Black Lives Matter

“It Is the Young People Who Will Free Us”: Resisting Militarized Violence, from Honduras to Chicago
A transnational conversation between organizers.
Gaspar Sánchez and Veronica Morris-Moore
This Minneapolis Mayoral Candidate Wants To Disarm and Demilitarize Police—And He’s Winning
Raymond Dehn's progressive policies on criminal justice, housing and more are resonating across the city.
Valerie Vande Panne
Rahm Emanuel Wants $95 Million for a New Police Facility. Chicago Activists Have Other Ideas.
Organizers with the #NoCopAcademy campaign are taking to the phones, streets and trains to get out their message that Chicago communities need more resources, not more cops.
Charles Preston
The Art of Disobedience
From the Black Panthers to Ferguson, finding a U.S. history we can be proud of.
Abby Lynn Klinkenberg
Racist Blowback Against Colin Kaepernick Isn’t Just About Him: It’s Aimed at Black Resistance Itself
We refuse to apologize for fighting for our freedom.
Keedra Gibba
In 2028 Olympics, L.A. Residents See a Police State on Steroids
Community groups are torching the city’s Olympic plans.
Leighton Woodhouse
Police Union Fought Reforms To Address Sexual Assault by Officers
An examination of lobbying records shine a light on the behind-the-scenes clout of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Adeshina Emmanuel
White Supremacist Violence Is All Too American
Whenever Black Americans make advances, they face a torrent of racist backlash.
Robert Greene II
The Reverend Who Preached Against Hate While Nazis Marched on Her
Why Rev. Traci Blackmon went to Charlottesville.
Elizabeth Adetiba
“Not Here, Not in My Town”: Charlottesville Black Lives Matter on Why We Must All Resist Fascism
A member of Black Lives Matter argues we must not ignore white supremacy: We must actively oppose it.
Sarah Lazare
Language of the Unheard: 50 Years On, the Flames of the Detroit Uprising Still Burn
The structural injustices that laid the groundwork for Detroit’s uprising still exist.
In These Times Staff
We Are In the Midst of a Black Power Renaissance
Under Trump, we are seeing a return to collective Black consciousness.
Salim Muwakkil
The Police State Can Come After Trump Protesters, But It Can’t Make Them Cooperate
Facing up to 75 years in prison, 135 Inauguration Day protesters are refusing to collaborate with the prosecution.
Sarah Lazare
Squatters’ 60-Year War Against Private Property
How propertied classes team up with the state to forcibly evict urban squatters.
Margaret Garb
“I Question America”: On Juneteenth, Remembering Fannie Lou Hamer’s Testimony About Racist Brutality
Hamer’s speech to the 1964 Democratic National Convention still rings true.
In These Times Staff
Done Waiting for the Mule: Black Activists Seek To Occupy 40 Acres of Land this Juneteenth
In cities across the country, organizers for "Black Land and Liberation" are preparing to reclaim vacant spaces.
Aviana Willis
Capitalism Is Built on the Backs of Black Women
By consigning Black women to low-paid care work, a new report shows, racialized capitalism is continuing the legacy of slavery.
Sarah Lazare
A New Mother’s Day Tradition: Fighting for Moms Behind Bars
This weekend marked a surge of actions in the growing movement to support--and to free--incarcerated mothers.
Elizabeth Adetiba
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