Make Juneteenth a National Holiday

Emancipation Day Celebration in Richmond, Virginia, 1905

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.

Black Lives Matter Global Network Partners with BET House Party to Speak with Deepak Chopra, M.D.

Kailee Scales and Deepak Chopra

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 Announces $6.5 Million Fund to Support Organizing Work

Black Lives Matter Logo

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.

Happy Birthday, Breonna

Photos of Breonna Taylor

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.