Civil Rights & Social Justice

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The New York State Senate voted to approve a bill that would limit prosecutors' usage of rap lyrics in criminal trials as evidence. The bill would require them to only use the lyrics if they are deemed “literal, rather than figurative or fictional”.

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By all indications, there’s a white mother in Charlottesville, Virginia, who is using her biracial son’s newfound appreciation for his Blackness as an excuse to be racist AF and express her long-held belief that Black people invoke racism to evade accountability, not because we actually experience racism all the damn time. Or at least that’s […]

Desiree Bullock, the mother of Dyree Williams, claims that the East Bernard Independent School District has denied her son enrollment in school because of his hairstyle. “It’s not right. My child should be able to keep his locks in his hair,” she said to a local news network covering the story.

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When Will Smith slapped Chris Rock over a tasteless but relatively soft joke at the expense of Jada Pinkett-Smith, a lot of Black folks were suddenly on team “violence is never the answer. Well, I’d wager most of those Black people would feel differently about a Black student in Georgia who slapped a white student […]

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On April 4, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, 26-year-old Patrick Lyoya, a Black man from the Democratic Republic of Congo, was fatally shot in the back of the head by a police officer who had him face-down on the ground following a traffic stop that reportedly ended in a brief foot chase and a struggle over […]

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How does one claim that systemic racism doesn’t exist while also dedicating a full month to the celebration of a thing that only existed because white people wanted to keep Black people in chains?

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Booooy, CNN+ host Chris Wallace should’ve just stayed his a** at Fox News because he just doesn’t fit the brand when it comes to non-conservative platforms where “not all white people” arguments just don’t fly. Recently, Wallace sat down with historian and creator of The 1619 Project Nikole Hannah-Jones and really tried to whitesplain to […]

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Two men were taken into federal custody on Wednesday in Washington D.C. for claiming to be Department of Homeland Security agents investigating the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol. Prosecutors also charge that the two gave gifts such as rent-free apartments to Secret Service agents.

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Gabrielle Union stars in Disney’s remake of Cheaper by the Dozen, which is set to premiere on Disney + next week. But Union’s union with Disney did not stop her from calling out the entertainment giant for its complete failure to read the room in its response to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which made […]

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Before the killing of Trayvon Martin by neighborhood stalk-negroes-man George Zimmerman, most people had never even heard of “stand your ground” laws. Yet, they had been on the books in Florida for nearly seven years at the time Trayvon was killed for minding his own business while being Black.

Former Minneapolis police officers Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng, and Thomas Lane were guilty of violating George Floyd's rights when they failed to intervene as Chauvin pressed his knee into Floyd's neck while he was on the ground for over three minutes on May 25th, 2020. The jury also found that Thao and Kueng were guilty of ignoring Floyd's medical needs on the scene.

The death of Amir Locke, a 22-year old Black man during a police raid in Minneapolis, Minnesota has added more tension to the air in a city still dealing with the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd.