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NFL Commits $250M To Battle Systemic Racism
The NFL is putting their money where their mouth is in further support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Louisville Passes "Breonna's Law"; Bans "No Knock" Warrants
The Louisville City Council voted unanimously on June 11 to ban "no knock" warrants in a new ordinance called "Breonna's Law."
Starbucks Reveals New "Black Lives Matter" Shirts
Following the backlash after their leaked memo on prohibiting Black Lives Matter attire worn by its employees, Starbucks has now revealed a new co-designed BLM t-shirt.
Atlanta Man Fatally Shot In Wendy's Drive-Thru By Police
Atlanta resident Rayshard Brooks was reportedly shot and killed by police on June 12 during a struggle with officers in a Wendy's drive-thru line.
NFL Commissioner Says Team Should Sign Colin Kaepernick
After speaking to ESPN NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that he would support and encourage teams interested in signing Colin Kaepernick.
Hanging Deaths Of Two Black Men Spur Demands For Probes
Two hangings deaths of Black men in separate incidents in California are causing skepticism about what really happened to them after they were found weeks apart.
Celebrate Juneteenth with BET's Freedom Day Marathon
Spend Juneteenth watching inspirational movies, shows and social justice commentaries, featuring "Race," "Marshall," "Do the Right Thing" and the BET premiere of "Selma."
Netflix CEO Donates $120M To Atlanta HBCUs And UNCF
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and Patty Quillin made history with the single-largest individual donations to fund scholarships at historically Black colleges and universities.
Aunt Jemima Gets Name Change After Years Of Racist Imagery
After 131 years of using racist imagery, Quaker Oats, the company that owns Aunt Jemima, announced the brand is getting a name change.
Rayshard Brooks Shooting: DA Announces Murder Charges
Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard has charged Garrett Rolfe, the former Atlanta police officer who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks, with felony murder.
Juneteenth 2020: 7 Things to Know About June 19th
It's the oldest nationally-celebrated commemoration of the abolishment of slavery.
BET Remembers Rayshard Brooks
Join BET in remembering Rayshard Brooks, a Black man who was killed by police outside of an Atlanta Wendy's, with live coverage of his funeral service tomorrow at 1/12c.
BET Awards '20: International Global Good Recipient Winner
French activist Assa Traor has been announced as the 2020 BET International Global Good recipient by BET International Networks.
Georgia Signs Hate Crime Bill After Ahmaud Arbery Killing
On June 26, Kemp stood in front of lawmakers at the State Capital to sign the new bill which received largely bipartisan support.
Cam Newton Signs With New England Patriots
Following the departure of six-time Super Bowl champion QB Tom Brady, the New England Patriots have signed former Carolina Panthers MVP Cam Newton to fill his cleats.
NBA Players To Put Social Justice Messages On Jerseys
NBA players who choose to play in the reopening of the 2019-2020 season will have the option to exchange the names on the backs of their jerseys with social justice messages.
Black Officer Charged In George Floyd's Death Claims Self-Defense
J. Alexander Keung has pleaded not guilty and is claiming self-defense after being charged with aiding and abetting murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.
8-year-old Girl Fatally Shot Near Rayshard Brooks Memorial
Secoriea Turner was fatally shot while she was riding in a car with her mother and a friend as they were trying to pull into a parking lot near the Rayshard Brooks Memorial.
Third Cop Charged In George Floyd Killing Is Out Of Jail
Tou Thao, 34, is the third fired Minneapolis police officer who was charged in the Memorial Day killing of George Floyd has now been released from Hennepin County jail.
Atlanta Mayor Tests Positive For COVID-19
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced on July 6 that she has tested positive for COVID-19. She gave further details of her diagnosis on CNN with Chris Cuomo.
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