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Mike Coppola/Getty Images for People.comBeyoncé is among the many celebrities who continue to speak out in the name of racial injustice, following the tragic death of George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis police custody. Like many, Queen B accepts as a small victory the fact that on Wednesday, charges were brought against all four officers involved in Floyd’s death. […]

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagicN.W.A.’s classic 1988 anti-police-brutality anthem “[Eff] tha Police,” Childish Gambino’s “This Is America,” YG’s “FDT” and more protest songs have seen a huge spike in streaming numbers in the last week.  Thousands have sought classic protest songs and music of comfort for inspiration and strength amid protests after the death of George Floyd, a black man who died on Memorial Day after a […]

Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria’s SecretAfter the music industry’s Black Out Tuesday, Warner Music Group announced a $100 million fund to “support charitable causes related to the music industry, social justice and campaigns against violence and racism.”  The announcement comes after The Weeknd called out major record labels and streaming services — including Warner, Sony, Universal, Spotify […]

Tim Mosenfelder/Getty ImagesAntwan André Patton, better known by his stage name Big Boi, is speaking out about the nationwide social unrest following the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer. “It’s mentally draining,” Patton tells ABC Audio. “To watch it all day long. We’ve seen it time and time again and the people […]

Walt Disney Television/Lou RoccoSaturday Night Live alum Leslie Jones opened up about the one piece of advice she wishes she could give to her past self when discussing her first brush with rioting during a Tuesday appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers. The Ghostbusters star revealed that, in hindsight, she wishes she did things differently.  If given the opportunity to confront her past […]

Ro LexxRapper YG was unable to attend a protest in Los Angeles that he helped promote on Instagram in Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon.  Now he’s explaining why. “They can’t censor me,” he declared in an Instagram video, explaining why he was a no-show at the protest as he stood in front of a photo of late rapper Nipsey Hussle.  “I was told […]

KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty ImagesGeorge Floyd’s daughter, Gianna, appeared with her mother, Roxie Washington, on Good Morning America Wednesday morning to tell the world what made her dad special.  The six-year-old said that she wants people to know she misses her dad and that he played with her. “He would put her on his shoulders,” Washington added. “She didn’t […]

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,” […]

Prince Williams/WireImage Trina has been going back and forth all day with her fellow Love & Hip Hip Alum Masika Kalysha, regarding Trina’s comment on her Trick & Trina Morning Show with Trick Daddy.  The Jasmine Brand reported fans are threatening to cancel the Love & Hip Hop: Miami star after comparing Miami protestors and looters to “animals.” While venting about her frustrations over recent events, the rapper vehemently denounced Miami […]

Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times via Getty ImagesThe third-degree murder charge against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been increased to second-degree murder in the death of George Floyd, court records show.  Chauvin also faces a previous charge of second-degree manslaughter related to Floyd’s death. Felony charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder […]


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