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Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes: The Necessity Of Police Accountability In The Wake Of Tragedy

Michael Darer | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Michael Darer

In the wake of the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Falcon Heights, Minnesota, respectively, the American public and its institutions have once more entered into the necessary and painful conversation about police brutality.

Black Lives Matter Needs Mos Def Back In The Game

The Huffington Post | Poppie Mphuthing | Posted 05.16.2016 | Black Voices

When Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def, recently dropped his new track “Dec. 99th N.A.W.” on SoundCloud via his online platform "A Country Called Earth," it...

Cop Who Gunned Down Ramarley Graham Gets A Raise

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.03.2016 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- The New York City police officer who shot and killed unarmed Bronx teen Ramarley Graham has received nearly $25,000 in raises since firing...

Caught on Camera: Police Racism

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The rapid explosion of cell phones, YouTube and Twitter has increased public awareness of police misconduct toward black citizens. As a result, white attitudes are changing and protests led by black activists are accelerating. This may be a moment in our history when real reform is possible.

WeNeedDiverseAnimation# Because BlackLivesMatter#

Ama Yawson | Posted 05.04.2016 | Media
Ama Yawson

How do we eliminate the bias against black skin which seems to be so inextricably linked to issues of discrimination that have a real impact on the progress of African-Americans? Economic investment, legal reform and improvements in education are certainly needed. But, I also believe that positive multicultural media is part of the solution.

Wikipedia Edits On Police Brutality Traced To NYPD Headquarters

Capital New York | Posted 03.13.2015 | Black Voices

Computers operating on the New York Police Department’s computer network at its 1 Police Plaza headquarters have been used to alter Wikipedia pages ...

Shared Past, Shared Future: Why Black Immigrants Are an Essential Part of the Movement

Tia Oso | Posted 04.07.2015 | Black Voices
Tia Oso

As we celebrate Black History Month, I challenge us to dig deeper and recognize that some of our most honored and courageous trailblazers in the movement were immigrants.

Eric Holder On Racial Issues In America: 'We, As A Nation, Have Failed'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.18.2014 | Black Voices

Attorney General Eric Holder, who in the past has spoken frankly about racial inequalities in the U.S. criminal justice system, will revisit the subje...

Why the Black American's Fight for Civil Rights Still Isn't Over

Terrance Hamm | Posted 01.26.2015 | Black Voices
Terrance Hamm

On Monday a grand jury chose not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, on a street in Ferguson, Missouri, in August. Innumerable people were immediately outraged, erupting in fury. The criminal justice system must be reformed to promote civil rights for African Americans.

In Light of Michael Brown, We Must Connect the Dots

Jumaane D. Williams | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Jumaane D. Williams

Perhaps the call to examine this one case would be understandable if justice came more often, but we've seen these unjust acts in communities of more color for far too long.

Darren Wilson Wasn't the First: A Short History of Killer Cops Let Off the Hook

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 01.25.2015 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

As the history of the battle against racist police violence so pointedly teaches, the public outcry and agitation must continue not only in Ferguson but across the nation.

The Difference We Haven't Overcome: Why the Color Line Endures in America

Robert T. Carter, Ph.D. | Posted 11.30.2014 | Education
Robert T. Carter, Ph.D.

Before the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, recedes in the rear-view mirror, let's be straight with ourselves about what the events surrounding his death tell us about race in America.

Heartbreaking Illustrations Document The Last Words Of Unarmed Black Men

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 08.21.2014 | Black Voices

The recent shooting of Missouri teenager Michael Brown has revived a national conversation about race and police brutality, about "walking while black...

Michael Brown, Son, Student 'Thug'?

Ama Yawson | Posted 10.21.2014 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

The politics of respectability in the black community may not only hinder us from acting and engaging in the constructive protest, lobbying and collective action needed to create a more just society, as it has with respect to the Ferguson protests, but it may also prevent us from simply being and living freely.

After Ferguson, America Still Can't Discuss Race

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

For at least the last two decades, the Democratic Party has been defined both by being the party of African-Americans and by an extraordinary timidity when it comes to speaking out about racism. In this regard, the relative silence is not surprising and is unfortunately exactly what is expected.

My Global Kids Story

Global Kids | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
Global Kids

Global Kids does a great job of channeling the qualities that are inherent in teenagers but often criticized: their energy, their natural rebelliousness, their passion.

A Victory for All New Yorkers, Stop and Frisk Reforms Move Forward

Vincent Warren | Posted 04.02.2014 | New York
Vincent Warren

Nobody standing here today is pretending this is Mission Accomplished. The problem hasn't been solved. The reality is tomorrow, a kid will be humiliated on his way home from school or someone on their way to the store will get stopped and frisked for no reason.

Bring Back Bratton

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 10.27.2013 | New York
Reese Schonfeld

Bill Bratton used to be New York City's Police Commissioner. Before that he was the best police commissioner that Boston ever had, and after that he became the best police commissioner that Los Angeles has ever had.

Black and White

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 09.20.2013 | Crime
Arzu Kaya Uranli

When a leader puts distance between him or herself and his or her people, there is always a problem.

How Can I Protect My Son From Becoming Another Trayvon Martin?

Melanie Coffee | Posted 07.16.2013 | Black Voices
Melanie Coffee

The verdict unites some communities and divides others. The main thought that I can't really shake loose is: How can I protect my son from being another Trayvon Martin?

The Trayvon Martin and Tulsa Shootings: The Time for Inaction Is Over

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 06.10.2012 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

It's time all of us engage in a long-term conversation on the elephant in the room -- race. And as the Trayvon Martin case tragically proves, the topic cannot be discussed without dedicating an equal amount of time towards a serious look at our justice system.

Racism without Racists: George Zimmerman and the Conundrum of Modern Bigotry

Edward Wyckoff Williams | Posted 06.01.2012 | Black Voices
Edward Wyckoff Williams

The conundrum of racism without racistscreates a society in which black males are perceived always and everywhere as the perpetrator, never given the dignity applied to a victim.

What Do We Tell Our Children?

Janus Adams | Posted 05.28.2012 | Parents
Janus Adams

In truth, "the talk" cannot save African-American boys. The larger talk that should be had with all children might.

'NYPD-KKK' At Bronx Protest After Cops Kill Unarmed Teen

Posted 02.07.2012 | New York

Tensions are growing between Bronx residents and the NYPD after the fatal shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Ramarley Graham Thursday. "I never wanted...

FDNY in Black and White

Dan Collins | Posted 10.11.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

New York has the least diverse fire department of any major U.S. city, and what we learned in a recent court hearing is that blacks and Hispanics who don't take the FDNY test on the assumption that the system is gamed for white guys are absolutely right.