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Historian Robin D.G. Kelley: Years of Racial Justice Organizing Laid Groundwork for Today’s Uprising

Historian Robin D.G. Kelley: Years of Racial Justice Organizing Laid Groundwork for Today’s Uprising

Articles | June 11 2020

By Democracy Now! As protests against police brutality and racism continue across the country, we speak with historian and UCLA professor of African American studies Robin D.G. Kelley. “We’re not here by accident,” Kelley says,...

New Orleans Activists Call out Environmental Racism Alongside Police Brutality in Week of Protests

New Orleans Activists Call out Environmental Racism Alongside Police Brutality in Week of Protests

Articles | June 11 2020

By Julie Dermansky On June 3, just hours before New Orleans police tear-gassed a group protesting racial violence, Jesse Perkins, a Black veteran, called out the many shades of racism and violence his community faces daily. “What they...

How an Act of Racial Violence Reverberates Across Generations

How an Act of Racial Violence Reverberates Across Generations

Articles | June 10 2020

CBS NEWS For generations, Tulsa, Oklahoma had a secret. Mechelle Brown, program coordinator at the city's Greenwood Cultural Center, recalled, "My mother cared for an elderly white man, who on his death bed rambled on about the smoke and the...

Native Americans Want to be Included in Race Talks

Native Americans Want to be Included in Race Talks

Articles | June 9 2020

By Associated Press GREAT FALLS, MONTANA - As protesters demand justice for George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis, many Native Americans in Montana are showing solidarity for black Americans. Floyd, 46, died after...

The Unmattering of Black Lives

The Unmattering of Black Lives

| June 4 2020

By Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw On May 20, 2015—almost five years ago to the day—the African American Policy Forum hosted #SayHerName: A Vigil in Memory of Black Women and Girls Killed by the Police, so that families from across the country...

Democrats call for Congress to take action following death of George Floyd

Democrats call for Congress to take action following death of George Floyd

Articles | June 4 2020

By Juliegrace Brufke Top Democrats in the House are calling for Congress to take action in the wake of the death of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis police custody. During a House Democratic Caucus conference call on Monday, Rep. Ayanna...

Dr. Gail Christopher’s Statement on TRHT

Dr. Gail Christopher’s Statement on TRHT

Announcements, Press Release | June 1 2020

June 1, 2020 Statement by Dr. Gail C. Christopher, Executive Director, National Collaborative for Health Equity AMERICA URGENTLY NEEDS TRUTH, RACIAL HEALING, AND TRANSFORMATION TO BRING UNITY, EQUITY AND RACIAL HEALING TO OUR NATION “Today,...

Congresswoman Barbara Lee to Host Press Call on New Resolution to Address Legacy of Racism and Slavery

Congresswoman Barbara Lee to Host Press Call on New Resolution to Address Legacy of Racism and Slavery

Webinar | May 29 2020

Washington, D.C. – Monday, June 1st, Congresswoman Barbara Lee will introduce her new legislation calling for the formation of a Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Commission to address the legacy of slavery and racism in the United States....

Around 100 Attacks on Asian Americans Occur Every Day Due to Coronavirus Fears, Says Rep. Judy Chu

Around 100 Attacks on Asian Americans Occur Every Day Due to Coronavirus Fears, Says Rep. Judy Chu

Articles, Blog | May 28 2020

By Carl Samson On Tuesday, Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.), who chairs the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), told MSNBC that there had been at least 1,000 hate crimes against Asian Americans in the last five weeks. Alarmingly, such...

NAACP Launches #WEAREDONEDYING Campaign

NAACP Launches #WEAREDONEDYING Campaign

Articles | May 14 2020

(Press Release) Washington, D.C. (May 7, 2020) – The NAACP, the nation’s foremost social justice organization, has launched a campaign entitled #WeAreDoneDying, aimed at exposing the inequities embedded into the American healthcare system and...