This piece is published in collaboration with Echoing Ida, a Forward Together project.
On Saturday, August 9, Michael Brown became one of several U.S. Black men in recent weeks to die violently at the hands of a law enforcement officer. Within days, Ferguson, and along with it Black-American hearts and minds everywhere, seemed to implode...
City Rising is a multi-media documentary that shows how gentrification is deeply rooted in a history of discriminatory laws and practices in the United States. This series illuminates how gentrification is traditionally molded and dictated by those in power. City Rising follows the journey of California communities that are fighting gentrification and features a growing movement of advocates seeking responsible development across the state.
The term “sanctuary” most recently refers to local policies that limit when and if local law enforcement communicates with, or submits to, (often unconstitutional) requests from federal immigration agents. But in a country where over-policing results in 1 in 3 people being arrested at least once by the age of 23, during a time when evolving technology places fingerprint scanners in the palm of every law enforcement officers’ hand, and as we anticipate the growth in...
MappingPoliceViolence.org , a project of WeTheProtesters.org , is the most comprehensive analysis of police killings and their impact on black people in the US. We've mapped 302 black people killed by police in 2014, disaggregated the data by race/gender/age/place, established national trend data to monitor police violence over time, and identified the States and Police Departments most likely to threaten black life. We intend to update the tool and continue to refine it to support activist...
We live in an age of colorblind racism. We claim we don’t see color, yet American society continues to be organized and divided by race. Race Files exists to lift the veil of colorblindness – to make race and racism visible. Race Files uses analogy, pop culture, and personal narratives to tell the story of race and create a language that will help us defeat racism.
In regions throughout the US, foundations and philanthropic groups convene panels, conduct webinars and interviews, create press releases, and develop various multi-media products to showcase the impact of philanthropic investment in Black communities. ABFE has compiled a growing list of these products to document the evolution of Black male initiatives in philanthropy and to highlight data of particular interest to members and colleagues throughout its networks.