A provision in the recent COVID-19 relief bill sets aside $1 billion over 10 years, encouraging states to establish mobile crisis units.

Some Congressional Black Caucus members believe that voting rights should be prioritized alongside broader election reform legislation.

Civil Rights & Social Justice

That is our charge today, after the Chauvin verdict: to use the energy of this moment to be the strongest advocates we can for changing how policing is done in our own communities.

A U.S. District Judge rejected Michael Slager’s request, saying that the ex-officer’s actions, not his legal team, garnered the sentence.

Civil Rights & Social Justice

It’s time to do away with failed reforms that only extend the harm of policing in our communities. It’s time to reimagine public safety and allow our people to finally breathe free.

Rev. Abraham Mosley will become the first Black chairman of the Stone Mountain Memorial Association Board of Directors and will be responsible for the images of Confederate leaders carved into the granite mountain.

With much left to unpack in the guilty Derek Chauvin verdict over the murder of George Floyd, Ma'Khia's death details exactly how the pendulum swings for Black women and girls.

Civil Rights & Social Justice

The trial outcome of George Floyd’s murderer was a relief – until it wasn’t. On the heels of the verdict, we now say the name of yet another young life viciously stolen by state violence: 16-year old Ma’Khia Bryant.

Many feel that Chauvin's guilty verdict could launch massive reform in policing across the country, but with the simultaneous killing of 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant, there is undoubtedly more work left to do.

Black communities cannot even enjoy a brief reprieve from police violence. Local reporters explained that many of the people who came outside as news of Ma'Khia's death began to circulate had been heading downtown in anticipation of the Chauvin verdict. 

As George Floyd's family celebrates Derek Chauvin's murder conviction, the fight for justice and broader demands of police accountability continue.

Mike Elliott, mayor of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, the Minneapolis suburb where Daunte Wright was killed by a police officer, called for cops to stop using pepper spray and other controversial non-violent methods.