Eight-Year-Old Football Players Kneel During National Anthem Amid St. Louis Protests

Amid protesting in St. Louis over the acquittal of a white police officer accused of murdering a black man after a car chase, a youth football team decided to take a knee during a pregame rendition of the national anthem. The team’s coach said that the decision was made by the eight-year-olds following “a good […]

Detroit’ Is One Of The Most Irresponsible And Dangerous Movies Of the Year

The film is egregious, both in what it includes and what it omits.   By Mary Phillips Assistant Professor, Lehman College, CUNY   The church was packed. “Watch accurate justice administered by citizens of the community,” a flier announced. “Review and watch the evidence for yourself.” Nearly two thousand black people and a smattering of whites […]

BLUE SUPREMACY IZ THE NEW WHITE SUPREMACY

“It became necessary to destroy the town in order to save it.” A US Major on the bombing of Ben Tré in South Vietnam 2/8/1968 We seem to be in the midst of a huge paradigm shift here in the US… It feels as though some kind of critical mass has been reached in regard to the […]

Black Panthers 50 Yearz Later: What They Wanted Iz What We (Still) Need

by Alondra Nelson  Two generations ago, a group of young people stood up and demanded education, housing, food, jobs and health care. It was a transformational move, still worthy of celebrating. Two armed Black Panthers, carrying a shotgun, and a semi-automatic rifle, talking to officer Lt. Ernest Holloway at the State Drafted by founders Huey […]

Some Thoughtz on Recent Police Killingz

By Herman Bell, Black Panther Party/BLA Political Prisoner: “You may wonder what my take is of the (most recent) police killings in Minnesota and Baton Rouge and of the five police that were killed and six wounded in Dallas.  These events, at least the killing of unarmed civilians, are such common occurrences nowadays til talk about […]

Campaign Zero: 2015 Year-End Police (Po-Po) Violence Report‏

Today, we released The 2015 Year-End Police Violence Report, focused on police killings in America’s 60 largest cities. The data, part of the Mapping Police Violence project which is the foundation for our work withCampaign Zero, shows which of these cities’ police departments kill people at higher or lower rates than others. Three charts presenting the data and the […]

Jalil A. Muntaqim Blog #32: A Mother’z Loss

Blog #32: A Mother’s Loss (For the Mothers who lost a child from an unjustified police shooting) To lose a child under any circumstances is heart-wrenching for any parent. This is especially true when it is done by a representative of government. When the police kill, particularly a child, more specifically a man-child of color, […]

Amerika’z Decay Into a Violent, Cruel Place

  AlterNet / By David Masciotra   No civilization would tolerate what America has recently done.   It seems police can get away with anything: choking men who have surrendered; shooting unarmed teens; knocking pregnant women to the ground. While the issues involving race, civil rights and the relationship between law enforcement and communities are […]