Posts Tagged black lives matter

glo Merriweather speaks in front of a group of people that are sitting down. Behind them are other black and brown folks and a mural that says "liberation"

glo Merriweather, anti-police violence activist targeted by police, goes free

“My life is currently in the hands of the state,” glo Merriweather, a black trans and queer activist based in Charlotte, North Carolina, told me a few months ago. They were fighting for their freedom after being criminalized for protesting in the wake of the police murder of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte in 2016.

“My life is currently in the hands of the state,” glo Merriweather, a black trans and queer activist based in Charlotte, North Carolina, told me a few months ago. They were fighting for their freedom ...

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The Feministing Five: Black Lives Matter Co-founder Patrisse Cullors

Patrisse Cullors is a queer artist, activist, freedom-fighter, and Black Lives Matter co-founder. Originally from Los Angeles, Patrisse is an NAACP History Maker and has received numerous awards for her activism and movement building, including being named a Civil Rights Leader for the 2st Century by the Los Angeles Times

Patrisse Cullors is a queer artist, activist, freedom-fighter, and Black Lives Matter co-founder. Originally from Los Angeles, Patrisse is an NAACP History Maker and has received numerous awards for her activism and ...

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Mainstream LGBTQ Group Helped Convict Black Queer Activists for Protesting Pride

Last week, three young black LGBTQ activists — Kendall Denton, Ashley Braxton, and Wriply Bennet, known as part of the Black Pride 4 — were found guilty on six misdemeanor charges for a demonstration at the Stonewall Columbus Pride Parade last year. The fourth protester, Deandre Miles, still faces a felony charge.

Last week, three young black LGBTQ activists — Kendall Denton, Ashley Braxton, and Wriply Bennet, known as part of the Black Pride 4 — were found guilty on six ...

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Why Liberal Feminism Must Embrace The Cause To #FreeAhedTamimi

Last month, teenage Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi was arrested by the Israeli Defense Forces in a night raid in illegally occupied Palestine.  The circumstances of her arrest and the human rights abuse she faces are horrifying, but liberal feminists from the West are mysteriously silent about her cause. 

Last month, teenage Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi was arrested by the Israeli Defense Forces in a night raid in illegally occupied Palestine.  The circumstances of her arrest and the human rights abuse she faces are ...

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J20 Trials Show the Trump Administration’s Crackdown on Dissent

This past week, the trials began for seven of the 230 defendants facing 70 years in prison for protesting Trump’s inauguration. The case has wide-reaching implications for activists, including feminists, and we all should pay attention. 

This past week, the trials began for seven of the 230 defendants facing 70 years in prison for protesting Trump’s inauguration. The case has wide-reaching implications for activists, including feminists, and we all should pay attention. 

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Feminist Fuck Yeah: Philly Just Elected Top Prosecutor Who Believes #BlackLivesMatter

On Tuesday, among resounding electoral victories for the left  — including a trans candidate, Danica Roem and a socialist candidate, Lee Carter in Virginia — there was one that stood out especially to those interested in criminal justice, mass incarceration and police brutality: progressive civil rights and defense attorney Larry Krasner’s election as District Attorney in Philadelphia.

On Tuesday, among resounding electoral victories for the left  — including a trans candidate, Danica Roem and a socialist candidate, Lee Carter in Virginia — there was one that stood out especially to ...

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Donald Trump Has Authorized The Police To Use Weapons of War On Communities of Color

President Donald Trump has authorized local police authorities to have uncurtailed access to military grade equipment “including armored vehicles, grenade launchers, high-caliber weapons and camouflage uniforms,” ending an Obama-era restriction that prohibited the same.

President Donald Trump has authorized local police authorities to have uncurtailed access to military grade equipment “including armored vehicles, grenade launchers, high-caliber weapons and camouflage uniforms,” ending an Obama-era restriction that prohibited the same.

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