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August 2017

People Decry Hate After Charlottesville | EQUAL VOICE NEWS

SEATTLE (AP) – Protesters decrying hatred and racism converged around the country, saying they felt compelled to counteract the white supremacist rally that spiraled into deadly violence in Virginia. The gatherings Sunday spanned from anti-fascist protests in San Francisco to a march to President Donald Trump’s home in New York.

BLM: ‘Charlottesville Is A Confirmation’ Of The Everyday Violence Black People Endure

Black Lives Matter leaders are all too familiar with the racism that breeds in America, leading many within the organization to see the hate expressed by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday as no surprise. “The white supremacist violence we are witnessing in Charlottesville is not new,” the social justice organization wrote in a statement published to its Facebook page on Saturday.

When Arguing With ‘White Nonsense’ Gets Too Exhausting, Ask These Volunteers To Step In

With sworn white supremacists and neo-Nazis marching in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend, even the most privileged of Americans have been forced to confront the nation’s deep roots of racism. Unfortunately, a lot of them are doing so in a cringe-inducing – if not downright offensive or dangerous – way.

Black Men Assaulted By White Supremacists Speak Out To Denounce America’s Racism

One woman was killed and more than a dozen people were injured as a result of Saturday’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Among those injured were two black men, both of whom were captured on camera in the moments that they were assaulted.

Black Lives Matter Cofounder Patrisse Cullors Says We Shouldn’t Be Shocked by Charlottesville

Almost a week ago, I set up a phone interview with Black Lives Matter cofounder Patrisse Cullors for the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 14. By that morning, our interview had taken on a new kind of urgency and direction.

Co-founder of Black Lives Matter speaks after attack in Charlottesville

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Black Lives Matter Founder Claims Hate Speech Isn’t Protected By First Amendment

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A Black Lives Matter founder on its evolution, future – and Trump

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors discusses the movement’s evolution, future, its response to President Trump and more. (Provided) Black Lives Matter founders Opal Tometi, Patrisse Cullors and Alicia Garza at the 2016 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in November.


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Analysis: How “toxic masculinity” fuels transgender victimization

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s surprising announcement on Twitter that he was banning transgender people from the military, many comedians roasted the president for his decision. On the popular morning radio show “The Breakfast Club,” however, standup comic Lil Duval took a position where he appeared to have more in common with Christian conservatives peddling anti-transgender bathroom bills than his fellow funnymen.

Patrisse Cullors talks BLM, police reform and why we need to support black trans women

On Friday, Black Lives Matter cofounder Patrisse Cullors sat down with Mic in a to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement, its reputation across the world, as well as transgender support within the black community. Facebook live video In 2013, Cullors, along with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi, started the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag and subsequent movement to combat police brutality .

Campaigners for Black Lives: BLM Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors Discusses the State of the Movement by sojournertruthradio

In the latest installment of our weekly “Campaigners for Black Lives” series, we are joined by Patrisse Cullors, artist, organizer and co-founder of Black Lives Matter.

July 2017

Dear Men of “The Breakfast Club”: Trans Women Aren’t a Prop, Ploy, or Sexual Predators

I was not naïve when I entered the TriBeCa studio of “The Breakfast Club,” a hip-hop radio show that bills itself as “the world’s most dangerous morning show,” hosted by Angela Yee, Charlamagne tha God, and DJ Envy, on July 18.

Abolitionists still have work to do in America | Patrisse Cullors

What does it look like to build a city, state or nation invested in communities thriving rather than their death and destruction? To ask this question is the first act of an abolitionist. I am an abolitionist. What does this mean?

New website wants tips on bad sheriff’s deputies

Video: YouTube/Jasmyne Cannick LOS ANGELES – After California’s 2nd District Court of Appeal’s decision to uphold a lower court’s injunction blocking Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell from releasing to prosecutors a list of 300 sheriff’s deputies with a history of misconduct, Los Angeles watchdog group Dignity and Power Now, that fights for the dignity and power of incarcerated people, their families, and communities, is asking the public to submit tips on bad sheriff’s deputies still on the job.

Advocacy groups want L.A. sheriff to tell prosecutors about problem deputies

One court after another has ruled that a secret list of about 300 Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies who have lied, stolen, tampered with evidence, and committed other misconduct must remain confidential. But some groups across the state are still pushing for the names to be handed over to prosecutors.

Net Neutrality: The Social Justice Issue of Our Time – Public Knowledge

Blogs Net Neutrality Democracy has become a daily visceral online experience. When Philando Castile was shot by a Minnesota police officer his girlfriend’s first instinct was to start broadcasting. Diamond Reynolds chose to live-stream the aftermath of the shooting on Facebook Live, sharing the graphic cries of her four-year-old daughter with over 3.2 million viewers.

Colin Kaepernick, Michael Vick, and the fallacy of respectability politics

As the Civil Rights movement reached a crescendo in 1963, James Baldwin published a masterful collection of essays and a litany of thoughts examining a continued euphemism called “The Negro Problem.” The Fire Next Time is a multi-point dissection of the plight the black body undergoes while being American, partly dictated to his teenage nephew.

Why Net Neutrality Is a Working-Class Issue

You might have noticed your browsing experience was interrupted by a call-to-action on Wednesday, July 12. Amazon, Netflix, Etsy, OKCupid and hundreds of other sites covered their loading pages with banners and images asking you to save the internet.

What’s behind the fight over LA sheriff’s deputies’ identities

The names of approximately 300 Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies involved in serious misconduct must be kept confidential and may not be handed over to prosecutors, a state appeals court ruled this week.

This Black Lives Matter chapter just clapped back at the NRA with a biting ad of its own

The National Rifle Association of America must stop airing its controversial ads that blast the Black Lives Matter movement and call for violence in response to their resistance, activists from a chapter in Los Angeles said on Friday. In a video response first shared with Mic , activists labeled the NRA’s ad as “dangerous propaganda” meant to incite “gun-toting racists.”

Essence Magazine Honors Patrisse Cullors with ‘Woke Award’ Last Weekend

Over the weekend, Patrisse Cullors, a senior fellow at MomsRising, an online and on-the ground multicultural organization of moms and their families with more than a million members in the US, was honored at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival with the ‘Woke Award,’ celebrating her commitment to the Black Lives Matter movement as well as her tireless efforts in bringing justice and equality into conversations across national platforms. In her acceptance speech, Cullors explained: “We are living under an evil government.

Amid ‘Devastating’ Progress Nationally, Black Lives Matter Engages Local Causes

It’s been almost four years since Patrisse Khan-Cullors helped birth the hashtag #blacklivesmatter. Those three words gained national attention for demonstrations against police brutality and grew into a movement. But progress has been slow, admits Khan-Cullors, a Los Angeles-based activist who co-founded the Black Lives Matter Network.

The Thing That Gives Ava DuVernay And Patrisse Cullors Hope: Black People

The ESSENCE Fest Woke Woman honorees believe in the resilience of Black folk during difficult times. Hope can sometimes appear fleeting in these social and political times. But for director Ava DuVernay and Black Lives Matter co-founder and activist Patrisse Cullors, the Black community is a constant reminder that hope does exist and will continue to exist.

June 2017

Black Lives Matter wins international peace prize award

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from NorthStarNewsToday.com The Sydney Peace Foundation, an initiative of the University of Sydney in Australia and the City of Sydney, has awarded its 2017 Peace Prize to the Blacks Lives Matter movement in the United States for bringing awareness to extrajudicial police murders of unarmed black men and women.

#ResistMarch – Patrisse Cullors and Chris Jackson – Black Lives Matter with intro by Chris Rock

This video is about #ResistMarch – Patrisse Cullors and Chris Jackson – Black Lives Matter with intro by Chris Rock

Jefferson Awards gala held in Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C.- A Cincinnati woman was among five people to receive top honors during the national Jefferson Awards Foundation banquet Thursday night in Washington. Recipients were celebrated for the significant impact they had in their communities. Receiving a Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award for Outstanding Public Service was Suzy DeYoung, of Cincinnati.

Screen Time Is the Right Time at Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival is back for another season, this time with twice the programming. In addition to the usual Wednesday night screenings, the festival will have Monday night double features. “It’s been this desire of ours to do more, and then we said, wait a minute, why don’t we just do another night?”

Attitudes, legal standards help make police convictions rare

In the three years since fatal police shootings of unarmed black people launched the Black Lives Matter movement, few officers have been charged and none has been convicted by juries in the highest-profile deaths that inspired protests across the country. Experts cite a confluence of…

Attitudes, legal standards help make police convictions rare

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – In the three years since fatal police shootings of unarmed black people launched the Black Lives Matter movement, few officers have been charged and none has been convicted by juries in those deaths. Experts cite a confluence of factors, including racial bias, attitudes toward law enforcement and the challenge of showing precisely what an officer was thinking in a high-pressure situation.

What Happened To Black Lives Matter?

The Highlander Research and Education Center is one of the unsung mileposts of the struggle for civil rights. People like Rosa Parks, John Lewis, and Ralph Abernathy refined their organizing skills at Highlander. It was there, in 1957, that a young Martin Luther King Jr. first heard Pete Seeger sing “We Shall Overcome.”

Judge Hatchett and Son to Hold Vigil at Cedars Sinai Hospital For His Late Wife

Vigil to coincide with 41st birthday of Kyira Dixon Johnson who died hours after giving birth at Cedars-Sinai from preventable birth complications Los Angeles, Calif. – TV Judge Glenda Hatchett will join her son, Charles S.

Freedom Lecture: Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors & Janaya Khan – Vrijheidslezing On TourChinoutv | Chinoutv

Livestream 2016-12-22 – in english – Vrijheidslezing on tour Patrisse Cullors van Black Lives Matter Arminius & De Balie organiseren op 22 december de 15e Vrijheidslezing on tour: Patrisse Cullors, mede- oprichter van Black Lives Matter. 0 Cullors is kunstenaar, activist en vrijheidsstrijder.

Patrisse Khan-Cullors on iBooks

Preview and download books by Patrisse Khan-Cullors, including When They Call You a Terrorist.

Jefferson Awards Foundation Honors Joe Torre, Deval Patrick, Sheila Johnson, Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi as 2017 National Public Service Honorees

Washington, D.C., June 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Jefferson Awards Foundation, the nation’s most prestigious and longest-standing organization dedicated to powering and celebrating public service, will honor individuals and organizations making a difference in their communities and the nation at its 45 th Annual National Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

When They Call You a Terrorist | Patrisse Khan-Cullors, asha bandele | St. Martin’s Press

From one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement comes a poetic memoir and reflection on humanity. Necessary and timely, Patrisse Cullors’ story asks us to remember that protest in the interest of the most vulnerable comes from love. Leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement have been called terrorists, a threat to America.

Jefferson Awards Foundation Honors Joe Torre, Deval Patrick, Sheila Johnson, Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi as 2017 National Public Service Honorees – EconoTimes

Jefferson Awards Foundation Honors Joe Torre, Deval Patrick, Sheila Johnson, Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi as 2017 National Public Service Honorees Monday, June 12, 2017 12:00 PM UTC Washington, D.C., June 12, 2017 — The Jefferson Awards Foundation, the nation’s most prestigious and longest-standing organization dedicated to powering and celebrating public service, will honor individuals and organizations making a difference in their communities and the nation at its 45 th Annual National Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

#ChrisRock surprised the L.A. #ResistMarch crowd to introduce Patrisse Cullors, cofounder of #BlackLivesMatter.

274 Likes, 1 Comments – The Advocate Magazine (@theadvocatemag) on Instagram: “#ChrisRock surprised the L.A. #ResistMarch crowd to introduce Patrisse Cullors, cofounder of…”

Jefferson Awards Foundation Honors Joe Torre, Deval Patrick, Sheila Johnson, Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi as 2017 National Public Service Honorees

EIN News/ — Washington, D.C., June 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Jefferson Awards Foundation, the nation’s most prestigious and longest-standing organization dedicated to powering and celebrating public service, will honor individuals and organizations making a difference in their communities and the nation at its 45 th Annual National Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

From Coast to Coast, LGBT Protesters Vow Resistance to Trump

One of the signs at the Los Angeles march Thousands of people marched today in Los Angeles, D.C., and other cities around the nation to call for LGBT equality and resistance to Donald Trump and other anti-equality forces. “He’s not my president. He’s not your president!”

LA Pride weekend kicks off with Dyke March

In a new space in West Hollywood, at Sal Guarriello Veteran’s Park, several hundred lesbians and LGBTQ allies gathered Friday to kick off Pride weekend with the Dyke March down Santa Monica Blvd. “The [Dyke] march is a great way to celebrate the women in this community and to honor them.

BookExpo 2017: At PEN America First Amendment Panel, Different Takes On Protecting Speech

BookExpo and PEN America’s joint panel on Thursday afternoon, “The First Amendment Resistance,” found activists and speech advocates from various industries debating the ethical and civil responsibilities writers and publishers have in an era of partisan enmity and so-called alternative facts. The event opened with a video montage comparing President Donald J.

Black Lives Matter to Be Awarded Peace Prize for Promoting Justice and Equality

The Black Lives Matter social justice group will be given a peace prize later this year by the Sydney Peace Foundation, Newsweek reported on Wednesday. The foundation, established in 1998, recognizes “the world’s most important leaders for peace,” according to its website.

The Capitol, Black Lives Matter, and Gentrification in San Francisco | KPFA

On today’s episode, hosts Cat Brooks and Mitch Jeserich talk to state capitol correspondent Christopher Martinez about the measures that were and were not passed in Sacramento on Friday June 2, including single payer healthcare. Then, the hosts speak with Patrisse Cullors, one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter, about an attempted robbery and murder …

What are you doing for Pride?

‘Lesbians to Watch Out For: ’90s L.A. Activism,’ Jun 2 – @ 7pm – 9 PM. Opening reception for on view through June 30. ( Plummer Park, Long Hall, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. ). This year marks the 24th anniversary of the National Dyke March in Washington DC and the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Lesbian Avengers.

Founders of Black Lives Matter to Receive Sydney Peace Prize

THE FOUNDERS of the Black Lives Matter movement will be awarded at this year’s Sydney Peace Prize. The award, which Australia’s Sydney University has offered since 1998, will honour Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tomet, who founded the movement following the death of Trayvon Martin and and the acquittal of his killer, George Zimmerman.

May 2017

Black Lives Matter Wins Global Peace Prize

Black Lives Matter is in the news, but fortunately in this instance not for yet another Black life needlessly lost. The founders of the movement’s formal organization have been awarded a global peace prize.

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice honors frontline activism

“How many people here have been tear gassed?” out ESPN/CNN contributor LZ Granderson asked the audience at the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice’s fourth annual Fueling the Frontlines Awards. The question might have seemed jarring at any other LGBT fundraiser.

One City One Pride: A Month of Art, Theater, Film and Activities

The city of West Hollywood’s One City One Pride offers an entire month of art, theater, films and activities, many of which are free, surrounding the annual gay pride festivities happening the weekend of June 9-11.

Black Lives Matter Just Won Sydney Peace Prize. It’s Time To Stop Calling It A Hate Group.

Awarding the founding members the Sydney Peace Prize affirms the goals and the work accomplished by BLM so far have been crucial to any modern peace-building initiative. The founders of The Black Lives Matter Movement – Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi – will be receiving the Sydney Peace Prize.

It was quite a week for toxic masculinity | Jessica Valenti

If there was ever a week to remind you how much toxic masculinity underpins the Republican party – this was it. Trump pushed Montenegro’s prime minister (complete with self-satisfied smirk) and Montana’s newest congressional representative won his seat despite having assaulted a Guardian reporter – a move Rush Limbaugh lauded as “manly”.

Freedom Lecture: Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors – VrijheidslezingChinoutv | Chinoutv

Livestream 2016-12-20 – in english – Patrisse Cullors, mede-oprichter van Black Lives Matter, houdt samen met Janaya Khan, medeoprichter van Black Lives Matter Toronto, de 15e Vrijheidslezing in De Balie. Patrisse Cullors is kunstenaar, activist en vrijheidsstrijder. Janaya Khan is spreker, schrijver en activist.

Patrisse Cullors and Robert Ross – The Spiritual Work of Black Lives Matter by On Being Studios

Black Lives Matter co-founder and artist Patrisse Cullors presents a luminous vision of the spiritual core of Black Lives Matter and a resilient world in the making. She joins Dr. Robert Ross, a physician and philanthropist on the cutting edge of learning how trauma can be healed in bodies and communities.

Black Lives Matter founders to be awarded 2017 Sydney Peace Prize

Black Lives Matter founders Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi will be awarded the Sydney Peace Prize in November. The prize, which has been awarded since 1998, is Australia’s international peace prize. The three women began Black Lives Matter in 2013 with the social media hashtag #BlackLivesMatter after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a black Florida teenager.

Black Lives Matter Honored With ‘Peace Prize’

Black Lives Matter is set to receive a “peace award” to highlight the group’s work to bring about change in a non-violent way, a foundation announced Monday. The Sydney Peace Foundation will give the award to the movement’s founders Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi and Alicia Garza in November, reports the Guardian.

Black Lives Matter gets the global recognition it deserves

It’s a modern-day civil rights movement that has firm roots in the African-American community, but Black Lives Matter has deservedly received international recognition. Namely in Australia, where the Black Lives Matter Global Network has been awarded this year’s Sydney Peace Prize, which recognises “leading global voices that promote peace, justice and nonviolence.”

Black Lives Matter Just Became The First Movement To Win Sydney’s Peace Prize

“Imagine if we actually lived in a world where black lives matter. What would it look like, what would it take?” The organisers of the Sydney Peace Prize have announced that this year’s recipient is the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States.

Black Lives Matter: ‘We’re trying to re-imagine humanity’ – Behind the Lines podcast

Calla Wahlquist talks to Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter and Indigenous Australian activist Latoya Rule, whose brother Wayne Morrison died in custody in South Australia last year.

Black Lives Matter awarded 2017 Sydney peace prize

The human rights movement Black Lives Matter has won this year’s Sydney peace prize. The movement, which was founded in the US by Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi in 2012 after the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the murder of black teenager Trayvon Martin, will be honoured in Sydney in November.

2017 Black Lives Matter

For the Founders, Black Lives Matter Network is not ‘just ‘ about extrajudicial killings and police reform. Rather, it is an intervention: Black Lives Matter demands that American society reconsider how it values black lives by identifying where and how black life is cut short by the state, whether in viral videos of police brutality, the self-fulfilling prophecy of the criminal justice system, or in areas where black communities disproportionally face homelessness, poverty and economic disparity.

Changing The Fabric Of America Will Take All Of Us

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors on the importance of embracing identity politics, intersectionality and how to propel the movement to protect all Black lives forward. Following the 2016 Presidential election, critics on both sides of the aisle claimed that a focus on “identity politics” resulted in the election of Donald Trump.

Sheriff David Clarke is a dangerous bigot. He must be resisted at every turn | Patrisse Cullors

Sheriff David Clarke of Milwaukee – a firebrand who has called Black Lives Matter a “terrorist” and “hate” group – announced this week that he will be serving as the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Partnership and Engagement. The Department of Homeland Security has yet to confirm the appointment.

Some Advice to the ‘Newly Woke’ on Joining the Resistance

Reaching thousands of people online and an exuberant live audience at Twitter’s headquarters in New York, actress America Ferrera and Cosmpolitan.com invited a panel of activists to discuss how to resist and organize in our new political reality.

25,000 People Just Watched America Ferrera Encourage a Culture of Activism

The day after the election, Patrisse Cullors was ready to leave. Cullors, a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, had a new baby and was deeply concerned about how the incoming Trump administration would affect her family’s safety. After a couple of weeks, though, she was ready to fight back.

In the Age of Trump, BLM Pivots to Local Politics and Joins the Majority

May 4, 2017; Washington Post Black Lives Matter activists say the movement has entered a new phase where the strategic focus is policy change, particularly at the local level. The movement launched in 2012 after the death of Trayvon Martin in Florida as an ideological and political intervention to affirm the lives of Black people.

Groups raise $20,000 bail for ‘National Mama’s Bail Out Day’ and mother of 6 – MyNewsLA.com

Three community groups pooled their resources and came up with $20,000 bail to allow a mother of six to spend Mother’s Day with her children, the groups’ spokeswoman said Saturday. The effort by The Los Angeles Community Action Network (LACAN), Dignity and Power Now (DPN), and a New Way of Life was a part of a nationwide campaign called National Mama’s Bail Out Day, said the group’s spokeswoman Jasmyne Cannick.

The killing of Jordan Edwards shows again how black males – even children – are viewed as a threat

The car drove away from the high school house party, down a street in a Dallas suburb dotted with single-level brick homes, when the police officer raised his rifle and fired. A bullet tore through the front passenger window, killing an unarmed 15-year-old: Jordan Edwards.

Female Politicos Gather At Emily’s List Gala

Among those on the list to receive We Are EMILY awards were activists, advocates and organizers. They included Janaye Ingram, Jehmu Green, Patrisse Cullors, Higher Heights founders Glynda Carr and Kimberly Peeler-Allen, Aisha Moodie Mills, to name a few.

Post-screening Q&A with Patrisse Cullors: “Do Not Resist” by Hammer Museum

Watch Hammer Museum’s Post-screening Q&A with Patrisse Cullors: “Do Not Resist” on Livestream.com. Post-screening discussion of “Do Not Resist” with Patrisse Cullors will be livestreamed after the screening, at approximately 9:00pm.

April 2017

This year’s May Day protests aren’t just about labor

Activists of all stripes are teaming up to resist Trump’s policies.

The Unrelenting Fight For Black Lives 25 Years After The LA Riots

Alicia Garza was just 11 years old when riots erupted in the streets of Los Angeles 25 years ago ― but her memories of the events that unfolded are vivid. Garza, who is one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter, was born and raised in the Bay Area and currently lives in Oakland, California.

Unnecessary Force – What Will Policing Look Like Under Trump?

MINNEAPOLIS- The effect of police brutality on black communities in the United States is well-documented. Under President Donald Trump, who marked his first day as president by vowing to end what he called a ” dangerous anti-police atmosphere ,” this form of abuse will likely continue with little to no consequences for those guilty of perpetrating it.

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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