If Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) becomes Speaker of the House, this is a groundbreaking moment. Not only would it represent a new face of political power, but he will be the first Black congressional member to occupy the position.
Wallace’s death is the latest in a litany of complaints against Philadelphia police department, from racialized mistreatment using extremely violent tactics against protesters. The city erupts days before major elections.
Continuing the series of tackling the attack of the Karens, Lisa Durden speaks to Black men on the Karen phenomenon. In an interesting conversation, contributors center antagonisms against them in the racialized weaponization of white women.
“Karen, come out to play . . .” Lisa Durden tackles an old phenomenon with a new name. What is a Karen? A white women who weaponizes their whiteness, gender and privilege for the harm of Black people and furthering white supremacy.
Almost six years ago, Cori Bush stood at the front lines of Ferguson protests over the police shooting death of Michael Brown. Now, she stands to be the first Black Lives Matter activist to win a congressional seat.