Isabel Wilkerson, author of ‘The Warmth of Other Suns’, writes that uprising against brutality is part of a day of reckoning for the North.
Charlene Carruthers, national director for BYP100, joined other activists on a trip to Palestine and Israel.
Organized by the Dream Defenders, the trip also included representatives from Black Lives Matter, Ferguson/Hands Up United and Justice League NYC as well as journalist Marc Lamont Hill, poet Aja Monet, and USC student Maytha Alhassen.
Reports claim that nearly 2,000 people were killed during an attack Baga, Nigeria, a town near the Chad border.
Writer Malik Nashad Sharpe believes that it’s possible to mourn those lost in the Charlie Hebdo attack and stand with those that have been harmed by racist and Islamophobic sentiments in France.
Claudia Rankine’s preeminent book on race in America, ‘Citizen’, has been given a chilling update. What used to be blank spaces now hold the names of black men killed by the police.
Yesterday, President Obama proposed making community college free for those “who are willing to work for it.”
Cleveland city officials released extended video that show’s police forcing Tamir Rice’s sister to the ground after they shot her brother. The video shows Rice’s sister running to his aide after hearing the gun shots. Once she approached the body, she is held down by the officers involved and eventually handcuffed and put in the back of a squad car, just feet from where her brother lay dying. The video confirms claims made by Samira Rice, Tamir’s mother.