Politics

Baltimore Police Didn't Allow Rihanna Permit for Free Concert, Walking with Protestors

by on Jul 30, 2015 1:49PM

The superstar wanted to hold a free concert and join protesters in the wake of the protests after Freddie Gray's murder, but was not allowed to, according to recently-surfaced internal police memos. 

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ICYMI: Movement for Black Lives Protestors Chanted Kendrick Lamar's 'Alright' During Sunday Protest

by Sameer Rao on Jul 30, 2015 11:54AM

The rapper's latest single became a rallying cry in Cleveland this weekend. 

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Chief Keef Running For Mayor of Chicago

by Sameer Rao on Jul 29, 2015 12:25PM

State violence—that's that s**t he don't like! 

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Native Activist Rexdale Henry Found Dead in Mississippi Police Custody

by Sameer Rao on Jul 27, 2015 5:03PM

Henry, like Sandra Bland, was an activist who died in police custody after being arrested for a traffic violation. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Politics, Native Affairs, Criminal Justice

Latest Ebony Issue Tackles America's Hypocritical Relationship with Black People

by Sameer Rao on Jul 27, 2015 4:19PM

The issue's direction is the result of much internal deliberation about how to address the contemporary American racial climate. 

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Society, Media, Politics, Criminal Justice, Economy

Photos: Go Inside The Movement for Black Lives National Convening

by Words by Akiba Solomon. Photographs by Laylah Amatullah Barrayn. on Jul 27, 2015 11:14AM

This past weekend hundreds converged on Cleveland State University for the mammoth Movement for Black Lives National Convening. A look inside the joy, pain and work.

Topics: Police Violence, Society, Politics, Criminal Justice

Wyatt Cenac Told to 'F*** Off' by Jon Stewart Over 'Daily Show' Racial Caricature Bit

by Sameer Rao on Jul 24, 2015 3:57PM

The comedian and former "Daily Show" correspondent opened up on "WTF with Marc Maron" about a moment when Jon Stewart reacted beligerently to Cenac's suggestion that a bit was racist. 

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Bernie Sanders Says Video of Sandra Bland’s Arrest was 'Dreadful and Painful'

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 23, 2015 4:53PM

The presidential candidate also vows to create an agenda that will be “very meaningful” to black and Latino voters.

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Report: Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Could Stand to Diversify Their Staffs

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 23, 2015 4:25PM

Hillary Clinton’s staff is the most diverse of the bunch—people of color represent 32 percent of the people on board.

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Five MTV VMA Nominees That Shouldn't Be Surprising, Yet Are

by Sameer Rao on Jul 23, 2015 12:27PM

Flying Lotus, FKA Twigs, and a whole new category for socially-conscious videos?! 

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