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The Night Of Illuminates Issues of Class and the Justice System


HBO’s latest edge-of-your-seat limited series, which ends this Sunday, portrays the justice system outside of the familiar racial disparities to show that class also creates a David vs. Goliath-like labyrinth of bureaucracy, hierarchy and myopia. It can happen to you. That’s the chilling premise behind HBO’s latest edge-of-your-seat limited series The Night Of, which wraps up this Sunday. Based on ...

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SF Fans Burn Kaepernick’s Jersey In Protest of His Stance, Some Players Criticize Him

SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 02: Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers stands on the sidelines during the third quarter against the St. Louis Rams at Levi's Stadium on November 2, 2014 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Predictably, there was some fall out for the San Francisco QB after he refused to stand during the national anthem. As we might have expected, some fans were not happy with the action San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick took by not standing during a preseason game against Green Bay on Friday. Kaepernick was not doing a Gabby Douglas where he was just ...

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Al Sharpton Urges Revival of Emerge Magazine


The activist calls George E. Curry, the recently-deceased founder of Emerge, “a minister” to him. By Marlon A. Walker The Rev. Al Sharpton urged mourners paying tribute to George E. Curry Saturday to keep alive Curry’s dream of reviving online his beloved Emerge magazine and said he would write a check to help. “If ever we need a strong, independent, ...

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TheGrio chats with Mahershala Ali about upcoming film ‘Kicks’


Indie film, ‘Kicks’, follows a young boy, Brandon, as he treks around his home in the Bay Area to retrieve a pair of stolen Air Jordans. Brandon encounters many people on his journey, including his uncle Marlon, played by Mahershala Ali. Marlon helps to spark the quest with some much needed wisdom on responsibility and consequence. —Ato Essandoh talks new ...

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Pastor who mocked Pulse nightclub victims now accused of molesting boy at church


A Georgia pastor has been arrested on child molestation charges, the same pastor who once mocked the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting. Ken Adkins, 56, of St. Simons Island turned himself over to police on Friday night on charges of aggravated child molestation. The pastor has congregations in Atlanta, Brunswick and Jacksonville and has always been an outspoken anti- ...

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LAPD Creates Program to Support Families Killed by … LAPD

Police recruits attend their graduation ceremony at LAPD Headquarters where rappers Snoop Dogg and The Game led a peaceful demonstration outside on July 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, in what they called an effort to promote unity in the aftermath of the deadly shootings of police officers in Dallas.

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The Family Liason Program, announced this week, is the first of its kind in the nation. The Los Angeles Police Department says it will create a program to assist the families of people killed during encounters with police—the first of its kind in the nation—reports the Los Angeles Times. The program will be called the Family Liaison Program and the ...

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Arizona HS Student Forced to Remove Black Lives Matter Shirt


The school, citing a dress code policy, said the shirt “disrupted the education process” although Confederate flag shirts have long been worn there. A 10th grade student who arrived to her high school picture day in a Black Lives Matter t-shirt was told to take it off because it violated the school’s dress code, reports KPNX, News 12. Mariah Havard ...

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Nate Parker Breaks His Silence on Rape Allegations

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 11:  Vanguard Award recipient Nate Parker speaks onstage at the Sundance Institute NIGHT BEFORE NEXT Benefit at The Theatre at The Ace Hotel on August 11, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage)

In an interview, Parker stated that his knee-jerk reaction to the rape allegations resurfacing was “selfish.” Nate Parker is finally speaking out about his past rape allegations that resurfaced weeks ago. Parker was found not guilty of raping a fellow classmate at Penn State University in 1999, but his friend and fellow writer on Birth of a Nation, Jean Celestin, ...

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Nat Turner’s story is way too important to be lost in Nate Parker’s past


Before Nate Parker’s film “The Birth of a Nation” hits theaters in October, there is something we must get straight. Rape and sexual violence are epidemics we must address now.  Yet, boycotting an important film about Nat Turner will not push that debate forward, but it will help to silence the issues of our country’s legacy of systemic racism and ...

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President Obama and Hillary Clinton will speak at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference

Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton walks off of Air Force One with U.S. president Barack Obama on July 5, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Hillary Clinton is campaigning with president Obama in North Carolina.

President Barack Obama will deliver the final keynote address at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) 46th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner. This will be the seventh time that President Obama will deliver the final keynote address. According to PRweb, the Phoenix Award is the CBCF’s way to honor individuals or organizations, “whose extraordinary achievements strengthen communities and improve the ...

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