Black Lives Matter

Law Enforcement Has Quietly Backed Anti-Protest Bills in at Least 8 States Since Trump’s Election
And that may be the tip of the iceberg.
Simon Davis-Cohen and Sarah Lazare
Ta-Nehisi Coates Made the Case for Reparations—Here’s Who Is Making the Plan
Black scholars and organizers are thinking beyond just a check.
Dayton Martindale
Cooperative Banking for Black Lives
After facing decades of disinvestment and targeting by powerful financial institutions, African-American-owned credit unions could offer a way to build economic power and grow black wealth.
Valerie Vande Panne
INVESTIGATION: The Troubled History of the Fund Tapped for Rahm’s Controversial Cop Academy
$20 million in West Side TIF money for job creation has sat unspent, and another $36 million was "ported" to other districts. Now more than $10 million is being used for a police academy that will create only 100 temporary jobs.
Rebecca Burns
The Arc of History Doesn’t Bend Toward Justice On Its Own.
It’s been 50 years since the Kerner Commission report was released, and institutional racism still pervades our society.
Joel Bleifuss
Behind the Explosion in Socialism Among American Teens
The dramatic growth of YDSA chapters confirms that millennials don’t think capitalism is working for them.
Rebecca Stoner
When They Call You a Terrorist
Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors on her path to activism and being criminalized at age 12.
Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha bandele
Centrist Think Tanks Won’t Save Our Cities
Economic democracy must come from below.
Gar Alperovitz
How SWAT Team Expos Are Militarizing Police Departments Across the Country
Instead of disaster preparedness and storm relief, resources are being funneled into violent police trainings and arms exchanges.
Tara Tabassi
Barbara Lee’s War on War
Washington’s voice of conscience since 9/11.
Matthew Cunningham-Cook
“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
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