Black Lives Matter Endorses and Helps Create the Ceasefire Now Legislation
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3w ago
Today, Representatives Cori Bush (MO-01), Rashida Tlaib (MI-12), André Carson (IN-07), Summer Lee (PA-12), and Delia C. Ramirez (IL-03), alongside Representatives Jamaal Bowman (NY-16), Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Jonathan Jackson (IL-01), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), Ilhan Omar (MN-05), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), and Nydia Velázquez (NY-07) announced a resolution urging the Biden Administration to call for an immediate de-escalation and ceasefire in Israel and occupied Palestine, to send humanitarian aid and assistance to Gaza, and to save as many lives as p ..read more
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Here’s to Celebrating Black Futures Month 2024!!
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3w ago
Join us in commemorating Black Futures Month, a visionary and forward-looking initiative inspired by Black movement leaders. This February, we’re transforming the narrative to manifest a future where every Black life matters. As we embark on this journey, our core programmatic initiative is dedicated to showcasing the multifaceted dimensions of community care, education, culture, wellness, and the profound impact of our past on the present and future ..read more
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2023 Was One of the Worst Years for Police Violence
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1M ago
A non-profit research group called Mapping Police Violence recently released their updated database for 2023. And while the data is imperative and meaningful — it’s also not surprising. We also must remember that this data is based on public and reported records and that there are likely countless victims of police brutality that the state has managed to cover up ..read more
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Black Lives Matter Announces Support for The People’s Response Act
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7M ago
Last week, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), along with Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Jan Schakowsky (IL-06), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), families impacted by state-sanctioned violence, Shalomyah Bowers (Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation Board Member), and movement leaders reintroduced the People’s Response Act, seminal legislation that would push forward an inclusive, holistic, and health-centered approach to public safety by creating a public safety division within the United States Department of Human Health and Services — because communities and experts agree that public sa ..read more
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Ahead of 10 Year Anniversary, Black Lives Matter Releases New “Defund The Police” Ad and Announces Proclamation for New National Day
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8M ago
Today the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLM GNF) announced an innovative campaign called Defund the Police Week of Action, tied to the 10-year anniversary of the Black Lives Matter movement on Thursday, July 13th ..read more
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Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation Statement on the Murder of Tyre Nichols
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1y ago
D’Zhane Parker, a Board member for the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation released the following statement regarding the video footage released of the brutal murder of Tyre Nichols at the hands of the Memphis Police Department ..read more
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BLMGNF National Voter Registration Day + OMF Giveaway
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1y ago
September 20th is National Voter Registration Day, so we are re-launching our voter registration website! Will you encourage an unregistered voter in your life to register to vote today? Every year, we hear, “there’s so much at stake this election!” But the fact of the matter is this: Getting Trump out of office was not the end-all-be-all. That was just the beginning…because the stakes have only gotten higher since then ..read more
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Hear Directly from the BLMGNF Board Members!
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1y ago
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 ..read more
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The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation Board of Directors’ Response Statement to Melina Abdullah and BLM Grassroots’ Press Conference
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1y ago
We should be focused on the work — the work of liberation and Black joy. Instead, we face, yet again, another round of struggle for “control” of one organization. This time, by people who say they love Black people and center abolitionist values but whose actions are furthest from our principles of courageous conversations, reconciliation, and finding pathways for peace and understanding ..read more
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Response from BLMGNF’s Lawyer to Melina Abdullah and BLM Grassroots Lawsuit
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1y ago
The allegation in the September 1, 2022 complaint filed by Melina Abdullah and BLM Grassroots that Shalomyah Bowers and Bowers Consulting Firm siphoned more than $10 million of donors’ money from Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is completely false. Either Melina Abdullah and BLM Grassroots blatantly and intentionally lied with this allegation in order to garner salacious news headlines, or they simply failed to do their due diligence before making such a wild and unfounded accusation. Either is simply unacceptable ..read more
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