Dear Men of “The Breakfast Club”: Trans Women Aren’t a Prop, Ploy, or Sexual Predators

I was not naïve when I entered the TriBeCa studio of “The Breakfast Club,” a hip-hop radio show that bills itself as “the world’s most dangerous morning show,” hosted by Angela Yee, Charlamagne tha God, and DJ Envy, on July 18.

Abolitionists still have work to do in America | Patrisse Cullors

What does it look like to build a city, state or nation invested in communities thriving rather than their death and destruction? To ask this question is the first act of an abolitionist. I am an abolitionist. What does this mean?

New website wants tips on bad sheriff’s deputies

Video: YouTube/Jasmyne Cannick LOS ANGELES – After California’s 2nd District Court of Appeal’s decision to uphold a lower court’s injunction blocking Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell from releasing to prosecutors a list of 300 sheriff’s deputies with a history of misconduct, Los Angeles watchdog group Dignity and Power Now, that fights for the dignity and power of incarcerated people, their families, and communities, is asking the public to submit tips on bad sheriff’s deputies still on the job.

Advocacy groups want L.A. sheriff to tell prosecutors about problem deputies

One court after another has ruled that a secret list of about 300 Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies who have lied, stolen, tampered with evidence, and committed other misconduct must remain confidential. But some groups across the state are still pushing for the names to be handed over to prosecutors.

Net Neutrality: The Social Justice Issue of Our Time – Public Knowledge

Blogs Net Neutrality Democracy has become a daily visceral online experience. When Philando Castile was shot by a Minnesota police officer his girlfriend’s first instinct was to start broadcasting. Diamond Reynolds chose to live-stream the aftermath of the shooting on Facebook Live, sharing the graphic cries of her four-year-old daughter with over 3.2 million viewers.

Colin Kaepernick, Michael Vick, and the fallacy of respectability politics

As the Civil Rights movement reached a crescendo in 1963, James Baldwin published a masterful collection of essays and a litany of thoughts examining a continued euphemism called “The Negro Problem.” The Fire Next Time is a multi-point dissection of the plight the black body undergoes while being American, partly dictated to his teenage nephew.

Why Net Neutrality Is a Working-Class Issue

You might have noticed your browsing experience was interrupted by a call-to-action on Wednesday, July 12. Amazon, Netflix, Etsy, OKCupid and hundreds of other sites covered their loading pages with banners and images asking you to save the internet.

What’s behind the fight over LA sheriff’s deputies’ identities

The names of approximately 300 Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies involved in serious misconduct must be kept confidential and may not be handed over to prosecutors, a state appeals court ruled this week.

This Black Lives Matter chapter just clapped back at the NRA with a biting ad of its own

The National Rifle Association of America must stop airing its controversial ads that blast the Black Lives Matter movement and call for violence in response to their resistance, activists from a chapter in Los Angeles said on Friday. In a video response first shared with Mic , activists labeled the NRA’s ad as “dangerous propaganda” meant to incite “gun-toting racists.”

Essence Magazine Honors Patrisse Cullors with ‘Woke Award’ Last Weekend

Over the weekend, Patrisse Cullors, a senior fellow at MomsRising, an online and on-the ground multicultural organization of moms and their families with more than a million members in the US, was honored at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival with the ‘Woke Award,’ celebrating her commitment to the Black Lives Matter movement as well as her tireless efforts in bringing justice and equality into conversations across national platforms. In her acceptance speech, Cullors explained: “We are living under an evil government.

Amid ‘Devastating’ Progress Nationally, Black Lives Matter Engages Local Causes

It’s been almost four years since Patrisse Khan-Cullors helped birth the hashtag #blacklivesmatter. Those three words gained national attention for demonstrations against police brutality and grew into a movement. But progress has been slow, admits Khan-Cullors, a Los Angeles-based activist who co-founded the Black Lives Matter Network.

The Thing That Gives Ava DuVernay And Patrisse Cullors Hope: Black People

The ESSENCE Fest Woke Woman honorees believe in the resilience of Black folk during difficult times. Hope can sometimes appear fleeting in these social and political times. But for director Ava DuVernay and Black Lives Matter co-founder and activist Patrisse Cullors, the Black community is a constant reminder that hope does exist and will continue to exist.