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Jay-Z (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP) 

Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills objected to recent comments from rapper Jay-Z about social activism by current and former NFL players, including Colin Kaepernick

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Jay-Z (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP) 

The NFL and Jay-Z's entertainment and sports representation company are teaming up for events and social activism

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Octavia Spencer 

Octavia Spencer will be honored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network with its Inspiration Award at a gala later this year

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Walker’s legacy of activism and storytelling was on full display at the event, which was held at the Georgia Writers Museum and included a day of activities and events to honor Walker’s life and achievements. 

Walker’s legacy of activism and storytelling was on full display at the event, which was held at the Georgia Writers Museum and included a day of activities and events to honor Walker’s life and achievements.

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Viola Davis (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) 

Actresses of color are getting more roles and acclaim, but not commensurate money. Recognizing that achieving change isn't a solo act, they looked for help — and found it in each other

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A separate indictment filed in New York includes charges of racketeering, kidnapping, forced labor and the sexual exploitation of a child

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San Francisco 49ers Blaine Gabbert, right, stands as Eli Harold (58), Colin Kaepernick (7) and Eric Reid (35) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File) 

Nike is pulling a flag-themed tennis shoe after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick complained to the shoemaker, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Viola Davis (Photo Courtesy: Flickr) 

When Viola Davis started her production company nearly a decade ago, she was determined to bring about change in Hollywood with a strategic mandate: Normalize people of color on screen.

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In this March 9, 2007 file photo, Chef Leah Chase stands outside her famous Creole restaurant, Dooky Chase's (AP Photo/Cheryl Gerber, File) 

Chef Leah Chase, who ran a family restaurant where civil rights strategies were discussed over gumbo and fried chicken in the 1950s and '60s, died June 1 at age 96

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Photo courtesy of David Kidd 

‘Smoke Screen’ is on display through June 30

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