Black Lives Matter Activist, Erica Garner, Dies At 27

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Erica Garner, 27, passed away on December 30th following a medically induced coma. Garner, mother and activist, had become a prominent figure in the Black Lives Matter Movement after her father, Eric Garner, was killed by New York Police Officers, Daniel Pantaleo and Justin Damico. Eric Garner’s 2014 death incited numerous protests after a witness uploaded footage of Pantaleo and …

Former KKK Member Allowed On Historically Black University Campus Amid Protests

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Photo via Flickr Students at Dillard University protested former KKK leader David Duke’s appearance at a senatorial debate held on the historically black campus in New Orleans Wednesday night. Police responded by pepper spraying the protesters and arresting six, one of them a student, for blocking traffic. The protests were led by Socially Engaged Dillard University Students. When their formal …

Philadelphia 76ers Cancel Sevyn’s National Anthem Performance Due To “We Matter” Jersey

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Singer Sevyn Streeter, who was scheduled to perform the National Anthem at the Philadelphia 76ers game opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, was denied the chance to perform because she was wearing a jersey with the words “We Matter” on the front. “We Matter” is a reference to the Black Lives Matter movement, and reflects the struggles many …

KKK Plans to Demonstrate Faces Criticism From Local Mayor

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Photo by Stephen Melkisethian via Flickr After around 20 members of the Klu Klux Klan, a historically terroristic White supremacist group, planned to organize a rally on Saturday morning local officials and members of the community rebuked the demonstration of “hate and anger.” The group informed the police that their event would be held at Pearson Park in Anaheim, CA, …

UCLA Black Bruins Release a Letter in Solidarity with Mizzou

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Today Black Bruins from the University of California, Los Angeles released a statement in solidarity with the students of the University of Missouri. This statement was made in response to the recent hunger strike by Mizzou graduate student Jonathan Butler, which resulted in the resignation of University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe. Since the president’s resignation, Black Mizzou students have faced threats of violence, prompting many …

LAPD Union Stands Beside NYPD in Boycott of Quentin Tarantino Films

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The LAPD union has joined the NYPD union in boycotting Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino’s films after remarks he made at a rally on police brutality. Earlier this week Tarantino traveled to New York where he participated in a protest and  gave a brief statement where he referred to some police officers as murderers. Many members of the New York Police Department felt that his …

Afrikan Student Union at UCLA Releases Demands

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Recently the African Student Union at UCLA released a set of demands to UCLA administration in the hopes of creating a more welcoming environment for African American students on campus. Here is what they said:   Black students at UCLA are consistently made the targets of racist attacks by fellow students, faculty, and administration. Unfortunately, on October 6, 2015, Sigma Phi Epsilon …