The Movement for Black Lives “Takeover” Issue
When In These Times reports on social movements, we strive to keep journalistic distance, believing that a progressive political movement needs its own independent media to inform and orient itself. But for one special issue, we’re making an exception. For the July issue, we invited a social movement to “take over” editorial control.
As the guest editorial collective, made up of organizers with the Movement for Black Lives, put it:
“We know our story has been told for us rather than by us, and it’s time to change that.”
Black Women’s Radical Legacy
In this roundtable, professors Keisha N. Blain, Premilla Nadasen, and Robyn C. Spencer offer snapshots of chapters of Black struggle that provide inspiration and grounding for the work of the 21st-century Black freedom movement.
Lessons from Minneapolis
The fight to abolish a police department in Minneapolis, one year after the murder of George Floyd.
By Miski Noor and Kandace Montgomery
To Us, From the Future
Envisioning our path to a liberated world.
By Barbara Ransby
Beyond Mass Mobilization
By M Adams
Voter Suppression Is White Supremacy. It Must Be Stopped
By Kayla Reed
The GOP’s War on Protest
By Amara Enyia and Jamecia Gray
By Naimah Thomas
Room To Breathe
By Bettina Johnson
An Electric Slide to the Left
By Mya Hunter and Nia Wilson
All of the stories from this special issue will be made available online, for free, within the coming weeks.