Music played a huge role during the #EndSARS protests of October 2020 in Nigeria. Across protest grounds, music boosted the morale of the crowds, inspiring the masses to demand changes in Nigerian policing.

A video posted on Twitter of a man, later identified as Joshua Ambrose, being thrown out of a moving vehicle by SARS (or Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a unit of the Nigerian police force) officers in Ughelli, a rural town in southern Nigeria, prompted the protests after it went viral.The now-defunct SARS — created to combat the widespread robbery and kidnappings of the 80s — had become notorious for harassing, brutalizing, and extorting young Nigerians for their appearance or for the gadgets they carried, sometimes even profiling them as internet fraudsters.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy is defined by his pursuit of equal rights for Black Americans through unity and peace.

He is canonized in American history as the patron saint of change through passive measures.

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Though your social media feeds might slowly be "returning to normal," don't forget: Black Lives Matter.

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Sony's PS5 Event Delay Is the Right Move (Even If It's Just PR)

If a brand can back positive social change through financially beneficial PR, that's still a positive.


Corporations have one interest and one interest only: profit.

No matter how much you love a nostalgic toy brand from your childhood or a fast food chain's Twitter account, it's worth remembering that their primary goal is always to get you to buy their product. Brands are not your friends, and it's naive to think that they ever "do the right thing" out of some higher sense of justice beyond their bottom line.

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Why You Shouldn't Listen to Cole Sprouse, a "Straight White Male and a Public Figure"

The actor's Instagram post about being detained during a Santa Monica protest shared thoughtful reflection on racial and class privilege.

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With 32.3 million followers, the 27-year-old Riverdale actor knows very well that eyes are on him.

But during this current moment of national protest and collective outrage over the death of George Floyd, police brutality, and all forms of oppression against people of color, attention shouldn't be on rich, white, straight actors–and Sprouse knows it, according to his recent Instagram post. While participating in Santa Monica protests, the actor was among a small group of protesters who were directed to disperse by police but found their exit path blocked by police. In the resulting confusion, a few dozen individuals, including Sprouse, were zip-tied.

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Halsey, Timothee Chalamet, and 12 Other Celebrities Protesting for George Floyd

Some Hollywood elite took to the streets to protest in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Major cities across America have been host to a number of protests following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was murdered by former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin.

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