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Baltimore PD Arrests Activist Kwame Rose During Freddie Gray Pre-Trial Protest

by Sameer Rao on Sep 2, 2015 4:42PM

Also, the judge denied a motion to dismiss the charges against the officers accused of killing Gray in police custody. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Media, Criminal Justice

5 Music Videos Set In Africa That Didn't Erase African People

by Sameer Rao on Sep 2, 2015 1:18PM

Taylor Swift didn't get it right, these five (kind of) did. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Arts & Culture, History, Media, Global Affairs

'James Bond' Author 'Mortified' By Calling Idris Elba 'Too Street' To Play Titular Character

by Sameer Rao on Sep 2, 2015 12:41PM

Anthony Horowitz issued an apology to social media for his word choice regarding fan favorite Idris Elba's possible portrayal of James Bond. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Arts & Culture, History, Media, Global Affairs

Relive Kanye's Real-Talk 'George Bush' Moment, 10 Years Later

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Sep 2, 2015 12:01AM

Never forget: Kanye West's speech at NBC's Katrina telethon started with a condemnation of the media's subtle racism and ended with his indictment of then-president George W. Bush.

Topics: /NOW, Society, Arts & Culture, Media, Politics

Sanaa Lathan On Marginalization Of Black Stars: 'We Need to Come into the 21st Century'

by Sameer Rao on Sep 1, 2015 4:44PM

The star of the upcoming thriller “The Perfect Guy” is frank in calling out Hollywood’s problems with race. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Arts & Culture, Media

California Prisons Can No Longer Lock Offenders in Solitary Confinement for Decades

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Sep 1, 2015 4:01PM

A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit that pit prison officials against 500+ offenders who had been in solitary confinement for more than a decade.

Topics: /NOW, Criminal Justice

'Straight Outta Compton' is the Highest-Grossing Music Biopic of All Time

by Sameer Rao on Sep 1, 2015 2:27PM

When was the last time a music drama was a summer blockbuster? 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Arts & Culture, History, Media

Black Lives Matter, ACLU Call out LAPD for Trampling First Amendment Rights

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Sep 1, 2015 1:43PM

Plus, LAPD officers started wearing body cameras yesterday.

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Society, Politics

VIDEO: Check Out The New Trailer For Will Smith's 'Concussion'

by Sameer Rao on Sep 1, 2015 1:06PM

The movie, starring Will Smith as trailblazing doctor Bennet Omalu, puts the NFL’s problems with severe brain trauma on center stage. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Arts & Culture, Media, Health, Economy

Black Lives Matter Refuses Democratic National Committee Endorsement

by Sameer Rao on Sep 1, 2015 12:01PM

“We do not now, nor have we ever, endorsed or affiliated with the Democratic Party, or with any party.”

Topics: /NOW, Society, Media, Politics, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice