Black Lives Matter

2020 Nov 27 - 1:00am
The attacks the USPS continues to face are not just attacks on the postal service but attacks on Black lives. With federal desegregation in the early 1920s, the postal service became one of the first and largest opportunities for Black people to become a part of the middle class. Today, nearly 50% of postal workers are Black and brown folks. For the everyday Black worker, the postal service has represented the dignified, stable employment they...
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2020 Nov 24 - 3:00am
While we are ecstatic about the historic election of Kamala Harris being elected the first Black woman vice president, it means her Senate seat is currently vacant. This also means that we’re faced with the unfortunate reality that if Gov. Newsom doesn’t appoint a Black woman to this seat, there will be no Black women in the Senate. Along with the California Legislative Black Caucus, we want Governor Newsom’s commitment to this...
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2020 Nov 17 - 3:00am
Kamala Harris is set to make history as the first Black woman vice president — which means her Senate seat will soon be open. Without Kamala Harris, there are no Black women in the Senate at all. That’s why we’re calling on Governor Gavin Newsom to appoint a Black woman to fill that seat. And like the California Legislative Black Caucus, we’re pushing for the appointment of either Rep. Karen Bass or Rep. Barbara Lee as...
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2020 Nov 10 - 3:00am
We worked long and hard to ensure we did all we could to vote Donald Trump out of the White House — we succeeded. And in doing so, we even elected a Black woman — the first Black woman — to the vice presidency. But the truth is, getting Trump out of office was not the end all, be all. The work is just beginning. We start by both holding the new president-elect and vice president-elect accountable to their campaign commitments...
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2020 Nov 8 (All day)
Once again, Black people — especially Black women — have saved the United States. Whether in Milwaukee, Detroit, Philadelphia, or Atlanta, Black voters showed up in huge numbers to turn this country around and remove the racist in the White House. What is abundantly clear is Black voters were the factor that tipped the scales in favor of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, especially in Rust Belt battleground states. It’s a testament...
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2020 Nov 4 - 1:30pm
Patrisse Cullors, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF), released the following statement in response to the election results: “We knew tonight’s results might be inconclusive. While we don’t know who won, we must fight to make sure every vote is counted, because there is too much at stake for Black people and for our movement to stop fighting now. We have taken our movement...
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2020 Oct 23 - 9:00pm
As Black Lives Matter, we recognize and affirm the sanctity of all Black lives everywhere in the world. Following the murder of an unarmed civilian by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigerian police, young people across Nigeria have held protests denouncing years of brutality, torture, abductions, and killings. The demonstrations mark one of the largest Nigerian protest movements in generations. On the afternoon of Tuesday,...
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2020 Oct 19 - 4:00am
Two weeks ago, people around the globe came together to participate in #BlackWomenAreDivine weekend, a reclamation in the name of Breonna Taylor. The vision for the weekend is a disruption of oppressions and imposed identities that turn Black women into mules. The assertion of our Divinity is a challenge to the violent white-supremacist-patriarchal-heteronormative-capitalism that stole Breonna’s life, along with the lives of so many of our...
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2020 Oct 1 - 7:00am
Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation released the statement calling out Trump’s refusal to condemn white supremacists: Yesterday, we witnessed the president of our country deliver direct orders to “stand back and stand by” to white supremacists. We must take our anguish, our energy, and our VOTE to fight for a vision for underserved communities. That is why we need to ensure that our communities are registered to vote...
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2020 Oct 1 - 2:00am
Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation in collaboration with Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) and so many partnering organizations celebrated September 29, 2020 as BREATHE Day. BREATHE Day is a time and place for discussing Black issues and how the BREATHE Act will #DefundthePolice and create a future for all of us to thrive. For too long, Black people have been forced to hold our breath. The wait is over. For BREATHE Day 2020, we unveiled...
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2020 Sep 29 - 6:00am
Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is a Black-led organization that supports Black led movements across the globe. In building such a movement, we have encountered over the last 7 years individuals who have continually misrepresented our organization and solicited donations all in the name of Black Lives Matter. The recent and past behavior of Tyree Conyers-Page, also known as Sir Maejor Page, has continued to compromise the integrity...
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2020 Sep 27 - 4:30am
It was just over a week ago that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away after a lifetime of serving her country, advocating for equal justice under law. Earlier today, Donald Trump announced his Supreme Court nominee — a nominee that has no interest in equal justice under law. The right to our bodies. The right to choose. LGBTQ rights. Access to affordable health care. Civil rights and equality — it’s all at...
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