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The Top Criminal-Justice Wins of 2017

There’s no other way to put it: 2017 was bleak. Bleak because the country’s top public health organization is now prohibited from using the term “science-based.” Bleak because we’re surprised that a man accused of sexually harassing and assaulting young girls—and who extols slavery—lost an election. Bleak because the…

#DanielShaver: It Is Not Black People’s Job to Create a White Lives Matter Movement

Daniel Shaver, 26, is dead. Mesa, Ariz., Police Officer Philip “Mitch” Brailsford, 27, a cowboy armed with an AR-15—with the words “You’re fucked” etched on the dust cover—executed him in a hotel hallway as he sobbed and begged for his life. The video of the 2016 shooting was not released until after Brailsford was…

Janaya Khan, Black Lives Matter Leader, Dismantles FBI’s Fraudulent ‘Black Identity Extremist’ Report

From the days of COINTELPRO—the targeting of black human rights leaders and sowing dissent within the ranks of black organizations committed to freedom and liberation for black people—to its unofficial subsidiaries like the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission, whose sole purpose was to violently oppress black…

Halle Berry Says She Doesn’t Want to Hear About ‘Black Lives Matter’ but She’s No Sellout

Unlike some other celebs, Halle Berry did not embarrass herself when asked about the Movement for Black Lives. The recently pregnant-not-pregnant knockout did say she was tired of hearing about Black Lives Matter ... with one redeeming caveat.

According to HipHollywood, Berry had this to say during Cannes:

Jordan Edwards Killing: Police Chief, on His Claim That Vehicle Was Backing Toward Officers Aggressively, Says ‘I Misspoke’

Updated Monday, May 1, 2017, 7:06 p.m. EDT: Balch Springs, Texas, Police Chief Jonathan Haber has retracted his earlier statement that the car in which Jordan Edwards, 15, was traveling Saturday night was “backing down the street toward officers in an aggressive manner,” which he initially claimed prompted a police…

#BeyondTheMoment: This May Day, Movements Unite for Labor Protection, Equity and Justice

On Monday, May 1, thousands of people will convene in communities around the world to commemorate May Day, otherwise known as International Workers’ Day. On this day in 1886, men and women, many of them recent immigrants, organized a nationwide workers strike that led to the creation of the eight-hour workday and…

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