Riveting New Poster & Trailer Released for “Copwatch”

Gil Scott Heron’s famous poem/song, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, ends with the poignant verse, ‘the revolution would be live.’ Written in 1970, Heron could not have known that amateur cell phone footage captured by regular people would explode virally on social media creating a digital revolution and inspiring The Black Lives Matter Movement.

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8 Celebrities Who are Down to Ride & 8 Celebrities Who Ain’t

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This has been a rough week. It literally feels like there’s a war going on. And maybe there is. With back to back police involved shootings, and now the chaos in Dallas, tensions are extremely high. And celebrities, who are usually relatively quiet about current events, are speaking out, and like many of us, they’re pissed. Some of them, on the other hand, aren’t so pissed, and rather be drinking Ciroc on a beach, but either way, I’ve compiled a list. Click below.

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Black Students Share Their Experiences at PWIs With #BlackOnCampus Hashtag

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The recent events at Mizzou have led to nationwide protests, outrage, fear, and of course, the reopening of a 400+ year old wound. While we love to pride ourselves on living in a “post-racial” society, the only thing “post” about racism in America is…well, nothing. The racist incidents that have taken place over the years on Mizzou’s campus have been repeatedly ignored by the school’s administration, and now things have reached their boiling point. As a result, conversations have been sparked about racism, injustice, and the power of athletes-both college and professional, but social media users have also used this as an opportunity to center the ongoing debate about PWIs vs. HBCUs.

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8 Quotes That Prove Why Jesse Williams is BAE

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Oh how I love Jesse Williams. Let me count the ways…

This actor/activist/former teacher just never fails to make me swoon. It’s rare that a man can be so damn fine, yet so damn conscious, intelligent, and selfless. It’s really delightful, and I’m hoping he has a twin brother that isn’t quite so famous, equally brilliant, and willing to date a regular ol’ girl like me. Here are 8 Quotes that prove exactly why Jesse Williams is BAE.

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Howard University Student Assaulted By DC Police

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I’ve just about had enough. I’m truly over talking about this sh*t. Another day, another innocent Black person assaulted by the police. Today, a Howard student by the name of Jason was assaulted by D.C. police at a Citi Bank in SE.

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Popular Civil Rights Activist Deray McKesson to Guest Lecture at Yale

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Things are going to get interesting at a popular Ivy League school this Fall. It appears that Yale is looking to branch out a bit by bringing in one of this generation’s most well known civil rights activists –Baltimore native, Deray McKesson.

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Janelle Monae and Wondaland Records Release Song In Support of #BlackLivesMatter

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 25:  Wondaland attend on March 25, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Wondaland

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 25: Wondaland attend on March 25, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Wondaland

This week, Janelle Monae and newcomer Jidenna led a march protesting police brutality in Philly. Now, Monáe and her Wondaland Records crew have released “Hell You Talmbout”, a powerful protest song, featuring the entire Wondaland roster (Monáe, Jidenna, Roman GianArthur, Deep Cotton, St. Beauty, and George 2.0).

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Stop Trying to Play “Social Media Activists”

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The Power of the Hashtag–
“You don’t do shit but TWEET,” one angry social media user wrote, accusing Deray McKesson of being all bark and no bite. By now, most of us know Deray as a young, passionate activist who shares his experiences on the front lines of the movement via Twitter, daily. Over the course of a year, Deray has managed to become somewhat of a Twitter (and real life) celebrity, acquiring over 200,000 followers and counting (Beyonce’s one of them).

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Tweets of the Week: Baltimore & The Death of Freddie Gray

Usually, I just do a “Tweet of the Week.” But given everything that’s going on in the world, I thought it would be better to feature tweets from people all around the country, highlighting their thoughts on the death of Freddie Gray and the protests/riots in Baltimore. The responses have been pretty interesting. I didn’t think it would be appropriate to cover anything else on my blog today, so instead of doing typical coverage, I wanted you guys to see real opinions/thoughts/commentary on the matter.

https://twitter.com/Fascinatingpics/status/593113551872651264

https://twitter.com/Lloyd_Oski/status/593140375184879616

https://twitter.com/TheStormCro/status/592818906697433089

Black Bodies Hung From Trees in the Midst of Freddie Gray Protests

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There’s still unrest in Baltimore after Freddie Gray’s death. If you haven’t been following the news, or simply just need a break form being inundated with images of Black lives lost at the hands of the police, I completely understand.

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