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Rapper Nelly Uses College Scholarships to Elevate Black Community

His actions speak louder than words

For the past 10 years, Rapper Nelly has been supporting black college hopefuls by providing…

By Robin White Goode

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Christian Taylor, left, was fatally shot by Officer Miller Friday, Aug. 7. (Image: File)

Texas Police Officer Who Killed Unarmed Black Teen Fired

Brad Miller put himself and other officers in danger in pursuit of Christian Taylor, officials say

Brad Miller made mistakes that, the city’s police chief reported, caused a deadly confrontation with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Michael Brown Anniversary: Gunfire Disrupts Peace and Activism Leaders Arrested as Protests Continue

#SayHerName activists use day to ensure female cases are remembered too

#SayHerName activists use day to ensure female cases are also remembered after the Ferguson tragedy.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Anniversary of Ferguson: Faith Leaders and Activists Unite to Continue Advocating for Justice

Micheal Brown's family organize march as the nation remembers teen's death and aftermath

Activists prep for events to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, an…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Ferguson Officials Hire Black Interim Police Chief

Andre Anderson tasked with restoring trust between the Ferguson community and police

Ferguson, Missouri officials announce Andre Anderson as the new interim police chief.

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Burned Down Ferguson Convenience Store Now a Community Job Center

New facility aims to employ 500 youth by the end of the summer

The QuikTrip convenience store that burned down a year ago in Ferguson amid protests has…

By Courtney Connley

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At National Police Week, Police Are Forced To Reflect On Social Climate

Officers give their take on the current social climate, in advance of Peace Officers Memorial Day

“I’ve gotta tell you — the current situation is about as bad as I’ve seen…”…

By Michael Tolbert

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Jay Z Speaks to NYU Students About Tidal, the Music Business and Responding to Ferguson

Rapper and entrepreneur says Tidal isn't "here to compete with anyone"

Jay Z and Tidal executive Vania Schlogel spoke to a group of NYU students about…

By Courtney Connley

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Justice Department Preparing to Sue Ferguson Police

After Michael Brown's death, action is still being taken for justice

The Justice Department is looking to sue Ferguson, Missouri police department if they do not…

By Courtney Connley

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New #BlackLivesMatter Course Comes to Dartmouth College

New class will cover America's history of race and violence

Dartmouth College to offer new #BlackLivesMatter course this spring

By Courtney Connley

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Black Church Leaders Offer Scholarships to Students at Michael Brown’s Alma Mater

11 deserving students to receive full-ride scholarships

Black church leaders offer full-tuition scholarship opportunities to students at Michael Brown’s alma mater

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Another One Gone: Twitter Mourns The Loss Of Antonio Martin

Facts are muddied, but anger is deeply present

Angry clashes have sparked again, this time in Berkeley, Missouri, which is just miles from…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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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 (@KevitoClark)

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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Justice Department: Michael Brown’s Death a Homicide

Federal report marks the third autopsy done in the case

Newly released findings from a Justice Department autopsy rules Michael Brown’s death to still be…

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Essence Gant

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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Eric Holder to Hold Roundtable Meetings in Five Cities

The Attorney General plans to visit five more cities to encourage community.

Attorney General Eric Holder plans to visit five more cities as part of the justice…

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