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The US Government Could Count Those Killed By Police, But It's Chosen Not To

The US Government Could Count Those Killed By Police, But It's Chosen Not To

We cannot afford to wait another 20 years for comprehensive, public data on how often local, state and federal police use force. Why? Because transparency is key for accountability. For every Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Mya Hall, Yuvette Henderson, Tamir Rice, Rekia Boyd, Aiyana-Stanley Jones or Tanisha Anderson, there are thousands of others. Without a database, police will continue to target, abuse, kill and unjustly push black and brown people into the criminal justice system with zero oversight.

Gov. Cuomo: It's Tme to Prove that You Think Black Lives Matter

Gov. Cuomo: It's Tme to Prove that You Think Black Lives Matter

New York Daily News: The Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo has the opportunity to impact history by enacting a simple but critical reform in New York, one that the Brooklyn NAACP has advocated for since the 1940s- authorize the appointment of a special prosecutor to handle criminal cases involving allegations of police impropriety. L Joy Williams, President of the Brooklyn NAACP and Rashad Robinson of Color of Change, ask the governor: How many must die before action is taken towards real reform?

Not To Be Trusted: Dangerous Levels of Inaccuracy in TV Crime Reporting in NYC

Not To Be Trusted: Dangerous Levels of Inaccuracy in TV Crime Reporting in NYC

ColorOfChange's new report, NOT TO BE TRUSTED: Dangerous Levels of Inaccuracy in TV Crime Reporting in NYC, reveals a shocking pattern; every major network affiliate in New York City -- WABC, WNBC, WCBS, and WNYW/FOX5 -- is disproportionately focusing their crime reporting on Black suspects, and inaccurately exaggerating the proportion of Black people involved in crime. This dangerous crime coverage puts Black communities at great risk by feeding the ugly stereotypes that shape the implicit or explicit biases of their audiences, leading to discriminatory hiring practices, biased treatment in courtrooms, and the kinds of brutal treatment by police that took the lives of unarmed Black people like Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Akai Gurley.

Ferguson Report Underscores Need for Racial Profiling Ban, Say Activists

Ferguson Report Underscores Need for Racial Profiling Ban, Say Activists

"The Civil Rights Act bans discrimination and discriminatory policing, but a lot of those haven't been enforced," said Matt Nelson, the organizing director for Color of Change, a group that works to strengthen African-Americans‰ŰŞ political voice. "We've had laws in place, even laws that mandate collection of data of people killed by police, but it just hasn't been done. There is quite a lot that President Obama can do that he hasn't yet, when he said now is the time to transform policing. There are some concrete actions ‰ŰÓ two executive orders ‰ŰÓ he can take to move us closer to that reality where folks aren't getting killed by police at such horrifying rates," he said. "We have a situation where nationwide, police kill black Americans at nearly the same rate as Jim Crow‰ŰŇera lynchings. That's the day-to-day reality that black people in America face, and that has to change," Nelson said.

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Racial Justice Group: Trump’s Immigration Actions Are “Selling Off American Values”

Racial Justice Group: Trump’s Immigration Actions Are “Selling Off American Values”

The executive actions that Donald Trump has and is expected to sign show an absolute contempt for American values of freedom and religious liberty. From defunding “sanctuary cities” to expanding detention centers for undocumented immigrants to ordering a ban on refugees and immigrants from Muslim-majority countries, Trump is moving forward with a plot against America, selling off American values just so he and his friends can make a buck.

Throw Sand in the Gears of Everything
  • The Nation

Throw Sand in the Gears of Everything

Movements need numbers, but they also need a strategy that maps the impact of their defiance and ensures disruptions on the authority of decision-makers. The Nation names Color Of Change as an organization leading the way on movement strategy and action.

The Prison Pipeline Starts With Schools
  • MIC

The Prison Pipeline Starts With Schools

School tracking practices that relegate students to remedial or robust curriculums have long been controversial. But as Color Of Change points out this Q&A, many Black children face an even more devious tracking system: The school to prison pipeline.