D’Angelo and his band hit SNL last night and it was pretty epic. Not only because of the talent that D’Angelo is, but because they were all wearing “Black Lives Matter” t-shirts while performing. [BuzzFeed] We all loved “Earned It” and now The Weeknd is dropping another tune from the Fifty Shades of Grey movie soundtrack. […]

The makeshift memorial for the 43-year-old Staten Island man who died after a police officer held him in an illegal chokehold last year was charred in a fire on Monday, police say. Police determined the fire that destroyed Eric Garner’s Staten Island, NY memorial was “not intentionally set.” Criminality, they say, is not suspected. The fire occurred at […]

Activist groups nationwide took to the streets on the first Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday since the police killings that left multiple unarmed black men dead last year to walk in the civil rights icon’s footsteps and invoke the same call for justice Dr. King did during the 1960s. It’s a disheartening parallel — […]

Chris Brown is the newest participant in #EggplantFridays, and boy, are the ladies loving it! Posting a pretty risqué picture to his Instagram page, the “Loyal” singer posed for a collage, as he laid back and relaxed in front of a window. What caught the attention of the female population, however, was what was appearing […]

The MTA has banned “die-ins” and any other protest that involves people sitting or lying on the floor at Grand Central Terminal after protesters allegedly acted out physically towards MTA officers this week. According to The New York Observer, the two separate attacks are to blame for the MTA’s decision. The protests for police transparency and racial […]


Dear Chief McLay, Belated congratulations on your new role here in our community. As you will quickly find out, Pittsburgh, PA is a very unique place, full of both wonderful characteristics and noteworthy challenges. It is truly a place worth living in, working for, and improving upon as we head into 2015 and beyond together. […]

When the Grammy nominations were released towards the end of 2014, many raised an eyebrow at the “Best Rap Album” category. Why? Well, if you haven’t heard, YG‘s My Krazy Life album was snubbed. While many hip-hop fans have spoken out about the “I Just Wanna Party” rapper not being nominated, some krazy dedicated fans took to The Grammy […]

Calling all leaders! Oprah Winfrey has a challenge for you. 2014 was a year of chaos that provoked hundreds of thousands across the nation to protest against police brutality. Many of us have been participating in the protest, and the Queen of media Ms. Winfrey has been watching it all go down. In an exclusive […]

In the wake of Michael Brown’s death, strained relations with police, and the killing of two NYPD officers in their squad car, Chipotle is apologizing after one of their employees used the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” gesture in response to nine NYPD officers who entered the Mexican food chain in Brooklyn. The incident occurred on Dec. […]

Yesterday, nearly 50,000 people gathered in Manhattan’s Washington Square Park to participate in #MillionsMarchNYC, an act of resistance against police brutality. The protests were originally organized by 23-year-old Synead Nichols and 19-year-old Umaara Iynaas Elliott, but as word spread, thousands of people, all different ages and ethnicities, were seen marching. The protests’ purposes were to bring awareness […]

Eric Garner‘s daughter Erica led an emotional protest in Staten Island this week, as she lay in the exact spot where her father was placed in a chokehold and killed by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo. Erica held a vigil and die-in on Thursday for her late father. The 24-year-old promised to protest twice a week […]