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Black Dallas Cop Sues Black Lives Matter, Obama for 'Igniting a Race War'

From the lawsuit: “The defendants, if not legally reined in, are allegedly responsible, along with others, for igniting a race war that will ultimately totally destroy the freedoms that our founding fathers bequeathed to us.”

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Black Stars Unite Against Police Violence Via #SomedayIsToday PSAs

Rutina Wesley, Boris Kodjoe and other Hollywood figures feature in the Campaign Zero-supported PSAs.

M.I.A. Responds to Criticism of Her #BlackLivesMatter Comments

The provocative artist created controversy when she criticized Beyoncé’s apparent silence on Islamophobia.

READ: Jelani Cobb on the History—and Future—of Black Lives Matter

Cobb’s latest piece for The New Yorker examines how the movement differs from those of the past and how its decentralized leadership style could impact its chances of success.

Black Activists Meet With Senior White House Officials

Activists representing Campaign Zero and Black Lives Matter-affiliated organizations met with Valerie Jarrett, Roy Austin and other senior White House officials on Wednesday. 

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

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

DeRay Mckesson, Johnetta Elzie and Co. Launch Campaign Zero To End Police Brutality

The “data-informed” platform was launched at the end of last week by prominent black activists, presenting a 10-point platform for eliminating police brutality.