Justice Dept. to investigate NYC chokehold death

The Justice Department will conduct a federal investigation into the chokehold death of an unarmed black man after a grand jury in New York City declined to indict the white police officer who applied the move, Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday.

2014-12-10T16:44:36-05:00December 3, 2014|News|Comments Off on Justice Dept. to investigate NYC chokehold death

‘Black Lives Matter,’ NYC Mayor Says After Grand Jury Doesn’t Indict Officer

Citing "centuries of racism that have brought us to this day," New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says that the fact that protesters have rallied around the statement "Black lives matter" reflects a sad situation, that such an idea needs to be both stated and repeated.

2015-03-25T19:35:16-04:00December 3, 2014|Analysis, News|Comments Off on ‘Black Lives Matter,’ NYC Mayor Says After Grand Jury Doesn’t Indict Officer

#FergusonNext

#FergusonNext is a solution-based collaboration between Guardian US Opinion, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial Page, Ebony.com, Colorlines, The St. Louis American and The St. Louis Riverfront Times.

2015-01-08T23:26:49-05:00December 3, 2014|News|Comments Off on #FergusonNext

Breaking: Ferguson Activists Meet with President Obama to Demand an End to Police Brutality Nationwide

Today President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder met with seven Black and Latino organizers – from Ferguson, Mo.; Columbus, Ohio; Miami, Florida; and New York City – who have been leading some of the ongoing actions to disrupt a status quo that is intolerable.

2014-12-02T20:11:48-05:00December 1, 2014|2014 Uprisings in Ferguson, MO, News|Comments Off on Breaking: Ferguson Activists Meet with President Obama to Demand an End to Police Brutality Nationwide

Families of people killed by Albuquerque police campaign to hold the police accountable

Four years ago, my son Kenneth – an Iraq war veteran and father to a 4-year-old son – was shot to death by a police officer in a 7-Eleven parking lot. A judge later ruled that my son posed no threat to anyone – but the officer who killed my son has never been charged and still works for the Albuquerque Police department.

2014-12-04T20:08:17-05:00November 26, 2014|News|Comments Off on Families of people killed by Albuquerque police campaign to hold the police accountable

Statement from Center Social Inclusion

Within the criminal justice system, we must continue to challenge individual and institutional racial bias. Already, organizers and advocates are working to transform this system, organizing to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline, demand greater transparency and accountability of police departments, or to decrease “shooter bias” in police officers. We need to support this work.

2014-12-11T19:41:03-05:00November 25, 2014|News|Comments Off on Statement from Center Social Inclusion

Updates on Ferguson, Cleveland, and NYC

Last night it was announced that the grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown...The role of philanthropy as committed partners remains critical, as we all understand the need to build just and vibrant cities, and inclusive democracies.

2015-04-14T12:35:20-04:00November 25, 2014|News, Opportunities for Funders|Comments Off on Updates on Ferguson, Cleveland, and NYC
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