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The Power of Now
How and Why You Should Record the Police
Broadly speaking, it is always legal to record the police in public places or when they are on-duty, so long as the witness does not interfere with police proceedings. And the proliferation of smart phones and social media has made citizen monitoring of police activity easy: people carry high-quality photo and video technology in their pockets, and can share their records almost instantaneously.
From the Front Lines in Ferguson: A Conversation about Policing, Race, and Justice
Opinion: Fayette at-large voting discriminates
In Commemoration of Its 50th Anniversary, LDF Urges Congress to Reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act4/10/15
On April 11th, 2015, as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) into law by then-President and former school teacher Lyndon Johnson, LDF urges Congress to pass an ESEA reauthorization bill that honors the federal role in holding states accountable for ensuring equal access to quality educational opportunities. We are at a pivotal moment in our nation's histor
The Truth About Black Twitter
"Black Twitter is a force. It’s also not particularly well understood by those who aren’t a part of it. The term is used to describe a large network of black Twitter users and their loosely coordinated interactions, many of which accumulate into trending topics due to the network’s size, interconnectedness, and unique activity."