The facts are undeniable. Black people are disproportionately stopped, detained, arrested, charged, convicted, incarcerated, abused, and killed by the criminal (in)justice system in America. These statements aren't just my opinions, they're mathematical facts that hold up even when adjusted for income levels (though poor people also suffer disproportionately in the system.) These facts are why it is so important to admit (even to ourselves) that Black Lives Matter. … Read this article
This insightful answer to the question "Why is it so controversial when someone says 'All Lives Matter' instead of 'Black Lives Matter'?" was posted by reddit user "GeekAesthete" on July 19, 2015. Nearly a year later, it is perhaps even more relevant than it was at the time. … Read this article
Police arrested at least 20 protesters during this peaceful event.
As anticipated, the grand jury declined to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of unarmed teenager, Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. While there is no question that Wilson killed Brown, the jury predictably found the officer's actions to be justified. … Read this article