Bakari Kitwana

The 16 Black Panthers Still Behind Bars

Black Panther alumni celebrated the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Party in 2016. In this informal census we present the names of those who are still in prison, who were recently released and who died while incarcerated.

Two middle Black men mourn at protest against the police killing of Sylville Smith

Milwaukee, After the Fires

In mid-August Milwaukee experienced several days of unrest due to the police killing of 23-year-old Sylville Smith. Here, community leaders reflect on the before and after. 

A little Black girl in a striped hoodie holds up a sign during a protest

Arresting Development

How law enforcement uses mass arrests, high bail, conditional plea deals and serious felony charges to suppress local organizing.

'Normal Doesn't Exist Anymore'

On the heels of her just-released memoir, "Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil," Michael Brown's mother, Lezley McSpadden, shares how she's healing, how protestors should treat victims' families, and how it feels be famous for the worst possible reason. 

PHOTO ESSAY: How to Survive in Flint

An intimate look at how the Michigan city's water disaster is disrupting everyday life

People Get Ready

Ferguson organizer—and singer—Rev. Osagyefo Sekou on making a soundtrack for the movement for Black lives.

Tef Poe on Why He's Taking Aim at 'White Privilege II' With 'Message to Macklemore'

"Me making a record like this doesn't help my iTunes sales. It doesn't help me clear up accusations that I'm some type of psychotic, cop-killing rapper. ... It's going to be a bunch of complicated conversations that I can't walk away from."