“For transformation to really occur, we need for folks to be ready to go beyond moral niceties,” says Key Jackson, the senior director of movement and capacity building at @RaceForward. https://t.co/3MXIkOgkCM
“It’s difficult to put into words just how devastating it is that this level of #attentiveness and willingness to engage and transform systems has required the loss of Black lives.” ---Key Jackson, sr. director of movement capacity building @RaceForward. https://t.co/xSLWZmcJOT
In this webinar, we’ll hear stories of transgender & gender non-conforming African/Indigenous people who resisted colonialism & gender binary 400 yrs before the Stonewall riots. Join us for a webinar on #RaceAnd The Gender Binary, led by @queerthunder: https://t.co/5Lp21IkhQ7
The Court ruled that Congress granted a reservation in present-day Oklahoma to the Creek Nation by treaty in the 19th century. Despite breaking most of its promises to the Creek over the years, Congress never formally took away the reservation.
The issue in this case was whether a large swath of land in NE Oklahoma qualifies as “Indian Country” for purposes of federal criminal law. Only the federal government can prosecute “major crimes” committed by Native Americans on tribal land. The state has no authority.
Justice Gorsuch wrote the opinion, joined by Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan. Chief Justice Roberts wrote a dissenting opinion, joined by Justices Alito, Kavanaugh, and Thomas. Justice Thomas also wrote his own dissent.
BREAKING: The Supreme Court ruled about half of Oklahoma is part of a Native American reservation, based on a historical claim from the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.
It is the first time much of eastern Oklahoma is legally considered "Indian country."
It is projected that half of all Black men who have sex with other men will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime.
A single shot taken every two months can be more successful in preventing the disease.
Asian American and Pacific Islander community members are demanding that California Gov. Gavin Newsom create a task force (and increased funding) to fight racism. Read more via @Colorlines:
"I had a wall of my dressing room at the theatre dedicated to images of a lot of these young men. Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Philando Castile…And women, too, like Sandra Bland." https://t.co/LV7KsLIGIy
Eliminating transphobia from our world requires examining not only bigotry, but also the political and material interests of wealthy and powerful people. Join us for #RaceAnd The Gender Binary on 7/9, led by @queerthunder: https://t.co/5Lp21IkhQ7
What happens when 36 #EnergyDemocracy leaders from across the nation convene? They build collective power & advance the movement to democratize energy. This Strategic Energy Democracy convening emphasized the centrality of #race to energy issues. [Watch]: https://t.co/GXISL5ICnL