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Words of the Week – The House is on Fire!
July 9, 2020
The house is on fire and it is burning down, and it should burn down. ... read more »
NNPA Honors Black Lives Matter Founder with Newsmaker of the Year Award 
March 21, 2019
Alicia Garza, who coined the term “Black Lives Matter,” is an Oakland-based organizer, writer, public speaker and freedom fighter who also serves as the special projects director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance which stands as the nation’s leading voice for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in America.  ... read more »
‘When They Call You a Terrorist’ a Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors with asha bandele, Foreword by Angela Davis Book Review
May 11, 2018
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 »
15 Past and Modern Day Female Activists of Our Time 
March 1, 2018
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 »
Black Alliance for Just Immigration Convenes the First-Ever Black-led Border Delegation in the U.S.
August 10, 2017
Recently, the Black Alliance for Just Immigration convened the first-ever Black-led delegation and strategy meeting at the U.S.-Mexico border. ... read more »
The Women behind #BlackLivesMatter  
March 15, 2017
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 »
BAJI CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY
May 14, 2016
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 »
Black Association of Just Immigration Celebrates 10th Anniversary
April 14, 2016
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 »
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