Zenobia Jeffries Warfield

Zenobia Jeffries Warfield

Zenobia Jeffries Warfield is an associate editor at YES! Magazine. She covers racial justice.

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Community organizers and activists demand police accountability at a rally in New York City on August 9, 2019, to commemorate the 5-year anniversary of Mike Brown’s death by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. (Photo: Erik McGregor/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
It’s Time for Effective Oversight of Police Violence
Atatiana Jefferson is dead. The 28-year-old was shot and killed in her Texas home by a Fort Worth police officer on October 12. According to reports, the officer was responding to a nonemergency call for a wellness, or welfare, check. Jefferson’s neighbor made the call when he saw “both her front...
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is shoved back by Mississippi patrolmen during the 1966 March Against Fear from Memphis to Jackson (Photo: Underwood Archives/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
The Part About MLK Many White People Don’t Like to Talk About
“A lie cannot live.” —Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “…at least not forever.” —Zenobia Jeffries Warfield At the time of his death, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most reviled men in the United States. Today, we remember him as the beloved Dr. King, and many of us refer to him as such. Many...
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Thursday, November 22, 2018
Don't Trash Thanksgiving. Decolonize It
Every year, more Americans opt out of celebrating Thanksgiving. Others heavily consider it. But we don't have to reject the holiday completely. We can, and should, decolonize, and reinterpret it.
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Sunday, August 13, 2017
Charlottesville Was Not a "Protest Turned Violent," It Was a Planned Race Riot
In July of last year, after The New York Post ran the headline, "CIVIL WAR: Four cops killed at anti-police protest," I wrote the column "How We Report on Structural Racism Can Hurt Us—Or Heal Us.” I could have easily written the same article today. That column recalled the Kerner Report, the...
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
What Is It Like to Live Without Running Water? Detroit Families Know
Each day, Catherine Caldwell hauls three gallons of bottled water to her bathroom and two to her kitchen. She and her family use the water for flushing the toilet, washing hands, and— after heating it on the stove—cleaning dishes and cooking. For bathing, they head to her mother-in-law’s house a...
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