BY Dan Sullivan | Austin, TX | 2/01/16
Over 300 students and activists marched at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Austin on Jan. 30.
BY Fabian Van Onzin | Houston, TX | 1/31/16
Over 60 people gathered in front of the library at the University of Houston, Jan. 29, to protest against police brutality and demand justice for Sandra Bland, an African American woman who was murdered at the nearby Waller County jail last summer.
BY Carlos Montes | Los Angeles, CA | 1/21/16
A contingent from the Boyle Heights-based Centro CSO received enthusiastic responses from the Black public at the annual MLK parade, which took place in the heart of the African American community.
BY Katherine Draken | Tallahassee, FL | 1/14/16
A group of students gathered on the Florida State University (FSU) campus, Jan. 12 to demand justice for victims of police murder, Tamir Rice and Sandra Bland. The students also demanded “No more grand juries - jail killer cops.”
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 1/02/16
"We will not tolerate abuse of children at the hands of MOA security or members of law enforcement. What happened to the child in question was completely unwarranted, unnecessary and traumatic. The security personnel in question must be held accountable for their abuse of a child," said Nekima Levy-Pounds, President of the Minneapolis NAACP.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 12/21/15
In an unprecedented attempt at halting the upcoming Black Live Matters Minneapolis gathering, the Mall of America has sued eight activists to compel them to “immediately” post messages on social media and send out a mass text message announcing their Dec. 23 event is cancelled.
BY Brad Sigal | Minneapolis, MN | 12/20/15
Chanting, “If Jamar don’t get it, shut it down!” hundreds of people marched Dec. 19 in frigid weather from the Fourth Police Precinct in north Minneapolis to city hall demanding justice for Jamar Clark.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 12/17/15
Black Lives Matters Minneapolis announced Dec. 17, that a #Justice4Jamar protest will move forward at the Mall of American in Bloomington, unless authorities release the tapes of Clark’s killing, prosecute the police by a special prosecutor without a grand jury, and bring federal terrorism charges against the white supremacists who shot protesters at the Fourth Precinct police station.
BY Chrisley Carpio | Tampa, FL | 12/06/15
On Dec. 3, a dozen University of South Florida students gave out hundreds of flyers and dropped a banner in support of affirmative action for African American and Latino students.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 11/26/15
On Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, the round-the-clock occupation outside the Fourth Police Precinct in North Minneapolis continued demanding justice for Jamar Clark, the Black man killed by Minneapolis police on November 15.