Thousands of people flooded major roads and thoroughfares in cities across the country in protest of the Ferguson grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown.
If Brown, who was an unarmed Black teenager, can’t get justice when the entire world is watching, how can any other Black person expect to receive justice if shot by a white police officer?
Police brutality, military sexual assault, and gender-based violence in the US came under scrutiny this week.
This is what it looks like when you must defend your right to exist.
Ferguson October Continues With National Day of Action Against Police Brutality and Mass Incarceration
Activists organized actions nationwide yesterday to protest police brutality in cities across the country as part of ongoing Ferguson October events.
Ferguson October is our generation's Freedom Summer, and the symbols and character of this movement are uniquely and distinctly ours to claim.
Senator Claire McCaskill led an oversight hearing Tuesday in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee highlighting growing concerns about the militarization of state and local law enforcement agencies.
If there is any good that can come from such heart-wringing pain as what has happened in Ferguson, it's this: the people are paying attention. Let's make sure we're all taking action, too.
A lack of racial diversity is not the only factor that can feed police brutality against people of color; a lack of gender diversity can also create police forces in which officers aren't treating the communities they serve with the proper procedure and respect.
As feminists, as advocates for racial justice and non-violence, we cannot rest until all people – no matter who they are – can enjoy the right to life, liberty, and justice.
The excessive use of force by law enforcement officials during ongoing protests in Ferguson, Missouri caught the attention of the world this week.
"I wish I had a word of automatic comfort but I don't. I wish I could say that it will be alright on a certain or specific day, but I can't. I wish that all of the pain that I have endured could possibly ease some of yours but it won't."
After a full week of standoffs between law enforcement and demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, the American Civil Liberties Union has filed two lawsuits against the local police department.
"This is just the first step," leaders of the rally told the crowd.
The shooting of Michael Brown has sparked days of protests and called national attention to continued and persistent police violence in African-American communities. Less focus, however, has been placed on how his death is directly linked to the struggle for reproductive justice.
This Thursday, a National Moment of Silence will be held in cities across the country to remember the lives lost and impacted by police brutality.