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White Liberal Tears and Racism in Seattle After Teachers Wear ‘Black Lives Matter’ T-Shirts

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CHARLOTTE, NC – SEPTEMBER 25: A young boy eats a donut as he walks with demonstrators down a street outside of Bank of America Stadium before an NFL football game between the Charlotte Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings September 25, 2016 in Charlotte, NC. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

Last October, teachers in the Seattle Public Schools district planned a Black Lives Matter in the Seattle Public Schools event that consisted of wearing t-shirts with the slogan printed on them, despite the fact that a similar effort at Seattle’s John Muir Elementary in September was met with criticism, hate mail and threats of violence.

Kevin Durant to Opt-Out of Player Option, Re-Sign With Golden State

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Kevin Durant (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Kevin Durant is reportedly planning to opt-out of his player option with the Golden State Warriors for the 2017-2018 season and become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, but he will still sign and stay on with the team that he won his first ever NBA championship with.

Supreme Court Ruling on Trademarks Means Redskins Will Likely Keep Their Offensive Name

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Members of the Asian-American rock band “The Slants” (Anthony Pidgeon/Getty Images)

The United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that the government cannot refuse to register a trademark because some may find the trademarked words offensive, saying that the disparagement clause of the copyright law is not an anti-discrimination clause, but rather a “happy-talk” clause.

Warner Bros Developing a Film Based on Mike Brown’s Shooting

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Mike Brown via Twitter

Michael Brown was just 18 years old when he was gunned down in Ferguson, Mo., by white police officer Darren Wilson in August 2014. His death became a focal point in the Movement for Black lives, and now Hollywood studio Warner Bros. has a project in development to tell his story on the big screen.

Read “Mike Brown Movie Based On His Mother’s Memoir in the Works At Warner Bros

‘Father’s Day Bail Out’ Will Reunite Incarcerated Black Fathers With Their Families

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Typical Prison Cell Bars (iStock)

Color of Change and the Movement for Black Lives are joining local grassroots organizers to reunite incarcerated Black fathers with their families and highlight the inhumanity inherent in the cash bail system by bailing out Black fathers who would otherwise spend their Father’s Day in jail because they cannot afford bail.

Read “Color of Change, Movement for Black Lives Join National Father’s Bail Out Day

Law Enforcement Agencies in Texas Must Report Shootings or Face Fines

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Starting in September, any Texas law enforcement agency that does not report a police shooting to the state attorney general within the allowed 30-day period could be fined $1,000 per day, and if they commit that same infraction twice within a five year period, that penalty goes up to $10,000 followed by $1,000 per day until the report is filed.

Read “Texas Governor Signs Bill Enforcing the Reporting of Police Shootings Into Law

Woman Dragged Half-Naked Down Airplane Aisle By Emergency Workers

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A woman who experienced medical distress shortly after entering an airplane bathroom was reportedly dragged partially clothed down the aisle of the crowded commercial airline, much to the horror of other passengers, so that EMTs could render medical aid to her outside the plane.

Read “Dying Woman Dragged Half-Naked Down Crowded Airplane Aisle By Emergency Workers

Black Lives Matter Chicago Files Lawsuit Seeking Federal Oversight of Police Department

Black Lives Matter - Chicago

CHICAGO, IL – NOVEMBER 25: Demonstrators confront police during a protest over the death of Laquan McDonald on November 25, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Lawyers for Black Lives Matter Chicago and other community groups filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday, accusing Mayor Rahm Emanuel of trying to cut “a back-room deal” with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and demanding federal oversight of the city’s police department.

Read “Black Lives Matter Chicago Files Lawsuit Demanding Federal Oversight of City’s Police Department

ACLU Sues Georgia School Board

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A lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union in Georgia alleges that the Crisp County Board of Education and the county election supervisor violated section 2 of the federal Voting Rights Act by denying Black voters an equal opportunity to participate in the political process through its at-large method of electing Board of Education members.

Read “ACLU Lawsuit Alleges Board of Education in Georgia Disenfranchised Black Voters in School Board Selection Process

Karrueche Tran Granted A 5-Year Restraining Order Against Chris Brown

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Karrueche Tran (L) and Chris Brown (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

Let the relationship between Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran be an object lesson in what not to do when you break up with someone, because let’s be honest: Chris Brown terrorized this girl all over social media, and it wasn’t cute or funny in the least. A judge has granted Tran a 5-year restraining order against Brown to keep her safe.

Read “Karrueche Tran Gets 5-Year Restraining Order Against Creepy Ex-Boyfriend Chris Brown

ICE Detains Teen Hours Before His Senior Prom

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Diego Puma Macancela, 19. (Courtesy of the family’s lawyers at Neighbors Link)

Puma Macancela was taken to a detention facility in New Jersey. Rosa Ines Macancela Vazquez, his undocumented Ecuadoran immigrant mother who entered the United States illegally with him two years ago, is being held at Orange County Correctional Facility in Goshen, N.Y.

Read “ICE Picks Up Teen Hours Before His Senior Prom, Days Before His High School Graduation

#EbonyOwes: Writers Union to Ebony: Pay Like You Weigh

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Ebony Magazine’s March 2017 cover

What happens when Ebony Magazine promises over and over again that it’s going to pay its freelance writers ‘soon,’ but reportedly throws an expensive Super Bowl party in Houston and hosts a lavish company event in Los Angeles with money that was initially earmarked to pay said freelancers? A union steps in and tells them they need to put up or shut up.

Read “Writers Union to Ebony Magazine: Pay Like You Weigh #EbonyOwes

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