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College Students Make Fun Of 'Black Lives Matter' In Blackface Snapchats

ByEleanor Harmsworth
Four students at the University of North Dakota poked fun at the Black Lives Matter movement by covering their faces in black face masks and captioning the photo "Black lives matter." In the racist photo posted to Snapchat, three girls and one boy…

Most Young White People Now Support Black Lives Matter, But There's A Catch

ByJohn Haltiwanger
A majority of young white people are now supportive of Black Lives Matter and its efforts to address police brutality, according to a new GenForward poll. The GenForward survey was conducted by the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago in…

The NRA Called Black Lives Matter Racist, Here's Why It's So Wrong

ByMarquaysa Battle
Black Lives Matter is under fire again. Because Monday. The National Rifle Association (NRA), a non-profit organization that fights for gun rights in the United States, accused the civil rights organization of promoting "racial hatred" in a segment…

Young People And BLM Activists Are Changing Their Minds About Hillary

ByJohn Haltiwanger
It looks like Hillary Clinton is finally winning over more young voters, as well as prominent Black Lives Matter activists, with less than two weeks until the election. This is a big deal. Throughout this election cycle, Clinton has struggled to…

Family Perfectly Responds To Cop's Rant About Black Lives Matter Sign

ByAlexandra Svokos
The Cox family had a great response to police calling for a boycott of their farm after a family member posted a Black Lives Matter sign in a window. Cox Farms in Centreville, Virginia runs a popular fall festival with tractor rides and pumpkin…

Black Lives Matter Is Giving The Best Mother's Day Present To Women In Jail

ByJoseph Milord
Groups affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement are giving a huge Mother's Day gift to women in jail: freedom. A group of organizations including Southerners on New Ground, the Movement for Black Lives, Color Of Change has raised over…

Protesters Replace Forever 21 Display With 'Black Lives Matter' T-Shirts

ByEmily Arata
On Saturday, the pastel and lace clothes usually covering the mannequins of Forever 21 in New York City's Union Square were hidden by dark t-shirts reading, "Black Lives Matter." The shirts, placed in the store's window as part of a vigilante…

Law Professor Shuts Down Students Who Criticized His Black Lives Matter Shirt

ByKelli Boyle
The Black Lives Matter movement is all about justice for black citizens nationwide who have been affected by police brutality in the US. It's completely, totally 100 percent about the plight of black people, but some people (who are not black --…

Hillary Clinton Discusses Black Lives Matter With Several Activists (Video)

BySean Levinson
Hillary Clinton spoke with three representatives of the Black Lives Matter movement last week about several race-related issues. According to New York magazine, members of the Massachusetts-based group intended to interrupt a forum on substance…

The Weeknd Just Made A Major Donation To The Black Lives Matter Movement

ByAnna Menta
The Weeknd is using his money to help causes he believes in. On Wednesday, the 26-year-old singer announced he was donating $250,000 to the Black Lives Matter Network, according to a report from the AP. The organization was founded in 2012 after the…

MLB Player Wants 'Pathetic' Black Lives Matter 'Animals' Put Behind Bars

ByAdam Silvers
I'm a pretty big baseball fan, but up until this morning I had no idea who Steve Clevenger was. Steve Clevenger is a back-up catcher for the Seattle Mariners, and if his recent tweets are any indication, he's also a racist piece of shit. On…

I'm Black And This Is How I Feel About The Dallas 'White Lives Matter' Protest

ByTaylor Allen
I've never felt more mocked than when I heard about the "White Lives Matter" protest held in Dallas on Sunday, July 17. This is just another example of people belittling a staggering problem that exists in this country. It's even worse than “All…

Hundreds Of People In NYC Are Protesting For The Black Lives Matter Movement

ByKelli Boyle
As I walked out of my office and approached 5th Avenue today at 6 pm, I came upon hundreds of peaceful protesters marching in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. The march comes less than 24 hours after Philando Castile was shot and…

A Dunkin' Donuts Employee Wrote 'Black Lives Matter' On A Cop's Cup

BySean Levinson
Dunkin' Donuts apologized for the behavior of an employee who reportedly wrote #blacklivesmatter on a police officer's coffee cup. According to Boston.com, the officer was buying coffee at a Dunkin Donuts in Providence, Rhode Island at around 3 pm…

Kendall Jenner Straight-Up Exploits A Black Lives Matter Moment For Pepsi Ad

ByRobert Anthony
If I told you Kendall Jenner were "woke," would you believe me? The 21-year-old supermodel recently appeared in an ad for Pepsi, and a vast majority of those who've seen the commercial wouldn't believe me for a second. No, Kim, you stop. People are…

Black Lives Matter Activist DeRay Mckesson Launches Bid For Baltimore Mayor

ByStacey Leasca
Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson is putting his money where his mouth is and is officially running for mayor of Baltimore. The 30-year-old from Baltimore, who first became a leader within the movement on social media during protests in…

Samira Wiley Explains How That 'OITNB' Spoiler Reflects Black Lives Matter

ByAnna Menta
WARNING: In case you missed it from the headline, this post contains major spoilers for the end of season four of "Orange Is the New Black." By now, you've either seen the end of the new "Orange Is the New Black" season, or you know the big spoiler…

This Photo Of A BLM Protester In A Dress Is Going Viral For A Powerful Reason

ByAlexandra Svokos
A photo of a woman facing armored police officers during a protest against police brutality is going viral, and it's easy to see why. The picture is stunning, capturing a powerful moment between nurse and mother Ieshia L. Evans, and the police she…

This Is What It Feels Like To Join The Black Lives Matter Movement In Tulsa

ByEzekiel Wariboko
I find myself between the states of anger and disbelief. I shift around the numbness of accepting that another unarmed black man has been gunned down, to the anger of the support the murderer is getting, to the disbelief that something like this…

People Are Furious Over The Black Lives Matter Joke On This Restaurant's Sign

ByAlec MacDonald
Paisano's, an Italian restaurant in New Mexico, caused a stir after it put up the sign below in order to advertise its tapenade: OK, obviously one restaurant that may or may not give you diarrhea's sign is not the end of the world. But it's…

Michael Jordan Just Did Something Huge For The Black Lives Matter Movement

ByAdam Silvers
From athletes to political activists, everyone is speaking out on the recent violence that has befallen the United States of America. Now, it's NBA legend Michael Jordan's turn. Earlier today, Jordan made a powerful statement addressing the…

A White Navy Vet Kneeled In A Black Lives Matter Shirt And Everyone Lost It

ByAdam Silvers
In the aftermath of the shootings of Terrence Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott, two unarmed black men, hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets and to social media to protest police brutality against the African-American…

Why Saying 'All Lives Matter' Isn't Effective, Just Embarrassing

ByGeena Goozdich
Ignorance is the death of peace. Pretending that a problem doesn’t exist, watering it down or sugar coating it is never the answer to fixing it. Silencing people who care about an issue will only draw our society back and inhibit our movement…

Twitter Is Pissed AF About How 'Clown Lives Matter' Is Actually A Thing

ByHope Schreiber
I hate people. I hate people so much. At first, I hated people who dressed up as creepy clowns to scare their neighbors as some part of "clown hoax" that is currently sweeping the nation. Some of them are even chasing kids with knives. Like, get a…

Here's A Story To Tell People Who Keep Saying 'All Lives Matter'

ByJulie Wheaton
I took my kids to the county fair today and came across the coolest critter named Bob, the tortoise. Normally the petting zoo area of the county fair is for the kids, but I prefer to think of it as an opportunity for anyone to get up close and…

Ben & Jerry's Speaks Up For Black Lives, Inspires Genius New Ice Cream Flavors

ByJohn Haltiwanger
Ben & Jerry's is famous for coming up with cleverly named -- and delicious -- ice cream flavors. But on Thursday it made headlines for coming out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. All lives do matter. But all lives will not matter until…

A 'White Lives Matter' Protest Was Held In Downtown Dallas

ByJoseph Milord
A small "White Lives Matter" protest was held by a group of 20 people on Sunday in Downtown Dallas, the CBS Dallas affiliate reports. The protest was peaceful and occurred under the watch of two police officers. Scenes of the protest were captured…

Why America Needs To Value Black Lives Beyond The Scope Of Sports

ByMichael Krisher
On April 30, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted Jameis Winston of Florida State University as the number one pick in the National Football League (NFL) draft. Over the next few hours, 31 more young men would have their dreams fulfilled as they learned…

Giuliani Says He 'Saved More Black Lives' Than Beyoncé After Her VMAs Medley

ByTim McGovern
Beyoncé absolutely slayed at last night's VMAs and that's an unequivocal fact so yeah -- bow down, bitches. Well, apparently you can't win everyone's approval because Rudy Giuliani intensely shaded her "Lemonade" medley, calling her message that…

Powerful Video Compares The Lives Of Black And White People

ByGillian Fuller
In Brave New Films' latest video, "Racism Is Real," we follow the lives of two adults through identical scenarios. The catch: One of the adults is white, the other, black. The video's goal is to illustrate how pervasive racism continues to be even…

I'm A Black Man And I Refuse To Let A Donald Trump Win Defeat Me

ByShaun Brown
It's been about a week since America elected Donald Trump as its President-elect. As I sit inside this eclectic internet cafe in Northwest Washington DC, I feel a sense of normalcy for the first time in the last 48 hours. People seem to be cheerful,…

Why Tyra Banks In 'Life Size' Was So Important For Black Girls

ByMarquaysa Battle
Tyra Banks is an OG supermodel and icon with a long list of accomplishments. She started and hosted "America's Next Top Model," she's a Victoria's Secret alum, owns Tyra Beauty and more. It's easy to forget she once played the fierce and fabulous…

I'm Not African-American, I'm Black: Why Racial Labels Matter

ByBrionna Renee
Through the eyes of many, life is black and white with very little gray area. This perspective speaks volumes of American society when it comes to understanding there is much more to life than what's on the surface. From the N-word to Negros,…

It Doesn't Matter If Jordan Edwards Was A Good Student When Police Killed Him

ByJoseph Milord
Jordan Edwards was just an innocent teenager who was sitting in the passenger seat of a car driving away from police on Saturday night. Nevertheless, Edwards still ended up dying in front of his brother's eyes after an officer fired at the car,…

What White Liberals Angry At #BlackLivesMatter Are Getting All Wrong

ByAlexia LaFata
On July 18, at the Netroots Nation, the progressive conference held in Phoenix, Arizona, Black Lives Matter activists interrupted a town hall meeting with Martin O'Malley and Bernie Sanders and criticized their campaigns for not adequately…

Wait...Donald Trump Just Said He 'Can Relate' To Challenges Black People Face

ByAlexandra Svokos
Presumed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who's lied in at least 76 percent of his fact-checked statements, according to Politifact, said he "can relate" to the experiences of black people in America. Trump told Bill O'Reilly, who's…

Black Parkland Students Are Speaking Out About Being "Thoroughly Underrepresented"

ByJoseph Milord
In the aftermath of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students from the school have been the subject of a nationally televised town hall, the cover of magazines, a nationwide march, and primetime news…

Why #BlackGirlMagic Makes Me Proud To Be A Black Woman In 2016

ByNiki McGloster
In case you haven't noticed, black women are having a major moment. Over the last few years, black women have claimed the spotlight in sports, entertainment and tech industries. In celebration of their efforts, a woman named CaShawn Thompson coined…

7 Reasons Why Drama Queens Lead Bigger, Better And Bolder Lives

ByZara Barrie
I can't quite put my black nail polish-adorned finger on the very moment I came to the disheartening realization that the term “Drama Queen” attained a negative connotation within the social context of our culture. See, I emerged from the womb of a…

Why The 'Meaning Of Life' Doesn't Really Matter

ByPaul Hudson
The longer I live, the more amazed I am by the universe and life itself. Most of us have a certain understanding of the fragility of life, but few of us take the time to consider — likely due to the lack of information or interest in finding the…

9 Things Insecure People Do That Ruin Their Lives

ByPaul Hudson
Insecurity is the dumbest thing that we all feel. Every person in the world has something he or she is insecure about – even if only slightly. Well, some of the less mentally stable may have issues with shame, guilt and empathy, but the average…

This Guy Switched Lives With His Dog And The Results Are Hilarious

ByRobert Anthony
If you ever owned dogs, or any pets for that matter, there's a big chance that you've wished you could trade lives with them. There's just something so envy-inducing about the fact that they get to lie around and chill all day while we slave away at…

Dear White People, 9 Things Not To Say To Your Black Friends

ByAshley Thomas
In an attempt to begin fulfilling my social obligations to my generation, I'd like to provide a few statements that when said, make you sound racist. Yes, and that's whether you realize it or not. Here are nine things that give off the impression…

Why Are Our Real Lives And Our Instagram Lives Totally Different? (Video)

ByTyler Gildin
If someone goes to the gym and doesn't Instagram a gym selfie, did that person really go to the gym? Let's face it, we all go out of our way to make our lives look more glamorous on Instagram. The app has essentially become our generation's way of…

Kaepernick, Trump And The History Of White People Punishing Black Protestors

ByTiffanie Drayton
There is no shortage of examples of black people being targeted and terrorized for their non-violent efforts against racism and inequality, and now we can add our own president to the list of instigators. Earlier this week, while talking to a crowd…

This Is The Problem With Using MLK Quotes To Silence #BlackLivesMatter

ByJenna Graham
Martin Luther King's legacy has always been manipulated by education systems and the media to fit a narrative that makes non black people feel comfortable. We've been spoon fed this idea that no matter how abused we are, no how many of us are killed…

The Upsetting Reason Cancer Survivors Have Trouble With Sex, According To Science

ByCandice Jalili
As if having cancer as a child (or in general) isn't horrible enough, researchers have found the treatments for it can have lasting effects on survivors' social interactions as they get older. And some of these social interactions include the…

Why Black Women Will Always Have A Love-Hate Relationship With Black Men

ByMarquaysa Battle
Dave Chappelle was my all-time hero. I spent many a' summer nights eating burgers while glued to the my dad's couch, watching re-runs of "Chappelle's Show." It was our family thing. The black Klansmen skit was our favorite, and still makes me…

So Many People Showed Up For March For Our Lives & The Photos Are Astounding

ByLizzy Rosenberg
If you haven't already heard about March For Our Lives, you're missing out on a demonstration for the books. Gun violence is an incredibly prevalent societal issue, and working to persuade Congress to change gun regulations is basically vital at…

Reporter Says 'Black Culture' Is Reason For Teen's Arrest At SC School

BySean Levinson
A political pundit ignited a furious argument when she claimed the Black Lives Matter movement was responsible for a police officer manhandling a student in South Carolina. Houston's FOX 26 featured Quanell X, a black activist, and Angela Box, a…