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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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Watch Willow Smith’s “F Q-C #7″ Video


By Diamond 12:14 pm May 8, 2015 “The different Me’s represent my Chakras. Yellow is Self-confidence, Blue is my voice (song), Red is my survival instinct, and the Black is a combination of everything (the true me),” Willow Smith says of her latest video. Smith wrote and produced the song and co-directed the video.

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Lynching Charges Dropped Against Black Lives Matter Activist

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By Diamond 1:00 pm May 6, 2015 Lynching charges against Maile Hampton, a 20 year-old activist, have been dropped according to the Guardian. The Sacramento, Ca. native was charged with lynching during a Black Lives Matter protest for pulling a fellow activist away from a police officer. She was charged under an archaic 1933 California […]

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Nina Simone Documentary Drops Next Month

Nina Simone

By Diamond 9:25 am May 5, 2015 The trailer for “What Happened, Miss Simone” is finally here. The film explores the triumphs and tribulations of Nina Simone’s life. The documentary by Liz Garbus is not to be confused with the controversial biopic starring Zoe Saldana. The film will be released on June 26th. Photo: Nina […]

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ICYMI: Baltimore Orioles Vice President Takes Important Stance on Twitter


By Diamond 1:44 pm April 30, 2015 Orioles Executive Vice President John Angelos had a lot to say about the Baltimore uprising. On Saturday, he tweeted his thoughts in response to tweets regarding the uprisings and concern over property damage. Read a transcript of his tweets below: “Brett, speaking only for myself, I agree with […]

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Jessie Williams Is the Real MVP

Jessie Williams

By Diamond 11:22 am April 28, 2015 We’ve known for awhile that actor Jessie Williams is perfect. His recent Twitter essay just confirmed it. The actor and activist dropped knowledge on the history of rioting on Twitter Monday night. Read below: If you don’t actually care about Black people having equal protection under the law, […]

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