A New Day

Todd Heisler photo

If you voted, phonebanked, textbanked, donated, marched, had those difficult conversations with family, helped register voters, shared resources, or showed up in whatever way you could… thank you. Thank you thank you thank you. No doubt this administration will be doling out more damage before January, but we did good, friends. A new day is [...]

Angela Davis

Angela Davis photo by Deana Lawson

We have to have a kind of optimism. One way or another I’ve been involved in movements from the time I was very, very young, and I can remember that my mother never failed to emphasize that as bad as things were in our segregated world, change was possible. That the world would change. I [...]

Showing Up

Illustration by Nikkolas Smith

In case you've got protest fatigue, in case you're questioning the impact this is all having, in case you're feeling overwhelmed - here's a growing list of reforms that are a direct result of what's happening right now. In other words: no protests, no reforms. It's crucial we carry this momentum into the election, especially [...]

Language of the Unheard

I am writing this in my Santa Monica apartment. Right outside there are sirens blaring, scores of helicopters hovering overhead, two stores across the street that were just looted by roving criminals and a couple of structure fires a few blocks away. About an hour ago, there was a crowd of at least 300 peaceful [...]