Black Lives Matter

California Professor Organizing Black Lives Matter ‘Youth Camp’ For Ten-Year-Olds

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Conservative POV

BLM activist calls gay NYPD Pride March invitation to Toronto police "disgraceful"

Gay New York City police officers have invited their Toronto counterparts to join their 2017 pride march contingency, a decision anti-racism …

LGBTQ

‘Growing Up Hip Hop’ Premiere: Bow Wow’s Return To ATL Stirs Up Major Drama

It’s going down in the ATL! On the premiere of ‘Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta’, Bow Wow made a splash when he returned home, a place he once left to …

Rap & Hip-Hop

13 documentaries to dive into this summer — on Netflix, PBS, or at the cinema

A Baltimore step team. Dr. Dre. A woman wrestler. Freedom of the press. This summer’s docs aim to entertain — and educate.<p>If you’re looking for deep …

Documentaries

Katie Hopkins Has Been Sacked By LBC For 'Final Solution' Tweet

She's had her own show since last year<p>LBC has announced that Katie Hopkins will leave the radio station "effective immediately".<p>LBC and Katie Hopkins …

Radio

Tweeters Hijack Walkers Potato-Chip Campaign - Bloomberg

Walkers Crisps, a division of PepsiCo Inc., shut down an online marketing campaign that was hijacked by pranksters, with the company inadvertently …

United States

Man shot by Crystal police was mentally ill, had toy gun, mom says

Police were familiar with Khaleel Thompson, his mother said.

Policing

Photographer Jalani Morgan Turns Vandalism of His Toronto Exhibition Into Opportunity for Social Justice Dialogue

Jalani Morgan’s exhibition “The Sum of All Parts,” a black-and-white series of portraits and reportage that captures significant moments in Toronto’s …

Canada

You Don't Have To March To Be In The Resistance

Many people with disabilities are joining the fight online.<p>In the wave of activism that has swept the country since President Donald Trump’s inauguration, people have found myriad ways of expressing their discontent ― from attending marches and rallies, to making calls to Congress, to showing up at …

Social Justice

Immigration Activists Are Headed To Texas This Weekend To Launch “A New Civil Rights Movement”

But organizers are hoping to start something even bigger — a national network of state and local progressive organizations that can closely coordinate not only defensive battles like the one in Texas, but go on the offensive against the Trump administration and its allies. The hope, one source …

Immigration

Jeff Sessions vows to enforce tougher charging, sentencing guidelines

MEMPHIS — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a law enforcement crowd in Memphis Thursday his new charging and sentencing policy is a "return to the enforcement of the laws as passed by Congress — plain and simple."<p>Sessions said that "unfortunately, even as violent crime has surged and …

News

Discovery: De'Wayne Jackson

DE'WAYNE JACKSON IN LOS ANGELES, MAY 2017. PHOTOS: CARA ROBBINS.<p>Astrology may not hold much weight for many people, but it does for De'Wayne Jackson, …

Music

The terror of lynching haunts black Americans again

A Mississippi legislator called for lynchings on the same day that a black student was stabbed on campus. We are facing a crisis of racism<p>Lynching is back in America’s headlines. On Saturday, an African American student, Richard Collins III, was stabbed and killed on the campus of the University of …

Racism

Ben Jerry’s bans doubling up on favourite flavours in gay marriage protest

Ice cream fans in Australia are being starved of vanilla and mint choc chip ice cream after Ben & Jerry's banned the sale of two scoops of same …

Equality

Gov. Rick Scott’s Attack On Florida’s First Black State Attorney Is A Threat To Our Political Power

Florida Gov. Rick Scott's move to strip power away from State Attorney Aramis Ayala is not just denying her authority, it's undermining the political …

Women of Color

Confederate monument removal in New Orleans inspires St. Louis: Opinion

Has Tishaura Jones, the St. Louis (Mo.) treasurer who's raising money to remove a Confederate monument from that city's Forest Park, always been …

New Orleans

'Black and Blue': Charlie Rose

On "Charlie Rose," a conversation with Jeff Pegues. He is the CBS News justice and homeland security correspondent. His new book is "Black and Blue: …

Charlie Rose

Jury selection begins in Ohio officer's murder retrial

CINCINNATI (AP) — More than 200 people are due to report to an Ohio courthouse as jury selection gets underway in the murder retrial of a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist.<p>Prospective jurors for Ray Tensing's case on Thursday will receive lengthy questionnaires to …

Crime

Colin Kaepernick supporters gather in New York for 'show of solidarity'

NEW YORK – Across the street on the other side of Park Avenue, opposite the building that houses the NFL offices in Midtown Manhattan, two black trucks with video boards beamed a slideshow of images.<p>One showed Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem. Another displayed him gazing up at …

NFL

Trump Tweets Spur Nonprofit Fund-Raising Initiative

President Trump’s Twitter activity played an outsized role in the news cycle during the 2016 campaign. While his erratic use of the social-media …

Advertising Industry

With A Retail Partner, Anti-Death Penalty Movement Can Smell Success

The often-ignored issue finds a fragrant angel in Lush as it hopes to add mainstream support to every shopping bag.<p>CHICAGO ― On a recent spring evening along the Magnificent Mile, a cluster of shoppers gathered amid heaps of organic soap and fizzy bath bombs to engage in a decidedly less …

Prison

T.I.’s Instagram Rant About Lil Wayne Makes Things Awkward On ‘Growing Up Hip Hop'

Zonnique Pullins and Reginae Carter get stuck in the middle of their parents’ beef.<p><i>Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta</i> is set to premiere Thursday (May 25), …

Rap & Hip-Hop

After Betty Shelby Verdict, People Gather in Oklahoma City to Say ‘Black Lives Matter’

The weekend after Tulsa, Okla., Police Officer Betty Shelby was found not guilty of manslaughter in the shooting death of unarmed black motorist …

Policing

NAACP Ousts President As Organization Heads Vigorously In New Direction

The organization is reimagining what it wants its future to look like and how to achieve it.<p>The NAACP, one of the country’s longstanding racial justice and civil rights organizations, pledged to execute a vigorous “transformational, system-wide refresh” to help better position them to confront …

Activism

Read the public letter jurors wrote after finding Betty Shelby not guilty of manslaughter

There were tears streaming down the faces of several jurors Wednesday, as Oklahoma District Court Judge Doug Drummond read their not guilty verdict …

Policing

Take It From Milwaukee: Beware of Sheriff David Clarke

Milwaukee — When David A. Clarke Jr., the sheriff of Milwaukee County, announced last week that he’d been appointed to a senior position at the Homeland Security Department, Milwaukee residents like me felt two things: relief that we might finally rid ourselves of his disastrous leadership, and …

Opinion

Opinion: How Policing Black Boys Leads To The Conditioning Of Black Men

Mistrust and alienation between black men and the police have become so entrenched that we need radical, sweeping change. The collective experience of black men in the criminal justice system is sobering. African Americans are 2.5 times more likely to be arrested than whites, and numerous studies …

Justice

Black Lives Matter Awarded the 2017 Sydney Peace Prize

In a groundbreaking departure from tradition, the prestigious international award that recognizes peacemakers around the world for promoting human …

African-American News

NYPD Sued For Refusing To Confirm Or Deny Existence Of Counterintelligence Activities Against Activists

Dissenter FeaturedLatest NewsThe Dissenter<p>NYPD Sued For Refusing To Confirm Or Deny Existence Of Counterintelligence Activities Against Activists<p>23 …

Surveillance

Harvard Student Submits Rap Album as Senior Thesis, Earns Honors

(Image: Twitter) Rather than writing a traditional thesis paper, 20-year-old Obasi Shaw became the first student at Harvard University to submit a …

Education