(VIDEO) Mothers of Slain Boys Do Interview Together; Martin, Brown, Garner and Rice Appear On CNN

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Mothers of Slain Boys Do Interview Together, Mothers of Micheal Brown, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner and Trayvon Martin joined together on Friday for an exclusive first time interview with Anderson Cooper.
When discussing the deaths of their sons it was racism that seemed to be the common denominator for all four mothers. Read more inside.

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(Photos/Video) Update: Protests Continue As ‘Millions March NYC’ Rally Is Held In Manhattan!

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Millions March NYC, Many still in shock and disbelief are looking for ways to continue the fight against authority getting away with taking away the lives of unarmed black men. Today a protest entitled “Millions March NYC” was organized to continue the slew of peaceful protests that have taken over the city of NYC after the verdicts of Mike Brown and Eric Garner were revealed.. “He violated NYPD policy not to use a chokehold,” said Young, 30, of Harlem, an attorney and protest organizer who spoke to reporters before the march began. “There should be accountability.” The rally began at 2 p.m., and they marched up Fifth Avenue. Protesters were urged to write a phone number for the National Lawyers Guild on their arms in case they are wrongfully arrested. Check out the photos from the rally in the gallery.

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Why RZA Thinks “The Value of a Man’s Life Has Been Totally Reduced”

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In the light of recent events RZA took the time out to sit down with Vanity Fair to reflect on the Mike Brown and Eric Garner verdicts. “I think we all—in America—have an identity crisis.” He even goes on to say that the value of a dog is more than the life of a black man. “It puzzles me that the brutal behavior inflicted by the men we look to serve and protect us does not affect the hearts of their community.” Check out the full interview after the jump.

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(Video) 100 Black Staffers From Capitol Hill Staged A Walkout To Protest Eric Garner And Mike Brown!

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Yesterday, a silent protest was held on the steps of Capitol Hill in regards to the grand jury decisions of both Mike Brown, and Eric Garner. Over a hundred Black staffers walked out of the Capitol in unison, a prayer was held by Senate Chaplain Barry Black stating that they were standing as a “voice for the voiceless.”

Black prayed: “Today as people throughout the nation protest for justice in our lands, forgive us when we have failed to lift our voices for those who couldn’t speak or breathe for themselves…May we not forget that in our national history injustice has often been maintained because good people failed to promptly act. Forgive oh God, our culpability in contributing to our national pathology as you keep us aware of our own capacity to be instruments of injustice.”

The group then stood on the steps of the Capitol with their hands raised, in representation of the Mike Brown refrain “hands up, don’t shoot.”

Watch below as 100 Black Staffers From Capitol Hill Staged A Walkout To Protest Eric Garner And Mike Brown!

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“I Can’t Breathe” Shirts Part of Elaborate Plan By Jay Z, LeBron, Justice League NYC & A Security Guard

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Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose kicked things off by taking a stand and wearing a “I Can’t Breathe” shirt during warmups of the Bulls game against the Golden State Warriors. Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James then commented that the shirt was “spectacular” and he wanted one. That’s all anyone needed to hear and of course there was a race to make sure the best and one of the most visible player’s in the NBA received a shirt. Sure enough during the Cavaliers next game, LeBron was wearing the shirt but he wasn’t the only one. Deron Williams, Kevin Garnett, Jarrett Jack and Alan Anderson of the Brooklyn Nets all donned the “I Can’t Breathe” shirt as well. All this happened during the Cavaliers game against the Nets at the Barclays Center with the Royal family, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in attendance. Also there was rap mogul Jay Z and his wife Beyonce. Jay Z took a picture with the Nets and some criticized him for not wearing the shirt as well but it turns out he helped make the whole thing happen

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(Video) Sports: Boxer Andre Berto Leads Mike Brown & Eric Garner Protests Alongside Tyrese

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Over the weekend, Andre Berto participated in the “Blackout Hollywood” protest alongside Tyrese and others. The non-violent protest occurred to peacefully bring awareness to the Mike Brown and Eric Garner police brutality tragedies. Hit the jump for details.

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John Legend And Chrissy Teigen Hire Food Trucks In Support Of Hungry NY Protesters!

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As protests for justice continue to sweep the nation, tonight’s NYC’s based protest has been graced with the awesome support of John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen!

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(Video) Uncle Murda & Maino – Hands Up

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Following the recent lack of justice in the Mike Brown & Eric Garner cases rappers Maino & Uncle Murda decided to use their voice the best way they know how. Check out new song & visual entitled “Hands Up” available below.

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#DJFunkFlexApp NEW MUSIC: Alicia Keys – We Gotta Pray

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Alcia Keys displays her optimism in troubling times with a new record entitled “We Gotta Pray”. Check out below.

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NFL: Black Officers Defend The Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’

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The Ethical Society of Police (ESOP), representing a majority of black officers in St. Louis, has taken a bold stand and issued a statement supporting the Rams’ Hands Up, Don’t Shoot gesture. ESOP goes on to explain that there is slim to no black representation on the boards of the Fraternal Order of Police & the Police Officers Association. So, they broke away, expressing 100% support to the Rams, calling their actions “commendable,” even praising them on “taking a stand on this very important issue.” Read the actual statement issued by these African-American officers after the jump!

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