Utah School Faces Backlash For Letting Parents Opt Out of Black History Month Lessons

The Maria Montessori Academy recently reversed the decision and will instruct the Black History Month curriculum. The Maria Montessori Academy… Read More

February 8, 2021

Hot 97 Fires Pasquale “Paddy Duke” Raucci After Learning of Involvement in Yusuf Hawkins Killing

Raucci was featured in the recently released HBO documentary on the Hawkins murder. Pasquale "Paddy Duke" Raucci has been terminated… Read More

August 23, 2020

Watch SOL Development’s Powerful Ode to Oakland and Black Lives With “Helicopter” Video [Premiere]

Oakland hip-hop group SOL Development released the music video for their latest single "Helicopter,"a stunning visual homage to their hometown, its… Read More

June 9, 2018

In Memoriam: Okayplayer Honors Those Who Fell To Police Violence In 2016

If 2012 and 2013 were defined by the death of Trayvon Martin and the devastating (albeit, unsurprising) acquittal of his… Read More

December 27, 2016

Election Day 2016: Common, the White House + the Black Imagination

How the White House functions for black America in the past eight years has always fascinated me. It can serve… Read More

November 8, 2016

Watch Opal Tometi A Co-Founder Of #BlackLivesMatter Speak At The UN

Following the end of WWII, the United Nations was established. A range of people who had been oppressed, indigenous people… Read More

July 23, 2016

Seeing Black & Blue: Why David Clarke Jr. Is Problematic

Plagiarism scandals, pranks from the likes of Eric Andre and Stephen Colbert and Donald Trump officially becoming the GOP nominee… Read More

July 21, 2016

‘Easy Level Life’ Is A Video Game For #BlackLivesMatter

Seldomly do video games provide commentary on race issues in America. One of the main reasons I enjoyed Grand Theft Auto:… Read More

July 15, 2016

But Why’d You Have To Name It That? Gucci Mane Will Headline ‘All Lives Matter’ Concert

Why Gucci? Why? Most of us welcomed Gucci Mane back from jail with open arms. But he hath forsaken us,… Read More

July 14, 2016

Starbucks Customers Using Black Lives Matter As A Name

Protests can take many, many forms: marches, petitions, sit-ins — even the name you provide a Starbucks barista can be used… Read More

July 13, 2016

Minneapolis Cops Leave WNBA Game Over BLM Shirt

Four Minneapolis cops walked off from a basketball game between the Minnesota Lynx and Dallas Wings this past Saturday, when… Read More

July 12, 2016

Miguel Cries Onstage Addressing US Police Violence

This past week Miguel tearfully addressed the police violence occurring in the United States during his Wireless Festival performance. The singer… Read More

July 11, 2016

Peaceful Protest: New York Came Out For Alton Sterling & Philando Castile

Protests and rallies have become more prominent with the fatal police brutality incidents that have occurred in recent years, and… Read More

July 8, 2016

The Day After Dallas, #BlackLivesMatter More Than Ever

This picture was tweeted from the Dallas PD's twitter account, just before the shooting started. #BlackLivesMatter Is Not Anti-Cop A… Read More

July 8, 2016

Less Than 24 Hours After Alton Sterling Shooting, Another Black Man Is Killed By Police

Update: A Facebook live video of Lavish Reynolds has since popped up following the aftermath of the Philando Castile shooting. Here,… Read More

July 7, 2016

Bear Witness: Alton Sterling & Why We #SayTheirNames

UPDATE: In Alton Sterling's untimely passing it's easy to feel helpless. But you can play a small part in one of… Read More

July 6, 2016