Photo caption: Robert Green, a Hurricane Katrina survivor, sits in June on the steps that once led into his mother's home in the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans. Li Muzi/Zuma
The Lower Ninth Ward only has a fraction of its pre-storm population.
By Samantha Michaels
Originally Published in MotherJones.com
The explosion of anger and protest on the streets of a Missouri city one year ago has transformed the U.S. political landscape in ways that shouldn't be minimized.
August 5, 2015
Photo caption: Resisting police murder and the militarized crackdown against protest in Ferguson, Missouri
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.