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April 2017

In Our Cities: Dignity and Power Now Fights Police Corruption, Mass Incarceration in LA

In the latest installment of EBONY’s #InOurCities series, Patrisse Cullors discusses the fight for those many have forgotten by Mariel Turner, April 24, 2017 Comments Patrisse Cullors knows firsthand how the prison-industrial complex can affect families in Los Angeles.

Cultivating Leaderful Ecosystems

A critical shift is happening across the social sector. More of our partners are expanding their focus of attention from single organizations, to coalitions, to movement networks oriented around a shared vision and values. What should that mean for leadership inside of and around our organizations?

Trio of riot documentaries look back to 1992

It’s been 25 years since Los Angeles went up in flames following the acquittal of four LAPD officers in the beating of unarmed black motorist Rodney King. Now the L.A. riots are the subject of at least five documentaries that will air on cable and network television throughout the month.

ESSENCE Presents ‘Woke 100 Women’

For the first time ever, ESSENCE honors the women who are blazing trails for equal rights and inclusion for Black people in America. The cover features a host of dynamic women, such as writer/producer Shonda Rhimes, veteran journalist Joy-Ann Reid, Women’s March co-chairs Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour and Carmen Perez.

Essence’s May Issue Unveils First-Ever Woke 100 List Featuring Nation’s Top Social Influencers and Activists

Time Inc.’s Essence unveils its first-ever “Woke 100” list in the May 2017 issue. The list honors the top 100 women activists and social influencers from around the country-introducing a sisterhood at the forefront of activism across the political, social and creative spectrum.

Co-Founder of Black Lives Matters Sells Memoir

St. Martin’s Press outbid six other presses to acquire Patrisse Cullors’ memoir ‘When They Call You a Terrorist.’

Black Lives Matter activists condemn US missile strikes in Syria

Activists in the Movement for Black Lives strongly condemned the U.S. missile strikes on a Syrian government airfield Friday. In tweets sent after news of the strikes were confirmed in a statement from President Donald Trump, leaders within the Black Lives Matter Global Network and the Black Youth Project 100, among others, expressed dismay at the U.S.

LA leaders seek more teeth for holding employees accountable

A rule that blocks Los Angeles County employees from being discharged or reassigned will be reviewed after the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to find ways to hold them accountable while also protecting their rights.

World Socialist Web Site

By Lawrence Porter and Nancy Hanover 4 April 2017 Last summer, the Ford Foundation, one of the most powerful private foundations in the world, announced that it was organizing to channel $100 million to the Black Lives Movement over the next six years.

Conference provides learning opportunity

Instagram photographs of black women and their ranging in skin tones are meant to celebrate the color of one’s skin. Valerie Moreno’s photos capture the essence of black Puerto Rican natives. Moreno showcased her photographic movement at the first annual North Bay Womxn of Color Conference

March 2017

An early morning phone call

The call came as I was home getting ready to drive to work. The caller said his name quickly, and I couldn’t understand him. Finally he said he’s an advertiser in Community Word, and I recognized the name immediately. He was a valued advertiser.

Meet the New Social Change Coalition: ‘The Majority’

Welcome to The Majority, a new coalition encompassing more than 50 organizations and groups, including the Black Lives Matter Global Network. On Thursday, The Majority announced its first national campaign: Beyond the Moment.

Book Deals: Week of April 3, 2017

The editorial director at St. Martin’s Press, Monique Patterson, has acquired Patrisse Cullors and asha bandele’s When They Call You a Terrorist in a high-six-figure deal. The book is a memoir by Cullors, who is a cofounder of the BLM movement, and is being written with journalist bandele. Angela Davis is writing the foreword.

These are 11 of the black women you should be learning about in history class

March is Women’s History Month and, to honor the occasion, we’d like to create a space for all the women history forgot. For the women who deserve a place in our textbooks. For the women whose voices should echo. This piece – just one in a series – is for them.

Politically Re-Active with W. Kamau Bell & Hari Kondabolu

Listen to Politically Re-Active with W. Kamau Bell & Hari Kondabolu episodes free, on demand. How do we survive in the age of Trump? Kamau and Hari are here for you. In season 2 of Politically Re-Active, comedians and longtime friends W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu navigate the dumpster fire that is the US political landscape.

NAACP to Celebrate Women’s History

The Southern Dutchess NAACP will host its annual Women’s History Month Celebration at the Howland Cultural Center at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. It will include a screening of the documentary The Legacy of Michelle Obama, a musical commemoration of the 90th birthday of soprano Leontyne Price and a tribute to Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi and Alicia Garza, who created Black Lives Matter.

Here’s how badly police violence has divided America these past few years

A brief history for a nation with amnesia.

Cee and Chloe Do Lesbians Who Tech (for the First Time in Four Years!)

Posted by cee on This is a co-by both Cee and Chloe, who both attended this year’s 4th Annual Lesbians Who Tech Summit last weekend in San Francisco. We also both attended the first summit, so this was our second time going.

The Women behind #BlackLivesMatter – Los Angeles Sentinel

On February 26, 2012 Black America was in an outrage over the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin who was killed in Sanford, Florida by a white 28-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman after reporting Martin to the police as “suspicious.”

The Lee Baca saga is over, but plenty of questions remain about the future of the L.A. Sheriff’s Department

The criminal conviction of former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is a mark of shame not just for Baca or for the Sheriff’s Department, but for all of Los Angeles County – and for the way we select and oversee one of California’s most powerful officials.

America’s Empty-Church Problem

The culture war over religious morality has faded; in its place is something much worse. Over the past decade, pollsters charted something remarkable: Americans-long known for their piety-were fleeing organized religion in increasing numbers. The vast majority still believed in God.

Protest and persist: why giving up hope is not an option

Last month, Daniel Ellsberg and Edward Snowden had a public conversation about democracy, transparency, whistleblowing and more. In the course of it, Snowden – who was of course Skyping in from Moscow – said that without Ellsberg’s example he would not have done what he did to expose the extent to which the NSA was spying on millions of ordinary people.

UNITED IN SOLIDARITY; A destination of St. Kate’s PRIDE group

Friday, February 17 was a much-deserved opportunity for members of St. Kate’s Pride Club. The team has worked to raise enough money for a trip to Chicago for the yearly Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Allied Conference, MBLGTACC (pronounced mumble-tech). MBLGTACC is a conference for LGBTQ college students.

Women’s History Month: Women of color whose names you should know

These leaders – Black, Latina, Asian, Arab, Native American – in varied fields, broke both gender and racial barriers as they made history.

How This Queer Women’s Tech Organization Is Resisting President Trump

What I Learned at MBLGTACC, My First LGBTQ Conference

February 2017

Black Lives Matter is shining a harsh light on racism in Toronto-and pissing off some powerful people

Black Lives Matter co-founder tackles local and national issues in Bradley speech

Black Lives Matter Leader Stops in Peoria

Google pledges $11.5 million to racial justice innovators across the U.S.

Patrisse Cullors – Lesbians Who Tech

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder at Bradley University

An Interview with Patrisse Cullors: Preview Conn’s Black Heritage Month Keynote

Black Lives Matter co-founder to speak at Bradley

Revolution Beyond Blue Bubbles

Patrisse Cullors of #BlackLivesMatter speaks to packed house at Englert

Q+A: Patrisse Cullors, Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter co-founder hosts discussion in Honolulu

Celebrating Black History Month: the men and women blazing a trail in STEM and modern culture

Using art for social justice

How the Black Lives Matter movement is mobilizing against Trump

A sit-down with Black Lives Matter co-founders Alicia Garza and Patrisse Cullors

‘We have nothing to lose but our chains,’ #BlackLivesMatter organizer speaks in Iowa City

Patrisse Cullors and Robert Ross – The Resilient World We’re Building Now –

Trump’s tough talk continues over Australian refugees

All Black Everything

At UC Riverside event Black Lives Matter founders urges unity during Trump era

January 2017

How YOU Can Help Immigrants and Refugees Targeted By Trump’s Muslim Ban

Future Black History Month: Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors & Opal Tometi

Trump’s Ban Is Hurting Some Victims of Terrorism

BLM’s ‘Mark Yourself Unsafe’ Feature Is A Powerful Tool In President Trump’s America

Black people can now mark themselves ‘unsafe’ in America

BLM Uses Facebook’s ‘Safety Check’ To Declare That We’re In A State Of Crisis

New Black Lives Matter App Lets You Mark Yourself as ‘Unsafe’ in America for Being Black

Black Lives Matter launches tool that lets you mark yourself “unsafe” and black in America

Black Lives Matter: birth of a movement | Wesley Lowery

Has History “Sanitized” King’s Words? Inside the Push to #ReclaimMLK Day

Watch: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy Offers More Than Nonviolent Protests

King’s shift from dreamer to radical resonates for activists

Sold Out: Art & Racial Justice: Conversation with Patrisse Cullors & Alicia Garza, Co-founders of Black Lives Matter

Reckoning With Barack Obama’s Presidency, Eight Years After He Took Office

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