Hands Up United

With the help of a few funny people, diverse groups have merged to bring cultural awareness, and racial and economic justice to Ferguson, Missouri. Pacific Islanders may not come to mind when thinking about the plight the people of Ferguson have faced since the murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown, but the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance […]

Ben & Jerry’s founders incited anger for publicly coming out in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. In a speech earlier this month at their yearly franchise convention, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield appeared on stage wearing “hands up don’t shoot” t-shirts. Cohen and Greenfield encouraged franchisees to sell the t-shirts with proceeds from the sale going to Hands […]

Co-founder of Hands Up United, rapper / activist Tef Poe joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to discuss the “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” Movement. Critics of the movement have said Michael Brown didn’t have his hands up and have worked to disparage the movement’s mission, which according to Martin, goes even deeper than the extrajudicial killing […]