Join us in commemorating Black Futures Month, a visionary and forward-looking initiative inspired by Black movement leaders. This February, we’re transforming the narrative to manifest a future where every Black life matters. As we embark on this journey, our core programmatic initiative is dedicated to showcasing the multifaceted dimensions of community care, education, culture, wellness, and the profound impact of our past on the present and future.
A non-profit research group called Mapping Police Violence recently released their updated database for 2023. And while the data is imperative and meaningful — it’s also not surprising. We also must remember that this data is based on public and reported records and that there are likely countless victims of police brutality that the state has managed to cover up.
Today, Representatives Cori Bush (MO-01), Rashida Tlaib (MI-12), André Carson (IN-07), Summer Lee (PA-12), and Delia C. Ramirez (IL-03), alongside Representatives Jamaal Bowman (NY-16), Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Jonathan Jackson (IL-01), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), Ilhan Omar (MN-05), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), and Nydia Velázquez (NY-07) announced a resolution urging the Biden Administration to call for an immediate de-escalation and ceasefire in Israel and occupied Palestine, to send humanitarian aid and assistance to Gaza, and to save as many lives as possible.
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.
For BLMGNF, those relationships began 9 years ago with organizers who had a vision, and that same vision has carried the organization to incredible heights. Our board members today continue to push that envelope with their expansive backgrounds in combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation. BLMGNF is charting new horizons for Black Joy and Black liberation, and today, we want to introduce you to our Board members…
September 20th is National Voter Registration Day, so we are re-launching our voter registration website! Will you encourage an unregistered voter in your life to register to vote today? Every year, we hear, “there’s so much at stake this election!” But the fact of the matter is this: Getting Trump out of office was not the end-all-be-all. That was just the beginning…because the stakes have only gotten higher since then…