Civil Rights & Social Justice

The last public Confederate statue has been removed from the city of Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy for most of the Civil War.

Attorney General Merrick Garland has announce that 4 current and former Louisville Police officers were arrested in Breonna Taylor's death.

Parents and celebrities are outraged after Sesame Street character “Rosita” ignored two young Black girls at the Sesame Place theme park.

Jussie Smollett has been sentenced to 150 days in jail and ordered to pay $120,106 in restitution along with a personal fine of $25,000 to the city of Chicago. Following a highly publicized trial which concluded that the former Empire star staged a homophobic, raced-based attack back in 2019, the actor will also have to serve 30 […]

Former Miami Dolphins Head Coach, Brian Flores has sued the NFL and three teams including the Miami Dolphins, Denver broncos and New York Giants. The 58 page lawsuit was filed in Manhattan federal court Tuesday, seeking class-action status. Flores admits that Bill Belichick, under whom Flores worked for 10 years in New England, sent him […]

The three white men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery, a 25 yr-old black man jogging in a Brunswick, GA. neighborhood, were sentenced Friday to life in prison. The life sentences for Travis McMichael, who fatally shot Arbery, and his father, Gregory McMichael, do not carry the possibility of parole. Their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan will be eligible […]

Esteemed academic and author, Michael Eric Dyson, spoke on “TMZ Live” over the hot-button issue of Critical Race Theory that is quite literally swinging elections, like it did in the state of Virginia but, folks seem to be misinformed about the topic. See story here

Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos is expressing regrets about his handling of Dave Chapelle’s special ‘The Closer’ and says he should have showed more humanity toward his staff but still stands by Netflix’s decision to stream the controversial act. In an interview with Variety, Sarandos acknowledged that a group of employees were “definitely feeling pain and […]

Dave Chappelle’s new stand up “The Closer” is still catching heat from the LGBTQ+ community but Flame Monroe, a Black trans comic says she’s not in favor of taking Dave’s new Netflix special down because in the world of comedy, nothing is off-limits and she simply doesn’t believe in censoring standups. See story here  

Jon Gruden, head coach for the Las Vegas Raiders, resigned  shortly after the New York Times reported and unveiled racist, anti-gay and misogynistic emails that spanned a decade. The report included a racist comment about NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith and vulgar criticism of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. The emails were discovered during […]

According to the L.A. County District Attorney, over 58,000 marijuana convictions dating back 30 years will be dismissed in Los Angeles County now that marijuana has been made legal in the state. District Attorney George Gascón stated: “Dismissing these convictions means the possibility of a better future to thousands of disenfranchised people who are receiving […]

Crews have removed the Robert E. Lee statue, one of the largest remaining monuments to the Confederacy in the United States, from Monument Avenue Wednesday morning. After a year of major protests and demands for all representation of oppression to be taken down….finally the 13-ton, bronze likeness of Lee on a horse was hoisted off its […]