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Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – 89% of HR employees expect solidarity with Black Lives Matter
As Black Lives Matter protests continue to rage on, companies are under immense pressure to declare their support – with press silence speaking volumes in itself.
Black, Native American and Fighting for Recognition in Indian Country
Thousands of African Americans were once enslaved by Native Americans in the South. Post-Civil War, they were promised tribal citizenship, but promises were broken. Now a Supreme Court decision has breathed new life into their fight.
Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – For the First Time, America May Have an Anti-Racist Majority
The best analogue to the current moment is the first and most consequential American racial awakening—Reconstruction in 1868. The story of that awakening offers a guide, and a warning.
Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Black Lives Matter forces South African sports to face racist past
The Black Lives Matter movement has forced South African sports to take a hard look at its post-apartheid history and the dissension between former teammates in a county still trying to heal from its racist past.
Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Unions threaten nationwide work stoppages in support of BLM
Ahead of Labor Day, unions representing millions across several working-class sectors are threatening to authorize work stoppages in support of the Black Lives Matter movement amid calls for concrete measures that address racial injustice.
Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – 93% of BLM Protests Have Been Peaceful
The vast majority of Black Lives Matter protests—more than 93%—have been peaceful, according to a new report published by a nonprofit that researches political violence and protests across the world.
Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – How to Make Black Lives Really Matter, with Michael Harriot & Jamon Jordan
Join YES! and Colorlines for “This Uprising: How to Make Black Lives Really Matter,” a virtual discussion with Michael Harriot of The Rootand historian Jamon Jordan.
Old Navy to pay employees to work election polls
Old Navy is giving their 50,000 workers paid time off to serve as poll workers on Election Day 2020. Huge poll worker shortages are expected due to the coronavirus keeping retired poll workers away.
Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – The Rich History of African American Activism in WI
While today’s demonstrations in Kenosha are distinctly modern, with activists holding Black Lives Matters signs and cellphones recording violence as it unfolds, Wisconsin’s protests for racial justice have roots starting in the 19th century.
Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – DHS Says It’s “Working On” A Black Lives Matter Crackdown
After months of Donald Trump recycling Fox News lines equating those protesting racial injustice to domestic terrorists, the president’s acting Department of Homeland Security secretary appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show to tease the department’s mass-arrest plan.
Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Black National Convention builds unity for Black liberation
The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) and the Electoral Justice Project joined forces to bring together Black organizers and activists from across the country Aug. 29th, for the 2020 Black National Convention (BNC), a multi-hour broadcast filled with energy, celebration, education, electoral justice, and a vision for Black lives.
Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – 19 Families Purchased Land To Create A City Safe for Black People
In Toomsboro, Georgia a group of 19 Black families banded together to create what has the potential to be the next Black Wall Street. This completely flips Toomsboro’s awful identity, being home of the first documented lynching of a black woman in GA, to one of great hope and inspiration.
Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – California moves to consider reparations for slavery
California lawmakers are setting up a task force to study and make recommendations for reparations to African Americans, particularly the descendants of slaves, as the nation struggles again with civil rights and unrest.
Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Thousands Gather For March On Washington
Thousands of demonstrators braved sweltering temperatures in the nation’s capital on Friday to demand an overhaul of the country’s criminal justice system and push for racial equality.
Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Black Lives Matter goes big on policy agenda
The BREATHE Act is the centerpiece of the policy agenda activists are pushing after months of demonstrations over racial injustice.
Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Black Lives Matter Grows as Movement While Facing New Challenges
Demonstrations against police shootings and a March on Washington reflect a cause more enduring than many predicted.
Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Protesters gather to drown out Trump’s RNC speech
Demonstrators gathered around the White House for what was billed as a “noise demonstration and dance party” to drown out President Donald Trump’s speech accepting the Republican presidential nomination.
Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Milwaukee Bucks Lead Strike In Pro Leagues To Protest Racial Injustice
Led by the Bucks, professional sports teams in several leagues have taken their most dramatic steps yet in an effort to raise awareness about social justice issues.
How Decades of Racist Housing Policy Left Neighborhoods Sweltering
In many cities, neighborhoods that have been historically segregated on purpose, i.e., “redlined” are poorer and have more residents of color. These neighborhoods can be 5 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit hotter in summer than wealthier, whiter parts of the same city. This has serious health consequences for residents.
Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Tennessee Passes Law That Would Punish Protestors By Taking Away Their Right to Vote
Republican lawmakers and a Republican governor have green-lit a new law in Tennessee that makes it possible for people to have their voting rights revoked as punishment for participating in protests.