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The #GoHomeDeray Hashtag Proves Hate For Black Activism Runs Deep


By Jenn M. Jackson 11:38 am June 22, 2015 Following the massacre of nine Black congregants at the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina last Wednesday, public displays of support have come from a range of individuals. Diverse groups of people from the area and other states have looked on at Charleston during […]

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Rapper Mykki Blanco Rejects Stigma, Reveals HIV Positive Status


By Jenn M. Jackson 8:46 am June 19, 2015 Queer rapper Mykki Blanco, born Michael Quattlebaum, Jr., has established himself firmly in the music industry. His talents as a rapper, artist, and poet have garnered him respect in many social and professional circles which typically exclude LGBTQ folks. So, he is no stranger to breaking […]

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What We Know About the Charleston AME Church Massacre


By Jenn M. Jackson 12:39 pm June 18, 2015 Last night around 9pm, a 21-year-old White male, now identified as Dylann Storm Roof, walked into the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. There he killed eight people. A ninth died at the hospital later. Here is what we know so far. Surveillance footage captured […]

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#BlackKidsMatter: Police in Ohio Fractured Ribs, Jaw of 12-year-old Black Girl at a Local Pool


By Jenn M. Jackson 2:44 pm June 17, 2015 It has only been a few weeks since video footage emerged of a pool party in McKinney, Texas where Black teens were violently apprehended, intimidated, and brutalized by White police officers and community residents. While some would like to believe that these incidents are few and […]

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#SayHerName: Two Male Suspects Arrested for the Murder of Arnesha Bowers


By Jenn M. Jackson 1:40 pm June 16, 2015 Arnesha Bowers was a 16-year-old eleventh grader at City College in Baltimore, Maryland. Her brutal murder happened just recently but hasn’t been as prominent as it should be in news media. The good news is, Baltimore Police may be getting closer to administering the justice this […]

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Thousands of Black Dominican Residents Will Be Stripped of Citizenship, Deported to Haiti


By Jenn M. Jackson 2:18 pm June 15, 2015 There is nothing more vicious than punishing descendants of immigrants for the supposed crimes of their parents and grandparents. Yet, that’s exactly what the Dominican Republic government intends to do this week. Greg Grandin at the Nation has been reporting for weeks about what he calls […]

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Rachel Dolezal Steps Down From NAACP Post


By Diamond 11:45 am June 15, 2015   On Monday, Rachel Dolezag announced via the Spokance NAACP Facebook page that she would be stepping down from her post as president of the chapter. Dear Executive Committee and NAACP Members, It is a true honor to serve in the racial and social justice movement here in […]

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Short Film Pays Homage to Islan Nettles

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By Diamond 12:15 pm June 11, 2015 A new experimental short, ‘Trans lives matter! Justice for Islan Nettles, was filmed during a vigil held for Islan Nettles. Nettles was viciously beaten and murdered in 2013. Watch the seven minute film below:

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Listen to Nao’s Chilling Cover of Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin Bout You”


By Diamond 10:52 am June 11, 2015 Rising British singer Nao did a beautiful and chilling cover of Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin Bout You” for BBC Radio 1. Watch the video below:

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3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets: A Chilling Documentary on the Murder of Jordan Davis


By Diamond 1:25 pm June 10, 2015 A new documentary, 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets, follows the impact Jordan Davis‘ murder on his parents and explores the role of race in his death. The film will premiere in limited release on June 19th. Watch the trailer below: Photo: 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets

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