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Michael Brown’s Father Expresses Solidarity With Bay Area Protesters

Michael Brown’s Father Expresses Solidarity With Bay Area Protesters

Michael Brown’s father spoke in San Francisco on Monday evening, where he urged students to get an education and told of his own recently learned lessons on police violence. “It really didn’t hit hard until it hit my own backyard,” Michael Brown Sr. said about the killing of his unarmed son in August by a […]

This Is What It Looks Like When New York City Erupts With Cries For Justice

This Is What It Looks Like When New York City Erupts With Cries For Justice

  Demonstrators flooded New York City’s streets Saturday afternoon and into the evening, swarming the NYPD headquarters and demanding an end to racial injustices across America. More than 50,000 individuals joined the protests, according to some estimates. “For over three hours we marched throughout Manhattan with the survivors of police brutality and homicide,” said Synead […]

#WhiteCoats4BlackLives

#WhiteCoats4BlackLives

Medical students from more than 70 schools on Wednesday protested racial profiling and police brutality through the social media initiative #WhiteCoats4BlackLives. Hundreds of medical students wore white coats at “die-ins” and other protests on campuses to spotlight racial bias as a public health issue. The medical students joined others who have demonstrated since grand juries […]

Urban Outfitters Hits New Low With Faux Blood-Stained Kent State Sweatshirt

In its endless quest to seem edgy, Urban Outfitters has gone too far once more. The store offered a one-of-a-kind Kent State University sweatshirt splattered with red coloring for $129. The tactless garment is a clear reference to the 1970 killing of four students protesting the Vietnam War by the Army National Guard at the […]

Ballerina Misty Copeland On Racism: No, All Black Women Don’t Have The Same Body

Misty Copeland knows criticism is part of being a ballerina, but she’s sick of the criticism focusing on things she can’t change. “As a dancer, when you’re put in front of the spotlight and an audience, it is a subjective art form. Not everyone is going to like you,” she said during the interview. “But […]

Does Nicki Minaj want Romney to be the next President?

This past weekend, Lil Wayne released a new mix tape in his series, “Dedication 4”. One of the tracks, featuring Nicki Minaj gives listeners her unsolicited opinion on whose name she’s checking off on the ballot this year. She raps, “I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney, You lazy b*tches is f**king up the economy.” […]