Dream Defenders

Dream Defenders Take Social Media Break to Focus on Grassroots Organizing

by Kristian Davis Bailey

The Florida-based Dream Defenders is taking an eight-week break from social media to focus on building the organization’s grassroots membership… Read More

Can Pope Francis Bring Attention to America's Broken Prison System?

Can Pope Francis Bring Attention to America's Broken Prison System?

by Madison J. Gray

Pope Francis begins his visit to America on Tuesday, and after meeting with heads of state, laypeople and clergy, one of his final stops this weekend… Read More

Ferguson Cover-Up: Films Seeks to Expose Truth About Mike Brown's Death

Ferguson Cover-Up: Films Seeks to Expose Truth About Mike Brown's Death

by #teamEBONY

A film director says his upcoming movie will expose the truth about what really happened in Ferguson, Missouri the day an 18-year-old unarmed Black… Read More

Fixing a Broken Justice System from Within<br />
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Fixing a Broken Justice System from Within

by Cassie M. Chew

In the two years since the acquittal of a neighborhood watchman for the killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, there have been nearly a dozen… Read More

Are Black Women Paying the Costs of Incarceration?<br />

Are Black Women Paying the Costs of Incarceration?

by Monique W. Morris

With more than 2.4 million people in jails and prisons, the United States spends $80 billion a year to sustain its system of incarceration—more… Read More

Richard Sherman Speaks On Race Relations, Black Lives Matter Movement

Richard Sherman Speaks On Race Relations, Black Lives Matter Movement

by #teamEBONY

Richard Sherman spoke at length about race relations on Wednesday after an impostor made a social media post under his name that gained attention. Sherman… Read More

One In Three

One In Three

by Glenn E. Martin

My journey to intellectual and spiritual freedom began in 1995 with the bone-crushing grip of a pair of NYPD handcuffs. What followed was a six-year… Read More

Scholar Ta-Nehisi Coates Up for National Book Award

Scholar Ta-Nehisi Coates Up for National Book Award

by #teamEBONY

"Between the World and Me," Ta-Nehisi Coates’ blunt and impassioned letter to his son about racism and police violence, is a finalist… Read More

Mass Incarceration, Racial Profiling at Center of Congressional Black Caucus Town Hall

Mass Incarceration, Racial Profiling at Center of Congressional Black Caucus Town Hall

by #teamEBONY

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation will prioritize racial profiling, police brutality, and other discriminatory practices in the criminal justice… Read More

Minister Louis Farrakhan Urges Black Consumers to Boycott Christmas

Minister Louis Farrakhan Urges Black Consumers to Boycott Christmas

by #teamEBONY

In his first nationally-televised interview since announcing the 20th Anniversary Million Man March “Justice of Else!” rally, Minister… Read More

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