Ben Cohen Talks #BlackLivesMatter at Ben & Jerry's Franchisee Meeting
"There will probably always be injustice and we are outraged and saddened by it. But it is in the act of working to end injustice that we find our hearts, our souls and our joy." You can support Hands Up United by getting your own "Hands Up Don't Shoot!" T-shirt.
Recreating 'Roots' For a Modern Audience: VICE Talks Film
VICE's Jaimie Sanchez interviews Mario Van Peebles, Mandela Van Peebles, and Mark Wolper about the remake of Roots for this episode of VICE Talks Film. In this personal interview VICE Talks Film covers the legacy of Roots from 1977, what changes were made in this remake, and how the themes in Roots relates to today's political landscape. (VICE)
This Former Athlete's Opening Statement Will Blow You Away
Student athletes get a lot of attention, but it is important to ask what they actually need. Myron Rolle, a former college football player, delivers an opening statement before the Senate Commerce Committee hearing on College Athletes and Academics.
First Muslim Tapped to Serve on House Intel Committee
Indiana Rep Andre Carson will be the first Muslim to serve on House intelligence committee. House Democratic leader Pelosi announced she would name Carson to panel at weekly caucus meeting on Tuesday, according to two senior House Democratic leadership aides. Keith Ellison was the first Muslim member elected to Congress in 2006.
81-Year-Old Great-Grandmother, Grandson Injured in Drive by Shooting in Chicago
A great-grandmother and one of her grandchildren were wounded in a shooting on Chicago’s South Side Friday. Iola Buress, 81, was attending visitation for her late daughter at a funeral home. The family returned home around the corner to relax on the front porch when someone drove by and opened fired. Iola was struck in her wrist and abdomen. Her 34-year-old grandson, Sylvester, was struck in the hip.
On Sunday, the Cavs beat the Warriors to win the NBA Championship-the first major sports championship that a Cleveland team has won since 1964. Of course, LeBron James-who was a beast in the playoffs-was named the MVP. LeBron fans celebrated. Cavs fans celebrated. But, wait-so did Rihanna. (Complex News)
Rock The Vote Presents #TURNOUTFORWHAT starring Lil Jon and featuring Lena Dunham, Whoopi Goldberg, Natasha Lyonne, Fred Armisen, E.J. Johnson, Darren Criss, Sophia Bush, Ireland Baldwin, Devendra Banhart, Ioanna Gika and Gabriel Valenciano.