Sandra Bland


In Life and After Her Death, Sandra Bland Taught Others About Activism

“She had a way of giving you a blueprint on how to dig yourself out of it and how to turn that rage into something that is purposeful and impactful," says her sister Sharon Cooper in an interview with Broadly.
Syreeta McFadden

A Black Man's Guide to Not Getting Shot by the Cops

Because you never know how your visit to Starbucks will end.
Noel Ransome

Jail Where Sandra Bland Died Now Authorized to Detain Undocumented Immigrants

Despite the jail failing two recent state inspections, the federal government will allow Waller County deputies to act to a certain degree as immigration officials.
Kimberly Lawson
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
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The Cop Who Arrested Sandra Bland Was Cleared of All Charges

Brian Encinia was indicted last year for perjury, but a judge dropped the case in exchange for him never working as a cop again.
Allie Conti
new york art week

Airbrushed T-Shirts Mourn Black Women Killed by Police

Azikiwe Mohammed forges tangible objects to memorialize unarmed black women killed by police officers in the last few years.
Antwaun Sargent

50 Artists Interrogate 25 Years of Police Brutality

'VIRAL: 25 Years from Rodney King' explores what's changed—and what hasn't—in the 25 years since the beating.
Antwaun Sargent
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Cop Involved in Sandra Bland's Arrest Says Officials Tried to Shut Him Up

The development comes three days after Bland's mother addressed the Democratic National Convention.
Allie Conti

The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, TransCanada is suing the Obama administration for blocking the Keystone XL oil pipeline, French police are investigating a suspected terrorist attack in Paris, a weed activists sends pot to Canada's MPs, and more.
VICE Staff

Is Anyone Going to Be Held Accountable for Sandra Bland's Death?

The jail guards who kept tabs on the 28-year-old when she allegedly committed suicide are off the hook, but what about the cop who pulled her over?
Brian McManus

Dead or in Jail: The Burden of Being a Black Man in America

There was a time when I vowed to never bring another black child into this world. "For what?" I thought. "To be beaten, to be caged, to be taught to hate himself and everyone who shares the same skin as him?"
Wilbert L. Cooper

Can News of Police Violence Cause PTSD in the Black Community?

Recent studies claim that violence in the news can lead to PTSD for viewers, so we asked a psychology professor what kind of psychological harm police brutality may be causing the black community at large.
Tasbeeh Herwees