Eliminating cash bail has become a focal point in the fight to transform the criminal justice system. Inside the wins and challenges of a growing movement that raises money to free people of color who are in jail simply because they can’t afford to post bail.
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Memphis sanitation strike by training labor organizers to tackle income inequality and racial disparity via the “I Am 2018” campaign.
A new Okayplayer article profiles street and subway dancers of color who, once a staple of New York City’s commuter culture, find their shows restricted by police and residents who seem them as a nuisance.
Activists: “Companies can either snatch back our raise and take food out of the mouths of children, or they can do the right thing by honoring the St. Louis wage increase and paying us at least $10 an hour.”
Contributor and Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza: “Ultimately, we aim to contribute to that movement by ensuring that Black women are at the center of an economy and a democracy that works for all of us.”