Chicago South Shore activists and cops find some agreement on killings

Demetrius Nash, the Founder of Replace Guns with Hammers, an organization which seeks to place at-risk youth in building trades union apprenticeships, said, “If we hold police accountable, we have hold each other accountable. … [We need] resources coming down from city hall, the state levels, and even Washington D.C. into these communities and getting vocational skills for these young men, youth centers, and the things we used to have.”

Angela Davis to speak March 4 at New York City unity rally

This article first appeared on People’s World. By Sara Ladino During the largest protest in U.S. history, the day after Donald Trump was sworn in as president, civil rights icon Angela Davis once again inspired hundreds of thousands on the main stage in Washington D.C., a major site of struggle against the concentrated power of transnational…

Confronting the Tragedy: Law Enforcement Unionism & Communities, Part I

  The reaction of many officers against criticism and accountability is perhaps an unconscious protest against having been called upon to fix a mess they cannot possibly correct. Law Enforcement can and will change for the better when its unions are guided by the understanding that working conditions cannot fundamentally improve until the community members,…

Journalists grapple with media bias on race and religion

By JOHN WOJCIK NEW ORLEANS – Journalists all over America believe they are not reporting fairly when it comes to matters of race and religion. Two hundred reporters packed a workshop here Sept. 18 at the 2016 convention of the Society for Professional Journalists to try to figure out how they can change that situation. “One…