Ferguson Through the Eyes of a Teenager: ‘Am I Next?’

don't shoot

A 16-year-old kid says more with a marker and paper than all of the media did.

As a White Man, I Just Want to Say I Am Truly Sorry For Your Loss

police-shooting-missouri-ap-sid-hastings

James Maynard believes we need to be addressing the insidious violence that exists within our own community.

A Change is Gonna Come

Sam Cooke, 1931-1964

Among the things that 1964 brought to the world was the song, “A Change is Gonna Come”, inspired by events of the Civil Rights Movement.

Will the Events in Ferguson Result in Real Change?

1ferguson

Clearly the events in Ferguson Missouri are sparking a national conversation about racism and policing in America today, but that doesn’t necessarily mean anything concrete will change.

Stigmatization & Violence as Social Control: Fear of the ‘Other’

police in line 81314 588

Dr. Warren Blumenfeld discusses how minority groups in the US live with the constant fear of random and unprovoked violence directed against them simply on account of their social identities.

I Drum Because I’ve Exhausted All Words

RimShot07

A drum solo tribute to black men and boys brutalized by police.

A Mother of Black Boys Reflects on the Day She Heard Darrin Manning’s Story

manning

Andrea Lawful-Trainer pleads with Philadelphians to not let Darrin Manning’s suffering be in vain.

A Question About the Darrin Manning Case That Still Hasn’t Been Answered

Darrin Manning

Why hasn’t the racial makeup of the grand jury convened for Darrin Manning’s case been disclosed?

Why I Can’t Watch the Video of the NYPD Murdering Eric Garner

AP_eric_garner_family_jt_140720_16x9_992

Taxpayer-funded hate crimes, like the murder of Eric Garner, is particularly traumatizing to blacks who are already distrustful of police.

UN Human Rights Council Keeps up its Bad Form on LGBT Rights

gay_movement_flag_ap_img_0

A seemingly fleeting spat over the language of “family” betrays a disturbing trend towards the erosion of rights.

County Clerks in Missouri and Colorado Go Rogue and Start Issuing Marriage Licenses

gay_movement_flag_ap_img_0

In a sign that marriage equality is considered de facto law even where the court cases aren’t finished, clerks in both those states have started issuing marriage licenses even though courts haven’t given them the go ahead.

GOP and Dem Leaders Hold Hands, Sing “We Shall Overcome”

vid

A moment meant to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 has been called awkward, hilarious and beautiful. Here’s the video. Where do you stand?

The Legal Battle Over the “R” Word

Redsk*ns owner Dan Snyder

Anthony Burris remarks on recent legal victory for Native Americans, and where we as a country can go from here.