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Co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Patrisse Cullors

Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter Talks Misconceptions and Plans for 2018

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Kandia Johnson — As co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Patrisse Cullors is a modern-day revolutionary igniting change and turning messages into movements about law enforcement accountability and race in America. But beyond activist and co-founder of BLM, she’s a Fulbright Scholar, performance artist, an author of When they Call You A Terrorist, an instant New York Times Best Seller. Four years after the start of the movement, we caught up with Cullors to clear up BLM misconceptions and plans…

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Amy Jacques Garvey with her husband, Marcus.

The Hidden History Of Black Nationalist Women’s Political Activism

By Editors' Choice

By Keisha N. Blain, the Conversation — Black History Month is an opportunity to reflect on the historical contributions of black people in the United States. Too often, however, this history focuses on black men, sidelining black women and diminishing their contributions. This is true in mainstream narratives of black nationalist movements in the United States. These narratives almost always highlight the experiences of a handful of black nationalist men, including…

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Rosa Parks being fingerprinted by Deputy Sheriff D.H. Lackey after being arrested for boycotting public transportation

What You Don’t Know About Rosa Parks

By Commentaries/Opinions

This week would’ve marked her 105th birthday — it’s time to move beyond the quiet seamstress narrative. By Urana McCauley as told to Liz Dwyer, Shondaland — This is how you know her: She was the tired seamstress who refused to give up her seat, sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955. Maybe you remember Rosa Parks as that quiet, older woman being honored at an awards show. Or maybe…

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Huey P. Newton, national defense minister of the Black Panther Party, raises his clenched fist behind the podium as he speaks at a convention sponsored by the Black Panthers at Temple University’s McGonigle Hall in Philadelphia, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 5, 1970. He is surrounded by security guards of the movement. The audience gathered is estimated at 6,000 with another thousand outside the crowded hall.

Patrisse Cullors says politicians labeled ‘Black Lives Matter’ a terrorist group- and it’s what always happens to black activists

By News & Current Affairs

By Natasha S. Alford, theGrio — Patrisse Khan-Cullors says she co-founded the “Black Lives Matter” movement out of love. But in a country plagued by longtime tension between law enforcement officers and communities of color, the killing of unarmed black civilians, and murders of police officers by radical individuals, her intent would eventually get distorted. “Black folks have always been considered terrorists in this country,” says Khan-Cullors in an exclusive interview…

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Alicia Garza — Oakland, Calif.-based organizer and co-founder of Black Lives Matter

Activist Organizers’ Hopes for 2018 from Movements around the World

By News & Current Affairs

From Alicia Garza to Annie Leonard, nine organizers share their hopes for the new year. By Beverly Bell, YES! Magazine — Across the globe, 2017 brought us to new lows. Yet, even as crisis after crisis shook us to the ground, they also inspired many to rise up and take to the streets and other venues of popular power. Donald Trump as president awakened millions, sparked new cross-sectoral coalitions, and galvanized people to creative and effective action.

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January 22nd Edition of Vantage Point Radio with Dr. Ron Daniels

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Topics: A New Book — Reparations for Slavery and the Slave Trade. The Highly Acclaimed Book — When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir. The “Professor” on the Soap Box Discussing the Problem of NEGROES Harming the Race! Guests: Dr. Ana Lucia Araujo (Professor of History, Howard University, Washington, D.C.),
Asha Bandele (Senior Director, Grants, Partnerships and Special Projects, Drug Policy Alliance, NYC).

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Prisons Slammed for Banning Book on Racist Legacy of Mass Incarceration

Prisons Slammed for Banning Book on Racist Legacy of Mass Incarceration

By News & Current Affairs

“The New Jim Crow” has been banned from some of the state’s prisons. By Julia Conley, Common Dreams — Civil rights advocates denounced New Jersey’s prison system on Monday after learning that the book The New Jim Crow, about race and mass incarceration in the U.S., has been banned from some of the state’s prisons. “The DOC—and every player in the criminal justice system, from police officers and prosecutors to judges…

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When They Call You a Terrorist

Coming to the Brooklyn Academy of Music: Public conversation on ‘When They Call You a Terrorist’

By News & Current Affairs

Asha Bandale and Patrisse Khan-Cullors will be in conversation with Rashad Robinson at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with Greenlight Books on Jan. 15 to discuss “When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir.” Courtesy of St. Martin’s Press By Natasha Soto — In her new memoir “When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir,” written with Asha Bandale, Patrisse Khan-Cullors reinforces the famous…

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Erica Garner

Did Racism Kill Erica Garner?

By Commentaries/Opinions

The 27-year-old activist whose father’s killing sparked a national outcry did not die at the hands of police like him. But her death is still an outrage that speaks to systemic American hate. By Deborah Douglas — After 43-year-old Eric Garner was killed by an illegal NYPD chokehold on Staten Island in 2014, his daughter Erica cried out for police reform in America. Her dad’s alleged offense—selling loose, untaxed cigarettes—fit into a pattern of…

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