Mase Slams BET Awards, Says They Aren’t for the Betterment of Black People

  On the heels of what appeared to be a successful BET Awards show, Mase took to social media on Tuesday and called out the awards shows for not bettering black people. In a pic shared to Instagram, Mase wrote the BET Awards “not For The Betterment of Black People Anymore.” To ensure he wasn’t misinterpreted, Mase wrote as the caption for his post, “I said what I said #Day16 of #21Days of speaking my mind #GOD #MASE Headsup @rsvpmase is going to be a problem!” Source: instagram.com

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Teyana Taylor Makes History as Maxim’s First Black “Sexiest Woman Alive”

  Teyana Taylor has made history after being named Maxim’s first-ever Black “Sexiest Woman Alive” on their annual Hot 100 list. Teyana reacted to the news on Instagram, writing, “Somebody pinch me!!!! WOW….Stepping back in front of the lens has been a journey of self-reflection and self-confidence. Living up to name and title of this shoot wholeheartedly made me nervous. As a entrepreneur, wife, a busy mother of two & working behind the lens in my director bag I tend to hide behind my sweats & vintage tees, My ‘Spike…

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BLM Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors Resigns Amid Controversy

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors resigns from her position as executive director for the movement’s foundation amid the real estate investment portfolio controversy that was revealed about a month ago. Cullors called out what she considered to be a far-right smear campaign. Still, she noted that the revelation of her $3 million real estate portfolio and the subsequent fallout didn’t influence her decision to step down. Cullors is stepping down to focus on other endeavors, including a second book and developing TV projects. “I’ve created the infrastructure and the…

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BLM Activist Sasha Johnson in Critical Condition After Being Shot in Head

Sasha Johnson, a prominent Black Lives Matter activist, is in critical condition after being shot in the head in London on Sunday (May 23). The news was revealed on The Taking the Initiative Party’s Facebook page; Johnson is a member of its executive leadership committee. The post read, “It is with great sadness that we inform you that our own Sasha Johnson has sustained a gunshot wound to her head. Sasha has always been actively fighting for black people and the injustices that surround the black community, as well as…

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GEORGE FLOYD’S DEATH 4 Ex-Cops Charged … FEDS SAY THEY VIOLATED HIS CIVIL RIGHTS

8:11 AM PT — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison commends the feds on the indictment of the former officers, calling it “entirely appropriate, particularly now that Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder.” Ellison adds that the State is working hard to present its case against the other 3 defendants later this summer. A federal grand jury has charged Derek Chauvin and the 3 other former Minneapolis PD officers involved in George Floyd‘s arrest with violating his civil rights. J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao appeared Friday via video conference in the U.S. District Court in Minneapolis following…

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TRAVIS SCOTT GETS REAL ABOUT POLICE BRUTALITY

The Hip Hop community showed their approval of the guilty verdict given to Derek Chauvin earlier this week across social media. Speaking to  sources on Wednesday (April 21) Travis Scott was also happy to see justice served, but hopes there’s more progress in the future when it comes to police-community relations. “I mean, we felt, like, that we finally got justice toward some shit that was just very disgusting,” Scott said of the conviction. “You know, for it to take so long to finally catch something like a verdict like this for the things…

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Ferris Wheel Operator Beaten Up By Crowd After Attacking a Black Mother

  A Ferris wheel operator was arrested after he was filmed attacking a Black mother before suffering an assault by a crowd of carnival attendees. The video of the attack went viral this past weekend after it showed a Black woman and children exiting a Ferris wheel at the Opa Locka Hialeah Flea Market. After exiting the ride, the woman said something to the operator before the man lunged to attack her. Shortly after attacking the woman, a crowd of people swarmed to the woman’s aid and began attacking the…

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BLM Co Founder Responds to Allegations of Spending Donations on Herself

  Update 04/16/2021 1:04pm: Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors responded to accusations that she misappropriated donations during an interview with Marc Lamont Hill on Black News Channel (BNC). She denied allegations that her homes and alleged lavish lifestyle were purchased by profiting off of Black death and trauma. She also accused right-wing media of targeting her. “I have never taken a salary from the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation,” Cullors stated. “That’s important because the right-wing media is trying to say donations for BLM went toward my spending.…

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BLM Official Calls for Investigation After Founder Spends $3.2M on Four Homes

The head of Black Lives Matter’s New York City chapter is calling for an investigation into BLM’s co-founder over a series of real estate purchases totaling $3.2 million. BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors reportedly purchased four high-end homes, including a $1.4 million property in the mostly White area of Topanga Canyon in Los Angeles County. Considering the purchases and BLM reportedly bringing in $90 million in donations last year, Hawk Newsome has called for a probe into Cullors’ finances. “If you go around calling yourself a socialist, you have to ask…

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Derek Chauvin’s Trial For The Murder Of George Floyd Will Be Broadcast Live On Television

After weeks of haggling over the charges, venue, juror bias, and juror selection, we have finally arrived at the beginning of the trial of a generation. This morning at 10 am EST, Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill will bang his gavel and the adjudication of Derek Chauvin‘s murder charges for the killing of George Floyd will proceed. Opening statements are set to be heard and it goes without saying that the public interest is higher than possibly any criminal trial of the past, hell…ever. Source: KEREM YUCEL / Getty According to CNN, this is the first…

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