BlackLivesMatter

How a Black Lives Matter Leader Started a ‘Freedom School’ Summer Program for Kids

Jasmine Richards views the education and empowerment of young Black and Brown children in her community to be just as important as fighting racist police brutality. By Sonali Kolhatkar Middle- and upper-income parents know that summers are an opportunity to…

‘Let This Be a Turning Point’: Chauvin Conviction Sparks Calls for ‘True Justice’

“This verdict is not a substitute for policy change.” This is accountability, but not justice—that was a widely shared sentiment after a jury in Minnesota on Tuesday found Derek Chauvin, a white former police officer, guilty of murdering George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, in Minneapolis…

Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week

Trending rights tweets this week: Policing in the United States, including how New York police carried out a plan trap and arrest peaceful protesters in the Bronx; Indian authorities freeze the bank accounts of Amnesty International’s India office; Saudi Arabia is…

How Movements Can Turn Public Support Into Lasting Change

Taking “movement moments” to change, from the Red Summer to Black Lives Matter. By Collective 20 It is said that Mark Twain once quipped that “history does not repeat itself, but it rhymes.” These days one cannot escape comparisons with…

Angela Davis on Abolition, Calls to Defund Police, Toppled Racist Statues & Voting in 2020 Election

Amid a worldwide uprising against police brutality and racism, we discuss the historic moment with legendary scholar and activist Angela Davis. She also responds to the destruction and removal of racist monuments in cities across the United States; President Trump’s…

Face 2 Face with Dr. Natasha Gordon-Chipembere

On this show we speak with Dr. Natasha Gordon-Chipembere about the structural discrimination embedded in US society, an issue which has resurfaced with the killing of George Floyd by the police. “Black, brown and indigenous people are basically saying that we…

Activists Demand: Defend Black Lives, Defund the Police

Protest against police terror across the United States over the last two weeks is beginning to produce change. George Floyd’s murder by Minneapolis police drove hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of people into the streets, demanding both justice for Floyd…

Tear Down the Racist Statues, End Racist Debt and Pay for Equalizing Reparations

By Vijay Prashad The statues are coming down. The most recent avalanche began in the United States after the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police and the uprising it occasioned. In Philadelphia, the city removed a statue…

What Should I Do?

Here in America, Black people are being asked by their White (or White passing) friends “What should I do?” to end racism. This question occurs, for many of us Black folks, especially, those of us who can trace our roots…

‘This Is Incredible’: Enormous Crowds Flood Streets Across US Demanding End to Police Brutality and Justice for George Floyd

“It feels like it’s more than just a moment. Finally, finally it’s more than just a moment.” By Jake Johnson – Common Dreams Hundreds of thousands of people across the United States—and, in stunning displays of solidarity, around the world—poured…

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