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Renisha Mcbride

Poet's Heartbreaking Reminder That When We Don't #SayHerName, History Doesn't Listen

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.01.2017 | Black Voices

In the days following the not guilty conviction of the police officer who fatally shot 22-year-old Rekia Boyd in Chicago, no one said her name. At le...

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.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Civil Settlement Reached In Renisha McBride Case | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.15.2015 | Black Voices

A civil settlement has been reached in the case of a 19-year-old black woman who was killed by a white homeowner on his porch in 2013. Theodore Waf...

Renisha McBride: Black Women's Lives Matter

Debbie Hines | Posted 04.08.2015 | Black Voices
Debbie Hines

Renisha McBride was black, a woman and human. She deserved to be alive today. Her life and black women's lives matter.

Honoring the Dream: An Education Bill of Rights

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 03.20.2015 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

I hope our leaders can, as iO's mission states, "think broadly" enough to let go of rigid, behaviorist notions of what education means. I hope they will heed the many stories like this one that prove the dramatic, turn-around impact of the arts on "under-performing" schools.

Everyone But Us

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
Dr. David J. Leonard

The efforts to deny the innocence of Brown and other black victims, in the name of preserving the innocence of the likes of Darren Wilson, of white America, and the nation as a whole is commonplace.

Porch Shooter's Lawyer: 'Ghost Of Trayvon Martin' Was In The Courtroom

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.31.2014 | Black Voices

A defense attorney for Theodore Wafer, the white man recently convicted of killing an unarmed young black woman on his suburban Detroit porch, says "t...

Seeking Transformative Justice in Ferguson, Dearborn, and Beyond

Sheila A. Bedi | Posted 11.03.2014 | Black Voices
Sheila A. Bedi

Justice for Michael Brown, for Renisha, for Trayvon, for Eric requires that we confront and acknowledge the legacy of racial hatred and violence that infects our communities and has launched the epidemics of criminalization, brutal, abusive policing and mass incarceration.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Family Of Woman Killed On Porch Sues For $10 Million | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.19.2014 | Black Voices

The family of Renisha McBride, the woman who was shot to death on a Detroit-area porch last year, is suing her convicted killer for $10 million. T...

Our Nation Has a Problem (or "Imagine It Is Your Family")

Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry | Posted 10.18.2014 | Religion
Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry

What if we start to live into the promise and hope for liberty for everyone? What if we hope to believe and live like everyone is created equal? What if we actually lived like everyone is my neighbor?

Young People Rise

Alton B. Pollard, III, Ph.D. | Posted 10.18.2014 | Religion
Alton B. Pollard, III, Ph.D.

Dying Black youth are the window onto the spiritual trauma that affects an entire nation. The lives of young Black men and women, far from expendable and cheap, are an incredible gift to us.

Did Social Media Help Get #JusticeForRenisha?

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.11.2014 | Black Voices

Just last week, Theodore Wafer was found guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of Renisha McBride. While the outcome brought so...

End the Open Season: On Black Folks, Violence and Remembrance

Jay Dodd | Posted 10.11.2014 | Black Voices
Jay Dodd

From cultural appropriation and media condemnation to the physical brutality and slaughter, Blackness in America, though mirrored globally, is unjustly marked by violence.

AP Draws Outrage Over Renisha McBride Tweet

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 08.08.2014 | Media

The Associated Press is under fire for yet another tweet, this time about the trial of the man who fatally shot Renisha McBride. Theodore Wafer wa...

Porch Shooter Found Guilty Of Second-Degree Murder

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.08.2014 | Black Voices

A jury in Detroit found Theodore Wafer guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of Renisha McBride Thursday, according to the Asso...

Why Renisha McBride's Case Makes Me Wanna Holla

Debbie Hines | Posted 09.24.2014 | Black Voices
Debbie Hines

Ultimately, the jurors will be the judges of the facts and what is reasonable. However, where race and gender clash, the black woman usually ends up on the short end of the deal.

Renisha McBride, Trayvon Martin And How Race & Gender Have Affected Coverage

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.24.2014 | Black Voices

It's no secret -- the Trayvon Martin and Renisha McBride killings have striking similarities. Both were young black victims and in each case, the kill...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Trial Begins For Man Who Shot Unarmed Black Teenager On His Porch | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.23.2014 | Black Voices

DETROIT -- As a prosecutor showed a jury photos of Renisha McBride, her father rushed out of the court room. The photos of the 19-year-old -- first sm...

Trial Date Set For Renisha McBride Killer

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.30.2014 | Black Voices

Theodore Wafer, a Michigan man who fatally shot a woman through his screen door last year, will face trial in July. Wafer, 55, is charged with sec...

New Development In Case Of Detroit Teen Shot To Death On Porch

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.28.2014 | Black Voices

The trial of a Detroit homeowner accused of fatally shooting teenager Renisha McBride on his front porch isn't set to begin until June, but there's al...

To Dismantle the Spokes on the Oppression Wheel

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

We can see concepts and issues of oppression as a wheel with each of the separate spokes representing the numerous forms, which continually trample over the rights and the very lives of individuals and entire groups of people.

Race and Murder in America from the Time of Jefferson Davis to Jordan Davis

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.25.2014 | Black Voices
Ian Reifowitz

Every life matters. When someone is murdered, the loss cannot be measured. Hearing the grief, the real despair about the future in this country for African Americans expressed after the announcement of the Jordan Davis verdict made me think about the past.

To Wake Up Dangerous: on Thugs and the Criminalization of Black People

Jay Dodd | Posted 04.23.2014 | Black Voices
Jay Dodd

The war has become so complex and intersected that Black America is constantly fighting for survival across all classes and identities. The latest buzzword in the war is this concept of the "thug."

I'm Dunn (But Not Really) With This: A Few Notes on Strategic Apathy and White Supremacy

Javon Johnson | Posted 04.20.2014 | Black Voices
Javon Johnson

Many people have asked me how I feel about the Michael Dunn case and the troubling verdict. I am quite vocal about race issues and general human equality so these inquiries come as no surprise.

Trial Set For Man Accused Of Killing Unarmed Teen Renisha McBride

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

Theodore Wafer, charged with second-degree murder in the death of 19-year old Renisha McBride, entered a not guilty plea in court Wednesday as his tri...