6 Strategies To Make Powerful Social Change

By Mistinguette Smith, www.yesmagazine.org -

By Mistinguette Smith in Yes Magazine - In the days after her action, Newsome was depicted as a heroine, a black Superwoman, a symbol of how we can act when Black Lives Matter. But it’s important [...]

Why I Interrupted The Netroots Presidential Town Hall

By Tia Oso in Mic - I am Tia Oso, the black woman who took to the stage and demanded a microphone on July 18 at the Netroots Nation Presidential Town Hall in Phoenix, Arizona. I did this to focus [...]

Shattering The Myth Of The Leaderless Movement

By Barbara Ransby, www.colorlines.com -

By Barbara Ransby in Color Lines - Who gets to tell the story? This is a question implicit in the work I do as a historian. But the question I have been wrestling with lately is more immediate: [...]

The Real Experts In Criminal Justice Reform

By Glenn E. Martin, www.nccdglobal.org -

I was first bound by handcuffs in 1995, and though I haven’t known their debilitating grip for years, the hypocrisy and destructiveness of our criminal justice system has remained with me ever [...]

Oprah & Sharpton Attack Black Lives Matter Movement

By Glen Ford, www.blackagendareport.com -

Al Sharpton and Oprah Winfrey are scared witless that the Black Lives Matter mobilization will become a sustained, independent political movement – one that challenges both the rich white rulers [...]

Getting Rid Of Al Sharpton & The Misleadership Class

By Glen Ford, www.blackagendareport.com -

Although many of the young activists may not have been aware that they were crossing a kind of Rubicon, the threat that “Ferguson” represented to the post-Sixties order was immediately evident to [...]

10 Leaders Who Redefine Leadership

By Emily Garcia and Kim Crane, www.worldpulse.com -

Think you know what a leader looks like? Meet nine women and one male ally from World Pulse’s global network who are transforming their communities—and challenging traditional images of [...]