Signs saying I AM A MAN have been common in the recent Black Lives Matter protests, but the history of this phrase goes back more than 50 years.
In the past few weeks of protests, raised fists have been a powerful symbol of the strength and passion of the Black Lives Matter struggle for racial justice.
A comprehensive collection of images from Black Lives Matter protests following the murder of George Floyd, by local D.C.-area photographers.
As protests sparked by the murder of George Floyd continued for a second week, they were peaceful, massive, and continuous in D.C.
Over the past week, we’ve all seen so much in the city in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder.
We’ve been under a stay-in-place order for what feels like a long time now, but it is only a tiny fraction of the patience shown by the Peace Vigil, which has remained across from the White House for more than 38 years. The small tent, festooned with signs, is a familiar site to anyone walking… Continue reading
Jane Fonda came to D.C. for four months to “bring the climate emergency to the axis of power,” creating a movement she titled Fire Drill Fridays. Fonda was inspired by youth climate activists, including Greta Thunberg, and from reading Naomi Klein’s book On Fire: The Case for a Green New Deal, to use the interval before filming the… Continue reading
On Sunday afternoon, a group of determined Dreamers arrived at the Supreme Court ahead of Tuesday’s hearings on three consolidated cases related to DACA. Over 18 days, they walked some 230 miles from Battery Park in view of the Statue of Liberty to the Supreme Court, to be here and to be heard. On arrival,… Continue reading
The landscape of D.C. is full of demonstrations, rallies, and vigils. While the adults at these events are passionate and sometime angry, the young children that come have a much simpler message: it’s all about love.