Oscar Grant Was Killed by a BART Officer 10 Years Ago. Now His Family Fights to Rename the Station He Died In

Almost 10 years ago, Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old black man, was fatally shot by a Bay Area Rapid Transit officer in Oakland, Calif., on New Year’s Eve. With the anniversary of his death approaching, Grant’s family is asking for BART and the city of Oakland to recognize him by renaming the station where he was killed.

Exclusive: In Combatting Housing Discrimination, New York City Goes an Unconventional Route

The New York City Commission on Human Rights (NYCHR) today announced a settlement that could be a game-changer in the way cities tackle housing discrimination, particularly as it affects black and brown residents, by identifying companies that deny housing to prospective applicants based exclusively on their criminal…

Freshman Flygirls: Ayanna, Alexandria, Ilhan and Co. Give Us a Congressional Remix to Look Forward To

Let’s be real: sometimes at the end of a long week (November flew by, but this week? Wheewww!) you need a little Friday jam to pick you up. A little inspo to power you through the last dregs of the workweek. If this is the case for you, may I present the following to crown your “rise and grind” mood board, served up…

At the Age of 31, Ferguson Activist Bassem Masri Reportedly Died of a Heart Attack. Why?

Bassem Masri, a Palestinian-American civil rights activist best known for his participation in and live-streaming of the Ferguson Uprising in 2014, died Tuesday morning after being found unresponsive on a bus, officials say. While the cause of death still hasn’t been confirmed, at least one outlet is reporting that…

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