Diamond Reynolds’ Video: The Most Excruciating Black Pain I’ve Seen on Tape

In 1999, the release of The Blair Witch Project was a huge, culture-shifting phenomenon because of its stylistic approach to storytelling via pseudo-“found media” footage. The film succeeded largely […]


Black Lives Matter Protest Sweeps Through Center City

Less than 24 hours after a dozen people were arrested in Philadelphia while they were protesting the shooting by police of Alton Sterling in Louisiana, […]


“Black Lives Matter” Banner Vandalized at Main Line Church?

No sooner had this month’s issue of Philadelphia hit newsstands with its cover story “Racial Profiling on the Main Line” than one of the institutions featured […]


John Legend Says He Was a Victim of Racial Profiling at Penn

R&B crooner John Legend was among a handful of musicians who appeared last night on A&E’s “Shining a Light Concert,” a special about race in America. […]


WATCH: College Protesters: “We Are #Mizzou”

A crowd of about 300 took to the middle of Broad Street Thursday evening to make a point about student debt and racial inequality. As […]


Philly Police Union Joins Quentin Tarantino Boycott

The union that represents Philadelphia Police officers is joining a boycott of Quentin Tarantino‘s movies, saying the director of profane and violent flicks has proven […]


CCP Adjunct Professor, Black Lives Matter Activist Suspended After Speaking at Rally

Editor’s Note: The headline of this story has been updated to clarify the nature of the rally. Last Thursday, at a rally initiated by the […]

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WATCH: #BlackLivesMatter Protesters Crashed Charles Ramsey’s Talk

Philadelphia Police Commissioner and soon-to-be-retiree Charles Ramsey had another run-in with #BlackLivesMatter protesters last night. Only a few minutes into a talk he was giving at […]


Here’s What’s Missing From the #BlackLivesMatter Discussion

There are missing pieces in the coverage of Black Lives Matter. Yes, putting an end to abuse of force by the police is a primary […]


#BlackLivesMatter Protesters Block Prosecutor’s Office

Activists seeking the re-opening of the Brandon Tate-Brown case protested at District Attorney Seth Williams‘ office today, briefly shutting down the street outside and blocking […]


Police Respond to Viral Video of Officer Punching Suspect

On Thursday, Mediatakeout.com posted this video to its website and Facebook page: DISTURBING VIDEO: Philly Police Officers PUNCH A Handcuffed Man TWICE In The Face […]


Philly Native Chosen to Lead Ferguson Police Department

A Philly native is taking over the police department in Ferguson, Mo., where clashes between police and protesters last year helped set off the “Black […]


Could Brandon Tate-Brown Family File Criminal Charges if D.A. Won’t?

So D.A. Seth Williams won’t bring criminal charges against the officers who shot Brandon Tate-Brown. That doesn’t means the chances for a criminal prosecution in […]


Here Are the City’s Investigative Files in the Brandon Tate-Brown Shooting

[Update 1:05 p.m.] The documents identify publicly — for the first time — the two officers who were involved in the shooting: Nicholas Carrelli and […]


Tony Come Lately?

As a full supporter of the #BlackLivesMatterMovement, I wield a hefty amount of skepticism towards any candidate’s newfound interest or consciousness on this matter — […]