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WNBA Withdraws Player Fines After Realizing Their Mistake

The WNBA was at the center of a national controversy after players were fined for supporting the Black Lives Matter Movement. While the league has withdrawn those fines, it’ll continue to be looked at as a step towards the wrong side of history.

Players from multiple teams, in a league where a vast majority of the players are black, chose to take other athletes up on their challenge to show support for a cause they believe in. As a result, dozens of them were fined. 

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It Matters That A Texas Officer Thinks Blacks Have ‘Violent Tendencies’

In dashcam footage of the violent July 2015 arrest of 26-year-old Breaion King, a Black woman and elementary school teacher in Texas, an Austin police officer named Patrick Spradin explains to King that part of the reason why so many Whites are afraid of Black people is because they have “violent tendencies.”

This explanation is his justification for the unwarranted body slamming and physical assault she was subjected to by an officer twice her size. Whether he knew it or not, this officer was verifying that, even when Black people are doing nothing threatening or violent, they are seen as dangerous by many Whites. This is the case even when those White people wear blue.

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Michelle Obama and Missy Elliot Deliver The Best ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Everrrr

This year has been really tough. We have lost a lot of greats and have had to deal with the onslaught of increased violence against people of color, specifically Black Americans. But, sometimes it  is a relief to just laugh and truly enjoy whatever is coming down the news thread. Michelle Obama’s and Missy Elliot’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ with James Corden offers just that.

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#FreedomNow Campaign Organizes Protests Across the Nation

On Wednesday, a collective of activist organizations in Chicago, Detroit, New York, and Washington DC, protested police unions, especially the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), which they claim protects police officers who kill unarmed black people.

The organizations involved in the mass protest movement include Black Lives Matter, the Black Youth Project 100, Million Hoodies, Project South, Blackout Collective, St. Louis Action Council, Organization for Black Struggle, and the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, and the Movement for Black Lives as parts of the #FreedomNow campaign. The campaign will have two days of action (July 20th and 21st) all over the nation.

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STUDY: Young People Disagree Politically Along Racial Lines

A new study proves just how misguided it is to view young people as a monolith.

GenForward is a survey of the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The first of its kind monthly poll asked 1,965 young adults age 18-30 about topics including the 2016 campaign, policy attitudes, and perceptions of race and racism.

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We Must Offer Black Women The Same Protections We Offer White Women

By now, the world has heard at length about the gaffes of two very famous white women this week. Taylor Swift was exposed on Snapchat by Kim Kardashian and Kanye West for lying about approving Kanye’s lyrics in his song “Famous.” Melania Trump, the wife of the Republican nominee for president, apparently lifted part of her Republican National Convention Speech from Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic National Convention speech. These two instances are part of a larger history of white women and public victimhood in the United States.

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Tamron Hall Ethered Scott Baio Following Tweets About Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton

The Today Show‘s Tamron Hall is a seasoned professional in the media world. She is well-respected and does not shy away from confrontation when necessary. In a recent interview during the Republican National Convention (RNC), Scott Baio learned that the hard way. He thought he could make sexist remarks about Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama without recourse. Tamron Hall set him very straight.

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Four Black Lives Matter Myths Debunked By Franchesca Ramsey [VIDEO]

In this newest video from Franchesca Ramsey and her Decoded series with MTV,  she debunks four of the most popular (very distracting and often false) myths about the Movement for Black Lives.

Working at the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality almost always means dealing with detractors hellbent on proving that your social issue is unimportant, off base and otherwise useless. The Movement for Black Lives is a perfect example of how people who do not support the work will come up with literally any reason to discredit it.

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Satirical Video Shows How To Compare Black Lives Matter To A Hate Group In Six Easy Steps

One of the most consistent responses to the idea that “Black Lives Matter” is the phrase “All Lives Matter.” Along with that, some have suggested that BLM is really a hate group that is racist against White people. Now, Seriously.TV has put together a video showing just how ridiculous all of that is.

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Erica Garner walked out of Obama’s town hall on police violence

Last night’s town hall on police violence in America left a lot to be desired. It was so bad that Erica Garner, the late Eric Garner’s daughter, staged a solo walkout while President Obama was speaking.

Eric Garner was killed on graphic video two years ago by New York Police officers. He was held in a chokehold after repeatedly telling cops, “I can’t breathe.” His case is one of the many instances where officers have not been issued justice for their crimes against Black people.