movement for black lives
August 24, 2020 -
As a voting rights activist in Georgia, I understand the sacred importance of the hard-won ballot. But as a young Black man in America, I recognize that elections alone cannot save Black lives.
April 11, 2019 -
The issue of reparations for slavery is once again getting attention in Washington, with legislation introduced to study the matter getting unprecedented levels of support. Many of the Democrats hoping to unseat President Trump are embracing the concept.
March 30, 2017 -
At the time of his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was in Memphis, Tennessee, preparing to march with the city's striking sanitation workers. Labor protests on the anniversary of his death next week will continue the work he was doing during his final days to connect race and class.
March 24, 2017 -
Groups representing some of the most embattled workers and marginalized communities in the South and nation have called a general strike for May 1 to send a message to the Trump administration and its corporate allies. It's the biggest effort of its kind in 70 years.
August 5, 2016 -
A coalition of 50 groups active in the Movement for Black Lives released a sweeping policy agenda that, among other proposals, takes aim at the Big Money political system that perpetuates racial injustice and blocks access to power.