About 25 demonstrators in front of Oly city hall. Yelling:No justice, no peace. Live update at noon. @KING5Seattle — Drew Mikkelsen (@drewmikk) May 21, 2015 Protests erupted outside of the Olympia, Washington City Hall Thursday, after a White officer shot two unarmed Black male skateboarders accused of trying to steal beer from a local grocery store, […]

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Thursday that a grand jury has returned indictments on all six officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray. Gray, 25, died in April a week after he was arrested, shackled, and placed in a van unrestrained by the officers. An autopsy revealed the Baltimore native died from a severe […]

The conversation surrounding police brutality in Black communities often excludes women of color, despite their very imperative role, and in many cases, the sacrifices they make. While Michael Brown Jr., Eric Garner,Tamir Rice, and Freddie Gray have all become symbols of state violence against marginalized communities, names like Rekia Boyd, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, Tanesha Anderson, and Natasha McKenna are […]

Two months ago, Tony Robinson Jr.’s uncle, Turin Carter, tried to separate his nephew’s death from the Black Lives Matter movement. At a press conference, Carter discussed Tony (aka Tyrell’s) identity issues spurred by his mixed race background, using that as a catalyst to argue, “We don’t want to just stop at Black Lives Matter. […]

Just moments after Marilyn Mosby announced charges against the six police officers involved in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, one of three co-founders of the liberation movement Black Lives Matter discussed the recent unrest in Baltimore, likening it to the 2010 massive protests against state violence in Egypt, Libya and other regions dubbed […]

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The death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore police custody is just the latest in a long line of cases fueling the current #BlackLivesMatter protest movement, which beg a coordinated solution. Earlier this year, Angela Rye, Principal of Impact Strategies, Rev. Lennox Yearwood from the Hip Hop Caucus, and Chanelle Hardy, National Urban League‘s senior vice president for […]

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The second day on our route was, in a word, powerful. Our route took us through Trenton, NJ, where residents came out to wave and cheer us on, and motorists tooted their horns in support. We broke for lunch in Martin Luther King Park, where we found inspiration in the Biblical verse on a mural […]

Over 400 people took to the streets of New York to protest the recent police killing of Walter Scott and the deaths of many others that have taken place at the hands of law enforcement this year, the New York Daily News reports. Operated in accordance with the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, protests took place in 30 cities […]

A video taken from a dash cam in North Charleston, South Carolina Police Officer Michael T. Slager’s cruiser was released Thursday, showing 50-year-old Walter Scott exiting his vehicle and running away. Scott was fatally shot by Slager as he fled on foot Saturday, prompting authorities to charge the now-fired officer with murder. The short dash cam […]


Read TIME’s new cover story: In the Line of Fire — (@TIME) April 9, 2015 In one of their most powerful covers in recent months, Time magazine explores the aftermath of the shooting of Walter Scott, the unarmed Black man killed by a South Carolina police officer, and highlights why his death – […]

Members of the Justice League NYC were joined by New York City politicians, civil rights leaders, and activists as they presented plans of action against racial injustices at a press conference Monday for the upcoming #March2Justice. Created under Harry Belafonte’s organization The Gathering of Justice, director Carmen Perez spoke on the march, which will span over five states from April 13 […]

Another disturbing video of police violence shows Inkster, Michigan officers beating an African-American man during a traffic stop after he ran a red light on January 28. When 57-year-old Floyd Dent was pulled over, officers yanked him out of the car with guns drawn and started to beat him. One officer even placed Dent in a […]