Black Lives Matter Long-Term Goal: Full Implementation of the NEAR Act

BLM NEAR Act March and Rally

Black Lives Matter activists worked for two years to pass the NEAR (Neighborhood Engagement Achieves Results) Act and get it fully funded. Now they’re working to see that it’s implemented correctly. . . . → Read More: Black Lives Matter Long-Term Goal: Full Implementation of the NEAR Act

The NEAR Act and the Future of Policing in the District of Columbia

Teens+Arrested+DC

After a two-year effort by District residents who want the city to use violence prevention rather than aggressive policing methods like Stop and Frisk, the Neighborhood Engagement Achieves Results Act (or NEAR Act) was passed. If the NEAR Act is to succeed in giving communities control over how they are policed, community members must understand it. . . . → Read More: The NEAR Act and the Future of Policing in the District of Columbia

Black Lives Matter New Year’s Resolution

Black Lives Matter New Year's Eve

On New Year’s Eve, activists from the Black Lives Matter Coalition gathered in Chinatown to protest the killings of unarmed African Americans by the police. . . . → Read More: Black Lives Matter New Year’s Resolution