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Oscar Grant Mural Unveiled At Fruitvale BART Station 10 Years After He Was Killed
Wanda Johnson, the mother of the 22-year-old father and victim of a fatal police shooting, said her son “did not die in vain.”
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes: The Necessity Of Police Accountability In The Wake Of Tragedy
Student, Wesleyan University
In the wake of the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Falcon Heights, Minnesota, respectively, the American public and its institutions have once more entered into the necessary and painful conversation about police brutality.
Victims Of Police Brutality Get A Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame
A group brings the Black Lives Matter movement to Hollywood Blvd.
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Jay Z's Tidal Is Giving Back To Groups Demanding That Black Lives Matter
Hov's streaming service will donate $1.5 million to several social activism non-profits.
Sylvester Stallone's Burgess Meredith Moment in 'Creed'
Author, 'Kerouac's Spontaneous Poetics'
Supplying a bit of history, the young filmmaker came to him early on with the idea for
, and Stallone put him off. Stallone quipped that he wasn't even born until
. Then Coogler made
, a game changer, starring the actor Michael B. Jordan.
One Year Later, #LastWords Continues To Pay Tribute To Police Brutality Victims
"I created these images to raise awareness about racist police violence in America."
We Need Mobile Justice -- Not BART Watch
Executive Director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Last week, an investigation conducted by reporter Darwin BondGraham at the East Bay Express exposed how passengers are using the new BART security app, BART Watch, to racially profile fellow riders.
Caught on Camera: Police Racism
E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics, Occidental Col...
The rapid explosion of cell phones, YouTube and Twitter has increased public awareness of police misconduct toward black citizens. As a result, white attitudes are changing and protests led by black activists are accelerating. This may be a moment in our history when real reform is possible.
Oscar Grant's Mother Tells Church 'Our Lives Matter'
Senior writer, blogger, culture enthusiast
When I visited Christian Love Baptist Church in Irvington, N.J. on July 19 and heard Johnson speak, six years after her son's death, it wasn't a dramatization of events it was real life. A mother poured her heart out to a congregation, which understood her pain.
You're Nobody 'Till Somebody Kills You: Baltimore, Freddie Gray and the Problem of History
Dr. Yohuru Williams is a Professor of History at Fairfield Uni...
As residents of Maryland and the nation brace for what could potentially be another night of civil unrest in Baltimore, it is important to pause and reflect on what has brought us to the current moment.
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Retired Police Officers Supporting BlackLivesMatter Movement Head to DC
Speaker, Police Expert & Community Advocate
Accountability will put an end to bad behavior - yesterday. This will be the focus of discussion next Wednesday with Rep. John Lewis. Singularly, it's easy to ignore the cry for justice.
Angela Davis Speaks On Racism And Police Militarization At Annual MLK Jr. Convocation
Student and journalist covering the politics of popular culture
Activists and academics alike came together last Wednesday for the 31st annual UC Santa Cruz Martin Luther King, Jr. convocation held at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, which was filled to capacity for the event that proudly hosted Angela Davis.
Black lives matter. All lives do. I don't celebrate Christmas. It's not an either or proposition, but I will celebrate Kwanzaa this year as I have for the last 25 years.
Everyone But Us
Dr. David J. Leonard
The efforts to deny the innocence of Brown and other black victims, in the name of preserving the innocence of the likes of Darren Wilson, of white America, and the nation as a whole is commonplace.
Darren Wilson Wasn't the First: A Short History of Killer Cops Let Off the Hook
G. Flint Taylor
Founding Partner, People’s Law Office
As the history of the battle against racist police violence so pointedly teaches, the public outcry and agitation must continue not only in Ferguson but across the nation.
Oakland Protests Over Ferguson Decision Cause Havoc
The Oakland police department didn't immediately respond to inquiries about arrests and the extent of damage. The march meandered
St. Louis Teen Revisits Father's Advice While Anticipating Verdict
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International 480
By Ryan Henderson Last summer, every day after baseball practice, I'd buy a slush from the same Quik Trip convenience store
Darren Wilson Ain't No Ham Sandwich: Prosecutorial Manipulation of a Flawed Grand Jury System
Activist, legal worker and author
Government abuse of the grand jury system has become so notorious and problematic, it caused New York Court of Appeals Judge Sol Wachtler to famously say nearly 30 years ago that if a prosecutor wanted to, a grand jury would "indict a ham sandwich."
Ferguson, the Murder of Michael Brown, and the St. Louis Cardinals
Human Rights Program Director, Global Exchange
Some folks say baseball has nothing to do with race relations in St Louis, but as a native St. Louisan, I beg to differ.
Ferguson, Missouri: Opening Up Old Wounds
Joseph A. Palermo
Author, historian, professor
What is needed is exactly what the Kerner Commission recommended to the country 46 years ago: a comprehensive shift in the priorities of our social spending away from the military-industrial-prison complex and toward widespread development of impoverished parts of America.
Police Violence Has Been Going On Forever. No Wonder People Are Fed Up With It.
These are only a few examples of the force employed by police officers across the country. Some experts contend that police
Heartbreaking Illustrations Document The Last Words Of Young, Unarmed Black Men
Originally stopped for walking in the street, Michael Brown was shot a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, two days before
Behind the Veil: Ferguson and the Reign of God
Pastor. Writer. Activist.
There are the large moments. The ones where the Veil is lifted. These are the moments when the music stops and the dance ends. These are the moments when one can keep humming the tune and twirling like nothing has changed or stop to realize that those beyond the Veil have no cause for dancing.
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