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The Antidote to COVID-19 is the Movement for Black Lives Policy Platform of Demands

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Editors' Choice

By White People 4 Black Lives (WP4BL) — Amidst the upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic, the national Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) has put forth a set of urgent policy demands. White People 4 Black Lives wholeheartedly endorses M4BL’s policy demands, and we pledge to fight for them — and against, in the words of M4BL’s platform preamble,the “the tragic and unnecessary theft and loss of Black life.” As white people, we…

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A protester wearing a "Black Lives Matter" earring chants slogans as she marches in Times Square in the Manhattan borough of New York City, during a protest against the death of Stephon Clark in Sacramento, California, U.S. March 28, 2018.

‘This is how you change politics’: How black activism is shaping 2020

By Editors' Choice

Black organizers continue to play a significant role in informing and driving policy within the Democratic Party. By Candice Norwood, PBS — In 2014, Kayla Reed was working as a pharmacy technician in St. Louis, Missouri, when news broke that an 18-year-old African American man named Michael Brown was fatally shot by a white police officer in nearby Ferguson. Brown’s death came amid other highly publicized killings of black people…

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Barbara Smith, Isra Hirsi, Aja Monet, Kenidra Woods, and Rachel Gilmer (L-R),

Bernie Sanders Earns Support From Black Women Activists

By Editors' Choice

In this conversation, moderated by the Dream Defenders’ Rachel Gilmer, Black women activists explain their support for Sanders’s campaign. By Teen Vougue — Senator Bernie Sanders has attributed his success in the 2020 presidential campaign to his “multigenerational, multiracial coalition” of supporters. Sanders’s win in Iowa has been credited in part to his support among the minority and immigrant voters who turned out to the “satellite” caucuses set up for those who couldn’t make it to…

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