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UltraViolet is a community of women and men, fighting to expand women's rights and combat sexism everywhere - from politics and government to media and pop culture.
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Migration is Beautiful symbolizes a commitment from the creative community to see, show, and celebrate the humanity of the migrant story.
A witness says that a college student in San Antonio was shot to death Friday after sarcastically asking a campus cop, "Oh, you're gonna shoot me?
Witness says cop shot student 5 or 6 times.
A couple faces criminal homicide charges for allegedly luring a man to their car and killing him for the thrill of it.
notice the media doesn't say this is a trend? even though I have heard about this "killing for pleasure' before.
would free mental health care stop or reduce these murders?
Indian mascots, they’re totes honoring to Native peoples, right? That’s what fans always tell us, at least. Inspired by this image above posted on twitter, from a Sonic in Benton, MO, I...
CNN aired a "knockout game" segment Tuesday afternoon pitting a martial arts expert against Don Lemon.
Glenn Broadnax, a 35-year-old black man from Brooklyn, was unarmed on the night of September 14 when NYPD officers shot at him in the middle of Times Square, striking two bystanders. Instead...
This is the dumbest thing -- if he was armed, maybe...
FiftyThree builds tools for mobile creation. Our first product, Paper, is the easiest and most beautiful way to create on the iPad. FiftyThree is the space to create.
From the company who brought you 'paper' - now experience 'PENCIL'
This company makes me want to be an artist.
Ambassador Andrew Young, former Congressman and mayor of Atlanta, reflects on his role in the civil rights movement and friendship with Martin Luther King Jr.
Plus, in commemoration of the FBI’s assassination of Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton 44 years ago this week, the very best of Smiley and West’s conversations with Hampton family lawyer Jeffrey Haas, B.P.P. co-founder Bobby Seale, and B.P.P. education leader Ericka Huggins.
On a different topic here...I think the history of the Civil Rights and the commemoration of the BPP leader Fred Hampton is a vital conversation that needs to be addressed in our communities..Even larger now...
Action is taken when WHITES complain about discrimination. Listen to this woman's story.
Added "Decolonize" page of sites to Community Village
"Not his story about the domestic violence incident. It's Zimmerman's story about February 26, 2012 and why he killed unarmed 17 year-old Trayvon Martin."
A Miami man accused of killing his wife earlier this year, then posting a pic of her dead body on facebook, plans to use a stand your ground defense, and has been indicted
"The Day the Earth Stood Still" (2008), a Hollywood film starring Keanu Reeves, takes the beloved 1951 classic of the same name and turns it into an alien-invasion disaster flick. Scott Derrickson ...
AMADO - Protesters rallied for Customs and Border Protection to remove a checkpoint on Arivaca Road near Interstate 19 on Sunday.
"This is the most comprehensive map of pre-contact Turtle Island in existence. It is also unique for its use of the correct names of tribes in their own languages. There are roughly 800 Nations represented. Featured in dozens of articles and on radio and TV shows as well, it is quickly replacing many stereotypical maps that have been used for years, many of which neglect smaller tribes and use their incorrect names.
He also makes a lower cost US only or Canada only map.
A campus officer shot and killed a student at a Texas Catholic university after a traffic stop.
Cameron was shot multiple times.
We need to demand that all police officers have working lapel cameras and working dashboard cameras.
My son has taken to calling himself Black as he has learned that Black is a culture/ethnic heritage and not necessarily a skin color. At school someone overheard him say, "Cause I'm Black!
This blog is one of the best I've run accross in speaking insightful truth about race relations. Even if you are not a parent or a transracial parent, it's still a good blog - quality insightful writing from a mom who is a great asset to our community of truth tellers and oppression fighters.
In this article she explains that it's not racist to notice physical difference. However, when someone mentions race when it's not relevant to the story or when they try to spin the story to demonize a certain group, that is racist.
"July 3: Assistant State Attorney John Guy, left, and Assistant State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda display the hooded sweatshirt worn by teenager Trayvon Martin on the night he was shot by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida. A jury found Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder."
The bullet hole is right over his heart.
Nelson Mandela (1918-2013), who more than anyone overthrew apartheid in South Africa, is dead at 95. Easily one of the greatest men of my lifetime. R.I.P.
This site has a collection of blogs on the topics of migrant rights, decolonization, human rights, equity, pluralism, intersectionalism, cultural studies and artists who fight oppression.
I updated my home page to make it more readable and my about page to make it more to the point.
I saw it twice about a month apart, and I'm still haunted by it. Even beginning to read about it again gets me very emotional, it breaks my heart. For me, the lasting image is those long, beautiful...
Cleared in the Texas murder of his wife, Michael Morton walked free after nearly 25 years and his prosecutor went to jail for withholding exculpatory evidence.
The Mystic massacre (May 26th 1637) was the worst massacre in the genocide known as the Pequot War. White Americans killed 400 to 900 Pequots, mostly women, children and old men. They burned down their main town, Mystic (in present-day Connecticut), killing those who tried to escape. Most were burned alive.
“I started writing because there was an absence I was familiar with. One of my senses of anger is related to this vacancy – a yearning I had as a teenager… and when I get ready to write, I think I’m trying to fill that.” –Ntozake Shange
#DecolonizeHistory is about storytelling that disrupts space to present narratives that have been actively silenced or neglected.
“Colonialism set the foundation for all other ‘ism’s’”
– Krysta Williams
With all the news stories in America about knockout games in November 2013, we got to see some prime examples of how White Americans report a crime trend. CNN, NBC, ABC and Fox News put the racist ...
"Two cases, over 2300 miles apart - in Florida and Arizona - are in the web of situations involving stand your ground laws."
Although this situation was different than the Trayvon Martin / George Zimmerman case, in this "reverse" case, the darker "Stand your ground" Cordell Jude was convicted, where the lighter George Zimmerman was not.
A big difference however is that Cordell Jude said something like “I’m gonna get you”, or “kill you”, according to witnesses, where George Zimmerman didn't say that.