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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Black Lives Matter Co-founder Patrisse Cullors On Its Six-Year Anniversary July 17, 2019. Teen Vogue. Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, looks back on the six-year anniversary of the abolitionist organization. She speaks about what inspired her to co-found BLM with Opal Tometi and Alicia Garza, and how the movement continues to lead the

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Natural-Born Leader: Stacey Abrams on Racism in Health Care, Trump’s Lies, and Fighting for the People May 07, 2020. Complex. Patrisse interviewed Stacey Abrams in an article for the online magazine, Complex. Stacey has been an accomplished politician, tax attorney, author, and co-founder of a nourishing beverage company for infants — and she has always

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Criminal Justice Reform Is Sweeping the Country. But Not L.A. County. February 27, 2019. Los Angeles Times. Calls for criminal justice reform are occurring throughout California and the nation, with many locally-elected prosecutors supporting the fight for more fair justice systems. However, in LA County, top prosecutor and District Attorney Jackey Lacey, still hasn’t given

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In Chicago, a Victory for Police Torture Survivors Has Turned Into a Long Wait December 19, 2019. Our Prism. Chicago, like many cities in the nation, has a history with miscategorizing Black children as adults, and killing or torturing them in the streets, robbing them of their childhood.  Black communities have been trying to establish

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