Emma Ockerman

housing

The Tenant Uprising Is Here, and It’s Fierce

Activists have stormed courthouses, showed up at a mayor’s house, and even used power tools to get back into one apartment.
Emma Ockerman
2 days ago
eviction

America Could Have 'Great Depression' Levels of Homelessness by Year's End

Housing advocates warn of a huge crisis if Congress doesn't come through soon with significant and sustained financial assistance.
Emma Ockerman
2 days ago
Policing

New Video and Documents Show How Police Fired 55 Shots at a Black Rapper in Less than 4 Seconds

Willie McCoy was passed out in his car in a Taco Bell drive-thru. His February 2019 killing sparked national outrage.
Emma Ockerman
3 days ago
healthcare

Red States Keep Voting to Give Government Health Care to Poor People

In states without Medicaid expansion, it can be virtually impossible to qualify for the program unless you’re pregnant, an extremely low-income parent, or deeply ill and disabled.
Emma Ockerman
4 days ago
police

Cops Are Very Sorry They Mistakenly Detained a Bunch of Black Girls at Gunpoint

Police pulled over a vehicle, which they thought was stolen, and forced the girls to lie on the ground face-down.
Emma Ockerman
8.4.20
Politics

Public Submissions for Mississippi’s New Flag Are Exactly What You’d Expect

Beer cans, eggplant emojis, and, of course, Elvis.
Emma Ockerman
8.3.20
housing

Anti-Eviction Protesters Just Blocked People From Entering a New Orleans Courthouse

As state moratoriums on evictions expire, activists are attempting to physically block court evictions across the country.
Emma Ockerman
7.30.20
PROTESTS

Police Arrested 120 Anti-Racism Protesters in Omaha, and Barely Anyone’s Talking About It

While in jail, protesters told VICE News they were given limited water and bathroom access and informed that the jail was experiencing computer troubles that made it difficult to quickly release them.
Emma Ockerman
7.29.20
slavery

Sen. Tom Cotton Says Founding Fathers Saw Slavery as a 'Necessary Evil'

In his in his quest to block schools from using federal money to teach the 1619 Project, the Arkansas Republican has riled Nikole Hannah-Jones.
Emma Ockerman
7.27.20
Evictions

The Eviction Crisis Is Already Here and It's Crushing Black Moms

Mass evictions could be enormously destabilizing for communities of color, experts and housing advocates warn.
Emma Ockerman
7.24.20
Black Lives Matter

A Texas School District Is Still Refusing to Let Black Students Wear Dreadlocks

The students were ultimately forced to transfer to another high school.
Emma Ockerman
7.22.20
Criminal Justice

‘I Miss My Mom’: Black Teen Detained for Not Doing Her Homework Was Just Denied Release

The judge ruled it's in the teen's best interest to stay and complete a program in juvenile detention.
Emma Ockerman
7.21.20
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