By Alicia Garza
Originally published on Truthout.org
Wednesday night in Charleston, South Carolina, an act of terrorism was committed against a group of Black people who gathered in prayer. The church, Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, was a site of slave rebellions as far back as 1822 and one of the oldest Black churches in the country.
Written by Adam Hudson, Truthout
Photo caption: Erica Garner, daughter of Eric Garner, speaking, with Angela Naggie, mother of O'Shaine Evans, to the side, at an event in Oakland, California on April 9 about the struggles families of police brutality go through. (Photo: Adam Hudson)
By Sue Udry
Originally published on Defending Dissent
Last night the Senate allowed Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act to expire, despite dire predictions of calamity. They will begin debate on a replacement, the USA Freedom Act later today.
Written by Jamie Utt.
Originally published on EverydayFeminism.com.
As I sit here writing this after learning of the brutal murder of Natasha McKenna while in police custody, a death local authorities ruled an “accident,” a familiar feeling rises inside of me. I recognize this anger and this sadness.
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Originally Published at MLOV's website site here
Washington, DC -- DC Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large; Chairperson of the Committee on Education) joined immigrant youth organizers from the Student Multiethnic Action Research Team (SMART) to announce the introduction of a new Bill putting forward specific reforms on Language Access in DC Schools.
The organizers of Black Lives Matter DMV have asked the Washington Peace Center to create a list of resources and opportunities to get involved to support their work. This is partly a follow-up to the inspirational Dear White Allies training in January.
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Originally published as Article "In photos: Gaza families live in rubble of their bombed homes" by The Electronic Intifada.
"We all lived here before the war,” al-Kheyseh said, explaining that his wife, four kids and fourteen grandchildren were living in the two-story home. “We tried to come back several times during the war, but it was very dangerous. There was shelling even during the ceasefires. When we finally got back to the house [after the ceasefire], there were dogs living in the living room.”
FEBRUARY 16, 2015
This morning I read about the murder of Bri Golec in Ohio. She was stabbed to death by her father. She was only 22 years old. Her death marks the sixth trans woman to be reported murdered in the U.S. in 2015. It’s not even March.
Originally Published on The Fair Budget Coalition's Website
“We are Washington, D.C.—a city headed in the right direction. Our hardworking and compassionate residents know that there is still work to be done and progress to be made—in all eight wards—to help the District reach its full potential.” - Mayor Muriel Bowser
By: Yazan al-Saadi
Published on Al-Akhbar English on Thursday, January 8, 2015
An attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a controversial French satirical magazine, and the mainstream discourse immediately rehashes the same concepts and talking points about the importance of safeguarding freedom of speech, battling an ill-defined notion of terrorism, and maintaining Western values. However, the essential issue of whose lives have value continues to be disregarded.
In a country that has always used race to justify inequality, ending police brutality is just the start.
By Jesse A. Myerson and Mychal Denzel Smith
This article appeared in the January 26, 2015 edition of The Nation