Activism · Chicago · Police Violence · Poverty · Racism

On Disruption…

On the first day of the new year, a coalition of organizers from Black Lives Matter: Chicago, Assata’s Daughters, Southside Organizing Together for Power, and BYP100 traveled around to different restaurants  in Lake View and Wicker Park during the brunch hour as BlackBrunchChi, where they “disrupted” the brunch of the mostly White patrons to create… Continue reading On Disruption…

Activism · Chicago · Community

2015…

This year has been full of ups and downs. Much to celebrate, but also much to mourn. Over 20 trans women, most of them trans women of color, have been murdered this year, an increase from 13 trans women killed last year, despite the increased mainstream public attention towards issues impacting trans people and to trans… Continue reading 2015…

Activism · Chicago · Police Violence · Racism

for the young, gifted & black of Chicago…

Young Black people in Chicago are amazing. They are brave, fierce, radical and loving. They continually show up and show out in solidarity with victims of police violence. Young Black people in Chicago are in the streets right now protesting the murder of Laquan McDonald by a police officer. As the mayor, CPD, media, and… Continue reading for the young, gifted & black of Chicago…

Activism · Police Violence · Racism

this will be short….

As usual, I was reading my Twitter timeline and I learn that a Black woman from the Black Lives Matter Seattle chapter had stormed the stage at a Bernie Sanders campaign stop. She welcomed him to Seattle, which is actually occupied Duwamish land, and asked for 4.5 minutes of silence for Mike Brown. The reaction from… Continue reading this will be short….

Activism · Criminal Justice · Feminism · Police Violence · Racism · Violence

freedom, liberation and solidarity

2014 was heartbreaking, angering, but also hopeful, and 2015 is shaping up to be similar. The murders of Black people by law enforcement officers, and the lack of accountability these officers have faced for the lives they have stolen, has galvanized a new generation of organizers, activists, writers and artists, who are leading movements with… Continue reading freedom, liberation and solidarity