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