Dane IsaacTrey Songz cries out “How many mothers have to cry? How many brothers gotta die?” on his powerful new single, “.” “How many more times?/ How many more marches?/ How many more signs?/ How many more lives?/ How many more times?” the R&B singer croons. Trey decided to open up like he never has before to highlight […]

Oleksii Liskonih/iStockBy TENZIN SHAKYA, ABC NEWS(FERGUSON, Mo.) — As thousands protest around the country — and around the world — for George Floyd, the black man killed by police who’s become synonymous with a fight for justice and against police brutality and systemic racism, the first black female mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, opened up about […]

John Lamparski/Getty ImagesD Smoke kicked off Billboard’s Black Music Month playlist with his A Piece of Mine 2020 playlist to soothe the heartache placed upon the black community due to the recent tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and so many others. The Rhythm + Flow winner plans to “give hope and inspire strength” with a playlist featuring songs by Stevie Wonder, Outkast’s […]

ABC/Lou RoccoActor John Boyega was overcome with emotion as he gave a powerful speech during a protest in London on Wednesday held following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. The UK actor spoke out against racial injustice to a crowd in London’s famed Hyde Park, after a peaceful march with Black Lives Matter protesters. “Black lives have always mattered,” […]

Durham, N.C., Police Chief Cerlelyn “CJ” Davis appears on “Good Morning America” on June 3, 2020. – (ABC News)By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News (NEW YORK) — The head of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives called for “sweeping changes and police reform” as she reacted to the nationwide protests taking place over the […]

marvinh/iStockBy CHRIS LUMSDEN, ABC News(ATLANTA) — Twenty-five students received the surprise of a lifetime on their front doorsteps when they learned they had been accepted into a prestigious program at Harvard University. The Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project usually has a grand surprise ceremony to reveal all of the students accepted into the program each […]

ABC/Paula LoboFollowing the death of George Floyd, who died after a white police officer was filmed kneeling on his neck, protests against police brutality have erupted across the nation.  Keke Palmer marched in solidarity in Hollywood on Tuesday, where she was filmed imploring members of the National Guard to join the Black Lives Matter movement. In a video shared by […]

iluhanos/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — LGBTQ advocates are calling for a full investigation and accountability into the shooting death of a black trans man by a police officer in Tallahassee, Florida, last week. The Tallahassee Police Department said an officer was responding to a deadly stabbing incident on May 27 when they […]

Def Jam RecordingsOn social media, Big Sean has opened about his experience as a black man in America, after protesting with the Black Lives Matter movement in response to the death of George Floyd. “Justice has to be served. Period,” the Detroit rapper said in a video posted on his Instagram and Twitter.  “And if it’s not, I don’t think things […]

Courtesy Kris Shelby (WASHINGTON) — BY: CATHERINE THORBECKE A black business owner in Atlanta who was preparing to reopen his shop after the coronavirus pandemic shuttered it for months said he lost everything when it was looted amid protests over the killing of George Floyd. “All my money, I had I put into the store,” […]

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