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Panel: Race Relations + Moral Leadership + the Black Lives Matter Movement

'Rev. Raphael Warnock, Oulèye Ndoye Warnock, Bill Moyers and Amb. Andrew Young discuss race relations and Black Lives Matter in current American society, just days after the news of Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, and the Dallas Police shootings.' -- +Chautauqua Institution

2 Killed In Mass Shooting Outside Nightclub In Fort Myers, Florida

The shooting outside the Club Blu Bar and Grill in Fort Myers, Florida, has left two people dead and up to 19 injured. Two victims, Ste’fan Strawder, 18, and Sean Archilles, 14, have so far been identified. Three suspects have been detained...Show More Summary

WNBA Drops Fines for Players Who Wore Protest Shirts

The WNBA has reversed its decision to fine the teams and players who wore black protest warm-up shirts saying “Alton Sterling,” ”Philando Castile,” “Black Lives Matter” and “Dallas 5,” reports ESPN. WNBA president Lisa Borders said in a statement Saturday that the league was rescinding the $5,000 penalties given to the Indiana Fever, New York Liberty, […]

White Mass. Mayor Won’t Remove Black Lives Matter Banner From City Hall

A Massachusetts mayor has refused to remove a Black Lives Matter banner from City Hall at the request of the local police union. The banner features the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter and has been hanging from City Hall since August 2015. According to USA Today, the Somerville Police Employee’s Association recently published a letter to Mayor Joseph Curtatone […]

Ohio Attorney Faces Jail Time for Refusing to Remove Black Lives Matter Button

Youngstown, Ohio, attorney Andrea Burton was removed from court and taken into custody after a judge declared her in contempt for refusing to take off a Black Lives Matter pin. WKBN reports that Youngstown Municipal Court Judge Robert Milich said Burton was in contempt of court for refusing to remove the button in his courtroom […]

N. Miami Police Officer Who Shot Therapist Identified; Sister of Autistic Man Gives Heartbreaking Statement

Up until Thursday, the city of North Miami and its police department was not identifying the officer in the horrific Charles Kinsey police shooting case other than saying that the officer is a 30-year-old Hispanic male. During a Friday press conference, the city released the cop’s name. The mayor of North Miami, Smith Joseph,  as […]

Black Folks Seem to Be OK With Clinton’s VP Pick, But Sanders’ Peeps Not Pleased With Email Leak

  Hillary Clinton announced her Vice Presidential pick on Friday, and though they didn’t seem to know much about Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, most black folk seem OK with her choice. Bernie Sanders’ supporters, however, are fuming over a hacker breach of the Democratic National Convention server, which threatens to disturb the tenuous peace […]

2nd Victim in Fla. Nightclub shooting Identified as 14-Year-Old Sean Archilles

The second victim of a shooting outside a Fort Myers, Fla. nightclub has been identified as 14-year-old Sean Archilles, the Fort Myers, Fla. News-Press reports.  Sean was one of two teens killed in the incident that left dozens injured. According to the report, Jean Robert Archilles, Sean’s father, heard the news from the boy’s mother, […]

Holly Robinson Peete: Charles Kinsey Shooting Is 'My True Real Life Nightmare'

The police shooting of mental health therapist Charles Kinsey in Miami, Florida, on July 18 has caused Holly Robinson Peete to express her concerns over the safety of her son, RJ. After viewing viral video footage of Kinsey being shot...Show More Summary

Mike Pence’s Bizarre Beliefs About Condoms Are Not Based In Reality

Just when you thought Indiana governor and vice presidential candidate Mike Pence’s views on reproductive health couldn’t be any more of a bummer, Buzzfeed uncovered a 2002 interview in which Pence asserted that condoms provide “very,...Show More Summary

Michael Jordan Speaks Out on Police Brutality, Targeting of Cops

Basketball legend Michael Jordan is speaking out on the shootings of black Americans, as well as the recent attacks on officers, issuing a statement today through The Undefeated in which he declares that he “can no longer stay silent”: As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of […]

Even Angela Bassett Isn't 'Impervious' To The Effects Of Aging

Growing older is not for the faint-of-heart ? and that includes celebrities. Actress Angela Bassett, 57, told PeopleStyle that not even she is “impervious” to the impacts of aging. In the interview, Bassett ? star of the “American Horror Story” and “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” ? says that her weight on the scale still creeps up. Show More Summary

Residents Of Pittsburgh's "Hill District" Get Counseling For Effect From Long Term Exposure To TRAUMA? - All The While The "NAACP Building" Sits Atop The Hill, Unscathed In Its "Black Valuables Harvesting Operations"

Source: Pittsburgh Post GazetteIt has been several years since I have visited family in Pittsburgh and drove around the Hill District to make an assessment of the economic and development stagnation that persists. Using my last visit...Show More Summary

Michael Jordan Finally Breaks His Silence On Police Brutality

Michael Jordan, the basketball great who faced criticism in the past for his unwillingness to wade into politics, has broken his silence. In a letter released on ESPN’s The Undefeated on Monday, Jordan calls for better treatment of black...Show More Summary

Famous Women On Why A Woman President Is A 'Revolution'

Paid family leave, a woman’s right to choose, equal pay for equal work and a woman in the White House? “This is what my revolution looks like.” At least that’s how Uzo Aduba, Taylor Schilling, Lea DeLaria, Lena Dunham, Rosie Perez and more feel ? and they’re speaking out about it in a new video supporting Hillary Clinton. Show More Summary

There Is A Shortage Of Male Teachers Of Color. NYC Is Working To Fix That.

Kevin He had a problem. He was a senior in high school, and was gearing up to go to prom. He had asked a date and picked out a gray suit. But he didn’t know how to put on a tie. The high school student couldn’t count on his father for help. Show More Summary

How to Be Less ‘Dangerous’ to White People

Black men are under attack. There may have been a time when that statement might have sounded like an exaggeration, but with headlines about men of color being shot, killed and falsely accused of crimes becoming almost daily occurrences, the reality of that declaration slowly begins to sink in. While women of color are not […]

#FreedomNow: Why We Must Disinvest From the Fraternal Order of Police

Last week, young black organizers across the country took to the streets to demand that the U.S. government, unions and police officers divest from the Fraternal Order of Police and declare #FreedomNow. We know that police unions can overwhelmingly further a culture of toxic policing that protects, pays and exonerates killer cops. What we may […]

Obama’s Brother Endorses Trump for President 

Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump has reportedly secured the vote of President Barack Obama’s brother, Malik Obama, Reuters reports. Malik Obama told Reuters that he supports Trump’s policies, particularly his focus on security and he also likes the nominee’s straight-forwardness. “He appeals to me and also I think that he is down to earth and […]

HONY Posts Heartwrenching Story About The Aftermath Of Nonconsensual Sex

On Sunday, Humans of New York posted a young woman’s powerful words about consent on Facebook. “We were in his basement late one night, getting drunk, and he kept asking me if I wanted to do it,” she said, about an incident with herShow More Summary

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