On Tuesday, December 18, 2018 the U.S. Senate passed a criminal justice reform bill in an 87-12 vote. The bill, known as the FIRST STEP Act, or H.R 5682 is a bipartisan prison reform bill passed by the U.S. House Read More
Recently, the Senate Intelligence Committee issued two reports regarding Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential campaign by the Internet Research Agency, a Russian organization that is reported to have created fake accounts registered on major social networking sites. The reports Read More
Black Lives Matter Global Network and its members are proud to acknowledge and celebrate the work and leadership of co-founders Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi, and Patrisse Khan-Cullors. As of January 2018, both Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi will discontinue to Read More
Black Lives Matter Los Angeles is the first chapter to form in what is now the global network. Organizers who are among the original members of Black Lives Matter poured into the streets on July 13, 2013, the day that Read More
In 2013, three radical Black organizers—Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi—created a Black-centered political will and movement building project called #BlackLivesMatter. It was in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman.
The project is now a Read More