BLM Leader In Court to Challenge Racist and Retaliatory Charges
A Detroit leader of the Black Lives Matter movement is set to appear in court to challenge racist and retaliatory felony charges for marching to demand the firing of a Chief of Police who called BLM protestors “subhuman” and said they belonged in “body bags”.
Detroit Will BreatheMay 23, 2022
Justice for Patrick Lyoya: Black Man Murdered by Cop during Traffic Stop
A police officer shot 26-year-old Patrick Lyoya in Grand Rapids, Michigan last week. Videos released on Wednesday give us a glimpse into the latest atrocious muder of a Black man at the hands of the police. No justice, no peace.
Ezra BrainApril 13, 2022
The Minneapolis Teachers’ Strike Is a Struggle for Black Lives
The Minneapolis teachers’ strike is the largest strike in the U.S. right now — and it’s an anti-racist class struggle.
Adnan AhmedMarch 11, 2022
Right-Wing Vigilante Opens Fire on Black Lives Matter Protesters in Portland
This latest attack against Black Lives Matter protesters shows the necessity to intensify the struggle and to build organizations of the working class capable of defeating the reactionary Right.
Julia WallaceFebruary 21, 2022
Black Brooklyn Family Fights Attempted Eviction — Gentrification Is Violence
Sherease Torain and Queen Afua have been forced to fight to keep their home after a case of deed theft. Gentrification is violence.
Left VoiceFebruary 20, 2022
Texas Cops Who Brutalized Protesters in 2020 Finally Brought Up on Charges
Almost two years later, 19 Police officers are being brought up on charges of misconduct and aggravated assault against peaceful protesters in 2020. This is far too little, too late.
Adnan AhmedFebruary 18, 2022
Missouri Senate Moves to Make Murder Legal — Especially Murdering Black People
A self-defense bill under consideration by the Missouri state Senate would make it easy to get away with murder, especially if there are no witnesses. In a state with a history like that of Missouri, it’s hard to see how it’s not inviting an open season for racist killings.
Scott CooperFebruary 6, 2022
The HBCU Bomb Threats Are an Attack on Black People
In the first week of Black History Month, a number of Historically Black Colleges and Universities were at the receiving end of bomb threats. This comes against a larger backdrop of racist attacks on Black liberation and Black education.
Tatiana CozzarelliFebruary 2, 2022
Activists Expose Racist Detroit Police Practices: Cops Arresting Thousands of Black Motorists on Bogus Concealed Weapons Charges
A Detroit coalition of social justice organizations and public defender NGOs has exposed a police policy that has resulted in thousands of arrests and felony charges against people who’ve committed no crimes and pose no threat to anyone.
Tristan TaylorJanuary 31, 2022