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Queen & Slim | Movie

A "driving while Black" police stop turns a first date into a fugitive nightmare. Read a full review here.

The Powerful Perspective of 'Queen & Slim'

Jelani Cobb The New Yorker
The story of “Queen & Slim” is propelled by an arbitrary traffic stop, in which a police officer detains a couple on a first date, played by Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith

You Must Never Vote for Bloomberg

Charles M. Blow The New York Times
No black person — or Hispanic person or ally of people of color — should ever even consider voting for Michael Bloomberg in the primary. His expansion of the notoriously racist stop-and-frisk program is a complete and nonnegotiable deal breaker.

Friday Nite Videos | May 10, 2019

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Lethal Injections | John Oliver. Walking Blues | Keb' Mo'. New Info About Sandra Bland Exposed in Cell Phone Video. Why You Still Don't Understand the Green New Deal. Cats Have Social Smarts. But Is Anyone Brave Enough To Study Them?

A National Abolitionist Victory for Public Health!

Critical Resistance Critical Resistance
banner and demonstrators for end of police violence "The passage of this statement and the recognition of policing as violence is a huge victory against racism and classism in this professional field. Our goal is for this work to be used to further organizing, research, and education..."

The 1968 Democratic Convention Protests - 50 Years Ago

Joel Bleifuss, Marilyn Katz, Todd Gitlin, Don Rose, Rick Perlstein In These Times
50 years after the infamous demonstrations, participants and historians reflect. What lessons does the battle of Chicago have for us today? We asked three veterans of 1968 and one historian of the period to revisit this 50-year-old debate.
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