What is it going to take to stop this madness?
Bailey Williams: Oscar Grant Was Shot by Police 10 Years Ago. Now His Family Is Helping Others to Heal
The United States has the highest number of police killings than any other industrialized country. In 2018, nearly 1,000 people were killed by police, according to The Washington Post. Of those killed, 38 were unarmed.
If you see police choking someone to death – such as Eric Garner, the 43-year-old black horticulturalist wrestled down on the streets of New York City in 2014 – you … Continue reading →
Truth and reconciliation are sequential. You can’t have reconciliation until you have truth. — Bryan Stevenson . On the 28 April 1836, the steamboat “Flora” docked in St. Louis. The … Continue reading →
Police in the U.S. kill on average more than 1,000 men per year, or about three men per day. According to our estimates, police are responsible for about 8 percent … Continue reading →
. This week saw both more achingly quotidian crimes against African-Americans – cops called for Shopping/Napping/Airbnbing While Black – and, aptly mirroring them, the release of the searing video … Continue reading →
It may be some time before we hear the full story from the Toronto police constable who apprehended the suspect in Monday’s van attack that left 10 people dead and … Continue reading →
. The linguistic gymnastics needed to report on police violence without calling up images of police violence is a thing of semantic wonder. Officers don’t shoot, they are merely “involved” … Continue reading →
. Chris Pierce and Sunny War met through a mutual friend, the composer and producer Jared Faber who thought that the two accomplished musicians would hit it off. Pierce, War and … Continue reading →
America serves up its news in a caldron from hell, or so it sometimes seems. The fragments are all simmering in the same juice: bombs and drones and travel bans, … Continue reading →
Sorry, but the bleak news keeps coming. Friday, another white cop got away with another murder of a black man, the third such travesty in about a month. Ray Tensing’s … Continue reading →
. Dominique Christina performs her poem “Mothers of Murdered Sons” at the 2016 Split this Rock festival. Dominique Christina is a poet and teacher who lives in Colorado. She is mother … Continue reading →
. Directed by Gina Kamentsky and Julie Zammarchi, this short animated film shows a night in the life of Alex Landau, an African-American man who was raised by his adoptive … Continue reading →