One week ago today, an unidentified Black male was found hanging in Piedmont park (click HERE if you missed that).
In light of the many incidents of racial injustice over the past few weeks, social media users immediately questioned the authorities findings that the incident was a suicide.
The young man has now been identified as 22 year old London Jermaine and according to his social media posts, authorities may have been justified in their quick assessment of the case.
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Sometimes art is meant to be just that… art, but often times it’s meant to make us think and to evoke emotion.
It’s only been 7 days since Castille was shot dead in the front seat of his vehicle during a routine traffic stop that was live streamed to millions via Facebook Live.
[READ: Woman Live Stream Boyfriend’s Shooting #PhilandoCastille (Full Video)]
Songwriter/Model Benny Harlem recently pushed the envelope with several Instagram posts, where he recreated the disturbing image as he posed in a replica of Castille’s bloody shirt, while his young daughter posed behind him bearing a peace sign.
The posts have sparked several heated debates online and off. [Disclaimer: This is an open post. This post will not be censored or moderated. Disqus may automatically moderate certain words considered offensive. There are no rules in ‘Open Posts’ so enter at your own risk.] Continue Reading…
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times… Killer Mike is next up on the list of civil rights leaders.
He has spoken out on many topics in the past and has been quite active in the presidential campaign of Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders.
While police brutality is being well-documented and viewed worldwide thanks to social media and major news coverage, Killer Mike is once again eloquently speaking out about the situation and in light of the many protests, Mike reminds everyone that the best way to get anyone’s attention is through their pockets.
[FLASHBACK: Killer Mike, Usher, Jermaine Dupri Kick Start Black History Month By Banking Black… ]
Killer Mike recently did an impassioned interview on Atlanta’s Hot 107.9 where he eloquently details how Atlanta protestors can make a solid economic impact (and it’s not by simply boycotting Target and Coke).
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The image above of 16 Black female cadets at the elite US Military Academy known as West Point has sparked controversy and outrage after going viral.
The cadets all pose with raised fists while displaying sabers seemingly in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
While the photo is great for social media fodder, such actions of political expression are strictly forbidden at the military academy and is considered a violation of the school’s honor code. Continue Reading…
Does the Ku Klux Klan have a constitutional right to “adopt a highway” in Georgia?
Well the State of Georgia’s Department of Transportation has said ‘NO’ and denied the groups attempts to participate in their ‘Adopt-A-Highway’ litter cleanup program.
The application was rejected in 2012 by Georgia’s DOT which claimed the 65-mph speed limit in the area exempted the stretch from the adoption program, but it also stated that the group’s “long-rooted history of civil disturbance would cause a significant public concern.”
[FLASHBACK: Caught on Tape! KKK Rally in Downtown Atlanta (VIDEO)]
A few months later, the KKK chapter filed a lawsuit and are now taking the issue to the Georgia Supreme Court in hopes that they can one day rock their white hooded gear and spread their message of hate while cleaning up Georgia’s highways.
Oddly enough, the Klan has the support of the ACLU in their quest.
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