Articles, news, campaigns and events about racial justice


Jul 13, 2016, 4:14pm Linda Kelly
This morning, a coalition of white people and non-Black people of color shut down the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis, in solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives and in condemnation of the ongoing murders of Black people by police.In...
Jul 13, 2016, 10:45am FOR
Minneapolis, MN – On Wednesday, July 13, a coalition of white people and non-Black people of color – the Coalition to Wake Your Ass Up – shut down the Interstate 35W bridge in solidarity with the movement for Black lives,...
Jul 12, 2016, 7:49pm La Trina Jackson
The piercing. We all felt it. The puncture of violence, the ripping apart of families and communities, the pain of grief and loss. This last week, explosive tensions tore through our country in reaction to the targeted murders of Black people by...
Jun 9, 2016, 4:34pm Gretchen Honnold
Thank you for your ongoing support of FOR's Campus Weekend trainings in nonviolent resistance!Participants of this week's course in St. Louis.Walking the Delmar Divide, learning the history and context of displacement and...
Apr 15, 2016, 1:34pm Anthony Grimes
Recently, a 22-year-old interview resurfaced in which one of President Richard Nixon's top aides, John Ehrlichman, admitted that the War on Drugs was a political tool to target black people and anti-war activists. The interview only confirms...
Feb 10, 2016, 1:27pm Keiller MacDuff
NOT GUILTY verdict returned as Reverend Sekou acquitted in Ferguson Praying While Black case9 February, St. Louis, Missouri -  In another stinging defeat for Ferguson Prosecutor Stephanie Karr, the Rev. Osagyefo Sekou was found ‘Not Guilty...
Feb 5, 2016, 4:56pm Keiller MacDuff
February 5th, 2016:  Nearly 500 days after his arrest as he knelt between advancing police and a group of peaceful protestors in Ferguson in late 2014, the Reverend Osagyefo Sekou will stand trial on Monday.WHAT: Rev. Osagyefo Sekou to...
Dec 29, 2015, 10:15pm Linda Kelly
As we reflect on the past year, it seems the news was rife with suffering and pain in the world.Yesterday’s announcement in the Tamir Rice case — that white police officers would not be charged in the 12-year-old’s shooting,...
Nov 23, 2015, 2:29pm FOR
22 November, 2015 - On the one year anniversary of the police shooting of 12 year old Tamir Rice, the Reverend Osagyefo Sekou sent courage and support to his family and the many who side with justice converging on Cleveland, rallying in their home...
Aug 28, 2015, 7:36am Elbert Big Man Howard
With respect to the passing on of George Houser, on August 19, 2015, I would like to say some words of remembrance.George Houser, first of all, was a man for whom I held an enormous amount of respect.I met George, together with his wife...