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Kendall Jenner’s New Pepsi Commercial is Flat

| April 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
Kendall Jenner’s New Pepsi Commercial is Flat

In an attempt to profit off the real life struggles and issues of oppression in the United States, Pepsi released a new ad starring Kendall Jenner and it misses the mark. The commercial is just over two minutes long and features a crowd of protesters making their way towards a line of police officers. While […]

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Breaking: Atlanta Community Leaders and Families of Slain Victims of Police Killings Plan 24 Hour Protest Outside Atlanta Courthouse

| August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
Breaking: Atlanta Community Leaders and Families of Slain Victims of Police Killings Plan 24 Hour Protest Outside Atlanta Courthouse

On today, Tuesday, August 30, 2016, at 7:30p.m., community and legal organizations will be launching the peaceful demonstration “Up All Night for Justice: 24 hours of Unity, Education, and Protest for Legal & Social Justice” at the Fulton County Courthouse located at 185 Central Avenue, Atlanta, Ga. Community. The organizations will be demanding the indictment […]

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Puff Puff Pass? Protestors Ask President Obama to Declassify Marijuana Law

| April 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
Puff Puff Pass? Protestors Ask President Obama to Declassify Marijuana Law

Pot smokers across the nation converged outside the White House to ask President Obama to remove marijuana from the list of Schedule 1 Controlled substances, which has such other drugs as heroin, PCP, and meth. If you were anywhere in the area during the protest, you were sure to catch a contact from the strong […]

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Breaking: Baltimore Judge Rules That All 6 Cops Must Stand Trial for #FreddieGray Death, Mosby StaysQ

| September 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Breaking: Baltimore Judge Rules That All 6 Cops Must Stand Trial for #FreddieGray Death, Mosby StaysQ

Supporters of slain Baltimore man Freddie Gray were in front of the courthouse were six police officers appeared in front of Judge Barry Williams today for a hearing to decide if their case would be dismissed as well as would State Prosecutor Mosby be recused from handling the case against the cops. “We are not […]

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St. Louis Police Officers Use Tear Gas, Arrested 9 People During Protests, And Killed 18-Year-Old Mansur Ball-Bey

| August 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
St. Louis Police Officers Use Tear Gas, Arrested 9 People During Protests, And Killed 18-Year-Old Mansur Ball-Bey

On Wednesday afternoon, two officers were executing a search warrant at home where two men escaped out of the back, when police caught up to 18-year-old Mansur Ball-Bey he pulled out his gun and pointed it to the two officers, while the other suspect fled the scene. People gathered after police shot and killed the […]

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Photos: Jay Z And Beyonce Visit Freddie Gray’s Family In Baltimore

| May 13, 2015 | 13 Comments
Photos: Jay Z And Beyonce Visit Freddie Gray’s Family In Baltimore

During a trip to Baltimore over the weekend, Jay Z and Beyoncé spent time with Freddie Gray’s family. The celebrity couple was in Baltimore for the “Rally 4 Peace” event on Sunday, where Prince performed his protest song for the city. On April 12th, Freddie Gray, who was arrested without cause, died in police custody. Six cops […]

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Cause & Effect: Do Not Paint Baltimore Rioters With A Broad Brush

| April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
Cause & Effect: Do Not Paint Baltimore Rioters With A Broad Brush

The City of Baltimore since Monday has been presented as a city in chaos. Images of violence shown on the television screens. The youth of the entire city being labeled thugs and misfits. Following the funeral of Freddie Gray, Baltimore erupted as police and protesters clashed in what became a series of riots. The narrative […]

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Singer Lauryn Hill Tweets “Black Rage” Song in Protest to The Death of Michael Brown #MikeBrown

| August 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Singer Lauryn Hill Tweets “Black Rage” Song in Protest to The Death of Michael Brown #MikeBrown

Lauryn Hill, whose public appearances have been few and far between since her days back in the 90s as a member of the Fugees, posted the message below to Twitter Wednesday night. It contained a link to an old, stripped-down demo of a song she has performed over the last few years called “Black Rage.”. […]

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Broadway Stars Gather In Times Square To Send A Message About Police Violence & Eric Garner!

| August 3, 2014 | 3 Comments
Broadway Stars Gather In Times Square To Send A Message About Police Violence & Eric Garner!

Broadway stars, directors, producers, musicians, choreographers, designers and technicians from some of the most prominent productions gathered in front of the police station in Times Square on Tuesday. They wanted to send a message about police violence and the killing of Eric Garner. In the YouTube video 100 people wearing black T-shirts harmonized in a […]

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Community Activists Rally At The DeKalb County Courthouse For Veteran Mark Harris

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Community Activists Rally At The DeKalb County Courthouse For Veteran Mark Harris

Community activists lead by DeKalb NAACP President John Evans, Senator Vincent Fort, and former Atlanta City Councilman Derrick Boazman are rallying today at 10:00am sharp at the DeKalb County Courthouse requesting DeKalb County Solicitor Sherry Boston to drop all recent charges against Mark Harris. At the least, they are calling on Solicitor Boston to allow […]

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Special Event in New York Honoring the 2nd Anniversary Death of Trayvon Martin

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Special Event in New York Honoring the 2nd Anniversary Death of Trayvon Martin

Today, Wednesday, February 26, 2014, is the two-year anniversary of Trayvon Martin unjust and untimely death, and in honor of it a unique travelling exhibition has been developed beginning a three-month tour of New York City that starts TODAY, February 26th, at Stratosphere Studios in Brooklyn. 17: The Revolution Will Be Visualized, a collection of 17 new pieces of contemporary […]

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Pastor Charged After ‘Burn A Quran Day’ Attempts

| September 20, 2013 | 0 Comments
Pastor Charged After ‘Burn A Quran Day’ Attempts

Words by Alyson Robinson Florida pastor, Terry Jones, was arrested yesterday while on his mission to do his part to cleanse America of Qurans. Jones drove to the park to light 3,000 Qurans to protest symbolically on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Jones, a pastor of a small evangelical church in Gainesville, Florida, was arrested on […]

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Breaking: California Prison Inmates Launch Biggest Hunger Strike in US History

| July 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
Breaking: California Prison Inmates Launch Biggest Hunger Strike in US History

California prisons are being rocked by an event that has been called the largest hunger strike in California history.  Inmates at 33 prisons, 30,000 in total, are in their third day of the strikes, during which they are demanding access to adequate food, education and fair rules with regard to being placed in solitary confinement. […]

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Live Coverage: Why is George Zimmerman’s Defense Team Hammering Potential Black Jurors During the Selection Process?

| June 13, 2013 | 1 Comment
Live Coverage: Why is George Zimmerman’s Defense Team Hammering Potential Black Jurors During the Selection Process?

A total of 20 potential jurors have been retained so far in the George Zimmerman trial, after 10 more were questioned Wednesday. Individual questioning will continue this morning. Jury selection in the 3rd day of  the murder trial for state of Florida v. George Zimmerman is about to go into the next phase with a […]

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Django Action Figures Sales Have Been Shut Down! (Video Inside)

| January 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
Django Action Figures Sales Have Been Shut Down! (Video Inside)

Looks like petitions and protests have the upperhand in many controversial issues today in the media world. Finally, after advocacy groups like Al Sharpton’s National Action Network and Project Islamic Hope fought the sale of the “slavery dolls”, the Django action figures have been discontinued. That’s right. According to TMZ, Al Sharpton’s group and other […]

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Atlanta Protestors Target 2 Local Walmarts

| November 23, 2012 | 0 Comments
Atlanta Protestors Target 2 Local Walmarts

If you were out for Black Friday today in Atlanta and happened to stop by a Walmart, then chances are you bumped heads with a few protestors. About two dozen union protesters walked a picket line along the crosswalk of the driveway leading to the Wal-Mart store on Howell Mill Road at I-75 in northwest […]

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@ChrisBrown Forced to Cancel Guyana Concert After Women Protest?

| November 23, 2012 | 0 Comments
@ChrisBrown Forced to Cancel Guyana Concert After Women Protest?

Even though it appears that songstress, Rihanna has moved on from the 2009 domestic abuse situation with ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown, it looks like the women’s rights groups of Guyana are still salty. Chris Brown was scheduled to perform there on December 26th, but recently cancelled after the protest of local woman’s right groups and lawmakers […]

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Slave Labor? Walmart Workers Call For A Strike Days Before Black Friday (Video Inside)

| November 18, 2012 | 0 Comments
Slave Labor? Walmart Workers Call For A Strike Days Before Black Friday (Video Inside)

Strikes and protests aimed at disrupting the retail giant Walmart during next week’s Black Friday sales events began on Thursday with walk-outs at a number of stores and the promise of more actions in the lead-up to what is traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year. The news comes amid controversy about plans by […]

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It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye: Hostess Files For Bankruptcy!

| November 16, 2012 | 0 Comments
It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye: Hostess Files For Bankruptcy!

Today, chidlren across the world weep. Hostess Brands, the maker of Wonder Bread, Ding Dongs, Ho Ho’s, Sno Balls, Drakes Cakes and Twinkies is no more! The compnay will liquidate its operations after the snack maker was unable to solve a labor dispute with its union employees and exit bankruptcy . The Irving, TX-based company […]

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We Are the Revolution: An Open Letter to Members of the Hip Hop Generation by Drahcir Marie Smith

| June 20, 2012 | 0 Comments
We Are the Revolution: An Open Letter to Members of the Hip Hop Generation by Drahcir Marie Smith

I have been critical of the hip hop generation. i’ve described us as being superficial, apathetic, lacking in substance, disdainful towards women, and celebrity-obsessed.  the popularity of things like World Star Hip Hop–a site which has gained notoriety, primarily because of the violent fights and sexually explicit material posted to the site, and reality t.v. shows […]

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Has the Black Middle Class Become Too Obedient for Civil Disobedience?

| April 23, 2012 | 0 Comments
Has the Black Middle Class Become Too Obedient for Civil Disobedience?

Last year, when my extended circle became entrenched in the Troy Davis cause, I had a conversation with an extremely passionate lawyer colleague of mine.  She had donated money, signed petitions, made calls to political representatives…She had done everything that the average, every day citizen could be expected to do—more than what most did.  So, […]

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Round One: George Zimmerman Arrested & Charged with Murder..The Fight For Justice Continues!!

| April 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
Round One: George Zimmerman Arrested & Charged with Murder..The Fight For Justice Continues!!

Right now, George Zimmerman, the man responsible for snuffing out the life of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin is sitting in a Seminole County jail awaiting arraignment on the high count charge of 2nd degree murder as well as other lessor charges. We are sure this gun toting vigilante didn’t think his predicament would be this grave […]

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Hundreds Convene in Atlanta For Senate Bill 469 Protest Rally!

| March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments
Hundreds Convene in Atlanta For Senate Bill 469 Protest Rally!

Author: Sylvia Burley Hundreds attended a protest rally held at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta to oppose several state legislative bills including Senate Bill 469 which would criminalize picketing, sit-ins, and other non-violent actions outside private residences resulting in potential fines – $1,000 a day for individuals and up to $10,000 a day for […]

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Senate Bill 469 Protest Rally at Georgia Capitol Tomorrow!!!

| March 16, 2012 | 1 Comment
Senate Bill 469 Protest Rally at Georgia Capitol Tomorrow!!!

Author: Sylvia Burley A protest rally has been called to oppose Senate Bill 469 which would criminalize picketing, sit-ins, and other non-violent direct action in an attempt to dissuade people from acting on their right to Freedom of Assembly and Association. Georgia Republicans are trying to make it illegal to engage in protest activities used […]

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