This Front Page is by no means exhaustive. There is no way to list the names of every Black person killed by police—no way to list every injustice, every instance of inhumanity and hypocrisy. There is no way to lift up all the brilliant, beautiful, bold, Black work that is being done to make freedom dreams a reality. What we have curated here is a small window into what resistance, revolution, and reimaging has looked like across this nation and the globe.
Ma'Khia's family expressed apprehension around the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation probe after it was announced findings have been turned over to the local prosecutor.
Three U.S. lawmakers penned a letter asking the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to investigate Ma'Khia's time as a ward of the state under the jurisdiction of Franklin County Children Services.
The mission for funerals like Ma'Khia Bryant's should be to celebrate children and mourn lives cut too short. Instead, these live-streamed funerals are part of the choreography of state murders and modern day lynchings of Black bodies.
Led by Black legal, faith and community leaders, the Columbus Police Accountability Project wants the DOJ to investigate the Ohio capital city's police department for the first time in more than 20 years, not a review like the mayor requested.
Ma'Khia Bryant will be laid to rest in Columbus, Ohio on Friday at 1p.m. at the First Church of God where Bishop Timothy J. Clarke presides.
In a letter to the DOJ, Mayor Andrew Ginther and City Attorney Zach Klein expressed the city needed oversight to combat "fierce opposition" to reform in the police department.
Ma'Khia will be laid to rest on Friday at 1 p.m. at the The First Church of God, the same church that hosted the funerals of other Black, Columbus community members slain by police, Casey Goodson Jr., and Andre Hill
Ma'Khia Bryant's family seeks to preserve their fond memories of her against the noise of social media commentators.
There is no lullaby of "justice," only the ongoing nightmare of policing.
It’s time to do away with failed reforms that only extend the harm of policing in our communities. It’s time to reimagine public safety and allow our people to finally breathe free.
With much left to unpack in the guilty Derek Chauvin verdict over the murder of George Floyd, Ma'Khia's death details exactly how the pendulum swings for Black women and girls.
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