Watch This Attorney Explain Why Compliance With Police Won’t Protect Us

The murders of Black and Brown people last week at the hands of police are still fresh in many people’s minds. While this has changed the dialogue in our communities, families, and friend circles, it has also changed the types of conversation we are seeing in mainstream media. In a segment on CNN last week, civil rights attorney Charles F. Coleman, Jr. explains why all of he judgements and decisions we are making outside of the courtroom are unnecessary and part of the problem.


This Video Shows Why Not ‘Seeing’ Race Won’t Stop Police Brutality

The senseless murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile this week have drawn increased attention to the ways that police officers interact with people of color, specifically Black men. This video from StoryCorps highlights the ways that popular ideas about being “post-racial” or not “seeing” race at all don’t actually fix these issues. Instead, it leaves Black people especially vulnerable to police brutality.


Black Woman Officer, Nakia Jones, Posts Viral Video In Response to Cops Killing Blacks

There have been varied reactions to the footage of both Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old man who was shot and killed while police had him pinned down to the ground in Lousiana, and Philando Castile, a 32-year-old man who was shot four times in the chest at a routine traffic stop. One Ohio  police officer named Nakia Jones posted a video response that is going viral. 


Homelessness remains a serious problem in the state of California

By: Chaya Crowder

There is a homeless crisis in Los Angeles County. On a given night there are more than 46,000 people without homes in Los Angeles. Policy makers and community activists are drawing attention to this growing issue. A May 2016 poll by the African American Voter Registration, Education and Participation project found that 93 percent of African American voters in California view homelessness as a high priority for elected officials to address.