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WATCH: Whoopi Goldberg Slams Black Lives Matter Activist DeRay McKesson Over his ‘Planet of the Apes’ Racism Claim

Whoopi Goldberg was among many who thought Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson took things a bit too far by accusing filmmakers behind “War for the Plant of the Apes” of invoking his image by dressing one of the apes in a blue vest similar to one he often wears.

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Black Lives Matter Leaders Sued Over Baton Rouge Police Shooting That Left Three Officers Dead

A police officer wounded in a shooting rampage in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, last year that left three officers dead sued Black Lives Matter movement leaders on Friday, accusing them of inciting violence that spurred the attack. (more…)

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Ice Cube Educates “Real Time” Host Bill Maher on the N-Word: ‘That’s Our Word Now. And You Can’t Have It Back.’

The legendary rapper sat down with the comedian on ‘Real Time’ to teach him a thing or two about racism and the legacy of the n-word. Maher looked stunned. (more…)

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A Few Liberal Seminaries Start to Engage With the Black Lives Matter Movement by Launching Courses

Veora Layton-Robinson, a student in her final year at New York Theological Seminary, had signed up for a full load of courses when she decided to add one more: a class on Black Lives Matter. (more…)

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Washington Post Reporter, Wesley Lowery, Releases New Book, “They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement”

“They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement” is more than just a compilation of the circumstances that sparked a racial justice movement that was broadcast on social media before it hit TV screens and the front pages of newspapers. (more…)

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Baton Rouge Officials Pay $100,000 in Compensation to Protesters Who Were Arrested After Alton Sterling’s Death

Baton Rouge officials have paid out approximately $100,000 to Black Lives Matter protesters who were arrested in July. (more…)

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Black Lives Matter Activist DeRay McKesson Talks About Colin Kaepernick, BLM, Progress and The Future at Forbes’ Under 30 Summit

DeRay McKesson, civil rights activist and frequent public face of the Black Lives Matter movement, spoke to attendees of FORBES’ Under 30 Summit in Boston Tuesday morning about racial justice and political activism. In a conversation moderated by Adam Foss, founder of legal nonprofit Prosecutor Integrity, McKesson touched on an

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29-Year-Old Ferguson Activist Darren Seals Found Shot to Death in Burning Car

When Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer two years ago in Ferguson, Mo., Darren Seals was one of the most vocal activists leading protests across the city. He rallied a boycott of Democratic candidates in local elections after he said they failed to protect black

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Black Lives Matter Activist DeRay McKesson Files Class-Action Lawsuit Against City of Baton Rouge Over July Arrests

Prominent Black Lives Matter activist, DeRay McKesson has filed suit against the city of Baton Rouge and police officials over his July 9th arrest. According to The Associated Press, the lawsuit claims that police acted in a “militarized and aggressive manner” while detaining him in a protest against the shooting

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Black Lives Matter Leader DeRay Mckesson Warns Hillary Clinton that Protesters Will be Present at DNC Convention in August

A leader of the Black Lives Matter movement warns that activists are prepared to protest the platform at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next month, citing the congressional sit-in on the House floor last week over gun control as a possible model. (more…)

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DeRay Mckesson talks to media after being released from jail in Baton Rouge, La., on Sunday. (Max Becherer/Associated Press)

Black Lives Matter Leader, DeRay Mckesson, Released After Being Arrested While Protesting in Baton Rouge

DeRay Mckesson, one of the best known voices for the Black Lives Matter movement, was among hundreds of people arrested at weekend demonstrations across the country. He spent 16 hours in a Baton Rouge jail cell until he was released Sunday afternoon, vowing to continue demonstrating because he was convinced

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