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Rashad Robinson Dispels Myth of "Ferguson Effect" on CNN

Rashad Robinson Dispels Myth of "Ferguson Effect" on CNN

Watch ColorOfChange Executive Director Rashad Robinson on CNN discussing the "Ferguson Effect." "The FBI is an agency that absolutely relies on data. There is absolutely no data to support it [the idea of the "Ferguson effect."] The fact that the FBI director...would start shooting from the hip, I simply don't know what we are paying him for. Right now, in this moment, we need solutions, we need policy changes, we need accountability."

The Sandra Bland Investigation Is in Trouble

The Sandra Bland Investigation Is in Trouble

On July 13, Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old black woman, was found dead in her jail cell in Waller County, Texas, three days after being arrested over a traffic stop gone wrong. Sheriff Glenn Smith, who oversees the county jail and had been fired from a previous job after allegations of racism and police brutality, promised an all-access, top-to-bottom investigation to uncover what happened to Bland...But from the beginning, the investigation was beset by a conflict of interest

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?

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O’Reilly’s Advertisers Can’t Keep Looking the Other Way
  • Huffington Post

O’Reilly’s Advertisers Can’t Keep Looking the Other Way

Companies like United, IBM, and Delta promote themselves as champions of diversity and inclusion. So why have they been bankrolling a television star who, in the span of just one week, earned headlines for sexually harassing female colleagues and mocking

Racial Justice Group Condemns Gorsuch Confirmation: A Vote to “Turn Back the Clock on Our Country”
  • Power & Voice

Racial Justice Group Condemns Gorsuch Confirmation: A Vote to “Turn Back the Clock on Our Country”

“Today Senate Republicans voted to turn back the clock on our country by confirming Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Gorsuch is a dangerous and reckless pick. As a federal judge he even went so far as to condone a trucking company which argued that a Black employee should have remained with a broken trailer and risk freezing to death rather than leaving to protect himself. From our right to vote to reproductive rights, Gorsuch’s lifetime appointment poses a grave threat to our freedoms."

Racial Justice Group Calls on Advertisers to Drop Bill O’Reilly

Racial Justice Group Calls on Advertisers to Drop Bill O’Reilly

“As horrifying as these new revelations of sexual harassment are, no advertiser can claim it’s the first time they’re hearing about O’Reilly’s long, documented history of sexism and racism. From physically abusing his ex-wife and sexually harassing one of his producers to lying about being attacked during the 1992 Los Angeles riots and denigrating Congresswoman Maxine Waters on-air, Bill O’Reilly’s track record of sexual harassment and race baiting is hardly a secret.

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.