BLM

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…

“Stop denying racism, start dismantling it” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says

Michelle Bachelet on Monday, June 28 2021 issued an urgent call for States to adopt a “transformative agenda” to uproot systemic racism, as she published a report casting a spotlight on the litany of violations of economic, social, cultural, civil…

How the Tulsa Race Massacre Was a Violent Act of Racist Economic Injustice

An underappreciated factor in the racist violence of the 1921 Tulsa massacre is how white supremacist forces decimated Black wealth. By Sonali Kolhatkar One hundred years after the worst instance of racist mob violence in 20th-century America, the Tulsa Race…

‘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…

How the Community Helps Sustain Portland’s Ongoing Black Lives Matter Protests

Portlanders have been protesting everyday since May. Community mutual aid ‘blocs’ support BIPOC activists with everything from groceries to haircuts to tattoos. By April M. Short At any given Black Lives Matter (BLM) event in Portland, you might encounter what…

ETFO Emancipation Day is an opportunity to commit to ridding society of anti-Black racism

Emancipation Day, recognized on August 1, provides an opportunity for Ontario, its institutions and its people to commit to working towards a society that is rid of ongoing systemic and individual forms of anti-Black racism. While Ontario recognized the day…

Panel Discussion LIVE 07/02: What Will It Take for Black Lives to Really Matter?

Thursday, July 2nd 5 PM: Online Panel Discussion Broadcasted LIVE on Facebook and Youtube Watch it live here on July 2nd at 5 PM (NY time):  Everyone is recognizing the current moment as a unique opportunity for African-Americans to…

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…

June 2020, a month of #BLM in Japan

Nationwide protests oppose police brutality and support Black lives Black Lives Matter rallies and marches were held in cities across Japan throughout June, as part of a global display of solidarity with demonstrators in the United States and other countries.…

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…

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