Her family shares their memories.
For poet Saeed Jones, generations collapse into seconds during an American week of chaos and sorrow.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service claimed it suspected that boxes of cloth masks meant to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 "contained non-mailable ...
D.C. mayor has huge 'Black Lives Matter' name painted on street leading to White House (nbcnews.com)
The act was intended to honor protesters who had peacefully assembled earlier this week.
Like George Floyd, she was also killed by the police, but her case remains largely disconnected from the broader narrative.
“It’s Hard To Breathe Without Her”
This time is different. Here’s why.
74% of Americans view George Floyd's death as an underlying racial injustice problem: POLL (abcnews.go.com)
Nearly three-fourths of Americans view the death of George Floyd as a sign of an underlying racial injustice problem, a new ABC News/Ipsos poll finds.
Officers have charged and swung batons at demonstrators after curfew with seemingly little provocation. The mayor said he would review any reports of inappropriate enforcement.
Legacies intersect in this Pride month to remind us that defunding the police system is both a historically Black and historically queer demand, and that disruption and direct action can get that d…
Strike for Black Lives
An autopsy has been scheduled and the investigation is ongoing.
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I'm a Minneapolis City Council Member. We Must Disband the Police—Here's What Could Come Next (time.com)
On Tuesday, May 26, we woke up to find a video circulating of a Minneapolis Police officer named Derek Chauvin kneeling on the neck of...
Cooper argues that we miss the intersection of race and gender when it comes to Black women
The young EMT didn’t need to be a hero. She just needed to be alive
Fifty-seven officers were willing to take a stand to defend misconduct rather than oppose it.
Cities that enact these eight use-of-force policies can reduce police violence by 72%. Look up your city and contact your mayor now.
Police disproportionately target Black and other marginalized people in stops, arrests, and use of force; and are increasingly called upon to respond to problems, such ...
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Ilhan Omar on the fight against structural racism and injustice, and how the Congressional Black Caucus can move us forward.
Across the United States, frustration and outrage are pouring out onto the streets. On Friday, June 5, the PBS NewsHour will focus on these issues in a special airing at 9 p.m. ET.
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The commissioner is backtracking from the football league's original stance that players should not be allowed to peacefully protest during the national ...
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The abrupt switch to remote learning wiped out academic gains for many students in America, and widened racial and economic gaps. Catching up in the fall won’t be easy.
Inspired by the Civil Rights Movement, the fight for LGBTQ+ rights began with an explosion of righteous anger.
Maxine Waters on the history of protest and the language of insurrection.
The AFA Executive Board unanimously adopted the following resolution today, June 5, 2020.
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Backing for Military Presence at Floyd Protests Declines as Support for Demonstrations Grows - Morning Consult (morningconsult.com)
As the White House and the Pentagon clashed over the potential deployment of U.S. troops in cities bubbling with demonstrations protesting the alleged murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, a new survey shows falling support for having those cities call in the military to back up their own law enforcement.
The lethal history of rubber bullets—and why they should never be used on peaceful protesters (fastcompany.com)
Rubber bullets fired on protesters can kill. So why are we using them—and can they be improved?
I imagine I am a street sweeper.
Singer, songwriter, and activist John Legend pens an op-ed demanding justice for Breonna Taylor.
Amid widespread protests against police brutality and the coronavirus pandemic, a determined electorate pushed turnout past 2016 levels.
White people must refuse reconciliation to ongoing brutality; they must rend the fabric of the kinship narrative
Created for the opening of the Gone But Not Forgotten Quilt exhibit on October 17, 2016, this zine was created by Monica Trinidad and Sarah-Ji of For The People Artists Collective and Rachel Wallis, the artist and curator of GBNF Quilt Project. Their hope is that in the face of continued state violence that the quilt represents, that the zine would spark conversations and actions towards creating a world in which police are unnecessary.
#SustainingCommunity: Karla Gonzales Garcia - "Need to Be Real About Anti-Black Racism Among Latinx" (youtube.com)
The Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights’ (COLOR) Karla Gonzales Garcia challenges people of color to remember that our exper...
Some demonstrators, and in some cases the police, have paused to kneel, recalling the manner of George Floyd’s death and the gesture by Colin Kaepernick.
A veteran of the civil rights movement implores white people to speak out against racism.
A special squad on the Buffalo Police department - the Emergency Response Team - has resigned from their posts, according the Buffalo Police Benevolent
Across the country, black-owned bookstores have served as community gathering spaces, support for emerging authors, and educational resources. Those listed below are open and ready for online order…
Breonna Taylor was an award-winning EMT and first responder in Louisville, KY, who loved helping her patients and her community. "She was an essential worker. She had to go to work," her mother, Tamika Palmer said of her dedication to standing on the frontlines of this pandemic. "She didn't have a problem with that." On the night of March 13th, the Louisville Metro Police executed a warrant, looking for drugs they never found, reportedly trafficked by a person who did not live with Breonna or in her complex-and whom they already had in custody. They sprayed her home with 20 rounds, shooting...
Mark Zuckerberg says the company will consider labeling some posts that break its rules, as Twitter done with the president's inflammatory and false tweets.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Negotiators for the city of Minneapolis have agreed with the state to ban the use of chokeholds by police and to require police to report and intervene anytime they see an...
While Mario Cuomo presided over the state during the 1980s and 1990s, NYPD officers killed Eleanor Bumpurs (1984), Sharon Walker (1984), Yvonne Smallwood (1987), and Mary Mitchell (1991). In 2016, …
Massive law enforcement budgets have only increased in recent years. Activists are calling to defund the police and invest that money into communities of...
The last day of early voting for Georgia's June 9 primary is Friday. Then voters will head to the polls on election day or return their absentee ballots.
ABOLITION READING GROUP Welcome to the Abolitionist Futures Reading Group. The suggested readings have been chosen to offer a variety of perspectives and analyses, and to cover some key concepts an…
NYPD’s Ambush Of Peaceful Bronx Protesters Was "Executed Nearly Flawlessly," City Leaders Agree (gothamist.com)
"We’re locked in between walls of police hitting us with batons, hitting us with their bikes, and asking us not to resist."
Council President Lisa Bender told NBC News earlier Friday, "We are ready to rise to this tragedy of George Floyd's murder."