‘Our Liberation is Connected with the Palestinian People’: Aaron Dixon, Former Black Panther Party Captain, Speaks Out

Aaron Dixon is an activist, author, and co-founder of the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1968. Dixon traveled to Palestine to stay with Palestinian families in Jerusalem and the West Bank and learn more about their culture and their struggle for justice. Jesse Hagopian spoke to Dixon about the most recent wave of Israeli attacks on Palestine and the connection between Black people in the United States and Palestinians.

#BlackLivesMatterAtSchool Online Book Forum: BLM co-founder Opal Tometi will join Brian Jones, Denisha Jones, Jesse Hagopian and Marshé Doss in conversation about making Black Lives Matter–from the streets to the classroom.

In her foreword to the new book, "Black Lives Matter at School: An Uprising for Educational Justice" BLM co-founder Opal Tometi writes: "Both within classrooms and outside the school grounds, Black lives are under threat." Join us for this conversation about making Black lives matter in our schools and beyond as part of this year's Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action.

“Ultimatum”: A searing challenge to institutional racism by Gerald Lenoir from his new book of poetry, “United States of Struggle: Police Murder in America”

Last week, my dad, Gerald Lenoir, released his brand new book of poetry, United States of Struggle: Police Murder in America. Gerald also released a video of one of the poems, "Ultimatum," that will knock you off your feet.

Announcing The 2020 “Black Education Matters Student Activist Award” Winners!

Meet the new winners of the Black Education Matters Student Activist Award! All around the nation young people are joining an uprising for Black Lives. These youth are not only rejecting police violence, but increasingly rejecting a system that allow the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and so many other …

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Seattle’s educators: Defund the police and expel them from schools!

By Jesse Hagopian A version of this Op-Ed originally appeared in the Seattle Times. Seattle’s Education Association representative assembly — the union body that represents Seattle’s teachers, nurses, librarians, instructional assistants, office professionals and educational support staff — has overwhelmingly passed seven resolutions in solidarity with the movement for Black lives. These included removing police …

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