BUY BLACK BUSINESS WEEK: Advocacy Organizations

Today’s Buy Black Business Week category will be dedicated to organizations aiding the black community through non-profits, funding, and podcasts. Leader's of a Beautiful Struggle (Baltimore) Grassroots organization centered in Baltimore Instagram: @lbsbaltimore Twitter: @LBSBaltimore FaceBook   Trans Women of Color Collective https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOciixMwZz4 Twitter: @twoccnyc FaceBook Black Alliance for Just Immigration Advocate for African American [...]

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Ramad Chatman to Spend 5 More Years in Jail Despite Being Found NOT GUILTY

Ramad Chatman (24) will spend an additional 5 years in jail despite being found NOT GUILTY for armed robbery. According to The Independent, in 2012 Chatman, age 19, was convicted of breaking and entering for stealing a television worth $120. It was his first offense and Chatman was sentenced to five years’ probation. Chatman abided by his [...]

Towson University Students and Faculty organize an Anti-Trump walk out

Hundreds of students and faculty met at Towson University’s Freedom Square to speak out against racial injustice, homophobia, Islamophobia, and discrimination following the presidential election. The faculty ahead of the Social Justice Collective organized the event to provide support and a platform for students to voice their opinions and concerns. Students and faculty of different [...]

Today marks 37 years since legendary activist Assata Shakur escaped prison

Today marks 37 years since members of the Black Liberation Army helped activist Assata Shakur escape the Clinton Correctional Facility for Women in New Jersey. In 1973, Shakur was involved in a shootout with two New Jersey troopers. One of the troopers along with a Black Liberation Army member, Zayd Malik Shakur, were killed. Shakur [...]

Watch Vic Mensa’s, “16 Shots”

*Graphic Footage is in the music video* Vic Mensa released the music video for 16 Shots from the album, There's A lot Going On. The video was inspired by the unfortunate 2014 police killing of 17 year old, Laquan McDonald. McDonald was shot 16 times while walking away from police officers. The cops lied about [...]

Watch the powerful trailer for “The 13th” directed by Ava DuVernay

The new series, Queen Sugar, isn’t the only project Ava DuVernay has been working on these past couple of years. The brilliant director will explore the many parallels between slavery and mass incarceration in America in the documentary, The 13th. The trailer shows the government and many politicians enforcing racially motivated laws over the years [...]