Danez Smith sees another life for the black victims of police violence: at last living in a world where blackness is celebrated and “everything/is a sanctuary & nothing is a gun.”…
By Jennifer Hijazi
I realized it was completely disingenuous of me to stand for a pledge when the words do not apply to my life.
By Ricky House
As an educator, "Please stand for the Pledge of Allegiance" was not a phrase I thought would ever come under scrutiny.
By David Jungblut
An anthropologist, who studies the impact of police violence on black communities, examines the ways that police violence kills black women slowly through trauma, pain and loss.
By Christen A. Smith, The Conversation
By Kamala Kelkar
Racial justice activist Erica Garner died Saturday at the age of 27, less than four years after her father was put in a fatal choke hold by police.
By Sadie Gurman and Russell Contreras, Associated Press
An FBI report on the rise of black “extremists” is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights movement, when the bureau spied on activist groups without evidence they had broken any laws.
A lawyer trying to raise money for her lawsuits against Black Lives Matter on behalf of Baton Rouge police officers was rejected by a crowdfunding website.
By Kamala Kelkar
A federal lawsuit claims that Black Lives Matter and its leaders are responsible for the wounding of a police officer by a lone shooter after protests in Baton Rouge one year ago.
“In this country, our understandings of heroism have always been informed by an ugly past of racial prejudice and discrimination.” Fidel Castro’s death saw the Cuban revolutionary re-enter the U.S. imaginary as a villain, a communist dictator opposed to core…
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