Black activists organized for racial justice for years, but the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor by police pushed a large, diverse swath of protesters to support them.
"I was burnt out every single day. From grieving the losses of Black lives to being arrested and being affected by police brutality myself, I was in a dark place."
At the age of 16, Johns led the school walkout that helped desegregate public schools in the US. Soon, her statue will stand in the Capitol building in place of the longstanding confederate monument.
Between the failure of the Small Business Administration pandemic relief programs and Amazon’s huge presence in online book sales, already vulnerable Black-owned bookstores are left unprotected.
Civil rights leaders played a pivotal role in delivering Joe Biden’s victory. Now they’re asking the president-elect to make good on campaign promises to fight structural disparities.
Congress' annual defense authorization bill requires federal law enforcement agents to display identification while enacting with citizens, a seeming rebuke of actions at this year's protests.
American cities are finally implementing first-responder programs that send behavioral health professionals—not cops—to non-violent and mental health-related crises.