A video of a frightened young boy named, Michael Thomas Jr., has gone viral after he was handcuffed by Chicago Police for fitting the description of a call the department received. Authorities said the boy was stopped for questioning and handcuffed, due to him matching a called in description of a 10-12 year-old boy with […]
Another video of a police officer assaulting a young black man, this time outside of a Waffle House, has now gone viral. Anthony Wall had just finished taking his 16-year-old sister to prom, when they stopped to eat at a Warsaw, NC Waffle House. While there it is reported that Anthony got into an argument […]
It has been six years since the killing of Trayvon Martin and the events that took place, which sparked the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Jay-Z has now teamed up with Paramount Network to document Trayvon’s truth, with “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story.” On Monday, Paramount released the upcoming docuseries’ first 26-second trailer. The Jay-Z production […]
High school senior Ziad Ahmed was completing an application for Stanford University when he was posed with this question: “What matters to you, and why?” His answer? #BlackLivesMatter written 100 times. Ahmed received an acceptance letter from the school on Friday. The next day, Ahmed tweeted this: https://twitter.com/ziadtheactivist/status/848215642385895425 “I was actually stunned when I opened the […]
A Muslim-American teen from New Jersey was accepted into Stanford University for writing #BlackLivesMatter 100 times in response to an essay question.
Despite a glaring absence from the daily menu of mainstream media coverage, activists argue the Black Lives Matter movement still matters in the Trump era.
Rappers who used music to become activists.
In solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter and #StopTheViolence, Chicago rapper King Yella was shot during his video shoot yesterday.
Tensions between players and the organization rose throughout the month of July after the Minnesota Lynx wore Black shirts stitched with the words, “Change starts with us. Justice & Accountability,” written in white on the front.
Just minutes before the deadline to enter Baltimore's mayoral race approached, prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson on Wednesday jumped into the contest in hopes of becoming the city's 50th mayor.
Over the past few years, stories about African Americans being killed at the hands of police officers have become all too common. A new report released by Campaign Zero, an organization that strives to end police violence within our country, has revealed that 59 out of 60 of America’s largest cities have disproportionately killed Blacks. […]
Pittsburgh, PA hip hop artist Mac Miller has never been your conventional rapper, but his latest stream of consciousness still came as a slight surprise to his…