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Laquan McDonald’s Murderer Was Found Guilty—Will a Judge Convict the Chicago Cops Who Allegedly Lied to Cover for Him?

Laquan McDonald’s Murderer Was Found Guilty—Will a Judge Convict the Chicago Cops Who Allegedly Lied to Cover for Him?

In what’s being called an “unprecedented” case, three Chicago cops accused of lying to protect one of their own in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald will begin their trial today. They
Police admit a mall shooter is still on the loose after they shot the wrong man

Police admit a mall shooter is still on the loose after they shot the wrong man

In Alabama, a police officer shot and killed a man on Thanksgiving night after they mistook him for a mall shooter. The real shooter is apparently still at large. Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr. was
Sister: Video contradicts San Mateo County Sheriff’s account of man’s death in Taser incident

Sister: Video contradicts San Mateo County Sheriff’s account of man’s death in Taser incident

San Mateo County District Attorney took unprecedented step of letting family see video evidence before investigation is completed because "the family deserved a chance to see what we have."
Jemel Roberson, the Guard Shot and Killed by Police, Was Working Extra Shifts to Pay for Son’s Christmas

Jemel Roberson, the Guard Shot and Killed by Police, Was Working Extra Shifts to Pay for Son’s Christmas

Jemel Roberson, like many first-time parents, was concerned about making his family’s first Christmas special. With a 9-month-old son and another child on the way, Roberson was picking up extra shifts
Gloria Steinem says these are the best guidelines for difficult conversations

Gloria Steinem says these are the best guidelines for difficult conversations

Gloria Steinem is one of the most legendary social-justice organizers and writers in American history. Having fought at the forefront of the women’s movement since…

Black security guard shot dead by police after preventing a mass shooting

Jemel Roberson was working as an armed security guard at Manny's Blue Room Bar in the Chicago suburb of Robbins early Sunday morning when he asked a group of intoxicated men to leave the bar. The men
Why there should be a Michelle Obama event just for black women

Why there should be a Michelle Obama event just for black women

For myself and many other black women, Michelle Obama is not simply another celebrity and watching her speak wouldn’t be another night out.
The Hate U Give Isn't a Very Good Movie and It's Very Hard to Say That Out Loud

The Hate U Give Isn't a Very Good Movie and It's Very Hard to Say That Out Loud

On October 3, Wesley Morris, in a piece for the New York Times Magazine titled “The Morality Wars,” sounded the alarm (in a nutshell) about the difficulty in critiquing black art in today’s political
Danye Jones’ mother says he was lynched. His death is reminiscent of another troubling case.

Danye Jones’ mother says he was lynched. His death is reminiscent of another troubling case.

Melissa McKinnies, a prominent black activist in Ferguson, Missouri, claims that her son, who was found dead last month, was lynched. McKinnies discovered her son, 24-year-old Danye Jones, hanging
Activist DeRay McKesson on men who misunderstand feminism: “We don’t lose anything when we are all free”

Activist DeRay McKesson on men who misunderstand feminism: “We don’t lose anything when we are all free”

Few 21st century American activists are more iconic than DeRay McKesson. Four years ago, McKesson’s life looked different. He was working as a school administrator…
Activist Shaun King says toxic masculinity is at the root of gun violence, war, and terrorism

Activist Shaun King says toxic masculinity is at the root of gun violence, war, and terrorism

A modern-day civil rights movement is underway in America, and political commentator Shaun King is at the forefront of it. One of the most prominent…
Darnell Moore, who was nearly burned alive by teenage boys, explains how patriarchy dehumanizes men

Darnell Moore, who was nearly burned alive by teenage boys, explains how patriarchy dehumanizes men

When Darnell Moore was 14 years old, three boys from his neighborhood, people he once thought of as friends, cornered him and doused him in…
It’s Time to Listen to Black Women. We’ve Been Talking About Police Sexual Violence for a Long Time

It’s Time to Listen to Black Women. We’ve Been Talking About Police Sexual Violence for a Long Time

“It’s never true that *no one* is talking about a thing. It’s often true that *not enough* people are talking about a thing ...,” anti-violence activist Mariame Kaba recently tweeted from her popular
Eric Reid vs. Malcolm Jenkins Is What Happens When Black Lives Matters Confronts All Lives Matter

Eric Reid vs. Malcolm Jenkins Is What Happens When Black Lives Matters Confronts All Lives Matter

To place Philadelphia Eagles Malcolm Jenkins in the proper historical context, just call him the Ralph Abernathy to Colin Kaepernick’s Martin Luther King Jr. Sure, Jenkins didn’t help the FBI in its
ACLU demands sheriff’s Taser policy in unarmed black man’s Millbrae death

ACLU demands sheriff’s Taser policy in unarmed black man’s Millbrae death

The Oct. 3 death of Chinedu Valentine Okobi has become Black Lives Matter rallying cry
'The Hate U Give' Attempts to Advance the Gridlock on Police Brutality

'The Hate U Give' Attempts to Advance the Gridlock on Police Brutality

Director George Tillman Jr. on why he thinks the film can squeeze empathy out of a divided nation.
Director George Tillman Jr. delivers a powerful message in The Hate U Give

Director George Tillman Jr. delivers a powerful message in The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give is one of the must-see movies that premiered at TIFF this year. It’s playing in Toronto now and will open everywhere else across Canada this Friday. The Hate U Give is a story of
Portland mayor says protester actions were appalling, but he supports how police dept. responded

Portland mayor says protester actions were appalling, but he supports how police dept. responded

When a viral video showed Antifa protesters blocking traffic and harassing drivers, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) found himself on the hot seat earlier this…
Portland police investigating far-right skirmishes with leftist protesters

Portland police investigating far-right skirmishes with leftist protesters

Members of the far-right Patriot Prayer group and the white nationalist Proud Boys group clashed with Antifa demonstrators in Portland Saturday evening, resulting in several skirmishes during what has
Letter: Don’t compare struggles of black people, women

Letter: Don’t compare struggles of black people, women

Bette Midler tweeted that 'women are the 'n-word' of the world,' but she couldn't be more wrong.