Fifty years of words I liked reading and you will too! Authors include James Baldwin, bell hooks, Kiese Laymon, Roxane Gay, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Toni Morrison, Bayard Rustin and Dr. Brittany Cooper.
Violence in Ferguson, several deaths at the hands of police, what’s happening with the lesbian fired from a Catholic elementary school, judges in Ohio dealing with same-sex marriage, and more.
I hear he’s a socialist. That’s cool. But also he’s an old straight white man, like the vast majority of American politicians, so what would his alleged socialism mean for people who aren’t old straight white men?
Gov. Mike Pence can’t give us a straight answer, good news for Ferguson protestors, Ellen Pao’s gender discrimination lawsuit and more news for you!
Alynda Lee Segarra and Yosi Perlstein chat with us about their new album and new tour — and oh, by the way, you can win tickets to see them!
“We recognize that not even a Black President will pronounce our truths. We must continue the task of making America uncomfortable about institutional racism. Together, we will re-imagine what is possible and build a system that is designed for Blackness to thrive.”
Statements and changes on a number of important fronts came from the Attorney General and from Rikers Island this week.
The bombing happened shortly before 11 a.m. with three employees in the building, back for their first day of regular work following the holidays. The building that houses the NAACP office is also home to an income tax center and Mr. G’s Hair Design Studio, a salon with predominantly Black customers.
In addition to fighting for reforms within the prison system, we can keep people out of prison in the first place.
From mounting revolutions to redefining realness, these are 25 women who made waves in the world this year.
One of the first things my mother’s boyfriend noticed upon waking up Thanksgiving Day was that all of the rooms were named after prominent confederate soldiers.
While data is technically — partially — protected from search by the Fourth Amendment, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that our right to privacy is not always honored by law enforcement.
This is a women’s issue because our sisters are being impacted directly, and because they’ve been harassed, beaten, raped, and killed by cops for centuries.
“While I in no way want to distract from the important conversations going on about anti-Black racism in America, I think it’s also pertinent for us to deconstruct some of the tools and techniques being used by the police to maintain control. So today we’re going to talk about tear gas.”
When a grand jury failed to indict Michael Brown’s killer, protests broke out across the globe. Members of the Speakeasy, with heavy hearts and revolutionary intentions, were on the front lines.
Plus a list of queer authors and artists of color, and information about hundreds of ways to support BLACKOUT.
What do you do when you’ve done everything “right” and you are still mistreated? You take it to the streets. You take your rage and pain and power you make people listen. You burn and you scream and you keep screaming until someone else shows up and offers you a hand.
You can do more than helplessly watch the news. You can use your voice, your money and your time to help spread the message that Black Lives Matter.
Tonight, the announcement came that the grand jury did not indict Darren Wilson for his shooting of Michael Brown.
Making donations in people’s names can connect your family or other important people in your life with issues that you care about.
While the indictment of Wilson is a powder keg issue that could incite riots, it’s not the only end goal of these massive protests. With that said, one way to ensure that the protests will remain peaceful is to put away the military-grade weaponry and indict Darren Wilson: “No Justice, No Peace.”