Four years ago, the Chester Children’s Chorus, a Pennsylvania group based near Philadelphia, recorded an original song called “I Still Can’t Breathe.” It was their response to the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and other Black Americans. Now teenagers…
By John Yang, Rachel Wellford
As U.S. protests continue over police violence and racism, some of them have been met with a federal response. One such place is Portland, Oregon -- where local officials believe the presence of federal agents is doing more harm than…
Kate Brown is governor of Oregon, where ongoing protests over race and police violence have attracted federal attention. Some agents deployed to Portland have refused to identify themselves to protesters, and their tactics have drawn criticism -- and even provoked…
By Andrew Selsky, Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press
Militarized federal agents deployed by the president to Portland, Oregon, fired tear gas against protesters again overnight as the city’s mayor demanded that the agents be removed and as the state’s attorney general vowed to seek a restraining order against…
By Hope Yen, Calvin Woodward, Amanda Seitz, Associated Press
Trump's week of law and order rhetoric came with heavy doses of misinformation as he stretched to blame unrest on radical leftists and to put three loaded words — “defund the police” — in the mouth of a Democratic rival…
By Jesse Hagopian
We worried that when the day actually came, few might be bold enough to publicly proclaim their belief in the value of black lives. Then the t-shirt orders started coming in.
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 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.
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