black lives matter

Pro-Reform Prosecutors, Especially Black Women, Find Themselves Under Fire

Reading Time: 4 minutesAfter a St. Louis husband and wife were captured on video waving an assault rifle and pistol at Black Lives Matter protesters, many observers thought justice was served when St.

Two Visions of America

Reading Time: 4 minutesJames W. Pardew was a career US Army intelligence officer who served as deputy J-2 (intelligence) of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and director of foreign intelligence for the Army. His diplomatic experience includes US special envoy during the breakup of Yugoslavia and US ambassador to Bulgaria.

Big Business and Racial Justice: To Speak Out or Shut Up

Reading Time: 5 minutes— ANALYSIS —After the deaths of George Floyd and other Black men and women at the hands of police triggered nationwide protests against racism earlier this year, corporate America landed squarely on the horns of a dilemma: Speak out against racial injustice and demand change, while risking a backlash — or keep quiet and risk accusations of moral cowardice.

In Politics, K-Pop Fans Turn Up the Volume

Reading Time: 5 minutesOn June 12, 16-year-old Claire Hanley posted a video on TikTok that has spurred teams of domestic and international cyber operatives who could affect the 2020 presidential election. No, they are neither Russians nor bots.

Do Online Movements Have Staying Power?

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe recent decision not to charge the New York police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner is a good opportunity to examine the related Black Lives Matter movement and the potential power of online social movements generally. How can they mobilize so many people and yet be so ineffective when it comes to influencing policy and decision making?

RadioWhoWhatWhy: Civil Unrest and the Violation of Civil Liberties

Shawn Carrie is a New York-based journalist who, while covering the Baltimore riots following the death of Freddie Gray, was shot in the head by a police pepperball and then arrested and held without being charged.