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Inspired by Colin Kaepernick’s on-field protests against police brutality, Tommia Dean joined the peaceful movement while cheerleading at Kennesaw State University. In 2017, Dean and four other cheerleaders kneeled during the national anthem at a college football game. As a result, the cheerleaders were escorted off the field. After the incident, Dean proceeded to file…

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Tommia Dean, a former cheerleader at Kennesaw State University, explains why it was important for her to take a knee during a college football game and how her actions were a pivotal moment for the African-American community. Dean won her lawsuit against officials at the institution for being removed from the field following her decision…

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A White police officer assaulted an 11-year-old Black girl over a dispute that involved milk. Bodycam video of the Aug 27, 2019, incident went viral after it was released on YouTube on Oct. 22. In the video, resource officer Zach Christensen can be seen assaulting the child at Mesa View Middle School in Farmington, New…

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A police officer in Phoenix has been fired after he pointed a gun at a Black family. Officer Chris Meyer was fired on Oct. 22 after months of being on administrative leave. The Phoenix Police Department’s Disciplinary Review decided to terminate Meyer after initially recommending a six-week suspension without pay. However, Phoenix Police Chief Jeri…

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Music mogul Jay-Z’s controversial and multi-pronged partnership with the National Football League has already incited a massive backlash from activists and football fans. But now, an older video featuring Jay-Z at a panel discussion that included New England Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft and CNN’s Van Jones, has been deemed problematic by many Blacks. In the…

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  Another Black man nearly lost his life after being stopped by police. According to WREG, Edrick Truitt was parked at a convenience store and waiting on a family member in Jonesboro, AK., when he was approached by a White cop. The cop from the Helena Police Department approached Truitt and pointed a gun in…

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