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Eric Garner news and analysis from The Nation
August 13, 2015
The Work of Art in the Age of Spectacular Reproduction
The Internet gives us an unearned relation to the present, and the visual art of JR is perfectly aligned with it.
July 28, 2015
Black Love Matters
A dispatch from the inaugural gathering of a proudly diffuse, rapidly growing, hyper-local movement for black lives.
Mark Winston Griffith
July 27, 2015
An Open Letter to the NBA Players Traveling to Israel
The NBA’s trip to Israel—sponsored by Sheldon Adelson—raises questions for players who aligned themselves with the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
June 17, 2015
You Can’t Fix ‘Broken Windows’, So End It Now
After a year of tragedies, framed by the deaths of Eric Garner and Kalief Browder, it’s time for our leaders to discard this racist and immoral idea.
March 23, 2015
Who’s Accountable for Ferguson’s Crimes? No One, It Seems
Here’s another reminder that “personal responsibility” is a principle relevant only to the poor and the black.
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January 8, 2015
The District Attorney Who Failed to Secure an Indictment Against Eric Garner’s Killer May Be Running for Congress
Could the new civil rights movement thwart the Staten Island DA’s ambitions?
December 22, 2014
Poetry and Voting in the Age of Eric Garner
Poet Crystal Valentine: “Maybe politics aren’t Armageddon enough for us”
December 5, 2014
Right-Wing Media’s Painful Pivot From Demonizing Mike Brown to Giving Eric Garner a Moral Pass
How to bury two dead black men in the “reverse racism” narrative.
December 4, 2014
New Yorkers Surge Into the Streets, Demanding Justice for Eric Garner
After a grand jury fails to indict the officer who killed the father of six, the movement for police accountability continues to grow.
December 3, 2014
The System That Failed Eric Garner and Michael Brown Cannot Be Reformed
Sensitivity training will not be enough. “Diversity” will not be enough. The only way to end police violence is to admit to ourselves that cops are an inherently oppressive force.
Mychal Denzel Smith