Black Lives Matter

In No Uncertain Terms, U.N. Calls Out U.S. for Lack of Reparations to African-Americans
40 acres and a mule won't cut it
Salim Muwakkil
Even Though He’s Not on the Ballot, Rahm Emanuel Could Still Lose
The state's attorney's contest between Anita Alvarez and Kim Foxx has become a referendum on the suppression of the Laquan McDonald video
Flint Taylor
The Power of Black Lives Matter Is About To Be Tested at the Polls in Chicago
Kim Foxx is promising real criminal justice reform—if she's able to unseat State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez on March 15.
Danette Frederique
DeRay Mckesson’s Baltimore Mayoral Run Has a Teach For America Problem
The media's favorite poster child for Black Lives Matter, DeRay Mckesson, came up through the school privatization movement's favorite organization
Drew Franklin, AlterNet
Without Black Lives Matter, Would Flint’s Water Crisis Have Made Headlines?
The mainstream media learns what 'environmental racism' means.
Susan J. Douglas
Where Are the Black Panthers and Corporate Philanthropists When We Need Them?
Real change requires that we expand our understanding of what actions are needed on the part of the mayor, the police and any one who claims the mantle of the city’s leadership. Two films that premiered this past fall provide guidance of the kind of leadership that today is missing.
Marilyn Katz
Not Your Grandfather’s Black Freedom Movement: An Interview with BYP100’s Charlene Carruthers
The 30-year-old radical black queer feminist who's Rahm Emanuel's worst nightmare
Salim Muwakkil
It’s Not Just Oregon: A Closer Look at the Sagebrush Insurgency
Rural America In These Times
Cattle, Guns, Birds and Boredom: Inside the Oregon Occupation
John Collins
Free Speech In an Age of Campus Protest
How the media can work for, and against, the wave of anti-racist actions by students
Jill Hopke
I Saw Disturbing Racism at Yale After 9/11. Sadly, It Seems Little Has Changed.
When will our universities stop treating students of color as throwaway items in the grooming of privileged white students?
Saqib Bhatti
Fewer Police, Safer Communities?
The tension between safety from police and safety from crime
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
20 Years After the Million Man March, Louis Farrakhan Can Still Draw A Crowd—And Make Media Uneasy
The 82-year old Nation of Islam leader filled the National Mall in October. Why didn't the media take much notice?
Salim Muwakkil
The image is split diagonally. In the top triangle of the image, a Black man holds a smoking gas canister. In the bottom triangle of the image, a Palestinian man is in a throwing stance, surrounded by smoke.
Black Lives Matter Activists Declare Solidarity with Palestine
The statement revives the internationalism of the '60s and '70s, when black activists saw themselves as part of a global fight against Western colonialism
Salim Muwakkil
From Hashtag to Strategy: The Growing Pains of Black Lives Matter
Movement activists discuss strategy and tactics in #BlackLivesMatter.
Bill Fletcher, Jr.
Meet the Group of African-American Organizers Building Black Support for Bernie Sanders
Will grassroots organizing within the black electorate be able to challenge Clinton’s hegemony?
Salim Muwakkil
Freddie Gray Case Set To Be Tried in Baltimore—For Now
The trials of the six officers charged in Gray's death are currently set to begin October 13.
Caitlin Goldblatt
The New Anthems of Resistance: Hip-Hop and Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter and hip-hop have taken the omnipresent tensions around racism in America and put them into the center of mainstream consciousness.
Alexander Billet
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