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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.

Ron Graham’s father, Theodore Graham, center, as a youth with his youngest sibling, Rowena, on his lap, in a photograph from around 1912. Mr. Graham spent decades assembling documentation showing that he is a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.

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.

Illustration by Arsh Raziuddin

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.

South African Rugby team reflection against racism before match

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.

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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.

Protesters in NY after James Blake shooting

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.

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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.

Signage for an Old Navy store stands at the entrance to a store in Times Square, March 1, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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.

historical open housing march in WI

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.

Federal police confront protesters in downtown Portland as the city experiences another night of unrest on July 26, 2020 in Portland. BY SPENCER PLATT/GETTY IMAGES

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.

protesters with BLM flag

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.

The Scott Family

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.

Assemblywoman Shirley Weber

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.

March on DC

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.

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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.

Protesters in Kenosha, WI

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.

Protesters outside RNC

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.

Bucks protest recent killings

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.

n cities like Baltimore, Dallas, Denver, Miami, Portland and New York, (redlined) neighborhoods that are poorer and have more residents of color can be 5 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit hotter in summer than wealthier, whiter parts of the same city.

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.

Tennesse BLM protest

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.

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Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – The Black National Convention

The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) and Electoral Justice Project will host the 2020 Black National Convention (BNC) live broadcast.