The Movement for Black Lives

Five incarcerated people in orange jumpsuits are locked in a cell. There is an American flag hanging above the cell.

Civil Rights Orgs Cautiously Optimistic About Senate Vote on FIRST STEP Act

Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights: “This bipartisan bill offers some important improvements to the current federal system, but it falls short of providing the meaningful change that is required.”

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Celebrating Juneteenth with Remembrance and Resistance

How will you commemorate—and further—Black liberation?

Text reads: "40 acres. 40 cities. 1 day."

The Movement For Black Lives to Reclaim Black Spaces This Juneteenth

“From vacant lots to empty school buildings, Black people across the country will take back land that should be used for the good of the people.”

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The Majority Launches 28 Days of Direct Actions

The coalition brings together 50+ activist and advocacy organizations for a month of mobilization.

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The Inauguration Protests in 11 Tweets

From Black Lives Matter to #NoDAPL, activists are out in full force in Washington, D.C.

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The Movement for Black Lives Issues 'Call to Action'

“Some have cautioned us to wait and see, to give the new Administration a chance, but we know that’s a mistake. We won’t sit idly by as people threaten the safety and quality of life of Black people across the country.”

Activists Sue FBI, DHS for Movement for Black Lives Surveillance Info

Color Of Change’s Brandi Collins “It is clear the Department of Homeland Security and FBI are continuing their disturbing legacy of employing secretive surveillance tactics with murky legal parameters to chill The Movement for Black Lives.”

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WATCH: Trailer for 'And Still I Rise' Explores Recent History of Black America

Hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the four-hour series aims to uncover how African Americans have changed the world.

Environmental activists protest outside Chase Bank, calling for banks to divest in fossil fuels and invest in renewable energy on October 14, 2015, in New York City. The different issues highlighted also intersect with the environment.

ICYMI: Greenpeace Formally Endorses the Movement for Black Lives Platform

The platform calls for divestment from fossil fuels, a clean energy economy and an improved democracy.

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.

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New Website Lets People of Color Request Reparations From White Folks’s creator Natasha Marin: “It’s about reparations for things that happened earlier today, for yesterday, for last Thursday.”

Yellow text on grayscale background reads: “A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom and Justice.”

READ: The Movement for Black Lives' Policy Platform

“Black humanity and dignity requires Black political will and power.”

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.

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UPDATE: 10 Arrested as Movement For Black Lives Takes on Police Unions

Black Youth Project 100, Black Lives Matter and Million Hoodies launch protest actions to demand accountability for police officers who commit violent acts against citizens.

The Movement for Black Lives Is Urging You to #ReclaimMLK This Weekend

The collective of activists is holding protests, community meetings, teach-ins and direct actions across the country with the goal of restoring the radical legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Photos: Go Inside The Movement for Black Lives National Convening

This past weekend hundreds converged on Cleveland State University for the mammoth Movement for Black Lives National Convening. A look inside the joy, pain and work.