Delta Passenger Calls Police Because Rapper Mykki Blanco Made Him ‘Uncomfortable’

Mykki Blanco, a queer rapper and performer, detailed his experiences after taking a short flight on Delta Airlines from Toronto to Detroit in which a fellow passenger called the police. According to Blanco’s retelling of the incident, the passenger claimed he wasn’t comfortable with “someone like [Blanco]” boarding the plane.

Blanco stated that he slept the entire flight and that there was no interaction between himself and the passenger, but police still took the complaining passenger’s side in the blatantly homophobic incident, according to Jezebel.

“Don’t Be A Bystander”: An Interview With Aaryn Lang On Responding to Racist Attacks [VIDEO]

The current political moment requires that young, socially-savvy people lead on issues of gendered oppression, racism, education inequality, and many other issues facing marginalized groups.

In this way, communication and movement building tie together tightly spreading information that can’t as easily be hidden, white washed, or ignored and creating a digital tool box for justice. Project NIA and The Barnard Center for Research on Women have added a resource to this toolbox, aimed at helping you respond to situations of violence on individual and systemic levels.

Georgia Police Chief Apologizes For 1940 Lynching

Lynchings were a not-so-well kept secret and core part of American history. For decades, Black people were terrified that they could be taken out of their homes or jail cells by a mob of angry white people in the middle of the night and killed. Perhaps the worst part is that no one would ever be held accountable for it.

To make amends for creating this unease and fear in the Black community, a Georgia police chief publicly apologized for a September 1940 lynching. 

British Police Use Taser On Black Race-Relations Adviser

Police in Britain and Wales may fire their guns less than 10 times a year – shocking, right? – but that doesn’t mean they’re immune to racial profiling.

Officers in Bristol, which is 120 miles west of London, are under fire for using a taser on a black man outside of his home while they were looking for a robbery suspect. The biggest of many problems in the altercation is that the man, 63-year-old Judah Adunbi, has spent years working to repair race relations with local police, according to The Washington Post.

Trump Threatens To Send The Feds Into Chicago

President Donald Trump has strategically used the gun violence on Chicago’s South and West sides as a means to convince the public that urban areas are home to “carnage” and practically begging for more policing. Last night, he continued to push this narrative as he tweeted that he’d “send in the Feds!” if the city doesn’t do something. 

Miami Police Officers Fired For Joking About Black Neighborhoods Being ‘Target Practice’

Three new Miami police officers were reportedly fired for joking about using predominantly black neighborhoods as “target practice” in a group chat.

Officers Kevin Bergnes, Miguel Valdes and Bruce Alcin were reportedly fired on Dec. 23 after it was ruled that they violated department policies following an internal affairs investigation. 

A Few Ways to Support Police Abolition In The New Year (Or Right Now)

“Why do we accept forms of security that are rooted in violence?” – Angela Davis, Lecture at University of Chicago November 2016

When I first learned of prison abolition it was from Angela Davis during a lecture she gave at my college campus in 2009. The concept of prison abolition seemed so large and out of reach and it wasn’t something I put much thought into until this year, but a defeatist attitude isn’t what abolished slavery – so who am I to doubt the possibilities of abolition?