Black Lives Matter Announces Support for The People’s Response Act

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Last week, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), along with Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Jan Schakowsky (IL-06), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), families impacted by state-sanctioned violence, Shalomyah Bowers (Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation Board Member), and movement leaders reintroduced the People’s Response Act, seminal legislation that would push forward an inclusive, holistic, and health-centered approach to public safety by creating a public safety division within the United States Department of Human Health and Services — because communities and experts agree that public safety is a matter of public health.

Response from BLMGNF’s Lawyer to Melina Abdullah and BLM Grassroots Lawsuit

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The allegation in the September 1, 2022 complaint filed by Melina Abdullah and BLM Grassroots that Shalomyah Bowers and Bowers Consulting Firm siphoned more than $10 million of donors’ money from Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is completely false. Either Melina Abdullah and BLM Grassroots blatantly and intentionally lied with this allegation in order to garner salacious news headlines, or they simply failed to do their due diligence before making such a wild and unfounded accusation. Either is simply unacceptable…

The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation Board of Directors’ Response Statement to Melina Abdullah and BLM Grassroots’ Press Conference

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We should be focused on the work — the work of liberation and Black joy. Instead, we face, yet again, another round of struggle for “control” of one organization. This time, by people who say they love Black people and center abolitionist values but whose actions are furthest from our principles of courageous conversations, reconciliation, and finding pathways for peace and understanding…

Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation Statement on Supreme Court Ruling Overturning Roe

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Today, the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, opening the door to statewide bans and subsequent rulings that will harm Black people disproportionately. This decision is one of several this week designed to limit freedom in service of a white supremacist and patriarchal agenda. As a Black liberation movement organization, the fall of Roe will open the door to further criminalization of Black people…