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The Game might be tough on the surface, and rough around the edges, but he seems to have a heart of gold on the inside. This week, the West Coast rapper traveled to Ferguson, St. Louis, where he met with the family of the Mike Brown, who was shot down by a Ferguson Police officer last […]

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Following the deaths of Black men, women, and children at the hands of police this past year, many athletes and celebrities used their platforms to…

It’s hard to go to a newsstand and not see Kerry Washington somewhere in the mix. Now she’s on the cover of Ebony magazine, looking slightly different than usual. And not in the same way as that recent InStyle magazine cover that stirred up controversy. Instead of her signature shoulder-length locks, Scandal’s leading lady is sporting a bold […]

During a Thursday press conference, Michael Brown‘s family attorneys announced they will file a civil lawsuit against the city of Ferguson following the Justice Department’s decision not to press charges against Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed their unarmed son. Wilson will be among those named in the suit, according to attorney Daryl […]

The unrelenting winter weather may have not been ideal, but the below freezing temperatures didn’t dissuade demonstrators from gathering in front of the Ferguson, Mo. Police Department following the release of a damning Justice Department report that criticized police for their racially biased practices. It’s unknown just how many congregated in front of the brick structure — […]

We’re quickly approaching the end of another Black History Month, and the conversation surrounding the necessity for Carter G. Woodson’s ode to black excellence is just as intense as it was when we ushered in February four weeks ago. In short, some people are upset that it still exists. Like this guy: And this person: And […]

UPDATE: 2:00 PM EST The Justice Department has released a statement on the closing of the investigation into Trayvon Martin’s death. The Justice Department announced today that the independent federal investigation found insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman for the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012, […]

Russian girl group Pussy Riot, most famous for being jailed over a protest performance at a Moscow Cathedral, offer their support to Eric Garner and other victims of police and government terrorism in their latest video, “I Can’t Breathe.” The tribute is Pussy Riot’s very first English-language track, which was recorded in New York City back […]

Here’s a little positivity. This spring, Dartmouth College will offer a new and necessary #BlackLivesMatter course that will focus on race, violence, disenfranchisement, and inequality in African-American history. According to The Dartmouth, the school’s student newspaper, about 15 of the university’s professors will teach separate sections of the class, “10 Weeks, 10 Professors: #BlackLivesMatter,” from different academic […]

While we might be in the middle of one of the historically worst blizzards up east, Big Sean is seeing better days. Last night, he announced the title of his third studio album, Dark Sky Paradise. And even though it sounds a bit gloomy, as far as Sean’s career goes, things are brightening up in tandem with his new cover […]

The summer of 2014 was arguably one of the most transformative in recent history — the nation saw a resurgence of resistance against injustice and police brutality following the death of a number of unarmed black people at the hands of law enforcement and, as a result, electrified a movement that doesn’t seem to be slowing down […]