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When It Comes to Sports Protests, Are T-Shirts Enough?

When It Comes to Sports Protests, Are T-Shirts Enough?

by Jamilah King on December 18 2014, 11:00AM

More and more elite athletes are making symbolic statements about police violence against black people. It’s up to us to listen.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson

Ferguson Decision Prompted Early Release of D'Angelo's 'Black Messiah'

Ferguson Decision Prompted Early Release of D’Angelo’s ‘Black Messiah’

by Jamilah King on December 17 2014, 10:56AM

A behind-the-scenes look at the album’s journey to number one.

Topics: Culture, Ferguson

A Visual Guide to Global Outrage Over Mike Brown and Eric Garner

A Visual Guide to Global Outrage Over Mike Brown and Eric Garner

by Jamilah King on December 11 2014, 10:27AM

Here’s how the movement grew online.

Topics: Culture, Ferguson

UC Berkeley's Black Student Union Stages 4.5 Hour Campus Sit-in

UC Berkeley’s Black Student Union Stages 4.5 Hour Campus Sit-in

by Jamilah King on December 5 2014, 1:47PM

They did it to protest the extrajudicial killings of black men.

Topics: Culture, Ferguson

Black Hollywood Speaks Out About Police Violence

Black Hollywood Speaks Out About Police Violence

by Jamilah King on December 5 2014, 10:50AM

Actors, activists and the religious community are coming together to bring attention to the extrajudicial killings of black men.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Ferguson

'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' Shows Up at Art Basel

‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Shows Up at Art Basel

by Jamilah King on December 4 2014, 1:16PM

Artist Hank Willis Thomas put an image of the new sculpture on Instagram after the Eric Garner decision.

Topics: Culture, Ferguson

Southeast Asian Activists Urge 'Solidarity With Black People' Post Garner Non-Indictment

Southeast Asian Activists Urge ‘Solidarity With Black People’ Post Garner Non-Indictment

by Akiba Solomon on December 4 2014, 12:55AM

Collective casts the decisions of Ferguson and Staten Island grand juries as human rights violations.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

An Appreciation: Eric Garner

An Appreciation: Eric Garner

by Akiba Solomon on December 3 2014, 10:11PM

Before Eric Garner couldn’t breathe, he insisted that cops leave him alone. For once. An appreciation of that moment.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

What Obama Says He'll Do About Police Brutality

What Obama Says He’ll Do About Police Brutality

by Aura Bogado on December 3 2014, 4:03PM

The president’s plan leaves activists with questions and doubts.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Black St. Louis Cops Issue Statement, Stand by Rams

Black St. Louis Cops Issue Statement, Stand by Rams

by Carla Murphy on December 3 2014, 2:32PM

Move by black cops directly counters that of the St. Louis Police Officers Association.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

What Does it Feel Like to be a Black Mother During Ferguson?

What Does it Feel Like to be a Black Mother During Ferguson?

by Aura Bogado on December 3 2014, 1:45PM

Mikki Kendall can tell you.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

St. Louis Cops Condemn NFL Team's 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' Gesture Play

St. Louis Cops Condemn NFL Team’s ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Gesture

by Jamilah King on December 1 2014, 10:00AM

This season’s on-field protests continue.

Topics: Culture, Ferguson

Killed by the Cops [INFOGRAPHIC] Infographic

Killed by the Cops [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Jamilah King on November 26 2014, 7:35PM

Black men are disproportionally killed by police. Can law enforcement be held accountable in a justice system that’s set up to support their actions?

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson

Introducing FergusonNext

Introducing FergusonNext

by Akiba Solomon on November 26 2014, 5:57PM

Post-Ferguson, Colorlines and partners want your solutions.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson

Darren Wilson Would Like to Teach Others About Use of Force

Darren Wilson Would Like to Teach Others About Use of Force

by Julianne Hing on November 26 2014, 3:38PM

And his wife is pregnant.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Why Courts Can't Solve the Problem of Cops Who Kill

Why Courts Can’t Solve the Problem of Cops Who Kill

by Julianne Hing on November 26 2014, 1:07PM

Individual prosecutions of cops don’t often work, but maybe that’s because they’re not supposed to.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson

Eric Garner's Daughter Has a Message for Shoppers This Thanksgiving

Eric Garner’s Daughter Has a Message for Shoppers This Thanksgiving

by Jamilah King on November 26 2014, 12:29PM

A coalition of artists and activists is calling for a boycott this Friday. Here’s why.

Topics: Culture, Ferguson

CNN Inadvertently Airs NYC Protesters Chanting 'F*** CNN!'

CNN Inadvertently Airs NYC Protesters Chanting ‘F*** CNN!’

by Jamilah King on November 26 2014, 10:32AM

Awkward.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Here's A Preview of Darren Wilson's First TV Interview, Airing Tonight

Here’s A Preview of Darren Wilson’s First TV Interview, Airing Tonight

by Carla Murphy on November 25 2014, 4:13PM

Wilson reportedly says he would not do anything different that day.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

How Lesley McSpadden Learned About the Grand Jury's Decision

How Lesley McSpadden Learned About the Grand Jury’s Decision

by Carla Murphy on November 25 2014, 10:51AM

“What do you mean no indictment?!” McSpadden is reported to have said.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

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