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.
A Black Man's Guide to Not Getting Shot by the Cops
Because you never know how your visit to Starbucks will end.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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?
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?"
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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.