Black Lives Matter
The Utopic, Love-Centered, “Liberation Oasis” on Chicago’s South Side
Damon Williams, a co-founder of the #LetUsBreathe Collective, talks radical space-building.
Cultural Organizing Gives Us a Roadmap to Liberation
Co-directors of SpiritHouse, a Black women-led tribe in Durham, discuss the "life-saving" rituals and practices of freedom that ground their work towards liberation.
Mya Hunter and “Mama Nia” Wilson
Introducing the Movement for Black Lives Issue Takeover
Lessons on building collective power.
Barbara Ransby, Chinyere Tutashinda, Karissa Lewis, M Adams and Shanelle Matthews
The Meeting in 1998 That Kept Black Radicalism Alive
Two decades ago, the Black Radical Congress convened to reclaim revolution and denounce reformism.
In These Times Editors
The Future of the Movement for Black Lives
Urban rebellions blossomed into mass mobilization upon George Floyd's death. Now what?
The GOP Has Declared a War on Protests
Republican state legislators across 34 states have introduced more than 80 bills this year that criminalize protesting or protect those who harm protesters.
Amara Enyia and Jamecia Gray
Toward Radical, Queer, Erotic Movement-Building
A conversation on labor and pleasure with Kemi Alabi and Tina Horn of the Echoing Ida and We Too collections.
Clara Liang, Catherine Henderson, Daniela Ochoa-Bravo, Alex DiBranco and Sadie Morris
Don't Fall for the Israel Apologists' Bad-Faith Accusations of Antisemitism
There's no bigotry in defending Palestinian rights. Any claims to the contrary are part of a cynical ploy to deflect from the crimes of an apartheid state.
Still Waiting on Justice for George Floyd
One man has been condemned, but the system he came to represent is still intact.
Early Draft of AFL-CIO's Report on Police Reform Shows a Commitment to Defending Police Unions
The long-awaited draft report is an explicit rejection of calls for the labor movement to separate itself from police.
In Rochester, A Police Alternative Delivers ... Police
Activists were excited about the launch of a new Person in Crisis team in a city that's suffered a string of police violence incidents—but so far, it's fallen short on its promises.
“Justice Looks Like Abolition”: A Minneapolis Organizer on the Chauvin Verdict
While George Floyd’s killer was found guilty, Miski Noor of the Black Visions Collective says that true justice requires replacing policing with systems of care—and democratic control over public safety.
The Movement for Black Lives Has Been Waiting for This Moment
Racial justice organizers are preparing to take to the streets and the halls of power to push President Biden to meet their demands.
Alicia Garza on the Problem of Celebrity in Social Movements
Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza reflects on platforms and pedestals.
The Little Known, Racist History of the 911 Emergency Call System
The 911 system we have today was created in response to the 1967 civil rights protests.
Katrina Feldkamp and S. Rebecca Neusteter
The Actions of the (Well-Funded) Capitol Police Show Why We Need to Defund the Police
On January 6, police showed us exactly who they "serve and protect."
Public Wailing as Political Dissent
Both personal and political, wailing disrupts the social order.