The demands to defund the police are linked to the call for ending militarism. There is a strong case to be made for these movements to join forces against both forms of violence.
After more than 100 days of continual demonstrations, protesters in Portland are looking to the future—and each other—for ways to sustain their movement for Black lives.
“Protesting ultimately isn’t safe and we’re not trying to say that it is,” says one Portland street medic. “But that doesn’t mean we can’t take care of each other.”
Portland, Oregon’s five months of ongoing protests in support of Black lives are sustained by a vast, multifaceted, and ever-evolving network of activists, organizers, and mutual aid.
Seasoned community journalists have some words of wisdom before you decide to livestream your next protest.
In Canada, as in the U.S., professional orchestras are overwhelmingly White. But Black classical musicians are finding ways to make sure they’re heard.
The Blkpaper campaign wants you to print out these images, grab some wheatpaste, and make a statement.
The police killing of João Pedro Mattos Pinto, a 14-year-old Black Brazilian in Rio de Janeiro, unmasked the scope of police brutality amid a pandemic and led to an unprecedented court decision.
Black Lives Matter founders on the uprising.
Hip hop artists have protested police violence in their music for decades, just like Southern blues and jazz artists did in the late 1800s.