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Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Pens Open Letter About Race, Ferguson And Injustice

The company wants to create opportunities for the community

Starbucks CEO is an advocate for taking on big issues with even bigger solutions. Howard…

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Oprah Winfrey On Ferguson And Eric Garner: “People Are Awake!”

The OWN Network CEO shares her thoughts at 'Selma' world premiere

At New York City’s Zigfeld Theatre, the cast and crew of Ava DuVernay’s Selma came…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Black Lives Matter: Staffers Walk Out of Congress in Protest

Effort reportedly spearheaded by Congressional Black Associates

Congressional staffers walked out in a hands up protest after grand jury decisions in Eric…

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Jay Z Meets with New York Governor to Discuss Criminal Justice Reform

Leaders meet to discuss social issues and legislative reform

Jay Z and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo meet to discuss changes that need to…

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[WATCH] Black Lives Matter: Millennial Leader Takes Dynamic Stand with ‘Dear America’

Princeton student Alex Ford urges youth to unify in working toward changing America

Princeton student, Alex Ford, discusses race, justice, police brutality and the concept of American equality…

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BILLIE HOLIDAY, 44:  Born Eleanora Fagan, Holiday was a noted jazz singer who shifted the musical landscape of her genre in the 1940s and garnered critical acclaim as a result. However, her long-stemming drug and drinking problems caught up to Holiday and her health began to deteriorate. By May 31, 1959, she was checked into the hospital due to complications with her liver and heart disease. She never checked out and passed away July 17, 1959 at the age of 44.

When Branding Goes Wrong: Texas Women Name PR Firm ‘Strange Fruit’

PR firm chooses to change name and apologizes

Two businesswomen named Texas PR firm Strange Fruit, causing backlash via social media in the…

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John Legend Hires Food Trucks For New York Protesters

Backed by his wife, the two help feed protesters in NYC

Ohio native and Grammy award singer, John Legend, along with his wife, hired food trucks…

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UC Berkeley Black Student Union Holds 4.5 Hour Campus Sit-In

Student leaders shut down campus cafe as they rally for justice

Student leaders from UC Berkeley’s Black Student Union hold a 4.5 hour campus sit-in in…

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POLL: Do You Think Athlete Protests Should Be Fined?

From Derrick Rose to Reggie Bush, athletes are taking a stand

From Derrick Rose to Davin Joseph, athlete protests are trending as temperatures rise on the…

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Twitter Eulogizes Eric Garner With #ICantBreathe

Shocked and dismayed, public unites behind a human rights cause

Another grand jury verdict, another sad tragedy. Twitter eulogizes the late Eric Garner with the…

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Kenny ‘The Jet’ Smith Defends Ferguson In Open Letter To Charles Barkley

The former Houston Rocket has strong words for the sportscaster

With Ferguson such a hot topic, Kenny “The Jet” Smith has taken Charles Barkley to…

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College Athletes Protest in Honor of Ferguson and Eric Garner

Knox College athlete Ariyana Smith and University of Maryland athlete Deon Long's protest spark social media debate

Knox College basketball player Ariyana Smith and University of Maryland football player Deon Long make…

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Grand Jury Decides Not to Indict Officers in Eric Garner’s Death

Unarmed man's death ruled a homicide, but policeman will not face charges

The police responsible for killing 29-year-old Eric Garner will not be indicted, according to a…

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Black Lives Matter: A Tribute to Black Men Killed By Police

We must stand up and protect ourselves

Michael Brown is the latest name added to a list of victims whose lives were…

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