Black Lives Matter Global Network Managing Director, Kailee Scales is joined by rapper/activist/author Mysonne Linen to discuss his liberation work and how the murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Rayshard Brooks, among others, have traumatized the global community and led Mysonne and so many others around the world to take to the streets in peaceful protest.
Today, Donald Trump attributed a quote to a “Black Lives Matter leader” on his social media. We have traced these comments to Hawk Newsome. Hawk Newsome has no relation to the Black Lives Matter Global Network (“BLM”) founded by Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi — and is not the “president” of BLM or any of its chapters.
Now more than ever, we must highlight and celebrate the rich history of our community and our culture. In the last few days, cities and companies across the country have declared Juneteenth a holiday. Just like our lives, our HISTORY matters, including why Juneteenth is rooted in joy and is a call for liberation for the Black community.
The taping of the program was completed prior to the killing of George Floyd. The original BET air date was May 29, 2020. Black Lives Matter Global Network Managing Director, Kailee Scales is joined by renowned physician, author, and philosopher, Deepak Chopra, M.D. to discuss how our minds effect our health and share ways to calm ourselves from stress, trauma, and fears and to see past the chaos.
Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLM Global Network Foundation), a US nonprofit global organization active in the US, UK, and Canada is grateful for the generosity and support of donors and is pleased to announce a $6.5 million fund to support grassroots organizing work. This fund is available to all chapters affiliated with the BLM Global Network Foundation. Starting July 1, 2020, affiliated chapters may apply for unrestricted grant funding of up to $500,000 in multi-year grants.