Prosecutor Quits Trump’s Law Enforcement Commission

By Ryan J. Reilly, Huff Post. -

An elected prosecutor who took a role in Donald Trump’s presidential commission on law enforcement has resigned, telling Attorney General William Barr that he is concerned the commission was [...]

All Civilian Lives Are Equal, But Some Are More Equal Than Others

By Danny Sjursen, -

Washington’s record speaks for itself. Seen from the Potomac’s shores, the value of a civilian life almost directly correlates with how the US Government of the moment feels about the regime that [...]

Cancel All The Student Debt: It’s About Economic And Racial Justice

By Naomi Zewde and Darrick Hamilton, -

Only full cancellation completely protects the vulnerabilities of Black students and students in general, while at the same time establishing higher education as a universal right and offering [...]

The Forgotten, Radical Martin Luther King Jr.

By Matt Berman, -

By Matt Berman for National Journal. Martin Luther King Jr. was not just the safe-for-all-political-stripes civil-rights activist he is often portrayed as today. He was never just the "I Have a [...]

Create Positive Traditions To Celebrate Our Values Of Justice And Peace

By Alexandra Holmstrom-Smith, Truthout -

‘Tis the season…for leftist ambivalence toward commercialist and patriarchal holiday traditions. It’s no wonder that many leftists have mixed feelings about holiday festivities, given their [...]

Racial Justice Must Be Central To Our Movements

By Sonali Kolhatkar, -

By Sonali Kolhatkar for Truth Dig - If progressives are to learn one lesson about American politics in the period between last November’s election and the recent Charlottesville, Va., clashes, [...]

Colin Kaepernick Is Being Blackballed By Billionaire NFL Owners

By Colin Jenkins, -

By Colin Jenkins for Truth Dig - Colin Kaepernick took a courageous and principled stand last season by kneeling during the national anthem before NFL games. This was done in response to a [...]

Walter Rodney And Racial Underpinnings Of Global Inequality

By Tianna Paschel, -

By Tianna Paschel for SSRC - The concentration of wealth in fewer and fewer hands has been at the center of increased political contestation and media attention in recent years. In this period, [...]

UN Report Highlights US History Of Slavery, Segregation & Racial Terror

By Staff, -

By Staff for OCHR - The colonial history, the legacy of enslavement, racial subordination and segregation, racial terrorism, and racial inequality in the US remains a serious challenge as there [...]

Two Biggest Movements In U.S. Team Up To Demand Economic And Racial Justice

By Bryce Covert, -

By Bryce Covert for Think Progress - On Monday, Rev. William Barber II’s Moral Mondays movement stormed the grounds of state capitols in 31 states, what he claims is the largest simultaneous [...]

UN Finds Rights To Peaceful Assembly & Association Eroded

By Thaddeus Talbot, -

By Thaddeus Talbot for ACLU - The U.N.’s special rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association completed a 17-day mission to the United States this week, and he [...]

‘Justice Or Else’ For Black, Brown And Indigenous Americans

By Reggie Harris, -

By Reggie Harris for The Huffington Post - Twenty years ago, there was a gathering of men in the U.S. Capital to address the exact issues that Black, Brown and Indigenous Americans are struggling [...]

Black Activists Host Venezuelan President Maduro In Harlem

By Sharmini Peries and David Dougherty, www. -

By Sharmini Peries and David Dougherty for The Real News Network - Leaders of African descendants convened in the historic black cultural center of Harlem, New York for the People of African [...]

Morello On Ferguson: ‘Not A Humanitarian; I’m A Hell-Raiser’

By Atlanta Jobs with Justice, -

By Brittany Spanos in Rolling Stone - Yeah, there are thousands of cases, countless cases of white police officers murdering unarmed black people and getting off scot-free. What happened in [...]

#BlackWorkersMatter: A Better Movement For Economic Justice

By Chris Kromm, -

By Chris Kromm in Southern Studies - In 2010, on the heels of the Great Recession — the nation's biggest economic calamity since the Great Depression — one out of 10 people looking for work [...]