Derrick Z. Jackson: Why Does White East Palestine, Ohio Get Apologies, But None for Black Cancer Alley?
East Palestine, Ohio is getting endless apologies as Cancer Alley in Louisiana deals daily with a petrochemical wall of denial.
Nneka M. Okona: The Imposition of Black Grief
For Black people in the United States, grief and loss are intertwined with our very being. Our ancestors knew the trauma of loss intimately…
Sonali Kolhatkar: Taking A Hard Look At Police Killings
Police killed more people last year than any other on record. Can reimagining city budgets make our communities safer?
Andrea Mazzarino: War as Terrorism
As a Navy spouse of more than 10 years and a therapist who specializes in treating military families and those fleeing foreign wars, I believe that the post-9/11 wars have finally begun to come home in a variety of ways, including how we think about violence
George Yancy: If the State of the World Makes You Want to Scream, You’re Not Alone
We must face the weight of such social evils and be prepared to also face the ways in which we are complicit with them, especially when we are often indifferent.
The short film captures the particular discomfort of having to argue for one’s value in a society that should care instead of question. Kwesi, a Black man, powerfully conveys these feelings to his co-director Mark, a white man, in the wake of George Floyd’s death in May, 2020.
Robert P. Alvarez: Humanizing the People Police Kill
The standard, often unreliable reporting on police killings dehumanizes victims — a fact my own family knows too well.
Abby Zimet: Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue
“Justice, justice shall you pursue.” – Deuteronomy 16:18-17:13, as Moses directs the Israelites to appoint officials who will govern justly.
Kevin A. Young: History Shows That Sustained Disruptive Protests Work
Electoral campaigns require a majority of voters. Non-electoral strategies do not.
George Yancy: To Be Black in the US Is to Have a Knee Against Your Neck Each Day
What drives the current rift between white and Black America, and how as individuals can we effectively contribute to the fight against the worldmaking of whiteness?
Abby Zimet: Then They Came For the Drummers, Chanters, Chalk Artists, Trash Pickers, Balloon Carriers, Bike-Helmeted Moms and Naked Athena
We now have the grossly under-reported spectacle of unnamed, unbadged, unaccountable hoodlums in camo combat gear and unmarked vans wildly tear-gassing and pepper-balling engaged citizens, city officials, medics, media…
Abby Zimet: Columbus OH Police Mace Double Amputee, Take His Legs, Leave Him Writhing
In a new study that manages to be both shocking and grimly unsurprising, researchers found police in 20 U.S. cities fail to meet even the most basic international human rights standards governing lethal force.
Jake Johnson: New Amnesty Map Documents ‘Shocking Extent’ of US Police Violence Against Black Lives Matter Protesters
Police forces across the United States have committed widespread and egregious human rights violations in response to largely peaceful assemblies protesting systemic racism and police violence, including the killing of Black people.
Charles Davidson: The Fundamental Failure of Donald Trump
A Christian looks at Donald Trump.