Chirlane McCray Is Making Mental Health an Open Discussion, and We’re the Better for It

New York City’s first lady, Chirlane McCray, told the audience here at the National Action Network Convention on Wednesday that “we all deal with mental illness, but we don’t talk about it.” People nodded their heads, saying, “That’s right”and “Mmm-hmm,” as she talked about shattering the stigma of discussing mental…

NAN Convention Arrives Just as Civil Rights Progress Is Taking Its Biggest Hit in Decades  

Stevante Clark clung to the Rev. Al Sharpton’s neck as Sharpton delivered the eulogy at the funeral of Stevante’s brother, Stephon, who was gunned down by Sacramento, Calif., police officers on March 18. At one point during the service, Stevante took the mic from California NAACP President Alice Huffman and asked the…

National Action Network Calls for Review of All Cases Related to Ga. Cop Who Was Caught on Camera Saying, ‘We Only Kill Black People’

Cobb County, Ga., Police Lt. Greg Abbott may have retired in order to avoid any accountability for his inexcusable actions after being caught on camera saying, all casual-like, “Remember, we only kill black people.” However, the National Action Network is not quite through with him.