hands up dont shoot

Social justice and standing up to systematic oppression is a rich part of American Muslim history. If American Muslims are to reject #BlackLivesMatter, we are effectively rejecting the legacy of people like Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali, pillars of the history of Islam in America.
As we embrace with joy and hope a new year celebrated world-wide through art, it is important to remember what was sacrificed to get us here.
"Diversity only speaks to variety and the kinds of people that are in the room. It doesn't actually speak to power and what
Scholars remind us that courses within the humanities that connect current sociopolitical concerns juxtaposed with the need to educate an increasingly diverse student population is key to the future of higher education.
Our voice will always be our greatest weapon. Life and death are in the power of the tongue. I choose to speak life for those whose voices have been eternally silenced.
She said she hadn't seen the video of the shooting, claiming that she's "in denial." The mother of the South Carolina police
Joining the protestors are a slew of public figures who are also speaking out about Scott’s death, which adds to the growing
The video shows a brief scuffle between the pair before Scott begins to run away. Slager is then seen taking aim with a handgun
WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO Moments later, Slager reported on his radio, “Shots fired and the subject is down. He took my Taser
"Hands up is the ultimate truth," Communities United for Police Reform's Monifa Bandele responded, adding that the gesture
The late evening of Aug. 9, 2014, I couldn’t sleep. I was due to substitute-anchor MSNBC’s “UP with Steve Kornacki” and should
To the protest leaders nationwide, what is required to show your good faith is that every time a troublemaker shoots in a crowd, or hurls rocks, bottles or Molotov cocktails at police officers, then melting back into the otherwise peaceful crowd, you must push them back out into the open.
On top of many other thoughts, I am always left with one very important question, the focus of this piece: Why was death the perceived necessary outcome?
The DOJ reports on Ferguson are in. My policy is to read the full accounts prior to commenting, and in this case, I'm very glad I did. The two reports issued by the DOJ offer very different and conflicting images of the August events in Ferguson.
Days was already on administrative leave for fatally shooting a man during a traffic stop in December. Days said in the video
I took the challenge today in downtown Atlanta and posted it on Facebook - take a look HERE. Consider yourself challenged
For many of us, 2014 was an emotionally devastating year because of the seemingly continuous news stories of unarmed citizens falling victim to lethal police brutality. Many of us protested in 2014 and yet have not yet seen the change that wanted. So what are we going to do about it?
Demonstrators protest the disappearance of 43 students, in Mexico City, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte) Hong Kong
If all lives matter, then the response should be mutual outrage and remorse for the loss of life. That should include the lives of cops and citizens, whether black, white, or of any race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender.
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.