9-13-1971- Attica & A Shameful Date in U.S. History

“We are men! We are not beasts and we do not intend to be beaten or driven as such. The entire prison populace, that means each and every one of us here, have set forth to change forever the ruthless brutalization and disregard for the lives of the prisoners here and throughout the United States. […]

Turnstile-jumping while Black

As the NYPD slows arrests for turnstile jumping, New York City’s neighborhoods of color remain a target. By ANNA FLAGG and ASHLEY NERBOVIG For New York City police, turnstile jumping has long been much more than a class A misdemeanor. The strict policing of people evading the fare on public transit was justified as an all-purpose solution to the rampant crime that plagued […]

Colin Kaepernick, the Black Panthers, and Fred Hampton

by Simon Wood “When the truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie” – Yevgeny Yevtushenko In the 2016 preseason American football games of the San Francisco 49ers, quarterback Colin Kaepernick began to sit rather than stand for the US national anthem. In an interview, he explained his stance: “I am not going to stand up to […]

‘Breaking’ Presents: M. Asli Dukan, a Sci-Fi Filmmaker Imagining the Future of Resistance

Dukan created “Resistance: the battle of philadelphia,” a digital series that imagines Black residents using new technology to fight oppressive police. Sameer Rao   M. Asli Dukan image provided to Colorlines on September 7, 2018.  Photo: Tayarisha Poe     Name: M. Asli Dukan Hometown: Newark, New Jersey Latest Project: “Resistance: the battle of philadelphia,” an online series about Black citizens who […]