Meet Alicia Garza: Featured Speaker at the Upcoming Kehinde Wiley Speaker Series

Alicia Garza believes that Black communities deserve what all communities deserve — to be powerful in every aspect of their lives. An innovator, strategist, organizer, and cheeseburger enthusiast, Alicia founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the [...]

2023-07-18T12:14:56-04:00July 18th, 2023|Art, Interviews, Past Events|0 Comments

Meet W. Kamau Bell: Featured Speaker at the Upcoming Kehinde Wiley Speaker Series

Kamau Bell is a stand-up comedian and the director and executive producer of the critically-acclaimed four-part Showtime documentary, We Need To Talk About Cosby, which premiered at Sundance.He is the host and executive-producer of the Emmy-Award-winning CNN docu-series United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell. Kamau’s work often highlights untold and occasionally controversial stories and centers marginalized voices on screen [...]

2023-07-18T10:45:20-04:00July 18th, 2023|Interviews, Past Events|0 Comments

Meet Emil Wilbekin: Featured Speaker at the Upcoming Kehinde Wiley Speaker Series

Emil Wilbekin is an American journalist, media executive, stylist, content creator, culture critic, and human rights activist. He is the former editor-in-chief of Vibe and Giant, editor-at-large at Essence and managing editor of its associated website Essence.com, and chief content officer of Afropunk. He is the founder of Native Son Now, an organization dedicated to empowering and lifting up Black gay [...]

2023-07-17T19:29:43-04:00July 17th, 2023|Interviews, Past Events|0 Comments

Unjustly Taken: the Tragic Death of Darius Tarver at the Hands of Denton Police Officers

At just 23 years old, Darius Tarver tragically lost his life at the hands of the police. Concerned neighbors had called for help, hoping to ensure his wellbeing. However, instead of providing the assistance he desperately needed, four Denton Police officers responded by using a taser and shooting him, leading to his untimely death. Darius was recovering at home from a [...]

2023-06-06T16:29:35-04:00June 6th, 2023|Police Brutality|0 Comments

Cop City in Atlanta: the Intersection of White Supremacy, Militarism, and Environmental Destruction

A significant gathering of activists took place at Atlanta's City Hall in anticipation of a council vote regarding the allocation of tens of millions in public funding for the proposed construction of a police and firefighter training center. This facility, commonly referred to as "Cop City" by activists, has been the subject of intense criticism and opposition. The meeting marked the [...]

2023-06-06T11:19:42-04:00June 6th, 2023|News, Police Brutality|0 Comments

Meet Uncle Bobby: the Social Justice Activist Leading the Fight Against Police Brutality in America

Cephus Johnson, a.k.a Uncle Bobby, is a social justice activist at the forefront of ending police brutality in America. After his nephew, Oscar Grant, was murdered by a Bart police officer in 2009, Cephus founded two social justice organizations, the Oscar Grant Foundation and Love Not Blood Campaign. Since then, Cephus has received many prestigious awards for his activism, including The [...]

2023-06-05T13:36:40-04:00June 5th, 2023|Police Brutality|0 Comments

7 Black People Killed by Police over False Gun Claims: No Charges Filed, Attorney Calls for Accountability

7 Black People Killed After Cops Falsely Discover a Gun That was Never There Yahoo - Kalyn Womack April 8, 2023   In a number of police brutality cases, the actions of a police officer are justified if the person is holding or reaching for a firearm, even when it is found later that the cop made a mistake. Recently, a [...]

2023-06-05T10:23:01-04:00May 11th, 2023|Gun Violence, News, Police Brutality|0 Comments

A New Front Line in the Debate Over Policing: A Forest Near Atlanta

 A New Front Line in the Debate Over Policing: A Forest Near Atlanta Publication: The New York Times Author: Sean Keenan and Joseph Goldstein Date: March 4, 2023 Takeaway/Summary: - When construction crews rolled into a patch of pine and maple trees southeast of Atlanta last month, the scene had more in common with a military incursion than a municipal building [...]

2023-06-06T10:52:32-04:00May 9th, 2023|News|0 Comments

Justice for Dalaneo Martin: Civil Rights Investigation Launched into Fatal Police Shooting of Black 17-year-old in D.c.

Justice for Dalaneo Martin: Civil Rights Probe Launched into Fatal Police Shooting of Black 17-Year-Old in D.C. People - Brandon Livesay  April 6, 2023   Dalaneo Martin was shot by a police officer sitting behind him in the same car A civil rights investigation has been announced into the police shooting of Black Washington D.C. teenager Dalaneo Martin. Martin, 17, was [...]

2023-06-05T10:32:17-04:00May 8th, 2023|Gun Violence, News, Police Brutality|0 Comments

Reduce Gun Violence: Prioritizing Community-based Interventions

Community-Based Violence Interventions: Proven Strategies To Reduce Violent Crime Center for American Progress - Akua Amaning and Hassen Bashir Leaders around the nation should prioritize community-based violence intervention programs to reduce gun violence and violent crime more broadly. Across America, communities are struggling to combat rising gun violence. Although overall crime rates remain low, the sale of firearms and instances of [...]

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