Equity in Policing

Equity in Policing

10 Jun 2015 | PolicyLink

From Los Angeles to Staten Island, a movement led by determined young people of color is reimagining community safety and demanding that the country value Black and Brown lives. As incidents of police violence against people of color continue at an alarming pace, young leaders | Read more >

We Need Courage to Transform Policing

We Need Courage to Transform Policing

01 Jun 2015 | Guest Blogger: Rosa Aqeel, Legislative Director, PICO California

Guest Author Rosa Aqeel is the Legislative Director for PICO California, the state’s largest faith-based community organizing network, representing half a million families. The post below is excerpted from her testimony at a May 26, 2015 hearing on community safety and police | Read more >

Mapping Police Violence

Mapping Police Violence

06 Mar 2015 |

I'm pleased to share a new resource I've developed in partnership with Ferguson activists: MappingPoliceViolence.org. Using a wealth of data from crowdsourced databases, we've been able to identify at least 302 black people who were killed by police in 2014. Sadly, the majority of | Read more >

Communities and Police Must Collaborate for Change

Communities and Police Must Collaborate for Change

18 Dec 2014 | Jordan Valentine Tucker

In the midst of outrage following the tragic killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and numerous other Black men and women at the hands of law enforcement, I’ve been remembering my late grandfather. He served as a Black police officer in Philadelphia for 27 years. | Read more >

Channeling Anger into Action and Policy Change

Channeling Anger into Action and Policy Change

25 Nov 2014 |

The grand jury’s decision last night not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown burns with the pain of loss and the anger of injustice.  Once more, we are told that black and brown lives are disposable, vulnerable to being cut short at any moment without a | Read more >

Growing Equitable Food Systems

Growing Equitable Food Systems

17 Oct 2014 | Angela Glover Blackwell

Next week our country will gather together to celebrate Food Day 2014 and join in the fight for a healthy, equitable food system -- one that supports and protects all Americans, especially those living in low-income communities and communities of color. For many years, these | Read more >