Melina Abdullah and Dahlia Ferlito: Lacey has opposed all measures for reasonable criminal justice reform efforts in the county, even such widely supported measures as marijuana conviction resentencing.
Melina Abdullah and Dahlia Ferlito: Years have been spent attempting to convince Jackie Lacey, who is descriptively Black, to stand on the side of “the people” she is supposed to represent.
Justin Chapman: Patrisse Khan-Cullors explains why Black Lives Matter in a powerful memoir with asha bandele, ‘when they call you a terrorist’
David Campt and Brian Biery: Who can and should counter the narrative that racism is over, and that any problems experienced by people of color are self-inflicted?
Stephanie Jones-Rogers: How is it legally possible for a police officer to kill someone, whether their victims are African American or not, and not be charged with, or convicted of, any crime?
On Saturday, April 1, 2017 in Washington, DC and at satellite locations around the world, spiritual leaders, practitioners, people of faith, and all those who value the sanctity of humanity will join together with #BlackLivesMatter for 24 hours of #SacredResistance.
Absent accountability for police who wrongfully kill—and police departments’ failure to even keep accurate numbers on killings is part of this—the United States will continue to lead the world in police killings.
Janet Maker: Crooked elections and wars with nuclear-armed countries are not supported by the base of either party, nor are they part of any party’s platform. Whose agenda are they serving?
Steve Hochstadt: I don’t predict the death of American democracy, because Trump is much more interested in himself than in any authoritarian program and is not smart enough to actually lead an organized movement.
Peter Laarman: This year we gained an opportunity to achieve greater clarity about how fear and hate reinforce each other, how inspired demagoguery foments both, and how fatal to the health of a body politic a deliberately induced tribalism can be.
Melina Abdullah: Why #BlackLivesMatter is dreaming of a building for a #BlackXMas in the wake of Donald Trump and why you should too.
Berry Craig: Trump pandered to prejudice more overtly than any White House hopeful since George Stand-in-the-Schoolhouse-Door Wallace, Alabama’s segregationist governor.
Larry Wines: They’re all lying. Not simply “mistaken,” or “wrong,” but knowingly lying. You will see it for yourself when you watch the video.