Activism

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Photo Essay: Thousands of Activists March Through New York City to #DefendDACA

Just days after the Trump administration announced its decision to end DACA, thousands of immigrants and their allies rallied in protest and solidarity outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York City.

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UPDATE: Pepsi Apologies for Ad That Shows Kendall Jenner Ending Racism With a Pepsi

A new Pepsi commercial shows the reality show personality presenting a police officer with a cool drink, opening his eyes to the plight of the oppressed.

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The Majority Launches 28 Days of Direct Actions

The coalition brings together 50+ activist and advocacy organizations for a month of mobilization.

After 4 Years of Fighting, Palestinian-American Activist Rasmea Odeh Accepts Plea Agreement in Immigration Fraud and Terrorism Case

In light of the current political climate, Odeh believes that she could not receive a fair trial in her legal battle with the federal government over immigration fraud and terrorism charges.

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50+ Activist Organizations Unite as 'The Majority' to Advocate for Collective Justice

The coalition will fight for “justice, freedom and the right to live with dignity and respect.”

Thousands of anti-Donald Trump protesters, including many pro-immigrant groups, held a demonstration along 5th Avenue in New York City on November 13, 2016.

Going to the Women's March in DC? Be Prepared

This means staying hydrated, fueled and safe—especially if you’re a person of color, undocumented or in the LGBTQ community.

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Michelle Alexander, Jesse Williams to Feature at Inaugural 'Many Rivers To Cross' Festival

Sankofa.org, the human rights organization founded by musician and longtime activist Harry Belafonte, just announced the new arts and social justice festival.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates, Sonia Sanchez and Toni Morrison Talk Dangers of Art

The three acclaimed writers sat down for a public conversation at New York City’s Ambassador Theatre.

WATCH: PBS's Doc On Grace Lee Boggs Free Online

“American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs” is available for free streaming until November. 

10 Quotes to Celebrate the Life of Revolutionary Activist Grace Lee Boggs

Boggs died today at the age of 100. Get familiar.

‘Breaking’ Presents: Tongo Eisen-Martin, a Poet With Movement-Building In His Bones

This Bay Area-bred poet’s experimental form and progressive ideology harkens back to the golden age of spoken-word and experimental works, but with renewed relevance.

 

Dave Chappelle: Political Artists 'Are Very Relevant and Necessary' During 'Emotionally-Charged Time'

The legendarily transgressive comic and writer spoke about creative responsibility and slammed “Key and Peele” during his remarks at the Art For Life benefit in Long Island this weekend. 

VIDEO: D'Angelo and Bobby Seale Talk Black Power and Protest Music

The legendary Black Panthers co-founder and R&B superstar talk protest music and  the Black Power movement while driving around Cali’s Bay Area.

I’m Not A South Carolinian; I’m the Rebirth of the Black Radical

My generation is finding community in our shared disenfranchisement

Art Institute of Chicago Celebrates the 1960s 'Wall of Respect' Mural

A tribute to black history finally gets its own tribute.

Activists Challenge Santa Barbara Newspaper's Use of the I-Word

Racist headlines have compelled activists to call for a boycott of one of California’s oldest papers.

ICYMI: Watch Queer and Trans Activists of Color Shut Down San Francisco's Historic Castro

The group marched through the heart of the Castro as part of 96 hours of actions taken to #ReclaimMLK last weekend.

LIVE: Watch Protesters Shut Down the Oakland Police Department

Demonstrators have chained themselves to the entrance of the station.

Ferguson's 'Lost Voices' Speak [VIDEO]

As the world awaits a grand jury decision in Ferguson, the accidental activists who have camped in the streets since August describe their feelings and preparations to Colorlines.

'Illegal Pete's' to Keep Name Despite Criticism

The new location is set to open Thursday.