How the Police Shooting of Botham Jean Disrupted Dallas’ Reputation for Reform

The brain-twisting shooting of a man inside his own apartment is yet another example of both police escalation and the flexibility often afforded cops who commit egregious acts. Amber Guyger, Botham Jean COURTESY/KAUFMAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, FACEBOOK Family and friends of Jordan Edwards cried tears of both joy and relief inside a Dallas County courtroom last […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

“My Brothers Kenny Stills (10 @kstills and Albert Wilson (15) @ithinkisee12 continue to show their unwavering strength by fighting for the oppressed!,”  “They have not backed down, even when attacked and intimidated. Their courage will move the world forward! Love is at the root of our resistance!” – Colin Kaepernick

The Risky Business of Branding Black Pain

The commodification of civil-rights activism may appear revolutionary, but it can undermine the basic tenets of social movements. Colin Kaepernick’s Nike campaign illustrates this conundrum perfectly. SAIDA GRUNDY SEP 14, 2018 MATT WINKELMEYER / GETTY “It is both humiliating and humbling to discover that a single generation after the events that constructed me as a […]

Beautiful Struggle: The Iconicity of Cuban Hip-Hop And Political Exile Nehanda Abiodun

Written By Marjua Estevez https://players.brightcove.net/5428592013001/default_default/index.html?videoId=5834958814001   Nehanda Isoke Abiodun, née Cheri Laverne Dalton, was just 10 years old when she joined the picket lines. Columbia University in the ’60s was taking over her neighborhood park to build a gym for alumni and students. “Those of us who lived in the community had no access to the […]