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Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Texas Spent Hundreds of Hours Investigating, Finding and Arresting BLM Protesters

Special agents have spent the summer looking across social media posts, surveillance footage and YouTube videos in an effort to identify protesters they suspect of committing crimes.

Protesters at DNC Rally

Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Rally at Red Arrow Park draws crowd on DNC’s final day

The largest crowd of the week gathered at Red Arrow Park for an event to protest the Democratic National Convention and support the Black Lives Matters movement. Hundreds of masked individuals met in the downtown Milwaukee park where Dontre Hamilton was shot and killed by a Milwaukee police officer in 2014.

Bristol All Black Lives protest

Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – All Black Lives protesters march through Bristol

The first big city centre protest since the Black Lives Matter march on June 7, when Bristol protesters began a domino effect around the world. They toppled a statue of slave trader Edward Colston and rolled him into the harbour sparking similar actions around the globe.


Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Black Portland reflects on role of white allies in movement

More than two months of protests in one of the whitest major cities in America have prompted deep introspection in Portland, Oregon’s small Black community about the role of white protesters in the Black Lives Matter movement.

Derek Ingram protesting

Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Felony charges against BLM protesters are ‘suppression tactic’, experts say

Rights groups say prosecutors are trying to quash anti-racism protests with excessive charges threatening long prison terms.

Zuri Jensen's viral image

Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – 7-year-old becomes symbol of hope for Black Lives Matter movement

Zuri Jensen, 7, became a symbol of hope and inspiration during the Black Lives Matter movement when a photo taken of her raising her fist in the air went viral.

Reparations "Give Us Our Harvest"

Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – US economist proposes $12 trillion in slavery reparations

Professor Darity and Ms. Mullen outline that to eliminate the existing Black-White wealth gap an allocation of between $10 trillion and $12 trillion, or about $800,000 per black household, should be paid.

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Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Voices in Union: with Reggie Jackson and Maria Hamilton

This podcast episode includes a discussion about the Black Lives Matter march from Milwaukee to Washington DC, and its realtime spotlight of police harassment and brutal public racism along the journey.


Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Kamala Harris, Biden’s VP Pick, Makes Black And Asian Representation History

In this moment, Biden is elevating a woman who is the daughter of immigrants as his political partner as this country is grappling with historic systemic racism, police brutality and social inequities as well as representation among women with the #MeToo movement.

Young people have long been the leaders and organizers of protests in Milwaukee. (Photo courtesy of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Historic Photo Collection, Milwaukee Public Library)

A legacy of resistance: Historical resources for understanding local and national protest movements

As protests against police brutality continue, Reggie Jackson and Dr. Robert Smith provide insights into the protests of the past and the people that made them possible.

Senator Kamala Harris (DREW ANGERER/GETTY)

Sen. Kamala D. Harris named as Joe Biden’s running mate

In a historic moment, Kamala Harris has been selected as Joe Bidden’s running mate.

David Crowley, Milwaukee, Wisconsin's new County Executive speaks from his office. Mike Sears, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MKE County Exec David Crowley commits his tenure to addressing inequities

Amidst the ongoing pandemic, Milwaukee County Executive David Crawley announced that he would be dedicating his tenure to “addressing the gaping inequities” across the city


Community collects soil in remembrance of 1930 lynching

On the 90th anniversary of the infamous lynchings of Thomas Shipp and Abraham Smith, and the attempted lynching of James Cameron, members of the Marion (Indiana) Community Remembrance Project collected soil to be sent to the Equal Justice Initiative’s (EJI) National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama.

I Am A Man mural above CTA

Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Black Lives Matter movement street art, murals see a surge

Two months after Chicago and the nation erupted in protest of George Floyd’s killing by a white police officer in Minneapolis, a growing number of signs of the Black Lives Matter movement can be found around Chicago in the form of murals and street art.

BLM protest

Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Black Lives Matter movement sparks ‘collective awakening’ on marijuana policies

States and cities across the country have overhauled their marijuana policies in recent months, propelled by the Black Lives Matter protests over racial inequality and police brutality.

Frank Nitty and marchers

Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Milwaukee protesters begin march to Washington, D.C.

Milwaukee protest leader Frank Sensabaugh starts his 750 mile march with supporters to Washington, D.C.

Inez Bordeau - Close Workhouse Campaign

Activists celebrate decision to close ‘hellish’ St Louis jail

A glimpse of good news as activists in St. Lous celebrate the closing of a medium sized prison that had a reputation as a debtors’ jail.

Through a unified statement, a group of Pac-12 football players has threatened to boycott fall practices and games and outlined a list of demands related to safety, racial justice and compensation. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)

Pac-12 football players threaten boycott

College Football players have increasingly recognized their ability to create change, both in their communities and their personal lives. This call for a boycott is the most recent example.

One of the first areas to feel the economic impact of the coronavirus, Chinatown has been empty of tourists since February.

A new gentrification crisis

As the pandemic continues, plunging the nation into a recession, fear over evictions and the closing of small businesses is fueling concerns that gentrification may speed up.

St. Louis protests 2014 for MBrown

Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Protests Planned in St. Louis re: 2014 Killing of Michael Brown

Protests are scheduled to happen in St. Louis, Missouri this Sunday in response to Prosecuting Attorney for the County, Wesley Bell’s recent announcement that he will not file criminal charges against former Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown in 2014.

Congressman John Lewis

Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation

Congressman John Lewis, the civil rights leader who died on July 17, wrote this essay shortly before his death – to be published on the day of his funeral.