DeRay Mckesson

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New Tool Helps Activists Take Resistance to State Capitols

OurStates aims to help communities advocate for their rights at the state level.

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'The Wire's' White Creator Thought He Could Say The N-Word. He Can't.

Twitter users tried to set David Simon straight in spectacular fashion. He didn’t bite.

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Black Dallas Cop Sues Black Lives Matter, Obama for 'Igniting a Race War'

From the lawsuit: “The defendants, if not legally reined in, are allegedly responsible, along with others, for igniting a race war that will ultimately totally destroy the freedoms that our founding fathers bequeathed to us.”

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72 Hellish Hours of Protest, Riot Police and Mass Arrests

From Baton Rouge to St. Paul to Los Angeles, hundreds hit the streets this weekend to protest the police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. There were hundreds of arrests, and, in several faceoffs, demonstrators were knocked to the ground by police and stepped on.

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DeRay Mckesson Appointed to Interm Position With Baltimore's Public Schools

The activist and Campaign Zero co-founder recently lost a bid to serve as mayor of his hometown.

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Black Lives Matter Organizer Jasmine Richards Convicted of 'Attempted Lynching'

The charge stems from an August incident where Richards and other Pasadena, California, activists tried to remove a Black woman from police custody.

READ: Jelani Cobb on the History—and Future—of Black Lives Matter

Cobb’s latest piece for The New Yorker examines how the movement differs from those of the past and how its decentralized leadership style could impact its chances of success.

Today: White House Will Bring Together Civil Rights Activists Past and Present

President Obama is set to meet with leaders from Black Lives Matter and the Civil Rights movement.

Activist DeRay McKesson Wants to Be Baltimore’s Next Mayor

“In order to achieve the promise of our city and become the Baltimore we know we can become, we must challenge the practices that have not and will not lead to transformation.”

ICYMI: Watch Activist DeRay McKesson School Stephen Colbert on White Privilege

McKesson on privilege and racism: “Gotta create space for the conversation. We can’t address what we don’t talk about.”

Twitter May Shake-Up Its Board To Promote Diversity

These reports come after a blog post from ex-employee Leslie Miley, who resigned from the company over its inaction on meaningful diversity initiatives. 

Black Lives Matter-Affiliated Groups Get Approval to Hold Democratic Town Hall

The town hall has been approved by the DNC, despite their—and the RNC’s—refusal to add another debate to the election calendar. 

READ: DeRay Mckesson Reveals Details of Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton Meetings

From community policing to the racial wealth gap, activists broke down the policies that can really tackle structural racism in American.

Black Activists Meet With Senior White House Officials

Activists representing Campaign Zero and Black Lives Matter-affiliated organizations met with Valerie Jarrett, Roy Austin and other senior White House officials on Wednesday. 

Baltimore PD Arrests Activist Kwame Rose During Freddie Gray Pre-Trial Protest

Also, the judge denied a motion to dismiss the charges against the officers accused of killing Gray in police custody. 

DeRay Mckesson, Johnetta Elzie and Co. Launch Campaign Zero To End Police Brutality

The “data-informed” platform was launched at the end of last week by prominent black activists, presenting a 10-point platform for eliminating police brutality.