Most people only know the phrase Black Lives Matter as a slogan and a hashtag; they don’t understand the true meaning behind the movement. There are many rumors, misconceptions and misrepresentations of what it is about, but a new class at the University of Washington aims to change that.
The civil unrest that followed the acquittal of four Los Angeles police officers whose brutal beating of Rodney King was caught on film has been etched into American history—“The Rodney King riots” shorthand for the events also known as the Los Angeles Uprising.
Demetrius Hollins’ encounter with two Gwinnett County, Ga., police officers during a traffic stop went viral last week after one officer was seen punching the motorist in his face, and another officer was seen racing to the scene later, only to stomp the young man in his face.
When I ask Carrie Lightfoot to describe the most utopian and expansive version of the America she’s working towards, this is what she says: Obviously there’d be less crime, because criminals are lazy, and if all women had guns they would no longer be considered prey.
A Gwinnett County, Ga., police officer has prompted social media outrage after video of him kicking a handcuffed man in the head went viral.
A North Miami police officer who shot an unarmed behavioral therapist as he cared for a man with autism has been charged with attempted manslaughter.
On December 21, 2016, Jacqueline Craig, a black woman living in Fort Worth, Texas, called 911 to report that a white, male neighbor was choking her seven-year-old son, allegedly in retaliation for the child littering on his lawn.
Sandra Bland’s mother returned to Texas on Tuesday to show support for a sweeping police-reform bill named after her daughter, who died in a jail near Houston after a confrontational traffic stop in 2015.
Black Lives Matter activists on two Southern California college campuses shut down scheduled appearances by anti-BLM critic, pro-police advocate and author of the book The War on Cops Heather Mac Donald.
Shady is as shady does, and it turns out that undercover officers with the New York City Police Department embedded themselves so deeply into the lives of Black Lives Matter activists, they were able to gain access to text messages meant for a very limited audience.
A judge in Portland, Maine, stunned a courtroom full of people Monday when he recused himself from the court hearing of 17 Black Lives Matter protesters at the request of a defense attorney.
Is your activism performative or substantive? One New Jersey teen knew exactly how to show his answer to that question when filling out his application to Stanford University. Asked “What matters to you, and why?” the teen could think of only one thing: #BlackLivesMatter.
An officer with the New York City Police Department’s 76th Precinct is in hot water with her superiors after she reportedly replied to a department Twitter post with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter.
Campaign Zero co-founder and prominent activist in the Movement for Black Lives DeRay Mckesson is being sued by an unnamed Baton Rouge, La., police officer who claims he was injured during a protest in the city four days after a police officer killed Alton Sterling, and now an attorney for Mckesson is urging a federal…
OK, those Rebel commercials on BET haven’t exactly moved you, even if this show is intended to fill the void left by the midseason finale of Being Mary Jane. Because it’s 2017 and black TV isn’t as sparse as it once was, you still have those Netflix Dave Chappelle comedy specials to get to, not to mention countless…
The wife of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke says that a job offer for her to become a Cook County sheriff’s deputy was abruptly pulled because of her husband’s controversial case.
It seems as though 35-year-old Police Officer Richard Haste decided to leave the New York City Police Department before the department had a chance to dismiss him, five years or so after his involvement in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in his Bronx, N.Y., home.
Angie Thomas’ debut novel, The Hate U Give, is a must-read for our young people. It tells the story of 16-year-old Starr, who lives in a poor neighborhood but goes to a prep school in a wealthy suburb. She witnesses her best friend, Khalil, murdered by police. It cleverly tells the common, opposing narratives that…
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