Keynote Speaker Rev. Dr. William Barber II face emanates neon purple rays against a background of dark blue with dark teal concentric pentagonal shapes that subtly meet one another to create a cohesive pattern as they radiate out in to space. Race Forward Presents Facing Race: A National Conference.

Not Your Grandmother's Women's Convention

Nine months after the Women’s March, a surprisingly diverse crowd of 5,000 met in Detroit for the inaugural Women’s Convention. Their mission? To transform the energy of the march into strategy, bridge gaps and build power. 

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.