Young Black activists wearing T-shirts that say "Build Black futures" sit in a House Budget Committee meeting holding up signs as a Black woman security guard addresses them.

Movement for Black Lives Members Hit Capitol Hill to Press Elected Officials on Economic and Criminal Justice Issues

In somewhat of a pivot from their usual work, The Movement for Black Lives activists went to Capitol Hill yesterday to lobby individual U.S. representatives and senators on a range of Black economic and criminal justice issues.

Why It's Dangerous to Lump All Black Activists Under the 'Black Lives Matter' Banner

When we ignore the individual organizations working collectively in The Movement for Black Lives, we open the door for erasure and a lack of accountability.

Activists Gather Around The Country To #SayHerName

The national day of action reinforced calls for accountability in cases of police and White supremacist violence against Black women.

WATCH: Young Activists Disrupt Anita Alvarez Fundraiser, Say #ByeAnita

Organizers from Black Lives Matter Chicago, BYP100 and Assata’s Daughters blocked entry at an event for the Cook County state’s attorney who waited more than a year to charge an officer for killing Laquan McDonald.

RECAP: From #BlackLivesMatter to #RiseUpOctober, a Day of Protest

Photos and videos of activists in New York City, Chicago and Ithaca as they rallied and marched against structural racism and its impact on people of color in this nation.

Ella Taught Me: Shattering the Myth of the Leaderless Movement

It’s in vogue to call the new movement to end police violence against black civilians leaderless. Historian and veteran activist Barbara Ransby argues that it has many leaders in the Ella Baker tradition—and that Twitter won’t save us.