D.C. Statehood Is a Racial Justice Issue

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D.C. statehood is a racial justice issue. Most folks don’t realize that the argument against statehood is rooted in anti-Black racism ‐ but it is. And it dates all the way back to the reconstruction era (right after the Civil War), when Black residents in D.C. were granted significant political influence…

25,000 Signatures. 4,000 Tweets. 29 Lawmakers. And More…

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The 1033 Program upholds white supremacy by selling military weapons to law enforcement around the country — that’s why last month, we came together to demand that President Biden #End1033. Here’s what we accomplished together…

Ma’Khia Bryant

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At the exact same time the verdict of Derek Chauvin was being read for murdering George Floyd, police wasted no time in senselessly taking another Black child. Ma’Khia Bryant. We say her name…

Derek Chauvin Verdict

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George Floyd should be here. We mourn as his family mourns and support them in finding solace and accountability through the guilty verdict — because like countless others, they have been put in a position that they did not deserve…

Demilitarize Our Neighborhoods

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April 30th marks President Biden’s 100th day as president — and we’ve got a major demand for him before that deadline: Demilitarize our neighborhoods and end 1033. Here’s what you need to know: The Law Enforcement Support Office, known as the 1033 Program, allows the transfer of surplus military-grade equipment to local law enforcement agencies across the country. It includes school and campus police, too…

Support for Daunte Wright’s Loved Ones and Community

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There are no accidents in police terror and white supremacy. We say his name. Daunte Wright. Like we’ve seen time and again, peaceful protesters have been met with tear gas and riot gear from police. The police have done nothing but meet a hurting community with violence…

The Latest on Our Efforts in Bessemer

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After years of Amazon workers fighting for better treatment and better pay, Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama, are on the verge of a revolutionary moment. Black Lives Matter is proud to be in solidarity with the countless workers in Bessemer and throughout the entire country who are fighting to unionize their workplaces…

Sign the Petition: Pass Medicare for All

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Medicare for All is an important step toward creating a more equitable and fair system — so that whether you live in the suburbs in New Jersey or in a rural, small town in the South, you will be guaranteed quality, affordable health care. Whether you’re poor or rich has no impact on your access to care. Whether your employer provides excellent health care benefits, or doesn’t…

Our Movement Is #SoMuchMore

From the time historian Carter Woodson created Negro History Week in 1926 up through today’s celebration of Black History Month, the goal has always been to recognize Black Americans’ prolific contributions that had been ignored, dismissed or diminished in textbooks and popular culture…