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Michael B. Jordan Goes in on Racist Trolls

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By diamond 11:51 pm May 27, 2015 Michael B. Jordan has a few words for the racist trolls upset that he will be portraying Johnny Storm in the upcoming “Fantastic Four” film. From Entertainment Weekly: You’re not supposed to go on the Internet when you’re cast as a superhero. But after taking on Johnny Storm in Fantastic […]

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Azealia Banks to Star in RZA’s ‘Coco’


By diamond 11:43 pm May 27, 2015 Azealia Banks is set to play the tile character in the RZA directed film, “Coco”. Banks’ character is described as ”an aspiring twenty-something rapper who wants a career in hip hop, but is torn by her parents’ dreams that she finish college. She gives in. While in the classroom, […]

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Are Hook Up Apps to Blame For Rise in STDs?


By diamond 11:35 pm May 27, 2015 A new report from the Rhode Island Department of Health links an uptick in STD cases to the use of social media hook up apps such as Tinder. According to the report, the number of infectious syphilis cases increased by 79%, gonorrhea cases increased by 30% and the […]

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Chance the Rapper Stealthily Released a New Track Over the Weekend

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By diamond 9:52 am May 27, 2015 Is Surf on the horizon? Over the weekend, Chance the Rapper stealthily released a new track, “Hiatus (Broadcast)”. The song is short and sweet and cuts off just at the minute mark leading us to believe there’s more where that came from. Hopefully this is a sign that the […]

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Powerful Photos From #SayHerName

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By diamond 12:46 pm May 22, 2015 Yesterday, BYP100, Ferguson Action, Black Lives Matter, along with dozens of community organizations and organizers, lead #SayHerName demonstrations across the U.S. Here are some powerful images from rallies across the country. “My baby sister was full of love.” #RekiaBoyd . Murdered by Chi PD. we won’t let them get […]

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Black Youth Project 100 Leads National Day of Action For Black Women & Girls


By diamond 2:27 pm May 20, 2015 On Thursday, May 21, The Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) will lead a national day of action to call for an end to the epidemic of state violence being waged against Black women and girls by the police and other government entities. BYP100 will join with Ferguson Action […]

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Transgender Woman Stabbed To Death In Philadelphia


By diamond 9:55 am May 19, 2015 The stabbing of London Chanel, 21, is the eighth confirmed murder of a transwoman of color this year. From NBC Philadelphia: The verbal tiff soon grew into a physical fight that ended with Chanel being stabbed twice in the back and once in the neck, according to Small. […]

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BYP 100′s Charlene Carruthers Named Arcus Leadership Fellow


By diamond 12:45 pm May 15, 2015 Charlene Carruthers, National Director of BYP 100, has been named an Arcus Leadership Fellow. Charlene joins twelve other winners chosen for their social justice leadership. The Arcus Fellowship, previously known as the Arcus LGBT Leadership Initiative, supports emerging leaders as they build their professional careers and support the LGTBQ […]

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No Charges For Officer Over Shooting Death of Tony Robinson

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By diamond 10:16 am May 13, 2015 There will be no charges brought against Matt Kenny, the officer responsible for shooting 19-year-old Tony Robinson. District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said that he believed the shooting was justified. Robinson’s family told a local news station that they are determining what further legal action to take. Local activist group, […]

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Nine Police Deputies Fired Over the Death of Matthew Ajibade


By diamond 12:44 pm May 11, 2015 A Georgia police department has fired nine sheriffs over the Jan. 1st death of Matthew Ajibade. Ajibade, 22, was found dead in his Chatham County, Ga. cell after being arrested during a bipolar episode. During his arrest, he was handcuffed to a chair and tasered by officers. The […]

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