Malkia Cyril

Malkia Amala Cyril is founder and executive director of the Center for Media Justice (CMJ) and co-founder of the Media Action Grassroots Network, a national network of 175 organizations working to ensure media access, rights, and representation for marginalized communities. Follow her on Twitter: @culturejedi

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Studies show that attacks against police officers are extremely rare and that white men carry out the overwhelming majority of those attacks. Views
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Is the FBI Setting the Stage for Increased Surveillance of Black Activists?
A recently leaked FBI “ Intelligence Assessment ” contains troubling signs that the FBI is scrutinizing and possibly surveilling Black activists in its search for potential “extremists.” The report, which the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division prepared, identifies what it calls “Black Identity...
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Saturday, March 18, 2017
The Resistance Must Be Digitized
Over the past two months, millions of people have taken to the streets to challenge our nation’s authoritarian new president. From the women’s marches that took place across the country and around the world to the mass protests against the Muslim ban and immigration raids, people are resisting the...
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'For targeted communities,' writes Cyril, 'there is little to no expectation of privacy from government or corporate surveillance.' Views
Monday, March 30, 2015
Black America's State of Surveillance
Ten years ago, on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, my mother, a former Black Panther, died from complications of sickle cell anemia. Weeks before she died, the FBI came knocking at our door, demanding that my mother testify in a secret trial proceeding against other former Panthers or face arrest...
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