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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,
Husband of Los Angeles DA pulled a gun on Black Lives Matter  protesters, threatened to shoot — and it was caught on video

Husband of Los Angeles DA pulled a gun on Black Lives Matter  protesters, threatened to shoot — and it was caught on video

Black Lives Matter protesters were angered and shocked when the husband of the district attorney for Los Angeles County pulled a gun on them and threatened to shoot if they didn't leave them
‘I Will Shoot You. Get Off My Porch’: Video Shows Man Pulling Gun on Black Lives Matter Activists at Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Home

‘I Will Shoot You. Get Off My Porch’: Video Shows Man Pulling Gun on Black Lives Matter Activists at Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Home

Black Lives Matter activists claim they went to Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s Granada Hills, Calif., home to invite her to attend a community meeting, but instead they were met
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
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
Governor under fire after predicting a black senator will launch ‘a thousand years of darkness’

Governor under fire after predicting a black senator will launch ‘a thousand years of darkness’

Democratic candidate Mike Espy is facing some tough racism in his campaign to become the next U.S. senator of Mississippi. Facing off against Cindy Hyde-Smith—who was appointed by soon-to-be-leaving
In Wake of Deadly Charlottesville Protests, University of North Carolina Police Surveilled...Anti-Racism Activists

In Wake of Deadly Charlottesville Protests, University of North Carolina Police Surveilled...Anti-Racism Activists

Police at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, alongside state investigators, monitored the cellphones of antiracism protesters demonstrating against the campus’ Confederate statue, “Silent
Trump's attorney general unveils plan to help boost the same law enforcement racism as before

Trump's attorney general unveils plan to help boost the same law enforcement racism as before

On Thursday, Trump’s U.S. Attorney General William Barr took time away from trying to directly undermine our Constitution to announce work on undermining our Constitution at the local—and more
Researchers locate what they believe are two mass graves from Tulsa race massacre of 1921

Researchers locate what they believe are two mass graves from Tulsa race massacre of 1921

Between May 31 and June 1, 1921, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, white Americans murdered, destroyed, and terrorized the wealthiest African American community in the United States. The massacre began over a false
Sheriff’s deputy at center of ‘stolen’ car death has history of excessive force, lying in court

Sheriff’s deputy at center of ‘stolen’ car death has history of excessive force, lying in court

A new report calls into question the use of a carotid neck hold on a man who died not long after its application during an arrest last week. David Glen Ward stopped breathing moments after Sonoma
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
'I'm not racist but ... ' and other phrases that mean you're about to say something kinda racist

'I'm not racist but ... ' and other phrases that mean you're about to say something kinda racist

Very frequently people find themselves in the murky and toxic waters of America’s discourse on race and racism. The subject of race and racism in America is as American as apple pie and slavery. It is
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
'OK boomer': Hundreds of activists chant and delay Harvard-Yale football game for climate protest

'OK boomer': Hundreds of activists chant and delay Harvard-Yale football game for climate protest

During the Harvard-Yale football game on Saturday, Nov. 23, up to 500 students, alumni, and spectators participated in a climate change protest during halftime, as reported by NBC News. Initially, a
School Counselor Claims Black Kids Were Locked In A Cage And Spit On While Visiting Majority-white School

School Counselor Claims Black Kids Were Locked In A Cage And Spit On While Visiting Majority-white School

A man who was said be a counselor at Denby High School in Detroit excoriated officials and parents from another high school after he said that black children were locked in a "cage" and spit on. The
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
Commonly used medical algorithm shows huge racial bias in who gets robust health care

Commonly used medical algorithm shows huge racial bias in who gets robust health care

A new study published in Science finds that a widely applied medical algorithm used to manage health treatments in large populations suffers from serious racial bias in practice. According to the
Trump Administration Argues the Border Wall Is Good for the Environment, Actually

Trump Administration Argues the Border Wall Is Good for the Environment, Actually

The border wall is an ecological disaster. Thousands of scientists have said as much. The federal government has said as much. And recent images of wall construction workers bulldozing cacti have
Another Person Of Color Killed By Cop Inside Her Own Home

Another Person Of Color Killed By Cop Inside Her Own Home

The top lines of the story are heartbreakingly familiar: a Texas white police officer kills a Person of Color, neither suspected or guilty of anything, inside of her own home. Atatiana Jefferson, 28,
Florida judge sentences 21-year-old black man to jail time for missing jury duty

Florida judge sentences 21-year-old black man to jail time for missing jury duty

In August, 21-year-old Florida resident Deandre Somerville was sworn onto a jury. Somerville lives with his grandparents, works in after-school programs, and takes care of his grandfather, who needs