Movement For Black Lives

Two Black women with floral wreaths around their heads who were bailed out of  Pinellas County Jail in Clearwater, Florida, by Dream Defenders on May 11, 2017, talk to a reporter about National Bail Out day.

Inside the Movement to Free People Who Are Only in Jail Because They Can't Afford Bail

Eliminating cash bail has become a focal point in the fight to transform the criminal justice system. Inside the wins and challenges of a growing movement that raises money to free people of color who are in jail simply because they can’t afford to post bail.  

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Why the Movement for Black Lives Is Using the Media to Build Empathy [OP-ED]

Through real media representation and healthy debate, this movement led by Black, queer and gender nonconforming people is bringing democracy within reach.

Young Black man with dredlocks and a blue hoodie votes in Ferguson

Millennial Activist Ashley Yates: 'Voting Can Help End Police Brutality. No, I'm Not Joking'

The Movement for Black lives and Ferguson-area activist makes a pragmatic pitch for voting, particularly in local and state elections. “The majority of over-policing and incarceration originates there, with judges, prosecutors, sheriffs and city officials,” she writes.

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.

"BROADWAY SUPPORTS BLACK LIVES MATTER" in alternating blocks with either yellow text and black background or black text and yellow background

Activists, Artists Criticize Cancellation of 'Broadway Supports Black Lives Matter' Benefit

“We call on theater venues, artists and supporters in New York City and beyond to proudly support the Movement for Black Lives and its inspiring solidarity with the Palestinian people.”

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Leaked 2015 Dem Party Memo Warns Candidates Against Supporting Black Lives Matter Policies

“We deserve to be heard, not handled,” said Black Lives Matter in response. 

Protester wears a black T-shirt with white writing that says "Ferguson is Everywhere"

Q&A: Marc Lamont Hill on Michael Brown, Imperfect Victims and Getting Past Survival Mode

Two years after the Michael Brown was shot to death by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson, the TV host, professor and writer Marc Lamont Hill shares why he dedicated his latest book, “Nobody,” to the 18-year-old, what’s changed in Ferguson and why we need to reframe how we see Black women’s encounters with police.

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.

People Get Ready

Ferguson organizer—and singer—Rev. Osagyefo Sekou on making a soundtrack for the movement for Black lives.

#FundraiserFriday: This Documentarian Wants to Screen Her Film on the Movement for Black Lives Convening in Cleveland

SorayaSoi Free is raising $2,000 to premiere her film at Cleveland State University, which was the site of the historic gathering.

Neither Hillary Nor Bernie Won the Democratic Presidential Debate. We Did.

From the DREAMers to Black Lives Matter, our modern social movements for racial, economic and climate justice are shaping American presidential politics in previously unheard-of ways.  

ICYMI: Movement for Black Lives Protestors Chanted Kendrick Lamar's 'Alright' During Sunday Protest

The rapper’s latest single became a rallying cry in Cleveland this weekend.