Under the current circumstances, BLM is not only a valid movement, but a direly needed one.
As long as the privileged aren't confronted with crime, poverty, economic deprivation or racism, it's far too easy to wash their hands of a responsibility all Americans should share, a more just society.
There are more of us who want peace than those who practice hate. http://i.huffpost.com/gen/3712904/images/s-REVOLUTION-POLITICS-small.jpg The vile...
The horrors of the past few days in Baton Rouge, Minnesota, and Dallas ring across America like the "fire bell in the night" that Thomas Jefferson said "awakened and filled [him] with terror" in 1820.
Stay woke. I wore those two words on a small button at the NewSchools Venture Fund Summit in San Francisco this week. Initially, people chuckled fi...
Since March of this year, I've had the killing of Luis Rodriguez going through my mind. He was killed by police officers in Moore, Oklahoma in the parking lot of a movie theatre.
Angelica Hairston is not content to play the harp while the inner cities burn. The 23-year-old classically trained musician, currently a Martin Luthe...
Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Tamir Rice, Mike Brown... four young boys, out of so many, who became martyrs for a cause they didn't ask to die for. Four young boys who will never see the age of 21. Four families ripped apart by tragedy. I'm tired of waiting on this proverbial someday, Donny.
While the trash-talking presidential candidates toy with foul language, they are avoiding a word that needs to be said out loud. It's the taboo four-letter F-word: Fear.
Race is more than just a demographic descriptor. For many black children, race is a determinant of poorer outcomes.
Better discipline and training are part of the solution, but they are unlikely to make dramatic difference by themselves. To create meaningful change, we must look beyond officer shooters in high-profile cases like that of McDonald and Michael Brown.
The lack of police accountability has been thoroughly discussed and hotly contested since the killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson by Police Officer Darren Wilson in August 2014.
Team Hillary clearly wants to pigeon-hole Sanders on one side of the debate hoping to isolate him from Black and Latino voters. But her strategy is likely to fail. As minority voters get to know Sanders better, his message is likely to erode Hillary's support.
I can be scared at the idea of a racist system that perpetuates violence against minority communities, but I cannot be scared of the very real consequences of this system on a personal level. I am not the one that will be harassed, beaten or shot.
Social justice and standing up to systematic oppression is a rich part of American Muslim history. If American Muslims are to reject #BlackLivesMatter, we are effectively rejecting the legacy of people like Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali, pillars of the history of Islam in America.
Tamir Rice's death wasn't a "tragedy." Nor was Michael Brown's, Eric Garner's, Trayvon Martin's, and the countless others'. Their deaths are all perfectly explicable as the product of a racialized criminal justice system prone to use excessive force. That means their deaths were also all unnecessary and avoidable.