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ERIC GARNER PROTESTS
Demonstrators Rally For Eric Garner One Year After His Death
The Rev. Al Sharpton will lead a march demanding federal charges.
Thank You for Wearing the Shirt, But...
Writer and teacher based in the Bay Area. Stanford University ...
I do not think that such celebrities or their fans should think that wearing a shirt or putting one's hands up are enough to support a movement. We should not be that impressed with these gestures as they should be viewed as no more than initial steps.
If Most Police Officers Are 'Good Cops,' These Are Even Better
If bad cops are those who abuse their power, what does it take to be a good cop? Some of those same peaceful demonstrators
Daniel Donovan, Prosecutor Who Failed To Indict Eric Garner's Killer, Running For Congress
"I certainly think that his entire public record, including what happened and did not happen in the context of the grand
Arrested Berkeley Protesters Stuck In Limbo By District Attorney's Office
"They're scared of creating a provocation with mass prosecution," Ronald Cruz told reporters. "The local establishment knows
Prosecutor Who Failed To Indict Eric Garner Killer 'Seriously Considering' Run For Congress
Enter your email address: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has to order a special election to fill Grimm's seat, or it will
Bill O'Reilly Blasts 'Incompetent' Bill De Blasio, Calls For NYC Mayor's Resignation
H/T Mediaite Bill O'Reilly is so upset with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio that he interrupted his vacation to call in
#BlackLivesMatter Protesters Shut Down Part Of Mall Of America
"That's why we're angry, that's why we're here. Santa won't see Tamir this year!" they cried, in reference to 12-year-old
Why I Took My Baby to #MillionsMarchSF
Brandon L. Greene
Growing up, I learned of how my grandmother taught in segregated schools and my mother attended them, prior to witnessing the race riots that accompanied integration. Though they were before my time, these events, and the role my family played in them, have shaped me.
Jewish, Muslim New Yorkers To Host Hanukkah Action Against Police Brutality
Tuesday's action is also part of the national Jewish #ChanukahAction to End Police Violence campaign, which provides information
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With Each Killing I Ask: Are You My Emmett Till?
Freelance journalist based in Oslo, Norway.
Our country needs all of us to chip in. Every day in your life you can push for change. I don't have enough room to list all the examples here, but educate yourself on what subtle, modern day racism looks like because its damage is real.
Protesters Chain Themselves To Oakland Police Headquarters
Others from the crowd of more than 200 linked themselves together with black tubes connected to their arms that read, "Silence
CULTURE & ARTS
Artist Collective Takes Responsibility For UC Berkeley Lynching Effigies
On Sunday, UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks released a statement urging the artists responsible to come forward. He
It's Been a Long Time Coming, But Permanent Change Is Within Our Grasp
Rev. Al Sharpton
President and Founder, National Action Network
If we do not get distracted or deterred, substantive change and police accountability will prevail. It is our job to remain focused and firm in our resolve. In the words of the late great Sam Cooke, it's been a long time coming, but a change is gonna come.
Tens Of Thousands March On NYPD Headquarters To Protest Police Killings
What Happened When Two Students, One Black and One White, Participated in a Peaceful Protest
Rev. Shawn Torres
We acted identically, however, our narratives sharply diverged. Ironically so, as this treatment only underscored the unfortunate truth we had taken to the streets to protest: black and white bodies are not treated equally.
Undercover Police Officer Points Gun At California Protesters
"It is a good thing to express your concerns through the First Amendment process, but destroying property of others and getting
Calls To End 'Broken Windows' Policing In NYC Get Louder After Garner Decision
Many at Thursday’s protest called for Bratton to be fired over his embrace of broken windows. Critics note, however, that
Chicago May Consider Ban On Chokeholds In Wake Of Eric Garner Protests
“It is our intention to forbid the use of chokeholds by peace officers and security personnel in order to avoid a similar
D.C. Police Take A Progressive Approach To Protests. It Wasn't Always That Way.
Ryan J. Reilly
As a side-effect of the light-handing approach, D.C. demonstrations have gotten less national coverage than protests in other
Eric Garner Said ‘I Can't Breathe' 11 Times -- Now Activists Are Making 11 Demands In His Name
Now, a coalition of activist groups has issued a list of 11 specific demands to reform the NYPD -- one demand for each time
Garner Protester Yotameli Sayer Charged After Allegedly Being Filmed Punching Cop
The second incident happened during a rally outside the Staten Island Ferry later the same day. Police said they identified
Harold A. McDougall
Professor of law, Howard University
As in the Arab Spring, young people like the Dream Defenders and Millennial Activists United, protesting police practices in the black community, have created a "free space" in the national political continuum. What will fill that space when the protests inevitably end?
Revisiting My Father's Nobel Acceptance Speech, 50 Years Later
Bernice A. King
Chief Executive Officer of The King Center
A half-century later, my father's words are still powerful, still relevant. Justice, racial equality, and the Beloved Community that he often described are still, to paraphrase Victor Hugo, ideas whose time has come. In fact, their time is long overdue.
CULTURE & ARTS
Protesters Turn Eric Garner's Haunting Last Words Into Performance Art
The die-in concluded with an open-mic session and lasted for more than two hours. Giovanni and Hardin based Tuesday night's
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