Happy Birthday, Breonna

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Share your birthday wish for Breonna today, on her 27th birthday. Help us write one collective love letter to a woman who should be spending this day in the loving company of friends, family, her boyfriend, and her EMT colleagues

A Moment of Silence for George Floyd

Eight Minutes, 46 Seconds

Eight minutes, 46 seconds. That’s how long a police officer kept his knee on George Floyd’s neck. George Floyd struggled, pleading for his life: “I can’t breathe,” until he drew his final breaths, calling for his mother. Today, at 3:45 p.m. ET / 12:45 p.m. PT, we will be silent for 8 minutes, 46 seconds — to remember George Floyd as Minneapolis gathers for his memorial service.

#DefundThePolice

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Enough is enough. Our pain, our cries, and our need to be seen and heard resonate throughout this entire country. We demand acknowledgment and accountability for the devaluation and dehumanization of Black life at the hands of the police. We call for radical, sustainable solutions that affirm the prosperity of Black lives.

What Matters Ep. 3: Coronavirus — Answering Public Health Concern with Dr. Cedric Dark

What Matters Web Series Ep. 3

Black Lives Matter Managing Director, Kailee Scales is joined by Dr. Cedric Dark, Professor at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas to answer public health questions and concerns about the novel virus, COVID-19, and its disproportionate effects on Black communities. Dr. Dark and Scales explore racial health disparities across our nation, with Black people having less access to healthcare and statistically higher rates of diabetes and heart disease.

What Matters Ep. 1: Exploring the Media’s Role in COVID-19 with Marc Lamont Hill

What Matters Web Series Ep. 1

Activist and acclaimed author Marc Lamont Hill and Black Lives Matter Global Network, Managing Director, Kailee Scales discuss the media’s responsibility in COVID-19 reporting, and how the Coronavirus media coverage aided in the misinformation circulated within Black communities. Scales and Hill discuss the inequities in the American Health System, preparedness, and the impact on our social, judicial, and financial systems.

Black Lives Matter Global Network Responses to COVID-19 Ethnicity Data

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For decades, we have been fighting to improve the material conditions of our lives. We have fought against and worked to overcome systemic racism, economic inequality, and mass incarceration. Now, during a global pandemic, the impact of this bias is clearer than ever.

Coronavirus Prevention

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As the coronavirus spread across the globe, the United States had two months to prepare — and our federal government squandered it. We were already at a disadvantage after the CDC rapid response taskforce was disbanded as a result of the 2017 Trump Tax Cut — and then Trump dug us further into a hole when he decided to follow his “hunches” about the seriousness of the situation instead of listening to the experts.