Black Lives Matter
The NYPD Officer Accused of Choking Eric Garner Will Not Be Charged With Civil Rights Violations
The decision came one day before the fifth anniversary of Garner's death and the deadline for the federal government to file charges against the officer.
How Reporting on Anti-Semitism Shapes Public Memory
Reports on anti-Semitism are important not because they act as a warning system to Jewish communities, but in how they remind the public of the dangers of anti-Semitic thought.
How Washington, D.C., Silenced the Second Unite the Right Rally
An on-the-ground account of how the residents and authorities in our nation's capital dealt with a gathering of white nationalists in their city.
Taking Freedom: Yes, Black America Fears the Police. Here’s Why.
On the historic role of policing in reinforcing racial inequality and how it has led to black Americans' fear of police.
Racism Declined During the Black Lives Matter Campaign
New research suggests those impassioned rallies and demonstrations may have had a positive impact.
Independent Autopsy Finds That Police Shot Stephon Clark Mostly in the Back
Clark turned out to be unarmed, and his death sparked large protests organized by Black Lives Matter and other groups.
Time for White Allies to Move Past Perfunctory Activism
A local chapter of Black Lives Matter tells white allies to put up or shut up.
'Invisible No More' Is a Chilling History of Police Violence Against Women of Color
Andrea J. Ritchie's new book offers fresh perspective on how American law enforcement reserves particular abuse for black women.
Number of Americans Who Believe Racism Is a 'Big Problem' Has Doubled
Fifty-eight percent of Americans believe racism is a pervasive issue.
White Supremacy and Taylor Swift's 'Wildest Dreams' Video
How the pop icon has embraced Hollywood's long, rich tradition of nostalgia for black subjugation.
Meet One of the Women Who Created a Black Lives Matter Textbook for Middle Schoolers
"Historians will teach something that was extremely inflammatory at the time, but we're far away from it now. They don't get the kind of heat that I get."
The Past, Present, and Future of the Black Lives Matter Network
A scholar of race and digital media details how the online prowess of #BlackLivesMatter was over 20 years in the making.
The Research Behind the Black Lives Matter Policy Demands
Nearly all of the demands have been studied, to some extent.
The Oath Keepers and American Vigilantism's Twisted Legacy
The mysterious "patriot" group returned to Ferguson, Missouri, on the anniversary of Michael Brown's death.
It's Not Just Sandra Bland: Why So Many Americans Die in Limbo Behind Bars
The African-American woman's mysterious death following a controversial arrest is an indictment of our modern bail system.