For artist Ajuan Mance, creating the comic book “Living While Black” was her effort to challenge and undermine the criminalization of Black people’s everyday activities.
Alicia Garza is searching for Black-led solutions to some of the biggest problems of our democracy—solutions that go far beyond a hashtag.
Scholar Rashad Shabazz explains how anti-Black bias is so central to American policing that even Black officers are influenced by it.
Inspiring stories about our past can open portals to the world that awaits us and help us dream what a world with reparations looks like.
Comedian W. Kamau Bell together with his co-author Kate Schatz have written a new activity book, chock full of coloring pages, crosswords, thought experiments and exercises.
The Supreme Court has demonstrated that the highest law of the land is whatever they feel like saying it is. What do we do when the court and other institutions are widely seen as illegitimate?
The 1992 L.A. rebellion was a wake-up call for a deeply segregated city. Where authorities have failed over 30 years to rebuild what was lost, multi-racial organizing has succeeded in leading progressive change.
Melina Abdullah of Black Lives Matter explains how the 3 core tenets of the Black Xmas campaign are building Black, buying Black, and banking Black.
Just as slavery couldn’t be reformed and had to be ended, policing can’t be reformed and has to be abolished, say leaders of modern-day abolitionist movements.
Occupy Wall Street gave the left ideas, skills, and a base in a way no one could have imagined a decade ago. The radicalization of a generation, the ability to easily explain class, the potential for mass nonviolent direct action, and crowbarring politics to let in socialist ideas and elected officials are all invaluable legacies.
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.