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#JusticeForJosiah: The Eureka NAACP Send Open Letter In Solidarity With HSU Students

Arcata, CA–The Eureka chapter of the NAACP recently sent an open letter of support, stating that the organization stands in solidarity with Humboldt State University students who are collectively organizing #12DaysofAction, a positive and peaceful demonstration formed with the intent of garnering national attention to unsolved student-murders. Dear Humboldt State University, the City of Arcata and Community Members, The Eureka …

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Matt Barnes Announces Scholarship Fund For Stephon Clark’s Children

Video/Abc13 Sacramento, CA–On Sunday there was a rally held for Stephon Clark, the lastest victim of police killing unarmed Black men in America. The rally was organized by former NBA player Matt Barnes who announced his retirment from the NBA December 2017. Barnes is a former player for the Sacramento Kings and a native of the Sacramento area. At the …

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Teyana Taylor Opens Nail Salon In Harlem Named After Her Daughter

Harlem, NY–Teyana Taylor who was named OPI brand ambassador in February, opened a 90’s themed nail salon in Harlem earlier this month. It was also revealed that OPI is the exclusive product partner for “Junie Bee Nails,” Taylor’s Nail Salon named after her daughter and love child with Cavaliers Iman Shumpert. What is most dope beyond her business venture, is …

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White House Press Secretary on Police Brutality

  Washington, D.C–During a daily press brief last week, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee, was asked her thoughts on the killing of Black people in America at the hands of police. She replied that these issues were local and not a matter for the White House. The questions were presented by Journalist April Ryan–within the backdrop of news that …

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Social Media Campaign: Afro Punk Picks Up David Josiah Lawson’s Story

Media Platforms owned and operated by people of color is very important–especially if you are a POC attempting to share lived experiences that is an unpopular truth in a community where you are the minority. Students in Humboldt County are currently on a social media campaign to bring national attention to their murdered classmate David Josiah Lawson and the lack …

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Cop Who Killed Alton Sterling Fired But Not Charged

Baton Rouge, LA–Although Louisiana’s Attorney General announced that he would not pursue charges against the officers involved in the shooting death of Alton Sterling, one of the officers has been fired and the other was suspended for three days. The New York Times reports: “After announcing the disciplinary actions, the department released new raw footage of Mr. Sterling’s arrest and …

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Netflix: Seven Seconds

After seeing people post about it on my timeline, I decided to check out Seven Seconds on Netflix and I ended up binge watching the whole 10 episodes. The show is executive produced by Toronto born Veena Sud, whose parents are from India. The series is based upon a Russian film with a similar plot but a different criminal court …

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Poor Peoples Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival

“The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is uniting tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality. We need you to step up and join our efforts.” Last weekend January 27th 2018, I attended the Poor People’s Campaign organizing …

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Adesina: (in)Visible Documents

“For Adesina, clay sculpture is a metaphor for life. Inner struggles become concept sculptures which become symbols– coded messages that personify strength. Clay is unpredictable and unapologetic. It doesn’t forget its folds, it explodes, cracks, and morphs under fire. It survives this process and emerges resilient. Its imperfect nicks and scars are markers of a unique journey from mold to set. …

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