Angela James and Melina Abdullah: The brutal treatment of pregnant women, as well as the abusive treatment of gender nonconforming men and women, must all be giving the same value as we assert that in fact, ALL #BlackLivesMatter. #SayHerName
Alvaro Huerta: In retrospect, I should have written about their remarkable stories of hard work, sacrifice and resilience in a hostile society.
Sikivu Hutchinson: Whereas each week brings a tide of white female victims/survivors accusing, and, sometimes, triumphing over their abusers, black women and girls remain invisible, both as victims, survivors and heroines fighting back against sexual assault.
Dick & Sharon: “Using the tactic of disruption and challenging respectability politics, we’ve been able to bring more attention to the crisis that exists and have existed for a long time in our communities.”
Janet Phelan: What the world may not be aware of is that non-CIA connected individuals, who are merely attempting to correct or broadcast injustices, are now facing jail time.
Rosemary Jenkins: It is important to understand that children, who seem completely “normal” while growing up, often do not manifest symptoms until that person is in his or her teens or early twenties (high school and college age). Thus, we must be continuously vigilant.
Irene Monroe: Sikivu Hutchinson’s novel White NIghts, Black Paradise disturbingly shows the complexity of a repackaged and unexamined black religious idealism espoused from the mouth of a white megalomaniacal messiah alongside the harsh reality of a supposed utopia.
Abre’ Conner and Novella Coleman: ACLU lawyers are used to taking on injustice and speaking out on behalf of our clients. This time the discrimination happened to us.
David A. Love: One in three Black males and one in six Latino males can expect to go to prison in their lifetime – and we know this was no accident. War on Drugs Targeted Blacks
Frank Fear: The reality is that college attendance hasn’t translated into high levels of academic attainment for Blacks who play revenue-generating sports at major US universities. NCAA Discrimination
ince Chicago activists forced cancellation of a Donald Trump rally on the University of Illinois, Chicago campus, pundits have been questioning the strategic savvy and fairness of such action. I wrote The Activist’s Handbook and other books assessing social change strategies. I am struck by the importance of the protests and the wrongness of the pundits’ […]
Jeremy Adam Smith: Donald Trump is giving voice to a tribe of white people who felt unheard. Now that he’s helped them find their voice, I don’t think they’ll fall silent once he’s been defeated. If he is defeated.
Steve Hochstadt: Today’s oldest Americans lived through a time when blacks here were treated like the Nazis treated Jews. Long after the world recognized the deadly consequences of racial discrimination and hatred in the wake of the Holocaust, America’s laws and institutions continued to brutalize black citizens.