Last night, Fusion partnered with the Iowa Black and Brown forum, the country’s oldest non-partisan organization focusing on the issues of communities of color to give all three Democratic candidates an opportunity to speak to issues facing our communities with the same amount of time allotted.
Today we begin to mark the end of President Barack Obama’s administration with his final State of the Union address to the nation.
At 9 p.m. EST, the president will call us together again, but with more freedom with what he can say than in times past. Here are a few things we’re thinking about leading up to tonight:
“If they had taken one moment to look and survey the scene, they would have seen that none of the kids were running away because none of them felt that they were in any danger,” Blow said on CNN Tonight. “Before you shoot somebody, you need to take a breath to say, ‘Let me assess the situation, let me not jump out with my hand on the trigger and shoot somebody at point-blank.’”
Stephen Colbert invited Killer Mike from Run The Jewels on his show on Wednesday, January 6 to talk about racial justice, family, and feeling the “Bern.” Killer Mike is a socially active leader in the African-American community who uses his music as a conscious platform to discuss issues like police brutality and the war on drugs.
If you hadn’t already fallen in love with John Boyega, the Black British-Nigerian actor who plays Finn in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” this clip just might change that.
Gender expectations are a thing of the past, especially when your name is Jaden Smith. His gender presentation has made the official entrance into fashion as he has been crowned as the new face of Louis Vuitton’s womenswear campaign.
There is something particularly disturbing about racism in children. A recent video of two little White girls receiving Black baby dolls for Christmas shows how disturbing it can be to watch in action.
A lot of folks struggle with the idea that systemic racism actually exists. This video from Brave New Films details why this confusion is completely unfounded.
Black folks still struggle to get employment even with the same qualifications as Whites. Black folks are still preyed upon by private businesses and loan officers. And, sadly, Black people are still targeted for petty crimes like marijuana possession at much higher rates than Whites?
This film simply asks: If this isn’t racism, what is?
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is hoping to provide new policing procedures as the city’s law enforcement agency continues to find itself under public scrutiny.
Some of our favorite sports stars are redirecting their passion on-the-court to major off-the-court issues.
Through a partnership between Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun safety advocacy group, and the NBA, basketball stars like Steph Curry, Chris Paul, and Carmelo Anthony, are working on an ad-campaign to bring awareness to gun violence and the stories of gun violence survivors.