The trailer for Justin Simien’s first feature film, a satire called Dear White People, looks promising, but the crew needs your help:
Four Philadelphia police officers are at the center of controversy and outrage after a cell phone video surfaced showing them brutally beating 18 year-old Marcus Warryton.
Warryton had been pulled over for allegedly running a stop sign. The video begins with the young man being pressed against a police car by two officers. Warryton seems to be resisting. Two more officers arrive and, a few baton shots later, Warryton is on the ground and no longer posing a threat.
But the officers continue beating him, splitting his head open and splattering blood across the pavement.
Check out the inspiring story of Fred Dukes, a college-bound Atlanta student who graduated from High School despite being homeless and having no support from family.
Dukes’ mother left Atlanta for a job opportunity in South Carolina. Fred stayed behind, and managed to make it through school with a 24 ACT score and 3.0 GPA. He did so without family support, sleeping in homeless shelters and occasionally a friend’s couch.
D’Angelo is Back!
After a seemingly eons long (but actually only about twelve years) hiatus from music, D’Angelo is back, looking great, and sounding fantastic. In conjunction with his appearance in a spread for GQ, D’Angelo reminded us of why we’ve missed him so much.
Check out the magazine’s fascinating, in-depth interview with the R&B icon here.
Video has emerged of Trayvon Martin buying skittles and iced tea at a local convenience store, mere moments before the altercation that would end his young life.
The surveillance video, shot from two angles, show’s Martin walk to the counter wearing the now-infamous black hoodie, and purchase the harmless items. He would then begin a 5-10 minute walk home. During that walk, George Zimmerman would notice Martin and call 911 to report him as a “suspicious person,” setting into motion a tragic chain of events.
Hip Hop mogul Jay-Z has come out in support of President Obama’s stance on same-sex marriage.
Speaking with CNN, Jay-Z called supporting gay marriage “the right thing to do.”
Jay joins prominent African Americans like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Will Smith in voicing their support for marriage equality in the wake of President Obama’s historic announcement last week.
President Barack Obama has become the first President to publicly voice his support for same-sex marriage.
In an interview with ABCNews, Obama stated plainly his support for marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples. The announcement comes in the wake of the passage of an amendment in North Carolina banning same-sex marriage.
The President has received widespread criticism for what many viewed as a reluctance to voice support for marriage equality. But such concerns have officially been put to rest with today’s announcement.
The NYPD are once again at the center of a firestorm of controversy, this time for being caught on tape brutally beating a 19 year-old Bronx resident for no apparent reason.
The surveillance video shows officers punching, kicking and hitting Jateik Reed with batons. The officers allege that Reed was holding drugs in his hand, and flailing around when the officers tried to apprehend them. However, the video tells a very different story.
Many feel this is just another example of New York’s racist, oppressive “Stop and Frisk Program” at work.
Video footage of a brutal beating of a young black male at the hands of Houston police officers has community members outraged.
18 year-old Chad Holley had been involved in a burglary with three friends. Upon being pulled over, Holley made a run for it. But when a police car knocked him over Holley decided to surrender, lying face down on the ground with his arms atop his head.
Rather than simply cuff him, four police officers proceed to relentlessly punch and kick Holley.
Students at Paul Robeson High School in New York City plan on taking part in Occupy’s May Day activities by staging a massive walkout today at noon EST.
A couple of weeks ago, they unleashed a short but devastating video that lays bare their dissatisfaction with New York’s public education system.