On July 5, the number on The Guardian’s police killings ticker The Counted went up. On July 6, it went up again. The Guardian, like many other news outlets, with genuine intentions has made the effort to look at the numerous surveys, polls, and research behind racial disparities in policing in the country. My question is: who does the data usually benefit? Even more importantly: what is being done about it?
What happens when activism becomes cool? Profitable? In a world driven by consumerism it seems almost necessary to integrate something like Black Liberation into the culture – as something that can be accessed, understood, bought, and enjoyed by most- to create sustainable change.
Chicago could report its lowest murder total in close to 50 years for the second consecutive year.
Despite murder rates being down, the number of shootings is up for 2014, according to data analysed by the Chicago Sun-Times.
A Nashville police chief is garnering praise after pinning a letter in support of protesters calling for an end to police brutality.
Steve Anderson posted the below message originally on the Metro Government of Nashville & Davidson County website on Friday.
Wayne Brady is known for making millions laugh, but the comedian and game show host revealed a dark secret he’s been struggling with for quite some time now.
Brady has battled depression for years.
Sports commentator Charles Barkley hasn’t come across a sensitive topic that he will not touch, and now he has voiced his opinion on what he calls a “dirty, dark secret” in the African-American community.
During an interview with a radio station in Philadelphia, Barkley expounded on claims that Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was disliked by some of his teammates, partly because he wasn’t considered to be “black enough.”
The Englewood neighborhood on Chicago’s south side will be hosting its first 5K in November. The event, called Ditch the Weight and Guns 5K Walk and Run organized by Andrea Natay. She hopes that the event will draw nearly 1000 participants.
A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its tense relationship with the black community is among 21 winners of this year’s MacArthur Foundation “genius grants.”
The Chicago -based foundation announced the 2014 recipients on Wednesday, who will each receive $625,000 to spend any way they want.
By: Charlene Carruthers & Terrance Laney
President Barack Obama’s statements on the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, left many young black folks feeling that the administration was either unwilling or inept at addressing racial injustice in the United States.
While the focus on America’s first black president is understandable, it has unfortunately provided every mayor, city council and police department with the cover they need to continue to refuse to implement common sense reforms that would keep everyone safe from police misconduct and abuse of power.
16-year-old high school athlete Ross Torrance saw what was happening in his community and decided to help make a change.
Torrance, from Miami, opened a gym in his neighborhood to help people in the area get fit. He hopes to give people in his neighborhood access to gym equipment that would help them lead healthier lives and provide space that is free from the violence he sees in his community.