#ExpandTheCourt

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This month marks the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade — the landmark Supreme Court decision which guaranteed the right to choose and ensured the reproductive rights of women are protected by law. But here’s the thing: The Roe decision was never intended to be the ceiling, because it’s the floor. We shouldn’t be rolling back on abortion rights, but progressing forward

Statement Regarding the Ongoing Trial of Jussie Smollett

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As abolitionists, we approach situations of injustice with love and align ourselves with our community. Because we got us. So let’s be clear: we love everybody in our community. It’s not about a trial or a verdict decided in a white supremacist charade, it’s about how we treat our community when corrupt systems are working to devalue their lives…

#BuildBlack by Supporting These Orgs This Giving Tuesday

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Today is Giving Tuesday, a day for us to generously give and unleash the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. Today, we’re bringing to light just how much these innovative organizations do for our communities on a day-to-day basis, as their work speaks volumes about the complexity and importance of our fight for Black lives…

Black Xmas

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As we prepare ourselves for the holiday season, we are bombarded with ads that seek to whip us up into a consumerist frenzy. Black Friday sales are being rolled out weeks in advance of Thanksgiving and, at every turn, white-supremacist-capitalism is telling us to spend our money on things that we don’t need, to reap profits for corporations…

People’s Response Act Day Videos

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Watch videos from the first-ever People’s Response Act (PRA) Day. Hear from members of congress, national advocates, and local organizers on how the People’s Response Act pushes their vision forward, and why we need to all get on board…

Black Lives Matter Joins Civil Rights Organizations to Host the People’s Response Act Day to Highlight Importance of Transforming Public Safety

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Today on November 17 starting at 9:00am PT/12:00pm ET, Black Lives Matter (BLM) will join Color of Change, Essie Justice Group, Movement 4 Black Lives, and Civil Rights Corps to host the People’s Response Act Day, which includes a series of events to raise awareness, discuss new visions for public safety, and garner support for the People’s Response Act (PRA) legislation…

“The Body: Grief, Lament, and Joy in COVID Times” Webinar

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Our healers examine loss, and the multiple ways we hold grief in our spirit and body. What are dimensions of grief? What are some ways in which grief is expressed and released through lament? And, we highlight healing practices that can support our grieving processes over time while we hold space for joy…

Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Huey P. Newton and the Black Panther Party

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On October 24th, Black Lives Matter organizers and members of the BLM Youth Vanguard joined with Black Panther Party alumni, Black Power movement visionaries, leaders, artists, luminaries, residents, and freedom-loving people from around the globe for the unveiling of the Dr. Huey P. Newton Memorial Statue…

We Urgently Need a Transformative Approach to Public Safety

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For far too long, this country has advanced systems of oppression that are detrimental to Black people. It’s beyond time for that to change. Just look at public safety. If the current system was actually designed to protect our communities, Black people could be thriving — not just merely surviving…