What Would Martin Luther King’s Dream Be in 2018? We Asked Leading Activists April 4, 2018. The Guardian. Martin Luther King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on August 28, 1963. Nearly 55 years later, The Guardian asked several activists what his dream would be in 2018. Partisse Cullors weighed in, alongside 9

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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,

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From Africa to the US to Haiti, Climate Change Is a Race Issue September 14, 2017. The Guardian. The ripple effects of climate change parallel the effects of global racial inequality. Patrisse Cullors and Nyeusi Nguvu make the case for why Black people are the most affected and killed by mounting climate change. Click here to

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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

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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

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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

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Obama Says Black Lives Matter. But He Doesn’t Ensure They Do July 16, 2016. The Guardian. Obama should have been a consistently strong ally, but there were occasions when he let down Black communities. Patrisse writes about a disturbing and uncomfortable experience watching him refuse to offer meaningful solutions at a town hall meeting. Click

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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

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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

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