Abolitionists Still Have Work to Do in America July 30, 2017. The Guardian. The term “abolitionist” may have historic roots but it’s just as relevant today as it was during the Civil War. In fact, abolitionists are likely more important now than they have ever been. Patrisse Cullors takes a look at why some steps

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Trump’s Election Means More Police Brutality Towards Black People November 11, 2016. The Guardian. As soon as Donald Trump was elected, Patrisse Cullors foresaw the effects of his presidency on police brutality towards black people. She reflects on a nationwide history of Black communities being terrorized, realizes its potential for only getting worse, and resolves

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Obama Says Black Lives Matter. But He Doesn’t Ensure They Do July 16, 2016. The Guardian. Obama should have been a consistently strong ally, but there were occasions when he let down Black communities. Patrisse writes about a disturbing and uncomfortable experience watching him refuse to offer meaningful solutions at a town hall meeting. Click

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Black Votes Matter to White House Hopefuls, but Not Black Lives July 19, 2016. The Guardian. As primaries heated up for the 2016 presidential election, Patrisse Cullors reflects on the fact that white house hopefuls are eager to get Black votes, but not support Black lives. Posturing for support isn’t enough; real change needs to

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The Counted/ The Black People Killed By Police Are Just One Piece of a Larger Structural Problem June 12, 2015. The Guardian. Chronicling the numbers of Black people killed by police is a step towards forcing law enforcement to become accountable for police officer misconduct. But that’s only part of the equation: we also have

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Black Lives Matter Co-founder Patrisse Cullors On Its Six-Year Anniversary July 17, 2019. Teen Vogue. Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, looks back on the six-year anniversary of the abolitionist organization. She speaks about what inspired her to co-found BLM with Opal Tometi and Alicia Garza, and how the movement continues to lead the

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Black Lives Matter in Australia: Wherever Black People Are, There Is Racism – and Resistance November 01, 2017. The Guardian. Black Lives Matter is not confined to America. Wherever there are Black people, there is racism. Patrisse Cullors and Rodney Diverlus write about their time in Australia and how they are encouraging the government to

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Eric Garner didn’t get justice in our system. Let’s build one in which others do. July 17, 2019. USA Today. Eric Garner died at the hands of a police officer choking him on July 17, 2014. Although he pleaded for his life, his death is one more in a rapidly-increasing line-up of proof that the

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There are a handful of historical women of color whose names we all know due to their bravery and significance as activists. Harriet Tubman. Rosa Parks. Ida B. Wells. Angela Davis. These figures were not alone in their fervor and fight for equality, but their resistance to oppression was so bold they could not be

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