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How Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors uses art and organizing to fight for justice

How Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors uses art and organizing to fight for justice

Nearly seven years after launching one of the most meaningful racial justice movements in modern history, Patrisse Cullors isn’t ready to slow down anytime soon. The Los Angeles-based artist,
You must watch this 'Daily Show' clip dismantling Mike Bloomberg’s stop-and-frisk apology

You must watch this 'Daily Show' clip dismantling Mike Bloomberg’s stop-and-frisk apology

Under Mayor Mike Bloomberg, New York City residents watched as one of the most pointedly racist law enforcement policies was enforced. The stop-and-frisk policy allowed police to stop anyone they
Prada agrees to issue racial equity training in settlement with NY Human Rights Commission

Prada agrees to issue racial equity training in settlement with NY Human Rights Commission

As part of a settlement with the New York City Commission on Human Rights to address allegations of racism, luxury designer brand Prada has agreed to issue a racial equity training to employees and
Mississippi Supreme Court upholds 12-year sentence for father of 3 who had cell phone in jail

Mississippi Supreme Court upholds 12-year sentence for father of 3 who had cell phone in jail

On Thursday, the Mississippi Supreme Court upheld the 12-year sentence of Willie Nash, who was convicted of violating a Mississippi statute of illegal possession of contraband while incarcerated. On
When police kill Black and brown people, family members’ deaths reveal heavy toll of injustice

When police kill Black and brown people, family members’ deaths reveal heavy toll of injustice

by Tamar Montuma Last week, Yolanda Carr, the mother of 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson, died in the same Fort Worth, Texas, house where her daughter was shot and killed by Police Officer Aaron Dean on
Cartoon: "Officer-involved shooting" and other euphemisms

Cartoon: "Officer-involved shooting" and other euphemisms

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George Zimmerman sues Trayvon Martin's family, attorney, publisher, and others for $100 million

George Zimmerman sues Trayvon Martin's family, attorney, publisher, and others for $100 million

George Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch volunteer, shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012 as the unarmed black teenager was walking in the gated community his father’s fiancee lived
Sacramento elementary school students were censored over Black Lives Matter posters, says ACLU

Sacramento elementary school students were censored over Black Lives Matter posters, says ACLU

An elementary school in the Sacramento, California, area allegedly censored students and violated their First Amendment rights, according to the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern
How do we engage people who've been sitting on the political sidelines? An organizer breaks it down

How do we engage people who've been sitting on the political sidelines? An organizer breaks it down

Ever wondered how, precisely, social movements lead to change? Ever wonder, for example, if a local march, rally, or movement can really change the way insider politics function? Can organizing really
Ft. Worth officer who shot woman in her home resigns. Police chief promises more to come

Ft. Worth officer who shot woman in her home resigns. Police chief promises more to come

In a public statement, Ft. Worth Police Chief Ed Kraus said that the officer who shot and killed 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson in her home as she played video games with her nephew has resigned from
Man calls police for wellness check on black neighbor's home, white cop shoots and kills her instead

Man calls police for wellness check on black neighbor's home, white cop shoots and kills her instead

A Fort Worth woman was shot and killed in her own home early Saturday by one of the police officers sent to do a wellness check on her residence. This is the seventh shooting of a civilian by the
Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger sentenced to 10 years for murder of Botham Jean

Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger sentenced to 10 years for murder of Botham Jean

After a two-day, five-hour deliberation, a Dallas jury found Amber Guyger guilty of murder Tuesday in the shooting death of 26-year-old Botham Jean. Guyger murdered Botham after busting into his
White Hollywood costume designer goes berserk in racist rant about killing 'black people.' Now she says she was drunk.

White Hollywood costume designer goes berserk in racist rant about killing 'black people.' Now she says she was drunk.

Heather Patton, a 49-year-old Hollywood costume designer, is under fire after embarking on a racist rant about wanting to kill black people. Patton went on her rage in a California CVS parking lot
Climate activists block D.C. traffic in protest as United Nations climate summit begins

Climate activists block D.C. traffic in protest as United Nations climate summit begins

Early Monday morning, climate activists gathered in Washington, D.C., to block major traffic intersections in a protest with The Coalition to Shut Down DC. The United Nations climate summit begins
Black detective files civil rights lawsuit after white officers beat him while he worked undercover

Black detective files civil rights lawsuit after white officers beat him while he worked undercover

After he was beaten during 2017 protests, an undercover black police detective has filed a lawsuit alleging civil rights violations at the hands of four white St. Louis police officers and other city
We're back! Picks of the Week from the Daily Kos Community, Aug. 23 (and a Community conversation)

We're back! Picks of the Week from the Daily Kos Community, Aug. 23 (and a Community conversation)

Hello, cherished Community! It’s been four dang months since I gave you, sweet Picks readers, the exclusive heads up that I would be departing for quite some time—what I refer to as “basically
#RIPReese: Man bullied for relationship with trans woman dies by suicide

#RIPReese: Man bullied for relationship with trans woman dies by suicide

Maurice Willoughby was 20 years old. The post #RIPReese: Man bullied for relationship with trans woman dies by suicide appeared first on The Daily Dot.
NYC police officer finally fired, five years after viral video of deadly chokehold arrest

NYC police officer finally fired, five years after viral video of deadly chokehold arrest

It has been five years since an unarmed Eric Garner was choked to death by New York Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo for allegedly selling “loose” cigarettes illegally. After years of virtually no
Arkansas high school kids held at gunpoint for fundraising while black

Arkansas high school kids held at gunpoint for fundraising while black

On August 7, at around 10 AM, four black high school students were held at gun point, face down on the ground, by a middle-aged white woman. The four kids were high school football players,
Texas police apologize for officers on horseback leading black man cuffed to rope through streets

Texas police apologize for officers on horseback leading black man cuffed to rope through streets

The Galveston, Texas, Police Department is fielding justifiably angry questions after images and video surfaced of two horse-mounted police officers leading a black man in handcuffs by a rope through