Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors on Mass Incarceration: ‘Our Everyday Lives Are Criminalized’
In August of 2017, a leaked report from the FBI’s counter-terrorism unit identified a new group of domestic terrorists: Black Identity Extremists. The issue with this designation, of course, was that it essentially labeled Black activists-like those involved in the Black Lives Matter movement, who non-violently protest systemic racism and seek to end the unjust murder of Black people by police- a danger to public safety.
It has been only three short years since I had the idea to investigate the “how” behind people’s accomplishments in a highly visible digital series. As hardship is a fact of life, everyone, at one time or another, will go through some sort of struggle.
For the past 27 years, Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards has honored game changers, rule breakers, and trailblazers. This year’s class of extraordinary women is no exception.
CHOICE/LESS – Transgender, Latinx, Poly, and Pregnant: ‘I’ll Love My Child Without Conditions’ – Rewire
Patrisse Cullors joins CHOICE/LESS again this week, and this time she’s talking to one of Racha’s clients, Alex Alvarez, about his decision to get pregnant and how he plans to parent. An edited excerpt: Jenn Stanley: Patrisse, how do you know Alex, and what are you hoping that listeners take away from his story?
The visit of the founders of Black Lives Matter to accept the Sydney peace prize should be leveraged by First Nations, indeed by all people of colour in Australia plus our allies and advocates, as a mechanism to have our agendas infiltrate mainstream forums at an international level and work towards redressing the raft of issues that affect us.
The Black Lives Matter movement started from a social media hashtag used by three black women who, four years ago, wanted to start a new political conversation about police and state-sanctioned violence against black Americans.
Black Lives Matter Global Network (BLM) accepted the prestigious Sydney Peace Prize on Thursday night at Town Hall for their activism for racial equality- a movement that has resonated with indigenous people in Australia.
A Black Lives Matter co-founder called on Australians to make a courageous stand and heal the nation’s racial problems and said Wednesday the U.S.-based movement was committed to the global struggle of the black race and solidarity with Australia’s indigenous people.
BWW Interview: Patrisse Cullors & Rodney Diverlus of BLACK LIVES MATTER: IN CONVERSATION in Melbourne
In February 2012, an unarmed African-American high-school student, Trayvon Martin, was shot dead in Sanford, Florida. His death was a flashpoint in American race relations, sparking protests across the United States and the beginning of a totally new kind of civil-rights movement: #blacklivesmatter.
Host Jenn Stanley and Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors are joined by Black midwives Racha Tahani Lawler and Debbie Allen to discuss racism in health care and midwifery, and what it means to provide maternity care and support to communities who need it the most.
SYDNEY (AP) – A Black Lives Matter co-founder called on Australians to make a courageous stand and heal the nation’s racial problems and said Wednesday the U.S.-based movement was committed to the global struggle of the black race and solidarity…
Updated November 01, 2017 20:26:16 The founders of the global civil rights movement and young black Australians talk about what Black Lives Matter means to them. Four years ago, three American women started a hashtag, #BlackLivesMatter, after a white neighbourhood watch volunteer was acquitted over the death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.
The awarding of the Sydney Peace Prize to the Black Lives Matter movement for its work highlighting American race issues is being hailed by local activists as a progressive step, but is also shining a spotlight on Australia’s own struggles with race relations. The Sydney Peace Foundation, a…
Exclusive: Ahead of receiving the Sydney Peace prize, founder of Black Lives Matter Global Network Patrisse Cullors, and Canadian lead organiser Rodney Diverlus travelled to Mildura in Victoria to meet Indigenous communities.