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#BlackoutBlackFriday Returns to Uplift Economic Resistance and Black Art

Blackout for Human Rights on the day of action: “The U.S. economy depends on our shopping, especially during the holiday season. But the lives of our brothers and sisters are worth more than the dollars we can save on holiday gifts.”

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LIVESTREAM: Lupita Nyong'o, Black Thought and More Pay Tribute to Dr. King at 'MLK Now 2018'

Organized by Blackout for Human Rights, the artistic celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy returns to the Riverside Chuch in Harlem for a third year.

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#BlackoutBlackFriday Campaign Returns for Another Year of Retail Boycotts, Free Events

The fourth annual action combines economic boycotts with free screenings of “Whose Streets?” in New York City and Oakland.

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LIVESTREAM: David Oyelowo, Q-Tip and More Honor Dr. King's Legacy at 'MLK Now 2017'

Blackout for Human Rights and the Campaign for Black Male Achievement’s second “MLK Now” event airs live from Harlem’s Riverside Church at 2 p.m. EST

3 Ways You Can Boycott on Black Friday

Will you flex your economic muscle for the greater good?

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Blackout For Human Rights Hosts Black Friday Boycott, Events

#BlackOutBlackFriday will be supported by movie screenings and panel discussions in three cities.

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Breaking Presents: Samora Pinderhughes, a Jazz Composer Writing Scores for the Movement

The pianist and composer offers a cathartic affirmation of Black humanity and resistance on “The Transformation Suite.”

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Web Series Finds Comedy in Washington Heights' Gentrification Woes

The team behind “Guap” took to Kickstarter to fund the series’ pilot.

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The 'Black Panther' Cast is Peak Black Excellence

The official cast lineup was revealed at Comic-Con, and it’s lit. Plus, writer Roxane Gay will co-write a new comic companion series to the current “Black Panther” comic reboot.

Why It's Dangerous to Lump All Black Activists Under the 'Black Lives Matter' Banner

When we ignore the individual organizations working collectively in The Movement for Black Lives, we open the door for erasure and a lack of accountability.

You Need to Watch Vic Mensa Perform '16 Shots' at #JUSTICEFORFLINT

Mensa premiered the song—named for the number of times Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke shot Laquan McDonald—at Blackout for Human Rights’ #JUSTICEFORFLINT event. 

LIVESTREAM: Watch #JUSTICEFORFLINT and Fight the Flint Water Crisis

Blackout for Human Rights’ #JUSTICEFORFLINT concert airs at 5 p.m. ET on Revolt TV, but you can donate right now.

Here's How to Get #JUSTICEFORFLINT Even Before Sunday's Big Show

Ryan Coogler’s Blackout for Human Rights is throwing a star-studded, free concert on Sunday for Flint, the Black Michigan city poisoned by toxic tap water. Here’s how you can watch the show featuring Ava DuVernay, Janelle Monaé and Andra Day—and where you can donate funds right now. 

RECAP: From #ReclaimMLK to #MLKNow, a Day of Action, Service and Remembrance

On the 30th anniversary of the first national celebration of MLK Day, activists and celebs take to the streets and the stage to strengthen Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.

Chris Rock, Tessa Thompson, Justin Simien And Others Talk Celebrity Advocacy at Blackout Festival

The first annual Blackout Festival featured numerous black Hollywood and music stars asking frank questions about the importance of advocacy and disruption to further black creative achievement. Check out important quotes here. 

Ryan Coogler Explains Why 'Fruitvale Station' Wasn't Enough

The filmmaker speaks out about his activism.

Black Hollywood Speaks Out About Police Violence

Actors, activists and the religious community are coming together to bring attention to the extrajudicial killings of black men.