Statement: On Police Brutality and the District Attorney’s Race

Yesterday morning, the Daily News reported that police officers Mitchell Farrell and Kevin Harvey, who riddled college student and delivery driver Philipe Holland with crippling bullets, are back on street duty, having never missed a paycheck or suffered any reprimand deeper than suspension.   Reporter Mensah Dean also noted, “There have been more than 430 officer-involved shootings between […]

Major Coalition Forms to Demand a Philly District Attorney Committed to Justice and Respect

Prominent community organizations in Philadelphia united today to unveil the Philadelphia Coalition for a Just District Attorney. Comprised of a broad and diverse set of groups representing many tens of thousands of Philadelphia voters and communities, the new coalition announced their commitment to hold all the District Attorney candidates accountable to their communities’ fundamental need for justice and […]

Media: Define “Alt-Right” – Stop doing PR for racists

Media outlets across the country and around the world are covering the so-called “alt-right” without truly explaining who they really are: white nationalists and white supremacists steeped in racism, misogyny, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and other forms of ugly hate. Fortunately, the Associated Press just released standards for reporting on the “alt-right” and their activities – urging reporters to […]

Statement on the election of Donald Trump

The early days of President-elect Trump’s transition have already made clear that the racism, bigotry and misogyny that fueled his campaign will continue into his administration. The vast majority of Americans suffered mightily through the economic crisis of the past decade.  That suffering, tied with growing and unchecked white supremacy in our country, created the […]