Eric Garner — a Black Staten Island husband and father — was violently choked to death by NYPD officers and the entire brutal altercation was caught on tape. Eric can be seen in a video that has since gone viral, screaming out in pain, "I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe."

Please join us in demanding full accountability for all the officers involved in Garner's killing, and the policies that led to this tragedy. More »



Tell Black members of Congress: stop attacking Internet freedom

Ten members of the Congressional Black Caucus recently signed a letter attacking net neutrality. Join us as we hold these representatives accountable, and make sure the FCC and other members of Congress know they don’t speak for Black people on this issue. More »


OUR MISSION is strengthening Black America's political voice. Using the Internet, we keep our members informed and give them ways to act on pressing issues facing Black people in America. We are united behind a simple, powerful pledge: we will do all we can to make sure all Americans are represented, served and protected — regardless of race or class. More »


Commentary: Time for a shift in state’s Department of Juvenile Justice

A boy’s elbow is broken. Meals are infested with maggots. Children are left isolated in bare cells for 14 hours, locked in facilities that have the highest sexual abuse rates in the nation. This is how the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) “rehabilitates” its youth via the for-profit prison industry.

Private companies operate 100 percent of youth prisons in the state of Florida, and have an appalling record of exploitation and abuse. These companies regularly commit acts of violence, sexual abuse, and neglect against the state’s most vulnerable. This abuse disproportionately harms black youth, who are four times more likely than white youth to be committed to the DJJ, and the vast majority for non-violent offenses. More »