Deadly Three Minutes: Web Of Police Violence That Killed Charleena Lyles

By Andrea Ritchie, -

By Andrea Ritchie for Rewire - Bias against Black mothers, perceptions of people in mental health crisis, and policing of poverty may have all played a role in the fatal shooting of the [...]

4 Years Since Chicago Police Officer Killed Rekia Boyd

By Mariame Kaba, -

By Mariame Kaba for In These Times - The fact that Rekia Boyd’s name might be familiar to you is a testament to her family and local Chicago activists’ persistent and effective organizing. Today [...]

Centering Black Women’s Experiences Of Police Violence

By Andrea J. Ritchie, -

By Andrea J. Ritchie in Truth Out - While what happened to Sandra Bland was extraordinary in some respects, it was commonplace in many. A day after Bland's death, another Black woman, 18-year-old [...]

Sandra Bland’s Family Files Federal Lawsuit

By David Lohr, -

By David Lohr in The Huffington Post - The family of Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old African-American woman found dead in a Texas jail cell after a controversial arrest, announced the filing of a [...]

Across US, Activists Shine Light On Sandra Bland’s Mysterious Death

By Ashoka Jegroo, -

By Ashoka Jegroo in Waging NonViolence - In cities across the United States on July 29, the name of Sandra Bland, a woman whose mysterious death in police custody recently made headlines, could [...]

Petition: Sandra Bland Deserves Justice

By Ultra Violet, -

By Ultra Violet - Last Friday, 28 year-old Sandra Bland was driving to her new job in Waller County, TX when she was pulled over for switching lanes without a signal--a routine violation that [...]

Sandra Bland, Rebel

By Richard Ward, -

By Richard Ward in Counter Punch - Sandra Bland was a rebel in the classic sense, as Albert Camus defined it: “What is a rebel? A woman who says no, but whose refusal does not imply a [...]

The Cost Of Failing To Comply With Structural Racism

By Zachary Norris, -

By Zachary Norris in Truth Out - As a member of Black Lives Matter Bay Area, I attended last weekend's Movement for Black Lives convening in Cleveland, Ohio, and witnessed a whole new generation [...]

Say Her Name: Protesters In Chicago Demand Justice For Sandra Bland

By Kelly Hayes, -

By Kelly Hayes in Truthout - This week, from Dallas to San Diego to the Midwest, activists and community members around the United States are answering a national call to demand justice for [...]

Experiencing Police Brutality Made Me An Activist

By Monica Raye Simpson, -

By Monica Raye Simpson in The Huffington Post - This past weekend, I joined over 1500 other activists from across the country in Cleveland, Ohio for the Movement For Black Lives Convening. We [...]

#SandySpeaks: ‘I’m Here To Change History’

By Kirsten West Savali, -

By Kirsten West Savali in The Root - As I watched 28-year-old Sandra Bland assert her humanity by refusing to roll over and play slave for white Officer Brian Encinia, who had grown increasingly [...]

Police Pepper Spray At #BlackLivesMatter Meeting

By NewsOne Staff, -

By NewsOne Staff - With screams of “Take them off!” Black Lives Matter activists refused to disperse until police released a 14-year-old boy who was arrested with no apparent cause. The boy was [...]

‘This Is A Movement, Not A Moment’

By Sonali Kolhatkar, -

By Sonali Kolhatkar in Truthdig - On July 24, The Movement for Black Lives National Convening will bring bringing together activists from all over the United States, organizing under the banner [...]

Police Arrest 12 At Sandra Bland Police Violence Protest In NYC

By Scott Heins, -

By Scott Heins in Gothamist - For the second time in less than a week, protests against police brutality and racial injustice led to a flurry of arrests in the middle of 34th Street. According [...]

New Warning Sign For Motorists Where Sandra Bland Was Arrested

By Jen Hayden, -

By Scout Finch in Daily Kos - The probe into the jail cell death of Sandra Bland will be treated as thoroughly "as it would be in a murder investigation," a Texas district attorney said [...]

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