Activism

 A grid of summer books with titles like "sick," "if they come for us," "we built the wall," "assata taught me," and more

The Must-Read Race and Culture Books of the Summer

From memoirs to poetry to fiction, these titles will deepen your understanding of what’s going on, inspire activism and even entertain the kids.

How You Can Support Detained Immigrant Families

From volunteering to organizing to donating, here are actionable steps you can take to support immigrants and asylum-seekers being prosecuted and detained by the United States government.

Four faith leaders holding papers standing in front of United Church of Christ.

Faith Leaders Revive MLK's 'Poor People's Campaign' 50 Years Later

Faith leaders around the country are recreating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s mass mobilization of working-class people.

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. 

What I Learned From #MeToo: Stop the Instant, Harsh Critiquing [OP-ED]

RaceBaitr editor Arielle Iniko Newton admits she was quick to dismiss #MeToo. Here, she reflects on how harsh, premature critiques of the online, decentralized campaigns so many of us use can hinder our growth.

Two arms are raised in the air, their fingers laced, as people hold up protest signs in the background.

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.

Graphic with Martin Luther King Jr. and "Beyond the Moment"

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.

Woman wearing hoodie talks into bullhorn

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.

Michelle Alexander in black jacket and grey shirt, holding black microphone; Jesse Williams in blue suit and white shirt, holding black microphone

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.

(L to R) Toni Morrison, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Sonia Sanchez on dimly lit stage

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.