Still-grieving mothers ask Andrew Cuomo to assign special prosecutors ‘to all cases of police killings moving forward’

Bell, who broke down in tears while retelling the story, is one of 18 family members of people killed by cops who penned a letter to Gov. Cuomo. The letter dated Feb. 24 and obtained by the Daily News urges him to “enact an executive order to assign a special prosecutor to all cases of police killings moving forward.”

2015-04-03T20:18:09-04:00February 25, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Still-grieving mothers ask Andrew Cuomo to assign special prosecutors ‘to all cases of police killings moving forward’

EPIP Webinar – Police Accountability and Racial Justice: Sustaining a Movement

Feb 18th: In this webinar, we will be joined by representatives of Communities United for Police Reform (CPR), a New York City based coalition, to learn about their local work and how it fits into a larger national and historical context. We'll discuss how to maintain momentum and make this issue more than just a campaign point, while exploring the critical role funders play.

2015-02-25T17:45:13-05:00February 17, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on EPIP Webinar – Police Accountability and Racial Justice: Sustaining a Movement

The Police Are Killing One Group at a Staggering Rate, and Nobody Is Talking About It

The end of 2014 was a bloody time for Native Americans. Even as protesters rallied against the police killings of unarmed black people like Michael Brown and Eric Garner in December, Rapid City police fired five bullets into Allen Locke, a 30-year-old Lakota man living in South Dakota.

2015-08-24T18:30:16-04:00February 5, 2015|Criminalization of Communities of Color, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Police Are Killing One Group at a Staggering Rate, and Nobody Is Talking About It

Pledge to support the Racial Justice movement

The recent police killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and many others — and the failure to indict the officers responsible — have ignited people across the US to take the streets in protest and demand change. Philanthropic organizing, in solidarity with this movement, is a growing force. See the public pledges and sign on yourself. You can pledge publicly or anonymously.

2015-08-23T13:34:45-04:00February 2, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Pledge to support the Racial Justice movement

Has your giving changed because of Ferguson?

We are tracking philanthropy’s response to police violence and the #BlackLivesMatter movement for racial justice around the country through a survey of foundations and affinity groups. We will compile information we've gathered to publish what philanthropic resources have to support Ferguson and related organizing. We'll also connect funders with peers interested in similar funding opportunities.

2015-03-23T05:57:21-04:00February 2, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Has your giving changed because of Ferguson?

Response to Eric Garner’s Case: A Deeper Conversation

We are faced with our system’s criminalization of poverty, severely anemic political participation, geographically segregated neighborhoods, unprecedented levels of economic and wealth inequality, and a heavily militarized police force entrusted with public safety over communities who are met with not only brutality, but with a justice system that is indifferent, neglectful, and even hostile in bringing justice for abuses suffered.

2015-03-25T20:08:31-04:00December 4, 2014|Analysis, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Response to Eric Garner’s Case: A Deeper Conversation

Response to Ferguson: Systemic Problems Require Systemic Solutions

But we also have to acknowledge the deep racial anxiety that leads to escalated violence against communities of color. Recent evidence from neuroscience reveals that many Americans, even those who embrace egalitarian norms, harbor unconscious negative associations with black bodies.

2014-12-22T14:20:33-05:00November 25, 2014|Analysis, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Response to Ferguson: Systemic Problems Require Systemic Solutions
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