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January 2018

Activists make the case for ‘a world without prisons’ in new Black Lives Matter memoir

BLM cofounder Patrisse Khan-Cullors and journalist Asha Bandele talk ‘When They Call You A Terrorist’

Patrisse Khan-Cullors on 5 Years of Black Lives Matter

In the days following Donald Trump’s election as the 45th president of the United States in 2016, Patrisse Khan-Cullors took solace in a talk from astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Khan-Cullors listened as Tyson explained how humans, and the atoms and molecules in their bodies, are made out of the very stardust that helped create the universe.

‘Dignity and Justice’: An Interview with Patrisse Khan-Cullors

Patrisse Khan-Cullors: Over the last four and half years, we’ve seen BLM go from a phrase to a hashtag to a political platform to a movement. In the development of Black Lives Matter, we’ve seen the growth of black leadership and the rise of white nationalism.

Activist Patrisse Cullors sets the record straight about Black Lives Matter in new book

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Patrisse Cullors – activist, advocate, community organizer, and co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter – wants to set the record straight: “The story of Black Lives Matter starts before Black Lives Matter.

Patrisse Cullors On Black Lives Matter’s 2018 Agenda, Her Response To ‘When They Call You A Terrorist’

Patrisse Cullors is a radical queer black woman, the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement and the author of her new memoir, “When They Call You A Terrorist.” Cullors has a lot write about, because people have a lot to say — both about her as an activist and Black Lives Matter as a whole.

Black Lives Matter and Appalachian memoir authors at Malaprop’s

This page is provided exclusively to Scene each week by staffers at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe, 55 Haywood St., Asheville. To learn more, call 828-254-6734 or visit malaprops.com. After Trayvon Martin’s killer was exonerated in 2013, Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi founded Black Lives Matter.

3 Books By Women Out This Week About Reproductive Rights, Race, & Complicated Sisterhood

As the one year anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration edges closer, the books about his rise to power – and the resistance that met his presidency – are being released with fire and fury. (I’m sorry.) On Jan. 16, readers have two nonfiction book…

”When They Call You a Terrorist”: The Life of Black Lives Matter Cofounder Patrisse Khan-Cullors

JUAN GONZÁLEZ: We turn now to a powerful new book, released today, that tells the story of one woman as she fights back against the impacts of social and racial injustice in America on her family. That woman is Patrisse Khan-Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter.

‘When They Call You a Terrorist’: The Life of Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors

An account of survival, strength and resilience. We turn now to a powerful new book, released today [Tuesday], that tells the story of one woman as she fights back against the impacts of social and racial injustice in America on her family. That woman is Patrisse Khan-Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter.

Who Is Calling Whom a Terrorist? | Video Worth Watching

Amy Goodman and Juan González of Democracy Now! interview Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors and journalist asha bandele on the release of their new book When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir. We at San Diego Free Press love watching all kinds of video.

Black Lives Matter co-founder: “The first time we were called terrorists, I remember seeing our names on Bill O’Reilly’s show”

PATRISSE KHAN-CULLORS (CO-FOUNDER, BLACK LIVES MATTER): Yeah. I think what we’ve seen over the last four-and-a-half years, as this movement has grown, is a continued, you know, backlash from the right and “alt-right.” And the first time, you know, we were called terrorists, I remember seeing our names on Bill O’Reilly’s show, and our faces.

BLM Co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors says too many black mothers are dying after labor: ‘We’re dying because of the stress of racism’ – theGrio

Patrisse Khan-Cullors, one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter says she knows firsthand the mistreatment and pain many black women face while birthing children. The activist experienced health scares after giving birth to her baby boy in 2016; she had him via a Caesarean-section.

The Women Who Lead Black Lives Matter

Patrisse Khan-Cullors, artist, organizer and co-founder of Black Lives Matter, talks about her memoir “When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir.”

Black Lives Movement Pioneer Has a Story to Tell

For most of us, the Black Lives Matter movement began in 2015, after the death of Michael Brown Jr. at the hands of a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer. But for Patrisse Khan-Cullors, one of three black women credited with launching the hashtag and leading the movement to follow, BLM’s origins go back much further.

‘When they call you a terrorist’: Black Lives Matter founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors talks memoir

Some people march with signs held high in the air. Others protest with sit-ins and shutdowns. Since 2014, many across the country have chanted “Black Lives Matter” during moments of injustice in the black community.

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10 of the Best Books of January 2018

Our picks for the best books of January range from a fascinating title that profiles child prodigies to the extraordinary conclusion to the Binti trilogy. So sit back, relax and kick off your new year with some captivating reads. Release Date: January 9th from G.P.

Read a F*cking Book Club: We’re Reading “When They Call You A Terrorist”!

This article was posted in Books Posted by Alaina on Hey y’all it’s time for another installment of Autostraddle’s Book Club where together we’ll read what might be the first book you’ll read this year! This time, we’re reading Patrisse Khan-Cullors’ memoir, When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir.

“When They Call You a Terrorist”: The Life of Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors

We turn now to a powerful new book, released today, that tells the story of one woman as she fights back against the impacts of social and racial injustice in America on her family. That woman is Patrisse Khan-Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter.

Black Lives Movement Pioneer Has a Story to Tell

For most of us, the Black Lives Matter movement began in 2015, after the death of Michael Brown Jr. at the hands of a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer. But for Patrisse Khan-Cullors, one of three black women credited with launching the hashtag and leading the movement to follow, BLM’s origins go back much further.

Why Black Lives Matter Puts Women & Queer People At The Center Of The Movement

Historically, black queer people have been left out of the history books. There was a significant amount of queer people who led with and joined Martin Luther King, Jr. in the civil rights movement. People like James Baldwin and Audre Lorde, Alice Wa…

A life in Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter cofounder Patrisse Khan-Cullors is the author of a new memoir. She visits Atlanta to speak at the Carter Center on January 22. Growing up poor, black and queer in Van Nuys, California, Patrisse Khan-Cullors had every reason to believe that her life and the other black lives around her didn’t matter.

Watch Now: WNYC, Apollo Theater Commemorate the Legacy of MLK

See lively conversations with notable guests, including former MLK advisor Dr. Clarence Jones, Women’s March co-founder Linda Sarsour and Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors.

Patrisse Cullors of Black Lives Matter’s First Memoir Lists At #1 On Amazon

Patrisse Cullors’ highly anticipated memoir ‘When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir’ list as the #1 new release on Amazon.

Best Books of the Month: Biographies & Memoirs @ Amazon.com

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And Now, 9 Black-Ass Books to Add to Your Reading List on Book Lovers Day

D id you even know National Book Lovers Day was a thing? We didn’t, but now that we do, we couldn’t let the day pass without supplying them quality reads. From Devin Allen’s gorgeous debut to Gucci Mane’s highly anticipated life story, here are nine new and forthcoming Black-ass books you’ll want to have in your bag for your AM commute.

13 Books You Must Read In January

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2018, a year that will be full of incredible fiction and nonfiction books, including essay and poetry collections. Each month, Bitch will continue to highlight the books that are worth reading.

December 2017

Support grows for brain-damaged activist Erica Garner

Rights groups, artists and politicians have rallied around Erica Garner, an activist and writer whose father’s death at the hands of police ignited huge protests, as she fights for her life in hospital. The 27-year-old daughter of Eric Garner, the New Yorker victim of a police chokehold in July 2014, was hospitalised on December 24 after suffering a major heart attack.

Habari Gani?! Ujima! Patrisse Khan-Cullors Reflected Collective Work and Responsibility in 2017

This year, for each day of Kwanzaa, The Root is highlighting one person from the community who exemplifies the principle of the day. On the third day of Kwanzaa, Dec. 28, the principle is Ujima, or “collective work and responsibility.”

Will you help me save mothers’ lives?

Patrisse Khan-Cullors is a Senior Fellow at MomsRising and co-founder of Black Lives Matter. She and Black Lives Matter just received the Sydney Peace Prize for their work. She survived serious complications after childbirth, and has now dedicated her energies to saving mothers’ lives!

Thousands of inmates to spend Christmas in LA jail because bail is too high

JusticeLA and Los Angeles-area artists collaborated to place over 50 jail beds throughout L.A. County as a reminder of the thousands of people incarcerated in L.A. County jails during the holiday season. Kicking off #JailBedDrop, JusticeLA co-founder Patrisse Cullors joined new media artist Jasmine Nyende in the historic Los Angeles African American community of Baldwin…

Ta-Nehisi Coates v Cornel West: black academics and activists give their verdict

Melvin Rogers, Patrisse Cullors, Carol Anderson, Shailja Patel n a blistering Guardian article last Sunday, Harvard scholar Cornel West labelled award-winning African American author Ta-Nehisi Coates the neoliberal face of the black freedom struggle. A furious debate raged all week among black academics and activists. “The disagreement between Coates and me is clear,” said West.

If you want to end sexual violence, start with prisons

In a year that, for many of us, has felt like a relentless stream of bad news, we also have witnessed an uprising against sexual abuse in the workplace. One after the other, sexual predators in Hollywood, Congress, the media and other industries have fallen into disgrace thanks to the collective voices of women and men who, after years of being silenced, were finally heard.

Patrisse Cullors on What the Tax Bill Has to Do With Women of Color Dying in Childbirth

Today (December 19), the Republican-dominated House passed its version of the sweeping tax bill that critics say will raise taxes for people who aren’t wealthy and cut into vital programs. The GOP-majority Senate is expected to vote tonight.

The Most Anticipated Books of January 2018

We had plenty to read in 2017, but for those eager to move into the year ahead, 2018 is shaping up to give us even more excellent new books, with some of the most anticipated titles of January looking primed to distract, challenge, and provoke.

A Year Inside the Black Lives Matter Movement

How America’s new generation of civil rights activists is mobilizing in the age of Trump Months before the now infamous Unite the Right march this summer, the 10 or so members of the Charlottesville chapter of Black Lives Matter heard that the largest white-supremacist rally anyone had seen in years was coming to their town.

Black Mothers Keep Dying After Giving Birth. Shalon Irving’s Story Explains Why

On a melancholy Saturday this past February, Shalon Irving’s “village” – the friends and family she had assembled to support her as a single mother – gathered at a funeral home in a prosperous black neighborhood in southwest Atlanta to say goodbye.

Nothing Protects Black Women From Dying in Pregnancy and Childbirth – ProPublica

On a melancholy Saturday this past February, Shalon Irving’s “village” – the friends and family she had assembled to support her as a single mother – gathered at a funeral home in a prosperous black neighborhood in southwest Atlanta to say goodbye and send her home.

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors on government surveillance and her upcoming book

In the last year, members of the government have accused the Black Lives Matter organization of being a terrorist organization, calling those associated with it “Black Identity Extremists.” An August FBI report, called ” Black Identity Extremists Likely Motivated to Target Law Enforcement Officers,” broadly categorized black activists as a threat to national security.

The Provocateurs Series kicks off at the California African American Museum – Los Angeles Sentinel

We Wanted A Revolution: Black Radical Women Exhibition with the Black Lives Matter Network I can rightfully say that the Black Lives Matter activist movement is one of the most poignant and successful responses to unjust police brutality in America history.

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