The FBI is using a Louisiana police killing as a pretext to attack the Black Lives Matter movement.
Recognizing the need for better, deeper reporting on violence against people of color, the Media Consortium has created a program to strengthen and amplify the reporting of our member organizations.
Author and professor Marc Lamont Hill, and Mychal Denzel Smith, contributing writer for The Nation magazine, speak on Democracy Now! about police brutality
We need a profound shift in our collective consciousness in order to challenge an entrenched system of racial and social control -- and build a new US.
But the attack is a reminder that no life will be safe and truly valued until we also confront the broader American culture of violence.
After the violence last week, commit to building a different society.
"...for Black people to build the political, social and economic power we need to transform our conditions, we also need to change the narratives developed about us, which we also perpetuate through story and through practice."
Abdullah Muflahi and Chris LeDay say they have faced police retaliation for recording and posting videos of the killing.
Even when the federal government cracks down on police abuses, collective bargaining agreements often stymie reforms.
Franchesca Ramsey gives advice on responding to frustrating questions like, "So are you saying ONLY Black Lives Matter?"
Dallas organizers continue to mourn the July 7 shooting of five Dallas officers while working to prevent an expansion of policing in the shooting's wake.
Protests against police brutality are spreading across the country in the wake of the fatal police killings of African American men Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. In Oakland, California, more than a 1,000 people blocked Interstate 880 for hours. Hundreds more marched in Denver, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Baton Rouge. More than 40 people were arrested amid a massive march in New York City. Democracy Now! spoke to some of the protesters.
One year after Sandra Bland's arrest, a group gathered in Prairie View for songs, prayers and poetry to honor Bland and the fight to end police brutality.
Law enforcement says it's community outreach. Activists say it's a harassment campaign.
To solve the social and economic crises that we face, we need to stop looking at youth of color as a problem. Instead, we need to look to young people of color for solutions, and we need to support the development of their leadership toward healthy, peaceful, thriving communities.
Frank Olivier is a retired corrections officer who worked at the Rockland County Jail for 30 years.
For many young people who took their first step into activism this primary campaign, mobilizing in opposition to Trump at the RNC is both a moral obligation and a chance to test their power.
As a black woman in America, there are a lot of structural barriers that I’m up against. Still, I will not sit idly by as police brutality tears at my community.
Police in Minnesota and Louisiana have their own
The family of Philado Castile has engaged some high-profile help to seek justice. Police killed Castile after a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minnesota — t...
The white men in sports could learn something from these women.
Sikivu Hutchinson: Jones’ murder last spring marked the flowering of the #Sayhername campaign, the national call for justice in resistance to the terrorist victimization of black women under state violence.
As the parade of police killings of Black people continues, Black people have a right to mourn together—and without white people.
It's no surprise that police officers involved in the homicide of Freddie Gray are getting acquittals. We need to rethink what "justice" can look like.
I, like other authors in this book, take the position that the existence of the police force in this country is unnecessary.
On July 4, off-duty New York police officer Wayne Isaacs shot and killed Delrawn Small, an unarmed African American man. Police officers initially claimed Small punched officer Isaacs in the face following a driving confrontation. But surveillance video that has just been released counters that claim, and instead shows the off-duty officer shooting Small within one second of Small approaching the vehicle.
Chris LeDay, who posted the video of the Louisiana man’s death at the hands of police officers, was arrested on what he says were fabricated charges 24 hours after the video went viral. - 2016/07/12
President Obama is speaking in Dallas, Texas, today at a memorial service for the five Dallas police officers killed by a sniper Thursday evening. We speak to Gerald Horne, an expert on the Second Amendment from the founding of the Ku Klux Klan to the Black Panthers. Horne is a professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston.