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The Guardian | Panel for Ta-Nehisi Coates v Cornel West

The Panel/Ta-Nehisi Coates v Cornel West: Black Academics and Activists Give Their Verdict

December 22, 2017. The Guardian. One of the leading Black intellectuals in the US, Ta-Nehisi Coates, got into a row with Harvard scholar Cornel West on Twitter in December of 2017. Coates hit back, listing all his articles criticizing US foreign policy, before completely deleting his Twitter account and backing out of social media. Commentators Melvin Rogers, Patrisse Cullors, Carol Anderson, and Shailja Patel discuss the impact of this debate amidst the struggle for racial equality.

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The Guardian | Abolitionists Still Have Work to Do in America

Abolitionists Still Have Work to Do in America

July 30, 2017. The Guardian. The term “abolitionist” may have historic roots but it’s just as relevant today as it was during the Civil War. In fact, abolitionists are likely more important now than they have ever been. Patrisse Cullors takes a look at why some steps towards emancipation have been made, but Black people are far from being free.

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The Guardian | Sheriff David Clarke Is a Dangerous Bigot

Sheriff David Clarke Is a Dangerous Bigot. He Must Be Resisted at Every Turn.

May 19, 2017. The Guardian. Former law enforcement official David Clarke served as Sheriff of Milwaukee County in Wisconsin from 2002 to 2017. When Black lives needed an ally, Clarke took his place among white nationalist supporters like Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions, reminding activists of the increasing need to organize and resist.  

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The Guardian | Effect of Trump’s Election on Black People

Trump’s Election Means More Police Brutality Towards Black People

November 11, 2016. The Guardian. As soon as Donald Trump was elected, Patrisse Cullors foresaw the effects of his presidency on police brutality towards black people. She reflects on a nationwide history of Black communities being terrorized, realizes its potential for only getting worse, and resolves to fight harder than ever.

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The Guardian | Black Votes, Not Lives, Matter to White House Hopefuls

Black Votes Matter to White House Hopefuls, but Not Black Lives

July 19, 2016. The Guardian. As primaries heated up for the 2016 presidential election, Patrisse Cullors reflects on the fact that white house hopefuls are eager to get Black votes, but not support Black lives. Posturing for support isn’t enough; real change needs to become a significant part of candidates’ platforms.

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The Guardian | Black People Killings Part of Larger Structural Issue

The Counted/ The Black People Killed By Police Are Just One Piece of a Larger Structural Problem

June 12, 2015. The Guardian. Chronicling the numbers of Black people killed by police is a step towards forcing law enforcement to become accountable for police officer misconduct. But that’s only part of the equation: we also have to disrupt the system and social dialog that continues to encourage brutalization of Black communities. 

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The Guardian | Black Lives Matter in Australia

Black Lives Matter in Australia: Wherever Black People Are, There Is Racism – and Resistance

November 01, 2017. The Guardian. Black Lives Matter is not confined to America. Wherever there are Black people, there is racism. Patrisse Cullors and Rodney Diverlus write about their time in Australia and how they are encouraging the government to support the rights of the country’s native people and Black population.