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It doesn’t stop with Ferguson—common underlying problems create conflict and tension across the country.

#BlackLivesMatter march

From Ferguson to France, pliable racial categories are used to mark who counts as fully human—and who does not.

Black Lives Matter protest

In the wake of the Ferguson uprising, black students nationwide are indicting the state violence they face in American education everyday.

Valuing all lives equally would transform how we respond to the climate crisis.

What would governments do if black and brown lives counted as much as white lives?

We need law and policing reform, but first we have to want to end state-sanctioned violence against African-Americans.

NYPD

No, we should not stop talking about police shootings.

Die in.

Last night, hundreds of protesters converged on the Cavaliers-Nets game to continue to demand justice in the wake of the Eric Garner case.

After a grand jury fails to indict the officer who killed the father of six, the movement for police accountability continues to grow.

Blogs

Can we talk about the economic devastation of American cities and black communities before someone else is killed?

May 1, 2015

The force behind the burgeoning movement talks about the resurgent fight for black liberation.

March 24, 2015

Policy experts and activists explain what’s keeping people in the streets and what the movement should consider next.

December 16, 2014

Rev. Al Sharpton should not co-opt the grassroots protests that have broken out in reaction to the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

December 15, 2014

If civil rights movement history is any guide, the protests against police brutality are just getting started.

December 4, 2014

On Black Friday, protesters across movements came together with a common demand: spend not one dime.

December 1, 2014

Black youth are perceived as adults, and their behaviors criminalized at every turn. Can this moment help change that?

November 25, 2014

Unrest kept Michael Brown’s memory alive, and unrest is the key to justice.

November 24, 2014

And still, the will to protest has not died.

November 21, 2014

This has been, and will continue to be, about the protection of black life and the end of the police state.

November 19, 2014