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PETA vs. Tiffany Haddish. Get out the popcorn.
Wear fur to protest the police The post PETA vs. Tiffany Haddish. Get out the popcorn. appeared first on Hot Air.
Here’s How Many People Police Killed in 2018
In March 2018, cops in Sacramento, California, fired at least 20 bullets at 22-year-old Stephon Clark, killing him. He was unarmed and running away. Read more...
So, About That Time Tiffany Haddish Sent Fur—and Hypocrisy—Flying In Defense of Black Lives
She may have bombed during her New Year’s Eve performance in Miami, but Tiffany Haddish dropped another bomb on Instagram over the weekend that both ruffled feathers and sent fur flying amongst the
There’s a website to help get Cyntoia Brown clemency
Is Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam going to grant her clemency in his last few weeks in office? The post There’s a website to help get Cyntoia Brown clemency appeared first on The Daily Dot.
Groveland Four may receive posthumous clemency as the fight to reform criminal justice continues
As lawmakers on Capitol Hill this week advanced a criminal justice bill through the Senate, the state of Florida was considering its own move to grant posthumous clemency to the Groveland Four, four
Black Lives Matter Asks Public to Help Demand Clemency for Cyntoia Brown
Black Lives Matter Nashville, along with activists nationwide, has started a campaign asking the public to pressure Tennessee’s outgoing governor to grant clemency to Cyntoia Brown, a sex trafficking
'Do Black Lives Only Matter in Election Years?' Ayanna Pressley Gives Democratic Donors the Talk They Need
The question for many newly elected politicians is whether they can keep the same energy they had on the campaign trail once their names are written on the office door. With Massachusetts
12 Days of Gifting, Day 9: For Folk Who Stay Woke
If you’re reading this, you likely already know that, here at The Root, Black Lives Matter every day. That said, while we readily condemn all tyranny and marginalization that crosses our paths, due to
Oscar Grant Was Killed by a BART Officer 10 Years Ago. Now His Family Fights to Rename the Station He Died In
Almost 10 years ago, Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old black man, was fatally shot by a Bay Area Rapid Transit officer in Oakland, Calif., on New Year’s Eve. With the anniversary of his death approaching,
Black Lives Matter Comes to Art Basel Miami
Every year the rich, famous and influential descend on Miami Beach for Art Basel. While celebrities strategically positioning themselves in front of priceless works for that perfect ‘gram, one of the
Art and Activism Create Darker Gods for Art Basel Miami
Activism and art are frequently complimentary forces, but a new exhibit at Miami’s Art Basel brings the two together in a visionary new way. Artist Damon Davis is using sound, photography, film,
Sandy Still Speaks: New Sandra Bland Doc Uses Her Voice to Uncover the Still-Unknown Tale of a Fatal Police Stop in Texas
Like me, Sandra Bland hailed from a “girl family.” She was the fourth of five sisters. Her siblings’ names, like hers, all start with S—Shante, Sharon, Shavon, Sandy, and Sierra. They were a
Breaking: Former Dallas Cop Amber Guyger Indicted for Murder of Botham Jean
A grand jury has indicted white ex-Dallas cop Amber Guyger on murder charges for shooting and killing an unarmed black man, Botham Jean, after intruding into his apartment in September. Read more...
The untimely death of another Ferguson activist points to an immutable fact: Racism kills
Bassem Masri, whose powerful personality was on full display in live-stream broadcasts during the Ferguson protests, died Tuesday morning after being found unconscious and unresponsive on a bus in
Artists Like Damon Davis Are Transforming the Image of Blackness
We talk with Patrisse Cullors-Bignac and Damon Davis about black art becoming more than trauma and struggle.
Here’s Why Police Brutality Is Increasing According To New Research
Studies from Rutgers University might have a new explanation on why the rise of police violence against black men is...
Trevor Noah Destroys 'Good Guy With A Gun' Lie After Police Killing In Alabama
I would say Trevor Noah was on fire last night talking about the police killing of Emantic Bradford, Jr., but that doesn't quite get the mood right. He wasn't raging. Perhaps smoldering was more
Former Facebook manager says company is ‘failing’ its black employees and users
Former manager Mark Luckie published a memo, shared with Facebook on November 8, that he wrote detailing racial discrimination at the company.
Laquan McDonald’s Murderer Was Found Guilty—Will a Judge Convict the Chicago Cops Who Allegedly Lied to Cover for Him?
In what’s being called an “unprecedented” case, three Chicago cops accused of lying to protect one of their own in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald will begin their trial today. They
Police admit a mall shooter is still on the loose after they shot the wrong man
In Alabama, a police officer shot and killed a man on Thanksgiving night after they mistook him for a mall shooter. The real shooter is apparently still at large. Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr. was