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Will Smith has been racially abused by police “on more than 10 occasions.” The Bad Boys actor admitted he got stopped “frequently” by officers in Philadelphia, who used derogatory language toward him because of his skin color. Speaking on podcast “On One With Angela Rye,” he said: “I grew up in Philadelphia. I grew up…

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Protest songs often provide the soundtrack for social justice. After the deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta, several protests emerged across the nation. To provide art that reflects the times, several rappers and recording artists joined forces at Patchwerk Recording Studios in Atlanta to create the song “Burn.” Produced by Drumma…

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Yachin Parham is a New York-based photographer and photojournalist. Parham focuses his lens on highlighting expression, supporting vulnerability, and revealing character. He recently ventured out to capture images from protests across New York. We spoke with Parham about his creativity behind the lens and capturing these moments in history. What inspired you to become a…

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Several people were injured and two of them died after being shot during a drive-by near the Edgewood section of Atlanta, according to Fox 5 Atlanta, CBS 46 and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  Fox 5 reported that the people were the victims of a shooter riding by in a pick-up truck on Mayson Avenue NE near…

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Ne-Yo has defended calling George Floyd‘s death a “sacrifice,” after the unarmed Black man was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis last month. The 40-year-old singer-songwriter made the remarks at a memorial service for Floyd, where he also sang Boyz II Men’s “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday.” At the service,…

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Jamie Foxx says taking his children to a Black Lives Matter protest over the weekend was “bittersweet” and “heartbreaking.” The Just Mercy star joined the protest in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 7, 2020, where he was accompanied by his daughters Corinne, 26, and Annalise, 10, and has said that while he enjoyed letting his…

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Soon after George Floyd died on Memorial Day, many critics believe that the establishment quickly dusted off the post-homicide playbook that has been historically employed when unarmed Blacks die at the hands of the police. Part of that playbook involves demonizing the deceased who is no longer able to defend him or herself. Lt. Bob…

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Michael Jordan was notoriously apolitical during his record-setting and awe-inspiring playing days, which infuriated Black critics who believed he should have been more outspoken. Jordan, however, has spoken loudly in recent days. MJ, who is universally considered the greatest player who ever lived, had already posted this somber statement after George Floyd died on Memorial…

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Jay-Z has taken out a number of newspaper advertisements in honor of George Floyd. The 50-year-old rapper and his company Roc Nation have had the full-page ads published in the likes of The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Denver Post, and  Philadelphia Enquirer, with more still to be printed over the…

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How soon is too soon to discuss race relations with your children? The simple solution: just do it. And as soon as is practical. When you have school-aged children and they are exposed to kids who are not Black, you should start having the conversation. You want your kids to understand the subtleties of racism…

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