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‘Safe Streets’ Are Not Safe for Black Lives

On Jun 8, 2020
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A transportation planner warns pedestrian-friendly street redesigns that happen without diverse public input can end up harming the communities they serve.

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‘Safe Streets’ Are Not Safe for Black Lives

‘Safe Streets’ Are Not Safe for Black Lives

A transportation planner warns pedestrian-friendly street redesigns that happen without diverse public input can end up harming the communities they serve.

Racism Is Killing the Planet

Racism Is Killing the Planet

The ideology of white supremacy leads the way toward disposable people and a disposable natural world

Why the Protests in the U.S. Are an Awakening for Non-Black People Around the World

Why the Protests in the U.S. Are an Awakening for Non-Black People Around the World

The structural racism underpinning police brutality thrives globally

Why racial justice is climate justice

Why racial justice is climate justice

‘We have to end making some communities sacrifice zones.’

Blame the Government if Covid-19 peaks again, not those marching for basic human rights

Blame the Government if Covid-19 peaks again, not those marching for basic human rights

Racism must be stopped and that starts by coming together in solidarity to call it out.

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

The AFA Executive Board unanimously adopted the following resolution today, June 5, 2020.

Why The Small Protests In Small Towns Across America Matter

Why The Small Protests In Small Towns Across America Matter

People who’ve watched and participated in the Black Lives Matter movement say that this time feels different. And the prevalence of these small protests is one of many reasons why.

W. Kamau Bell: The land of 'Happy Days,' Harley Davidson ... and racism

W. Kamau Bell: The land of 'Happy Days,' Harley Davidson ... and racism

W. Kamau Bell writes, Milwaukee regularly comes up number one on lists of America's most segregated cities. If that surprises you, you are not alone. Most people who don't know Milwaukee ...

As Protests Rage Over George Floyd’s Death, Climate Activists Embrace Racial Justice

As Protests Rage Over George Floyd’s Death, Climate Activists Embrace Racial Justice

Friends of the Earth tweeted #BlackLivesMatter, and the head of the NRDC promised “to be fully and visibly committed to the fight against systemic racism.”

Violence Against Black Americans a Moment of Reckoning for the Planning Profession

Violence Against Black Americans a Moment of Reckoning for the Planning Profession

After a wave violence against Black men in the United States, it is the duty of the planning profession to consider their role in perpetuating institutional racism.

George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and One Journalist’s Painfully Honest Self-Examination on Racism

George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and One Journalist’s Painfully Honest Self-Examination on Racism

George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and One Journalist’s Painfully Honest Self-Examination on Racism

Post-Starbucks, Philly police should accept the ‘teachable moment’ | Opinion

Post-Starbucks, Philly police should accept the ‘teachable moment’ | Opinion

Commissioner Richard Ross's response to the Police Advisory Commission's report was jaw-dropping.

The High Cost of Being a Black Entrepreneur in the Cannabis Industry

The High Cost of Being a Black Entrepreneur in the Cannabis Industry

Until very recently, it was a serious and often life-ruining crime to possess pot in America. That’s all changed obviously. In 2012, Colorado and Washington...

George Floyd death: Spike Lee says protesters were 'not just born angry'

George Floyd death: Spike Lee says protesters were 'not just born angry'

Director Spike Lee says there are "so many" reasons for those taking part in protests to be angry.

Racial equity in urban planning reframes future mobility in US cities

Racial equity in urban planning reframes future mobility in US cities

Mobility advocates are spearheading a new discourse, which focuses on social justice and racial equity in urban planning rather than the built environment.