Tag: Black Struggle

What We Can Learn from MLK’s Poor People’s Campaign

Towards the end of his life and career, Dr. Martin Luther King proposed the idea of assembling a ‘multiracial army of the poor’ as part of his Poor People’s Campaign. At a time when the political arena is as divisive as ever, there is much to be gained from revisiting the tenets of King’s push for a ‘radical restructuring of wealth and power.’

Police Rape Black Man in Paris, Sparking Protests

Four policemen brutally raped a Black youth during an identity check in the northern Parisian suburb of Aulnay-sous-Bois on Thursday, February 2. The 22-year-old victim was hospitalized for severe injuries. While the Internal Affairs Bureau deems the incident a mere accident, this new act of police brutality has sparked outrage both locally and nationally.

Bring BLM Back to the Streets: A Critique of the M4BL Platform

Donald Trump’s victory demands our vigilance and readiness to fight. The urgency for a united front of resistance and mobilizations to defend against rightwing attacks has become clearer than ever. However, the Movement 4 Black Lives platform seems to point in the opposite direction.

My House, My Vote

Oprah Winfrey recently said that people should vote for Clinton even if they don’t like her. After all, “she’s not coming over to your house.” But, Clinton’s policies are in the houses of Black families and that is why so many of us are not voting for her.

SEIU Caucuses Say “No Cops in Our Unions!”

The African American caucus and the Latino caucus of SEIU Local 721 in Los Angeles voted to support the UAW 2865 Resolution calling on the AFL-CIO to disaffiliate from the international police unions.

Selective Grief and Haitian Resistance

Largely ignored by international media, Hurricane Matthew has left 877 people dead in Haiti. These deaths are not only a product of the hurricane–they are a product of racism, capitalism and imperialism.

From Charlotte to NYC: We Shut it Down!

Protests erupted in Charlotte, North Carolina for the second night in a row on Wednesday night. In NYC, 100+ people also took the streets with a common message: against police murder and affirming BLACK LIVES MATTER.

What We Can Learn from MLK’s Poor People’s Campaign

Towards the end of his life and career, Dr. Martin Luther King proposed the idea of assembling a ‘multiracial army of the poor’ as part of his Poor People’s Campaign. At a time when the political arena is as divisive as ever, there is much to be gained from revisiting the tenets of King’s push for a ‘radical restructuring of wealth and power.’

Police Rape Black Man in Paris, Sparking Protests

Four policemen brutally raped a Black youth during an identity check in the northern Parisian suburb of Aulnay-sous-Bois on Thursday, February 2. The 22-year-old victim was hospitalized for severe injuries. While the Internal Affairs Bureau deems the incident a mere accident, this new act of police brutality has sparked outrage both locally and nationally.

Bring BLM Back to the Streets: A Critique of the M4BL Platform

Donald Trump’s victory demands our vigilance and readiness to fight. The urgency for a united front of resistance and mobilizations to defend against rightwing attacks has become clearer than ever. However, the Movement 4 Black Lives platform seems to point in the opposite direction.

My House, My Vote

Oprah Winfrey recently said that people should vote for Clinton even if they don’t like her. After all, “she’s not coming over to your house.” But, Clinton’s policies are in the houses of Black families and that is why so many of us are not voting for her.

SEIU Caucuses Say “No Cops in Our Unions!”

The African American caucus and the Latino caucus of SEIU Local 721 in Los Angeles voted to support the UAW 2865 Resolution calling on the AFL-CIO to disaffiliate from the international police unions.

Selective Grief and Haitian Resistance

Largely ignored by international media, Hurricane Matthew has left 877 people dead in Haiti. These deaths are not only a product of the hurricane–they are a product of racism, capitalism and imperialism.

From Charlotte to NYC: We Shut it Down!

Protests erupted in Charlotte, North Carolina for the second night in a row on Wednesday night. In NYC, 100+ people also took the streets with a common message: against police murder and affirming BLACK LIVES MATTER.