Black Lives Matter

Want to Abolish the Police? The First Step Is Putting Them Under Democratic Control.
Abolition is part of a broader struggle for democracy.
Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò
Community Control Won’t Fix What’s Wrong with Cops
There's no reforming an inherently violent, white supremacist system. We must abolish the police.
Carl Williams and Christian Williams
To Transform Policing, We Need Community Control
An elected civilian council could crack down on police abuses, and pave the way for longer-term transformations.
Jazmine Salas
I Shouldn’t Have to Be a “Strong Black Woman” for My Life to Matter
Support Black women when we are loud or quiet, when we are brave or scared, when we are fed-up or meek.
Ramenda Cyrus
Rural Black Lives Matter
After Travon Brown found a cross burning in his yard, he organized a Black Lives Matter march in the rural town of Marion, Va., where hundreds of angry counter-protestors were ready and waiting.
Mason Adams
“The Goal Is to Abolish the Police”: A Conversation with Assata’s Daughters
Young organizers on 'planting the seeds' of a better world.
Selah Amoaku, Destiny Bell and Theo Cunningham
“We Are On the Cusp of Something Great”: A Black Liberation Organizer on Next Steps for the Movement
An interview with Nikita Mitchell
Nikita Mitchell
Beware the Anti-Defamation League’s Efforts to Partner with Progressive Orgs
The Anti-Defamation League has a long history of smearing Black activists, working with police, and evoking “hate speech” to demonize the peaceful BDS movement.
Sarah Lazare and Adam Johnson
Defund the Police? Why Not?
We should not confuse public safety with investments in systems of punishment.
Joel Bleifuss
Protesting Native Deaths by Police
Amid protests against police violence nationwide, a march was held in remembrance of a Native man who died in police custody while suffering a mental health crisis.
Elena Carter
‘We Get There First or White Supremacists Do’: How These Rural Canvassers Disrupt Racist Narratives
Jordan Green
“Blue Lives Matter” Comes to Brooklyn, and Everyone Screams
In Bay Ridge, pro-police demonstrators were met with the righteous anger of Black Lives Matter.
Hamilton Nolan
Black People Own Less of the U.S. than 100 Years Ago. A ‘Black Commons’ Could Help Reverse the Trend
Julian Agyeman and Kofi Boone
They Came to Support People Getting Out of Jail. Then They Were Attacked By Police.
Jail support outfits have not been spared police backlash.
Elizabeth King
Telling Cops to Get Criminal Justice Degrees Won’t End Police Violence
The field of criminal justice is itself part of the problem.
Ash Stephens
Your White Neighbor’s “Black Lives Matter” Yard Sign Is Not Enough
Being anti-racist means making places safe for Black people to inhabit. Without that, BLM yard signs are just performative allyship.
Shayla Lawson
Derek Chauvin and Amy Cooper Are One and The Same
Bogus allegations waged by white women are just as dangerous as police brutality—and come from the same callous privilege.
Chandra Thomas Whitfield
In U.S. Counties Where Lynchings Were Prevalent, Police Are More Likely to Shoot Black People
Areas with higher numbers of lynchings from 1877 to 1950 have more officer-involved shootings of Black Americans today.
Jhacova Williams and Carl Romer
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