The powerful Whose Streets? looks back at the unrest in Ferguson

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It was just three years ago—on August 9, 2014—that Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed the unarmed Michael Brown, setting off widespread protests in suburban St. Louis and around the country. There are differing accounts of what happened that day and the reasons behind it, but to Ferguson’s…

Star’s Black Lives Matter episode isn’t as cringeworthy as it could’ve been

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Perhaps the best thing I can say about “Black Wherever I Go”—and this will sound so much more damning than I mean it to be—is that it’s not nearly as cringeworthy as I thought it would be. I was worried that Star would handle the Black Lives Matter movement, and the justifiable outrage of the African American…

UPDATED: Lil Wayne not entirely clear on the whole Black Lives Matter thing

Just two months after telling fans he felt “defeated,” Lil Wayne appears to have a more positive outlook on not just his life, but the state of race relations in the U.S. At least, that’s the sense we get from a recent Nightline interview with the New Orleans rapper, who seemed to both dismiss and be confounded by the…

Read This: Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay talk Black Lives Matter

Preferring to speak of “inclusion,” filmmaker Ava DuVernay cringes at the buzzword “diversity,” even though it’s a term that her friend and frequent producer, Oprah Winfrey, has used in the past when talking about the changing role of African-Americans within the entertainment industry. But has that controversial word…

Beyoncé says “Formation” video is not anti-police

Beyoncé delighted many people—Beyoncé fans, low rider fans, and Red Lobster fans among them—when she surreptitiously dropped the video for “Formation” back in January. However, the video, which is steeped in references to Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, has not been without its detractors, some of whom have…