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The Alabama police officer who shot and killed 21-year-old Emantic Bradford Jr. on Thanksgiving night at a mall will not face charges. According to NBC News, State Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Tuesday that he concluded after his investigation that the officer did not break the law and will not be charged in the death of […]

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dozens of protesters returned to the streets of downtown Pittsburgh on Tuesday, blocking traffic with locked arms and raised fists, demanding justice in the police killing of 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr. Chanting, “Who did this? The police did this!” and “Three shots to the back, how do you justify that?” marchers began […]

In what is sure to be a welcomed endeavor, social activist and #BlackLivesMatter frontman DeRay McKesson has just announced his first book deal, which is set for a fall 2018 release. https://twitter.com/TheRoot/status/963830718148292609 With his fierce and consistent social activism and huge following, it was the likely next step that DeRay McKesson transitioned into writing a […]

Seventeen-year-old Milan Morris is using fashion to make a serious statement about police brutality.

High school senior Ziad Ahmed was completing an application for Stanford University when he was posed with this question: “What matters to you, and why?” His answer? #BlackLivesMatter written 100 times. Ahmed received an acceptance letter from the school on Friday. The next day, Ahmed tweeted this: https://twitter.com/ziadtheactivist/status/848215642385895425 “I was actually stunned when I opened the […]

Lil Wayne’s daughter Reginae Carter has come for T.I. for choosing the very public Instagram to criticize her dad’s dismissive comments about racism and the black lives matter movement.   A screenshot has surfaced of Reginae commenting on T.I.’s lengthy open letter to Weezy. “You lost his number?” Carter, 17, wrote in the comment section. […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Sevyn Streeter and the Philadelphia 76ers have decided on a date for the singer to come back and perform the national anthem after the team didn’t allow her to sing wearing a “We Matter” jersey. In statements to The Associated Press on Saturday, the Sixers and Streeter said she would perform […]

Joshua Beal's family says an off-duty officer with road rage fatally shot their loved-one, who was only trying to protect his teenage cousin after the officer threw her to the ground and pointed a gun in her face.

  Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson has announced publicly that he is backing Hillary Clinton for president. In an op-ed with The Washington Post, DeRay explained his reasoning, even citing Shirley Chisholm, social injustice, his fight in cities like St. Louis and Baltimore, the end of the federal government’s “Equitable Sharing Program,” and more. […]

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The trial is starting for a former South Carolina police officer captured on video shooting an unarmed black motorist. Potential jurors report Monday in Charleston as jury selection gets underway in the trial of 34-year-old Michael Slager. The nation was stunned by cellphone video recorded by a bystander showing Slager shooting […]