Usher releases new visuals for anti-police brutality song, ‘Chains’

[jwplatform qgKBheN4] In 2015, Tidal released Usher’s anti-police brutality song “Chains,” featuring Nas. Now, at the start of Black History Month, the emotionally stirring tune has brand new visuals. Although Nas is absent from the new video, Usher can be seen expressing hopelessness as he walks though the streets in a hoodie and eventually finds […]

Did NYPD edit Wikipedia pages on Sean Bell and Eric Garner cases?

In what looks like a case of trying to save face and soften some harsh realities, a number of edits made to Wikipedia pages regarding high-profile cases of deadly force used by the New York City Police Department have been traced back to computers at NYPD headquarters. On several occasions, someone using computers with IP […]

Al Sharpton surprised with Icon Award at Essence

The Rev. Al Sharpton was honored on Sunday, July 6 during the Essence Festival with the Icon Award. Rev. Sharpton was surprised in front of a packed house at the Superdome in New Orleans with the award acknowledging his service as one of America’s greatest civil rights heroes. The Icon Award was presented during a touching tribute […]

Happy birthday Hov: 5 little-known Jay Z facts

In honor of Hov’s 44th birthday today, we’ve amassed five quick facts about Jay Z that you may not have been aware of. 5. Stole the “Feelin’ It” beat – Maybe ‘”stole” is a bit harsh, but the fact remains that the beat that became “Feelin’ It” from his classic debut album Reasonable Doubt was never […]

Sean Bell’s Fiancée Pens Letter to Trayvon Martin’s Parents

The fiancée of an unarmed man gunned down by police is reaching out to the parents of Trayvon Martin. Nicole Paultre Bell has penned a letter to the parents of the unarmed teen who was shot and killed by neighborhood watch wvolunteer George Zimmerman. Like Martin, her husband-to-be, Sean Bell, was unarmed when he was […]