Black empowerment through tech with DeRay McKesson

We caught up with activist DeRay McKesson to talk about the importance of tech in building up the Black community. How important is technology for the advancement of Black people? There is no America without Blackness. There is no culture or community without Blackness. Blackness has always set the trend of what is cool [and] […]

Whoopi slams DeRay McKesson’s claim that ‘Planet of the Apes’ is racist

The recent controversy generated by Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson over the latest film in the Planet of the Apes series has earned the wrath of Whoopi Goldberg. In the movie War for the Planet of the Apes, the character known as “Bad Ape” wears a distinctive blue vest. McKesson believes the movie was […]

Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson talks policing

Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson sits with Joy-Ann Reid and others in the movement to discuss policing in the wake of the two Black men being killed by police and a lone gunman in Dallas shooting five police officers. [jwplatform EzaktYRa]– Video produced by Aaron K. Ladd

DeRay McKesson opens up about coming out, his sexuality

Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson found himself in the private lives of thousands of gay and bisexual men this week when popular gay dating app Jack’d announced that they were publicly endorsing his campaign in the 2016 Baltimore mayoral election. Now, McKesson is letting fans and supporters into his private life as he opens […]

Gay dating app Jack’d endorses DeRay McKesson

Civil rights activist DeRay McKesson rose to national attention over the past year both for his work with the Black Lives Matter movement and for his decision to come out publicly as gay. Since then, McKesson has made even more headlines with his announcement last month of his candidacy for the 2016 Baltimore mayoral election. McKesson […]

Baltimore uprising: ‘Cause and effect’ is a real thing

If you are wearing sandals and a lady wearing 4-inch stilettos steps on your foot, your reaction would likely be to yell out in pain. If somebody is frustrated or stressed at work, they might throw a pen across the room, knock over a stack of papers or slam a door. If a baseball team […]