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Black Lives Matter at Eight Years…and Counting
July 15, 2021
When #TrayvonMartin’s murderer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted on July 13, 2013, the world erupted and our co-founder Alicia Garza penned a love letter to Black people, closing with the words “Black Lives Matter.” The words, amplified by Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi, became a rallying cry for those with the vision and will to end state-sanctioned violence against Black people and build a world of freedom and justice. ... read more »
BLM Activist Hurt in Fairfax District Protest Refiles Suit in Federal Court
June 17, 2021
After originally filing her case in Los Angeles Superior Court, a Black Lives Matter activist who sued the city of Los Angeles alleging she was hit with a baton and shot in the stomach and arm with LAPD projectiles will take her case to federal court, her attorney said. ... read more »
Wendy’s Window
June 10, 2021
The death of George Floyd ignited several new movements including how people, cities, and the country are looking at reforming police tactics and the delivery of police services.  In Los Angeles there is a loud cry to reimagine how the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and public safety should operate. ... read more »
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David G. Brown Cartoon
June 3, 2021
David G. Brown Cartoon June 3, 2021 ... read more / view cartoon »
We’re Not Waiting for the Next George Floyd Moment
May 27, 2021
George Floyd's horrific murder one year ago has ushered in a new era of accountability where it's not enough to simply say "Black Lives Matter." It's time to show it in our actions and decisions. ... read more »
Police Force Cutting into Family Ties: 23-Year-Old Targeted by an Order Given by His Uncle
May 20, 2021
On Tuesday, May 10, Attorney Carl Douglas, and Black Lives Matter Los Angeles Co-founder Melina Abdullah joined 23-year-old filmmaker Jamal Shakir to announce a lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles and LAPD police officer, Eric Anderson. The premise of the case sounded like many others, law enforcement using overly aggressive force to manage a peaceful protest, but for Shakir, the order for his attack came directly from a family member. ... read more »
The Lookout: Three California Cities Push Plans to Increase Police Spending
May 13, 2021
These high-profile deaths of African Americans, along with many others sparked global protests and resulted in politicians and activists on the political Left calling on their cities to and counties to defund their police departments. ... read more »
Hundreds Join Daunte Wright’s Family on March for Justice
May 4, 2021
Hundreds of people joined Daunte Wright's family and friends on a march through the Minneapolis suburb where he was fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop three weeks earlier. ... read more »
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Stop Helping White Supremacists Attack Black Women
April 15, 2021
Malcolm X said, “The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman,” he said. “The most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman.” ... read more »
Floyd spurred broad push for change globally, activists say
March 28, 2021
It was, he thought, the same old story: Police kill a Black person, protests erupt, politicians pledge reforms and corporations offer platitudes about supporting needed change. But Wallace, the 38-year-old founder and executive director of Equity and Transformation, a social and economic justice advocacy group in Chicago, came to realize that this time was different. ... read more »
Renee Montgomery Breaks Barriers as Owner of WNBA Franchise
March 11, 2021
Renee Montgomery recently became the first former WNBA player to become an executive and owner of a WNBA franchise. Montgomery now owns the Atlanta Dream along with Northland real estate firm chairman Larry Gottesdiener and Northland president and COO Suzanne Abair. ... read more »
LAPD, police union outraged by report of Floyd ‘Valentine’
February 15, 2021
A report that Los Angeles police officers circulated a photo of George Floyd with the words “you take my breath away” in a Valentine-like format has prompted an internal investigation and drawn blistering condemnation from Floyd’s family, the district attorney and the police union. ... read more »
Stacey Abrams, Black Lives Matter are Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
February 11, 2021
Both Stacey Abrams and the Black Lives Matter movement have been nominated to win the Nobel Peace Prize. ... read more »
Black Voices in Canda Rise Up with the 9th annual Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF) — VIRTUAL — February 10 – 21, 2021
February 5, 2021
The power of the Black storyteller continues to grow. Our stories, so long forgotten and dismissed, refuse to go away. To that end, it’s a celebration of the will that the Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF) still lives and is entering its 9th year, presented by TD Bank in collaboration with Global News. ... read more »
Is Removing Confederate Monuments, Changing Sports Teams Names Just A Distraction?
January 21, 2021
Protests and unrest in 2020 sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, shined an even brighter spotlight on police brutality against African Americans.  ... read more »
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