Philando Castile

Minnesota Police Officer Who Shot Philando Castile Found Not Guilty

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Jeronimo Yanez, the former Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop was acquitted on all charges by a jury Friday. Yanez also was acquitted of two counts of intentional discharge of firearm that endangers safety. Philando Castile, 32, was shot...

#MannequinChallenge: #MannequinChallenge Gets Black Lives Matter Spin

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The #MannequinChallenge is the internet’s newest viral sensation. What started out with high school students having fun with poses, has now escalated to celebrities and athletes posing to music. Even Hillary Clinton got in on it the day before the election. But actress Simone Shepherd...

Henry Rollins: “White Americans Couldn’t Handle What Black Americans Go Through”

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In his recent L.A. Weekly column, Henry Rollins spoke about the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling. One thing that Rollins made evident in this article, was the privilege that goes hand in hand with being a white male, as well as the fact that...

Can We Be Honest? Everybody With A Voice Doesn’t Need To Speak On The #BlackLivesMatter Movement

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A celebrity does not a role model make. Let me say that again, a celebrity does not a role model make. Despite the constant pressure put on entertainers to use their platform to address societal ills, can I be honest? Everybody with one million-plus Instagram...

#Asians4BlackLives: Young Asian Americans Are Standing In Solidarity With Black Americans

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Asians need to own this horror—own that our community has been complicit in the terrible toll on black America. https://t.co/OKqFMigTUF — Jeff Yang (@originalspin) July 7, 2016 1. We have eaten of America's fear and hatred of blackness. It's in the air we breathe. It's...

After Tweeting #AllLivesMatter Jennifer Lopez Deserves No More Passes

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She should've never been forgiven for using the n-word back in 2001.