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…

President Biden Must Cancel All Student Loan Debt Now

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With a stroke of a pen, President Biden can cancel all student debt. The weight of student loan debt has caused many hardships for Americans across the country — but has had a disproportionate impact on Black students and families. All the while, for decades, Black people have been told that the way to get out of poverty and achieve middle class status is by getting a college education, but at what cost?…

October Is LGBTQ+ History Month

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Did you know that October is LGBTQ+ history month? It’s a 31-day celebration to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer achievement and influence on the world and a time to learn more about the history of LGBTQ+ rights…

Expand Postal Banking

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With federal desegregation in the early 1920s, the postal service became one of the first and largest opportunities for Black people to become a part of the middle class. Today, nearly 50% of postal workers are Black and brown folks. For the everyday Black worker, the postal service has represented the dignified, stable employment they deserve and are often refused elsewhere…

Healing Justice Webinar

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Watch “Healing Justice, Embodiment, Praxis, and Building Black Futures,” a conversation grounded in sacred practice, Black traditions, and radical freedom. What is healing justice and why is it important? What are the obstacles folks encounter? What is the future of Black healing?…

Latinx Heritage Month Is Coming to a Close

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Today marks the final email of our 4-part email series to commemorate Latinx Heritage Month. In honor of the month, we joined forces with @HBCUPalante to bring a wide-ranging look at the African Diaspora — honing in on intersectionality, specifically those of Latinx descent…