Posts Tagged #BlackLivesMatter

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Happy MLK Day! Five Facts To Refute The Sanitization Of Martin Luther King’s Legacy

It’s a metaphor for the complexities of contemporary America that a week that begins with celebrating one of the country’s most heroic Black activists will end with the inauguration of a racist, fascist, authoritarian white leader.

It’s a metaphor for the complexities of contemporary America that a week that begins with celebrating one of the country’s most heroic Black activists will end with the inauguration of a racist, fascist, authoritarian white leader.

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A Note to White Feminists Following Alton Sterling and Philando Castile’s Deaths

In the wake of the recent killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police and the following waves of Black Lives Matter protests, all white people have had to take renewed accountability for the perpetuation of racism. No less white feminists and survivors of sexual assault (like me), whose goals of ending sexual and intimate partner violence for all survivors can only be fulfilled by a simultaneous commitment to racial justice.

In the wake of the recent killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police and the following waves of Black Lives Matter protests, all white people have had to take renewed accountability for the perpetuation ...

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ICYMI: Reproductive Justice Groups Forge Alliance with Black Lives Matter

Between the release of Rihanna’s long anticipated album ANTI, Beyoncé’s “Formation”, and the return of Shonda Rhimes’ TGIT, I thought Black History month was already off to a pretty good start, with Black women leading the charge. But news of the February 9 convening of leaders from Trust Black Women, New Voices for Reproductive Justice, and Black Lives Matter proved that this month is completely LIT!

Between the release of Rihanna’s long anticipated album ANTI, Beyoncé’s “Formation”, and the return of Shonda Rhimes’ TGIT, I thought Black History month was already off to a pretty good start, with Black women leading the charge. ...

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Ferguson Activist Johnetta Elzie Covers Essence’s Black Girl Magic Issue

On ESSENCE’s February Black History Month issue, the magazine celebrates ‘#BlackGirlMagic class of 2016  with 3 different covers of Chi-raq‘s Teyonah Parris, black-ish‘s Yara Shahidi, and civil rights activist Johnetta “Netta” Elzie.

On ESSENCE’s February Black History Month issue, the magazine celebrates ‘#BlackGirlMagic class of 2016  with 3 different covers of Chi-raq‘s Teyonah Parris, black-ish‘s Yara Shahidi, and civil rights activist Johnetta “Netta” Elzie.

Faces of the Movement

New Favorite Tumblr: Faces of the Movement

With numerous powerful Moral Monday actions across the United States this week, another declared state of emergency in St. Louis, and the continued arrests and harassment of countless activists, it only makes sense to take some time and recognize the individuals who keep this work going.

With numerous powerful Moral Monday actions across the United States this week, another declared state of emergency in St. Louis, and the continued arrests and harassment of countless activists, it only makes sense to take some time ...

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Instead of trolling a lion hunter, we should #SayHerName

The recent social media onslaught against a feckless lion-killing Minnesota dentist tells us a lot about the nature — and uselessness — of online outrage, especially when directed at a single target. 

The recent social media onslaught against a feckless lion-killing Minnesota dentist tells us a lot about the nature — and uselessness — of online outrage, especially when directed at a single target. 

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An interview with #BlackLivesMatter co-founder Patrisse Cullors

As you probably heard, the #BlackRightsMatter movement staged a protest at last week’s Netroots Nation conference. During an interview of Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley by activist Jose Antonio Vargas, two women took the stage: Patrisse Cullors, one of the founders of #BlackLivesMatter, and Tia Oso, an immigration rights activist.

As you probably heard, the #BlackRightsMatter movement staged a protest at last week’s Netroots Nation conference. During an interview of Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley by activist Jose Antonio Vargas, two women took the ...

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