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KABC-TVBy MARC NATHANSON, ABC News (LOS ANGELES) — Protesters gathered in South Los Angeles Monday night after Los Angeles sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a Black man who they say had a handgun and was fighting with them. The shooting occurred Monday afternoon after two deputies pulled over a man who was riding a bicycle […]

Courtesy PhotoOn his new album, Restoration, Lecrae is all about growth and fresh perspectives about faith, life, and love, among other topics.  The Grammy-winning musician says he’s grateful for “Black Twitter,” which often holds him accountable for his unapologetic views about racism, injustice, and other topics regarding the Church.  “I’m grateful for Black Twitter because Black Twitter will hold your feet […]

Courtesy PhotoLegendary emcee Black Thought has delivered his new single, “Good Morning,” featuring Pusha T,Killer Mike, and Swizz Beatz. The Roots frontman set with the tone with a lyrically vicious verse about his hometown in Philadelphia. “Yo I’m from the home of the ghost-es, water plugs, and wokeness/ Water bugs and roaches, drugs and overdoses/ How do you approach this? […]

Today we touched on some headline moments from the RNC, a quote LeBron James recently had about being Black in America, the Jacob Blake shooting and the clear differences and issues we are having as a country. Comment below with your thoughts & subscribe to our channel! See more exclusives at! * Listen Live: […]

kali9/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (KENOSHA, Wis.) — Authorities issued a curfew in Kenosha, Wisconsin, as angry crowds gathered in protest after a Black man was shot and seriously wounded by police Sunday evening. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has also authorized the National Guard to support local law enforcement and “help protect critical infrastructure and […]

Ice Cube has always been using his voice and platform to better his community and people. He joined us on The Morning Hustle to explain his Contract with Black America. “This Contract With Black America was designed to start the hard conversations. It was made to be perfected and debated. So please add comments and […]

Brian Ach/Getty Images for Something in the WaterPharrell Williams and Jay-Z released their new song and video, “Entrepreneur,” in conjunction with TIME magazine’s cover package titled, “The New American Revolution.“ The longtime collaborators and friends teamed up to vocally address the systemic injustice that Black people have faced throughout U.S. history while pushing forward the importance of economic empowerment.  “The intention for a song was all […]

ABC/Craig SjodinIn TIME magazine’s special cover project, “The New American Revolution,” curated by Pharrell Williams, actress Yara Shahidi went back and forth with the remarkable Angela Davis about youth activism and dismantling white supremacy. “One of the strategies of white supremacy is to take away the potential of the Black imaginary,” Yara says. “We’re in a moment right now of world-building—in which it’s time to build a […]

ABC/Image Group LATracee Ellis Ross kicked off the second night of the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, with a speech that spoke to the importance of leadership and Black women in politics.  “Tonight is all about leadership. This unprecedented moment calls for leadership,” the Black-ish actress and Emmy nominee began. “Steady, inclusive leadership. Driven by people who understand that our democracy is […]

ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images Katt Williams is sharing his thoughts about 2020.   In a video posted on Sunday by the clothing brand Supreme, the comedian delivers his set to an empty stage and addresses the many controversies of today’s society starting with President Donald Trump.  “Right now, we have a perfectly suitable clown running the free world,” […]