How the Government’s Surveillance Practices Criminalize Communities of Color

“We’re demanding more transparency and accountability around existing law enforcement surveillance practices, and urging our Congressional leaders of color to intervene on our behalf to prevent further exclusion, dehumanization and violence.” Steven Renderos, Ramla Sahid Photo: Frank Serpico (@franklyfrank) via Twenty20 SHARE The Trump administration’s executive orders singling out immigrants and refugees of color, including the “Muslim ban” recently upheld by […]

Racism is most odious when it’s government policy

   by  Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan   Roseanne Barr’s abhorrent tweet, comparing Obama presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape, once again put race front and center in the national discourse, where it should remain. Racism’s most odious form, though, is when it appears as official policy, as is the case with the “Black […]

The Black Panthers’ Revolution Never Ends

Aaron Dixon. Photo by Susan Frie As the Seattle Black Panther Party marks its 50th anniversary, its disruptive force lives on. By Marcus Harrison Green Whether the weapons used are ideas or artillery, revolutions will always be soul-cripplingly brutal. Complexity and commotion are their base ingredients—neither of which is surprising considering revolutions are a result of […]

The marvel of the real Black Panthers

By Mohsin Uppal Photo: rocor @Flickr Possibly what is already the blockbuster of the year is out: Marvel’s Black Panther. It’s a film chronicling comic book hero Black Panther, also known as T’Challa, King of Wakanda. Black Panther was the first black superhero, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1966 during the height of the […]

Time for Reparationz? How the Marijuana Industry Iz Excluding People of Color

by Shaleen Title This year, my New Year’s resolution was to stop talking about “diversity” in the marijuana industry. It’s a sharp turn, considering that’s what I spent most of 2015 doing. Having co-founded a recruiting firm that emphasizes inclusion in cannabis companies, I sat in dozens of meetings withwhite “ganjapreneurs,” pointing out the need to bring […]

Stop warehousing the mentally ill in prisonz

OPINION CHARLES REX ARBOGAST / AP Failure to prioritize mental health treatment reinstitutionalizes the vulnerable June 3, 2015 2:00AM ET by Lauren Carasik On May 26, Chicago’s Cook County Jail appointed a clinical psychologist as its executive director. Some 25 to 35 percent of the jail’s “9,000 inmates suffer from serious mental illness, making it the […]

Cleveland ABC In Harmony In Pelican Bay & Corcan Extermination Camps

IN HARMONY salutation and embrace intense homage Existential homage WITH ARE FAMILIES • IN PELICAN BAY & CORCAN extermination camps Slaughterhouse To destroy all cages Rising Up in the Shadow of Death!‏THE GIST! THE INFERENCE! THE ESSENCE! In order to survive here, we have to fight the visible and invisible limits of our existence, from […]