In somewhat of a pivot from their usual work, The Movement for Black Lives activists went to Capitol Hill yesterday to lobby individual U.S. representatives and senators on a range of Black economic and criminal justice issues.
People around the nation are mourning Khalid Jabara, the Arab-American man slain this month by a racist next-door neighbor with a violent past. Here, his sister in law, Jenna, tells Colorlines about his role in the family and why his parents are not leaving their home.
Two years after the Michael Brown was shot to death by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson, the TV host, professor and writer Marc Lamont Hill shares why he dedicated his latest book, “Nobody,” to the 18-year-old, what’s changed in Ferguson and why we need to reframe how we see Black women’s encounters with police.
“Afeni had a deep and profound love for the community and a passion for the people that made her a dynamic organizer and dedicated activist. …[Her] organizing laid the seeds for a legacy we still bear witness to today.”
After multiple reports that freedom fighter Harriet Tubman would ”replace” president and slave master Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced that he’ll stay there—just on the back.
Ryan Coogler’s Blackout for Human Rights is throwing a star-studded, free concert on Sunday for Flint, the Black Michigan city poisoned by toxic tap water. Here’s how you can watch the show featuring Ava DuVernay, Janelle Monaé and Andra Day—and where you can donate funds right now.
Last week Adweek’s Agency Spy blog exposed a racist e-mail written by a Campbell Ewald creative director that got him and the CEO fired. But this isn’t just a textbook case of workplace bias. It’s a tragic display of poor creative choices.
The Schomburg Center is hosting—and livestreaming—a debate about respectability politics at 6:30 p.m. ET. Randall Kennedy, a Harvard law professor and a strong defender of this unpopular brand of politics, will mix it up with Brittney Cooper and Mychal Denzel Smith.
In the debut episode of “The Movement,” activist and writer Darnell Moore goes to Camden, N.J., to meet folks who challenge the lie that Black people don’t care about violent crime unless it’s committed by police.
Advocates for Youth’s 1 in 3 Campaign is livestreaming women telling their own abortion stories. Participants also include elected officials, abortion providers, activists and celebrities, and the speakout will be submitted to the Supreme Court as a live brief in a critical case.