Demand Congress End Qualified Immunity

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Andrew Joseph III was a 14-year-old Black teen attending “Student Day” at the Florida State Fair in Tampa back in 2014. After sheriff deputies racially targeted, harassed, physically searched, and unjustly removed Andrew from the fair, making no attempt to contact the middle-schooler’s parents, Andrew was dropped off on the side of a busy interstate 2 miles from the fair…

Imagining Abolition

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This week marked BLM’s 8 year anniversary. Today, we’re uplifting our former executive director Patrisse Cullors. Watch to hear Patrisse’s vision of abolition, and how BLM was birthed from a passion to set us all free…

8 Years Strong

It’s been 8 years since the founding of Black Lives Matter. Born out of the collective cry for Trayvon Martin, it started as a hashtag that reignited a movement. 8 years later, we’ve grown into a global community working towards Black liberation and freedom — and still, our movement of promise is not done with the work yet. We’re not even close…

Tell Congress We Need Cori Bush’s the People’s Response Act

We shook the political foundations of the world last summer and fall by using our voices. Now we need to use them again to secure the change we marched for — by demanding our representatives pass the People’s Response Act. Will you sign our petition to get Congress to act?…

Protect the Freedom to Vote in Your State and Across the Country

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We need everyone to contact their senators NOW — regardless of their political party — to demand they vote for the For the People Act. Passing the For the People Act is an essential step in our battle against white supremacy. Use our easy tool to call your senators and demand they support our freedom to vote. Phone calls are easy and have a huge impact…

Join Our Juneteenth Weekend Events!

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For generations, we’ve celebrated Juneteenth with family gatherings, cookouts, domino and card-playing, music, laughter, and an overall feeling of Black freedom and joy. Juneteenth celebrates our Blackness by honoring our Ancestors, affirming ourselves and our people, creating space for Black joy, and struggling unceasingly for freedom and justice…

What Is Juneteenth

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My family is from Beaumont, Texas. All my life, we’ve celebrated Juneteenth with family gatherings, cookouts, dominoes and card-playing, music, laughter, and an overall feeling of Black freedom and joy. In recent years, Juneteenth has risen in prominence, extending beyond Black Texans. Moments ago, President Biden signed a resolution to make Juneteenth a national holiday…