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Lil Wayne Flips Out During Interview When ABC News’ Linsey Davis Asks About His Lyrics & Black Lives Matter

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Rapper Lil Wayne tells ABC News’ Linsey Davis “I don’t feel connected to a damn thing that ain’t got nothin’ to do with me,” in reference to the Black Lives Matter movement. He eventually yells, “I’m connected, I’m a gangbanger.” Watch for yourself.

WARNING: DASH-CAM VIDEO OF POLICE SHOOTING OF LAQUAN MCDONALD (ABC News)

Black Youth Vote Decreasing Despite Increase in Protests and Activism

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By Vanessa Williams and Scott Clement, (Washington Post) – The generation of African Americans pushing criminal-justice issues and institutional racism to the forefront of the presidential election had little effect at the ballot box during this primary season, according to an analysis of exit polling across 25 states. African Americans account for a larger share […]

Moving Video About President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiative

President Obama Urges Black Lives Matter Protesters to Move Beyond Yelling and Engage if they Want Change

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(The Daily Mail) – ‘You can’t just keep on yelling’: President Obama calls out Black Lives Matter activists and urges them to engage in meaningful debate President Obama sends message to Black Lives Matter activists “You can’t just keep on yelling,” and urges them to engage in meaningful debate during a youth town hall event […]

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

“Will Racism Ever End, Will I Ever Stop Being A ______?” New Utne Reader Cover Story by Kevin Powell

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New York, NY — Award-winning writer, activist, and public speaker Kevin Powell is teaming with Utne Reader, the envelope-pushing progressive magazine and online space, around a series of blogs on race, gender, politics, and pop culture in America. The partnership comes on the heels of Powell’s critically acclaimed new autobiography, The Education of Kevin Powell: […]

Condoleezza Rice Says America Will Never Be ‘Race Blind’ On ‘Face the Nation’ VIDEO

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are Going to War as She Tries to Protect her ‘Firewall’

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By Allan Smith, BusinessInsider.com – Hillary Clinton’s campaign has brought out the firepower quickly after her crushing loss to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) on Tuesday night in the New Hampshire Democratic primary. “When you match up the record of Hillary Clinton with the record of Bernie Sanders, it simply is no comparison,” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries […]

AP Count: Clinton Has Delegates to Win Democratic Nomination #MakingHistory

Five questions Black Voters Should Ask Sen. Bernie Sanders

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By Lauren Victoria Burke (MSNBC.com) – Sen. Bernie Sanders is looking to make inroads with African-American voters. The campaign has embarked on a tour of historically black colleges and universities and has engaged with Black Lives Matter activists and activist turned mayoral candidate DeRay McKesson. On the trail, Sanders has spoken candidly about discrimination against […]

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are Going to War as She Tries to Protect her ‘Firewall’

Bernie Sanders Meets with Rev. Al Sharpton at Sylvia’s in Harlem

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By Ryan Sit, Stephen Rex Brown, New York Daily News – Bernie Sanders broke bread with the Rev. Al Sharpton Wednesday as the surging Democratic presidential candidate from Brooklyn sought to shore up support among black voters. The pair met at Sylvia’s in Harlem around 10 a.m. Sharpton hugged Sanders at the entrance to the […]

Star Jones to Host Spirit of Democracy Awards

‘Daily Show’ Defends Beyonce’s Super Bowl Performance, Slams Haters

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By Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone – While millions were blown away by Beyoncé’s scene-stealing performance of “Formation” at Super Bowl 50, not everyone was pleased by the show. Some pundits criticized the singer for using halftime “as a platform to attack police officers,” as former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani loudly complained to Fox […]

Bernie Sanders Meets with Rev. Al Sharpton at Sylvia’s in Harlem