Comedian/Activist/Author DICK GREGORY offers his solution for ending the rash of shootings by police of unarmed Blacks in this exclusive clip from our Understanding series. Follow Baba Dick on Twitter @IAmDickGregory and @TheRealDickGregory on IG. Photographed on May 4, 2016 at Sankofa Books in Washington, DC. Camera: Les Rivera. Interview and Edit: Mike D.
by Jeff Edwards and Scott Medlock Edwards and Medlock are trial lawyers with Edwards Law in Austin. Texas, like other states, does not air condition its prisons—and by doing so, it kills people Air conditioning system adventtr—Getty Images In 2011, the State of Texas convicted Larry McCollum of forgery, for passing a bad check. He […]
Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson, Pink, Bono, and others explain why it’s time to take action to heal the long history of systemic racism in America. #23Ways In collaboration with Alicia Key and the We Are Here Movement, with original reporting from Mic’s Jamilah King. Go to WeAreHereMovement.com to find out more. source: http://www.occupy.com/article/23-ways-you-could-be-killed-if-you-are-black-america?
by Paris Police officers stand near the scene of where three police officers were killed on July 17, 2016, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) I’ve looked down the barrel of a cop’s gun on three separate occasions, none of which involved crime. The most recent was in my own home, when […]
Dan Berger – July 21, 2016 As part of a global action proclaiming “Freedom Now,” Black Lives Matter groups shut down police operations around the country on July 20. From Oakland to Washington, D.C., New York City to Chicago and Detroit, these bold and creative acts of civil disobedience issued a demand to […]
Police thinking resembles the circular reasoning of religious zealotry. “Against the pretense of an equality of persons, or equality of races, or a diversity of cultures, the police counterpose the law, but a law that has become the police as a law unto themselves through their impunity.” They command and control the rest of us. […]
by Solomon Comissiong The U.S. system of mass Black incarceration cannot reformed, but must be dismantled, root and branch. “The job of the police force in predominately African/black communities is to make sure those communities are contained and kept in a state of constant fear and terror.” “Reforming this system wont work in any way, […]
Courtroom portraits including Huggins, Kimbro, Seale and Sams, 1970. This is a list of members of the Black Panther Party, including those notable for being Panthers as well as former Panthers who became notable for other reasons. This list does not include outside supporters, sympathizers, or allies. Mumia Abu-Jamal, Lieutenant Minister of Information, Philadelphia chapter. […]
The massacre in Orlando was not the largest mass killing in U.S. history, and the United States has been responsible for the massacre of millions around the planet. We should all be mindful of “the nexus between US foreign policy adventures that plunder and violate countries in search of natural resources and US domestic racist […]
What did they think? Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, Akai Gurley, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, life precious blood spelled in the mud FREEDOM … When will it come? What did they think? Eric Garner, Oscar Grant, Sean Bell, Amadou Diallo whose life breath echoed the dreams deferred from Afrikan ancestors through the middle passage, to […]