#HandsOffTheHomeless Protest of de Blasio’s NYPD

Yesterday, we helped the folks on 125th organize an incredible rally and press conference, complete with poems and songs and street theater. Here is a full round-up of press coverage!

2020-11-20T20:19:03-05:00September 10, 2015|Criminalization of Communities of Color, Events, Field Report, News|Comments Off on #HandsOffTheHomeless Protest of de Blasio’s NYPD

Stop the War on Baltimore

by Dante Barry, Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, in The Nation, May 6, 2015: Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake has lifted the citywide curfew, and the National Guard plans to implement a drawdown. Now is the time for Mayor Rawlings Blake to put an end to Baltimore police militarization.

2020-11-20T20:19:49-05:00May 6, 2015|Criminalization of Communities of Color, News|Comments Off on Stop the War on Baltimore

Meet the Woman Behind #BlackLivesMatter — The Hashtag That Became a Civil Rights Movement

#BlackLivesMatter has infiltrated America’s modern vocabulary. It’s the rallying cry for a movement that began getting a lot of national attention after the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. But #BlackLivesMatter began before Ferguson.

2020-11-20T20:19:53-05:00May 6, 2015|Analysis, News|Comments Off on Meet the Woman Behind #BlackLivesMatter — The Hashtag That Became a Civil Rights Movement

Many organizers at the forefront of protests are women, despite men taking center stage

However, the visibility, or lack thereof, of black women in the protest narrative has also been problematic; early in the week, religious leaders explicitly called for men to march in front of women, for the purpose of protection, which the women in the crowd largely ignored in favor of a more egalitarian marching formation.

2015-05-15T05:06:09-04:00April 27, 2015|News|Comments Off on Many organizers at the forefront of protests are women, despite men taking center stage

AG Holder announces first six pilot sites for the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice

“The Department of Justice is committed to using innovative strategies to enhance procedural justice, reduce bias and support reconciliation in communities where trust has been eroded,” said Attorney General Holder.

2020-11-19T20:07:57-05:00March 18, 2015|Events, News|Comments Off on AG Holder announces first six pilot sites for the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice

We will not be silenced.

As those who stand with the victims of police violence, we know all too well the deep sense of loss that a community feels when they lose a loved one...Unfortunately, we continue to see elected officials and police leadership twist this tragedy into an opportunity for them to silence the cries for justice from families who have lost their loved ones to police violence. Our families matter, too.

2014-12-25T16:00:10-05:00December 22, 2014|Events, News|Comments Off on We will not be silenced.

What President Obama told me about Ferguson’s movement: think big, but go gradual

We walked out of that meeting unbought and unbowed. We held no punches. There was no code-switching or bootlicking; no concessions, politicking or posturing. The movement got this meeting. Unrest earned this invite, and we can’t stop.

2014-12-07T19:43:42-05:00December 5, 2014|2014 Uprisings in Ferguson, MO, Analysis, News|Comments Off on What President Obama told me about Ferguson’s movement: think big, but go gradual
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