• When We Fully Claim Black Lives Matter, We Move Closer to All Lives Matter

    All lives should matter but in this America -- from Ferguson to Charleston -- we are constantly reminded that blacks lives have not mattered as much as whites lives. And by proclaiming our target of fully embracing that black lives matter, we come closer to our aspirations of a society where all lives matter.

  • 25 Shocking Facts About the Epidemic of Police Brutality in America

    Facts don’t lie. The more the public is armed with facts, the better advocates can make the case for systemic overhauls. To that end, here are 25 actual facts about police brutality in America.

  • US police killings headed for 1,100 this year, with black Americans twice as likely to die

    Police in the United States are killing people at a rate that would result in 1,100 fatalities by the end of this year, according to a Guardian investigation, which recorded an average of three people killed per day during the first half of 2015.

  • Terrorism in Charleston demands the government act like black lives matter

    There is nothing isolated about the violence exacted upon black people by law enforcement officers, vigilantes or terrorists. When police officers or extrajudicial neighborhood watchmen shoot dead descendants of this nation’s formerly enslaved population, they are recommitting themselves to the white American tradition of squashing out black life at every juncture possible.

  • The deep racial division in American churches

    Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that the most segregated hour in the United States was 11:00 on Sunday morning. That remains just as true a half century later. Though some integration has come to the schools, the military and the workplace, white and black Americans still mostly worship apart.

  • When Bail Is Out of Defendant’s Reach, Other Costs Mount

    Though money bail is firmly entrenched in the vast majority of jurisdictions, the practice is coming under new scrutiny in the face of recent research that questions its effectiveness, rising concerns about racial and income disparities in local courts, and a bipartisan effort to reduce the reliance on incarceration nationwide.

Recent Posts