police brutality

NFL Boycott: Why We Won’t be Yelling “Touchdown” on Sundays

This Black mom's 11-year-old son is embracing the NFL boycott, taking a stand for Colin Kaepernick, who took a knee for him.

– Aug 16, 2017

Dearest, ‘Detroit’ the Movie Ain’t For Us: Dodging Black Trauma

Here's what we don't need our kids to see: Detroit, a movie that fetishizes the brutalization of Black boys , sans context or care for the pain it causes.

– Aug 9, 2017

My Black Son Could’ve Been Shot By Police In My House

When her Black son forgets the secret word needed to turn off the burglar alarm, this mom imagines the very worst: police showing up to her doorstep.

– Nov 1, 2016

Voting While Black: How To Make #BlackLivesMatter At the Polls

Voting While Black is using digital guides to help voters cast ballots against prosecutors they say are patently anti #BlackLivesMatter.

– Oct 25, 2016

Kids and Police Violence: 10 Things Schools Can Do Today for Black Students

From the the foul responses to Colin Kaepernick’s silent protest to recent killings of unarmed Black people, black children's trauma is real. Here's how schools can help.

– Sep 22, 2016

As Ferguson Prepares For the Anniversary of Mike Brown’s Shooting, a Touching Video Highlights Langston Hughes “Kids Who Die.”

The anniversary of Mike Brown's shooting inspired this reflection on the deaths of children killed at the hands of police and racists, set to the words of Langston Hughes' prophetic anti-lynching poem, "Kids Who Die."

– Aug 7, 2015

Blood at the Root: Sandra Bland, A Broken System and Teaching Brown Babies How to Live Free

Our Faith & Motherhood columnist talks Sandra Bland and wrestling with not knowing how to teach her brown baby how to live free.

Video of the Texas Cop Attacking Black Children Offers 5 Valuable Lessons For What Kids Should Do In Such Volatile Situations

The chilling video of the Texas cop attacking Black children like some kind of over-caffeinated Meth fiend puts fear into my heart for my Black children—but also provides textbook training for what they should do if ever faced with a similar situation.

– Jun 9, 2015

This Picture of Hero Mom Toya Graham, Her Son and Anderson Cooper Is Worth 1,000 Words

Hero mom Toya Graham and her son, Michael Singleton, are pawns. This picture makes that very clear.

– May 1, 2015

The Theory Of Justice: One Black Man’s Frightening Encounter With a Cop & His Power

One man's harrowing experience being stopped by a cop just outside his apartment—and the imbalance of power in the exchange.

– Dec 8, 2014