Alicia Garza

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Black Census Project Reveals Electorate's Concerns—and Power

More than half of the 30,000+ survey participants said that politicians do not care about them or their interests.

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Out Mag Celebrates Black Mothers and Daughters of the Movement

Guest editor Janet Mock spotlights five activist heroes—including Miss Major Griffin-Gracy and Alicia Garza—for Out’s March issue.

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Alicia Garza On How SCOTUS' Labor Decision Hurts Women of Color

The National Domestic Workers Alliance organizer breaks down the Supreme Court’s ruling to eliminate fair share labor union dues via Janus v. AFSCME and how it will impact communities of color.

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Alicia Garza Launches New Organization to Harness Black Political Power

“Black folks drive the progressive political power in this country, but rarely benefit from the fruits of our labor. We are launching the Black Futures Lab as a way to mobilize around our needs, hopes and dreams.”

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Black Lives Matter Founders Awarded Sydney Peace Prize

Archbishop Desmond Tutu won the same award in 1999 for his anti-Apartheid work.

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WATCH: '#MeToo' Creator Tarana Burke on Resurgence of the Movement for Sexual Assault Survivors

“ ‘Me too’ is about using the power of empathy to stomp out shame.”

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WATCH: Solange and Esperanza Spalding Sing for Resistance at Peace Ball

The sold-out show took over the National Museum of African American History and Culture during the official inauguration concert.

#FacingRace Livestream: Multiracial Movements for Black Lives

Michelle Alexander moderates a discussion with leading racial justice activists and thinkers about how #BlackLivesMatter connects with, rather than divides, the movement for racial justice. 

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Black Lives Matter Founders, Zendaya, Simone Biles Among Glamour's Women of the Year

This is the 27th year the magazine has honored world-changing women.

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Police Chief Association Head Apologies for 'Historical Mistreatment' of People of Color

Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza: “I’d prefer to have an honest conversation than one that just feels good.”

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Black Dallas Cop Sues Black Lives Matter, Obama for 'Igniting a Race War'

From the lawsuit: “The defendants, if not legally reined in, are allegedly responsible, along with others, for igniting a race war that will ultimately totally destroy the freedoms that our founding fathers bequeathed to us.”

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WATCH: Alicia Garza, Ben Jealous Talk Freddie Gray and Police Militarization

The Truth to Power panel—held during the DNC in Philadelphia—discussed the dismissal of charges in Freddie Gray’s death and the structural conditions that lead to police militarization.

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Out of Despair, Hope: The 3rd Anniversary of #BlackLivesMatter, Zimmerman Acquittal

Where were you when George Zimmerman walked free after killing Trayvon Martin?

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Relive the Hits From the Badass Women Featured at This Year's 'Hip Hop Honors'

VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queens” featured performances from Queen Latifah, Lil Kim and Eve.

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Alicia Garza on Importance of Voting, Disruptive Black Power

The Black Lives Matter co-founder also breaks down why “All Lives Matter” is a “deeply flawed” response to the movement.

Janet Mock and Alicia Garza Talk Race, Gender at United Nations

The activists and others presented at the United Nations as part of the Recognition, Justice and Development: Women of African descent event.

Nicki Minaj, Priyanka Chopra and Lin-Manuel Miranda On Time's '100 Most Influential' Covers

Gina Rodriguez, Ta-Nehisi Coates and many other notable people of color across disciplines also made this year’s list. 

Black Lives Matter to Help Lead San Francisco Pride Parade

The group has been named the organizational grand marshal for the 2016 celebration of LGBTQI pride.

READ: Jelani Cobb on the History—and Future—of Black Lives Matter

Cobb’s latest piece for The New Yorker examines how the movement differs from those of the past and how its decentralized leadership style could impact its chances of success.

Black Lives Matter Partners With Reproductive Justice Groups to Fight for Black Women

“This starts by acknowledging the expertise and leadership of Black women as the agents of change in our own communities.”