TIFF 2018

‘The Hate U Give’ Underscores the Dangers of Code Switching

People of color need to stop sanctioning the bullshit white folks do and say.
Noel Ransome
Criminal Justice

Why We Need to Focus on How Black Women Are Harmed by Police Violence

Two years after Sandra Bland's death, the specific impacts of police brutality on women of color remain understudied and underreported. With her forthcoming book, "Invisible No More," Andrea J. Ritchie is working to change that.
Victoria Law

Japanese Artist Builds Full-Scale Replica of Home Hit by Hurricane Katrina

Artist Takashi Horisaki made a replica of a condemned Lower Ninth Ward house to highlight racial tension and economic disparity.
DJ Pangburn

BWA for BLM Offers Space for Dialogue Between Black Female Artists in NY, LA, Houston, and London

The diverse collective Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter takes over all seven rooms of Houston's Project Row Houses with an internationally-reaching exhibition.
Catherine Chapman
music videos

[Premiere] ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Music Video Sees Police Brutality Through Victims’ Eyes

Hip-hop and activist duo Soul Science Lab put viewers into the black experience in America.
DJ Pangburn

Here's How Photography Will Change the World

The International Center of Photography investigates the visual culture behind #BlackLivesMatter, the refugee crisis, and the alt-right.
Sami Emory
Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry's Agreed That Black Lives Matter and People Lost Their Shit

Following the ice cream brand's endorsement of Black Lives Matter, some Americans are accusing the company of supporting “terrorists.”
Alex Swerdloff
officer involved

Cops killed a 13-year-old boy in Ohio because he had a BB gun

Police were responding to reports of an armed robbery when the boy pulled a BB gun from his waistband.
Tess Owen

Black Lives Matter reveals a policy platform that includes reparations and breaking up banks

The agenda suggests that Black Lives Matter is pivoting away from focusing solely on policing issues to address a broader set of structural inequalities.
Tess Owen

Baltimore cops arrest 65 anti-brutality protesters for blocking freeway

The protesters were demanding better accountability in law enforcement, including the creation of a civilian review board to oversee police misconduct investigations.

Italian Restaurant Forced to Take Down Controversial 'Black Olives Matter' Sign

“When you make a black olive tapenade, the olives matter,” said Camuglia in an interview. “You can’t make it with canned olives.”
Gigen Mammoser

Meet the 18-Year-Old Student Behind Black Lives Matter London

We spoke to 18-year-old Marayam Ali about fighting institutional racism in the UK and what it's like getting thrust into the media spotlight.
Yasmin Jeffery; Photos: Ben Doyle