Mentally Ill Mother Killed By Seattle Police

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Only last week, Philando Castile’s mother, Valerie Castile, warned of more police involved shootings during her heartbreaking speech after the ruling of Jeronimo Yanez, the Minnesota police officer acquitted of  manslaughter and reckless discharge of a firearm, which resulted in the Read more

Ella Jones Sets Her Sight On Being First Black Woman Mayor Of Ferguson

Two and half years later following the police involved shooting and death of Michael Brown, Ferguson is a still city of unrest and racial tension, yet Ella Jones, 52, is the Black city councilwoman woman hoping to be its next Read more

Ben & Jerry’s Shares Why Black Lives Matter 

Ben & Jerry’s published a statement on Black lives matter entitled “Why Black Lives Matter” on the What’s New page of their website, and mixed reactions occurred. Some loved it, others hated it, and said they would no longer support Read more

Who’s Looking Out For Ramsey Orta 

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Ramsey Orta, the young man who filmed the murder of Eric Garner by New York City Police began his prison sentence on Tuesday and is already having problems with corruption. His wife, Bella, posted on his Facebook that he (Ramsey) Read more

Serena Williams Says “I Won’t Be Silent” 

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When one of the greatest living athletes in the world, Serena Williams,  announces she will no longer be silent about police brutality, we know there is a real problem at bey, as if the deaths between Alton Sterling and Keith Read more

Black In News This Week: Tawon Boyd, Keith Scott, and Korryn Gaines

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016, Keith Lamont Scott was killed by police in Charlotte, NC. Police say they entered a neighborhood and saw Scott sitting in a car. They say Scott got out of his car with a gun and was Read more

If One More Person Asks What About Uplifting the Black Woman….  

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If one more person asks what about uplifting the Black woman, well- nothing much would happen but I would continue writing this Uplift the Black Man issue. Not because uplifting the Black woman is not needed or equally important, but Read more

Omari Hardwick Says He Would Like To Sit Down With Mayor Giuliani

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Starz’s “Power” star, Omari Hardwick, sat down with “Huffington Post” this week and during his interview Hardwick said he would like to have a conversation with Mayor Rudy Giuliani after the comments he made during his (Giuliani’s) interview with “Face Read more

A Week of Daily Waking Up To Heartbreaking News

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This week has been heartbreaking with one disappointment after the next. When I went to bed early on the Fourth of July, I hoped to not wake up to innocent bystanders being shot by idiots firing guns as others popped Read more

Rookie Officer Not Indicted in Tamir Rice’s Death

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CLEVELAND (AP) — A grand jury declined to indict a white rookie police officer in the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, a black youngster who was shot to death while carrying what turned out to be a pellet gun, a Read more

No Indictment in Sandra Bland’s Death

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HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — A grand jury decided that neither sheriff’s officials nor jailers committed a crime in the treatment of a black woman who died in a Texas county jail last summer, but has not yet determined whether the Read more

Serial Rapist, Daniel Holtzclaw Sentenced on 13 Counts

Daniel Holtzclaw, an Oklahoma City police officer accused of sexually assaulting women he encountered while on patrol in neighborhoods near the state Capitol, is pictured in a courtroom during a hearing on whether to cut his bond from $5 million to $139,000, in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Former cop and serial rapist, Daniel Holtzclaw was convicted on 13 thirteen counts of first-degree rape allegations. Holtzclaw, 28, who was an Oklahoma City policeman, was originally charged with 36 counts of rape, forcible oral sodomy, burglary and other charges. Read more

Ray Lewis Says Violence Is Not the Answer & Tells Young People To Get Off the Streets

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Former Baltimore Raven, Ray Lewis, posted this message  on his Facebook page to those rioting in Baltimore less than an hour ago. I’ve got a message for the rioters in Baltimore. Posted by Ray Lewis on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Read more

#CrimingWhileWhite, Possibly the Biggest Conversation About White Privilege So Far

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  Long story short, many Caucasian people took to Twitter to share their personal law breaking experiences with the police and how they got off to show that yes, the world so  many Black activists and leaders are constantly “complaining Read more