police brutality


Suspects in Marielle Franco's Murder Have Ties to Bolsonaro Family

The two primary suspects in the murder of the Brazilian councilwoman and activist Marielle Franco previously received honors from senator-elect Flávio Bolsonaro, the son of president Jair Bolsonaro.
VICE Brazil

A Teen Activist Gives Her Personal Take on 'The Hate U Give'

'The Hate U Give' opened to rave reviews earlier this month. But what does a Black teen activist who's been impacted by police brutality make of the film? We asked one to report back.
Roshae Harrison

In 'Seven Seconds,' Black Women Take on the Task of Holding Police Accountable

Clare-Hope Ashitey tells Broadly about portraying a Black lawyer confronting the American judicial system's racism in the new Netflix series.
Candice Frederick
Black Lives Matter

How to Be an Ally, According to Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Alicia Garza

The organizer, writer, and speaker tells Broadly what she learned growing a hashtag into an international activist movement, and her hopes for the future—including launching the first Black census.
Linda Yang
Erica Garner

Black Lives Matter Activists Reflect on Erica Garner's Life and Legacy

“I've been thinking about her kids. That's part of what makes us do what we do. Because we know the world has to be a better place so this cycle doesn't repeat for these little black kids.”
Leila Ettachfini
Criminal Justice

Why We Need to Focus on How Black Women Are Harmed by Police Violence

Two years after Sandra Bland's death, the specific impacts of police brutality on women of color remain understudied and underreported. With her forthcoming book, "Invisible No More," Andrea J. Ritchie is working to change that.
Victoria Law

'More Justice and Some Peace': Mariame Kaba on Ending America's Violence

We talked to the community organizer about her decades-long work to transform the conditions that lead to police brutality and gendered violence in Chicago, where she lived for 20 years, and New York, where she grew up.
Gabby Bess

Suffering From Head Trauma and Broken Bones, Standing Rock Protesters Sue Police

On behalf of the North Dakota Pipeline protesters, lawyers claim that the excessive force used by law enforcement is "evil" and unconstitutional.
Gabby Bess

'It Was Just So Hard to Watch': The Police Brutality at Standing Rock

This week, law enforcement indiscriminately shot anti-Dakota Access Pipeline protesters with rubber bullets, sprayed them with high-pressure hoses in subzero conditions, and deployed concussion grenades. We spoke to a legal observer who was there to...
Gabby Bess

'A Movement Toward Greater Humanity': How Protests Around the US Are Connected

Charlotte Uprising formed in response to the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by a Charlotte police officer in September. We talked to organizer Gloria Merriweather about how the group is now advancing social justice causes not only in their city...
Seamus Kirst
Black Lives Matter

'We're Saying No to Dying': A Charlotte Protester on the Fight for Justice

Last night, hundreds gathered to protest the police killing of Keith Lamont Scott. One protester describes the scene in Charlotte and emphasizes what they're fighting for.
Kimberly Lawson

​Korryn Gaines' Death and the History of Police Violence Against Black Women

On Monday, Korryn Gaines, a 23-year-old mother, was shot and killed by police. This tragedy is the latest in a long history of violence against black women perpetrated by law enforcement.
Kimberly Lawson