A grand jury indicted one former Louisville police officer involved in the raid that killed Breonna Taylor—but not for her death.
If climate activists invest in Black voters leading up to the election, they could be a crucial voting bloc in November.
Empowering Black Americans with access to own property and build wealth is key to cities addressing decades of racist policies and inequality.
“I placed the phone call for my brother to get help, not for my brother to get lynched," says Joseph Prude.
A conversation on the current uprising with The Root's Michael Harriot, historian Jamon Jordan, and the editors of YES! and Colorlines.
Race and caste are not the same system, but they are parallel oppressions that have the same logic.
Militarized federal interventions can actually escalate conflict and often leave the underlying causes of protests or crime unresolved.
When NBA players refused to take the court, athlete activism escalated to a new level.
Historically, police have used their legal authority to protect businesses and private property over the working class.
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.
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