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Soul singer Such describes how a tragic event that stunned the nation deeply impacted her and inspired the title of her new album, Wide Nose Full Lips.  Rolling out spoke exclusively with the Boston-born, New York-raised, former “American Idol” contestant about the project. What inspired you to write Wide Nose Full Lips? Three years and…

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The brutal murder of Philando Castile rocked the nation and appeared to be another blatant act of racial profiling by police. On July 6, 2016, Jeronimo Yanez and police officer Joseph Kauser stopped the car with Castile, Diamond Reynolds and her daughter inside while they were in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. According to video filmed by Reynolds, Castile told the…

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The season of protest and civil disturbance that usually comes with summer is getting a springtime build up of hate. Across America, outrageous reports of bigotry and racism posted to social media have become national news. Let’s look at six things Black people can’t do. Let rolling out know what else should be added to…

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On July 6, 2016, it only took 40 seconds for Minneapolis police officer Jeronimo Yanez to kill Philando Castile during a routine traffic stop. Castile’s murder by Yanez captured the attention of the nation and was another senseless killing by police of an innocent Black man. Castile was not a thug. He was a beloved and…

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The Minnesota judge who presided over the case against the officer who fatally shot Philando Castile is publicly lending his support to jurors who exonerated the cop. Ramsey County, Minnesota, District Judge William H. Leary III recently penned a letter of support to the jurors who acquitted Officer Jeronimo Yanez, saying there was “a failure to understand…

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The mother of Philando Castile has reached an estimated $3M settlement with the city of St. Anthony, Minnesota, in his death. This settlement comes months after Castile was killed in front of his family during a traffic stop for allegedly “smelling like weed,” according to his killer. Castile was killed by St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez during a…

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Stories of blood and dead Black folks slain by police fill the news, signaling the start of the 2017 summer riot season. This year, riots will be sponsored in part by the Trump administration and underwritten in thought and action by adherents of systemic racism in America. So far the programming of essential activities has…

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The entirely unjust execution of Philando Castile by Minneapolis police officer Jeronimo Yanez and the officer’s subsequent acquittal has once again exposed a racist system in America. But new information is coming out that not only was Yanez in fear of his life by Castile, he was also concerned about the effects of secondhand pot…

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The recent acquittal of Minneapolis police officer Jeronimo Yanez, who shot and killed Philando Castile has surprisingly caused outrage among many members of the National Rifle Association. At issue is a prime example of a licensed gun owner who was killed while in possession of a legal firearm. A jury believed Yanez when he said that he…

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  NEW: Philando Castile’s mother reacts to not guilty verdict against police officer in the death of her son: “I’m mad as hell right now.” pic.twitter.com/rWsq3XnhHt — ABC News (@ABC) June 16, 2017 This will be a sad July 4th for Philando Castile’s family and his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds. In fact, all of the holidays…

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Nearly a year ago, Philando Castile was murdered by St. Anthony Minnesota Police officer Jeronimo Yanez during a traffic stop. Yanez stopped Castile because he claimed his wide-nose made him a possible suspect in a recent store robbery in the area. Castile informed Yanez during the stop that he was legally carrying a handgun in…

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For us mere mortals, the concept of retirement in your 30s is beyond comprehension, but for high-performing professional athletes, it’s an inevitable conclusion to a career. What distinguishes WNBA star Swin Cash’s retirement from so many others is while she continues to receive well-deserved honors and accolades for her achievements on the basketball court, her…

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The Minnesota police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile during a traffic stop has been charged with second-degree manslaughter and two felony counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm. Jeronimo Yanez stopped the couple for a broken taillight. Castile’s finacee, Diamond Reynolds, live-streamed the aftermath of the shooting. According to Reynolds, after Castile told the officer he…

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The Frontline Art Exhibition tour made its stop in Chicago recently. The exhibition was held at the South Side Community Arts Center. The panel consisted of individuals from various walks of life who gathered to discuss issues plaguing the Black community. Police brutality and community organization served as the main talking points. This event was created by singer,…

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The singer Maxwell celebrated the release of his new album, blackSUMMERS’night, along with 20 years of creating some of the greatest baby-making music at the Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut last week. But it was a comment that the Brooklyn-born singer made in response to the killings of Alton Sterling, Philando…

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We raise our children to be engaged and productive members of society. We want them to work hard and achieve their goals. We tell them to question assumptions and when appropriate, question authority. We want them to stand up for themselves and for others in the face of injustice. We want them to be trusting,…

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