Although the African American community appreciated her efforts, the same couldn't be said for the LAPD which labeled Patrisse a terrorist and fabricated a flimsy excuse to conduct a SWAT team raid of her apartment. All of the above is revisited in riveting fashion in When They Call You a Terrorist, a fascinating combination autobiography and blow-by-blow account of the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. ... read more »
Since the beginning of its inception, women have dedicated their lives to shaping and transforming America into the country we see today. This week, we kick-off the celebration of Women’s History Month by paying homage to a few women of color, who have rallied for change both locally and nationally. ... read more »
On February 26, 2012 Black America was in an outrage over the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin who was killed in Sanford, Florida by a white 28-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman after reporting Martin to the police as “suspicious.” ... read more »
Black Alliance for Just immigration (BAJI) Celebrates its 10th Anniversary fighting for fair immigration practices of Black people from across the diaspora at the African American Museum in Los Angeles.
Correspondent Brittany K. Jackson speaks with BAJI Founder and Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter Movement Opal Tometi, Actress T'Keyah Crystal Keymah, Rapper Tabi Bonney and Singer Goapele to get their thoughts on the matter. ... read more / watch video »
BAJI Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Black Lives Matter movement Opal Tometi organized and hosted the event, which joined numerous social advocates, philanthropists, and culturally diverse people of African descent ... read more »