Scheer Intelligence: The Powerful Past, Present And Future Of Black Lives Matter

By Robert Scheer, Scheer Post. -

Black Lives Matter was founded in 2013 after the murder of Trayvon Martin highlighted the dangers Black children, women and men face daily because of the color of their skin. The grassroots [...]

The High Cost Of Insurance Profits

By Peter Dolack for Systemic Disorder. You could not devise a worse health care system than that of the United States if you tried. By far the most expensive, with among the worst [...]

Black Land Initiative: Take Back The Land

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By Movement for Black Lives. On Juneteenth 2017 (Monday, June 19th) Black people across the country will be taking back land and reclaiming space, from vacant lots to empty school buildings. We [...]

Disturbing Secret History Of NYPD Officer Who Killed Eric Garner

By Jack Jenkins and Carimah Townes, -

By Jack Jenkins and Carimah Townes for Think Progress - On July 17, 2014, NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo wrapped his arms around Eric Garner’s neck and squeezed. He held tight as his colleagues [...]

Report Back From Nordic Peace Tour

By Bruce Gagnon, -

By Bruce Gagnon of Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space. One of the big issues facing Denmark is the US pushing them to purchase the F-35 fighter plane that is getting lots [...]

Young Black Men Again Faced Highest Rate Of US Police Killings In 2016

By Jon Swaine and Ciara McCarthy, -

By Jon Swaine and Ciara McCarthy for The Guardian - The Counted project points to continuing racial disparities, with black males aged 15-34 nine times more likely than other Americans to be [...]

13 Ways To ACT In Solidarity For Justice For Walter Scott

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By Staff of Black Lives Matter - Join us this Thursday, December 8th at North Charleston City Hall for a People’s Assembly to End Police Brutality, speak out at the North Charleston City Council [...]

Civil Rights Group Sues Federal Gov Over Surveillance Of Black Activists

By Aaron Morrison, -

By Aaron Morrison for Identities Mic - It's no longer a secret that police have conducted surveillance on activists involved in the Movement for Black Lives. Increasingly, these activists say [...]

Black Children Punished For Anthem Protests

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By Staff of Color of Change - After young 11 and 12-year-boys of the Beaumont Bulls football knelt during the anthem to protest police violence against Black youth, their local executive board [...]

Seattle Teachers Wore Black Lives Matter Shirts To School

By Sarah Harvard, -

By Sarah Harvard for Identities Mic - On Wednesday, 2,000 teachers in Seattle — alongside parents and students — wore Black Lives Matter shirts to protest against police brutality and promote [...]

Video Shows Father Of 4 Begging Guards For Help Before Dying In Jail

By Ryan J. Reilly, -

By Ryan J. Reilly for The Huffington Post - “I can’t breathe.” Michael Sabbie ― a 35-year-old stay-at-home father of four ― said it after five guards piled on top of him inside the Bi State Jail, [...]

Police Shootings Show Black People Still Aren’t Granted Full Citizenship Rights

By Rebekah Barber, -

By Rebekah Barber for Facing South - Last week, in a powerful moment during the nonviolent protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, following the Sept. 20 shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by a police [...]

Activists Project Black Bodies On The Facades Of ‘Racist’ Institutions

By Zeba Blay, -

By Zeba Blay for The Huffington Post - On the evening of Sept. 1, something unusual took place in the Jamaica Plain section of Boston, Massachusetts. Huge projections appeared on the sides of the [...]

Alton Sterling’s Family Demands Action From Baton Rouge Officials

By David Lohr, -

By David Lohr for The Huffington Post - Alton Sterling’s frustrated family members and their supporters confronted Baton Rouge officials this week, demanding an update in the nearly 3-month-old [...]

Uprising Activists: Charlotte Mayor, Police Chief Should Resign

By Ann Doss Helms, -

By Ann Doss Helms for The Charlotte Observer - Local and state activists called Monday for Police Chief Kerr Putney and Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts to resign, as the city’s latest round of [...]