More than two weeks after the assassination of Marielle Franco, an Afro-Brazilian politician who had staunchly advocated against police violence, grim details have emerged around her death.
As an activist, Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors says that her home was first raided by Los Angeles police in 2013. “Surveillance tactics have been used against me,” Khan-Cullors told The Root.
While this raid was years before the FBI’s 12-page “Black Identity Extremist” report—which vilifies black…
This year, for each day of Kwanzaa, The Root is highlighting one person from the community who exemplifies the principle of the day.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes a video is worth a thousand laughs.
The national leaders of the Black Lives Matter Global Network said Tuesday that their mandate remains unchanged in the wake of “the election of a white supremacist to the highest office in American government.”
It’s been two years since the killing of an 18-year-old unarmed African-American teen named Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., who was Gunned down by a white police officer named Darren Wilson. The killing sparked two weeks of protest from unarmed Black Lives Matter demonstrators carrying signs proclaiming, "I am Mike…