police brutality

1.17.19

Moodymann Shares Video of Distressing Altercation With Police

The iconic techno DJ, real name Kenny Dixon Jr., posted a distressing video to Instagram of Highland Park officers aiming rifles at him.

10.22.18

'The Hate U Give' Attempts to Advance the Gridlock on Police Brutality

Director George Tillman Jr. on why he thinks the film can squeeze empathy out of a divided nation.

8.21.18

We Asked the Real 'BlacKkKlansman' Some Hard Questions About Being a Black Cop

Retired undercover cop Ron Stallworth talked about what it means to align yourself with law enforcement when you're black.

7.11.18

The Black Eyed Peas Premiere "Get It," a Charged Video About Police Brutality

The visual aims to raise awareness for police brutality and immigration reform.

5.29.18

From ‘25th Hour’ to ‘BlacKkKlansman’: The Man Behind Spike Lee's Music

Troubled by racism, the NFL and police brutality, Terence Blanchard plays on.

5.10.18

What Your Takeaway from 'This Is America' Says About You

The new music video from Childish Gambino is the perfect litmus test for a viewer’s own empathy.

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1.8.18

Painting the Pain and Beauty of Black Life

Artist Nina Chanel Abney's simultaneous gallery shows were down the street from each other and a world apart.

8.14.17

Three Years After Ferguson, One Protester Still Faces the Aftermath

Joshua Williams was made an example of by a St. Louis County judge. Two years into his prison sentence, he said his activist history has led guards to make his life hell.

7.13.17

Aboriginal Communities Are Crowdfunding to Expose Police Brutality

They've already raised $20,000 in less than a week.

6.26.17

Three Juries in One Week Failed to Convict US Cops for Killing Black Men

Raymond Tensing's mistrial marks the third time in the past seven days a police officer charged with killing a black man escaped conviction.

5.31.17

All Victims Should Be 'Ideal Victims'

An expert on criminology explains what it takes for black men brutalized by police to get the benefit of the doubt.

5.2.17

No Matter the Election Results, Parisian Youth Are Crying 'F*ck the Police'

There is also an insoluble quality to French police violence, which resists being explained by recent laws or electoral politics.

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