We simply would not or could not be having the same conversation about racial justice and police brutality that we are having today without our technology.
Adobe, the Arizona Cardinals, Best Buy, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, JC Penney, Lyft, Mastercard, The New York Times, Nike, the NFL, Postmates, Square, Target, Twitter, and Vox Media – are making Juneteenth a permanent paid holiday, this year and all years moving forward.
Nine of 13 members of the Minneapolis City Council — a veto-proof majority — have publicly committed to dismantling the entire Minneapolis Police Department and rebuilding it from the ground up.
Her election is further sign of the black community’s increasing political influence in Ferguson. In 2014, the city had one black council member. Now four of six council seats are filled by African Americans.
White folks: We are all the problem. It’s not just the overt racists. It’s not just the cops. It’s not just the president. Racism lives inside us all. It is the air we breathe and the water we swim in.
There have always been two types of people: 1) change agents who want to drive progress and 2) preservers who want to keep our many great accomplishments intact.
Growing support for Trump’s ideas is not that they are becoming more popular. It is because those who hold them most dearly now feel more threatened – and therefore are getting louder – than ever.