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Jesse Williams speaks out against racism, up for Black people at the 2016 BET Awards

The 2016 BET Awards honored Jesse Williams with a Humanitarian Award and his speech showed why he deserved it. Williams is more than just the actor who plays Dr. Jackson Avery on the TV medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. He’s also a very outspoken activist for justice and equality; particularly involving the black community. In a press release about Williams receiving the award BET stated, “Williams uses his celebrity platform to shine a light on the injustices of our society and became an outspoken advocate of the Black Lives Matter movement.” Williams accepted the award then acknowledged his parents and wife...

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RZA is Hypocritical, Wrong, and Dangerous on Police Brutality and Black Fashion

If you put a camera in someone’s face, you never know what you’ll get. RZA has long been respected in Hip Hop and music for his position at the head of the Wu Tang Clan. That respect is being tested after RZA made some very controversial remarks in a Bloomberg interview when questioned about the Black Lives Matter movement. “When you think about some of the brothers who are being brutalized by the police, you also got to have them take a look, and us take a look , in the mirror, at the image we portray. If I’m a...

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5 Tips On How To Follow Local Elections

From the time you wake up to the time you go to sleep you will most likely have been exposed in some way, shape, or form to information regarding the presidential election candidates. Presidential elections get the majority of the news coverage. It’s the big show, the spectacle that everyone wants to see. The race for the United States presidency is even watched by people in foreign countries. It’s an important and very high-profile position so it’s no wonder that this is the case. There’s no doubt that the national and major elections are important. There’s no denying that the...

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Coming Out As Gay Experiment gets YouTuber spit in his face

YouTuber, Alan Sinclair also known by the channel name Will Is Everything, hits the campus of a university for a social experiment. Although he is not gay, he comes out to strangers to get their reaction. Although the majority of reactions shown were positive, one person literally spits in his face. The good news is, there were far more good reactions in the video. Some even recognized the plight of the stranger before them and attempted to be there for him – one went so far as to offer to walk with him to the LBGT resource center on campus....

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Taylor Swift Gets Apple Music To Pay Indies During Trial but Don’t Thank Them

The buzz in music industry circles is that the streaming service Apple Music wasn’t going to pay Indie artists any royalties during the 3-month free trial it gives to new users. Apple, Inc., the company with over $200 billion cash money in the bank was going to make independent artists build Apple Music for them for free. “A leaked Apple Music contract surfaced last week containing details about how it plans to compensate indie labels for music streamed during the trial period. According to the document Apple won’t pay royalties to independent music labels — or unsigned artists, we’d imagine...