This short film is part of Injustice Watch’s Essential Work project, a first-person storytelling series by young Black Chicago activists.
Injustice Watch has relaunched its Essential Work project about young Black Chicago activists. In this essay, an organizer known as Naira reflects on the summer uprisings and pushes back on the dehumanization of Black radicals and protesters, from Assata Shakur to today’s Black youth.
In an interview with Editor-in-Chief Adeshina Emmanuel, Josh and Rita discussed what issues they’re covering, and how they’re making sense of 2020.
As attorney Jeffrey Urdangen watched the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol attack, he thought of the 2007 terrorism case against a former client named Olutosin Oduwole, who was an aspiring rapper in southern Illinois when prosecutors alleged his lyrics were terrorist threats.
Newsrooms are moving away from privileging police accounts over those of police violence victims.
Randy Pierre, un estudiante de cuarto año en Latin School of Chicago, dice que protestas en contra de una cultura racista en la escuela “no puede ser el final de la lucha.”
Peters alleges that police and conservatives bashing the reforms, including the “Pretrial Fairness Act” that would end cash bail in Illinois, are using “Willie Horton-style scare tactics.”
In this first-person piece, Latin School of Chicago senior Randy Pierre shares his experiences with racism at the top private school — and reflects on how Latin School has responded since July, when an Instagram page exposed its allegedly racist culture.
“Alabama’s drive to lock up more of its own year after year has resulted in an unconscionable prison system that is bursting at the seams,” writes civil rights attorney John Fowler.
County officials say the jail mailroom accidentally rejected Injustice Watch’s judicial election guide. But accidents violate the Constitution, too.