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Black Lives Matter

  1. vigils
    Nia Wilson Remembered As ‘Sweetest Person on Earth’The 18-year-old was honored by her family and community.
  2. More Than Half of Russian Facebook Ads Focused on RaceRace was the Russian operation’s go-to wedge when it tried to divide Americans before and after the 2016 election.
  3. Feds Jailed Gun Owner for Making Politically Incorrect Facebook PostsYou’ll never guess the color of his skin.
  4. Black Loiterers, White Lingerers, and Starbucks CoffeeAn incident at Starbucks illustrates how norms are racially coded and why the concept of “unconscious bias” is sometimes misleading.
  5. The Starbucks Arrests and the Toll of Routine BiasWhat we know about the arrests of two black men in a Philadelphia Starbucks, and what the response to the viral story is revealing.
  6. New York Police Kill Bipolar Black Man Armed With a Small Glass PipePolice say that they thought the pipe, which had a knob on its end, was a gun.
  7. The Death and Afterlife of Stephon ClarkThe violence of police brutality can follow Black Muslim victims and their families beyond the grave.
  8. police shootings
    Baton Rouge Cop Who Shot Alton Sterling Fired, Body-Cam Footage Finally ReleasedIn the disturbing videos, officer Blane Salamoni is shown immediately threatening to shoot Sterling in the head.
  9. Patrisse Khan-Cullors on 5 Years of Black Lives MatterThe activist gives a progress report on the movement, and talks about where it goes now, in Trump’s America.
  10. Erica Garner Never Stopped FightingIn an interview conducted before her passing, Erica Garner talks about her father and her fight against police brutality.
  11. Activist Erica Garner Dies at 27She had become a major civil-rights advocate after the death of her father at the hands of police in 2014.
  12. Ex-Cop Michael Slager Found Guilty of Murder in Walter Scott ShootingA cell-phone video showed Slager shooting Scott in the back five times. The former officer will be spared a life sentence.
  13. Former FBI Director Comey Booed, Interrupted During Howard University SpeechSome students did not appreciate his past comments about policing.
  14. St. Louis Protests Turn Violent After White Officer Found Not Guilty of MurderA judge said Jason Stockley acted in self-defense when he killed black motorist Anthony Lamar Smith.
  15. feminisms now
    Alicia Garza on Finding Activism and Focusing on the Long GameAnn Friedman talks to the co-founder of Black Lives Matter.
  16. AMC to Develop a Black Lives Matter Drama Based on Book They Can’t Kill Us All The Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery wrote about his experience covering the racial justice movement in the 2016 tome on which the show will be based.
  17. Cincinnati Cop Who Killed Samuel DuBose Won’t Face Third TrialHis first two trials ended with hung juries.
  18. Perjury Charge Against Officer in Sandra Bland Case DismissedIn a deal with prosecutors, Brian Encinia agreed never to work in law enforcement again.
  19. gallery
    This Baltimore Photographer Captured Protests After the Death of Freddie GrayPhotographer Devin Allen’s new book A Beautiful Ghetto captures the city in protest.
  20. q&a
    This Author Wrote a Best-selling Novel Inspired by Black Lives Matter“I want young black girls to read this and understand: Your voice matters, your life matters.”
  21. New Documentary Suggests Michael Brown Did Not Rob Ferguson StoreThe film releases previously unreported security footage taken the night before Brown’s death.
  22. right-click
    Listen to Ice-T’s Heavy-Metal Band’s New Song ‘No Lives Matter’A head-banging anthem for head-smacking times.
  23. comedians in cars getting coffee making bad jokes
    Jerry Seinfeld Lands in Hot Water Over Bozo Black Lives Matter TweetHe could not resist the pun.
  24. roll clip!
    Wyclef Jean Shows Off His Homemade ‘All Lives Matter’ Music VideoA message from Wyclef, to the world: “Judge life matters.”
  25. terrible owners
    Dairy Queen Tells Racist Franchisee His Store Is Closed ForeverHe bragged to cops about shouting the N-word at a customer and her kids.
  26. year in culture 2016
    29 Very Black Things That Happened on TV in 2016Beyoncé’s Super Bowl performance, Atlanta’s Juneteenth episode, and so much more.
  27. Walmart Will No Longer Sell ‘Bulletproof: Black Lives Matter’ ShirtsAfter a request from the country’s biggest police organization.
  28. Former Officer Who Shot Walter Scott Testifies in Murder Trial“My family has been destroyed by this,” said Michael Slager. “The Scott family has been destroyed by this … it’s horrible.”
  29. Talking to Mamoudou N’Diaye About ‘#,’ a Film That Looks at Police […] Mamoudou N’Diaye’s # is a short narrative film inspired by the Brooklyn comic’s reality in which as a black man he lives in fear of the […]
  30. jeezy
    Jeezy on Black Lives Matter: ‘You Have to Speak Up and Say Something’“It’s almost like nobody cares for no black men or black lives.”
  31. president-elect donald trump
    Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip ‘Knew’ Donald Trump Would Win“We’ve been saying, like, ‘Hey, three-quarters of the country is fucking racist,’ and everybody’s like, ‘Oh no, it isn’t.’”
  32. black lives matter
    T.I. Calls Out Lil Wayne for BLM Comment“There is no such thing as oppression not affecting you.”
  33. controversies
    Lil Wayne Reportedly Tried to Pull BLM InterviewWeezy allegedly let go of his publicists following the appearance.
  34. radio vulture
    Lil Wayne’s Black Lives Matter Comments Were a Betrayal of His FansIt’s poor role-modeling. It isolates artist from audience.
  35. black lives matter
    Lil Wayne Says He Doesn’t Feel ‘Connected’ to Black Lives Matter“Don’t come at me with that dumb sh*t, ma’am.”
  36. Americans’ Respect for Police Surges to Near All-Time HighThe percentage of Americans who have a “great deal of respect” for the police jumped 12 points in 2016 — among nonwhites, that spike was even larger.
  37. kerry washington
    Kerry Washington Tweets About Deborah Danner, Black Lives Matter, and MoonlightThe gladiator had some things to get off her chest.
  38. There’s a New Federal Plan to Track Police Killings Across the United StatesThe Justice Department announced the initiative Thursday.
  39. Fatal Shooting of Black Man by Police Sparks Protests in L.A.Carnell Snell was the third black man killed by police in Southern California in the last five days.
  40. El Cajon Police: Black Man Pointed Vaping Device Before Fatal ShootingHundreds protested the shooting of Alfred Olango.
  41. El Cajon, California, Police Fatally Shoot Black Man Said to Be Mentally IllThey said he pointed an object at officers and assumed a “shooting stance,” but it was not a gun.
  42. serena williams
    Serena Williams Refuses to Stay Silent About Racial Inequality in Powerful Post“It’s not how far we have come but how much further still we have to go.”
  43. black lives matter
    Will This Girl’s Heartbreaking Speech Finally Put a Stop to Police Brutality?It’s a devastating plea.
  44. half baked
    Walmart Workers Refuse to Make ‘Racist’ Cake for Police Officer’s RetirementThe officer’s friends are now demanding a boycott.
  45. Protests in Charlotte Continue for 6th NightProtestors want police to release the full footage of Tuesday’s shooting.
  46. Charlotte Police Release Videos of the Shooting of Keith Lamont ScottActivists and Scott’s family believe the videos raise more questions than they answer, and the protests continue on.
  47. black lives matter
    Facebook Removed a Woman’s Powerful Black Lives Matter Protest VideoIt took hours for the platform to restore her video.
  48. Keith Scott’s Family Releases Cell-Phone Video of Police Shooting“Don’t shoot him. Don’t shoot him.”
  49. Man Wounded in Protests Dies As Charlotte Demonstrations ContinueThe city has enacted a curfew though Thursday’s rallies were more peaceful.
  50. Keith Scott’s Family Views Videos of His Final Moments, Calls for Their ReleaseBoth sides say it’s unclear from the footage what Scott had in his hands when he was shot by police.
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