Isabel Wilkerson, author of ‘The Warmth of Other Suns’, writes that uprising against brutality is part of a day of reckoning for the North.
“For New Yorkers who value fair policing, though, the slowdown is an occasion to celebrate,” writes Aurin Squire for the New Republic.
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.
Writing for the Huffington Post, Brandon Hill says that the gap between rich and poor students may deprive the world of significant contributions from youth of color.
“We are in the midst of a movement to upend white supremacy,” say the Nation‘s Jesse A. Myerson and Mychal Denzel Smith. They have three economic ideas for making #BlackLivesMatter.
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.
Writing for Weird Sister, Morgan Parker believes that the concept of Afro-futurism might help us heal from daily anti-black violence. “Not only do our lives matter, they will remain. Like it or not.”
For Disrupting Dinner Parties, Dominique Hazzard writes that Phylicia Rashad’s comments were a missed opportunity to show that it is possible to defend the contributions of the Cosby Show without throwing women under the bus.
According to a new report from the CBPP, one million people will lose SNAP benefits before the end of 2016.
At Think Progress, Nicole Flatow is disturbed by the lack of media coverage on the bombing of the NAACP building in Colorado Springs, CO.