With some 40 families across the country impacted by police violence, thousands took to the streets of New York City in solidarity for the victims demanding an end to police brutality. We need change.
Democracy Now speaks with Gyasi Ross about why he supports Bernie Sanders and the #BlackLivesMatter protesters who interrupted him. "Five hundred years of white domination...You have to recognize that urgency."
Civil-rights pioneer Julian Bond died last week at the age of 75. Bond was a big supporter of Black Lives Matter, which has been challenging business as usual, bringing the issues of racism and inequality to a broad audience.
Baltimore’s riots have become an uprising. The people have demanded to be heard, and now, the city, state and federal government have to listen. The real fight is just beginning.
The Baltimore police department is under scrutiny, with a criminal investigation now being opened, after a suspect died while in police custody. Although the officers claim they did not use force, video footage shows otherwise.
The fiftieth-anniversary commemoration of Bloody Sunday in Selma this past weekend was a look back at living history. It was also a moment to remember the martyrs of the civil-rights movement then and now. Will bringing together past and present help shape a new future?
After analyzing the Ferguson Police Department, the Justice Department reported that the police department repeatedly violated civil rights. Still, no one has been charged with any crimes after a pattern of systemic abuse and racism was revealed.
More than 245 years ago the killing of Crispus Attucks launched a revolution in the streets of Boston. Fast forward to Michael Brown and two things still remain clear: "We never know what sparks a revolution and black lives matter."