What Matters Ep. 5: Talking Activism with Bubba Wallace

What Matters Web Series Ep. 5

Black Lives Matter Global Network Managing Director, Kailee Scales is joined by NASCAR race car driver Bubba Wallace to discuss how he got into race car driving and what it’s been like being the only full-time Black NASCAR driver.

Hear Directly from the BLMGNF Board Members!

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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…

Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation Statement on Supreme Court Ruling Overturning Roe

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Today, the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, opening the door to statewide bans and subsequent rulings that will harm Black people disproportionately. This decision is one of several this week designed to limit freedom in service of a white supremacist and patriarchal agenda. As a Black liberation movement organization, the fall of Roe will open the door to further criminalization of Black people…

The Young Lord Organization

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We’ve been celebrating Latinx Heritage Month through our 4-part email series and webinar. To commemorate 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. For part 3 of our 4 part email series, HBCU Palante talks terminology of AfroLatinx to AfroLatine and The Young Lord Organization…

August 21: #Black August Day of Black Power

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Black August honors Black freedom fighters — past and present — many of whom were killed by the state or imprisoned for defending Black lives. August 21st itself marks three key moments in Black history…

Black Lives Matter Global Network Launches New MLK Artist Series

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As MLK famously said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” On Monday, Black Lives Matter Global Network will launch its newest arts and culture endeavor centering life, love, joy, rest, and pleasure…

Black Lives Matter Co-Founders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi Named to TIME’s Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World

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Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLM Global Network Foundation) is elated to announce that TIME has named our co-founders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi to the 2020 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. This esteemed accomplishment amplifies and celebrates the hard work, commitment, and dedication of our trailblazing leaders in the everyday fight against inequalities and injustices throughout the world.

Black Lives Matter Joins AfroPunk Atlanta for Carnival of Consciousness

Atlanta, GA – Black Lives Matter Global Network, Black Lives Matter Atlanta, and co-Founder Patrisse Cullors joins AfroPunk Atlanta for the third annual Carnival of Consciousness. At this year’s festival, Black Lives Matter will be programming activities, conducting…

Video: Centering Blacktivisim

After the 90th #Oscars, during which Andra Day and Common performed “Stand Up For Something” and centered activists and movements from across the world, the Black Lives Matter Global Network released this powerful new video about our Network,…